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"Global referencing has long been an issue in the research community. I am very pleased
to learn NAC's universal address system. It certainly has its novelty."
- Dr. Vincent Tao, Director of Virtual Earth of Microsoft.
"Univeral Address System - a panacea for India."
- Ujaval Gandhi of Google Earth team.
"This (the Universal Address System) is an elegant solution that seems to
supply something that is becoming necessary as the world becomes more globalized,"

- Matt Ball, editor of GeoWorld magazine
"The Holy Grail in terms of addresses is a simple system that will work in all countries."
- Tim Evangelatos, Strategic Technologies and Policy Advisor for
GeoConnections at Natural Resources Canada.



The Natural Area Coding System is a new geodetic system that has generated a highly efficient code called Natural Area Code (NAC) to unify the representations of geographic coordinates, area codes, street addresses, postal codes, map grids and property identifiers of every location or area in the world, and make the information from all maps, GPS receivers and location based services and products directly connected, highly efficient and universal.

This is the official web site for the Natural Area Coding System and its derived systems. The Natural Area Coding Systemtm is a revolutionary geographic technology for the 21st century. It is to improve all geographic related products significantly such as GPS receivers, GIS interfaces, mail sorting programs and printed maps. There are many important systems derived from the Natural Area Coding System such as the Universal Address Systemtm, the Global Postal Code Systemtm, the Universal Map Grid Systemtm, the Universal Property Identity Code System tm (also called the Global Property Identification Systemtm), and the Universal Reference Systemtm (also called the World Reference Systemtm and the Global Reference Systemtm).



News

October 24, 2013 - Nigeria Adopts The Universal Address System
NAC Geographic Products Inc. announced that Polaris Digitech Limited - a pioneer geotechnology company of Nigeria has licensed the NAC Technology to develop a nation-wide NAC (i.e. Universal Address) database and its applications for Nigeria. (see here).

June 18, 2013 - LibanPost Adopts Global Postal Code System
NAC Geographic Products Inc. announced LibanPost - the postal service provider of Lebanon has licensed Global Postal Code System (also called Universal Address System) to establish a nation-wide address database and provide Global Postal Code based postal services in Lebanon. (see here).

November 15, 2011 - Streamline Postal and Courier Services With Global Postal Codes
NAC Geographic Products Inc. announced the release of NAC Sorter - a software module for mail sorting systems to sort all mail automatically from world level to final household mail boxes, thanks to the power of the Universal Address (also called the Global Postal Code). (see here).

October 25, 2011 - A Revolution in World Addressing Systems
NAC Geographic Products Inc. announced that Dr. Xinhang Shen, President of NAC Geographic Products Inc. had made a presentation "A Revolution in World Addressing Systems" on 2011 GEA Geocoding Conference, which is available here.

May 16, 2011 - Universal Geocoding Solution for the Entire World
NAC Geographic Products Inc. announced the release of Universal Geocoding Solution for the Entire World as part of NAC Real-Time Geo-Services Suite with which web applications now can obtain the geocode of every location on the planet, no matter whether the location has street address or not, thanks to the power of the Universal Address. (see Press Release May 16 2011).

December 8, 2010 - A Universal Address and GPS Enhanced Google Maps for iPhones
NAC Geographic Products Inc. proudly announced NACMaps - a customized NAC and GPS enhanced Google Maps for mobile devices now runs on all smartphones supported with HTML5 web browsers, especially iPhones... (see Press Release December 8, 2010).

August 10, 2009 - A Universal Address Enhanced Google Maps for Palm Pre
NAC Geographic Products Inc. proudly announced NAC Locator - a customized NAC enhanced Google Maps for mobile devices now runs on the world's most powerful mobile OS - webOS of Palm Pre handsets which is able to fully render all web pages powered by Javascripts and AJAX... (see Press Release August 10, 2009).

May 19, 2009 - Universal Address Makes Blackberry Maps Work Everywhere
NAC Geographic Products Inc. proudly announced that NACMaps - a NAC enhancement for Blackberry Maps has been released and available on the Blackberry App World of Research In Motion (RIM), to make Blackberry Maps work everywhere in all its covered geographic areas no matter whether there are no street addresses such as in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and no matter whether there are no standard street addresses in English as in many Asian countries... (see Press Release May 19, 2009).

February 16, 2009 - Government of Mongolia Adopts the Universal Address System
NAC Geographic Products Inc. proudly announced that the Government of Mongolia has passed an important resolution to adopt the revolutionary technology of NAC Geographic Products Inc. - the Universal Address System...(see Press Release February 16, 2009).

