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Exa-Min Technologies launches GBM Mobile for the Pocket PC
BRISBANE – 17th April 2003 — Exa-Min Technologies, a strategic partner of MapInfo Australia, today launched GBM Mobile, a complete out-of-the box mapping solution for the Pocket PC.
GBM Mobile is based on MapInfo MapX Mobile technology and operates on PDA hardware such as the Compaq iPAQ. The application delivers mapping and data entry in a highly portable package - ideal for field surveys such as asset capture and maintenance inspections.
Logan City Council will be one of the first organisations to benefit from the new software, as part of a project to accurately locate and inspect some 16,000 storm water gully-pits. Field operations are being undertaken by leading survey consultant North Surveys whose field staff will use GBM Mobile software, coupled with differential GPS receivers.
Frank North, director of North Surveys said, “We are expecting GBM Mobile to make a dramatic contribution to field party productivity. I was impressed with how quickly our survey leader was able to learn the software and customise the data entry forms.”
Exa-Min director, Harvey Ryan said, “With the introduction of GBM Mobile, the pocket PC is now replacing the field notebook and sketch-pads. This means the drudgery of having to transcribe field observations onto the office computer is finally a thing of the past.”
“Exa-Min has a long-standing commitment to software R&D. In addition to GBM Mobile, the company has made a major investment into its GBM Mapping product, which is delivering a framework for rapid and cost effective development of custom mapping solutions,” he added.
Mr Brian Cartwright, general manager, MapInfo Australasia and South East Asia said, “Our MapX Mobile Software Developers Kit has been well received in the Australian market. Many of our customers who need mobile mapping don’t want to get involved in programming, GBM Mobile is an ideal solution for these customers.”
“GBM Mobile fits neatly into the MapInfo product range to deliver an integrated suite of mapping applications that scale all the way from the Pocket PC to enterprise level. Maps created on the desktop with MapInfo Professional can be loaded into GBM Mobile for field operations, and data entered digitally in the field can be read directly by MapInfo products or imported into a corporate database,” Mr Cartwright said.
Exa-Min Technologies recently won a World Bank tender to develop GIS based software to assist the Papua New Guinea Department of Mining to administer their mining titles. Current customers span Land Administration, Defence Science, Mining, Agriculture, Telecommunications and Environmental Sectors.
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About Exa-Min Technologies
Exa-Min Technologies, a Brisbane based company, has been a MapInfo Partner for seven years and specialises in delivering custom IT solutions involving spatial technologies. Exa-Min Technologies is an established developer of MapInfo companion products, distributed under the Geobasemap and GBM Software labels. For further information contact Exa-Min Technologies on 07 3210 0741 or http://www.geobasemap.com/.
MapInfo Corporation is a global software company that integrates software, data and services to help customers realise greater value from location-based information and drive more insightful decisions. MapInfo solutions are available in 20 languages through a network of strategic partners and distribution channels in 60 countries. Headquartered in Troy, NY, MapInfo Corporation is on the World Wide Web at http://www.mapinfo.com/. The company’s Australian headquarters is in Sydney NSW.