Vienna, VA. Spatial Insights, Inc. today announced the release of “Map-O-Matic”, an application developed for batch map production within the MapInfo ProfessionalTM environment.
Map-O-Matic starts with an existing MapInfoTM workspace, allowing the user to have complete control over the map content and styles. It automatically cycles through any or all specified objects in a table, and zooms to each of the selected objects. Unique map titles are automatically generated using text from a specified column, and scale bars and north arrows can be added to each map. The maps can be printed, or saved to a number of graphics formats, including PDF, WMF, JPG, or BMP. Individual MapInfo workspaces can be saved for each of the maps produced, to facilitate fine-tuning at a later time if desired. “We’ve worked on quite a few mapping projects that required the repetitive production of maps – for example location maps for every store in a nationwide chain, or thematic maps of sales territories by ZIP Code. Typically, we would set up a workspace, and repetitively zoom and pan to each specific area, changing titles, adding scale bars, and then printing or saving the map. We felt the process was tedious and time-consuming, and figured that there had to be a way to intelligently automate the procedure.“ commented Don Segal, President of Spatial Insights. “We designed the Map-O-Matic to be easy to use and yet provide the user with important flexibility in controlling the batch map production process.” Detailed product information, including pricing, is available.
Spatial Insights, Inc. is a geographic information services company specializing in providing innovative project consulting and mapping services, customized software solutions and data products for commercial organizations.