December 4, 2008 - NACAddin for MapPoint 2009
NAC Geographic Products Inc. proudly announced the release of NACAddin for MapPoint 2009 (see Press Release December 4, 2008).

October 25, 2007 - Universal Address Makes Mobile GMaps Universal
NAC Geographic Products Inc. and Mr. Cristian Streng - owner of Mobile GMaps proudly announced the release of NAC enhanced Mobile GMaps (see Press Release October 25, 2007).

September 20, 2007 - NAC Google Brings the Power of the Universal Addresses to Your Desktop
NAC Geographic Products Inc. announced the release of NAC Google - a powerful Google Desktop gadget that has integrated NAC Enhanced Google Maps, Google Local Search and Google Driving Directions onto one simple user interface, and brings the ease and power of Universal Addresses and Google Maps directly onto your desktop. (see Press Release September 20, 2007)

August 20, 2007 - NAC Enhanced Google Earth Flies You to Natural Wonders with Universal Addresses
NAC Geographic Products Inc. announced the release of the NAC Enhanced Google Earth to provide a truely language-independent, geographic coverage complete and highly efficient way for users to fly around, search nearby businesses and get driving directions on Google Earth no matter a destination is a famous museum with street address or a newly found natural wonder without steet address. (see Press Release August 20, 2007)

June 27, 2007 - Universal Address Enhanced Google Driving Directions Tells You How to Get to a Fishing Spot
Don't worry about the lack of the street address! Every spot has its own Universal Address. NAC Geographic Products Inc. announced the release of the NAC Enhanced Google Driving Directions - an integration of Natural Area Coding System and Google Driving Directions through Google's powerful AJAX APIs to provide a truely language-independent global service to connect any locations in the world no matter whether there are street addresses or not. (see Press Release June 27, 2007)

Feb. 26, 2007 - NAC Smart Tag Turns Microsoft Office into a GIS
NAC Geographic Products Inc. announced the release of the NAC Smart Tag DLL for Microsoft Office - an integration of the Natural Area Coding System with Microsoft Smart Tag technology. (see Press Release Fbe. 26, 2007)

November 3, 2006 - Location Signature for All News Reports with Universal Address Enhanced Google Maps
NAC Geographic Products Inc. announced the release of the NAC Enhanced Google Maps - an integration of the Natural Area Coding System with Google Maps through Google Maps API to provide the location signature and retrieve the map of a location signature for all news reports. (see Press Release November 3, 2006)


October 1, 2006 - Google Local Search Has Been Integrated with Universal Address
NAC Geographic Products Inc. announced the release of the NAC Enhanced Google Local Search - an integration of the Natural Area Coding System with Google Local Search through the Google AJAX Search API. (see Press Release October 1, 2006)


June 25, 2006 - One day, There will be no place like 7FJ5 Q92X - Article on the Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1151099410765&call_pageid=970599119419


January 17, 2006 - China adopts Universal Address System - Breaking News on the Globe and Mail
http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20041112.gtaddy1112/BNStory/Technology/


January 19, 2006 - The Universal Address System Gets Adopted in China PDAger Mobility Inc. (www.PDAger.com) and NAC Geographic Products Inc. (www.nacgeo.com) announced that the two companies have reached an agreement that NAC Geographic Products Inc. license the Natural Area Coding System (http://www.nacgeo.com/nacsite/) to PDAger Mobility Inc. for its wireless location service application - Map4U. (see Press Release January 19, 2006)


October 18, 2005 - NAC adds four new countries - Breaking News on the Globe and Mail

http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20041112.gtaddy1112/BNStory/Technology/


October 17, 2005 - Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan Have been Digitized with Universal Addresses
NAC Geographic Products Inc. has announced that Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan have been added to the countries and areas digitized with Universal Addresses and Natural Area Codes and made the number of the Universal Address digitized countries and areas to 24. (see Press Release October 17, 2005)


Exhibition on CommunicAsia 2005 in Singapore
NAC Geographic Products Inc. had exhibitted its new product Locamagic - a NAC enhanced location based services application for GPS cellphones on CommunicAsia 2005 in Singapore and received numerous media coverage such as CNBC Asia, RSI Frontier, etc.


8th Annual ICT Partnering Forum
On the 8th Annual ICT Partnering Forum on June 13, 2005 in Singapore, NAC Geographic Products Inc. introduced the Universal Address System and Locamagic to companies in Singapore and received great responses (see LHZB).


