My MapQuest – Why? <ul><li>MapQuest Users frequently enter the same addresses over and over again and often start their trips from the same address. </li></ul><ul><li>MapQuest Users generate numerous maps, directions and searches days or even weeks in advance of a trip with no convenient way to save them </li></ul><ul><li>MapQuest Users typically enter the same cell numbers to send maps and directions to their mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>MapQuest Users had limited customization options for maps and directions and no way to save them. </li></ul><ul><li>MapQuest Users could see the price of gas in their local area and knew the length of their route, but they did not have any way to calculate the fuel cost of any trip. </li></ul>
My MapQuest – What is it? <ul><li>Today we are pleased to launch My MapQuest – your personal mapping service… this product release includes a number of features asked for by our Users. </li></ul><ul><li>What is My MapQuest ? Well its actually four things… </li></ul>
My MapQuest – so how do I get started? First you have to sign in using your AOL screen name, AIM/ AOL mail ID or your OpenID account. But if you don’t have one if these options – it’s easy to sign up…
My MapQuest – so now I’m signed up – now what? First you need to enter your Settings… Enter your favorite Locations and save one as your default…
My MapQuest – now enter your cell and vehicle info! Take MapQuest with you…enter your cell numbers once to send your personalized maps to yourself, friends and family. Enter your vehicles and we will calculate your MPG and calculate the cost of any trip based on your vehicle. 303-123-4567
My MapQuest – so what benefit do I get from entering my vehicles? On the Directions page, enter your “To” and “From” locations and your driving directions results will display a button called “Fuel Cost”. Click on “Fuel Cost” and you will be shown the estimated fuel cost for your trip based on your default vehicle in My MapQuest …pretty cool! We can calculate the cost of your trip based on the mpg of your vehicle, your route length and the average gas prices in your area.
My MapQuest – so why would I save maps, directions and Searches? If you like to plan ahead for trips, now you can save, retrieve, and modify your efforts. Also with the Draggable Routes feature you can create a trip with your own custom driving directions. Then, save it in My MapQuest and retrieve it when you’re ready to travel… now that is REALLY useful and only possible with My MapQuest! Remember, you can send your maps, routes and business searches to friends, family, colleagues via cell phone or email.
My MapQuest Your personal mapping service Press release: http://company.mapquest.com/press-release-2008-november-20.html