Comments on: MapQuest keeps trying, but still can’t get it quite right http://www.digitalearthblog.com/200803/mapquest-keeps-trying-but-still-cant-get-it-quite-right/ Keeping up with the various digital globe products from companies such as Google, Microsoft and more Sun, 16 Jun 2013 10:14:20 +0000 hourly 1 By: Zeyne Graye http://www.digitalearthblog.com/200803/mapquest-keeps-trying-but-still-cant-get-it-quite-right/#comment-4602 Wed, 18 Jan 2012 07:15:46 +0000 http://www.digitalearthblog.com/2008/03/19/mapquest-keeps-trying-but-still-cant-get-it-quite-right/#comment-4602 The idea that a plain old MAP, which I can’t get from”the big boys” without jumping through 3,000 of their hoops, is a necessarily lesser accomplishment for a good MAP website drew a gasp and a gargle from this old MAPster. WTF, if you’ll pardon my asking? I’m not usually looking for “Live Traffic.” I usually just want a MAP of a city or a country or a region or a continent. And sometimes MAPquest is the one place that will show you a MAP without insisting you ask them how to get from 2173 West Livingston to 1896 Cloud Cuckoo Boulevard by way of the best Chinese laundry in East Jerusalem. Has anybody else had a similarly complex experience while looking for one quick, simple online MAP to clear up a question only a good MAP can answer?

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By: Joan L. http://www.digitalearthblog.com/200803/mapquest-keeps-trying-but-still-cant-get-it-quite-right/#comment-2715 Thu, 04 Feb 2010 02:05:59 +0000 http://www.digitalearthblog.com/2008/03/19/mapquest-keeps-trying-but-still-cant-get-it-quite-right/#comment-2715 The directions to our church on Mapquest are not correct. (By a few blocks) Who do we contact to correct this???? The church is St. Matthew Presbyterian Church located at 2217 Highgrove Road, Grandview, MO 64030. Whenever we have a funeral or wedding we have numerous calls because people have been misdirected and are lost…Please let us know how to correct this error. (We are located right across the street – on the south side of Highgrove- from the Grandview Senior High School. I look forward to hearing from you.

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By: mickey http://www.digitalearthblog.com/200803/mapquest-keeps-trying-but-still-cant-get-it-quite-right/#comment-449 Wed, 19 Mar 2008 23:44:30 +0000 http://www.digitalearthblog.com/2008/03/19/mapquest-keeps-trying-but-still-cant-get-it-quite-right/#comment-449 Matt – Thanks for the feedback. I just lightened the text a little bit. Better?

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By: Matt http://www.digitalearthblog.com/200803/mapquest-keeps-trying-but-still-cant-get-it-quite-right/#comment-448 Wed, 19 Mar 2008 21:35:58 +0000 http://www.digitalearthblog.com/2008/03/19/mapquest-keeps-trying-but-still-cant-get-it-quite-right/#comment-448 By the way, just thought I’d mention that the dark text on black background is very difficult to read on your blog.

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By: Matt http://www.digitalearthblog.com/200803/mapquest-keeps-trying-but-still-cant-get-it-quite-right/#comment-447 Wed, 19 Mar 2008 21:34:00 +0000 http://www.digitalearthblog.com/2008/03/19/mapquest-keeps-trying-but-still-cant-get-it-quite-right/#comment-447 It’s hard to determine who has better traffic data. I use cell phone for traffic all the time also. I use combination of Google, Microsoft and Yahoo mobile traffic products. Always amazes me how much the data provided by the 3 services vary from each other. Two will show stretch of road as green, one will show as red, and vice versa. I’ve never been able to figure out which one is correct more often. Seems to be a tossup.

Point is you can’t just look at the coverage. You also need to compare accuracy.

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By: mickey http://www.digitalearthblog.com/200803/mapquest-keeps-trying-but-still-cant-get-it-quite-right/#comment-446 Wed, 19 Mar 2008 02:07:50 +0000 http://www.digitalearthblog.com/2008/03/19/mapquest-keeps-trying-but-still-cant-get-it-quite-right/#comment-446 My mistake. Their product certainly compares to GMM. However, it has two major shortcomings:

– Cost. It’s $50/year, while GMM is free.
– Availability. GMM works on a lot of different phones, while the MapQuest app only works on 16 models right now. I use a Nokia N95, a very powerful phone, and I couldn’t run the MapQuest app on it even if I wanted to pay for it.

That being said, I’ll edit the post to give the info about MapQuest Navigator, as it is certainly worth mentioning.

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By: Jamie http://www.digitalearthblog.com/200803/mapquest-keeps-trying-but-still-cant-get-it-quite-right/#comment-445 Wed, 19 Mar 2008 01:51:34 +0000 http://www.digitalearthblog.com/2008/03/19/mapquest-keeps-trying-but-still-cant-get-it-quite-right/#comment-445 Mickey — MapQuest has a BETTER mobile product than Google Maps Mobile. Have you tried MapQuest Navigator?

http://www.mapquest.com/mobile

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