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Stewart Geo Technologies Formed From Landata Airborne Systems, Landata Geo Services

January 14, 2003

HOUSTON, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Landata Group Inc has merged two operating entities to form Stewart Geo Technologies, a multifaceted international provider of geospatial solutions with product lines in mapping services, geographic information systems (GIS) application development, GIS consulting, and Internet data integration and publication.

Stewart Geo Technologies also has acquired the assets of GlobeXplorer Inc., a leading provider of satellite images and aerial photography via the Internet.

"By forming Stewart Geo Technologies and adding the advanced Internet capabilities of GlobeXplorer, we have a technology and systems platform designed to deliver on our vision of an Internet accessible real estate information portal -- a single Internet site where the real estate professional and consumer can access a wide variety of critical real estate information," said Don O'Neill, group president for Stewart real estate information (REI). "By improving our operational efficiency and making these tools available we help fulfill the broader vision of Stewart to enhance the real estate transaction process."

"By combining forces under the Stewart name, we will enable the highly talented professionals in each of our organizations to complement each other and become more effective in serving our customers," said Kas Ebrahim, president and chief executive officer of Stewart Geo Technologies and former president of Landata Airborne Systems, located in Irvine, Calif.

" The integration of GlobeXplorer's content and technology with Stewart's services and leadership in the real estate information business will create an extremely powerful solution for anyone dealing with land-based transactions," said Robert C. Shanks, GlobeXplorer president and chief executive officer. "We are creating end-to-end real estate information services to provide better information to more customers, in an extremely cost-effective and timely manner."

GlobeXplorer will retain its name and staff, and will remain headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Jill Urban-Karr, former president of Landata Geo Services, is the executive vice president of Stewart Geo Technologies and will remain at the company's location in San Antonio, Texas. Urban-Karr continues to play a pivotal role in ongoing international activities, including a project with IBM Romania to modernize public land records for the Romanian government. She also will continue to lead GIS consulting operations for the new entity.

Stewart Information Services Corp.

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