Universal Address Enhanced Google Driving Directions - 29/06/2007
NAC Geographic Products Inc. (Canada) has released the NAC Enhanced Google Driving Directions - an integration of Natural Area Coding System and Google Driving Directions through Google's AJAX APIs to provide a language-independent global service to connect any locations in the world no matter whether there are street addresses or not.
The NAC Enhanced Google Driving Directions allows users to use a Natural Area Code (NAC) in addition to latitude/longitude coordinates, street addresses, POIs and ZIP/postcodes to specify start, stop and end locations. A NAC is an efficiently represention of any area and location in the world. NAC Enhanced Google Driving Directions not only gives you directions to houses and buildings, but also to any locations (fire hydrants, electric wire poles, street lights, potholes, sewage exits, fishing spots, trees, BBQ tables, emergency locations, etc) thanks to the Universal Addresses.
If you don't have the Universal Address of a given location, you can obtain it on Universal Address Lookup Service and NAC Enhanced Google Maps. If you want to find the Universal Address of a business or tourist attraction near any given location, try NAC Enhanced Google Local Search which will list the Universal Address of each found business (you can also use a Universal Address to specify the location for the local search). If you want to get the Universal Address of your current location, you can use a NAC enhanced GPS receiver to measure it, such as Locamagic (which also provides all NAC enhanced locating/positioning, navigating, biz searching, tracking and monitoring services).
If you have a WAP capable cellphone, you can get all the NAC enhanced location based services on Mobile Location Based Services Network. If you want to find underwater treasures, please check GeoDiving which lists all available treasures with their Universal Addresses.