SOURCE: Intelligent Spatial Technologies

October 26, 2006 09:46 ET

Intelligent Spatial Technologies Deploys iPointer™ Campus Tour at University of Maine

Students Get to Do It Their Way With the iPointer™

PORTLAND, ME -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 26, 2006 -- Intelligent Spatial Technologies Inc. (iST), the leading developer of location-based services (LBS) for mobile users, announces that it has deployed an iPointer™ Campus tour at the University of Maine in Orono. The iPointer™ Platform an innovative platform for developing next generation LBS applications such as mobile search, GPS tracking, geotagging & geoblogging, pedestrian navigation, and targeted advertising -- and getting them into market quickly.

The university selected iST to develop and deploy a customized self-guided tour application targeting prospective student groups visiting the university's campus. iST's innovative iPointer™ technology enables people to explore a defined area by using a PDA/cell phone with global positioning system and a digital compass combined with a database of geographic data and multi-media content and a powerful geospatial search engine. When students point the iPointer™-enabled cell phone at campus buildings and landmarks, they receive on-demand information, including text, audio, and pictures, about selected classroom buildings, residence halls, libraries, and other points of interest.

"We are proud to be able to deliver something that can shows the kind of innovation that happens on the University of Maine campus," said iST founder Chris Frank. "I think it adds an interesting dimension to the experience when prospective students learn that the initial research for the iPointer™ was done right here."

Student reaction to the iPointer™ Campus Tour has been positive. "I liked being able to tour the campus on my own, instead of being part of a big group. I was able to check out more information about the buildings and places that I was interested in," reported University of Maine student Will Gove. "The information provided by the iPointer™ was valuable and made my visit of the campus fun!"

The benefits of iPointer™ are many for the university -- it provides prospective students with a custom, on-demand tour of their own design; it provides valuable feedback and actionable data for follow-up, and it highlights the university's embrace of technology. "We know that campus visits are among the most important factors in a student's college-selection decision," says Liz Downing, Senior Associate Director of New Student Programs, University of Maine. "iST's iPointer™ technology provides prospective students with a memorable, interactive experience that enables them to follow their curiosity and explore the campus on their own rather than being confined to the structure of guide-led group experience."

About Intelligent Spatial Technologies

Intelligent Spatial Technologies, Inc. (iST) develops location-based services and technologies that transform the way people interact with the world around them. iST's iPointer™ platform uses patent-pending geospatial search technology to enable next generation mobile services such as pointing and proximity based mobile search, geotagging & blogging, GPS tracking and reporting, walking tours, city guides, pedestrian navigation, and targeted advertising. Portland, Maine-based iST was founded in 2003 and is privately held. For more information, call (207) 618-1931 or visit http://www.i-spatialtech.com.

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