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MapQuest Local Business Center Launched in the U.S.

MapQuest today launched the beat of the “MapQuest Local Business Center” tool to help businesses create or edit their free business listing on MapQuest, and also gives them the opportunity to enhance their listing on eight sites across a partner network.

It also provides additional marketing opportunities to help bring in more customers …

Mapquest Voice-guided Turn-by-turn Navigation App for Android Released

Mapquest has released a free, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation app for Android. The new app differs in a couple ways from its older iPhone sibling. Most significantly it takes advantage of Android’s speech capabilities and includes OpenStreetMap data, which allows the app to be used outside the US and results in some enhanced local mapping within …

MapQuest Walking and Transit Directions! Launched

Mapquest has introduced public transit and walking directions.

  • Walking Directions are now available just about everywhere driving directions are on MapQuest.com (already had them for a while on MQ4Mobile and Mobile Web apps). Walking directions will guide you down the most efficient paths and through parks, often avoiding vehicle traffic.

    To …

Yext Takes Tags Across Web With A Single Buy To Sell Local-Business Ads

Using technology developed by New York-based start-up Yext Inc., “some of the Web’s top locally oriented sites, such as Yahoo, Yelp, MapQuest, Superpages, Citysearch, and others, are testing out a new way to attract ad dollars with sales of online ads to local businesses, and of defending their turf in the emerging local market from …

MapQuest’s OpenStreetMap Powered Mapping Service Launched in the U.S.

MapQuest, today announced the launch of its first U.S. site built on OpenStreetMap (OSM) data, an information source encouraging consumer contributions. Open.MapQuest.com, like the 10 open sites launched by MapQuest in Europe and Asia over the last four months, hosts OSM data along with the new MapQuest brand and interface.

This partnership makes …

Google Maps: Ranked #1 Mapping Website, Hitwise – Google Testing New Features for Maps View

Google Maps may now be experimenting with ways to make some of the enhanced features and content layers more prominent.

Here’s an image that shows the buttons horizontally arrayed across the upper right of the map replaced by a somewhat more visual set of icons:

Google Maps Enganced LayerGoogle Maps Enganced Layer

And, according …

MapQuest Atlas Online Encyclopedia for Educators and Students

Mapquest launched a useful new site “Atlas.Mapquest.com” — It’s an interactive atlas, directed toward students and teachers, with tons of useful data and information — from the CIA. There’s a wealth of information about populations, culture, the economy, and of course the military. There’re numerous charts and photos. There’s also an interesting “compare countries” feature …

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 …