DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Sep 20, 2010 -- OnTerra Systems ( www.OnTerraSystems.com), a technology leader in Web mapping, fleet optimization, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) integration solutions and services, announced it has developed a Web mapping application for "Waiting for Superman" -- a new documentary film about the American education system. "Waiting for Superman" was directed and co-written by Davis Guggenheim -- an Academy Award®-winning director and producer whose work includes "An Inconvenient Truth" featuring former Vice President Al Gore (won the Oscar® for Best Documentary in 2007).
To provide ways for concerned viewers of the film to help improve America's education system, Microsoft hired OnTerra Systems to develop a Web mapping application that pulls information on teaching, education volunteer and donation opportunities into one convenient, easily searchable Web map. The Bing Education Map can be accessed at: http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/#5003/0.60124=showitems:MentorPro,GSSchools,DonorsChoose,AllForGood:embeddedmap_zoom:11:embeddedmap_latitude:47.47800064:embeddedmap_longitude:122.275001525/5872/style=auto&pid=5874
Upon accessing this link, viewers are introduced to four non-profits involved in improving American education, including:
- MENTOR -- www.mentoring.org
- Great Schools -- www.GreatSchools.org
- Donors Choose -- www.DonorsChoose.org
- All For Good -- www.AllForGood.org
Users of the Bing Education Map can select which non-profits interest them. This application will then automatically pull information from the non-profits selected by the user, and create a Web-based map with a series of icons highlighting education-related teaching, volunteer & donation opportunities in specified geographic areas.
"The 'Waiting for Superman' Web mapping application highlights OnTerra's technical expertise in developing easy-to-use Web maps for a wide variety of applications," said Steven Milroy, OnTerra president and co-founder.
About OnTerra Systems
Founded in 2005, OnTerra Systems provides Web mapping services and products, fleet optimization systems and products, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) integration services and consulting for businesses, non-profits, government, and research organizations that need map-based visualizations of data -- either to improve operations and achieve cost savings; provide company and product location information for customers; support a marketing initiative; or to help people see patterns and trends for business or research planning. OnTerra Systems has completed hundreds of Web mapping projects, and can be reached at: www.OnTerraSystems.com, or 720.836.7201.
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