Directions are the same, but online maps aren't:
From the Dallas Morning News:
- " Three years ago, The Dallas Morning News took a test drive on the Internet's mapping sites, comparing results on a local route to see which offered the best directions. The directions haven't changed much. But boy, the mapping sites sure have. Google Inc.'s maps didn't even exist back then. And no major competitor was offering aerial photos, which are almost standard now. "
We use all these programs for our work and I have even posted a small post on the subject back in April. Technology has changed as the power players like Google and Yahoo buy out satellite image groups and fight for market share.