Navigation app


MapQuest is an American free online web mapping service owned by Verizon Media which is a subsidiary of Verizon communication for its online business. Mapquest the first commercial web mapping service launched in 1996. In the mid-1980s, the R.R. Donnely and sons are started to generating Maps and routs for the customers with cooperation by Barry Glick. In 1994 it was spun off as Geosystems Global Corporation. To create web service much of code should be adapted. Mapquest driving directions, it is one of the pioneers in online mapping service and holds the significant market shares in the United States.

Mapquest is a go-to app for live maps, GPS signals, real-time traffic updates, voice-guided navigation, and transit planning. No matter where life takes you, satellite communication can guide you along the way. Mapquest direction is an advanced mapping solution company and it is best known for its interactive driving directions. Mapquest official site is rank on the top50 in the world. New York City-based Internet-usage tracker Media Metrix Inc., ranked it as the second most visited travel mapping website in December 1999.

MapQuest driving directions using some of the TomToms services for its mapping system. To make it a serious contender in the online application market a robust set of geographical tools was developed under Greenman’s directions. Nextel launched 'MapQuest Find Me" buddy finder service in 2004 that worked on the GPS enables mobile phones. This buddy finder helps the users to automatically find their location, locate nearby points of interest, access maps, and directions, including airports, hotels, restaurants, banks, and ATMs. Also, the mapquest.run enables users to set the alarm which notifies them for their destination location arrive. In 2006 it created its beta version which having addition feature that allows the user to customize routes by adding stops, avoiding the unwanted turns or roads and reordering stops along the way.

In the year 2007, geographic coordinate system announced a partnership with the American Multinational company General Motors to allow OnStar subscribers to plan their traveling routes on the geocoding algorithm and send their turn by turn navigation service. After that, in July 2010 it launched a simple user interface and make their site more compact. Also, it will introduce 'My Maps' personalization which enables users to personalize a custom map. Mapquest provides driving directions and the extent of street-level details for the country. It offers the mobile-friendly website to the users. It offers OpenStreetMap service in 2015.

The company offers a Free app for Android device and iOS which offers features like Voice-guided navigation, real-time traffic, POI search and so may other direction features. Its Points Of Interest data differentiate it from the other wayfinding software and voice guided navigation users directly to the entrances of destination or business. Mapquest driving directions is the best site for finding an interesting travel destination. One of more feature in it is Travel Blogs it is a tool with which user can add photos and blog entries about their travel. Also with this web mapping service, you can compare nearby gas prices because of its GasPrices features but this feature is only available in America.



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