MapQuest Introduces New MapQuest Local Features

DENVER—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 9, 2008— MapQuest today announced the launch of MapQuest Local, a unique set of local features that have been integrated into the website. From one convenient location, MapQuest Local provides users with locally-relevant content, including news, events and videos for the city or destination of their choice. MapQuest Local can be accessed by clicking on the Local button on the website ( or by going directly to

Were excited about the innovation were making at MapQuest to provide our users with a local experience that extends our accurate maps and directions capabilities, said Christian Dwyer, Senior Vice President and GM, MapQuest.

At the heart of the MapQuest Local experience are content widgets that provide localized information including:

  • Weather forecasts
  • Local news from hundreds of sources
  • Locally-relevant videos available across the Web from Truveo
  • Event and restaurant information from CityGuide
  • Area-specific photos
  • Movie times from Moviefone
  • Real-time traffic and gas prices provided by MapQuest

Ten content widgets will be available at launch with the selection of widgets and content providers expected to expand over the coming months. A convenient dashboard allows users to personalize their MapQuest Local experience by specifying their location and selecting the content widgets that are displayed each time they visit the site.

MapQuest Local is built on an open platform that enables the integration of third-party feeds from local businesses, news providers, event guides, social networking sites, and other content providers. Content providers interested in providing locally relevant content to MapQuests monthly audience of more than 47 million consumers*, can go to for more information on submitting a feed.

For additional information about MapQuest Local please visit

About MapQuest, Inc.

MapQuest offers Internet, wireless and business solutions that help people find places. is one of the most recognized and trusted brands on the Internet, and offers the leading consumer Web site for maps and directions, serving more than 47 million users in July 2008, according to comScore Media Metrix. MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL LLC, is based in Denver, Colorado.

About AOL

AOL is a global Web services company that operates some of the most popular Web destinations, offers a comprehensive suite of free software and services, runs one of the largest Internet access businesses in the U.S., and provides a full set of advertising solutions. A majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., AOL LLC and its subsidiaries have operations in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Asia. Learn more at

*comScore Media Metrix, July 2008


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