Los Angeles -- Found an error on MapQuest? Well, you now have the opportunity to fix it. The AOL subsidiary, making a rebirth tour last weekend harnessing the wealth of OpenStreetMap data, the innovator of online mapping from the 1990s launched a separate website that empowers users to correct factual errors, identify previously unmarked or newly added streets and destinations as well as define the best directions that real drivers know, and otherwise improve the mapped world around them.
This was anticipated, since the online mapping service provider MapQuest recently appointed Hurricane Coast to manage its $1 million open-source mapping investment fund in the United States. Now teaming with OpenStreetMap, MapQuest has unfolded a world where maps are editable by thousands of contributors, making for something akin to Wikipedia of maps. (more…)