G-Tek Solutions to promote GIS literacy

                                                                    Free software for universities and colleges.

Tampa, FL, — May 19, 2009 — G-Tek Solutions, a start up software provider specializing in Windows based stand alone GIS software, will offer 4MAT2KML-P Professional ver 09.r.1 to universities and colleges for free.

The academic version will be available for colleges and universities to help promote GIS literacy by allowing students to view existing shapefiles and geodatabases through KML files.

G-Tek Solutions would like to provide alternatives to universities and colleges during these tough economic times, noting that some institutions may not have the financial resources to purchase expensive GIS software for all their desktop computer. 4MAT2KML-P could be used to help reduce the cost of achieving geographic literacy by eliminating the cost of acquiring aerial photography or additional GIS software while also reducing the cost and development of deploying GIS servers.

With this powerful application, administrators and teachers would be able to share their geographic data (shapefiles & geodatabases) with non-GIS users and promote understanding of geographic principals such as spatial relationships, analysis, projections and datums.

This easy-to-use file conversion software is beneficial in the educational arena for it can teach students the importance of delivering a fast way of viewing data for various industries, such as:

Engineering, Planning, Construction & Surveying

  • Visualize road conditions, transportation assets
  • Proposed blueprints of projects
  • Master plan visualization
  • Proposed road improvements
  • Proposed boring locations, proposed asset location
  • View future traffic projections, traffic count data (aadt)
  • Urban planning and development
  • Site location
  • Make better strategic management decisions by non-GIS users (financial managers) example : analyzing demographic data as it relates to a desired customer base
  • Cell tower placement location/ inventory
Law Enforcement
  • Emergency response management where data may be collected via GPS/shapefiles
  • Identify crime hot spots
  • Identify home locations of offenders which law enforcement deems a high risk
  • Emergency response management where data may be collected via GPS/shapefiles

    Real Estate

  • Visualize parcel data related to potential sales
  • Visualize foreclosed properties and investment leads
  • Identify new development communities
Product Information
4MAT2KML Professional is a stand alone program that allows you to utilize your existing shapefiles and personal geodatabases and convert them into a KML format. Currently this product supports files stored in geographic and projected formats such as NAD1927/NAD1983 UTM or SPCS projections.

Product Highlights
  • Quickly create custom KML files from Personal Geodatabases / Shapefiles
  • Extract only the records you need
  • Change the description on the field Labels
  • Select icons you wish to use or use a custom icon
  • No pre-installed GIS software required
To obtain an academic license of 4MAT2KML-P Professional, please contact G-Tek Solutions at Email Contact . Please include “Academic License” in the subject area of your email.

The academic version allows users to process the first two hundred fifty records.
The editing of the geographic data (points, lines and polygons) is not available at this time.


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Tampa, FL 33694
Phone: 813-960-2847
E-mail: Email Contact

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