SOURCE: Schmap Inc.

February 06, 2007 23:56 ET

Schmap Releases Innovative Local Search Tool

CARRBORO, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- Schmap announced today the release of Schmap Local, an innovative local search tool that recognizes and saves addresses and phone numbers on popular local search websites, including Google Maps, Yahoo! Local, MapQuest and Citysearch.

Schmap Local works by placing small icons next to local business listings on the user's favorite local search websites. When the user finds a local listing of interest -- say a restaurant, shop or movie theater -- clicking the Schmap Local icon next to that listing gives access to a host of useful options.

With Schmap Local, users can:

-- Save addresses and phone numbers as they browse the web.

-- Call phone numbers via Skype with a single click.

-- Link automatically to a map and driving directions for any chosen address.

-- Send addresses via SMS text message to a mobile phone.

-- Sync addresses via Outlook with a PDA, BlackBerry or iPod.

Schmap Local is free of charge to users, available as a browser plug-in for Internet Explorer, or as a Firefox extension. To try out Schmap Local, or to see a brief video of its use, please visit

About Schmap

Schmap is a leading publisher of digital travel guides for 200 destinations throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The company's innovative geospatial platform also allows users to publish and share their own web-based schmapplets -- collections of places, with maps, photos, articles and reviews. Schmap's travel guides are available for free download at, while user published schmapplets are shared at

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:

    Natalia Palacios
    Schmap Inc.
    +1 919-741-5094
    Email Contact