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Telcontar, the leading supplier of software and services for the Location-Based Services (LBS) industry, announced the availability of Telcontar Hosted Web Services, a non-branded online service that enables fast development and deployment of customized, state-of-the-art location-enhanced Internet and mobile applications.

Genasys announced the release of Version 9 of the GenaMap Product Suite. This powerful GIS development and distribution platform is celebrating more than 20 years providing flexible functionality and Unix and Linux support while Version 9 adds support for the Windows operating system.

In version 9, the new java renderer enables the enhanced display of maps and images providing intelligent text display and an extensive set of icons while the added capability for anti-aliasing generates cleaner, more attractive maps. Other features include read ability for DWG format files and the implementation of the JDBC standard for database access offering streamlined performance and maintenance.

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Google Reaches into Enterprise Territory, by Ben Charny, May 10, 2006, Eweek

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