AOL's online mapping service MapQuest on Tuesday launched a new version of the test service, the new service has many of the same functionality with Google Maps (Google Maps). Since the very long period of time, MapQuest has been a leader in the online map market, 2008 Google Maps service beyond.
Tuesday, MapQuest has launched a new version of the test service, it draws some of the features of Google Maps. In addition adjust Logo, the new version of the service do not have to scroll through the map, but directly in the right side of the screen, this is exactly the same with the Google Maps service.
In addition, the search box dropped from more than one. New services in a more flexible way to ask the way, Not just from point A to point B, May also be from the point C to point D. The user can rearrange the order of the four points A, B, C and D, Use the mouse to drag. Once the line is determined, the top of the map there will be a toolbar, allows users to search for nearby shops, parking lots, gas stations or other places.
MapQuest general manager Christian Dwyer (Christian Dwyer) said: "The new service not only play the role of a calculator, but a newly discovered, it can provide more valuable information for the trip."
If the test is a good feedback, the new version of the service will be formally launched in August this year. Of course, the user then can still choose old service. The research firm comScore data show that Google Maps service independent user visits to 63.3 million, ranking the first place. MapQuest 49,100,000 ranked second, Yahoo Maps and Bing Maps services were ranked third and fourth places.
In addition, 33.5 million users in the access map services by phone, MapQuest accounted for 8.5 million. MapQuest general manager Dwyer said. MapQuest the user average monthly access MapQuest site twice, the future is expected to increase to four times.