August 14, 2002 – MapInfo Corporation has announced its software program for education, making its leading location-based intelligence solutions widely available and affordable to colleges and universities across the US and Canada. Designed to deliver MapInfo’s intuitive and easy-to-learn software directly onto the desktops and laptops of more students and teachers, the program enables students across multiple fields of study to learn firsthand the value of location-based intelligence.
Classes with core GIS curriculum’s, such as earth sciences, geology and forestry, can now benefit from MapInfo’s simple-to-use technology, enabling students to spend more time applying the technology to their classroom assignments and analysing information, rather than grappling with how it works. In addition, schools will now have the ability to leverage location-based intelligence in their business, marketing and health and human services classes. Students utilizing MapInfo’s products throughout these various disciplines will be able to incorporate these skills in their future research and professions.
Through this software program, MapInfo offers academic year licensing of its industry leading solutions to qualified professors and universities in order to provide students with a stronger working knowledge of location-based solutions and services. Institutions can select a desktop or developer’s package to meet the needs of all audiences. Both packages can be purchased through a lab or classroom license, site or campus license or an enterprise license, which enables multiple campuses to utilize the technology. MapInfo Professional® for the desktop is also available as a single-seat license. Once an instructor selects the software package, MapInfo’s core technologies will be available throughout the course of study to every registered student.