Thursday, May 26th, 2011
Sydney, Australia - 25 May, 2011 - Pitney Bowes Business Insight, a global leader in customer data, analytics and communication software and services, today announced availability of MapInfo Manager, an enterprise grade platform that simply and quickly catalogues all geospatial data via metadata to reduce GIS data duplication, eliminate prolonged searches and create a single point of truth across the enterprise.

Part of the MapInfo portfolio, MapInfo Manager ensures users are never more than three clicks away from finding the necessary data, effectively allowing more time for data visualisation and analysis instead of countless hours spent hunting for data. As an intuitive data management application, MapInfo Manager empowers GIS managers and data custodians to catalogue their geospatial data assets and increases the understanding of data characteristics and appropriate uses for their data through metadata.

According to Ross Johnson, Land Information Office for City of Ryde Council and the Local Government representative for the NSW Spatial Council Metadata Working Group, MapInfo Manager provides an industry first for metadata harvesting.

“Metadata management has always been a chore,” stated Johnson. “I have seen numerous spatial metadata products in recent years and MapInfo Manager is by far the most intuitive solution. Its metadata harvesting capability leads the industry and its integrating catalogue access into MapInfo Professional makes it a powerful tool for spatial professionals.”

The MapInfo solution does not replace existing databases but instead creates metadata records for finding and accessing the correct data from the existing secure location, ensuring both smarter version control and user-friendly search functionality. By providing this single point of truth for spatial data, organisations can resolve business challenges around duplicate data collection or data purchases.

Stuart McDougall, GIS Coordinator for Maribyrnong City Council, says a single point of truth is “the one thing needed to help support reliable decision making and business continuity.”

“Spatial data is a vitally important asset for any organisation,” said McDougall. “A decision maker needs to determine if data is fit for its purpose before deciding to use it and for this, current metadata is essential. MapInfo Manager was easy to install and maintains metadata much more efficiently. It allows staff to simply locate data quickly via detailed and up-to-date metadata, and removes the need to remember where data has been stored."

MapInfo Manager’s extensive standards conformance around metadata, data cataloguing and data distribution enables greater internal and external data collaboration by being able to publish data catalogues and appropriate data to any authorised user or organisation.

"Our customers were spending a disproportionate amount of time trying to find and understand relevant data sets from their extensive databases," said Sean Richards, APAC Director of Product Management, Pitney Bowes Business Insight. "In MapInfo Manager we've created a groundbreaking dashboard that will truly change the way enterprises access and manage their GIS data, meaning more time for analysis that better supports business strategy and execution."

MapInfo Manager is currently available across the Asia-Pacific region in English. For more information and to get started with MapInfo Manager, please contact Pitney Bowes Business Insight sales team at 1800 351 576, or [email protected]


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