MapQuest Developer Blog

Street Fight Summit: Debunking Location Inaccuracies ​​​​​​​

Recently, we had the opportunity to attend Street Fight's annual Street Fight Summit in New York City as gold sponsors. The conference, which occurred from June 12-14, focuses on all things hyper local marketing.

MapQuest was on hand to promote our newly acquired SocialRadar point of interest (POI) dataset, as well as hand out awesome swag: t-shirts, water bottles, stickers and more. Word on the street is that we have some pretty killer swag.

Our Director of Business Development & Product - SocialRadar, Philippe Chetrit, also presented on the current pitfalls facing the location industry.

If you're interested in learning about why low-fidelity points of interest data won't cut it anymore, how SocialRadar debunks common location industry myths and why it matters for marketing professionals, check out his presentation here.

If you're interested in learning more about our robust and highly accurate SocialRadar POIs, reach out to us at sales@mapquest.com.

MapQuest.js Geocoding & Search Ahead Now in Beta

Did you hear? A few weeks ago we announced the succe ful beta launch of MapQuest.js. As we build out our new JavaScript library, you'll be able to interface with additional MapQuest APIs. Geocoding and Search Ahead are now in beta and acce ible through MapQuest.js. Geocoding Interface with our Geo...

MapQuest JavaScript Libraries: Now in Beta

We're proud to announce the beta launch of MapQuest.js and MapQuest-GL.js. Get started today using your existing MapQuest API key and let us know what you think. Now, let's break it down. MapQuest.js MapQuest.js is a JavaScript SDK that allows you to quickly integrate your JavaScript application wit...

Building innovative products in 24-hours at TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon NYC

Recently, Verizon Companies MapQuest, Sensity and it's ThingSpace team joined together to co-sponsor TechCrunch Disrupt's Hackathon in New York City on May 13-14, 2017. Nearly 700 hackers descended upon Pier 36 to create new products utilizing sponsor APIs and SDKs for the chance to win big. Teams w...

Release of Icon Service V2!

We're happy to announce the release of a new version of our icon service! This new version (V2) introduces crisp, flat and fast loading icons that look great on our Leaflet and static maps. Full documentation can be found at: http://developer.mapquest.com/documentation/icons-api/v2/ When I first sta...

What to do when you're looking for support

Hi, my name is Brian Coakley and I'm the leader of the developer tools support team. I've been here for over 10 years, meaning I've worked with several people to overcome their challenges. So, what do our customers frequently ask about? Can you help me figure this one out? Well, we sure can. We ofte...

Traffic API Updates: Traffic Flow Overlays, Incident Updates and More

We're happy to announce additional improvements to our Traffic API, which will require no additional backend work for you! Updating four elements, we're making your lives easier and providing a better user experience for you and your users. It's a win-win scenario! Keep scrolling to read about our n...

Create customized and crisp maps with the new Static Map API

We recently launched an updated version of our Static Map API, including enhancements like you've never seen before. If you aren't familiar, our Static Map API allows you to create a map image that can be placed in your applications, websites, email campaigns, or print media. Enhancements to Static...

Sponsoring HackCU III: The Largest Hackathon in the Rocky Mountain Region

MapQuest loves hackathons. Whether we're sponsoring, mentoring or helping students utilize our APIs and SDKs, we love to be involved. We particularly love getting involved at a local level, helping mentor the up-and-coming tech generation, who may be sitting at a desk next to us one day! On April 22...

New Video: Verizon Telematics Partners with MapQuest for Business

Do you ever wonder how MapQuest for Busine powers other companies and their cutting edge solutions? Verizon Telematics' busine units including OEM, Hum and fleet leverage several of our APIs and SDKs. Watch the video below to learn how we beat out other suppliers to become Verizon Telematics' pref...