Maryland SHA adopts text placement solution from MapText

Maryland SHA adopts text placement solution from MapText

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New Jersey, USA, 12 June 2007: The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has successfully integrated MapText’s cartographic text placement solution into its existing mapping workflow for the generation of over 450 maps.

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) produces a variety of maps for many different applications. SHA’s map repository was converted from MicroStation V7 to ArcGIS 9.1 environment. SHA also implemented the Transportation Spatial Database (TSD) which utilizes ArcObjects, Oracle, SDE and ArcGIS to manage and streamline the data production and map production process. Unfortunately, the MSV7 text did not seamlessly convert to an ArcGIS environment and did not match the updated and corrected centerline base. SHA needed to develop a new annotation layer for over 450 maps by the end of 2007.

MapText’s Label-EZ software as the text placement solution for both ArcGIS and Microstation mapping workflows offers automated highway-shield placement. It also offers batch-processing capability for large-volume mapping. The Label-Edit extension offers enhanced post-editing tools including automated index generation for efficient map finishing.