Map-N-Tour, Inc. received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2012 project in the category of New Media for communities with populations of 25,000 – 200,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 8, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held October 6-9, in Philadelphia, Penn.
“The Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize Map-N-Tour as being one of the leading organizations in the industry for innovation, creativity and successful strategies,” said IEDC chair, Paul Krutko. “These awards are meant to honor the organizations and individuals who are dedicated to making a positive change in their communities. This organization uses creative solutions and inventive ideas, and offers other regions a wonderful example to learn and benefit from. The award represents an acknowledgment and appreciation for Map-N-Tour’s dedication to continuous growth within itself, as well as improving the industry overall.”
Map-N-Tour (http://www.mapntour.com) is a 3D mapping application that enables communities to more effectively convey lifestyle benefits to potential businesses, highlight city attractions as an economic draw for tourism, and help increase revenues for participating businesses. It makes a community’s story more immersive, interactive, and engaging. This tool helps decrease costs, increase outreach, and provide anytime/anywhere access via web, mobile, and tablet devices. Map-N-Tour offers the advantage of simplicity, affordability, and versatility. Only basic computer skills are required to create professional, dynamic web, mobile, and tablet applications using our unified content management system. The Map-N-Tour app is available in both the Apple and Android app stores. As a complimentary product to traditional statistical and demographic data of GIS systems, Map-N-Tour can seamlessly integrate with GIS augmenting it with a more visual representation of a community’s assets.
IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year’s most influential leaders. These awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities.
About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions.www.iedconline.org
About Map-N-Tour, Inc.
Map-N-Tour‘s innovative cloud-based tool creates custom 3D maps that easily and quickly share information in one convenient location. Giving end-users a more true-to-life sense of being on location, combined with the ability to incorporate rich interactive content to tell stories makes this a powerful marketing tool for a variety of industries. Whatever your story, wherever it happens, we can help. Map-N-Tour's tool-set brings your story to life and puts you on the map - in a BIG way.