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MapInfo supplies both desktop and Web-based GIS products. MapInfo Professional is a leading GIS desktop software package developed primarily for business and government applications. An old saying in the real estate business is that the three most important factors in housing value are location, location, location: MapInfo combined GIS technology with this concept and successfully developed and markets location-basedintelligence services to business and government users.

MapInfo was founded by four Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) students in 1986, starting as part of RPI's incubator program before becoming established as an independent company in Troy, New York. It was originally conceived as a navigational telematics company, but the company soon released a software product that became the first easy-to-use, affordable mapping program for the desktop computer. A key ...

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