Thursday, June 01, 2006

Autodesk Partners with CustomWeather and Wcities to Offer Premium Content to Location Services

location based services

BREW 2006, SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 1, 2006 — Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced the addition of content from CustomWeather and Wcities to the Location Services Developer Program. Autodesk developers can now utilize this premium content in the development of their own cutting–edge location-smart services. With CustomWeather and Wcities, Autodesk is furthering its commitment to the developer community by offering the best tools available in the rapidly expanding location-based services market.
“By offering our local weather information with the highest level of detailed coverage, accuracy and customization, we provide developers a tremendous value-add,” said Murray Armstrong, vice president of Sales and Business Development at CustomWeather. “Not only does our weather information cover every corner of the globe in multiple languages including English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Greek, Traditional Chinese and Japanese, but all of our content is location-tagged so it is easy to get the information that you need by simply knowing coordinate information, city names or postal codes.”
“With over 450,000 enhanced points of interest for 1,900 cities around the world, Wcities’ content provides relevant information on when, where and what you need,” commented Fraser Campbell, director of Business Development at Wcities. “We’re delighted to provide Autodesk’s developers in North America and Europe with access to information on attractions, restaurants, nightlife, hotels, shopping, events and much more in all 1,900 cities, in over 10 languages. This is powerful stuff.”
In addition to this value added content, the Autodesk Location Services Developer Program offers industry-leading geoservices and location privacy management platform architecture, a standards-based application programming interface (API) for the Web and handsets, as well as technical documentation and support.
How to Register
Developers can register for the Autodesk Location Services Developer Program at Autodesk is committed to working with experienced developers to deliver compelling location-based applications and services to this emerging market.
About CustomWeather
CustomWeather, Inc. is a San Francisco based provider of syndicated weather content that combines the worlds of technology and weather. CustomWeather generates local weather forecasts for over 200 countries worldwide, establishing it as the industry leader for global location-based coverage at both the U.S. and International levels. CustomWeather provides sophisticated weather products to leading companies in a variety of industries including media, energy, travel, wireless and the Web. For more information visit or check the weather at
About Wcities
Wcities is the world's leading location-based information service provider with coverage of over 1,900 cities. Wcities provides multi-lingual destination and current event information to travel providers and mobile operators around the world. This content gives locals, business and leisure travelers all they need to know about a particular city. Finding what to do, see, eat and play has never been easier. Select clients include American Airlines, Orange, Orbitz, Sabre, Wind and Yahoo, For more information visit .
About Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc. is a Fortune 1,000 company, wholly focused on ensuring that great ideas are turned into reality. With seven million users, Autodesk is the world's leading software and services company for the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, media and entertainment, and wireless data services fields. Autodesk’s solutions help customers create, manage and share their data and digital assets more effectively. As a result, customers turn ideas into competitive advantage by becoming more productive, streamlining project efficiency, and maximizing profits.
Autodesk Location Services, a division of Autodesk, Inc., provides platform software, application frameworks and professional services to deliver location-based services to wireless customers.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For additional information about Autodesk, please visit
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