It looks like TomTom is having a pretty good year. First, Apple dropped Google as its primary Maps provider, only to switch to TomTom (along with some other sources). Now, MapQuest announced that it has selected TomTom Maps to power its iPhone and Android apps.
“As the world’s leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products and services, TomTom provides coverage for more than 7.5 million miles of roads across North America,” MapQuest’s Jennifer Asbury said in a blog post. “That’s like going to the moon and back about 16 times. That’s like traveling the length of the Great Wall of China over 1,300 times. That’s like running well over a quarter of a million marathons. Basically, it’s a lot of mapped miles any way you look at it.”
“With MapQuest and TomTom maps, you could drive virtually anywhere there’s a road in the United States with our app as your travel companion (No need to panic if you forget to print off directions before leaving your house.),” added Asbury.
Earlier this month, in an effort to lure developers from Google Maps, MapQuest launched free and unlimited APIs.
Google, meanwhile, continues to enhance its Street View imagery. Today, the company announced some new State Park and other California imagery.