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MapInfo and Queensland Transport win the 2005 Queensland Spatial Excellence Award for Industry and Entrepreneurship

  • 18 August, 2005 14:29

<p>SYDNEY, Australia—Aug. 18, 2005 — MapInfo Corporation (Nasdaq: MAPS), the leading global provider of Location Intelligence solutions, together with Queensland Transport have been recognised for their achievements in the Queensland Transport School Transport Top Up Project at the recent Queensland Spatial Excellence Awards Gala Dinner.</p>
<p>Presented with the Industry and Entrepreneurship Award, MapInfo worked with Queensland Transport to develop a web-based mapping solution for TransLink's school bus operators to calculate transport assistance eligibility and determine the fare. TransLink is the central agency responsible for coordinating the integration of the south-east Queensland Public Transport system.</p>
<p>The web-based MapInfo solution, based on the Envinsa® location intelligence platform, enables public and private transport providers to determine eligibility for government-funded assistance accurately and quickly, based on a student’s home address, distance to their closest school and distance to their chosen school.</p>
<p>“As a recipient of the 2005 Industry and Entrepreneurship Award, we are pleased the Queensland spatial industry recognises the innovation and hard work that has gone into this project,” said Gavin Lennox, vice-president and general manager, MapInfo Asia Pacific. “The MapInfo Envinsa solution played a key role in providing links between private and public bus operators, services groups and transport authorities and has assisted Queensland Transport in delivering better transport services for Queenslanders.”</p>
<p>The Industry and Entrepreneurship Award recognises the techniques, methodologies, business practices and tools that have contributed to the economic performance of an industry, or to the individual company. The Queensland Spatial Excellence Awards acknowledges and rewards the achievements and services of spatial professionals, identifies role models and advances the standing of the profession. The awards celebrate the accomplishments of top spatial information enterprise projects and showcases the finest projects that Queensland Industry has to offer.</p>
<p>The Queensland Spatial Excellence Awards are hosted by the Queensland regional groups of the Australian Spatial Information Business Association (ASIBA) and the Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI).</p>
<p>About MapInfo
MapInfo is a global company and the leading provider of Location Intelligence solutions, integrating software, data and services to provide greater value from location-based information and drive more insightful decisions for businesses and government organisations around the world. MapInfo solutions are available in 20 languages through a network of strategic partners and distribution channels in 60 countries. Headquartered in Troy, NY, MapInfo is on the World Wide Web at www.mapinfo.com.</p>
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<p>Of Note</p>
<p>This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties. Any statement not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, including without limitation statements concerning demand for and benefits of MapInfo products and integration of MapInfo products with existing solutions. Actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including those factors contained in the Company’s quarterly report on the most recent Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the heading “Factors Affecting Future Performance.” MapInfo takes no responsibility to update any forward-looking statements.</p>
<p>MapInfo and its products are registered trademarks of MapInfo Corporation.</p>
<p>Contacts:
Kristy Bryan
MapInfo Australia
Tel: +61 7 3226-4550
Kristy.bryan@mapinfo.com</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine
Spectrum Communications
Tel: +61 2 9954 3299
Email: debbies@spectrumcomms.com.au</p>

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