MapQuest Helps Bicyclists With Elevation Charts

Denver-based MapQuest is continuing to enhance its online mapping service, saying today that it has added a new feature which provides elevation charts to bicycle riders. The firm said its improved bike route calculator, available on its open sites, now provides elevation information for bike routes. Elevation charts are used by bicyclists to track the terrain and elevation of routes, either to find flatter or more challenging routes. MapQuest has recently been making a push to further differentiate its services from stiff competition from Google and Bing. MapQuest is owned by AOL.