It looks like these open source map charters have been hard at work. MapQuest has just announced the launch of 8 additional maps built using open technology and OpenStreetMap data. MapQuest now supports Australia, Denmark, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore and Sweden. Great news if you’re a believer/user of open source projects and/or you’re looking for a free alternative to Google Maps. They have even updated their MapQuest sites with additional features – language selection, map tiles that update every 15 minutes, searches that update every 5 minutes, driving directions updated daily, a new map toolbar for improved searching, an easy ways to share maps (through email/Facebook/embed), draggable routes, and more. How many of you are MapQuest users?