June 13, 2005 - A New Era for Using Accurate Location in the World
CommunicAsia 2005, Singapore - NAC Geographic Products Inc. has announced that the GPS and NAC enhanced wireless location based services application - Locamagic (http://Locamagic.biz) has been released to Telus Mobility of Canada. This application is designed for all GPS cellphones to provide address management, locating, navigating, local business searching, cellphone tracking and friends' location monitoring services for more than 30 countries in North America, Europe, South America and Asia-Pacific region (the geographic data are provided by Microsoft MapPoint Web Service). See Press Release June 13, 2005


November 15, 2004 - Australia, Greece and Slovakia Have Been Digitized with Universal Addresses
Toronto, Canada - NAC Geographic Products Inc. has announced that Australia, Greece and Slovakia have been added to the countries digitized with Universal Addresses and Natural Area Codes, and made the number of the Universal Address digitized countries to 22. See Press Release November 15, 2004


November 12, 2004 - Australia, Greece and Slovakia to use universal addresses - Breaking News on the Globe and Mail

http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20041112.gtaddy1112/BNStory/Technology/


September 14, 2004 - A Look at NAC Geographic - An Interview with Directions Magazine

http://directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=654


August 25, 2004 - Oil & Gas Industry Adopts the Universal Address System - Breaking News on the Globe and Mail

http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040825.gtaddress0825/BNStory/Technology/


August 27, 2004 - Oil & Gas Industry Adopts the Universal Address System
Toronto, Canada - NAC Geographic Products Inc. and U.S.-based Zeitgeist Data Management, Inc. have reached an agreement to license NAC Technology for ZDM's wellActivity.com - a well activity information system for the entire United States. See Press Release August 27, 2004


An Interview with GeoInformatics Magazine about the Natural Area Coding System

http://www.geoinformatics.com/freedownloads/universal.pdf


May 27, 2004, Brazil Has Been Digitized with Universal Addresses - Breaking News on the Globe and Mail

http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040527.gtbraz0527/BNStory/Technology/


May 28, 2004 - Brazil Has Been Digitized with Universal Addresses
Toronto, Canada - NAC Geographic Products Inc. has announced that Brazil has become the first country in South America that has been completely digitized with Universal Addresses and Natural Area Codes, and made the number of the Universal Address digitized countries to 19: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, ... See Press Release May 28, 2004


April 5, 2004, SafeAngel Adopts Universal Address System - Breaking News on the Globe and Mail

http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040405.gtangel0405/BNStory/Technology/


SafeAngel Adopts Universal Address System
April 5, 2004 - Toronto, Canada - NAC Geographic Products Inc. and SafeAngel Ltd. (UK) have reached an agreement to incorporate the NAC addressing standard into the SafeAngel Public Platform. SafeAngel develops middleware for the emerging enterprise location based service market, and targets areas such as service provision by location, rapid urban response systems and large scale human management using wireless GPS technology, in addition to the more traditional tracking, navigation and fleet management. NAC Technology allows SafeAngel to accurately and efficiently specify locations and areas anywhere in the world. See Press Release on April 5, 2004


February 19, 2004, NAC develops new meta tags - Breaking News on the Globe and Mail

http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040219.gtNAC0219/BNStory/Technology/


Next Generation of Internet Search Engines
February 19, 2004 - Toronto, ON - NAC Geographic Products (NACGEO) and Metamend today announced that the two companies have reached an agreement in an Internet search engine service. According to the agreement, Metamend is to optimize the meta tags and add a new meta tag to every web page of its clients and submit them to the database of NACGEO's Mobile Location Based Services Network (MLBS.NET). The new meta tag called NAC (Natural Area Code) tag (e.g. <meta name="NAC" content="8CNJ Q8ZG">) adds a new layer of power - location as a search variable that will enable Internet search engines to make accurate location based searches. A NAC tag will specify the exact location of a business anywhere in the world to a resolution of 30 meters for an eight character NAC and one meter for a ten character NAC. An eight or ten character NAC is also called a Universal Address because it can unique specify every building, house or other fixed object in the world. Universal Addresses can be directly measured and navigated by GPS receivers, and pinpointed on all maps with Universal Map Grids. The short high resolution Universal Addresses can be included on yellow pages, travel directories and business cards. The NAC tag not only makes location based searches possible, but also turns a keyword matching search into an accurate location based search. This greatly simplifies and speeds any location based search, compared with the algorithm that computes and compares distances. See Press Release on Feb. 19, 2004


