Mongolian Government Adopts Universal Address System
February 16, 2009, Toronto, Canada,
NAC Geographic Products Inc. 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 for all location related services and products in Mongolia after a comprehensive research
of all address systems in the world. This is another breakthrough for the Universal Address System to become the
main stream address and locating system in the world.
Universal Addresses not only possess all the functionalities of traditional addresses, but more
importantly are unified representations of all locations and areas in the world that can be used
conveniently by both consumers and professionals to bridge all the gaps caused by different representations
of locations and areas. As Universal Addresses are digital and global addresses, the adoption of
the Universal Address System will make Mongolia well positioned in the digitization and globalization era.
A Universal Address is an eight or ten character
Natural Area Code (NAC) which can represent both areas and locations anywhere in the world.
A two character NAC can specify any area about 1000 km in length and width like a province, a four character
NAC represents a 30 km long and wide area (like a city) approximately, a six character NAC is roughly equivalent
to any square kilometer area on the earth, an eight character NAC can uniquely identify a 30 meter long and wide
area (size of a house or building) in the world, and a ten character NAC can pinpoint any location in the world to
the resolution of one meter. Therefore, Universal Addresses are highly compact and human-friendly codes that can
be used as adrresses, postcodes, geographic coordinates, area codes, property identifiers, etc.
Marking Universal Addresses on house number plates, street signes and all other roadside objects will physically
digitize the land because Universal Addresses are the coordinates of the Universal Map Grids. Thus, comparing
the Universal Address of any destination and the one marked on the local roadside object can immediately
get the distance and direction to the destination and will significantly help taxi, courier, delivery, especially
ambulance, fire fighters and police find locations.
Using Universal Addresses as identifiers of street lights, fire hydrants, parking meters and other
roadside objects can straightforward the processes in reporting, managing and physically locating these objects
because they can function as both database keys and coordinates of physical locations.
Printing Universal Map Grids on a map can help people directly pinpoint the location of any Universal
Address on the map to avoid the time consuming procedure in looking up the street name on the street index
and guessing the location of the street number along the street. Moreover, the location information obtained from
different maps with the Universal Map Grids can be directly connected and exchanged no matter what projections
and scales the maps have, while the location information obtained from a country map with longitude/latitude
grid, a state map with UTM grid and a street map with a local grid are nearly impossible to be connected.
When Universal Addresses are used as global postcodes for automatic mail sorting, they can sort mail from the
world level to the final mail boxes with better coverage and accuracy than any existing postcodes. Since Universal
Addresses exist everywhere, mail with Universal Addresses can also be conveniently sorted and delivered to any
temporary locations in the world. This is well suited to Mongolia with many yurts residing on temporary
If the capability of handling Universal Addresses is implemented in GIS software, local search engines and
navigation systems, Universally Addresses can be used to efficiently, reliably, uniquely and
universally specify locations and areas, a sharp contrast to traditional addresses that are long,
language dependent, full of variations, frequently duplicated, and available only to limited (less than 1%)
locations in the world. For example, you can simply input
H5Q2 R48Q instead of
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
to get the map of Eiffel Tower in Paris.
If Universal Addresses are listed on all yellow pages, tourist guides and business directories, and included on
all business cards, advertisements and websites, customers can easily find these bsuinesses with
their Universal Addresses on either printed maps with Universal Map Grids, Universal Address enhanced navigation
systems or physically on the land with Universal Addresses marked on all its street signs.
If Universal Addresses have been used as landmarks, addresses, geographic coordinates, area codes, postcodes,
property identifiers and Universal Map Grids have been printed on all kinds of maps, all people, no matter
professionals or consumers, tourists or local residents, can directly communicate all location information
in the world without needs to do complicated data conversion between different systems and eliminate the huge
time and cost currently wasted in the geographic data conversion.
Here are some examples of NAC enhanced products and services:
Here are some sample Universal Addresses:
- NAC Addin for MapPoint - a standalone
Universal Address enhanced desktop mapping and navigation software.
- NAC Earth - a Universal Address enhanced
Google Earth which allows users to fly to any locations in its virtual earth.
- NAC Smart Tag DLL automatically highlighting
all the Universal Addresses on Outlook emails, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations
and Access databases and linking them to their corresponding detail satellite images.
- Locamagic - a NAC enhanced GPS cellphone application
providing positioning, locating, navigating, local business searching, real-time tracking and real-time
- Universal Addresses Lookup Service and Free
Geocoding Service providing Universal Addresses for any locations in the world.
- NAC Enhanced Google Maps mapping Universal
Addresses of any locations in the world on high resolution satellite images.
- NAC Enhanced Google Local displaying the
Universal Addresses of all nearby businesses of any location.
- NAC Enhanced Google Driving Directions
providing driving directions between the Universal Addresses of any locations.
"Wide use of the Universal Address System will dramatically improve the postal service, courier, taxi and
delivery services, emergency services, online location based services, navigation and map products,
property and public works management systems, transportation and tourism in Mongolia and make Mongolia a
truely geo-technology advanced country in the world," said Dr. Xinhang Shen, president of NAC Geographic
Products Inc. "As the world is further embracing the Universal Address System, numerous business opportunities
will be created for GPS manufacturers, GIS developers, map publishers, mail sorting equipment and location
based services providers. Its implementation in both GIS infrastructure and physical land will be
the most valuable long term investment in the stimulus packages of all governments in the world."
About NAC Geographic Products Inc.
Incorporated in 1995 in Toronto, Canada, NAC Geographic Products Inc. is a world's leading company in
geographic technologies. In addition to the Natural Area Coding System, the company has
developed many important GIS software products and provides
(geocoding, reverse-geocoding, mapping, driving directions, nearby business searching and traffic information)
for web applications and wireless location based services for consumers as well as consulting projects.
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