hallofrecord wrote:True, but can't you see where this is going? I'd like to show some of the icons without the advertising overlay which is why I suggested the Mapquest approach which keeps it visible, but less intrusive.
Personally, I do not like ads which permanently take up space on my screen. They also totally lack geo-relevance: you can't see where the store is relative to my current position and driving direction.
You mentioned you were upset with the map clutter, so I suggested a way to reduce it. There are never more than 4 (maybe 3) small ad icons at any time on the screen. There's a lot more on the screen which clutters it much more, like other Wazers. Moving or turning off map-based ads would not do a whole lot to reduce clutter as it is a pretty small number compared to everything else on the map.