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CORDA Technologies Creates Map to Track SARS
Interactive map displays up-to-date information about worldwide occurrences
of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Lindon, Utah-April 14, 2003-As a public service, CORDA Technologies, Inc., a
Lindon, Utah based developer of interactive data visualization solutions, is
using the company's OptiMapT and PopChartT technology to create a Web page
with an up-to-date map displaying the worldwide occurrences and deaths due
to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). CORDA furnishes the map with
data gathered from the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health
Organization. The public can access the map free of charge from CORDA's
website at www.corda.com/go/sars.
"A great deal of attention has been given to SARS in the media recently,"
said Neal Williams, chief executive officer of CORDA Technologies. "The SARS
Map helps people to visualize where the disease is concentrated and how many
cases and deaths have been reported. This resource is intended to help
educate visitors about the SARS situation on a global and national level."
The SARS map presents a map of the world, which displays data for each
country affected by SARS. As visitors move their cursors over countries, pop
up text appears with the number of cases reported. An accompanying graph
shows SARS deaths by country. Visitors can also drill down into the United
States map to view how many cases have been reported in each state. This
information is automatically updated when the Centers for Disease Control
and the World Health Organization issue new reports.
The information contained in the SARS map is accessible to those who are
visually impaired. Using patented technology, PopChart and OptiMap
automatically generate text describing the charts, graphs, and maps. As the
map is updated, the descriptive text is automatically updated as well. There
is no requirement for manual text input.
CORDA's PopChart and OptiMap technology is designed to provide organizations
or individuals with a tool that allows them to quickly and dynamically
visualize every kind of data online. The company's tools provide the basis
for a growing number of executive dashboard applications.
In addition to the SARS data, CORDA is providing as a public service a map
called Troop Tracker that gives interested parties an up-to-date view of the
Coalition troops currently based in Iraq. Troop Tracker is located at
About CORDA Technologies
Corda Technologies is the global leader in interactive data visualization
solutions. With more flexibility, scalability and speed than any other
charting or mapping solution, Corda's family of tools and services are the
leading choice for fast and easy to build charts and maps. Corda's solutions
display data as visual images allowing customers to explore relationships,
perform analysis and more easily understand their data.