MapQuest which is a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL that they acquired for $1.1 billion in stock back in December 1999 has finally come to Canada. Today they have announced the launch of MapQuest.ca to provide accurate mapping tools and directions for Canadian addresses.
“MapQuest has been providing solutions to Canadian users to meet their trip-planning needs for years,” said Christian Dwyer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, MapQuest. “The launch of MapQuest.ca speaks to the growing needs of Canadian consumers for MapQuest tools, including search results and Canadian-specific directions providing a localized experience.”
The launch of the dedicated Canada site underscores AOL’s continued commitment to the Canadian marketplace, coming on the heels of AOL Canada’s recent announcement of the IAB Portrait (formerly known as Project Devil), the new ad format that could transform online marketing; and the announcement of a Canadian version of The Huffington Post, the leading online news and opinion site.