EveryScape Launches Eye-Level Search(C) to Cover Every Corner of the World

EveryScape Taps into Local Communities to Create the "People's World"



29 May, 2007, 01:00 ET from EveryScape, Inc.

    WALTHAM, Mass., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- EveryScape, Inc. today announced
 the upcoming launch of EveryScape.com, the world's first interactive
 eye-level search that offers Web users a totally immersive world on the
 Internet. By enlisting consumers' contributions, EveryScape is actively
 creating a virtual experience of all metropolitan, suburban and rural areas
 in which visitors can share their stories and opinions about real-life
 daily experiences against a photo-realistic backdrop ranging from streets
 and cities, communities, restaurants, schools, real estate and the like.
 San Francisco will be the first city launched this September, with nine
 major metro areas to follow by the end of 2007. A working preview of the
 San Francisco experience is available at www.everyscape.com.
     EveryScape is bridging the gap between the physical world and the
 virtual one by allowing people to search, find and experience every aspect
 of a city or town. This includes exploration of both exterior and interior
 "points of interest" that exist on any terrain. With EveryScape.com, users
 not only tour cities and towns, but also interact, collaborate and share in
 the creation of EveryScape.com. For example, while "walking" through Union
 Square in San Francisco via EveryScape.com, users can window shop
 storefronts as well as tour the inside of those stores, see their
 offerings, and access published reviews and other information. As users
 tour an area, they can add their own content, including relevant links,
 personal reviews, rankings and so on. Users can also add their own points
 of interest by contributing links, text and even their own visual
 representations. For example, someone looking to rent his or her apartment
 can add a "For Rent" sign and an apartment tour. Moreover, EveryScape.com
 requires no special software or downloads; users simply need a
 Flash-enabled browser with broadband Internet access.
     A Simple, Scalable Approach to Building the "People's World"
     To tackle the challenge of building the entire world online, EveryScape
 is leveraging its patented HyperMedia Technology Platform(TM). This
 one-of-a-kind approach enables almost anyone to capture the imagery needed
 to build out a geographic location with minimal training. Images are
 captured with standard digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras, and then
 uploaded to EveryScape for processing. EveryScape can use images captured
 in almost any environment including urban and residential settings,
 forests, mountains, beaches and even underwater. By employing this highly
 scalable approach, EveryScape is tapping into local communities and users
 to assist in building out a visual library of content that will cover the
 entire world.
     "Building the online world is a massive undertaking. And no one company
 or technology can do it alone - nor should they. We are on a quest to help
 build the 'People's World'," said Jim Schoonmaker, president and CEO of
 EveryScape. "That means we must use a simple and scalable approach that
 allows any person to participate on their terms."
     EveryScape to Launch 10 Metropolitan Areas in 2007
     EveryScape plans to launch 10 major metropolitan areas by the end of
 2007, including the cities and their surrounding communities. Users can
 vote on additional cities and towns to be created at www.everyscape.com.
 Members of the local communities will then be enlisted to help in the
 creation of those online experiences. The current schedule for 2007
 includes the five following areas beginning in September, with the
 remaining five to be determined by the public's votes.
     1.  San Francisco
     2.  Boston
     3.  New York
     4.  Seattle
     5.  Chicago
     To discover more about EveryScape and get an advance preview of the San
 Francisco experience, visit www.everyscape.com.
     About EveryScape, Inc.
     EveryScape, Inc. is creating the world's first interactive eye-level
 search that enables Web users to engage in a totally immersive,
 photo-realistic world on the Internet. EveryScape is creating a virtual
 experience of all metropolitan, suburban and rural areas in which users can
 share their stories and opinions about real-life daily experiences against
 a backdrop ranging from streets and cities, communities, restaurants,
 schools, real estate and the like. Leveraging its patented HyperMedia
 Technology Platform(TM), EveryScape is using a simple, highly scalable
 approach that allows the company to tap into local communities and users in
 building out the online world. EveryScape is headquartered in Waltham,
 Mass. and is venture backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Draper Fisher New
 England, and Draper Atlantic. Find out more at www.everyscape.com.
 
