Mapquest

  • MapQuest Updates Its iPhone App With Improved Cartography And Routing To Take On Google And Apple Maps

    MapQuest Updates Its iPhone App With Improved Cartography And Routing To Take On Google And Apple Maps

    On the iPhone, Apple Maps and Google Maps app have gotten all the headlines over the last several years, but MapQuest is still hanging in there, despite a lack of real innovation over the years. Today, the company is unveiling a huge update to its mobile app for iOS that provides a beautiful new alternative to the incumbents. Read More

  • MapQuest Nabs Former Google Docs Product Manager As Its New VP Of Product

    Online mapping company MapQuest has named Vijay Bangaru VP of Product Management. Bangaru joins the AOL subsidiary from Google, where he worked on parts of Google Docs and Google Apps. Previously, Bangaru worked as a program manager at Microsoft, where he worked on the WinFS project and strategy for SQL Server. Bangaru will be located at MapQuest’s Denver headquarters and will work on… Read More

  • Tech Companies Come Out In Force For Japan Relief

    Companies across the tech world are doing their best to help Japan recover following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. That’s in addition to the general outpouring of support shown to Japan by other, “non-tech” people and organizations. With that in mind, I’ve taken a few moments to round-up some of the efforts I’ve spotted online that aim to make a little… Read More

  • MapQuest Launches OpenStreetMap-Powered Mapping Service In The US

    MapQuest this morning announced the launch of its first U.S. site built on OpenStreetMap data, an information source encouraging consumer contributions. This was to be expected, after online mapping service provider MapQuest (owned by AOL, also the owner of TechCrunch) recently recruited Hurricane Coast to manage its $1 million open-source mapping investment fund in the United States. Read More

  • Compete Top 50: Bing And Ask Rise – MySpace, MapQuest And Flickr Fall

    Online analytics company Compete has just published its ranking of the top 50 websites for September 2010, giving some insights into current visitor trends (and not absolute numbers, as the company tends to undercount traffic for most websites). Compete’s data compilation shows increasing traffic to Microsoft’s search engine Bing (up 11.7 percent for the month and 108.5 percent for… Read More

  • MapQuest debuts four new OpenStreetMap enhanced mapping sites in Europe

    MapQuest, an AOL subsidiary and until further notice still the No. 2 Internet-mapping service after Google’s, recently debuted a site in the U.K. based on a project called OpenStreetMap, which is dedicated to user-created mapping. Today, the company announced the beta launch of four new European mapping sites built on OpenStreetMap data, in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Read More

  • MapQuest Expands Wikipedia-Style Mapping Project In Europe, Makes Key Hire In The U.S.

    MapQuest, an AOL subsidiary and until further notice still the No. 2 Internet-mapping service after Google’s, recently debuted a site in the U.K. based on a project called OpenStreetMap, which is dedicated to user-created mapping. Today, the company announced the beta launch of four new European mapping sites built on OpenStreetMap data, in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Read More

  • Trailing Google Maps, MapQuest Upgrades Developer Tools

    Can developers help MapQuest regain its luster? Trailing Google Maps, Mapquest is courting developers by rebuilding its Developer Network and introducing two products to make developing applications off of the map platform easier. The Developer Network is a resource for developers to learn about and work with MapQuest’s APIs and SDKs. Read More

  • Exclusive: MapQuest Plays Catch-Up With Launch of Beta

    AOL’s MapQuest may be the market-leading map site by a long shot (with 50 million monthly visitors versus 30 million for Google Maps), but it is still playing catch-up when it comes to features, functionality, and mash-up capabilities. Today, it finally took a big step into the modern Web era with the launch of MapQuest Beta. This is not just a sandbox where MapQuest can safely play… Read More

  • Comparing the Mapping Services

    Online mapping has come a long way in the last year. Google Maps entered the field and added satellite imagery to spring itself into the spotlight – challenging the colorful cartoon-like map images of longtime mapping frontrunner Mapquest. The Google Maps API enabled developers to create new applications and mashups, thereby pushing the Google Maps brand to mainstream audiences. Read More