DENVER — MapQuest ( mapquest), a pioneer in the digital mapping category, recently announced the relaunch of its popular Route Planner, a patented technology that simplifies the process of creating, optimizing and manipulating complex routes with multiple stops. Route Planner can create a route of up to 26 stops and optimize for either the shortest time or the most direct distance, making it an appealing feature for small businesses in industries such as healthcare, delivery and shipping, real estate, home maintenance, supply/parts, government and sales.
"As a leader in mapping solutions, MapQuest provides businesses and individuals with customizable and reliable solutions that drive growth and productivity," said Brian McMahon, senior vice president and general manager at MapQuest. "The relaunch of Route Planner ensures a free solution for routing that enables users to increase efficiency, as well as save resources wasted on circuitous routes."
Route Planner's unique offerings include the ability to:
•Easily import addresses from external sources such as Excel and CSV;
•Optimize routes for either the shortest time or the most direct distance;
•Control routes and the order of stops;
•Get step-by-step directions including estimated time for each leg of your trip and gas mileage reimbursement rates;
•Select advanced route options that avoid highways or tolls;
•Send routes via text or email or open in MapQuest mobile apps for turn-by-turn navigation.
To access route planner, click here.
"I drive for a living, stopping anywhere from 3 to 40 stops a day. I use MapQuest Route Planner to get the most accurate and fastest route," said Troy B from Madison, Wis. "The copy and paste and auto-organizer is amazing and so much better than typing them all in and organizing myself."
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About MapQuest: MapQuest, a pioneer in the digital mapping category, continues to be one of the leading mapping brands, reaching more than 40 million multi-platform users*. The company works with both businesses and consumers to enable everyday explorers to find, learn about and locate their desired destinations. The company pioneered mapping technology and has developed a bold, human and responsive approach that enables users to access features and tools that enhance their daily lives. MapQuest's mobile solutions are compatible with a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone and Android. MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc., is based in Denver, Colo.