About Mapquest :
Founded in 1967 as Cartographic Services, MapQuest was a division of R.R. Donnelley & Sons in Chicago, Illinois. In 1994, the company was renamed as GeoSystems Global Corporation. In 2000, America Online, Inc acquired the MapQuest. MapQuest is now top map publisher and free online Web mapping service provider. MapQuest is helping people find places, for over 30 years.With having headquarters in the US in Denver, Colorado and Mountville, Pennsylvania, they currently offer Web, Wireless, Business Solutions, and Published products worldwide.
Mapquest also started mass market cell phone subscription service, MapQuest Mobile in the US in the year of 2003 and launched two additional cell phone subscription services, MapQuest Traffic and MapQuest Find Me in the US in 2005. MapQuest Mobile is a service that provides driving directions and map to any personal digital assistant or Web-enabled mobile phone.
Mapquest is providing street level details and driving directions for various countries. Main competitors for Mapquest are Google Maps and Bing maps.
Mapquest.co.uk is MapQuest Site Customized Specifically for UK Audience with Convenient, Easy-to-Use Maps and Driving Directions London. Mapquest launched this website in iEB 2001 Exhibition. Mapquest Uk website provides easy-to-use maps, detailed driving directions, cutting-edge location services. Mapquest has also introduced ‘Mapquest Direct’, a free online mapmaking tool that allows individual organizations, small businesses, Web site owners and Webmasters to provide an unlimited number of maps and door-to-door directions directly from their own Web sites.
MapQuest.co.uk is providing fast, simple turn-by-turn driving directions in 12 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland) in 9 languages ( Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish). MapQuest claims to offer more detailed coverage of the planet than any other online cartography or Internet mapping and directions company.
Mapquest UK Features:
- Easy to print Maps
- Map download and email
- An Airport finder
- Detailed door-to-door driving directions
- Interactive world atlas information
- MapQuest’s Travel Guide for wireless devices
Using MapQuest UK for Driving Directions and Map Search:
- MAP SEARCH :
- Open the Map search page : http://www.mapquest.co.uk/mq/home.do
- Select following fields
- Hit the button Get Map.
- To Search map by Latitude/Longitude Visit : http://www.mapquest.co.uk/mq/maps/mapInput.do
- Specify Latitude/Longitude using Degrees,Minutes and Seconds or you can provide decimal values for Lat/Long co-ordinates.
- DRIVING DIRECTIONS
- Open the Direction search page : http://www.mapquest.co.uk/mq/directions/mapbydirection.do
- Address Search
- Select Country, enter city and postcode for starting address
- Select Country, enter city and postcode for ending address
- Airport Search
- Select Country and Airport from the list for Airport Search
Mapquest Features Video:
Following video released by Download Squad shows new features of MapQuest Beta: