Hillsborough County, Florida Selects MapInfo
and International Computer Works Solution for GIS-based School District
Florida Educational Technology Conference
GeoSchools and GeoChoice Applications Enable County Workers to Leverage
Location When Making Critical Decisions about School Districts
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb 4, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MapInfo
Corporation (MAPS) and International Computer Works, Inc. (ICW) today
announced that its technology has been selected by the School District
of Hillsborough County, Florida (SDHC) for its GIS-based student registration
and management system. Demonstrations of the technology can be viewed
at the Florida Educational Technology Conference, booth #126, which is
being held at the Orange County Convention Center, February 4-6.
ICW's GeoSchools and GeoChoice, which are powered by MapInfo Professional,
MapInfo's flagship desktop mapping product, provides the SDHC with the
tools necessary to make decisions regarding student placement, boundaries
and the application of race-neutral factors in the selection process of
students for magnet schools and schools of choice.
"Creating a new attendance zone and assigning the student population
can be a lengthy and very public process, and often prone to lengthy debates.
However by using the GIS solution developed by ICW and MapInfo, we were
able to visually analyze the information and create a politically and
socially acceptable solution to a series of interrelated problems,"
said Ann Marie Courtney, marketing & recruitment specialist, Magnet
"The GeoSchools and GeoChoice applications are a perfect example
of using location intelligence to analyze, visualize and share important
information," said Sabby Nayar, strategic industry manager, government,
at MapInfo Corp. "These applications are designed specifically to
meet the vast needs of school districts and seamlessly integrate with
existing GIS and interoperate with existing school systems."
ICW first introduced GeoSchools and GeoChoice with an award from the School
District of Manatee County, Florida in 1998.
About International Computer Works, Inc.
International Computer Works, Inc. (ICW) is principally committed to the
delivery of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The company provides
customers with GIS consulting support, conversion services, software,
hardware, training, and post sales support. The focus is on the delivery
of turn-key systems to private and public sector organizations. To learn
more, visit the International Computer Works Website at www.icwmaps.com.
MapInfo Corporation is a global software company that integrates software,
data and services to help customers realize greater value from location-based
information and drive more insightful decisions. MapInfo solutions are
available in 20 languages through a network of strategic partners and
distribution channels in 60 countries. Headquartered in Troy, NY, MapInfo
Corporation is on the World Wide Web at www.mapinfo.com.
MapInfo and its products are registered trademarks of MapInfo Corporation.
Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of
their respective owners.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties. For this purpose, any statement that is not a statement
of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, including without limitation
statements concerning market demand for MapInfo's products and solutions,
the potential benefits of MapInfo's software to customers, and the integration
of MapInfo's software offerings with existing solutions. Factors that
may cause these statements not to be true or to differ materially from
the manner in which they are presented include potential difficulties
related to third party integration of MapInfo's software, market acceptance
of MapInfo's offerings, decreased spending by customers or potential customers
on technology solutions and the impact of economic trends that affect
generally the market for MapInfo's software and other product offerings.
MapInfo takes no responsibility to update any forward-looking statements.
International Computer Works, Inc.
Ken Tozier, 813/988-0434
Lauren Arnold, 781/684-0770
Angela Girard, 518/285-6000
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