Digital Map Products Teams with United Title Company to Deliver Interactive Maps
COSTA MESA, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 10, 2005 -- New Application Enhances United Title's ClosingPoint(TM) Online Service for Residential Real Estate and Mortgage Professionals with Aerial Images to Improve Property Showcasing and Analysis
Digital Map Products (DMP), a developer of high-performance Internet-hosted mapping applications, today announced it has teamed with United Title Co. to develop and deliver an extension to United's ClosingPoint(TM) Web-based transaction management platform. The new component, named Interactive Aerial Maps, provides powerful tools and aerial imagery to residential real estate sales and mortgage professionals. Interactive Aerial Maps cost-effectively addresses the critical demands of real estate buyers and sellers to quickly access unique and accurate information about properties of interest.
Interactive Aerial Maps was developed using the core technology of DMP's CityGIS5 software application. CityGIS5 provides an easy-to-use application that merges multiple layers of data including aerial imagery, maps, parcel boundaries, and property record data. Customized for United Title Co., DMP's CityGIS5 was branded as Interactive Aerial Maps. United Title has incorporated Interactive Aerial Maps as a component of ClosingPoint, a robust online transaction management application for title insurance and escrow developed for exclusive use by its customers.
"DMP provided us with a powerful and extensible foundation to build the Interactive Aerial Maps application," said Peter Bowman, chief information officer of Nations Holding Group, parent company to United Title Co. "In addition to a state-of-the-art technology platform, CityGIS5 offered added benefits such as fast time to market, a stable and proven product base, and the ability to add our brand. Interactive Aerial Maps has become an integral part of ClosingPoint for Southern California, and United Title looks forward to working with DMP to extend the service to new geographies."
Interactive Aerial Maps benefits real estate professionals by providing high-resolution, visual content married with detailed property research. With just a click of the mouse, the robust offering enables users to analyze and showcase properties for clients via the Internet, eliminating time-consuming tours of surrounding areas and interactively delivering detailed, visual access to out-of-town clients.
Using Interactive Aerial Maps, mortgage professionals can easily determine property value and parcel shape data, visually assessing if a property is along a golf course, next to open space or boasting a spectacular view making a more favorable financial appraisal realistic. Map navigation allows users to take advantage of dynamic zooming (zoom in, zoom out, zoom to area) and map panning functionalities to ensure a thorough view of the queried properties and areas.
"DMP is pleased to work with United Title, a true innovator in providing technology and data services to the real estate market," said Rich Lull, the company's vice president of Corporate Development. "We remain committed to the practical deployment of mapping applications and look forward to working with more companies like United Title to leverage our technologies and business model to build solutions for a variety of markets and users."
As the leading Web-hosted solution for enterprise-wide deployment of an organization's maps and data, CityGIS5 is a robust application developed for government agencies, utilities, real estate firms and other organizations that rely on geographic information. It is deployed from DMP's mapping platform through secure tier one co-location facilities and is accessed by subscribers through an Internet browser and a secure data connection.
About United Title Co.
Incorporated in April 1976 and licensed by the California Department of Insurance in March 1978 as an underwritten title company, United Title Co. has expanded from its entrepreneurial origins to a professionally managed company operating 43 offices in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. For more information, please visit www.unitedtitle.com.
About Digital Map Products
With headquarters in Costa Mesa, Digital Map Products (DMP) is a privately held company founded in 1996 to provide map-enabled software applications and next generation geographic information systems (GIS) to a wide variety of industries including government, building, land development, real estate, public works and utilities. DMP is servicing these markets by combining the power of GIS technology with the accessibility and convenience of Internet access to create finished product solutions. DMP's products are built on the DigitalMapCentral platform, a flexible high-performance mapping application development platform in a hosted environment. DMP's solution results in minimal overhead, rapid deployment, ease-of-use, and high performance. More information about DMP can be found at http://www.digitalmapproducts.com.