Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands: D-Base launched the first free online world atlas called Spotzi. The unique online tool provides information on more than 500 themes via maps. It gives users the option to explore different aspects of the world in one place.
Explaining the tremendous utility of the tool, Remco Dolman, CEO at D-Base said, “Spotzi stands for spot and zoom in. The user can explore the world in about any theme, he just finds a spot and zooms in to find the information he’s interested in.”
Each theme at Spotzi has its own map. The 500 maps are structured within 9 main themes and can be found easily. Once the user has selected a theme and the map is displayed, he can zoom in on the country or area he’s interested in. Information about hurricanes, earthquake hazards, central government debts and twitter users are examples of the maps that are available. The information is collected from thousands of datasets and is updated daily. So when there is a new hurricane, the user can find it on the map at Spotzi.
Spotzi combines all information that is available from governments and research institutions and makes it available in one single spot. The maps are available with street, satellite or terrain view.
Spotzi is available for any user on the internet, at spotzi.com, and as an iPhone, iPad and Android app. Spotzi is also a useful resource for high schools and universities. “We think the iPad will be an important tool in education. Spotzi can play a role in this,” says Dolman. The online world atlas will be a constantly growing source of information, as new themes are added frequently. Users can also contribute to this, as they can propose themes to Spotzi.
The company also plans to launch a premium version of Spotzi in January 2012, which will be a useful resource for various marketing purposes, providing for example analyses of brands.
Source: PR Newswire