after the launch of the site in theUKin July this year, mapping portal from theU.S., MapQuest has launched a new European map sites based on data from OpenStreetMap (OSM). MapQuest launched the European sites with data OSM.
“Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of four more sites that link the brand with the community MapQuest OSM,” said Anthony Pegg, Product Manager of MapQuest. “We are focused on the development of the recognition power of OSM, not forgetting the development and spread of services such as MapQuest Open Directions Service, and implementation of projects of a global community, as Map Kibera.”
Also, MapQuest announced that the Hurricane Coast hired to manage the investment fund one millionth of a free mapping, created in July of this year.
As a management company, Hurricane will be responsible for managing the investment fund mapping and support for local free mapping initiatives. Also, Hurricane will support the participation of communities in theUnited States”living map.”HurricaneCoastcompany has been involved in work with the OSM in 2008 and was a member of the Organizing Committee of State of the Map for three years. During this time she had spent some of the technical presentations OSM communities in various key conferences and events, as well as the head organizer of cartographic activities in nine states.
Recall that the other day, a provider of mobile navigation company Navmii presented NavFree, embedded GPS navigation solution step by step for the iPhone and iPad, available for free download from iTune.
NavFree is now available free to theUKandRepublicofIrelandin the store iTunes. TheUnited Kingdomhas become a test market area to enter the international market in Continental Europe and theUSA. Version of the program NavFree for the Android operating system will be available shortly.
“Cartography is presented OpenStreetMap (OSM) and stored in memory iPhone, making NavFree faster and more accurate solution than other free navigation services,” said Peter Atallah, Director of Navmii. “Moreover, since the maps are stored in your phone, do not want to pay for traffic when receiving high-quality maps.”