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AOL’s MapQuest “Open” launched in United Kingdom based on OpenStreetMap

MapQuest introduced a new UK site based on OpenStreetMap, called “MapQuest Open,” it uses the crowdsourced maps and data of the open-source mapping project. AOL also contributed a million dollars to support the effort. The new UK site “will live alongside MapQuest’s existing UK platform.”

The effort is part of a push by MapQuest to gain ground against Google Maps. However the maps available aren’t limited to UK, you can plug in any location and get a map:

The new MapQuest emphasizes local information, integrates content from AOL’s community site, Patch, is strikingly similiar to Mapquest Open:


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