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Mapinfo Professional v6.0 Goes 3D & Web Active
All New 3D map Viewing and Live Internet Connectivity
Among Key Features & Enhancements
Mapinfo, the leading provider of location-aware business intelligence solutions, has announced the release of
Maplnfo Professional 6.0, the newest version of the company's flagship product. New features - including
built-in 3D graphic capabilities to make hidden trends and patterns on the ground literally stand-out; HotLinks
for immediate and live Internet connectivity from points on a map; support for the newest release of Oracle8i
Spatial and enhancements to spatial data creation and printed output - reflect Maplnfo's commitment to provide
its customers with the most robust enterprise client in its class.
Mapinfo 3D capabilities for business applications
Mapinfo 3D Hillshading using DEM
Maplnfo Professional is used by government and public bodies of all sizes worldwide and companies in virtually
every industry to analyse business patterns and trends in order to make better informed decisions and develop
ideal customer relationship management practices.
In conjunction with this product launch and enhancing its ability to offer mapping solutions to UK local
authorities and emergency services, Mapinfo is introducing a new free tool that makes it as easy as possible
to use the Ordnance Survey's NTF (National Transfer Format) in Maplnfo Professional. NTF is the Ordnance
Survey's National Transfer Format for the supply of OS National data products such as Landline and Profile.
The new NTF to Maplnfo translator will be available free of charge from Mapinfo's web site www.mapinfo.com.
Richard Rollins, product manager (EMEA), Maplnfo said: "We're committed to providing the most advanced and
comprehensive product in this class to help our customers improve their customer relationship management
practices. With integral 3D analytics, live web interaction and even more support for complex data
generation, the versatility of the new Maplnfo Professional 6.0 is unsurpassed. New features and
enhancements put it in pole position as the definitive spatial business intelligence tool for government
and industry, and especially where insightful and original location data analysis is key to realising the
roll-out of a winning infrastructure strategy, marketing campaign or new local service, for example."
New Features in Maplnfo Professional 6.0
Mapinfo Professional 6.0 offers customers enhanced decision support and new graphical analysis
- All New 3D Map Viewin@includes interactive capabilities such as freehand tilt, rotate and pan/zoom.
Users can create a 3D view of any map containing a continuous thematic grid layer and drape the image of any
other layers or thematic maps over the 3D surface. These improved options allow users to better visualise and
understand patterns and trends in data, for example; revenue potential, elevation or population density, to make
faster and more informed business decisions.
- New Internet Connectivit@enables users to instantaneously link existing maps and publish new maps
and data to the Web. A new HotLink tool allows users to click on any object on a map and automatically
link to a specified URL. Users can attach retrievable information to specified objects so the most relevant
and comprehensive data is available with the simple click of a mouse. Besides immediate links to Web pages,
users can also link to other types of document files, including Word, Excel and Power Point. A new HTML Image
Map tool allows users to easily generate and publish HTML maps from any map window for cost effective,
enterprise-wide distribution across a corporate intranet or on the Web.
- Enhanced Data Access- support for the 8.1.6 release of Oracle8i Spatial, in addition to continued
support of 8.1.5; and Microsoft Access 2000. MS Access support now also includes multi-user access to
individual tables. Integration with both products provides multiple users with the ability to view and
manipulate vast amounts of data simultaneously.
- Enhanced Data Creation and Verillcation- includes new capabilities to generate and check land
areas based on existing features and landline data supplied by the OS. For example, create land parcels
and calculate areas by selecting and enclosing property boundaries, and check the results based upon
self-intersecting or overlapping regions.
- Improved Printing Capabilities-includes extensive enhancements to printing support, including 24-bit
colour, Enhanced Metafile (EMF), optional transparency handling, colour dithering method control and persistence
of paper size and margins in workspaces. These enhancements offer faster, better-looking and more convenient
output, providing users with the most accurate information possible.
Map tool allows users to easily generate and publish HTML maps
Pricing and Availability
Mapinfo Professional 6.0 will be available in June at a suggested retail price of 1,095 pounds for new users.
An upgrade from any prior version of Maplnfo Professional is available at 315 pounds.
Maplnfo Corporation enables customers to use location to transform information into business advantage.
A global company and technology leader, Maplnfo provides business intelligence solutions that are deployed
across organisations to help them better understand their markets and customers. Maplnfo data, software
and solutions are available in 20 languages through a network of strategic partners and distribution
channels in 58 countries. Headquartered in Troy, New York, the company's UK and European headquarters are
based in Windsor, UK. For more information visit Maplnfo at www.mapinfo.com.
For further information contact:
Tel: 0 1 71 439 7227
Tel: 0 1 753 848200
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