Rand McNally Joins the likes of Google and Yahoo!

    November 10, 2005

Rand McNally has joined the likes of Google and Yahoo! by offering developers a chance to Incorporate maps & directions in Web Sites.

The offering, billed as MapEngine is available as an API or web service. More info on this can be found at http://www.randmcnally.com/mapengine

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Extract from Rand McNally site added by WPN editor:

Cartographer-Grade Digital Maps for Business and Developers

Available as a fully hosted service and as a complete API, Rand McNally MapEngine allows organizations and developers to incorporate accurate, print-quality maps, directions, and location search functionality into websites.

Through Rand McNally MapEngine, you can access the same proprietary map database used by Rand McNally to publish printed Street Guides, Thomas Guides, and professional CustomView wall maps. Unlike other mapping servers that rely on raw vendor-supplied map databases, Rand McNally augments, corrects, and enhances these datasets and cartographically improves their presentation, resulting in more complete, accurate, and true-to-the-locality maps.

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