SOURCE: Urban Mapping

Urban Mapping

March 04, 2011 14:07 ET

Urban Mapping's Industry-Leading Hosted Mapping Platform Incorporates Mass Transit Data; Expands On-Demand Geospatial Data Offerings

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2011) - Urban Mapping, Inc (UMI), a leading provider of geospatial web services and on-demand data for interactive mapping applications, today announced availability of public transportation data through Mapfluence, its powerful, cloud-based mapping platform. Previously available as a stand-alone database, Urban Mapping has integrated core elements of mass transit data into its hosted mapping platform with on-demand data.

Critical for site selection, marketing, logistics and other activities, Urban Mapping's public transport data features highly detailed information about more than 150 public transportation systems in North America. UMI employs a globally-distributed field research network to collect information about bus, rail and ferry systems, including ridership data, station attributes, entrance locations, schedules, unplanned events and over 100 other data elements.

"We stand apart from the pack with unparalleled emphasis on data normalization, detail and ease of use. Through our extensive field research operation, we have detailed over 10,000 subway and train station entrances and exits, collecting information about handicap accessibility, ridership levels, and station amenities," said Ian White, CEO Urban Mapping.

The Mapfluence on-demand data catalog is the industry's most comprehensive, containing over 10,000 high-value data variables spanning dozens of categories, including demographics, consumer spending, education, crime, business analytics, natural hazards and many more. Leading customers such as CoStar Group and MapQuest have implemented Urban Mapping's mass transit product.

This is a boon for vertical markets such as the commercial real estate industry, insurance and business intelligence, and for local search and navigation. Site selection specialists, for example, who are looking for greater granularity on the growing urban population can now evaluate potential retail store sites relative not only to demographics, business and consumer spending trends, but also to public transport.

About Urban Mapping
Urban Mapping, Inc (UMI) provides geospatial data and web services to simplify the development and deployment of online mapping and data visualization applications. With Mapfluence, UMI's hosted mapping platform, organizations can access an on-demand catalog of 10,000+ high-value variables to query, visualize and analyze data using maps, tables and charts. Since 2006, leading interactive publishers like Microsoft, MapQuest and Yahoo! as well as leading enterprises like CoStar Group, Tableau Software and CoreLogic have been utilizing Urban Mapping's geospatial data and technology. For more information, please visit us at