(February 2012) Thanks to a databank from NASA, a visitor to a website can now literally pinpoint the exact location of the quarry from which his kitchen counter or flooring emanated. Abraxas Publishers have long been on the market with a wide gamut of publications and internet services all about natural stone. Now Abraxas has brought a website to life, on which consumers can actually search for „their very own“ quarry or supplier.
The search is free of charge for both consumers and suppliers. And: the databank is accessible internationally.
The site provides a bull’s-eye view on the interactive map. At the click of the mouse access is provided to the databank where further information on the type of stone mined in the quarry and the general location is provided. There is also a search function: by typing the name of the stone and country of provenance or near location, the database connects to the quarry.
The data was provided by the owner of the quarries themselves, who by dragging and dropping the bull’s-eye over the map to the location of the quarry could enter specific data. The information opens an input page where further information can be provided. Abraxas’ editors peruse the data and request clarification if they become aware of ambiguities.