MapInfo Stratus takes to the cloud

Mapping software works in Pitney Bowes Business Insight cloud environment

Pitney Bowes Business Insight has introduced MapInfo Stratus, a Web-based tool that lets users push maps and data into the cloud.

MapInfo Stratus lets users create a secure workspace and publish directly from MapInfo Professional, the company said. Users can query address, street or other locations through intelligent text search. Data can also be manipulated through a layer control tool. As a software as a service product, MapInfo Stratus is managed by Pitney Bowes Business Insight, which takes care of all software and data updates and security, company representatives said.

The company described possible uses for the product. For example, by publishing location-based data to the cloud, municipal organizations could improve the scheduling of trash services or zoning changes.

Other MapInfo Stratus features include:

  • immediate access to location-based data;
  • dynamic mapping, which lets users configure the data to include aerial photography and street data;
  • intuitive, browser-based user interface; and
  • access to Pitney Bowes Business Insight’s cloud infrastructure.

The company also makes MapInfo Professional, a Windows-based mapping and geographic analysis application that we at the GCN Lab found pretty darned impressive when we reviewed it in 2008.

Pitney Bowes MapInfo Stratus will be available in October. More information.

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Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.

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