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Digital Map Products Teams with Houston Association of REALTORS® To Extend Spatial Technology in MLSs

May 11, 2010
By: Richard Lin

Irvine, CA – May 11, 2010 – Digital Map Products (DMP), a leading provider of cloud-based spatial technology solutions, today announced a partnership with the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) to deliver innovative mapping capabilities to its members. HAR, the largest local REALTOR® association in the United States, selected DMP’s SaaS spatial developer solutions to enhance its award-winning member and consumer-facing sites.

Margie Dorrance, Chair of the Board of HAR, said the Association is continually seeking new technology to help its REALTORS® drive business and deliver client value. “Spatial technology empowers our members and consumers with the advantages of unique local data to conduct more sophisticated analysis, understand market trends and identify better real estate opportunities. DMP will help us continue our leadership position on the cutting edge of location solutions,” said Dorrance.

HAR is leveraging DMP’s ParcelStream™ web service and its interactive mapping features in its online applications. ParcelStream™ is a nationwide parcel boundary solution that bundles access to parcel boundary data with mapping display technologies. It allows developers to add spatial data and features into their sites without the burden of having to acquire, integrate and maintain the data and technology themselves.

“HAR is known for blazing trails in the MLS technology arena,” said DMP President and CEO Jim Skurzynski. “They are the perfect match for our Spatial Developer Solutions because it lets them bring leading-edge mapping tools to their members, without it being an all-consuming task. With DMP, HAR can maintain strategic focus and still rapidly evolve its innovative MLS solutions.”

“With ParcelStream™ we added parcel boundaries to our application in a matter of minutes – something we never thought possible,” said Taqi Rizvi, Chief Technology Officer of HAR. “Now, HAR has access to the latest spatial technology and data, without needing to invest in spatial technology as a core competency.”

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About the Houston Association of REALTORS®

The Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) is a 24,000 member organization of real estate professionals engaged in every aspect of the industry, including residential and commercial sales and leasing, appraisal, property management, and counseling. It is the largest individual membership trade association in Houston and the largest local Association/Board of REALTORS® in the United States. Its website, HAR.com, has more than one million unique visitors every month and is the only local site to regularly rank among the top 25 most visited real estate sites in the country.

About Digital Map Products

Digital Map Products is a leading provider of web-enabled spatial solutions that bring the power of spatial technology to mainstream business, government and consumer applications. SpatialStream™, the company’s SaaS spatial platform, enables the rapid development of spatial applications. Its ParcelStream™ web service is powering national real estate websites with millions of hits per hour. LandVision™ and CityGIS™ are embedded GIS solutions for real estate and local government. To learn more, visit www.digmap.com.

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