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For-sale listings that advise prospective buyers to "call school district" for schools' boundary information could someday become a thing of the past, as Maponics LLC today rolls out school attendance boundaries covering 20 percent of the U.S. student population.The Norwich, Vt.-based company claims Maponics School Boundaries are the first commercial GIS (geographic information system) data product to provide online maps defining the attendance boundaries for individual schools.Combined with Maponics' neighborhood boundaries, school boundaries and school attendance zones give Realtors "a powerful tool for bringing prospects to properties that match their most important criteria," the company said. A growing number of listing sites allow users to do keyword or map-based searches by neighborhood (see story). Another company that helps many real estate franchises build and operate their websites, eNeighborhoods LLC, said in a press release that it is "actively loo...