SOURCE: Urban Mapping, Inc.

May 08, 2008 14:22 ET

Urban Mapping Reaches 40,000 Neighborhood Boundaries

Urban Mapping's Leadership Position in Neighborhood Boundary Data Collection and Solution Offerings Continues With This Landmark Achievement

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 8, 2008) - Urban Mapping, Inc., the leading provider of location-rich content for interactive applications, today announced it has compiled 40,000 U.S. neighborhoods representing more than 2,000 cities and towns. This collection of neighborhood boundary information powers the Urban Mapping Urbanware: Neighborhoods™ database solution for interactive applications in local search, mapping/GIS, real estate, and other verticals.

"This landmark achievement uniquely positions Urban Mapping as the leading global provider of neighborhood boundary data and other geo-relevant products for enhanced interactive applications," said Ian White, Urban Mapping CEO. "I am proud of the efforts of our research staff who have all contributed to this major milestone. We look forward to increasing the breadth of this product for our customer base as we diligently work to add new coverage. In addition to the U.S. coverage, Urban Mapping continues to solidify its position in international coverage, with more than 10,000 defined neighborhoods across Canada and many European countries."

Urban Mapping's neighborhood boundary database accounts for the inherent "fuzziness" of neighborhoods and recognizes the significant limitations of the ZIP code -- which bears no relationship to what actual users can understand. By geographically encoding boundaries of thousands of neighborhoods, Urban Mapping provides the precise latitude and longitude for every neighborhood. This information is compiled using thousands of resources from Urban Mapping's worldwide team of Neighborhood Researchers to real estate, tourism and hospitality industries, as well as retail and local media outlets.

By leveraging Urban Mapping's neighborhood boundary data through the Urbanware: Neighborhoods database product, businesses can deliver enhanced geographically relevant interactive applications that can help them zero-in their customers and users through precise neighborhood-based information; create highly functional and informative maps for a variety of business and consumer applications; offer compelling neighborhood-based information for real estate services, and derive unique neighborhood-based content that captures the essence and behaviors of a particular social network.


Urban Mapping's location-rich Urbanware products enhance the value of local content for interactive applications. The company's flagship product, Urbanware™ Neighborhoods, is a database of informal space and is used by all major portals, map platforms and Internet yellow page publishers, including Microsoft's Virtual Earth, Idearc's, MapQuest and AT&T's Urban Mapping also offers a database of mass transit systems and a novel geotargeting solution focused on the needs of local search. For more information about Urban Mapping, visit or call 415.946.8170.

Urban Mapping and Urbanware are trademarks of Urban Mapping, Inc.

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