Monmouth Junction, NJ – September 20, 2011. MapText, Inc. today announced the release of G/Label, a high-quality dynamic label placement solution for Intergraph’s G/Technology suite.
Annotating features in Intergraph’s G/Technology suite is a tedious and time consuming process, which results in increased workload and data maintenance issues. With static annotations, users have generally restricted themselves to feature annotation at only one or two scales. Any large deviation from these scales on zoom-in and zoom-out causes the annotation to appear either too small, making text illegible, or too large occupying significant real estate on the screen. When new features are added, they can overlap on existing annotations and force users to manually reposition the annotations. Static annotations also cause databases to swell which increases the time to publish the metadata.
“G/Technology users have found annotation creation and maintenance a painful process and desired an integrated easy-to-use dynamic text placement solution that eliminates the manual tasks, improves productivity, and reduces data maintenance and provides cartographic-quality maps. MapText’s G/Label bridges this gap and has received an overwhelming support from the G/Technology user community,” commented Rishi Mehra, MapText’s Director of Sales & Business Development.
G/Label provides users with high-quality dynamic labeling functionality within the desktop application (G/Designer), the Intranet solution (G/NetViewer), and in the plotting environment (G/NetPlot). G/Label has an intuitive GUI in G/Administrator for setting up optimized placement rules. Conflict resolution occurs across all feature layers. With G/Label’s dynamic labels, the necessary facility labels can now be clearly presented at all times on the maps while maintaining the desired font size.
The following is a list of selected capabilities of G/Label:
- Fast dynamic labeling
- Obstacle avoidance across all feature layers and with user-placed text
- Optimal dynamic text placement: no text cut-off at edges
- Common Administrative Rule Setup
- User-level control to turn on/off labeling for map or layer
- Automated leader lines
- Easy-to-configure placement rules for line, area, and point feature types
- Placement rules can be shared across applications
- Eliminates the process to maintain static labels in database
Interested developers and G/Technology users should contact MapText through our website www.maptext.com.
MapText is the leading label-placement solutions provider for local, state, and national government mapping agencies worldwide. Its software places text automatically for virtually any kind of map or chart – to high cartographic standards and at incredible speed. The software is in use worldwide for making city street maps, highway maps, cadastral maps, soil maps, utility maps, as well as nautical and aeronautical charts. MapText is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Systems AG. For more information, visit www.maptext.com and www.LHsystems.com.
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