New Web-Based Mapping and Collaboration Tools Available

New Web-Based Mapping and Collaboration Tools Available

Built around the customer's data, the HTMapper 2.0 system combines an innovative hyper-text Geographic Information System (GIS) with discussion boards, citizen polling and comment forms.'s products and services are intended to be innovative and interesting, with a belief that the Internet is an empowering technology that can foster communication and education. The practice of city planning is rapidly evolving, and the Internet is at the center of that change. Planning professionals need tools that leverage these newly available technologies in order to be effective. Community and economic development professionals not using these new tools will find themselves at a competitive disadvantage.

Many community and economic development agencies require and will benefit from the development of their own specialized Internet GIS application. Data rich geographic information systems and collaborative Internet or Intranet applications all offer tremendous benefits when they are tailored to meet the specific needs of the organization.

Communities and municipalities are increasing the amount of information made available to the public, while increasing the ease with which it is delivered. Interactive GIS-based applications are being used to provide site-specific, detailed demographic and economic information to residents and potential businesses interested in locating in their community. But two-way communication is even more valuable, and the Internet allows to provide these enriching tools to help you stay in close contact with your citizens, constituents and clients.

The high cost and learning curve of conventional Internet mapping solutions has been prohibitive to their use in local planning efforts. Furthermore, existing web-GIS packages and service providers do not incorporate the collaborative tools that can enhance the user's experience. aims to provide an alternative to existing high-end web-GIS software that empowers citizens and planners alike.

More information can be obtained by visiting the company's Web site at

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For more information contact:

Ryan Harris
1923 17th St. NW
DC 20009

Phone: (202) 962-3263
Fax: (734) 423-6270
Email: [email protected]

Posted June 29, 2001

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