Singapore, 8 June 2006 — MapInfo Corporation has introduced MapInfo Professional version 8.5, the first version of the company’s location intelligence application with Web services connectivity. MapInfo Professional users can now access dynamic data available on the Internet and perform detailed analysis of information in a single environment to make better informed decisions about the location of assets, customers, constituents and competition.
MapInfo Professional v8.5 users can quickly and easily connect to Web services-enabled content and perform more comprehensive analysis of disparate forms of dynamic data. With Web services connectivity enabled via MapBasic, organizations in any industry can improve analysis of enterprise and external information. For instance, a retailer can quickly view customer profiles in a selected location for improved trade area analysis. Cable companies can receive real-time traffic conditions from the Yahoo! traffic feeds Web service to help service personnel more efficiently reach customers.
MapInfo Professional v8.5 provides users with a wide array of new capabilities not available with other digital mapping solutions. This release incorporates many new customer-driven improvements, with more usability and advanced visualization,and analysis features, including the ability to align imagery automatically, advanced thematic mapping, Google Earth integration and superior database connectivity.
By connecting via XML interfaces to enterprise systems such as SAP or MicroStrategy, MapInfo Professional users can directly access applications to view corporate data. Combining, sharing and analyzing corporate information with location-enabled data enables users across the entire organization to utilize the results of location intelligence analysis within any enterprise application. MapInfo Professional v8.5 will be available in July 2006.