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The National Mapping Authority of Denmark, KMS (Kort & Martrikelstyrelsen), has bought MapText, Inc.’s Label-EZ and Label-Edit™ software to be used for automatic text placement in their topographic map production system. Label-EZ will be used in conjunction with Intergraph’s GeoMedia Pro for the generation of high-quality topographic maps at 1:50k scales from the TOP10DK data.

Prior to procuring Label-EZ, KMS used ESRI software for performing text placement for some of their products. The decision to select Label-EZ with GeoMedia Pro for the production system was made after a thorough evaluation. Label-EZ was chosen because of its functionality and an open structure. The MapText staff along with Intergraph Danmark worked closely with the KMS staff during the evaluation in getting the products installed, setting up the rule sets for achieving high-quality placement, and training the users to make best use of the products. MapText recently completed a three-day training session in Denmark for KMS staff to help them master the Label-EZ™ and Label-Edit™ products, with special emphasis on setting rules for the 1:50k topographic map series. KMS plans to extend the production system to use Label-EZ for other mapping projects.