NAC Addin for MapPoint 2009
December 4, 2008, Toronto, Canada,
NAC Geographic Products Inc. announced the release
of NAC Addin - a powerful complement for
MapPoint 2009 and brings the ease and power of Universal Addresses/Natural Area Codes directly onto the
desktop software. You can immediately get the detail maps, make local business search and turn-by-turn
driving directions not only with lat/lon pairs, street addresses, street intersections, POIs and postcodes/ZIPs,
but also with Universal Addresses/Natural Area Codes.
Commonly used street addresses for location based services have many problems. They are always
very long and time consuming to input. They are language dependent and difficult to type
when they contain foreign characters. They are full of variations and frequently result in failures. They
are available to very limited locations (<1% of the earth surface) and more than 99% of locations can't be
specified by street addresses.
Enhanced with the capability of the Universal Addresses, users of MapPoint 2009 can directly get the maps,
seach nearby businesses and obtain turn-by-turn driving directions of any locations in the world whenever
they want on their desktop thanks to the efficiency, language independency
and geographic complete coverage of the Universal Addresses. For example, you can simply input the short Universal
Address: H5Q2 R48Q to get the
map of Eiffel Tower in Paris instantly.
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 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
to hotels, restaurants, post offices, railway stations, bus stops, docks, street lights, fire hydrants,
sewage exits, electric wirepoles, trees; and from locations of crimes scenes, accidents, pollutions,
underwater wreckages, news events to locations of your dating benches, BBQ tables, camping sites and
fishing spots. Therefore, more and more businesses start including the Universal Addresses on their
websites, advertisements, business cards and yellow pages listings such as Campgrounds.
Here are some examples of NAC enhanced products and services:
Here are some sample Universal Addresses:
- 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.
All computers with Windows OS and MapPoint 2009 can install NACAddin. You can download the installation package
here 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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