You may have noticed that MapQuest.com has a new style to its maps today. We're celebrating this launch on the SDK team by pushing an extra special update to the JavaScript and ActionScript 6.0 SDKs in Beta to enable the new map style.

While we're at it, we also added a few other things to the JavaScript SDK. Namely:

  • A new Overview Map control you can add to the main map
  • A documentation overhaul for presentation
  • New Documentation sections, including how to do your own custom POIs

Check the Developer Network Beta section for the latest AS3 Packages (AS3 Release 3) and for JavaScript include string and docs (JS Release 4).

And now, because a picture can paint a thousand words - a totally gratuitous amount of screenshots!

If you like these, you can see more, and read more, on the main MapQuest Blog

.picture { background-color: #F9F9F9; border: 1px solid #CCCCCC; padding: 3px; font: 11px/1.4em Arial, sans-serif; } .picture img { border: 1px solid #CCCCCC; vertical-align:middle; margin-bottom: 3px; } .right { margin: 0.5em 0pt 0.5em 0.8em; float:right; } .left { margin: 0.5em 0.8em 0.5em 0; float:left; }
The New North America (Zoom Level 2)
The New North America (Zoom Level 2).

The new map style with Globe View turned on in the AS3 map toolkit
The new map style with Globe View turned on in the AS3 SDK.

New map Style with the Overview Map control in the JavaScript SDK
New map Style with the Overview Map control in the JavaScript SDK.

New Map Style with a Draggable Route added and in mid-drag
New Map Style with a Draggable Route added and in mid-drag.