August 20, 2007, Toronto, Canada,
NAC Geographic Products Inc. announced the release
of the NAC Enhanced Google Earth (NAC Earth)
with a new user interface to bridge Natural
Area Codes (NAC) and Google Earth through Google Earth's COM APIs 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.
Virtual sightseeing on Google Earth has become popular and there are many websites which publish KML files
to show tourist attractions on Google Earth. It's a great experience that users can fly to and enjoy all famous
and spectacular sceneries instantly, economically and environment-friendly. However, all main stream media
(televisions, radios, newspapers and magazines) without hyperlink capabilities are rarely active in publishing
the exact location information for all these natural wonders and historical sites due to the inefficiency
of the longitude/latitude coordinates - the only way currently supported on Google Earth to represent any
given location on the earth.
Now NAC Earth has solved this problem, and users can simply input a short Universal Address (such as
H5Q2 R48Q) to get to any scene
in the world (such as Eiffel Tower in Paris) as they want immediately on the NAC Enhanced Google Earth.
A Universal Address is an eight or ten character NAC which can be used to represent both an area and a
location 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 every house or building in the world, and a ten character NAC can pinpoint
any location in the world to the resolution of one meter.
With the Natural Area Codes, people can easily represent any areas and locations, from countries,
provinces, national conservation parks, cities, stadiums, museums, universities, hospitals, shopping malls,
railway stations and docks to hotels, restaurants, post offices, street lights, fire hydrants,
sewage exits, electric wirepoles and trees, and from locations of crimes scenes, accidents, pollutions,
underwater wreckages and news events to locations of your dating benches, BBQ tables, camping sites and
fishing spots. There are already many NAC enhanced products and services available such as:
With the Universal Addresses and NAC Earth, all main stream media (televisions, radios, newspapers
and magazines) now can easily participate the discussion of tourist attractions, natural disasters
and other important events anywhere in the world as effectively as online websites by publishing their Universal
Addresses together with the reviews and reports to make their audience or readers able to get to the "scenes"
instantly on NAC Earth. They can also publish hot virtual sightseeing destinations gracefully on their travel
sections daily or weekly thanks to the efficiency and beauty of the Universal Addresses. Here are some examples
of Universal Addresses:
- 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.
- 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.
NAC Earth can also help police officers, journalists, road inspectors, environment monitors, sales professionals,
real estate agents and school teachers to efficiently navigate in the virturl world provided by Google Earth.
NAC Earth can be downloaded here and
installed on all computers with Windows OS free of charge.
About NAC Geographic Products Inc.
Incorporated in 1995 in Toronto, Canada, NAC Geographic Products Inc. is a world's leading company in
geographic information 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.
Tel: +1 416 496 6110
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