Difference b/w open.mapquest.* and mapquest.*

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Rajavelu
Difference b/w open.mapquest.* and mapquest.*

Hi to all,

I am new to mapquest,

What is the difference b/w open.mapquest.* and mapquest.* ?.  As I seen somewhere open.mapquest gives data only from open source data(OSM) with nominatim api.

In some cases i got diff result from http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/search and open.mapquest. Why it differs?

 

 


MQDennisClarke
The difference is the data
The difference is the data source.  open.mapquestapi.com uses only OSM data while the www.mapquestapi.com uses a licensed data source with the OSM data as a back up for areas not covered by the licensed data. There can be difference due to differing update schedules.  Since the updates are sent by the user to the OSM services first, it is likely that they would show the change before any other hosting service.