Mobile GMaps is a free wireless map application for most Java enabled cellphones. It provides high resolution
satellite images, aerial maps and detail street maps from Yahoo, Microsoft Virtual Earth, Ask.com and other sources,
as well as local search, turn-by-turn directions and additional services. Users now can use NACs to specify areas and
locations for retrieving maps, getting driving directions and searching local amenities anywhere in the world. The
application also combines the four latitude/longitude coordinates of the bounding rectangle of each item from
Wikimapia into a single NAC. If the cellphone is equipped with GPS, it will also display the GPS location in NAC
which functions like a location watch to tell exact location.
October 25, 2007, Toronto, Canada, NAC Geographic Products Inc.
and Mr. Cristian Streng - owner of Mobile GMaps proudly announced
the release of NAC enhanced Mobile GMaps.
A Natural Area Code (NAC) is an efficient and unified
representation for both an area and a location anywhere in the world, which can uniquely specify any city-sized area
in the world with only four characters, every square kilometer with six characters, every building-sized area with
eight characters, and every square meter with ten characters. NACs can be used as geographic coordinates, universal
addresses, global postcodes, universal area codes and universal property identifiers to bridge the gaps caused by
different languages and traditions of different countries and to make all these representations highly efficient.
Therefore, eight and ten character NACs are also called Universal Addresses. The NAC of any area, location or street
address in the world can be found on www.travelgis.com/map.asp
and www.travelgis.com/geocode/. Businesses should
include their Universal Addresses as part of addresses on their business cards, advertisements and yellow pages so
that their customers can find them easily.
"Mobile GMaps is designed for all users in the world, especially those traveling across different countries with
different languages," said Mr. Streng, "street addresses are language/character dependent and also quite long which
are difficult and time consuming for traveler to input. Many locations even do not have street addresses at all. Now,
users have got a new option to use NACs which can complement the limitations of street addresses and make Mobile GMaps
able to specify locations highly efficient, language independent and universal."
"The release of NAC enhanced Mobile GMaps - the world’s most powerful wireless map application represents another
breakthrough of the Universal Address System on the consumer market," said Dr. Xinhang Shen, president of NAC
Geographic Products Inc., "and Universal Addresses also makes Mobile GMaps a truly universal navigation system."
NAC Geographic Products Inc.
Tel: +1 416 496 6110
NAC: 8CRB Q90H
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