New location-based point, boundary and demographic information adds powerful data sharing and analysis capabilities to the MapQuest Platform
DENVER, CO – August 6, 2009
MapQuest, http://www.mapquest.com, today announced the availability of new Premium Data Sets for its MapQuest Platform Enterprise Edition. The new offering provides access to boundary and point data such as neighborhoods, parcels, zip codes, public schools, business locations and U.S. Census demographics. This information will enable businesses to add this content to MapQuest maps to provide valuable insights that help companies and consumers make better decisions.
“This release marks an important step in our continued effort to provide our enterprise clients with a flexible platform for creating internal and customer-facing applications,” said Christian Dwyer, general manager and senior vice president at MapQuest. “In today’s challenging economy, companies need to leverage data as effectively as possible to make better decisions. MapQuest Premium Data Sets allow our customers and partners to develop new internal business intelligence tools as well as compelling consumer Web applications for markets such as retail, travel, real estate and online directory applications.”
MapQuest Premium Data Sets include U.S. boundary data such as parcels, ZIP codes, neighborhoods, school districts, cities, counties, states, MSA’s and more. The demographic data feature more than 400 categories from the U.S. Census. Also available are more than 13 million U.S. and two million Canadian business listings, more than 100,000 U.S. public school locations and U.S. traffic incident and flow data. These data are available for map display, searching and analysis, and the MapQuest Platform offers an extensible API, data hosting and data updates.
MapQuest has also released new Asian mapping and points-of-interest data for the MapQuest Platform in China, Japan and India. For added flexibility and customization, the map display data for China and Japan support both English and native characters.
MapQuest Premium Data Sets and the new map coverage in Asia are both available as an additional licensed option for existing MapQuest Platform Enterprise Edition customers as well as to new customers.
More information about Premium Data Sets can be found at: http//platform.mapquest.com/premium-data.html.
About MapQuest, Inc.
MapQuest provides Internet, mobile and business solutions delivering on the promise of helping people research and discover: where is it, how I get there and what’s nearby. MapQuest is one of the leading mapping brands online, offering maps and directions, reaching more than 43 million users in June 2009, according to comScore Media Metrix. MapQuest’s mobile solutions are compatible with a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone and BlackBerry devices. MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL LLC, is based in Denver, Colorado.
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. AOL is focused on attracting and engaging consumers and providing valuable online advertising services on both AOL’s owned and operated properties and third-party websites. In addition, AOL operates one of the largest Internet subscription access services in the United States, which serves as a valuable distribution channel for AOL’s consumer offerings. AOL LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. with employees in 18 countries across the globe.
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