Craigslist Rolls Out Maps for Apartment Hunters

Eric Larson
Craigslist Rolls Out Maps for Apartment Hunters

Craigslist introduced a new mapping feature on Wednesday that will allow its users to see what apartments are available in a particular area in a map view.

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As of now, it's still in its "rolling out" phase, and is only available in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Ann Arbor, Mich., but more cities will have access in the near future.

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The release comes at a peculiar time for Craigslist. In July, the organization filed a lawsuit against Padmapper and its data provider, 3Taps, for copyright infringement and breach of contract -- alleging that both organizations had illegally compiled their listings of apartment locations.

3Taps recently filed a counter suit for what they're claiming are anticompetitive practices that monopolized the apartment-searching market.

Check out the video above to learn more. Is this a feature you'd use, or a poorly-planned launch? Let us know in the comments.

This story originally published on Mashable here.