Korem implements an application using Google Maps for Tourisme Québec

    QUEBEC, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - KOREM, a leader in the development and
integration of Web-mapping solutions and geographic information systems, today
announced the availability of a Web-mapping application based on the Google
Maps technology for the official tourism Web site of the Government of Québec,
Bonjour Québec (www.bonjourquebec.com).
    This new application provides the Internet users and information agents
with a tool displaying tourist attractions nearby a landmark on a map as well
as an itinerary tool showing the roads to follow, including driving directions
between a main point and a second address. Thanks to its user-friendly
environment with a taste of Web 2.0, the application stands out.
    In order to stay ahead of advanced geopositioning technologies, Google
Maps and its API have been selected for this new version of the application.
This technology is also providing a quick and simple navigation to its users
who are already familiar with the very intuitive Google Maps interface. On top
of street and terrain maps, users may now view maps based on satellite images.
The technologies used in this project are AJAX, Javascript and Oracle Spatial
    After several months of testing and evaluation, KOREM can now offer
professional support to its customers for the integration of solutions using
the Google Maps technology. "We have developed an expertise to accompany our
clients in choosing the best technologies for the needs of their customers'
applications. Well known by everyone today, Google Maps is inescapable, but
like any other technological solution, it cannot answer every need. Our
customers must be kept informed of all the advantages and disadvantages
inherent to this solution. The Google Maps expertise completes our range of
cartographic solutions and helps our consultants to better meet our customer's
expectations. We are proud to have accompanied Bonjour Québec and Bell as a
strategic consultant and integrator for the complete overhaul of the
cartographic application and to be part of this success" declared Sébastien
Vachon, President of KOREM.
    Bell Canada's professional services, in partnership with Tourisme Québec,
retained KOREM's services for the development of the cartographic functions
and for the hosting of the application.
    "Bonjour Québec.com is very satisfied with KOREM's expertise in updating
all the cartographic functions of the bonjourquebec.com Web site" declared
Michèle Morel, Manager, Centre d'affaires électroniques, Ministère du
Tourisme. "Within a very short time frame, using the Google API, KOREM
developed an application that is very compelling and that fits perfectly with
the official tourism Web site's personality, allowing us to better serve our
customers" she added.

    About KOREM

    Founded in 1993, KOREM develops and implements integrated, evolving and
high quality geospatial solutions that meet customers strategic and management
requirements on a national and international scale. KOREM's workforce
capacities, expertise and creativity have contributed to put together
solutions to better locate, describe, disseminate, understand and analyze the
information improving decision-making throughout organizations. The mastering
of these fields of knowledge combined with business intelligence and
geospatial allows KOREM to accommodate clients with diverse needs.
ISO 9001:2000 certified, KOREM assures its clientele of high-level standards
of services and top-quality satisfaction, based on dynamic and reliable work

For further information:

For further information: Anne-Andrée Morin, Marketing Communications
Agent, KOREM, (418) 647-1555, amorin@korem.com

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