ESRI Software Gives Residential Real Estate Agents and Brokers a Better Look at Houses

RouteMAP IMS Provides with an Affordable, Robust Solution for Hosting Property Information for Multiple Listing Services

Redlands, California - February 28, 2008 - has integrated ESRI's RouteMAP IMS into its Web hosting services for multiple listing service (MLS) agencies throughout the United States. provides Internet solutions for real estate agents and brokers including Internet data exchange (IDX), Web site hosting, and Web site development. RouteMAP IMS is incorporated into's iMapRES, allowing the company to host interactive mapping and residential data searches for more than 80 MLSs in 20 states.

"RouteMAP IMS was the ideal solution for providing this service at a great price to our customers," says Alain Nisam, chief operating officer, "We looked at other solutions to power iMapRES and found RouteMAP IMS to be the best choice, since it resides on in-house servers and provides a robust API to create the right look and feel for our clients' Web sites. We are also able to create millions of listings from coordinate data instead of relying on street addresses, unlike any other software in this venue. This allows us to give our customers bulk real estate lookups, saving them the time and cost of frequent updates." also finds the data, such as points of interest, bundled with the software to be advantageous in the marketplace. "When you look for a house, you want to know about the neighborhood, for example, what churches, restaurants, and banks are in the area," says Nisam. "We can rely on the data that comes with RouteMAP to give a clear picture of surrounding areas."

RouteMAP IMS data options allow to provide complete mapping, driving directions, and location information for the United States. Data for North America is provided with the software including Tele Atlas' Dynamap Transportation covering the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. North American datasets support street-level routing as well as geocoding by address, postal code, and latitude-longitude.

"We are pleased to be able to offer the solution was looking for," says Jay Hoffman, RouteMAP IMS product manager, ESRI. "By using this software, the company can provide all the information it needs, including mapping data, to others for the cost of the application instead of by subscription. This means and its clients can budget effectively year after year and know exactly what their costs will be."

Clients including Sky Sotheby's International Realty use the RouteMAP IMS service provided by

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