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D-Base Launches Spotzi, the First Free Online World Atlas

November 30, 2011

BERGEN OP ZOOM, The Netherlands, November 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

D-Base is pleased to introduce Spotzi, the first free online world atlas, which
provides information on more than 500 themes via maps. With Spotzi, the user can explore
different aspects of the world in one place. “Spotzi stands for spot and zoom in. The user
can explore the world in about any theme, he just finds a spot and zooms in to find the
information he’s interested in,” says Remco Dolman, CEO at D-Base, the company behind
Spotzi.

See: http://www.spotzi.com

With the motto ‘a map tells you more than a thousand words’, each theme at Spotzi has
its own map. The 500 maps are structured within 9 main themes and can easily be found, as
there are only two levels below each main theme. Once the user has selected a theme and
the map is displayed, he can zoom in on the country or area he’s interested in.
Information about hurricanes, earthquake hazards, central government debts and twitter
users are examples of the maps that are available. The information is collected from
thousands of datasets and is updated daily. So when there is a new hurricane, the user can
find it on the map at Spotzi.

Spotzi is unique in that it combines all information that is available from
governments and research institutions and makes it available in one single spot. And not
in excel sheets, but in a single map. The maps are available with street, satellite or
terrain view.

Spotzi is available for any user on the internet, at http://www.spotzi.com, and as
an iPhone, iPad and Android app. Spotzi is also a useful resource for high schools and
universities. “We think the iPad will be an important tool in education. Spotzi can play a
role in this,” says Dolman. The online world atlas will be a constantly growing source of
information, as new themes are added frequently. Users can also contribute to this, as
they can propose themes to Spotzi.

In January 2012, a premium version of Spotzi will be available for companies, which
will be a useful resource for various marketing purposes, providing for example analyses
of brands.

SOURCE D-Base


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