 

SOURCE EveryScape, Inc.
    WALTHAM, Mass., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- EveryScape, Inc. today announced
 the upcoming launch of EveryScape.com, the world's first interactive
 eye-level search that offers Web users a totally immersive world on the
 Internet. By enlisting consumers' contributions, EveryScape is actively
 creating a virtual experience of all metropolitan, suburban and rural areas
 in which visitors can share their stories and opinions about real-life
 daily experiences against a photo-realistic backdrop ranging from streets
 and cities, communities, restaurants, schools, real estate and the like.
 San Francisco will be the first city launched this September, with nine
 major metro areas to follow by the end of 2007. A working preview of the
 San Francisco experience is available at www.everyscape.com.
     EveryScape is bridging the gap between the physical world and the
 virtual one by allowing people to search, find and experience every aspect
 of a city or town. This includes exploration of both exterior and interior
 "points of interest" that exist on any terrain. With EveryScape.com, users
 not only tour cities and towns, but also interact, collaborate and share in
 the creation of EveryScape.com. For example, while "walking" through Union
 Square in San Francisco via EveryScape.com, users can window shop
 storefronts as well as tour the inside of those stores, see their
 offerings, and access published reviews and other information. As users
 tour an area, they can add their own content, including relevant links,
 personal reviews, rankings and so on. Users can also add their own points
 of interest by contributing links, text and even their own visual
 representations. For example, someone looking to rent his or her apartment
 can add a "For Rent" sign and an apartment tour. Moreover, EveryScape.com
 requires no special software or downloads; users simply need a
 Flash-enabled browser with broadband Internet access.
     A Simple, Scalable Approach to Building the "People's World"
     To tackle the challenge of building the entire world online, EveryScape
 is leveraging its patented HyperMedia Technology Platform(TM). This
 one-of-a-kind approach enables almost anyone to capture the imagery needed
 to build out a geographic location with minimal training. Images are
 captured with standard digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras, and then
 uploaded to EveryScape for processing. EveryScape can use images captured
 in almost any environment including urban and residential settings,
 forests, mountains, beaches and even underwater. By employing this highly
 scalable approach, EveryScape is tapping into local communities and users
 to assist in building out a visual library of content that will cover the
 entire world.
     "Building the online world is a massive undertaking. And no one company
 or technology can do it alone - nor should they. We are on a quest to help
 build the 'People's World'," said Jim Schoonmaker, president and CEO of
 EveryScape. "That means we must use a simple and scalable approach that
 allows any person to participate on their terms."
     EveryScape to Launch 10 Metropolitan Areas in 2007
     EveryScape plans to launch 10 major metropolitan areas by the end of
 2007, including the cities and their surrounding communities. Users can
 vote on additional cities and towns to be created at www.everyscape.com.
 Members of the local communities will then be enlisted to help in the
 creation of those online experiences. The current schedule for 2007
 includes the five following areas beginning in September, with the
 remaining five to be determined by the public's votes.
     1.  San Francisco
     2.  Boston
     3.  New York
     4.  Seattle
     5.  Chicago
     To discover more about EveryScape and get an advance preview of the San
 Francisco experience, visit www.everyscape.com.
     About EveryScape, Inc.
     EveryScape, Inc. is creating the world's first interactive eye-level
 search that enables Web users to engage in a totally immersive,
 photo-realistic world on the Internet. EveryScape is creating a virtual
 experience of all metropolitan, suburban and rural areas in which users can
 share their stories and opinions about real-life daily experiences against
 a backdrop ranging from streets and cities, communities, restaurants,
 schools, real estate and the like. Leveraging its patented HyperMedia
 Technology Platform(TM), EveryScape is using a simple, highly scalable
 approach that allows the company to tap into local communities and users in
 building out the online world. EveryScape is headquartered in Waltham,
 Mass. and is venture backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Draper Fisher New
 England, and Draper Atlantic. Find out more at www.everyscape.com.
 
 SOURCE EveryScape, Inc.