D-Base Launches Spotzi, the First Free Online World Atlas

Nov 30, 2011, 09:10 ET from D-Base

BERGEN OP ZOOM, The Netherlands, November 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

D-Base is pleased to introduce Spotzi, the first free online world atlas, which provides information on more than 500 themes via maps. With Spotzi, the user can explore different aspects of the world in one place. "Spotzi stands for spot and zoom in. The user can explore the world in about any theme, he just finds a spot and zooms in to find the information he's interested in," says Remco Dolman, CEO at D-Base, the company behind Spotzi.

See: http://www.spotzi.com

With the motto 'a map tells you more than a thousand words', each theme at Spotzi has its own map. The 500 maps are structured within 9 main themes and can easily be found, as there are only two levels below each main theme. Once the user has selected a theme and the map is displayed, he can zoom in on the country or area he's interested in. Information about hurricanes, earthquake hazards, central government debts and twitter users are examples of the maps that are available. The information is collected from thousands of datasets and is updated daily. So when there is a new hurricane, the user can find it on the map at Spotzi.

Spotzi is unique in that it combines all information that is available from governments and research institutions and makes it available in one single spot. And not in excel sheets, but in a single map. The maps are available with street, satellite or terrain view.

Spotzi is available for any user on the internet, at http://www.spotzi.com, and as an iPhone, iPad and Android app. Spotzi is also a useful resource for high schools and universities. "We think the iPad will be an important tool in education. Spotzi can play a role in this," says Dolman. The online world atlas will be a constantly growing source of information, as new themes are added frequently. Users can also contribute to this, as they can propose themes to Spotzi.

In January 2012, a premium version of Spotzi will be available for companies, which will be a useful resource for various marketing purposes, providing for example analyses of brands.