Forbes.com Integrates ZoomProspector Mapping Technology to Highlight Where Americans are Living Well

Interactive nationwide map shows Forbes.com visitors a variety of demographic, business and geographic data.

NEW YORK, NY – May 6, 2009 – Forbes.com, one of the world’s leading business media companies, has integrated a ZoomProspector.com powered online map into its website. The custom made and fully integrated map, which shows demographic densities across the United States using ZoomProspector.com’s patent-pending mapping technology, was built to help Forbes show their website visitors “Where Americans Are Living Well.”

The dynamic map is built around the popular Google Maps interface and integrates demographic, business and geographic data for every county in the USA. ZoomProspector.com is a service of GIS Planning, Inc., which also produces ZoomProspector Enterprise, an online site selection tool which has been deployed and integrated for over 180 economic development organization websites. The seamless integration into Forbes.com is just another example of how ZoomProspector.com and ZoomProspector Enterprise can be integrated to match the look and feel of any website.

“Forbes wanted to show a map on their website, so instead of simply providing them with a static image, we offered to integrate our interactive heat maps into their site,” said Pablo Monzon, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of GIS Planning and ZoomProspector.com. “We’ve done seamless integrations for a variety of websites, including many economic development websites. Keeping the look and feel of the original website is very important to clients and partners, and we have the expertise to do it.”

With demographic and geographic data on every city in the United States, ZoomProspector is a growing source of data for businesses, individuals and the media. ZoomProspector.com allows companies to find the community that best matches its workforce needs, target customer base and infrastructure requirements, among other requirements. Much of ZoomProspector’s data is viewable on the site’s integrated and interactive online maps, and visitors can quickly do national, county and city searches through a few clicks of the mouse. ZoomProspector is a free to use service, and was recently named as one of the Top 10 Websites of 2009 by Planetizen.

GIS Planning Inc., creator of ZoomProspector.com , is on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S., with more than 180 economic development organization clients, and is an exclusive partner of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the main worldwide economic development membership organization. In addition to BusinessWeek, GIS Planning & ZoomProspector.com have been covered in over 100 leading news publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., Fortune Small Business, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, The Los Angeles Times, CFO Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, CNET, The Boston Globe, and The Associated Press.


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