Wednesday, May 26, 2010

MapQuest Technology

major Competitor of Google Maps....

A Little History
MapQuest has been around since the 1960s -- it started out making maps sold in gas stations. Back then, it wasn't "MapQuest." First, it was the cartography division of R.R. Donnelley & Sons, and then it set out on its own as the GeoSystems Global Corporation (GGC). GGC launched the Web site in 1996, and it received 1 million hits in its first 30 days. GGC changed its name to MapQuest and went public in 1999. A year later, AOL bought the company.