Creation of the utility for translating user data from Atlas GIS file format into MapInfo file format.
MapInfo was the leading provider of Location Intelligence solutions, integrating software, data and services to provide greater value from location-based information and drive more insightful decisions for businesses and government organizations around the world.
In the nineties there were two major players which competed on the market of desktop mapping systems - MapInfo Corp. with its MapInfo product and Strategic Mapping Inc. with Atlas GIS. They had approximately same parts of the market segment. Different closed formats of map data prevented users from moving from one system to other.
Implemented project allowed MapInfo to convert Strategic Mapping Inc. clients to its MapInfo Pro. MapInfo Professional became most popular desktop GIG system while Mapping Inc. lost big part of its market share.
SoftElegance created a utility for translating user data from Atlas GIS file format into MapInfo file format. It allowed users to move from Atlas GIS to MapInfo.
Algorithm of conversion Atlas GIS objects into MapInfo objects was developed. Convenient one-step translation utility with visual user interface created, which was approved by thousands of users.
Benefits and results
AG*Link utility allowed MapInfo Corp. drawing Mapping Inc. customer base to its award winning platform ultimately winning the competition. MapInfo Professional became most popular desktop GIG system while Mapping Inc. lost big part of its market share.
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