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The Natural Area Coding SystemTM, NACTM, the Universal Address SystemTM, Universal Area CodeTM, Universal AddressTM, the Global Postal Code SystemTM, Global Postal CodeTM, Universal Postal CodeTM, GPCTM, the Universal Property Identifier SystemTM, the Universal Property Identifying SystemTM, Universal Property IdentifierTM, UPIDTM, the Universal Property Identity Code SystemTM, Universal Property Identity CodeTM, UPICTM, the Universal Map Grid SystemTM, Universal Map GridsTM and many other special terms on this web site are the trade marks of NAC Geographic Products Inc. and protected by laws of intellectual properties of the world.

The algorithm, the character set, the concept of the Natural Area Coding System and all the generated Natural Area Codes are copyrighted content of NAC Geographic Products Inc. and protected by the International Copyright Law.

The Natural Area Coding System is a proprietory standard that requires licenses to use except that:
  1. Consumers use NAC enhanced location based services or products such as maps, local searches, directions, navigation systems, etc;
  2. Unless automating a collection of NACs, business users use NAC enhanced location based services or products such as maps, local searches, directions, navigation systems, etc;
  3. Residents including businesses of a house or building use the NAC of the house or building;
  4. Non-commercial aplications authorized by NAC Geographic Products Inc. such as:
    • marking the local Natural Area Code on the door/gate of each building/house as its address for postal service, emergency service, property registration, etc in any area in the world;
    • marking the local Natural Area Code on each street sign or the pavement of a street as geographic coordinates to help travellers to efficiently navigate in the area;
    • marking the local Natural Area Code as the identifier of each roadside object of a government such as a fire hydrant, street light, electric wire pole, manhole, parking meter, parking space, gas meter, etc to unify the database key and the exact location of the object;
    • marking the local Natural Area Code as the identifier of each park property of a government such as a bench, BBQ grill, riverside rescue kit, tree, etc for people to date, gather and use conveniently;
    • enhancing government's property registration systems with Natural Area Codes as property identifiers and location/area identifiers for searching and map retrieving;
    • enhancing government's roadside objects management systems with Natural Area Codes as object identifiers and location/area identifiers for searching and map retrieving;
    • enhancing government's park properties management systems with Natural Area Codes as property identifiers and location/area identifiers for searching and map retrieving;
    • printing the home Natural Area Code on each driver license as the address or part of the address of the driver;
    • enhancing emergency dispatching and responding systems with Natural Area Codes to help non-profit emergency services (police, fire fighters and ambulance) to locate and communicate locations of emergencies accurately and efficiently.
Governments and not-for-profit organizations don't need to sign separate licensing agreements for their non-commercial applications/projects with NAC Geographic Products Inc. However, the free license granted here for a non-commercial application of a government or a not-for-profit organization requires the government or the not-for-profit organization outsource the NAC implementation project only to corporation members of the International NAC Society or companies with special written permission from NAC Geographic Products Inc., that is, only corporation members of the International NAC Society and companies with special written permission from NAC Geographic Products Inc. are authorized to bid for and carry out non-commercial NAC implementation projects for governments and not-for-profit organizations. All other corporations are forbidden to bid for or carry out any such projects for governments and not-for-profit organizations. To confirm whether a company to do the NAC implementation project is a permitted company, the government or the non-profit organization is required to send an email to licensing@nacgeo.com with the complete information of the project (project name, tender id, total implementation time, total cost, description of the work, etc) together with the information of the company to do the project (company name, company address, company contact person's name and email and phone).

Royalty based licenses for commercial applications (maps with NAC Grids, GPS receivers, GPS navigation systems, mail sorting systems, online location based services, etc) that can input, display, retrieve, store and/or process Natural Area Codes or any of its derived codes can be obtained from NAC Geographic Products Inc.

Here is a simplified NAC licensing model which allows you to use NACs and Universal Addresses on any of your applications provided that: Please contact NAC Geographic Products Inc. for more information about the licenses:
NAC Geographic Products Inc.
NAC: 8CNJ Q8ZG
Web: www.nacgeo.com
Email: licensing@nacgeo.com
Tel: +1 416 496 6110

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