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Mapping Technology Leader RealBird Releases Full Google Maps Integration
RealBird’s Online Maps are now available with full and seamless integration with Google Maps and Google Earth Viewer.
As an industry first, RealBird, Inc., a leading provider of online maps and GIS tools tailored for the real estate industry announced today that its mapping service, including its recently released Map-based Search tool is now available with seamless integration with Google Maps and Google Earth Viewer.
The integration applies to all three RealBird services:
1) RealBird Map Link: each listing linked to a map, manually or IDX based
2) RealBird Featured Listings: listings are displayed as interactive hotspots with photos, multimedia and URL links, manually or IDX based
3) RealBird Map Search: listings are displayed as interactive hotspots and can be searched with a form-based search tool or browsed visually on the map.
The integration facilitates the easy addition of online RealBird maps (street, aerial, topo and Google maps) to any points of interest database, including IDX and MLS listings databases using the RealBird API (application programming interface). The integration with Google Maps and the Google Earth Viewer allows brokers, agents and IDX providers to configure their maps any way they want. All listings data and user interactions are carried through to all map layers automatically. For an example please see http://www.johnshroyer.com and click on ÂÂAerial MapsÂÂ.
This development is an industry first, as all Google Map integrations announced so far are in-house custom developments for a particular database or client. RealBird is the first off-the-shelf publishing tool, which offers agents and brokers the flexibility to publish their listings on a variety of online interactive maps.
RealBird’s service (http://www.realbird.com) already includes street, aerial and topographical maps, agent or broker-branded driving directions and various visualized data layers, with interactive hotspots that can be linked to photos, websites or virtual tours leading to a superior home buying experience. RealBird’s recently announced map-based search service couples the traditional, form-based search with the ability to browse listings on a street or aerial map. A recently added feature allows users to measure distances and areas on street or aerial maps. RealBird maps are now deployed at over 10,000 real estate websites.
For further details please visit http://www.realbird.com
RealBirdÂÂ is a trademark of Realbird Inc.
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DriversEd.com Approved in State of Georgia: Rapid National Enrollment Fuels Company Growth
DriversEd.com has been approved by the state of Georgia to provide teens seeking their first license a DDS (Georgia Department of Drivers Services) recognized certificate-of-completion of drivers education.
DriversEd.com, the nations’ leader in online drivers education , has been approved by the state of Georgia to provide teens seeking their first license a DDS (Georgia Department of Drivers Services) recognized certificate-of-completion of drivers education.
Georgia requires all applicants be at least 16 years old, have held a learner permit for a year and a day and as of January 1, 2007, a state approved driver’s education course certificate-of-completion in compliance with Joshua’s Law. DriversEd.com provides a Georgia specific course that satisfies the mandated requirements of the in-class theoretical portion of drivers education, all online.
“Senate Bill 226, also known as ‘Joshua’s Law,’ mandates that all applicants under the age of 17 complete a state-of-Georgia recognized driver education course along with a total of 40 hours of supervised driving,” says DriversEd.com founder Gary Tsifrin. “A certificate-of-completion from a drivers education school such as DriversEd.com is mandatory and students must score at least 80% in the final exam.”
Teens can take the DriversEd.com course on their own computer at their own pace. It’s comprehensive and designed to help students become safe, confident and defensive drivers. The curriculum takes into account how teens learn — students use interactive video and animations about real on-the-road scenarios. New drivers can prepare for the written test by taking up to 50 online practice tests online and can re-take the final test until they pass.
What else can you do on DriversEd.com?
- Learners Permit Preparation: courses available for all fifty states
- Practice Tests: offered in English, Chinese and Spanish
- MyDMV: your department of motor vehicle resource
- Drivers Training: get behind-the-wheel
- WebTrafficSchool: traffic school, ticket dismissal and defensive driving course
- Game Zone: have fun while learning some of the rules of the road
- MyCars: Cars.com-DriversEd.com new and used auto purchasing program
- I Am Not a Statistic awareness campaign; don’t be a statistic, don’t drink and drive
DriversEd.com is the first company to bring drivers education online. Developed in 2003, the all online course has over a million users: http://www.driversed.com/ — “click.” enroll in DriversEd.com, “learn.” do your drivers ed, “drive.” get behind-the-wheel. In addition to Georgia, the course is available to first time drivers in California, Nevada, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida.
Note to Editors:
DriversEd.com is an approved provider of driver education for the state of Georgia: License #DT397. Course link: http://www.driversed.com/courses/drivers-ed/Georgia-Drivers-Education.aspx?state=GA
Joshua’s Law explained online at: dds.ga.gov/Joshua/index.aspx
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