Waitsfield, USA, August 21, 2007: AvantLogic Corporation announced the release of MapsAlive, web-based application that turns ordinary images into interactive maps. With this release AvantLogic expects wide variety of industries such as real estate, cartography, online media, travel, and hospitality to use MapsAlive to add rich and engaging interactive content to their websites. Online publications can use it to create interactive maps, and diagrams that enhance news features, travel stories, real estate articles, and many other stories. Travel companies can add interactive maps to their websites that allow visitors to see actual photos and descriptions of tour itineraries, accommodations, and attractions. Real estate companies can use interactive floor plans, site maps and locator maps to keep prospective customers actively engaged and focused on their listings.
The new MapZoom feature lets users zoom in and out of large images such as floor plans, diagrams, and geographic maps to view more detail. Another new feature is the Tour Advisor that displays suggestions for completing or improving tours. Smarter automatic layouts for displaying photos and text and a simplified user interface have also been added.
With MapsAlive, any image can be interactive; geographic maps, photographs, charts, floor plans, and drawings. Viewers mouse over markers on map images to display photos and text descriptions associated with locations on the map. Interactive maps display a lot of information on a single web page without clicking or opening new browser windows. MapsAlive provides innovative functionality without the need for expensive programming. Non-technical people and web developers alike can easily create tours.