Toronto, Canada, October 23, 2007: NAC Geographic Products Inc. and Mr. Cristian Streng – owner of Mobile GMaps announced the release of NAC enhanced Mobile GMaps. 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.
“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.”