• 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