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September 25, 2007

ZCTA Map upgrade

The 2006SE ZCTA map has undergone an upgrade to show new imagery and more details. The colors have been switched from 100 random colors to just 8 pastels, which is more in line with standard mapping practices. The algorithm to compute colors is not perfect, a perfect one would have only used 5 colors, but 8 is pretty good. If anyone is interested in this algorithm, one I developed myself, I would be happy to share it. At some point it may be published as a Google Code article.

2006 ZCTA Zip Code Boundary Map

Local Search Tool Added to Maps

As some may have noticed, a new tool has been added to the zip code maps (2006 ZCTA Zip Code Boundary Map and USPS Zip Code Boundary Map) that allows searching for local businesses within the viewport of the map. This exciting new tool, part of the Google AJAX Search API, provides the user with an easy to use and effective search.

Please give this tool a try.

September 26, 2007

Rate increase announcement

Due to excessive demand and limited supply, we are forced to raise our hourly rate from $125/hour to $175/hour effective 09/26/2007. Customers with existing contracts will continue to be charged $125/hour for the duration of their contracts, new customers with outstanding quotes will be honored at the original rate. New customers without a quote will be charged at the new rate.

We take this very seriously and wish this wasn't necessary, but the laws of supply and demand must be satisfied. Thank you for your cooperation.

About September 2007

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