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Hillsborough County, Florida Selects MapInfo and International Computer Works Solution for GIS-based School District Solution
- BusinessWire

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 Schools, SDHC.
"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.
About MapInfo
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.
Of Note
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
ken@icwmaps.com
or
Schwartz Communications
Lauren Arnold, 781/684-0770
mapinfo@schwartz-pr.com
or
MapInfo Corp.
Angela Girard, 518/285-6000
press@mapinfo.com


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