Mapsolute Announces Free Map24 AJAX API For Easy Integration of Advanced Mapping Technology into Websites; Also Launches Developer Network that Includes API Documentation, Source Code, FAQs and Discussion Forums

NATICK, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 12, 2006— Mapsolute Inc., a leading Internet mapping provider and creator of "Map24" (, today announced it is offering a free Map24 (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) AJAX API to easily integrate advanced mapping technology into websites.

To best support this new Web 2.0 API, Mapsolute has also launched an extensive developer network that provides detailed information on the AJAX API including manuals, tutorials, API documentation, source codes and FAQs. The network also includes information on interfaces such as Map24 Web Services and a discussion forum.

"Our Map24 AJAX API dramatically reduces the development time to create dynamic, interactive and user friendly maps," said Thomas Golob, CEO of Mapsolute. "The API does not require complicated software installation or additional server software thus allowing users to create maps and embed them into websites quickly and easily. In addition, our developer network is a tremendous resource for those who need extra support when creating their maps."

The Map24 AJAX API has an extensive class library and lets developers add maps to their web sites using HTML and JavaScript.

Key Features and Benefits of Map24 AJAX

-- Reduces development time: the API is easy to use and only requires a few lines of code for basic mapping functionality.

-- Does not require additional server software to be installed: the Map24 Free AJAX API is a thick client and is platform independent.

-- Increased performance: only necessary data is transferred when a web page is refreshed and static page content is not transferred over and over again. The Map24 AJAX API is downloaded only one time and then cached by the browser. If a new version of the API becomes available, a small patch is downloaded automatically. The patch updates the Map24 AJAX API in the browser's cache.

-- Interactive Maps: Map24 interactive maps rely on the unique vector map streaming technology MapTP(TM). This technology provides vector data compression and incremental updates, the key requirements for interactive and fast maps. For example all objects can be displayed on the map. Labels, locations, polylines or polygons can be displayed not only on the highest level of the map, but can also be integrated into separate map layers, as in the road network.

-- Dynamic Maps: The MapTP interfaces allow developers to create and change customer layers dynamically. This means users can move very quickly in any direction and zoom in and out of seamlessly. Developers can also set colors, contours of streets, transparent picture of houses or even house footprints.

Mapsolute also provides completely customizable HTML-Tooltips for developers. This offering provides predefined palettes of HTML-Tooltip layouts including forms, tables, pictures and links. Users can integrate all HTML-Objects and their content without additional actions.

The Map24 AJAX API is available for free by registering at Users can also view Map24's newly re-launched website by linking to See today's other announcement: "Mapsolute Re-launches On-line Mapping and Directions Portal."

About Mapsolute

Mapsolute GmbH ( is a leading developer of on-line mapping and geographical software. Headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, it has subsidiaries in Great Britain and the USA. The company has millions of monthly visitors to the internet portal to obtain on-line interactive mapping and information. Map24 is marketed in twenty-six countries. Customers of Mapsolute's MapTP solutions include Daimler-Chrysler, T-Mobile, Yahoo! and McDonalds.

MapTP and Map24 are registered trademarks of Mapsolute. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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