MapQuest is an easy to use application which is available on desktop and mobile devices to find directions in and around a city or country as well as local services in different regions. The website of MapQuest has an easy to use interface. You can enter your destination on the front page and the driving directions will open up automatically. However, to get detailed directions and other map related services or assistance you would be urged to open an account here for free.
If you have never heard of MapQuest, it may be because it has become overshadowed by Google Maps in recent times. This service, however, has been around for quite some time. It is a free online web mapping service provided by AOL. The company was initially founded as Cartographic Services in 1967. It was based out of Illinois initially after which this service was moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In 1994, it became an independent company and was renamed GeoSystems Global Corporation. It was acquired by America Online Inc in the year 2000. The satellite image provided by MapQuest is through a deal with GlobeXplorer. It is famous for a buddy finder service that it launched in 2004 which works with mobile phones that have GPS technology. Its main advantage is the access it provides to the users to maps, directions and points of interest such as restaurants, ATMs, banks, hotels, airports and other places. Users of this service can set up alerts when network members are in or have left a designated area.
How To Login To MapQuest
MapQuest provided preliminary driving directions and their map based information for free. However, to obtain their other services you need to create an account on this site. The process is an easy one and can be done through desktop or mobile devices.
- You need to have a working computer with internet access
- Find the official website of MapQuest as per the link given below
- On the main page, you will find the option to log in or create an account on the far right hand top corner of the webpage
- If you have a login ID already, you can click on the login link and get started
- If you need to create an account, you can create one easily through your Facebook account
- If you wish to create an account using your email id, that can also be done
- You simply need to provide your email Id and choose a password to get started
- Home page of MapQuest: www.mapquest.com
- About MapQuest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mapquest