Mapping and GIS solutions for the information superhighway; introducing MapObjects Internet Map Server.
REDLANDS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 1996--In a major step toward implementing its overall Internet strategy, ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., Redlands, CA, www.esri.com) The world's leading developer of geographic information systems (GIS) software, including programs that plot ZIP codes and addresses, demographic information and detailed, color-coded data. Wednesday announced MapObjects Internet Map Server Internet Map Server (IMS) provide maps through the Internet usually as images. One standard specification for such a server is the OGC Web Map Service. , the world's first geographic information system geographic information system (GIS)
Computerized system that relates and displays data collected from a geographic entity in the form of a map. The ability of GIS to overlay existing data with new information and display it in colour on a computer screen is used primarily to (GIS) software product that offers true GIS Internet support for software developers.
MapObjects Internet Map Server now gives software developers the power to serve dynamic maps and data for both Internet and Intranet applications.
"Recent technology advances have sparked tremendous interest in GIS and mapping solutions for the Internet," said Bernie Szukalski, MapObjects product manager at ESRI.
"In response to this increased demand, we have created MapObjects Internet Map Server. Now developers can create highly customized and scalable GIS applications that will meet the needs of Internet users everywhere. With MapObjects Internet Map Server, users can now spatially enable their Web sites."
ESRI's MapObjects Internet Map Server is the solution for Web authors looking for Looking for
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The MapObjects Internet Map Server is an extension for MapObjects. MapObjects software is a collection of mapping and GIS components for application developers, consisting of an ActiveX control A software module based on Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM) architecture. It enables a program to add functionality by calling ready-made components that blend in and appear as normal parts of the program. (OCX (OLE Control EXtension) A component software technology from Microsoft that enables a Windows program to add functionality by calling ready-made components. Generally called "OLE controls" or "OLE custom controls," they appear to the end user as just another part of ) and over 35 programmable ActiveX automation objects. These objects provide application developers with powerful mapping and GIS capabilities.
MapObjects software can be used in a wide variety of development frameworks including popular programming environments such as Visual Basic, Delphi, Visual C++, PowerBuilder, and others.
The MapObjects Internet Map Server provides the capability to use all of the powerful MapObjects GIS and mapping functions via the Internet, for use within organizations' Intranet or for worldwide access via the Internet.
First, build an application using MapObjects software to provide the desired information or services. Next, create an Internet browser interface using standard HTML HTML
in full HyperText Markup Language
Markup language derived from SGML that is used to prepare hypertext documents. Relatively easy for nonprogrammers to master, HTML is the language used for documents on the World Wide Web. , Java, or ActiveX.
The MapObjects Internet Map Server provides the framework for brokering requests and delivering information to Web browsers from the mapping application on your Web server. These capabilities distribute client mapping requests efficiently throughout your entire Web server network.
This scalable design lets one serve maps and information quickly on a variety of architectures whether one possesses a single server for Intranet use or a network of many servers to handle high volume worldwide Internet access. The result is powerful access to information and maps anywhere on the Internet.
MapObjects Internet Map Server Features
The MapObjects Internet Map Server is built using Microsoft's standard ActiveX architecture and is completely compatible with industry standard Web technology. The MapObjects Internet Map Server features include: -0-
-- Complete Web access to the entire suite of rich mapping and
GIS functions available in MapObjects software
-- Support for standard HTML-based Web browsers such as
Microsoft Internet Explorer See Internet Explorer. or Netscape Navigator including Java
Applets or ActiveX controls
-- Support for a variety of Web server architectures using
Microsoft Internet Information Server See IIS.
Microsoft Internet Information Server - Internet Information Server or Netscape Server
-- Flexible Web browser The program that serves as your front end to the Web on the Internet. In order to view a site, you type its address (URL) into the browser's Location field; for example, www.computerlanguage.com, and the home page of that site is downloaded to you. URL URL
in full Uniform Resource Locator
Address of a resource on the Internet. The resource can be any type of file stored on a server, such as a Web page, a text file, a graphics file, or an application program. request syntax
-- Scalable and efficient request handling via the MapObjects
Internet Map Server request broker architecture
-- A complete solution for Internet or Intranet applications
NOTE TO EDITORS: ESRI was founded in 1969 as a research group devoted to improving methods of handling geographically referenced data. Today, ESRI is the leading developer of geographic information system (GIS) software, with more than 100,000 clients worldwide.
ESRI also provides consulting, implementation, and technical support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services . In addition to its headquarters in California, ESRI has regional offices throughout the United States, international offices and distributors in more than 70 countries, and more than 500 resellers and developers.
ESRI's goal is to provide users with comprehensive tools to help them quickly and efficiently manage and use geographic information to make a real difference in the world around them. ESRI can be found on the World Wide Web at www.esri.com.
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CONTACT: ESRI, Redlands
Jesse Theodore, 909/793-2853, Ext. 1419