Pitney Bowes Business Insight has launched MapInfo MapXtreme 7.0, a software development kit (SDK) to enable .Net developers to quickly add location, mapping and analysis capabilities to desktop and smart-client applications.
Applications developed with MapXtreme allow organisations to visualise and analyse data, enabling them to discover relationships and trends not apparent when viewing data in spreadsheets and reports. MapXtreme supports industry-standard data access systems and protocols such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server as well as supporting Open Geospatial Consortium WMS, WFS and GML capabilities.
New features in the MapXtreme SDK include support for external data providers to enable developers to provide spatial processing capability from almost any data source, m-values for linear referencing systems and full read/write capability for Microsoft SQL Server Spatial.
Pitney Bowes has also launched Stratus Connect 2.0 which is intended to help public-sector organisations share spatial information internally and externally to deliver better services to citizens and achieve internal cost savings.
The new features in Stratus Connect include ‘find my nearest’ functionality to reduce the burden on call centres; multiple layers can be set up for ‘find nearest’ searches and then categorised, for example by transport, health and environment. Administration is reduced by automatic, scheduled updates to the gazetteer index to ensure the GIS data is up-to-date, while industrial-strength penetration testing for the web ensures Stratus Connect’s security against malicious attacks.