I’m very impressed with the new MapQuest Local, a new “local start page” which launched today. Things like this usually work great in Big Cities, then fall apart when you get to smaller towns. But, as I just wrote over on Hyperlocal Blogger, “This is probably the most compelling general local content experience on the web right now.” It pulls in local news from Topix, local photos from Flickr, local events, business listings, and a lot more, and wraps it all up in a solid interface with plenty of customization. And don’t forget — we may do a ton of talking about Google Maps and even Yahoo Local, but the fact is that MapQuest is the #1 map site in the U.S.
For more, head over to Hyperlocal Blogger: MapQuest Wants Your Local Content.