MapQuest Developer Blog

Archives for Lori Colston

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

  • MapQuest.js Geocoding & Search Ahead Now in Beta

    Did you hear? A few weeks ago we announced the successful 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 accessible through MapQuest.js.


    • Interface with our Geocoding API to complete forward, reverse or batch geocode requests.
    • Add geocoding to your JavaScript application and decide to either display results on a map or simply store the results without showing them on a map. (Extended Rights Geocoding license is required)
    • Easily tap into OpenStreetMap data or MapQuest's licensed data, the choice is yours.

    Search Ahead

    • Interface with our Search Ahead API for autocomplete-like search results that returns predictions based on your location.
    • Add a search bar to your map with our Geocoding control and interactively geocode or find search results on the fly.
    • Access addresses, airports or adminAreas using the API. If you're interested in premium POI data, contact us.

    View more in depth details on Geocoding and Search Ahead for MapQuest.js to get started and let us know what you think.

  • 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 is a JavaScript SDK that allows you to quickly integrate your JavaScript application with our web services without writing extensive code. MapQuest.js is built on Leaflet and supports open source, allowing more customization than ever before.

    • Create mobile-friendly interactive maps with MapQuest.js.

    • Add the control from with a few lines of code, and allow users to pan, zoom, change map styles, and overlay traffic and incidents.

    • Add traffic and incidents powered by MapQuest Traffic API.

    As the summer rolls on, you'll be able to interface with additional MapQuest Web Services including our Geocoding API, Search Ahead API and Directions API.


    Step into the future with MapQuest-GL.js. Interact with our lightweight vector maps in a three- dimensional space, and customize the pitch, bearing and center to your liking. All you need is a modern browser to get started.

    So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and test out our latest beta offerings — MapQuest.js and MapQuest-GL.js. Feel free to provide feedback for MapQuest.js and MapQuest-GL.js in our forums.

  • New Video: Verizon Telematics Partners with MapQuest for Business

    Do you ever wonder how MapQuest for Business powers other companies and their cutting edge solutions? Verizon Telematics' business 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' preferred geospatial provider.

  • Track your transactions quickly and easily

    We want to make sure you're always in the know and never caught off guard when it comes to your transaction usage. That's why we made it painless to pull a transaction report for your MapQuest account at any given time.

    View Your Transaction Usage

    Log into your MapQuest account and shimmy on over to the Transaction History section on the left hand side of your profile. From here, you can choose the dates you'd like to display and the unit of time. In a few simple steps, you can get a complete view of the number of used transactions. We encourage you to pull reports for usage spanning a couple of months rather than trying to pull your usage over the lifetime of your account.

    Look good? Do that happy dance.

    Transaction Usage Image

    View Transaction By AppKey

    It's okay to be picky. If you prefer to view transaction used by a specific AppKey, simply click on 'All Apps' on the upper right hand corner and choose from a specific application.

    Do you feel the power? Want to control the dates shown on the report for an individual AppKey? Just like the first report, click on 'Pick Date' to customize the report parameters and choose the unit of time displayed.

    If you have any questions, email us at or contact your Account Manager.

  • SocialRadar's LocationKit SDK to be retired April 30, 2017

    For more than three years SocialRadar (now a part of MapQuest, see more below) has helped hundreds of developers with their location needs with our LocationKit SDK. However, since the introduction of our PlaceKit Maps, it has become clear that the PlaceKit data and maps are the largest innovation in mapping since the compass (or something darn close). It is that technology that is driving our customers to become market leaders. Therefore, we have made the decision to shutter LocationKit and focus on PlaceKit.

    Beginning April 30, 2017 we will be taking LocationKit offline and will no longer support the product.

    We are committed to ensuring the transition away from LocationKit is as seamless as possible for our current customers. If you're an active user, please reach out to with any questions, comments or for general support.

    Also, in case you missed it, SocialRadar was recently acquired by MapQuest. If you haven't yet, check out MapQuest's development tools and offerings. From geocoding, mapping, search and traffic APIs to location intelligence, they have a bevy of products that can help you reach your goals. See more here.