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AirPhotoUSA® Offers New Higher-Resolution Aerials for East Coast Metropolitan Areas

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Wednesday, November 29th 2006

AirPhotoUSA, a GlobeXplorer® company and a leading provider of affordable, pre-packaged aerial information solutions, announced today a major-market update featuring high-resolution, one-foot pixel imagery of the Eastern United States.

AirPhotoUSA (APU) has finished acquiring more than 40,000 square miles of seamless aerial imagery for Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The project is part of APU’s extensive new acquisition program that will provide nationwide coverage at one-foot pixel resolution.

New England regional coverage for Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine is scheduled for spring 2007. The release status for each market will be posted at

“AirPhotoUSA has a nine-year history of innovation, consistently setting new standards for coverage, and image resolution,” commented Rob Shanks, president of GlobeXplorer and AirPhotoUSA. “The move to one-foot GSD (ground sample distance) imagery is a continuation of that tradition and will help feed the demand created by aerial content’s widespread use on the Internet.”

The imagery ships with PhotoMapper®, AirPhotoUSA’s exclusive viewing, annotation and export software, and MapHandler plug-ins for active image integration with GIS. In addition, imagery can be supplied in almost any requested format and map projection.

This imagery will also be offered through GlobeXplorer’s suite of Web services, online viewers, and developer application program interfaces (APIs), making its data the most accessible in the industry today.

Demo CDs containing AirPhotoUSA’s exclusive PhotoMapper and MapHandler™ software, sample one-foot seamless imagery and product documentation by contacting

A complete map of the new East Coast coverage can be found at and complete national AirPhotoUSA coverage maps can be found at

About AirPhotoUSA

Since 1997, AirPhotoUSA, a GlobeXplorer company, has continuously advanced the widespread application of aerial imagery with innovation and technology in pre-packaged, value priced, visual information solutions. AirPhotoUSA is a principle resource for both off-the-shelf and custom acquired aerial imagery, producing the most current and extensive seamless nationwide imagery coverage at the highest resolution available. AirPhotoUSA serves a range of industries including Real Estate, Retail, Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Government Agencies, Utilities, Location Based Services, Visual Simulation, and Professional GIS. For more information, visit

About GlobeXplorer

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. Through dynamic Web applications, Web services, APIs, Internet portals, and Internet-aware devices, GlobeXplorer distributes interactive geographic content via flexible subscription services. GlobeXplorer owns AirPhotoUSA, the nation’s largest, high quality aerial imagery provider. For further information, contact GlobeXplorer at or visit GlobeXplorer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp.

About Stewart

Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) is a customer-oriented, 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 9,500 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, mortgage default management solutions, 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


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