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China adopts Universal Address System

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PDAger Mobility Inc. and NAC Geographic Products Inc. have reached an agreement that NAC Geographic Products Inc. license the Natural Area Coding System to PDAger Mobility Inc. for its wireless location service application Map4U.

The Natural Area Coding System is a geodetic system that uses codes called Natural Area Codes (NAC) to unify all geographic co-ordinates, area codes, addresses, postal codes, map grids, map sheet codes and property identifiers in the world. A two-character NAC can uniquely represent an area about 1,200 km by 750 km anywhere in the world; a four-character NAC can represent a 40 km by 25 km area in the world; a six-character NAC can specify every square kilometre on the earth surface; an eight-character NAC can uniquely represent every area about 30 m by 25 m in the world; and a ten-character NAC can represent every square metre on the earth surface.

The Natural Area Coding System has been widely adopted, with 24 countries in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Pacific Region digitized with Universal Addresses.


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