Attention, users of Community Edition on Licensed Data! We are in the process of simplifying our licensing structure and have a few upcoming changes that we want you to know about. Currently, MapQuest offers three types of licenses for use of our APIs, SDKs, and associated Developer Tools: Community Edition (Open Data), Community Edition (Licensed Data), and Enterprise Edition (Licensed Data). Later this year, we will be simplifying the structure by removing the Community Edition (Licensed Data) tier. As of December 31, 2014, we will be retiring the Community Edition (Licensed Data) license in favor of two tiers: Free & Open (Open Data) and Enterprise Edition (Licensed Data).
Current Structure as of December 31, 2014
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Community Edition (Open Data) Community Edition (Licensed Data) Enterprise Edition (Licensed Data) Free & Open (Open Data) Enterprise Edition (Licensed Data)
What does this mean to you? If you are currently using a Community Edition AppKey (a key that begins with the letter “F”) with our Licensed Data APIs & SDKs, you have the following options:
  • Become a MapQuest Enterprise Edition client by reaching out to an Account Manager at 1-888-895-8742 or using the ‘Contact Us’ form on the Developer Network. Our Enterprise Edition platform offers the scalability and performance necessary to support enterprise-level applications, a dedicated Account Manager, technical support and implementation advice, and the types of SLAs necessary to support businesses of all sizes. Enterprise Edition (Licensed Data) APIs and SDKs are accessed from the www.mapquestapi.com domain.
  • Move to a Free & Open (Open Data) license by taking a look at our Open Data APIs and SDKs, which are very similar to the current Licensed Data APIs and SDKs, but offer crowdsourced data, most of which is provided by the OpenStreetMap community. Unlike our Licensed Data APIs and SDKs, our Open Data APIs and SDKs give you access to the underlying map data, which can be edited and updated by you. Free & Open (Open Data) APIs and SDKs are accessed from the open.mapquestapi.com subdomain.
After December 31, 2014, current Community Edition AppKeys will stop working with our Licensed Data APIs and SDKs, but will continue to work with our Open Data APIs and SDKs. It is important that you make changes by December 31, 2014, or you may experience an interruption in service. Current Enterprise Edition (Licensed Data) clients are not affected by this change, but, if you are an Enterprise Edition client and have questions, please feel free to reach out to your Account Manager. This is just the beginning of a few exciting changes you will be seeing over the next few months -- so stay tuned, and as always, feel free to check in on our Developer Network forums or tweet us @MapQuestTech if you have questions!