MapQuest Launched the online map website that allows users to edit and share. AOL’s MapQuest has launched a separate website Thursday.
People can modify and increase coordination in this website MapQuest map of the United States, Mark the the previously no comments destination, Such as the swing in the park near Disneyland specific recreational facilities or their own homes.
This open source software map site allows users to report errors or allow users to register as a map of in order to make recommendations to modify and make their own.
The Map Site URL http://open.mapquest.com, Updated every 15 minutes, the location of the new mark will be provided within 24 hours.
MapQuest said, Malicious editing will be sent to the police.
In Denver MapQuest since July this year, has been using OpenStreetMap data and popular open-source mapping software provides similar functionality for country-specific map.
OpenStreetMap is an editable world map
OpenStreetMap recent influential activities of the volunteers in Haiti after the devastating earthquake in January of this year marked on the map camp and destroyed the bridge, help rescue workers need to get the help.
The idea is for people to create rich map data. People like to develop location-based applications using MapQuest. MapQuest general manager Christian Dwyer (Christian Dwyer) said, We want to “open” Google. Google Map Maker Map Maker software allows civil mapping after registration map written and edited more than 150 countries and regions, Map especially in developing countries.
However, the Map production software has not produced a map of the United States of function. The editing community proposals were ultimately able to make these into Google Maps. Google Maps, a user can also report the error. Google needs about a month’s time to review these recommendations.
Dwyer said http://open.mapquest.com website and MapQuest site will eventually merge together. However, It needs at least a few years.
Facebook, Google and Microsoft are competing for top talent, MapQuest hope to re-establish the relationship with the developer community. Allow the production of new applications and attract the best engineers working for the company.
MapQuest said that It has online map market share of 45%, become the second largest vendor in this field after Google. People every month about 2.5 times MapQuest.com website access. MapQuest’s goal is to become a part of people’s daily lives.