SOURCE: Swivel

May 28, 2007 11:00 ET

Swivel Launches Swivel Geography

Swivel.com Now Enables Visitors to Geographically Visualize Global Data

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 28, 2007) - Swivel, a data exploration Web site for curious people, today announced the availability of Swivel Geography on Swivel.com. Swivel Geography allows site visitors to visualize world data graphically on maps, giving users an additional way to analyze and gain new insights from their data by seeing it represented geographically. The mapping function is being added to Swivel's existing tools for analyzing global data, including trend graphs over time, bar graphs across categories, tables and data clouds, among others.

Swivel Geography is built on world-class map technology and includes many of the features users prefer, such as the ability to zoom in and out and move seamlessly from one part of the globe to another. Swivel Geography adds to the experience with rich interactive features that enable users to drill down into specific data points in more detail.

"It's good news for the geospace industry that Swivel's large and growing repository of the world's data can be seen on maps," said Andrew Tuner, founder of High Earth Orbit. "All of that data can be downloaded in a standard format (KML) and used in other geography applications like Mapufacture or Google Earth, enabling anyone to make their own mash-ups."

"By adding this functionality to Swivel, we continue to present our community with the easiest ways to view, analyze and share global data," commented Brian Mulloy, Swivel co-founder. "Now you don't need to be a programmer to see the data you are interested in displayed on a map. We make it easier for people to communicate their discoveries to interested parties."

About Swivel

Swivel is a Web site for uploading, exploring and sharing data. Individuals and organizations worldwide can easily add their data to Swivel, compare it with other data, and share their insights via email, Web sites and blogs. Along with the currently available free edition for public data, Swivel will also offer a professional edition for private data, allowing businesses to gain insights through comparisons of public data with their secure private data. Funded by Minor Ventures in December 2005, co-founders Brian Mulloy and Dmitry Dimov lead Swivel's mission of making the world's data fun and insightful for everyone at www.swivel.com.

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