Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Yandex Maps

I recently discovered that Russia's Yandex has a Map Service. It is fascinating to see place names transliterated into Russian. Here is a Yandex map featuring Loughborough maps.yandex.ru/-/CBQwVVLu Yandex have transliterated Loughborough as Лафборо

Even more interesting is to see China's place names transliterated into Russian. Here is a Yandex Map featuring Běijīng maps.yandex.ru/-/CBQ1MQlc Yandex has used the alternate name Pekin(g) which has been transliterated as Пекин.