Country Ranks in TravelGIS.com - Open Map
(Data Updated: July 2001)
LINKS OF ALL THE RANKS TABLES ARE LISTED ON THE LOWER PART OF THE LEFT COLUMN
TravelGIS.com presents you 73 (the category of mobile phones is just added in this update) different country ranks tables
for the most important statistical data. Therefore, you will know immediately the best, richest,
largest, countries in the world. All the country names are hyperlinks to their detail description of introduction, geography,
people, government, economy, communications, transportations and military.
You can also Open Map to see the statistical data represented by map bar charts on the interactive maps
of the WEBGIS applet to give you a good understanding of the data in the spatial distribution.
The Natural Area Code (NAC) is a unified, highly efficient and language independent representation
of an area or a location anywhere in the world. An eight or ten character NAC (also called a
Universal Address) can be used to specify any area or location in the world to the resolution of 30
meters or one meter. That is, each building, house, bus stop, fire hydrant, sewage exit, street
light, electric wire pole, parking meter, etc anywhere in the world can be uniquely represented by a Universal Address. You
can also use Universal Addresses to specify temperary locations such as traffic accidents, fishing
spots, dating benches, BBQ tables, camps, etc. Now Universal Addresses have been widely implemented
into various location based services. Businesses (restaurants, hotels, camping sites, ski sites, etc)
marked with Universal Addresses can significantly ease their customers to find them and therefore to
increase their revenues because using a Universal Address instead of a street address can reduce 80%
of key input, avoid difficulties in inputting addresses with foreign characters and eliminate errors
from street address databases (variations, outdating, multiple matching, wrong matching, etc).
Locamagic - Universal Address Enhanced
Wireless GPS Location Application
In addition to traditional street addresses, street intersections, postal codes, city names, points
of interest, now people in Canada, US, Brazil and Singapore can use Universal Addresses to access
all location based services on their wireless GPS enhanced devices to get locating, navigating,
nearby business searching, cellphone tracking and friends monitoring services. With Locamagic, you
will know where you are exactly in Universal Address, street address and local color maps. You will
even be able to get all the detail information of any location in the world. You can get turn-by-turn
driving directions and real-time navigating instructions and route maps from any location to your
destination. Your family will be able to see exactly where you are anywhere in the world on the web
browser at home. With Locamagic, you and your friends can monitor the locations of each other
in real-time no matter where you are. You can even use Locamagic to track trucks, taxis and other mobile
Using Universal Addresses to specify locations can reduce 80%
of key input, avoid the difficulties in inputting foreign characters, eliminate errors from address
databases, and extend location services to all locations no matter whether there are street addresses
or not. Locamagic not only provides the Universal Address of your current location anywhere in the
world, but also provides the Universal Addresses of all local amenities, that makes all the needed
Universal Addresses available to the users. You can use Universal Addresses to specify the locations
for dating, fishing, camping or simply your current location for people to find you. Police officers
can use Universal Addresses to write down the exact location for each parking ticket or accident.
Emergency services can use Universal Addresses to simplify the communication of the exact locations
of emergency. Municipal workers can use Universal Addresses to efficiently locate all the roadside
objects such as electric wire poles, street lights, fire hydrants, sewage exits, trees, bus stops, etc.
Reasl estate agents can use Universal Addresses to locate houses and buildings and retrieve their
information from databases.
Get Your Universal Address! Promote Your Business!
With Universal Address on your business cards, websites, flyers, brochures and other advertisements, your customers
will find you much easier through various location based services such as the world most comprehensive online/wireless
location based services - Mobile Location Based Services Network (http://mlbs.net) and
TravelGIS Driving Directions Service (http://www.TravelGIS.com/directions/),
which provide turn-by-turn driving directions services, street maps and business searches of the whole North America
and 16 countries of Europe.
It is completely free to get your Universal Address here. There are thousands of businesses
that have enjoyed the benefits from the Universal Addresses. Here is a partial
list of web pages that have include the Universal Address as part of their contact information.
The Universal Address System introduces a highly efficient unified representation of an address, postal code, area code,
geographic coordinates and map grid coordinates in the world. It connects all location related products, services and
technologies (see Diagram). An eight character Universal Address can uniquely
specify every building in the world. A ten-character Universal Address can uniquely specify any square meter in the world.
They are easily remembered, can be pinpointed on all maps and navigated with GPS receivers. Using Universal Addresses instead
of street addresses to specify locations can 1) reduce 80% of input keys, 2) avoid difficulties in inputting addresses with
foreign characters, 3) eliminate errors from address databases, and 4) extend location based services to all locations no matter
whether there are addresses or not. They are especially significant on small wireless devices and car navigation systems.
You can look up your Universal Address here, and try Universal Address powered driving
directions services for desktop computers and
wireless devices. They provide cross-nation turn-by-turn driving directions for 26 countries for FREE.
For more information about the Universal Address System, please see
The Universal Address is becoming a necessity for all location based services, navigation tools, maps, geographic information systems
and mapping software. If you are developing, manufacturing, providing or publishing location related products or services, please
call (416) 496 6110 or check http://www.nacgeo.com/nacsite/
to license NAC Technology.