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  1. Wow – the New MapQuest site just keeps rolling forward!  The latest update of the New MapQuest includes the ability to pick your language, search and re-arrange saved locations within your ‘My Maps’ collections and more in-line help. We have also updated the ‘Send to’ feature to now support Garmin GPS devices and added the Embedded Maps option.

    Pick Your Language on the New MapQuestPick Your Language

    The New MapQuest now offers our U.S. and Canada site to be seen in English, Spanish, German, French and Canadian French.  So now you can get directions, see live traffic updates and print in the language that’s most helpful to you.

    Embedded Maps

    Another exciting feature I would like to dive deeper into is Embedded Maps.  Have you ever wondered how a website can add a MapQuest map right inside of their website? If you are thinking it requires a developer, you will be pleased to know we have done the hard work for you! Adding an interactive map to a website is easy:

    1. Enter the location into
    2. Click the “Send To” button, then the “Your Website” tab
    3. Copy and paste the code to your site

    The MapQuest specific HTML code is written for you and all you need to do is add that text to your HTML source on your web page. This is useful for businesses, bloggers, or even hobbyists building your own website. Imagine making it easier for your customers to see where you are, and with a click or two, they can get directions directly to your location. This allows you to add maps instead of just links! This works for single locations, as well as routes. More advanced features for Embedded maps will be coming soon as we continue our fast, iterative feature releases so stay tuned!

    Send To on the New MapQuest

    Send to GPS

    The new site also lets you Send To Cell, Facebook, Twitter, Car and now GPS.  Send to GPS was available on the Classic MapQuest site and, due to popular demand, we’ve added it to the New MapQuest.

    What fun! As a tester of the MapQuest site, we keep one eye on usability, and the other on quality.  It is gratifying to be part of a team that is committed to releasing features based on consumer feedback and releasing them fast.  With that in mind, we want to hear from you – try out the new site and let us know what you think.