From Academic Kids
MapQuest is an Internet map service, owned by AOL Time Warner. The map creation software was originally developed by GeoSystems to generate maps for customers. That code was adopted for use on the internet to create the web service. Later the company was renamed to MapQuest to leverage the brand popularity. For a while, MapQuest had satellite images, but later removed them.
MapQuest provides street level maps and driving directions for the following countries:
- United States
- United Kingdom
A MapQuest-branded Yellow Pages service is provided by AOL. Other services include a world atlas, and MapQuest Mobile. MapQuest Mobile is a service providing maps and driving directions to any Web-enabled Mobile phone or Personal Digital Assistant. MSN and Yahoo! have competing services such as MSN Maps and Yahoo! Maps.
- Maps of the Netherlands - shows parameters in the URL, can also be used for other countries.
- Official website (http://mapquest.com)