Thursday, December 3, 2009

Metro Manila EZ Map

A few days ago I bought a new EZ Map street map of Metro Manila. My previous four year old map was getting outdated in places like Bonifacio Global City and the Mall of Asia complex.

Spot the three things wrong with this image:

1. The majestic highway depicted in this picture is the South Luzon Expressway and Metro Manila Skyway, at its intersection with the C-5 road near the airport. The view seen here is actually facing towards the south, and away from the City of Manila, not heading directly towards it as the picture would have you believe.

2. For whatever ridiculous reason, the image of the Manila skyline has been horizontally flipped, such that 1322 Golden Empire Tower (the tallest building in the City of Manila) is seen at the right of the skyline. This means that this particular view of the Manila skyline is impossible to see in real life.

3. The image of the Manila skyline used here is the panorama that I took myself and uploaded to Wikipedia, used here in a derivative work and sold commercially, which would be fine if not for the fact that I remain unattributed. I give and I give...


  1. Why the EZ map and not Citiatlas? :-)

  2. Knew I recognized that outline. :-S So what do we do about it?

  3. Eugene: I don't know, is the Citiatlas map better? I'm more familiar with EZ Maps because of their provincial maps for Cebu, Negros, Bohol, Leyte, etc.

    alternativity: We bide our time and wait, then sue everyone at once and laugh our way to the bank.

  4. I've checked the EZ Map. Citiatlas is definitely better (and pricier). EZ Map doesn't even have the McKinley Hills development in Taguig.

  5. guyz can i join your discussion? i my self always buy EZ Map products for me they are better than any maps on the market, first it is a pinoy made and not foreign company second they give pride to what Filipino products third they generate employment inside the Philippine Economy, now mike you asking is the Citiatlas map better? its up to bro since you can check your self which one is better as for me i always buy EZ MAPs. PEACE!