Mapquest Driving Directions
MapQuest driving directions are God’s gift to the everyday driver and technology enthusiast, I love driving, and I also love technology, that’s why I am such a big fan of online mapping websites like Yahoo and Google Maps, these sites provide me with exactly the kind of tools that I like to use. What I like the most about using these services, is that they allow me to easily explore places where I have never been before, all I have to do is print a map with an easy route traced on it, and that’s it, what can I say, I’m an old school kind of guy!
Before online mapping softwares were available I’d always have to write down the addresses of the places that I was going to visit, then I would have to figure out which routes to take in order to arrive to where I was going on time. In the past it could take me hours to find my destination, now I only need a computer, a printing machine, and access to the internet. Another way to do it, is by simply using their free app for mobile (M4M) on my Android powered phone, you can also access this service through any mobile browser, the new site for mobile browsers was recently redesigned and improved a whole lot, so now it’s a lot like the desktop version!
Now, before you go crazy trying to figure out where’s Map Quest, I want you to watch very carefully the video below, the video explains how to get maps and directions at Mapquest.com. Watch the video, and then continue reading if you want to find more great information about the site.
WATCH THE VIDEO BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE!
The Map Quest route planner helps people find short and quick routes that have less traffic, the routes are very efficient, they allow people to spend less money on gas, and that’s how this service allows its users to save a lot of money. At the official MQ site you will find many more tools that will help you save even more money, but I will talk about them later.
Check out the route I created to go from Manhattan to Hoboken using the Mapquest route planner on the picture below.
MapQuest.com is one of the few online mapping sites that has constantly gotten better over the years, it’s better now than it was a five years ago, and I’m sure that in five years it will be a lot better than it is now. Below you’ll find a list of the most popular features that the site has, after you go through that list you’ll know exactly why everyone loves this service.
Most Popular Features:
- Turn By Turn Driving Directions: Great for those of you who hate traffic.
- Walking Directions: An excellent feature if you want to get to your destination quicker by foot.
- Transit Directions: Definitely a time saver!
- Biking Directions: Just what the adventurous type needs!
- Multi Stop Route Builder: Build one single route with all the stops on it, great for road trips!
- Live Traffic Cameras and Road Conditions
- Live traffic and weather information
- Cheap Gas Price Finder: Yet another way to save money!
- High quality interactive maps: Maps allow users to explore locations using different types of views, satellite images, street maps, road maps, bird’s eye view, and 360 view.
- Drag and drop capabilities: This feature allows you to easily adjust your route by simply dragging and dropping the route line, probably the best way to find alternate routes to get to your destination.
- Road Trip Planner: Mapquest has out of the box trip planning features that will allow you to do things like finding resting areas and exits in your route, you can also locate and avoid seasonally closed roads, country borders, timed restrictions, ferries, and highways.
- POIs: Easily find and add to your routes popular landmarks, popular locations, hotels, garages, restaurants, bars, hospitals, drugstores, and more.
- mQvibe: Map Quest Vibe allows you to find the most popular and hottest places by category in your neighborhood.
- Mapquest Mobile Solutions: M4M allows iPhone, Android, and Blackberry users to get maps and directions on the go. Mobile solutions also include the new MapQuest for Mobile Browsers.
Mapquest driving directions are available in the USA, Canada, the UK, and the rest of the world, however, there are some places where you can’t get directions yet, but you can still use the service in those areas to explore locations through high quality interactive maps. If you go to mapquest.com and you can’t get directions there,visit open.mapquest.com to see if you can get them there, that’s the url of the Map Quest open site, there you can get directions for almost any place, if you can’t still get them there, then I guess that you are simply out of luck and you’ll just have to wait until they provide coverage in your location.