Enables Organizations to Develop Customized, Interactive Mapping Applications for Enhanced Analysis and Improved Decision-Making
Troy, NY-September 16, 2008 – Pitney Bowes MapInfo, the leading global provider of location intelligence, today introduced MapXtreme® 2008, the next generation of its Microsoft® .NET-based location intelligence platform. Leveraging applications developed with the MapXtreme software developer kit (SDK), organizations can integrate location intelligence with existing business systems, enabling them to make better strategic decisions and more effectively manage and protect assets.
Fully integrated with the Microsoft .NET development environment Visual Studio 2008, MapXtreme 2008 enables software developers and IT professionals to create custom mapping and location intelligence applications that provide tailored views of geographic data and automate and augment business processes. Applications created with MapXtreme can be deployed on both the Internet and desktop, helping reduce application development time and costs when building new applications or enhancing existing applications with location intelligence.
“MapXtreme’s powerful mapping and analysis capabilities have enabled us to create a versatile community portal that allows the Town of Cary, North Carolina, to create new Web access to town map data and easily share valuable information through their “Maps Online.” This gives both town employees and the public easy access to current town data, helping them make faster, more informed decisions,” said James Henry, MapInfo Public Sector Partner and Developer, JCH GeoInfo Solutions. “The comprehensive, Web-based tool integrates with our Microsoft environment, enabling us to take advantage of all the latest .NET application programming interfaces (API). With MapXtreme 2008, we’ll be able to develop rich AJAX Web applications that take advantage of the latest mapping advances, including translucent layers, curved labeling, enhanced label placement and anti-aliasing. MapXtreme 2008’s design allows us to create Maps Online and other applications that provide easy, versatile information sharing for government agencies and commercial organizations.”
“Location intelligence enables businesses and government organizations to answer the complex question of ‘where?’-a critical factor in making sound strategic and operational decisions that improve operational performance,” said Robert Pipe, Vice President, Product Management & Product Marketing – Location Intelligence, Pitney Bowes Software. “With the ability to quickly develop custom location intelligence applications, organizations can visualize and analyze data to discover new relationships and trends – insight that drives more intelligent decisions.”
MapXtreme 2008 also reflects the company’s commitment to interoperability through the support of geospatial standards from the Open GIS Consortium, extending the number of data sources that users can access. More information about MapXtreme, including a free, downloadable evaluation SDK, can be found at: www.mapinfo.com/mapxtreme2008.com.
About Pitney Bowes MapInfo
Pitney Bowes MapInfo, part of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), is the leading global provider of location intelligence solutions, integrating software, data and services to provide greater value from location-based information and drive more insightful decisions for businesses and government organizations around the world. The company’s solutions are available in multiple languages through a network of strategic partners and distribution channels in 60 countries. Visit www.mapinfo.com and www.pb.com for more information. .