deCarta 'Developer Zone' Tops 1000 Registered Active Users
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deCarta 'Developer Zone' Tops 1000 Registered Active Users

Internet-Based Workspace Speeds Location-Based Services Application Development

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- deCarta, the leading supplier of software and services for the Location-Based Services (LBS) industry, today announced that over 1000 LBS developers are actively using its Developer Zone, a free online workspace environment that enables quick and easy prototyping for the development of location-enabled Internet, Mobile, Personal Navigation and Enterprise applications.

Originally launched in North America in June 2005 and expanded to Europe in February 2006, the site ( allows easy access to deCarta's high-efficiency development software and industry-proven Drill Down Server(R) geospatial platform, sample code, documentation and various tools, as well as use of map and point-of-interest (POI) data from leading content providers. LBS developers find the Developer Zone streamlines the process of assembling and integrating many separate pieces of geospatial data and technology and delivers a pre-production application or demo in as little as a day.

"When we launched the Developer Zone, our vision was to let LBS application developers focus on quickly creating outstanding location based applications without also having to arrange for full deployment and maintenance of those applications," said J. Kim Fennell, President and CEO of deCarta. "We're very proud of achieving that vision. 1000 active users of our Developer Zone embody the validation of the high value our entire suite of geospatial platform solutions and services brings to the LBS developer community and our customers."

Using deCarta's Developer Zone

deCarta's Developer Zone provides North American and European map and POI data from the industry's leading content providers, including satellite imagery. The service appears to the developer as a simple URL, to which XML can be posted. The server returns XML, containing URLs for images, and standards-based XML elements for representing addresses, routes, POIs and a variety of other structures common to location-based services. Included in the online service is a standards-compliant (OpenLS(TM)) application programming interface (API), JavaScript API, access to map and POI data, documentation, software downloads, live sample applications and design tools, and online support. The company's service is offered for free to application developers for pre-commercial development and testing of location applications. deCarta's Developer Zone is also linked to other partner LBS application developer sites including Cingular and NAVTEQ.

About deCarta

deCarta is the leading geospatial software platform that powers today's most successful Location-Based Services (LBS) applications such as those deployed at Google Maps, Yahoo,, Verizon and Sprint. The company's unique, patented technology is ideal for high-volume LBS applications for use in Internet, mobile, personal navigation and enterprise applications where scalability, speed, and reliability are vital. Its Drill Down Server geospatial software platform, Rich Map Engine and Hosted Web Service is preferred by application developers and service providers who also want the flexibility to customize map styles, utilize unique routing capabilities and self-brand. deCarta customers and technology partners include AND, Appello,, ATX, CSG, Google,, Local Matters,, Motorola, NAVTEQ, Networks In Motion, Pharos, Rand McNally, Tele Atlas, TeleNav, Yahoo! and Zillow. deCarta is privately held and headquartered in San Jose, California with international offices in the UK and China.

NOTE: deCarta, the deCarta logo and Drill Down Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of deCarta, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other company, brand and product names are marks of their respective holders.

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