July 15, 2002, Primus Geographics, Inc., has announced that they are the exclusive dealer for a new curved text tool for MapInfo Professional. Mr. Bill Thoen, president of GISnet, developed the Curved Text Tool.
Mr. Thoen from MapInfo-L. Bill has written numerous articles about digital mapping and the Internet in trade magazines and journals specializing in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the earth sciences. Currently he is a contributing editor for Directions Magazine, teaches a course on MapBasic programming and develops custom GIS applications software for clients worldwide.
The Curved Text Tool is a MapBasic program. It allows the user to draw a polyline that text will follow. If the user selects a curved map object then the MapInfo label will follow. It can even be used to smooth lines.