Thursday’s launch of AOL’s MapQuest, a separate site. People can change and increase coordination of the site MapQuest map of the United States, marking the destination not previously annotated, such as the Disneyland amusement facilities or specific park near his home in the swing.
The open source software allows users to map site allows users to report errors or to be registered as a map of the proposals and make their own changes. This map Web site is http://open.mapquest.com, updated every 15 minutes, the new location will be marked available within 24 hours. MapQuest said that the community will be a malicious editor to the police.
Denver-based MapQuest since July this year, has been using the popular open source OpenStreetMap data and mapping software maps for specific countries to provide similar functionality. OpenStreetMap is a editable map of the world, with thousands of authors. OpenStreetMap recent influential one of the activities in Haiti in January of this year after the devastating earthquake on the map markers volunteer camps and the destruction of the bridge, to help rescue workers need to get the help. The idea is for people to create rich map data. People like to use MapQuest developing location-based applications. MapQuest General Manager (Christian Dwyer) said, we want to “open” Google.
Google’s Map Maker Cartographic map production software allows people to register after the writing and editing more than 150 countries and regions, maps, particularly in developing countries map. However, this map production software has not made the United States map features. Edit the final recommendations of the community can make these features into Google Maps.
Dwyer said that in Facebook, Google and Microsoft are competing for top talent when, MapQuest hopes to re-establish relationships with the developer community, allowing the production of new applications and attract the best engineers to the company. MapQuest says it has 45% of the online mapping market share, second only to Google in this area to become the second largest vendor. About 2.5 times per month, people visit the MapQuest.com website. MapQuest goal is to become part of everyday life.