Haiti Relief Efforts: MapText Provides Text Placement Software for MyMapbook’s Port-au-Prince Street Atlas

Monmouth Junction, NJ – February 18, 2010. MapText, Inc. announced today that it provided complimentary label placement solutions to MyMapbook.com which enabled MyMapbook to quickly complete a street atlas to aid international relief efforts in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The atlas is available on the web at http://www.mymapbook.com/pap.pdf

The detailed street maps cover 21 pages of the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area, a total of over 250 square kilometers (100 square miles). Each page covers 12 square kilometers and is mapped at 1:16,000 (one inch = 1920 ft). Major landmarks, major roads, minor roads and neighborhoods are included on each detailed map page. Looking up streets is easy by using the alphabetical index.

The GIS map data used for this atlas was obtained from Open Street Maps, which is the standard map base for Haiti relief efforts. Relief International, Los Angeles, CA, contributed user-based guidance on the project.

“We are glad to be able to help the international relief efforts that are going on in Haiti now. Our contribution is modest but it proves the great importance of fast and reliable label placement technology when maps need to be created in a hurry,” Shailesh Chanekar of MapText, Inc. commented.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to use our skills to make a small contribution to the many relief workers who are helping the people of Haiti. We know how important it is to maximize the efficiency of relief resources and we hope these maps will help the medical teams navigate efficiently on unfamiliar territory,” said Glen Jansma of Mymapbook.com, LLC

About MapText, Inc.
MapText is the leading label-placement solutions provider for local, state, and national government mapping agencies worldwide. Its software places text automatically for virtually any kind of map or chart – to high cartographic standards and at incredible speed. The software is in use worldwide for making city street maps, highway maps, cadastral maps, soil maps, utility maps, as well as nautical and aeronautical charts. For more information, visit www.maptext.com

About MyMapbook.com, LLC
MyMapbook.com is an innovative map publisher and software developer that specializes in internet-enabled community mapbooks that promote local businesses. The mapbooks are designed to support public safety, by using the US National Grid endorsed by federal and state agencies and familiar to police, fire and other responders. See www.mymapbook.com.

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