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MapQuest is a map publisher and free online Web Map Service, owned by AOL. The company was founded in 1967 as Cartographic Services , a division of R.R. Donnelley & Sons in Chicago, Illinois. It moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1969. When it became an independent company in 1994, it was renamed GeoSystems Global Corporation. MapQuest was acquired in 2000 by America Online, Inc. Download high resolution version (999x553, 182 KB) This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Download high resolution version (999x553, 182 KB) This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... For other uses, see Map (disambiguation). ... An OGC Web Map Service (WMS) produces maps of spatially referenced data dynamically from geographic information. ... Screenshot of AOL.com AOL LLC (formerly America Online, Inc) is an American online service provider, bulletin board system, and media company operated by Time Warner. ... R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company is a Fortune 300 company based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Nickname: The Red Rose City Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lancaster Founded 1730 Incorporated March 10, 1818 Mayor Rick Gray (D) Area    - City 19. ... Screenshot of AOL.com AOL LLC (formerly America Online, Inc) is an American online service provider, bulletin board system, and media company operated by Time Warner. ...

Donnelley began making maps with computers in the mid-1980's to generate maps for customers. Much of that code was adapted for use on the internet to create the MapQuest web service in 1996. In 1999 the company was renamed to MapQuest to leverage the brand popularity. For a while, MapQuest included satellite images, but later removed them. In September 2006, the web site once again began testing the concept in a new Beta program. MAPS could refer to: Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Mail Abuse Prevention System Multi-jurisdictional Automated Preclearance System This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

In 2004, MapQuest, uLocate, Research in Motion and Nextel launched MapQuest Find ME, a buddy-finder service that works on GPS-enabled mobile phones. MapQuest Find Me lets users automatically find their location, access maps and directions and locate nearby points of interest including airports, hotels, restaurants, banks and ATMs. Users also have the ability to set up alerts to be notified when network members arrive or depart from a designated area. In 2005 the service became available on Sprint and in 2006, Boost Mobile. Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (TSX: RIM, NASDAQ: RIMM) is a Canadian wireless device company. ... Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S), headquartered in Reston, Virginia, is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. ... Boost Mobile is an Irvine, CA brand of mobile phone launched in Australia (Over Optus) in 2000 and in New Zealand (Over Telecom New Zealand) in 2001. ...

In July 2006, MapQuest created a BETA version in which users could now "Build Your Route" by adding additional stops, reorder one's route (and the stops along the way), and avoid any turn or road en route.


Services and programs

MapQuest provides street-level detail and driving directions for the following countries:

A MapQuest-branded Yellow Pages service is provided by AOL. Other services include a world atlas, and MapQuest Mobile. MapQuest Mobile is a service providing maps and driving directions to any Web-enabled Mobile phone or Personal Digital Assistant. MSN, Yahoo! and Google have competing services as followed Google Maps, Windows Live Local and Yahoo! Maps. For the use in computing, see Yellow Pages (computing). ... palmOne Tungsten T5 Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are handheld computers that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years. ... For other uses, see MSN (disambiguation). ... Yahoo! Inc. ... Google, Inc. ... Screenshot of Google Maps showing a route from Toronto to Ottawa on the 400-Series highways. ... Screenshot of MSN Virtual Earth in Internet Explorer 6 Windows Live Local in Windows Internet Explorer 7 Screenshot of Virtual Earth 3D within Windows Live Local Windows Live Local is a free web map server provided as a part of Microsofts Windows Live online applications services suite. ... Yahoo! Maps web site Yahoo! Maps is a service provided by the Yahoo! network, based out of Sunnyvale, California. ...


MapQuest produces and publishes a variety of Road Atlases & Maps. In addition, MapQuest publishes "private label" publications under contract with major national companies such as Barnes & Noble and also the National Park Service. Swedish grocery store where private label products (under the brands Hemköp and Eldorado, Axfood) are placed along with other brands such as Knorr (Unilever) and Blå band (Campbell Soup). ... A typical Barnes & Noble bookstore. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ...

In October of 2006, MapQuest spun off its publishing division to concentrate on its online and mobile services.

See also

Geography of the Netherlands The Netherlands is one of the most geographically unique countries on Earth. ...

External links


To add MapQuest links to Wikipedia articles, see use of MapQuest maps in Wikipedia

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Template talk:Mapquest - definition of Template talk:Mapquest in Encyclopedia (589 words)
MapQuest's map of A Riverside Zip Code of 92507 (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?address=andamp;city=andamp;state=andamp;zip=92507andamp;country=US) - Allyunion 14:10, 24 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Only city and state (or city and country) is required, the others are optional, as far as MapQuest is concerned.
However, according to Mapquest, city and state is supposely sufficient enough...
Wired News: Route of Problem: Bad Online Maps (1131 words)
MapQuest, the site that provides detailed maps and driving directions for millions of locations worldwide.
MapQuest is just one of a bevy of free map services on the Web, including Yahoo Maps, MapBlast, Lycos Maps, Maps.com, Expedia Maps and MSN MapPoint.
MapQuest encourages users to report driving direction inaccuracies and missing data, such as address errors and new roads.
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