Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
MapQuest continues rollout of open-source mapping with Australia and New Zealand included
Posted on 20-Jan-2011 09:50 | Tags Filed under: News



MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc., has announced the launch of eight new mapping sites built on open technology and OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. Over the past seven months, MapQuest has launched a total of 18 country- and language-specific “open” sites in nations around the world, illustrating the true global need and benefit of open-source maps.

These “living maps” are improved by consumers who can easily add content and details that make the map more timely, relevant and useful. The new sites include:

Australia: open.mapquest.com.au (British English)
Denmark: open.mapquest.dk (Danish)
Ireland: open.mapquest.ie (British English)
Mexico: open.mapquest.org.mx (American Latin Spanish)
New Zealand: open.mapquest.co.nz (British English)
Norway: open.mapquest.no (Norwegian)
Singapore: open.mapquest.com.sg (British English)
Sweden: open.mapquest.se (Swedish)

“For the last seven months, we have been very committed to building out country-specific sites based on OSM data. Moving forward, we will be focusing on how and where consumers are both using the maps and contributing to them,” said Christian Dwyer, senior vice president and general manager, MapQuest. “At MapQuest, it’s not just about building quality products, it’s about making them intuitive for different user experiences, cultures and needs.”

Each of the open sites launched to date includes the new MapQuest brand and interface, as well as language selection, map tiles updated every fifteen minutes, driving directions updated daily, map toolbar, and options to send to Facebook, email or embedding on web pages.

The simplified error-reporting tool allows anyone to submit a change-request regarding topical map augmentations such as a missing new development, a public bathroom or expanded parking options. Previously, error-reporting on the MapQuest open sites was a multi-step process that created a disconnect between those reporting errors and those enhancing a map. Now, contributors are curators of their communities on the map with easy-to-use tools seamlessly integrated and displayed immediately, making the process simple and accurate.



comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Netflix and Spark agreement
Created by freitasm, last reply by tdgeek on 27-Feb-2017 21:18 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by Fred99 on 28-Feb-2017 00:06 (3363 replies)
Pages... 223 224 225


Best way to network my computers
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Rikkitic on 24-Feb-2017 11:24 (75 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Vodafone / SKY merger
Created by wingbat45, last reply by Rikkitic on 27-Feb-2017 11:22 (138 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


US citizens can buy grenade launchers
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by Geektastic on 27-Feb-2017 22:15 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


Did Chorus Increase its Layer 2 speed ?
Created by Mikek, last reply by darylblake on 24-Feb-2017 22:46 (14 replies)

I paid the wrong Bank Account, what can I do - advice wanted?
Created by harlansmart, last reply by joker97 on 27-Feb-2017 19:48 (54 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Geekzone ads are out of control
Created by 1101, last reply by andrewNZ on 25-Feb-2017 22:25 (66 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5