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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Office shows off Southwest Florida in new way
By Chris Wadsworth

"In three minutes, I've been able to give you a complete overview of the lifestyle of the particular area," Hoolihan said. "I've been able to show you the shopping. I've been able to show you where the beaches are, I've been able to show you the waterways. And not just a map, but in great, vivid, photographic detail."

Things at the Lifestyle Center get even more impressive when searching for homes in new developments. Potential home buyers can zoom in on a new community or high-rise, click the mouse and see pictures, floor plans, prices and, best of all, video and animated movies about the projects.

It's all part of a GIS — Geographic Information System —that stores, presents and manipulates computerized information related to geographic locations.

The News-Press (Fort Myers)

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