How Mapquest Can Help You Get Driving Directions

Mapquest is a mapping service that allows you to map and navigate your way online. It was created by R.R. Donnelley & Sons but is currently owned by AOL. It was created to response to the demand for a user friendly online mapping and navigation service. It began a mapping application for quick maps and to help users find gas stations. Later, it became the GeoSystems Global Corporation and was launched as Mapquest.com in 1996. In 1999, the company went public and in the year 2000 it was purchased by AOL.

Mapguest is mostly used to access turn-by-turn driving directions. It offers services such as gas consumption estimates as well as consumer services. It can be used on Android, Desktops (Windows) and iOS operating systems. It features real time traffic, POI search as well as voice guided navigation. It allows users to enter their daily commute information and allows the app to send alerts and updates on road construction, traffic and estimated driving times.

It is user friendly. All you need to do is to type your current address and the address of your destination. Mapquest will then provide detailed turn-by-turn directions as well as estimated driving times.

MapQuest provides a visual map that details the primary and alternative routes. It allows the users to receive estimated gas mileage and the fuel consumption of the vehicle if its data is fed into the system. It can also give you info on lodging facilities and local attractions along the way.

It can generate routes, maps and direction quickly. When it initially went online it got over a million hits and is considered the best online navigation service.

How Does It Perform Mapping Functions?

It determines the best routes using its advanced functions such as driving directions, FindIt and maps. Advanced mapping algorithms and geolocation data are key to this technology working properly.

FindIt is very popular with users and helps them find businesses in their area. Driving directions generates recommended routes based on the information fed into it by the user. It can provide information from one point to another or from one city to another. It can help someone find a hotel, a house or londging facility near the airport.

Maps can be used to show locations, based on addresses, city and zipcode. It utilizes latitudes/longitude coordinates to determine the location and create a map.

The service generates close to five million maps every day and more than seven million sets of driving directions. It covers US, UK, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Belgium, Spain France and Belgium. In other parts of the world it only covers details at the city level.

Mapquest is growing in popularity. It is user friendly and provides accurate mapping and navigation results. It is easy for any user to navigate. It has clear and precise instructions that guide the user to easily find what he or she is looking for. We highly recommend Mapquest.