New Zealand’s Rodney District Council Selects MapText’s Labeling Solution

Plainsboro, NJ – August 13, 2008. Rodney District Council, New Zealand, selected MapText’s high-quality cartographic text placement software for its GeoMedia-based mapping operations.

The District’s GIS team faced challenges to produce high quality maps and a new road index. The District is made up of both rural and highly urbanized areas, which can make label placement tricky due to widely varying label density. In the near future, the District will also use Label-EZ to generate cartographic-quality maps of their underground water pipe networks.

MapText’s flagship Label-EZ software places labels with the highest cartographic quality, closely approximating the capabilities of experienced cartographers. The software is compatible with all major GIS systems, and is extremely fast: dense maps with thousands of labels are usually labeled within seconds or minutes. The need for manual post-editing is minimal, which makes Label-EZ an extraordinary productivity tool for anyone creating high-quality maps.

“With using Label-EZ, we have been able to produce a high quality cartographic output of our road map at a fraction of the time and cost that it would have taken to manually place the road name labels - in fact, without Label EZ, we probably would not have attempted this project at this stage due to other time pressures for our work,” Neville Perrie, GIS Manager at Rodney District Council, commented.

MapText, Inc.

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. For more information, visit our website at

Rodney District, New Zealand

Rodney District, located near metropolitan Auckland, covers an area of 2,475 square kilometers (955 square miles) and has a population of approximately 81,100 that is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years. The District Council has wide-ranging responsibilities: it spends 48% of its total budget on road construction and maintenance and also operates ten separate sewerage systems and seven water supply systems. More information available at

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