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Australia, Greece and Slovakia Have Been Digitized with Universal Addresses

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November 15, 2004 - 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: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland (Uusimaa, Häme, and Pirkanmaa regions), France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States. About one billion people from these countries can immediately get their Universal Addresses on Universal Address Lookup Service (http://www.travelgis.com/geocode/), and access the highly efficient and reliable Universal Address powered cross-country cross-language turn-by-turn driving directions services on TravelGIS Driving Directions Service (http://www.travelgis.com/directions/) from their desktop computers. They can also use any kind of wireless devices to get turn-by-turn driving directions, maps and location based business searches in North America, Europe, Brazil and Australia powered by Universal Addresses on Mobile Location Based Services Network (http://mlbs.net/).

Now another continent has been digitized by the Universal Address System thanks to Microsoft MapPoint Web Service that provides the world most comprehensive street address databases. Now about one billion people from four continents can directly benefit from the Universal Address System. On Universal Address powered location based services, people will no longer be frustrated by wrong locations of street addresses, unfound street addresses and locations without addresses as seen frequently on the driving directions/map services of MSN, Yahoo, MapQuest, etc, said Dr. Xinhang Shen, President of NAC Geographic Products Inc., because there are no Universal Addresses that can not be found, and there are no locations on this planet that don’t have Universal Addresses. Using Universal Addresses to specify locations instead of traditional street addresses on location based services can reduce 80% of input characters, avoid difficulties in inputting addresses with foreign characters, eliminate errors from address databases and extend location based services to all locations no matter whether there are addresses or not. The 80% of reduction of input is significant in using wireless devices with small key pad to access location based services. The short Universal Addresses also make the enitire input interface of a driving directions service fit on a single screen of a small cellphone. A Universal Address is so short that can be included as part of an address on any business card.

The Universal Address System brings enormous benefits to the world. It has unified all addresses, geographic coordinates, area codes, postal codes, map grids, and property identifiers of the entire world. Now each of these codes can be represented by a single efficient Universal Address that connects the information from all kinds of location based services, maps, GPS receivers, navigation systems, courier and postal services, travel information systems, yellow pages, business directories, geographic information systems, as well as all other location related products and services, and makes them highly efficient, reliable and complete.

Therefore, a new era for using accurate locations in all human activities is starting in the whole world, and people will use accurate location just like accurate time.

About NAC Geographic Products Inc.
NAC Geographic Products Inc. is a leading company in geographic technologies including GIS, GPS, Internet and wireless software development. In addition to the revolutionary NAC Technology, the company also has a variety of products and services including: WEBGIS, NACMAP, NACDRAW, MLBS.NET, TravelGIS.com, and NAC Real-Time Geocoding Service, NAC Real-Time Mapping Service, etc.

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Email: lzhou@nacgeo.com

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