PLYMOUTH, Devon – 16th October 2013 – Penguin George® today announced the launch of Penguin George Maps, a brand new online map service featuring detailed street and terrain data, global searching and super fast loading. Penguin George Maps launches today.
Penguin George Maps features beautiful cartography in an amazing level of detail. View specific streets or areas, or simply get the wider picture. Penguin George Maps also includes terrain data, as well as street data, so there is always a great way of viewing cities, streets, national parks or rural areas.
The zooming features in Penguin George Maps means that there is no limit to the level of detail a user can reach. With 24 zoom levels, it is possible to view street-by-street data, even down to the curvature of a street corner.
Searching in Penguin George Maps is a breath of fresh air in terms of map search technology. Entering a street, point-of-interest, city or region name will bring the user right up close to the part of the world they are looking for. The map loads in just seconds, as Penguin George uses vector-based maps. Vector based maps load significantly quicker than other types of maps, and, allow for a smooth mobile experience, without having to use a native app.
Finally, Penguin George Maps comes in two flavours: Street and Terrain. Terrain view overlays terrain information such as mountains, height and topography detail as well as geographical points-of-interest. Street map is primarily aimed at viewing more built up areas, without the ‘clutter’ of viewing terrain data too. In Penguin George Maps, Street maps is the default option, but can easily be switched using the layer switcher.
Penguin George CEO, George Jones, said -
With Penguin George Maps, we tried to bring the best mapping technologies and features together in to one simple and well designed service. We hope our customers will love the searching functionality, as well as the ability to get a great level of detail from such a beautifully styled map.
Penguin George Maps is part of the Penguin George Network, and, in line with our strategy for the next year, will be getting a native iOS app for the iPhone and iPad, so our mobile users can get a more fluid experience.
Penguin George Maps is available for free at maps.penguingeorge.net.