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  • Wishing you could have attended MapQuest's recent webinar on our acquisition of SocialRadar? Welp, you're in luck!

    View the slides from our recent webinar to learn about the cutting-edge location data, its key features and how to get your hands on it. Also hear how SocialRadar POI data can help you:

    • Grow your brand reputation & awareness with targeted messaging based on your user's exact location.
    • Upgrade your search experience & improve user experience with accurate POI data.
    • Increase operational efficiency with door-to-door directions. No more circling for hours to find a storefront's front door.

    Access a preview of the SocialRadar dataset available today through our Search API v2. You can also email sales@mapquest.com to get the conversation started about accessing a downloadable file.

  • MapQuest is now proud to offer SocialRadar's highly accurate authenticated location data through the PlaceKit solution. Learn about how this dataset's precision helps debunk some of the most significant problems facing POIs today through a joint webinar.

    Join us Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 10:00am - 10:45am MT or Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 10:00am - 10:45am MT to learn about how to get your hands on the latest technology.

    Webinar meeting details:

    - Audio Dial In #: 703-265-6000
    - MeetingID: 8864035
    - Webinar URL: https://aol.webex.com/meet/lcolston15

    Add to your calendar:

    Save the Date - December 13, 2016 at 9:00am PST
    Save the Date - December 15, 2016 at 9:00am PST

  • To ensure MapQuest services are never disrupted after exceeding your plan's monthly transaction limit, we have recently launched our overages feature for those with more than 15,000 transactions per month.

    Just like overtime minutes on mobile phone plans, overages allow you to continue adding additional transactions to your monthly limit without lapse in service. After you've reached 100% of your transactions, you'll be billed in 10% increments. Opt in to overages and no longer have your monthly transaction limit lingering over your head.

    Tell me more.

    • We'll notify you in advance. You'll receive emails when you're approaching your monthly limit, once you've reached your limit, and when you go into overages in 10% increments.
    • You'll be charged 10% at a time. After each 10% increment, you'll be invoiced and the credit card on file will be charged.
    • It's all done for you. After 150% of your monthly transaction limit, we'll upgrade you to the next tier. If you're on the Business Enhanced or Business Enhanced Plus plan, a MapQuest account representative will reach out to you directly.
    • You'll be worry-free. During busy times or rapid growth, overages help you control stress by allowing you to use as many transactions as you'd like.

    Want to get started? Follow these steps to opt in to overages today:

    1. Log in to your account.
    2. Access the "My Plan" tab.
    3. Under "My Plan," click on "opt in or out of overages."
    4. Toggle "Yes" on Allow overages.
    5. Read and agree to the plan overages terms & conditions. Hit continue.
    6. Success! Your account is now on the overages plan.

    Please feel free to reach out via our forum or email us at developer-services@mapquest.com if you have any questions regarding MapQuest's overages feature.
















  • As a local company headquartered in Denver, MapQuest strives to be involved with the tech industry as much as possible. We also strongly believe in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education amongst the up and coming developer generation.

    So when we heard about the Denver Broncos Tackle STEM Colorado All-Stars Hackathon, put on in partnership by our friends at SendGrid & FullContact, we knew we had to be involved! We are ecstatic to be a guest technology partner at the event, taking place at the Mile High Stadium on November 18-20, 2016.

    During the 36-hour hackathon, we will be opening up our APIs and SDKs for participating students and technology whizzes. MapQuest's top developers and thought leaders will be on-hand, answering questions and helping make projects rock.

    We will also be giving away loads of cool swag – t-shirts, stickers and coffee, oh my! And, we're ponying up best-selling, Wi-Fi camera drones for each member of the top team using our products.

    If you are a university student or tech enthusiast that would love to get involved with this hackathon, head over to our Denver Broncos Hackathon page. From there, you can study up on our APIs and SDKs, sign up for a free account and/or register for the event.

    We hope to see you all there!

  • As part of MapQuest's continuing effort to improve our products and services, we will be updating the backend infrastructure of our Data Manager API during the previously scheduled November 8, 2016, maintenance window. Thus, the Data Manager API will be unavailable for a period of time.

    In order to keep your tables in sync with the Search API and move all data, the process is expected to take 8 hours. In order to best accommodate, the extended maintenance window on the Data Manager API will begin at 10 pm EST on November 7, 2016 and conclude at 6 am EST on November 8, 2016.

    The Search API will remain usable during this period with data upload to Data Manager before the change. However, data from unfinished uploads prior to the scheduled update will not be moved to the new backend.

    Please feel free to reach out to our support team with any questions at support@mapquest.com.