Universal Map Announces SmartMaps(R) Viewer 2.0

– Advanced Web Mapping Solution Uses
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) for Display –

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Map, a leading provider of
mapping solutions, announces the release of SmartMaps Viewer 2.0. SmartMaps
is an advanced Internet mapping platform that displays data in vector
format using SVG technology. This allows for more intuitive navigation and
faster access to client data.
“SmartMaps gives us a truly effective solution for presenting policy and
economics data online in a format that is fast, understandable, and easy to
implement,” said Scott Watkins, Director of Marketing at Anderson Economic

About SmartMaps
SmartMaps Viewer version 2.0, built on SVG technology, provides searchable,
intelligent graphics and an interactive display of spatial data resources.
Some of the many enhancements in SmartMaps 2.0 include: faster zoom and pan
functions without calls to the server, new ruler and selection tools, a
dynamic scalebar function and on-the-fly loading of geographic layers.
SmartMaps Viewer version 2.0 works with SmartMaps Server for dynamic
delivery of spatial data. Leading spatial data formats are supported,
including ESRI data formats, through an ArcMap Exporter tool. SmartMaps
Viewer works in both Windows and Mac environments.
Visit www.universalmap.com for more information and links to sites
currently using SmartMaps.

About SVG
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
Recommendation. SVG provides highly detailed graphics with rapid zoom and
pan capabilities in an XML format without reloading the image. Graphics
automatically scale to screen size, so the same map can be viewed on an
oversized monitor as well as a hand-held display. These online maps are
also text-based, offering comprehensive search capabilities.

About Universal Map
Founded in 1976, Universal Map is a leading supplier of geographic
information and mapping solutions. Headquartered near Lansing, Michigan, it
also maintains locations in Kentucky and Vermont, as well as two in
Florida. For additional information visit www.universalmap.com .