MapQuest Beta and Blog

MapQuest screenshot

MapQuest — still the ostensible market leader in online mapping, apparently — has taken some steps to catch up with its upstart rivals. Its new blog — yes, MapQuest now has a blog — begins with a post announcing MapQuest’s new beta version. The beta’s upgrades are to MapQuest’s user interface, which was, let’s be honest, so last century; the features are outlined here. The problem is, these features have been offered by MapQuest’s competition for years — it’s October 2007, and only now is MapQuest allowing its users to input addresses in a single input box. To say that they’re playing catchup is a bit of an understatement. Via Anything Geospatial.