Norwich, VT (PRWEB) August 1, 2007
Maponics, LLC - a mapping provider to the Fortune 500™ - today announced GIS licensing of Maponics Neighborhood Boundaries, a neighborhood map polygon database that is helping businesses and their customers meet the growing demand for better local targeting and mapping. For the first time GIS firms, mapping companies, and other businesses performing geographic analytics can incorporate accurate neighborhood boundaries with quarterly updates into their own maps and services at a reasonable cost.
Socially and culturally, people think of city geography in terms of neighborhoods. Overlaying ZIP Codes™ has historically provided marketing punch to analysis, but business clients are increasingly looking to visualize markets by neighborhood.
Covering hundreds of the top US cities, the Maponics Neighborhood Boundaries database includes all latitude and longitude coordinates for each neighborhood polygon. Available in ArcView® shapefile and MapInfo® TAB formats, this polygon layer is ready out-of-the-box for mapping or back-end data analysis. Unique features include:
- hand-drawn polygons, not aggregations of ZIP Codes or Census Tracts
- boundary validation by over 1000 real estate agents
- continuous data maintenance and ongoing addition of new cities
- many auxiliary tables, relating neighborhoods to ZIP Codes, Tracts, school districts, and more
"For years, we were asked about showing neighborhoods in our maps, but no such database existed," says Steve Zuckerman, Director of Mapping Operations at Maponics. "Maponics' experience in cartography and spatial data - particularly for marketing applications - was invaluable as we put together this product line."
Flexible licensing terms are designed to make this a fit for a wide range of firms involved in geographic analysis and mapping. Flat fee or royalty-based licensing is available. For more information, contact Maponics at 800-762-5158 or visit http://www.maponics.com.
America's largest corporations entrust Maponics with their mapping and data needs - including 20% of the Fortune 500. Maponics is located in Norwich, Vermont, with customers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
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