WebMap Introduces Zooming Technology Platform as the Driving Force Behind Product Line

-- Zooming Technology Penetrates Internet, Intranet and Extranet's Directory

Structure; Transforms Browsing, Searching and Navigation Into a Single Visual

Interaction - Zooming --



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from WebMap Technologies, Inc.

    BOSTON, April 2 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- WebMap
 Technologies, Inc., a provider of content mapping software for Internet, and
 corporate intranet and extranets, today introduced its proprietary Zooming
 Technology platform as the basis of its enterprise software applications.  The
 technology makes it possible to display online content in a visual context,
 reducing the need to sort through textual lists and simplifying the process of
 managing and accessing information.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001129/WEBMAPLOGO
              http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010402/NEM008  )
     WebMap's Zooming Technology uses proprietary information delivery
 technology for speed and scalability.  The migration is automatic, and a tool
 kit allows for customization in order to fit any business goals.  It
 interfaces with any application server, database or firewall and allows for
 real-time updates.
     This device-independent Zooming Technology crawls databases on the
 Internet, as well as corporate intranets and extranets, and positions similar
 content together, and can make each pixel on the WebMap a link to a single
 document.  Categories with visual borders are then imposed.  The software then
 rates documents - based on parameters chosen by WebMap's customers - using a
 graphical rendering algorithm that layers this data on to the WebMap as a
 topographic feature.  "Higher" regions indicate documents with higher ratings,
 while "lower" regions depict documents with lower ratings.
     Because WebMap's customers can decide the parameters for rating documents
 - including price, frequency, date and product category, to name a few - the
 software can be easily tailored to achieve business goals and meet customers'
 needs.
     "Zooming Technology satisfies a virulent market demand for improved online
 search methods," says Michael Iron, CEO and President of WebMap.  "People
 don't find what they are looking for and are tired of sorting through lists
 that are hard to navigate.  We're ready to transform the way people interact
 with online data, and our Zooming Technology platform is the foundation."
     WebMap's technology reaches beyond the traditional methods of browsing,
 searching and navigation, by bringing each action into a single visual
 experience - zooming.  Users - who can be a company's customers, vendors or
 employees - click on a category to zoom into a section of sub-categories until
 their search is honed.
     WebMap's enterprise software product, WebMap(TM) Server, is available to
 businesses that want to manage and present online content in an easy-to-
 navigate, visual interface.  An example of this application is Worldspan's use
 of WebMap's technology to improve the interaction among travel agents, their
 employees and vendors.  WebMap's Zooming Technology is also available as a
 free consumer download that spans major sites of the Internet.
 
     About WebMap
     Boston-based WebMap Technologies is a fast growing, privately held company
 providing content mapping software.  Since its founding, the company has
 obtained more than $7 million in financing from Deutsche Bank, IRR, Technorov
 and a series of private investors.  One of the company's initial seed
 investors is Shlomo Kramer, co-founder of the worldwide leader in Internet
 security software, Check Point Software.  The company has the backing of an
 extraordinary advisory board including the former head of the MIT mathematics
 department, Professor Daniel Kleitman; Nobel Prize winner Sheldon Glashow; the
 co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, John Perry Barlow; and the
 world-renowned technology innovator and consultant to the information
 technology industry, Jim Bair.  For more information and to download the
 software, please visit www.webmap.com.
 
     Editorial Contacts:
      Cecilia Hellman
      WebMap Technologies, Inc.
      (617) 367-8770
      ceciliah@webmap.com
 
      Brad Reichard - or - Megan Burke
      Bishoff Solomon Communications
      (617) 557-4533
      breichard@prbsc.com - or - mburke@prbsc.com
 
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            http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prns.jsp?c=11690X55551832
 
 

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    BOSTON, April 2 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- WebMap
 Technologies, Inc., a provider of content mapping software for Internet, and
 corporate intranet and extranets, today introduced its proprietary Zooming
 Technology platform as the basis of its enterprise software applications.  The
 technology makes it possible to display online content in a visual context,
 reducing the need to sort through textual lists and simplifying the process of
 managing and accessing information.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001129/WEBMAPLOGO
              http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010402/NEM008  )
     WebMap's Zooming Technology uses proprietary information delivery
 technology for speed and scalability.  The migration is automatic, and a tool
 kit allows for customization in order to fit any business goals.  It
 interfaces with any application server, database or firewall and allows for
 real-time updates.
     This device-independent Zooming Technology crawls databases on the
 Internet, as well as corporate intranets and extranets, and positions similar
 content together, and can make each pixel on the WebMap a link to a single
 document.  Categories with visual borders are then imposed.  The software then
 rates documents - based on parameters chosen by WebMap's customers - using a
 graphical rendering algorithm that layers this data on to the WebMap as a
 topographic feature.  "Higher" regions indicate documents with higher ratings,
 while "lower" regions depict documents with lower ratings.
     Because WebMap's customers can decide the parameters for rating documents
 - including price, frequency, date and product category, to name a few - the
 software can be easily tailored to achieve business goals and meet customers'
 needs.
     "Zooming Technology satisfies a virulent market demand for improved online
 search methods," says Michael Iron, CEO and President of WebMap.  "People
 don't find what they are looking for and are tired of sorting through lists
 that are hard to navigate.  We're ready to transform the way people interact
 with online data, and our Zooming Technology platform is the foundation."
     WebMap's technology reaches beyond the traditional methods of browsing,
 searching and navigation, by bringing each action into a single visual
 experience - zooming.  Users - who can be a company's customers, vendors or
 employees - click on a category to zoom into a section of sub-categories until
 their search is honed.
     WebMap's enterprise software product, WebMap(TM) Server, is available to
 businesses that want to manage and present online content in an easy-to-
 navigate, visual interface.  An example of this application is Worldspan's use
 of WebMap's technology to improve the interaction among travel agents, their
 employees and vendors.  WebMap's Zooming Technology is also available as a
 free consumer download that spans major sites of the Internet.
 
     About WebMap
     Boston-based WebMap Technologies is a fast growing, privately held company
 providing content mapping software.  Since its founding, the company has
 obtained more than $7 million in financing from Deutsche Bank, IRR, Technorov
 and a series of private investors.  One of the company's initial seed
 investors is Shlomo Kramer, co-founder of the worldwide leader in Internet
 security software, Check Point Software.  The company has the backing of an
 extraordinary advisory board including the former head of the MIT mathematics
 department, Professor Daniel Kleitman; Nobel Prize winner Sheldon Glashow; the
 co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, John Perry Barlow; and the
 world-renowned technology innovator and consultant to the information
 technology industry, Jim Bair.  For more information and to download the
 software, please visit www.webmap.com.
 
     Editorial Contacts:
      Cecilia Hellman
      WebMap Technologies, Inc.
      (617) 367-8770
      ceciliah@webmap.com
 
      Brad Reichard - or - Megan Burke
      Bishoff Solomon Communications
      (617) 557-4533
      breichard@prbsc.com - or - mburke@prbsc.com
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
            http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prns.jsp?c=11690X55551832
 
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