Multimaps maps come in different types, including Basic maps that work well with old computers and slow connections.
Multimaps maps - Basic
Multimaps Basic maps still have the directions and quickest route features found in more advanced maps. Multimaps Basic maps also maintain the most useful advanced features, like local business local services search. Also, Multimaps Basic maps allow easy switching to other of Multimaps map types, including Ordnance survey maps. Subsidiary features that have few overheads are also maintained, including Wikipedia links and icons for parking facilities and other landscape features.
Multimaps maps - Ordnance Survey
Multimap Ordnance survey maps give you the detailed features that everyone associates with printed Ordnance Survey maps. Obviously, displaying such features is more demanding on computer resources, so users should only access them if they need that level of detail.
Multimaps maps - Interactive maps
Multimaps maps - what's running?
Which of Multimaps map types are running on the home page? Multimap are not clear about this, for good reasons. The average user doesn't want map-type information cluttering the screen. Multimaps policy is unlikely to settle on one particular map type, as map speeds and computer technology are advancing all the time. The next advance might make Interactive maps as fast as Basic maps thereby making Basic maps redundant. It's probably safest to assume a Basic map type is being used as default. If you find your Multimaps maps lacking, or loosing, support for features like MyMultimap, 'Bird's Eye' imagery, or ' switchability' then don't give up. Just do some rooting around on the Multimap site, they are probably still there, it's just a matter of finding them.