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MapInfo Professional® v7.8 Offers Unprecedented Level of Interoperability and Integration with Enterprise Systems

  • 31 August, 2004 09:49

<p>Sydney—August 31, 2004—MapInfo Corporation (Nasdaq: MAPS) today announced the September 2004 release of MapInfo Professional® v7.8, the newest version of the company’s industry-leading flagship mapping and geographic analysis solution. This release marks the fifteenth anniversary of MapInfo Professional, with this latest version boasting unmatched support of industry and IT interoperability standards and tools that enable users to create more detailed maps quicker than ever before. MapInfo Professional v7.8 enables enterprise users in all industries to analyse data more effectively and make better informed decisions.</p>
<p>With increased support for Open GIS Consortium (OGC) standards for Web Mapping Service (WMS) and Web Feature Service (WFS), MapInfo Professional v7.8 enables users to access geospatial data on remote servers over the Internet or intranet. For example, when developing a rate policy, an insurance actuary can now access one server to view aerial imagery, another to learn latest parcel information and another to find municipal boundary data—regardless of the location or the format of the queried data. The data can be all viewed on a single map for enhanced analysis. In addition, MapInfo Professional v7.8 supports Oracle 10g, enabling enterprise users to leverage industry-leading database technology and access spatial data stored in these databases.</p>
<p>“The New York City Police Department is a long time user of MapInfo Professional. With the technology, we are able to better and more quickly analyse crime patterns and trends,” said Cheryl Justham, Cartographer, Mapping Support Unit at the New York City Police Department. “The new features of MapInfo Professional v7.8, such as the innovative spider diagramming which depicts the distance that perpetrators traveled when committing crimes, provide a whole new level of detail for our officers.”</p>
<p>“More and more organisations are realising the real and measurable benefits of incorporating location when making critical business decisions, and interoperability is more important than ever before,” said Michael Hickey, COO, MapInfo. “By focusing on interoperability and providing enhanced support for OGC standards and Oracle 10g, MapInfo solutions enable our enterprise customers to more easily and simply access resources and share data between other technologies and customers. In short, interoperability enables teams comprised of people with different skill sets and areas of expertise to work together seamlessly and contribute to solving multi-discipline, complex business problems. As a result, organisations are able to make better, more informed decisions, faster than ever before.”</p>
<p>Increased productivity is another key benefit of MapInfo Professional v7.8. With time saving tools such as a distance calculator, spider graph and utilities that facilitate simultaneous window navigation, MapInfo Professional v7.8 boosts workflow. In addition, with an enhanced Microsoft Excel® interface, MapInfo Professional v7.8 users can easily share important information with colleagues, partners and customers.</p>
<p>For more information about MapInfo Professional v7.8, please visit www.mapinfo.com/MIProUpgrade.</p>
<p>About MapInfo</p>
<p>MapInfo Corporation is a global software company that integrates software, data and services to help customers realise greater value from location-based information and drive more insightful decisions. MapInfo solutions are available in 20 languages through a network of strategic partners and distribution channels in 60 countries. Headquartered in Troy, NY, MapInfo Corporation is on the World Wide Web at www.mapinfo.com.</p>
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<p>Of Note
This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties. Any statement not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, including without limitation statements concerning demand for and benefits of MapInfo products and integration of MapInfo products with existing solutions. Actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including those factors contained in the Company’s most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the heading “Factors Affecting Future Performance.” MapInfo takes no responsibility to update any forward-looking statements.</p>
<p>Contacts:
Kristy Bryan
MapInfo Asia Pacific
Tel: (617) 3226 4550
Email: kristy.bryan@mapinfo.com</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine/Tracy Monkman
Spectrum Communications
Tel: (612) 9954 3299
Email: debbies@spectrumcomms.com.au or
tracym@spectrumcomms.com.au</p>

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