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NAR Online Tool to Include Maponic’s School Boundaries Product

The Realtors Property Resource, a new tool from the ""National Association of Realtors"":http://www.realtor.org (NAR), will soon include school boundary data from ""Maponics"":http://www.maponics.com, a Vermont-based provider of location-based data.
[IMAGE] ""Realtors Property Resource"":http://www.realtor.org/about_nar/realtors_property_resource (RPR) is an online real estate library that includes assessor and recorder data, active and off-market listing data, mortgage information, foreclosure and pre-foreclosure stats, demographics, schools, and geographic information.

Maponics' School Boundaries product is the first commercial geographic information systems (GIS) data

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product to include explicit attendance zone boundaries, the areas around local public schools that define the households that attend them. The product dataset also includes nationwide coverage of school district boundaries, as well as private and public school locations and profiles.

""It is a real value-add to be offering Maponics School Boundaries as one of the key datasets in RPR,"" said Marty Frame, RPR President. ""As a tool set aimed at making Realtors more informed, more productive, and more valuable to their clients, schools and related boundaries are an important part of the complete picture we provide through RPR.""

The new product will enable members to view the relationship between properties and public schools in map displays, as well as provide reports and analytics by area.

""As an established data provider to the real estate industry, we appreciate the importance of schools in evaluating properties and especially how [school attendance zones] influence decisions and home values,"" said Mark Friend, Maponics VP of sales and marketing. ""It is gratifying that so many real estate professionals will have direct access to our school boundaries dataset through RPR.""

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