Technology

Maponics acquired by Pitney Bowes

The data-set provider announced the deal last week in an internal memo
  • Maponics provides boundary sets and other data to many real estate websites and vendors; it announced the acquisition via an email to clients.
  • Pitney Bowes is a $4 billion technology provider, according to the email.

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Maponics, a provider of boundary sets and other data to many real estate websites and vendors, has been snatched up by Pitney Bowes, a provider of products and services that power commerce, according to an email sent to Maponics clients. Maponics' spatial data paired with Pitney Bowes' identification and location software will offer clients a "holistic, accurate and precise view of your target audience that we believe to be unmatched in the market," the email said. Maponics boundary sets lie beneath the search tools of a broad range of real estate websites and apps. Clients have included Zillow, Trulia, Century 21, Redfin, ApartmentList.com, FindTheBest (operator of FindTheHome) and Rent.com, Inman reported in July 2015. Its boundary sets delineate areas including neighborhoods, residential subdivisions and school attendance zones. Maponics also provides a menu of neighborhood data products -- such as its Communities product, which can allow consumers to hom...