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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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Limousine Association Executive Director, Barry E. Lefkowitz Participates on NJ MVC Safety Advisory Council
With several prominent achievements in the Limousine industry, Barry E. Lefkowitz, Executive Director of the Limousine Association of New Jersey, was requested to be a member of the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Safety Advisory Council
The Limousine Association of New Jersey is pleased to announce Barry E. Lefkowitz’ participation on the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Safety Advisory Council. The Safety Advisory Council, which held a critical planning meeting in May 2007 regarding the NJ MVC’s future, requested the experience and expertise of Lefkowitz, Executive Director of the Limousine Association of New Jersey, and a recognized key participant in the NJ Limousine industry.
New Jersey is experiencing several key trends from an increase in densely populated areas, to teenage accidents, to special needs for an aging population. To work along with these trends, the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission’s (MVC) Safety Advisory Council will be taking active steps to try to improve safety in New Jersey by developing a plan for the next five years, which includes emphasis areas and coordinated strategies. The NJ Motor Vehicle Commission realizes that to capably address the hurdles to its future success, strong feedback and innovative ideas are needed.
Other participants on the advisory council included: the NJ Deputy Attorney General; President of the NJ State Safety Council; Director and Deputy Director of the Division of Highway Traffic Safety; NJ Dept. of Education – Office of Academic and Professional Standards; Department of Transportation, Chief Technical Assistance Unit Admin Office of the Courts; Assistant Director of Municipal Court Services; Manager of the Motor Vehicle Commission Driver Management Dept.; State Executive Director of MADD; School Bus Owners Association, NJ State Municipal Prosecutors Assn., State of NJ Congressman for the American Motorcyclist Assn.; NJ State Chiefs of Police; Executive Director of the NJ Motor Truck Association; Director of Public Affairs AAA; NJ State Police Field Operations; American Motorcyclist Association; State Coordinator for the AARP/NJ Driver Safety Program; Chief NJ Police Traffic Officer’s Association; CMCA, President of the NJ Municipal Court Administration Association
The MVC realizes that it needs to partner with key organizations to address safety concerns. At the Safety Advisory Council’s most recent meeting, topics that represented key safety areas for the NJ MVC were discussed. Law enforcement, the courts, regulating entities, educators, safety organizations and others organizations impacted the priority of topics.
Representatives discussed, and then voted on which topics were priority. The following are the topics according to priority.
1. Driver Control – MVC has almost lifetime involvement with drivers from supporting driver education, testing, licensing, monitoring, sanctions, improvement and license retirement. Point system and driver improvement are addressed.
2. Teen Drivers – Teens are involved in more accidents per mile driven than any other driver age category. Education, testing and driver improvement issues are addressed.
3. Older Drivers – With the population aging increasing the number of older drivers who can exhibit reduced skills and medical conditions impact safety. Education, medical reporting, and re-exams are addressed.
4. Motorcycle Safety – With motorcycles growing in popularity it is recognized that specialized training is proven to help prevent collisions. Education by novice and experienced riders are addressed.
5. Commercial Vehicle Driving – Many trucks and buses travel NJ roads leading to a greater risk of collisions. Commercial driving is regulated at the federal level. The availability of qualified drivers is a safety concern. School Bus Drivers, small buses and vans, and commercial vehicles are addressed.
“The human and economic costs associated with accidents on the road are too great. The NJ MVC Safety Advisory Council is charged with the courageous responsibilities to develop more effective strategies to reduce the number of lives lost, the human suffering, and the economic costs associated with motor vehicle collisions in New Jersey,” said Lefkowitz. “The Council has effective and well-attended sessions made up of people with various areas of expertise and knowledge including the directors of key traffic and motor vehicle-related departments within the state of New Jersey. I am honored to be selected to sit as a participant on this council.”
Mr. Lefkowitz has a strong government background, with three decades of governmental relations, regulatory, economic development, media, and educational experience at the federal, state and local levels. Lefkowitz has developed and successfully guided over 200 Bills through the State Legislative and Congressional processes, including “The Limousine Safety Act”, and the “Real Interstate Driver Equity Act”.
About the Limousine Association of New Jersey (LANJ)
The LANJ was created to ensure that New Jersey operators are treated fairly by legislators, enforcement officers and governing bodies. Members are active in Trenton and Washington D.C.
The organization has grown into a dynamic political entity that is respected nationwide for its successes and member programs.
Additional information about the Limousine Association of New Jersey is available at http://www.lanj.org
Posted On: Lumberton, NJ June 6, 2007