Urban Mapping Hosted Mapping Platform Implemented by CoStar Group to Enhance Its Commercial Property Search Capabilities
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Urban Mapping Hosted Mapping Platform Implemented by CoStar Group to Enhance Its Commercial Property Search Capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jun 02, 2010 -- Urban Mapping, Inc. (UMI) today announced that CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the number one provider of information, marketing, and analytic services to commercial real estate professionals in the United States and the United Kingdom, has implemented Mapfluence, UMI's hosted mapping platform. The web-based geoservices mapping platform offers hundreds of on-demand datasets that are immediately accessible via a common request structure. Initially, CoStar expects to leverage Mapfluence to provide mass transit data to its customer base. Over time, the company can tap into Urban Mapping's vast catalog of data to provide additional data that is important to users exploring real estate options.

"As the leading provider of commercial real estate information and services, we are constantly searching for new ways to improve our services and provide additional value to our customers," stated CoStar's Vice President of Development, Bob Evatt. "Mass transit is an integral part of urban life and heavily influences people's daily routines. A business's proximity to mass transit nodes can have a significant impact on customer traffic, as well as recruiting future employees. We believe that Mapfluence provides an effective way to utilize UMI's highly detailed mass transit database, enabling us to easily display rail lines and stations in conjunction with the properties in our database. This equips our subscribers with more relevant information to find properties that suit their needs. Customer response to the new features has been overwhelmingly positive."

"Our platform was designed with the novice user in mind -- you no longer need to be a GIS expert to intelligently query your data. Mapfluence minimizes the time and energy spent by organizations on sourcing and building out their infrastructure, enabling them to focus on data analysis," stated Ian White, CEO of Urban Mapping. "While we continue to focus on sourcing high-quality proprietary datasets, customers like CoStar recognize the value of on-demand data services that can be provided with our Mapfluence mapping platform. We intend to continue to cull and normalize data from proprietary and public sources to make valuable data accessible to a wide range of industries through our platform."

About Mapfluence
Urban Mapping's Mapfluence mapping platform is an on-demand collection of hundreds of high-value datasets, representing 10,000 variables across educational performance, crime, transportation infrastructure, administrative boundaries, environment, economic indicators and more. These datasets have been sourced and standardized to enable access via a common request structure. Mapfluence's scalable cloud-based infrastructure results in high availability and low overhead for customers. Its visualization and analytic APIs enable rapid application development in a web browser or in other applications. You may learn more about Mapfluence at www.urbanmapping.com/mapfluence.

About Urban Mapping, Inc.
Urban Mapping's location-rich URBANWARE products enhance the value of content for interactive applications. The company's flagship product, URBANWARE Neighborhoods, is a database of informal space and is used by all major portals, map platforms, and Internet yellow page publishers, including Yahoo!, Microsoft's Bing Maps, YP.COM, Google, Idearc's SuperPages.com, and MapQuest. Urban Mapping also offers databases of mass transit systems and off-street parking lots and Mapfluence, a hosted geoservices mapping platform. For more information about Urban Mapping, visit http://www.urbanmapping.com or call 415.946.8170.

Urban Mapping, URBANWARE, Mapfluence, and Routeserver are registered trademarks of Urban Mapping, Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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