WALNUT CREEK, CA (March 16, 2006) - GlobeXplorer, the leading provider of online aerial, satellite and map data, has expanded its reach by partnering with Zillow.com, a new real estate information Web site. Zillow.com provides free valuations and data for more than 60 million U.S. homes, including high-resolution satellite, aerial and parcel images in many areas, provided by GlobeXplorer.
Since 1999, GlobeXplorer has provided access to the world's largest online archive of aerial/satellite images and maps through custom business applications, Web viewers, and mapping software extensions. GlobeXplorer also delivers a massive library of detailed property and parcel information, including parcel lines and tabular assessor data.
"Zillow.com shares our passion for creating more powerful ways to communicate property information," said Rob Shanks, president of GlobeXplorer. "Zillow is changing the face of real estate and we are excited to help their users better visualize locations."
Added Jeff Somers, Zillow.com director of business development, "By providing us with satellite, aerial and parcel images, GlobeXplorer allows our users to virtually fly over any neighborhood and see a value on the rooftop of each home."
More information about GlobeXplorer's imagery archive and developer toolkits can be found at www.globexplorer.com.
Zillow.com launched its beta service in February 2006, with the goal of empowering consumers with tools and information to transform how they buy and sell homes. Zillow was started by a group of Internet veterans, including Expedia founder and former CEO Rich Barton and former Expedia Senior Vice President Lloyd Frink. Located in Seattle, Zillow raised $32 million in funding from two leading venture capital firms, Benchmark Capital and Technology Crossover Venture (TCV), as well as employees, directors and private investors. For more information, visit www.Zillow.com.
GlobeXplorer LLC is a leading geographic data integration and publishing company providing online access to the world's largest commercial library of aerial photos, satellite imagery, geographic maps, and real property information. The company's imagery, map, and database content is distributed over the Internet using a proprietary platform that dynamically searches, retrieves, compacts, and delivers high-quality images from an online database within seconds. GlobeXplorer provides fast and affordable access to geographic content to thousands of businesses and consumers on a daily basis. GlobeXplorer owns AirPhotoUSA, the nation's largest, high quality aerial imagery provider. Through dynamic Web applications, Web services, API's, Internet portals, and Internet-aware devices, GlobeXplorer distributes interactive geographic content via flexible subscription services. For further information, contact GlobeXplorer at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.globexplorer.com and www.airphotousa.com. GlobeXplorer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp (NYSE: STC).
Stewart Information Services Corp. is a technology-driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than 8,500 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, default management services, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at www.stewart.com.