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Tasmania Police Chooses MapInfo for Enhanced Crime Analysis Solution

  • 01 June, 2004 13:50

<p>Tasmania Police Chooses MapInfo for Enhanced Crime Analysis Solution
-Mapping Solution Provides Vital Crime Analysis to Tasmania’s Police Department-</p>
<p>Sydney - 1 June 2004 -MapInfo Corporation (Nasdaq: MAPS), the leading provider of location intelligence solutions for the enterprise, today announced that Tasmania Police has signed a three year software licensing agreement that will play an important role in enhancing crime analysis of Tasmanian neighbourhoods.</p>
<p>The enterprise-wide crime analysis solution will give approximately 1,500 officers and public servants access to share crime data and maps for faster, more comprehensive analysis of crime patterns. The crime analysis solution, comprising MapInfo® Professional® and MapInfo® Discovery™, also assists in the prevention of crimes in Tasmania by enabling the analysis of crime patterns by location, type and frequency.</p>
<p>Tasmania Police have been using MapInfo in a limited capacity for many years. Due to the cost effectiveness of new licensing arrangements and the opportunity to exploit improving “location” data quality, in March 2004 Tasmania Police decided to implement an agency-wide MapInfo solution across all areas of Tasmania Police to help prevent crime.</p>
<p>“Tasmania’s four geographical districts now have access to a timely view of accurate crime patterns in their neighbourhoods, greatly enhancing crime analysis capabilities,” said Brian Cartwright, MapInfo’s general manager, Asia Pacific. “MapInfo’s solution will bring together crime data from different localities and map the data visually so crime patterns are easily identified allowing Tasmania Police to quickly develop appropriate policing strategies in response to existing and emerging patterns.”</p>
<p>“The MapInfo solution is a cost-effective, flexible and invaluable tool that will assist Tasmania Police in its efforts to reduce crime. Crime Management Units within Tasmania Police will use MapInfo’s technology to identify crime hotspots so they can formulate and implement strategies to reduce crime” said Hans Willink, Director of Communications and Information Technology Services, Police and Public Safety, Tasmania Police.</p>
<p>MapInfo’s technology proved to be a very useful asset in managing the response to recent bushfires. Using MapInfo’s technology, Tasmania Police were able to visualise bushfire updates using MapInfo, on electronic maps in the police major incident room. These maps assisted in determining ideal locations for roadblocks and safety zones for the public.</p>
<p>MapInfo’s technology is also useful during change over times when officers are able to receive timely updates of crimes and activities in their immediate areas. Tasmania Police plans to work with MapInfo and its strategic partner, Insight GIS to provide additional localised training, support and services to its officers.</p>
<p>About MapInfo
MapInfo Corporation is a global software company that integrates software, data and services to help customers realise 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 <http:></http:>. The company’s Australian headquarters is located in Sydney, NSW.</p>
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MapInfo is a trademark of MapInfo Corporation and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates.</p>
<p>Of Note
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 registration statement on Form S-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the section "Risk Factors." MapInfo takes no responsibility to update any forward-looking statements.</p>
<p>MapInfo is a trademark of MapInfo Corporation and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Contacts:
Kristy Bryan
MapInfo Asia Pacific
Tel: (612) 8925 7323
Email: kristy.bryan@mapinfo.com</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine
Spectrum Communications
Tel: (02) 9954 3299
Email: debbies@spectrumcomms.com.au</p>

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