ISC Announces Release of MapDotNet Server 6.1

New features keep MapDotNet at the forefront

TALLAHASSEE — July 2nd, 2007 —
Today ISC announces the release of MapDotNet Server 6.1. Using the MapDotNet GIS application development platform, ISC works with commercial and government organizations to deliver high performance and innovative data visualization and mapping applications integrated with Microsoft’s newest technologies. The 6.1 release includes additional support for Microsoft Virtual Earth® 5.0, which was recently released by Microsoft.

“ISC is driven to innovate at the leading edge of geospatial visualization and location-based systems,” said Mark Alexander, President of ISC. “Working with Microsoft’s Virtual Earth team, we’re helping companies and government agencies participate in the GIS revolution that is taking place on the Internet today. By combining Web 2.0 technology with our enterprise GIS platform for .NET, customers now have a bridge from where they’ve been to where they now realize they need to be.”

Geospatial Data Visualization Advances to the Next Level

MapDotNet Server harnesses and delivers high performance geospatial data visualization technologies, creating new ways to communicate and build on the integrated Microsoft .Net platform. The MapDotNet Server SDK provides software developers with the tools they need to rapidly develop and deploy applications that deliver a rich, engaging user experience. The SDK fully supports AJAX, making MapDotNet Server a platform that embraces the Web 2.0 movement.

Web 2.0 describes the new opportunities that are opening up and becoming rapidly adopted on the Internet. New concepts, such as the mashup, are becoming commonplace. Companies including Microsoft, Google, IBM and many others are providing tools and introducing new Web 2.0 technologies at a rapid pace. MapDotNet Server brings geographic information and geospatial visualization into the Web 2.0 world, allowing organizations to incorporate enterprise data and processes, providing a platform for building mashups, rich Internet websites, and enterprise applications.

“I can create a mashup using a customer’s data, MapDotNet, and Virtual Earth in a snap,” claims Benton Belcher, ISC’s MapDotNet evangelist. “Visitors to the ISC website, at www.goisc.com, can check out our demo apps to get a glimpse of what’s possible.”

Features and updates of the 6.1 release include:
  • Support for SpatialDB, an OGC-compliant extension to Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
  • Support for ESRI ArcSDE 9.2
  • ArcSDE raster support
  • Extensive support for Virtual Earth 5.0 including 3D mode
  • Extensive tile caching support
MapDotNet Server 6.1 Availability

While other vendors, such as ESRI, are announcing future plans to release functionality that makes their software compatible with new Web 2.0 enabled consumer mapping services such as Microsoft Virtual Earth, ISC is shipping MapDotNet Server and supporting many customers who have already benefited from deploying this new technology.

“While ESRI’s ArcGIS Server platform has yet to offer support for Microsoft Virtual Earth, ISC is working on its 6.5 release of MapDotNet Server, which will include support for the upcoming SQL Server ‘Katmai’ release that Microsoft has announced will include geospatial extensions for storing and querying spatial data. ISC acknowledges and embraces the fact that Microsoft caters to the software developer, and we view our bond with Microsoft and dedication to the .Net platform as our greatest strength,” said Mark Alexander.

MapDotNet Server 6.1 includes a collection of updates and new features driven by customer feedback and is part of ISC’s commitment to deliver the latest product updates in one convenient installation. MapDotNet Server is compatible with the Microsoft .NET platform and .NET Framework 2.0. Customers can download the 6.1 installers for a no charge 60 day evaluation at http://support.mapdotnet.com.

Founded in 1989, Imager Software, Inc. (dba ISC) is a worldwide leader in software that combines today’s latest advances in web-based, consumer mapping with powerful enterprise GIS (geographic information systems). The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great geospatial software.

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MapDotNet is a trademark of ISC in the United States and other countries.

Microsoft, Virtual Earth and SQL Server are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.

ESRI, ArcGIS and ArcGIS Server are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ESRI in the United States and/or other countries.

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Casey Donovan, 850.893.6741 ext. 1029, Email Contact

For more information on MapDotNet:

http://www.mapdotnet.com


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