October 9, 2003, The Universal Address System is adopted in Somaliland
NAC Geographic Products Inc. - Toronto NAC Geographic Products Inc. of Canada and Cadastral Surveys of Somaliland proudly announce the initial success in adopting and implementing the Universal Address System in Somaliland. For more information, see Press Release October 9, 2003


September 26, 2003, Somaliland Adopts the Universal Address System - Breaking News on the Globe and Mail

http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20030926.gtaddy0926/BNStory/Technology/


August 10, 2003, The Launch of the Universal Address System
The Universal Address System has been launched in the world as the launch of two Universal Address powered location based web applications These revolutionary applications are the most comprehensive and efficient location based services in the world providing Universal Addresses to all locations in 18 countries and Universal Address powered driving directions service, maps and location based searches of businesses for 26 countries. For more information, see Press Release August 10, 2003


August 6, 2003, Universal address system goes public The Global And Mail Breaking News:

http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20030806.gtuniv0806/BNStory/Technology/


June 20, 2003, Natural Area Coding System Extended to Mobile Location Based Services Network (MLBS.NET) by Glenn Letham is featured on the Wireless Developer Network:

http://www.wirelessdevnet.com/articles/mlbsnet/


June 2, 2003, Universal address system gets Microsoft backing by JACK KAPICA is featured as Breaking News on the Globe and Mail:

http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20030602.gtmapjune2/BNStory/Technology/


January 22, 2003, Problems and Solutions; Wireless Location Based Services by Dr. Xinhang Shen, President & CEO of NAC Geographic Products Inc. has been featured on the Wireless Development Network - the most influential web partal for wireless technologies. This article pointed out the serious problems in wireless location based services, and described how the NAC technology can solve all these problems.

http://www.wirelessdevnet.com/features/nacjan03/index.html


January 7, 2003 Toronto, Canada. NAC Geographic Products Inc. today welcame the visiting of Mr. Masaaki Maeda, Senior Vice President, and Mr. Richie R. Ikoma, Vice President from NTT DoCoMo USA. They came to investigate how the revolutionary technology - the Natural Area Coding System can improve wireless location based services. On the five hour meeting, Mr. Xinhang Shen made a presentation followed by a long time hot discussion. It was a very fruitful meeting. More >>


October 23, 2002, Digitize the Entire Earth by Dr. Xinhang Shen, President & CEO of NAC Geographic Products Inc. has been featured on both the Wireless Development Network - the most influential web partal for wireless technologies:

http://www.wirelessdevnet.com/articles/nacgeo/index.html

and the GeoCommunity - the most influential web partal for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS), CAD, Mapping, and Location-Based industry professionals:

http://spatialnews.geocomm.com/features/nacgeo/


October 1, 2002, A Presentation of the Universal Address System on ROBTV Dr. Xinhang Shen, President & CEO of NAC Geographic Products Inc. was invited to make a presentation about the Universal Address System on the Canadian national television - Report on Business Television which is available at:

http://www.robtv.com/channels/hubs/content/bottomline_archives_oct2002.html


September 9, 2002, International Important News on Science and Technology Daily The Natural Area Coding System has been featured as International Important News on Science and Technology Daily - the most important Chinese newspaper in science and technology.

Overcome the Barriers of Languages, Easy to Remember and Search


July 19, 2002, Breaking News on the Globe and Mail The Natural Area Coding System has got a great attention from the public media. The Globe and Mail - the most important national newspaper of Canada has published a special report about the Natural Area Coding System with comments from experts in the geographic technologies. "This is an elegant solution that seems to supply something that is becoming necessary as the world becomes more globalized - it certainly solves a lot of the problems with current systems," said Matt Ball, editor of Boulder, Colo.-based GeoWorld magazine and show manager for the recent GEOTec conference in Toronto. The article is available as Breaking News at:

http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/front/RTGAM/20020719/gtgps/Front/homeBN/breakingnews

As Breaking Business News at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/business/RTGAM/20020719/gtgps/Business/businessBN/breakingnews-business

As Canadian source for timely technology http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/ArticleNews/tech/RTGAM/20020719/gtgps/Technology/techBN/


April 10, 2002, A Presentation on the 2002 GEOTec Event Dr. Xinhang Shen made a very successful presentation on the 2002 GEOTec Event about the Natural Area Coding System and its derived Universal Address System. The article is available at:

http://www.nacgeo.com/GEOTec/


March 10, 2002, Universal Address Lookup Web Service The Universal Address Lookup Service for any address in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and United States is launched on the TravelGIS.com. Everybody now can find their Universal Address there free of charge. It will become a new fashion to have the Universal Address on people's business cards that can be navigated by GPS receivers.

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