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DATAMAP COMPLETES GUS BETA TESTING - COMMENCES PRODUCTION

 DATAMAP COMPLETES GUS BETA TESTING - COMMENCES PRODUCTION
 MINNEAPOLIS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- DATAMap, Inc. announced today that effective Friday, May 8, 1992, it completed the Beta test phase of the Geographic Underwriting System (GUSSM). Successful completion of GUS Beta testing concludes the development phase of a three-year program initiated by DATAMap with subsidiaries of Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) of New York. GUS delivers underwriting information on-line to property and casualty insurance companies through ISO's nationwide computer network--ISO Telecommunications, Inc. (ISOTEL).
 On May 11, GUS on-line production commenced in the southern counties of Florida. The six insurance companies which participated in the Beta testing are continuing with the service. Underwriting information is provided by Commercial Risk Services (CRS), a specific property rating organization and subsidiary of ISO.
 James E. Hovis, DATAMap's Chairman and CEO, stated, "After years of substantial investment in the GUS program, the production phase marks the first point at which GUS revenue will be realized." Gary S. Mertz, the company's president, added, "We expect the remaining counties of Florida to be available for GUS users within the next 60 days and that further expansion will follow."
 ISO provides advisory and statistical information and services to U.S. property/casualty insurers. Its 1,500 participating insurance companies write more than 85 percent of all commercial property/casualty business in the United States.
 DATAMap, Inc., based in Eden Prairie, Minn., specializes in digital geographic databases, mapping services, and related applications software. The company's common stock is traded over-the-counter in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
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 /CONTACT: James E. Hovis or Gary S. Mertz, 612-934-0900, both of DATAMap; or Tom de Petra of de Petra & Associates, 612-338-7630, for DATAMap/ CO: DATAMap, Inc. ST: Minnesota IN: CPR SU: PDT


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