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Mar 19 2014

Maponics Surpasses Walk Score in Coverage

White River Junction, Vt. – Maponics products Context Walkability and Context Commuter Scores cover more cities and neighborhoods than Walk Score’s data on walkability, public transit and bikability.

In addition, Maponics data can be perfectly synced with Maponics boundaries, including neighborhood boundaries, school attendance zone boundaries and ZIP Code boundaries, making it useful for a variety of applications and industries.

“As more and more studies show that home buyers and renters – particularly millennials – want to live in communities that are easily navigated on foot, by public transit or on a bike, we know it’s important to provide the widest coverage we can,” said Paul Gallagher, Vice President of Marketing and Product at Maponics. “This enables real estate professionals, city planners and policy makers to view relevant data for a variety of geographies across the country.”

Context Walkability covers 154,000 neighborhoods in over 4,000 cities across the United States, versus just 10,000+ neighborhoods in less than 3,000 cities covered by Walk Score.

Context Walkability vs. Walk Score Coverage

 

Maponics

Walk Score

Neighborhoods covered

154,000

10,000+

Cities covered

4,000+

<3,000

School attendance zones covered

61,000+

Not available

ZIP Codes covered

35,000

Not available

Maponics Context Walkability also addresses more features than Walk Score, including street types, speed limits, population density and freeways. See the infographic comparing Walkability’s features to Walk Score’s.

Maponics Context Commuter Scores product, which consists of scores for Drivability, Public Transportation and Bikability, rates the navigability of an area by multiple modes of transportation.

Maponics Bikability score summarizes, when using a bicycle for transportation, the level of accessibility to leisure, amenity and overall points of interest (POIs) available in Maponics boundaries. Each Bikability score is calculated using complex algorithms that factor in the complexity of street intersections, speed limits, elevation, types of roads, length of time to bike to POIs and the availability of POIs.

Maponics Bikability data covers 154,000 neighborhoods in over 4,000 cities across the United States, versus less than 1,000 neighborhoods in 100+ cities covered by Walk Score’s Bike Score.

Context Bikability vs. Bike Score Coverage

 

Maponics

Walk Score

Neighborhoods covered

154,000

<1,000*

Cities covered

4,000+

100+

School attendance zones covered

61,000+

Not available

ZIP Codes covered

35,000

Not available

*Estimate based on Walk Score’s published city-to-neighborhood ratio.

Maponics Public Transportation score summarizes the level of accessibility to leisure, amenity and overall POIs by public transit, including subways, buses and trains. Each Public Transportation score is calculated using algorithms that factor in how long it takes to walk to public transportation stations and the length of time spent traveling on public transit to reach POIs. Maponics Public Transportation data is based on General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) data provided by public transit agencies.

Maponics Public Transportation data covers 154,000 neighborhoods in over 2,000 cities across the United States. Walk Score’s Transit Score, on the other hand, covers less than 1,000 neighborhoods in 300+ U.S. cities.

Context Public Transportation vs. Transit Score Coverage

 

Maponics

Walk Score

Neighborhoods covered

154,000

<1,000*

Cities covered

2,000+

300+

School attendance zones covered

14,000+

Not available

ZIP Codes covered

8,000

Not available

*Estimate based on Walk Score’s published city-to-neighborhood ratio.

“We know that younger generations are embracing a car-free lifestyle,” said Gallagher. “Our walkability, public transportation and bikability data, projected onto our real-life geographies, delivers relevant information about which areas are the most amenable to people who choose not to rely on their cars. We’re proud to provide the market’s most extensive data about this growing trend.”

To learn more about Maponics Context Walkability and Context Commuter Scores, visit maponics.com, email info@maponics.com or call (800) 762-5158.

About Maponics

Maponics is the market leader for comprehensive boundary databases and geospatial analytics that underpin today's location-based services and analytics. Maponics creates geographic boundaries for areas where people spend their time and money, such as neighborhood boundaries, shopping boundaries, ZIP Code boundaries and school boundaries. Customers include many of today's best-known web, social media, mobile and real estate brands, including over 70% of the top real estate websites. These brands rely on Maponics to power ultra-local interactive search, mapping, tracking and ad targeting platforms, including Trulia®, ZipRealty™, LPS, RPR™, Fannie Mae®, Estately, Citysearch®, Yellow Book USA®, infoUSA®, Zvents®, Zillow® and many others. The company is headquartered in Vermont. To find out more, visit maponics.com or call 1-800-762-5158.

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