Mapquest is still an excellent resource, but it needs a major overhaul to keep up with the online mapping world.
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The MapQuest app for iPhone may be short on many navigation features, but it does offer free voice prompts for route guidance.
New options are intended to help people share personalized maps via social networks, plan a trip to include landmarks along the way, and find nearby hotels and restaurants.
Mapquest introduced Superbowl themed GPS that transforms turn-by-turn into play-by-play directions.
An update improves MapQuest's interface, but not quite enough.
MapQuest has stopped Google Maps' market share gains for the time being. But Google Maps increasingly benefits from Google search results.
We look at the performance and features of the MapQuest Navigator and Gokivo Navigator applications for GPS iPhones.
Garmin offers some APIs so Web sites and its GPS units can communicate, while MapQuest announces a beta version of an ActionScript interface for Flash fans.
The venerable mapping service gets new features, but not new enough.
Purchasers of the mapping and directions service are likely to be other mapping giants, such as Microsoft, sources say.