DENVER -- MapQuest.com has launched a beta (http://www.mapquest.com/maps-directions/
) of its new multi-stop Route Builder feature. This new tool lets drivers save time and money by mapping out their entire journey - and multiple destination stops in between - in one convenient step.
MapQuest's Route Builder feature was the #1 requested feature among the millions of MapQuest consumers. MapQuest.com recently had a record 50 million unique monthly visitors, two and a half times more than the leading competition.*
"MapQuest.com continues to be the leading resource for people to find places and get reliable directions. And now the new Route Builder feature lets travelers map out driving directions between multiple stops - saving them time, gas money and frustration," says Mapquest VP and GM Jim Greiner.
MapQuest's Route Builder lets users:
-- Add up to 10 location destinations along a route;
-- Search for destination by address or place name;
-- Optimize route to avoid highways or toll roads;
-- Find gas stations, hotels, restaurants, ATMs, and other places along the way;
-- Re-order stops by dragging and dropping and automatically recalculate driving directions;
-- Print, or email route; and
-- Choose to show or hide directions as the route is plotted.
MapQuest helps people find places. MapQuest offers Internet, mobile, business solutions, and published products worldwide. MapQuest.com, both the top mapping and directories site on the Web according to comScore Media Metrix, served more than 50 million users in May, 2006. MapQuest, a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL LLC, is based in Denver, Colorado.
AOL and its subsidiaries operate a leading network of Web brands and the largest Internet access subscription service in the United States. Web brands include the AOL.com(R) website, AIM(R), MapQuest(R) and Netscape(R). AOL offers a range of digital services in the areas of education, safety and security, communications and music. The company also has operations in Europe and Canada. AOL LLC is a majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. and is based in Dulles, Virginia.