• Veriplace
  • AT&T Interactive
  • DigitalGlobe
  • Google
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • ZoomAtlas
  • Digital Map Products
  • Microsoft Research (MSR)
  • Pitney Bowes Business Insight

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Zoom In... Zoom Back

Have you ever wondered what happened to your childhood neighbor friend? Or, wanted to reconnect with friends from elementary school? Enter ZoomAtlas, the largest, most detailed, lifelike wiki-map of the United States that blends satellite imagery with computer-generated and user-drawn properties, including roads, railroads, runways, waterways, parking lots, sidewalks, sports fields, property lines, and even landscape details like grass, flowers or bricks. Unique to the mapping industry, ZoomAtlas allows users to reconnect with their past by posting notes for people at places and locations they spent time in their past, including residences, restaurants, schools, parks, workplaces, churches and more, to find and reconnect with family and friends.

Its focus on the past is not the only thing that sets ZoomAtlas apart from other geo-social networking sites. The site’s interactive abilities are unique from other maps as ZoomAtlas is one of the few mapping services not built on Google, Yahoo, MSN, NAVTEQ or TeleAtlas. The site has more than 20,000 notes posted, 320,000 unique visitors and 16,500 registered users to date.

At Ignite Where, the audience will… Zoom through the ZoomAtlas map with Mark Sherman, CEO and founder of ZoomAtlas, as he takes them on an adventure through neighborhoods, cities, countryside and more to see how the ZoomAtlas map editor and wiki work… Zoom in as Mark shares his motivation behind the creation of ZoomAtlas, and read touching notes and stories from people looking to reconnect with long lost friends and family… Zoom back to learn about the social aspects of micro-location and the trends ZoomAtlas has seen since launch in November 2009.

Mark Sherman


As founder of ZoomAtlas, Corp., Mark Sherman is responsible for the strategic and technical direction of the company. Prior to ZoomAtlas, Mr. Sherman designed trading systems for financial firms and co-founded two pioneering, and highly profitable, web sites, MortgageQuotes and MoverQuotes. He later sold these sites to Monster Worldwide. On sabatical from the dot-com world, Mr. Sherman managed a private hedge fund before launching ZoomAtlas.