Relocating? New Service Finds Similar Neighborhoods

Neighborhood-level intelligence isn’t always easy to find, for residents, travelers or resettlers. We have neighborhood boundaries, courtesy of the sociologists and mapmakers at Urban Mapping. But other information can be scant.  Now we have another view from the real estate brain-trust of Niki Scevak’s Homethinking, which rolls out a service today that lets users compare neighborhoods in cities. An … Read more

Maponics Adds Zip Code Data to Neighborhood Info

Maponics, a provider of polygonal neighborhood boundary data based on both GIS and sociological data, is launching a suite of services that match the data with zip codes. The Norwich,VT-based company, which has around 30 staffers, says it is now tracking 66,000 neighborhoods in the U.S. and Canada. Customers for Maponics data include Google, Trulia, InfoUSA, YellowBook USA, … Read more

Urban Mapping Seeks ‘Incremental Page Views’ to Neighborhood Maps

As noted in the above post, Urban Mapping continues to build out its neighborhoods and compete to license its neighborhood mapping API. It has 80,000 neighborhood maps developed. But it is also focusing on providing additional value with several features that add incremental page views, says CEO and founder Ian White. Relatively new endeavors for the company include … Read more