New York City, March 9, 2009 – PropertyShark.com, a leading provider of commercial and residential real estate data and listings, has announced its choice of Maponics to provide the underlying neighborhood boundary data for advanced neighborhood level searching and mapping.
With this enhancement, PropertyShark.com users will now be able to search and map by neighborhood in over 20 major US markets to find detailed property reports, foreclosure listings, residential properties for sale, commercial properties for sale or lease, recent sales comparables, and analyze maps.
For each property, rare neighborhood-level community information will also now be available, the type that is typically only known to longtime residents. This is in addition to hundreds of property specific details (drawn from public and proprietary sources) already at users’ fingertips. Examples include: price history, ownership information, zoning, permits and violations filed on the property, liens, tax assessments, previous owners, title documents, toxic sites nearby and much more.
"Incorporating Maponics into PropertyShark allows our users to browse for sale listings, foreclosures, sales comparables, and property reports within specific and discrete neighborhoods" explains Mathew Haines, Chairman and Founder of PropertyShark.com. "We chose Maponics neighborhood data to power our real estate search in part because the coverage areas of the Maponics neighborhood boundaries do not overlap, like they do in other datasets we looked at. This means that each property belongs to one neighborhood only, which eliminates duplicate content, makes for better search results and map display, and decreases the data integration time."
"PropertyShark.com is offering tremendous value to its users," said Darrin Clement, CEO and President of Maponics. "With the addition of Maponics Neighborhood BoundariesTM, their users will now be able to drill down from large scale, major area neighborhoods, to the tiniest smaller sub-neighborhoods and find details they never believed would be publicly available."
Maponics specializes in location-based data and information for businesses, including neighborhood, ZIP Code and carrier route boundaries. Local search, real estate, mobile, social media and marketing firms rely on Maponics to power their interactive search, mapping, and ad targeting platforms, including PropertyShark.com, HelloMetro, Citysearch, D&B, infoUSA, Dominion Enterprises (eNeighborhoods and Homes.com), Pitney Bowes/MapInfo, Zvents, Smarter Agent, Roost, CitySquares and many others. The Maponics Online Store, powered by Maponics data, is the only place USPS.com refers to for postal maps. The Company is located in Norwich, Vermont. Additional information can be found at www.maponics.com.
About PropertyShark.com: With over 25 million properties in twenty major markets, PropertyShark.com provides real estate professionals and investors with data, tools and classes on all aspects of property, including building details, ownership information, recent sales prices, property values and comparable sales, sophisticated maps, for sale and fore lease listings, foreclosures and pre-foreclosures, mailing lists, photos, and more, available directly from the web. PropertyShark.com strives to level the playing field by offering independent real estate firms, investors, and savvy consumers the information transparency essential to evaluate real estate and make informed decisions. For more information or a free basic account go to: www.propertyshark.com