Friday, July 29, 2011

Google Maps and Mapquest Side to Side

I know that there's a lot of people out there that love online mapping softwares, we all know that the leading web mapping brands are Google Maps and Mapquest, I also know for fact that a lot of people want to know which maps are better and they also want to know which service provides the best driving instructions. One of these days I'll compare these two sites, comparisons are usually made to pick a winner and I'm not yet in a position to say that one is better than the other, they both have done a wonderful job in the past and in the present, and I still use them all the time, in fact I have Google maps for Android and Mapquest for Android both installed on my Android powered Smartphone. So for now I will let you be the judge, below you will find Google Maps and the Mapquest Map side to side, use them a lot, explore all their features, tools, types of views, layers, etc. Then decide which one you like more, after you have made your final decision tell us what you think by leaving a comment, also don't forget to share and tweet. If you want to compare directions then you have to visit the official website to get directions, but you don't have to go all the way to Google Maps because here you can get directions and routes using the official driving directions gadget that's at the bottom of this page.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Driving Directions

Getting driving directions is quite easy nowadays, all you need is an advanced state of the art technological device that allows you to access the Internet and browse it, after you have gathered the necessary equipment you are good to go and ready to hit the road. I imagine you already have everything you need because in order to be able to read this you must have a computer or a mobile device and access to the Internet, if you have a desktop computer that's good because you can print directions or you can send them to your phone, if you have a mobile phone or any other type of portable gadget then that's even better because you can get Google Mapquest driving directions on the go for free.

There are two ways to get driving directions from Google Maps or Mapquest through a mobile device, the first option is to type the URL of one of these sites on your mobile's web browser you can go to or or you can find them using your favorite search engine all you have to do is type "Mapquest" or "Google Maps" on the search box. The second option is to download an app, both services offer great free apps that offer unique features and tools, some of these features include voice guided turn by turn driving directions and offline reliability, offline rerouting and data is something that only Google Maps offers, on the other hand Mapquest has the only app that offers Skyhook Technology.

Learn How to Get Driving Directions From Google, Mapquest and many more through our easy step by step tutorials which are also free by the way, after reading what's written on this blog you will never have problems again when you are trying to find an address or a location where you have never been to before, you will never get lost again, you will be able to save a lot of time and also a lot of money. Stop wasting money on expensive GPS stuff instead get a mobile phone if you don't have one and download the free mobile apps that these services offer.

There are other sites that offer good driving directions and interesting mobile solutions like Yahoo Maps, Bing Maps, Tomtom, Via Michelin, Rand McNally, etc. All the online mapping sites I've just mentioned are great and have very interesting features as well, for example the famous IQ routes offered by Tomtom have made a lot of drivers happy. If I were you I'd visit all the sites that offer driving directions and I would create routes with all of them to see which one is the best for you. I did this exercise already, Google Maps and Mapquest gave me the best results, so I choose Google Mapquest driving directions as my first option.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Street View

Street View is an original and revolutionary invention created by Google that truly changed the way we explore the world through online mapping softwares, I wish someone had invented something like this when I was younger, it would have saved me a lot of money because instead of traveling all around the world to look at certain things that I needed to see I would have used a tool like Google Street View instead. That's right street view is a fully functional and useful tool that allows us to travel without leaving home, thinking about it it's actually very futuristic.

If you don't know what street view is let me break it down for you real quick. Street View is a feature developed by Google TM, Google added this feature to its mapping solutions Google Maps and Google Earth a while ago. Street view provides 360 degree street level images taken from special vehicles, the vehicles used include cars, snowmobiles, and trikes. With this feature you can move in any direction and that makes it a great complement for driving directions because you can combine both features for better navigation, you can use this feature to preview your route before you start driving.

It was obvious that other mapping services were going to try to come up and come out with something similar to Google's street view feature, and so they did.. It wasn't long before Mapquest released its own version of Street View which is called 360 view, 360 view is actually quite cool, it offers great images, and it's also very smooth. Even though 360 is good I consider Google Street View better, at Google Maps this feature is way more advanced and a lot more functional, it has a lot more coverage and you can even explore places on the inside, for example you can now visit the most popular museums to take a look at the most important paintings and sculptures ever made, you can explore stadiums, and much more. Google is always making street view better and new places are being included all the time, for example last week was Monaco's turn.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Just Waiting for My New C 180

I'm so happy! Finally I bought the car that I always wanted to have, I'm now the proud owner of a brand new turbo charged 2012 Mercedes C 180, it's supposed to be delivered tomorrow and the first thing that I'm going to do is go to Google Mapquest to build the longest and the most relaxing route ever, of course that route must have highways included because to be honest I want to see how fast the car really is, even though I didn't buy the car because it's fast I do want to know how it feels. The reason why I bought the c 180 is because it is a stylish elegant car that offers comfort like no other, it's true Mercedes Benz interiors are very hard to beat, if you have never seen one on the inside do yourself a favor and visit the nearest car dealership to see how they are.

I'm thrilled about my new car, now using Google Maps and Mapquest will be ten times more fun, as you know online mapping services that offer high quality route planners make driving safe and also more efficient, so I think that now I will be using Google and Mapquest driving directions a lot more. I'll be back soon to tell how my driving experience felt with the new C 180.