NAC Enhanced Google Earth Flies You to Natural Wonders with Universal Addresses
August 20, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsAugust 20, 2007, Toronto, Canada, NAC Geographic Products Inc. announced the release of the NAC Enhanced Google Earth (NAC Earth) with a new user interface to bridge Natural Area Codes (NAC) and Google Earth through Google Earth's COM APIs to provide a truely language-independent, geographic coverage complete and highly efficient way for users to fly around, search nearby businesses and get driving directions on Google Earth no matter a destination is a famous museum with street address or a newly found natural wonder without steet address.
Virtual sightseeing on Google Earth has become popular and there are many websites which publish KML files to show tourist attractions on Google Earth. It's a great experience that users can fly to and enjoy all famous and spectacular sceneries instantly, economically and environment-friendly. However, all main stream media (televisions, radios, newspapers and magazines) without hyperlink capabilities are rarely active in publishing the exact location information for all these natural wonders and historical sites due to the inefficiency of the longitude/latitude coordinates - the only way currently supported on Google Earth to represent any given location on the earth.
Now NAC Earth has solved this problem, and users can simply input a short Universal Address (such as H5Q2 R48Q) to get to any scene in the world (such as Eiffel Tower in Paris) as they want immediately on the NAC Enhanced Google Earth. A Universal Address is an eight or ten character NAC which can be used to represent both an area and a location 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, railway stations and docks to hotels, restaurants, post offices, street lights, fire hydrants, sewage exits, electric wirepoles and trees, and from locations of crimes scenes, accidents, pollutions, underwater wreckages and news events to locations of your dating benches, BBQ tables, camping sites and fishing spots. There are already many NAC enhanced products and services available such as:
Locamagic - a NAC enhanced GPS cellphone application providing positioning, locating, navigating, local business searching, real-time tracking and real-time monitoring services.
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.
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.
With the Universal Addresses and NAC Earth, all main stream media (televisions, radios, newspapers and magazines) now can easily participate the discussion of tourist attractions, natural disasters and other important events anywhere in the world as effectively as online websites by publishing their Universal Addresses together with the reviews and reports to make their audience or readers able to get to the "scenes" instantly on NAC Earth. They can also publish hot virtual sightseeing destinations gracefully on their travel sections daily or weekly thanks to the efficiency and beauty of the Universal Addresses. Here are some examples of Universal Addresses:
Point of Interest Universal Address
Acropolis, Greece JZ9G P9TP
Arch of Triumph H5SX R497
Arecibo Observatory 9F3J L1PL
Buckingham Palace GZM7 RKH3
CACTUS site 57WF NSBR
CN Tower, Toronto 8CHX Q86D
Colosseum, Rome J16W PZFH
Eiffel Tower, Paris H5Q2 R48Q
Forbidden City, Beijing SNZ PMK
Great Wall at Badaling SN0H PPR4
The Millennium Dome H00 RKH
Mount Everest Q797 MMVR
Niagara Falls 8D9 Q5C
Saint Peter's Basilica and Square J148 PZHB
Statue of Liberty 8SVM PRFC
Sydney Opera House WL13 9BPG
Versailles Palace, France H592 R40N
Washington Monument 8KDB PGFD
NAC Earth can also help police officers, journalists, road inspectors, environment monitors, sales professionals, real estate agents and school teachers to efficiently navigate in the virturl world provided by Google Earth.