MapInfo’s recent announcement about its acquisition of Thompson Associates signals a somewhat new direction for the company as it moves more fully into the customer relationship managment business where location technology is needed.Chief Operation Officer, Mike Hickey, was interviewed about the move that will absorb Thompson’s assets completely into the aCRM business unit.
In a move to further advance its competitive position in providing geospatial solutions to state-level departments of transportation (DOT), Bentley Systems
announced that it had acquired TransDecision’s DOT division.The purchase will allow Bentley’s Linear Data Management Solution (LDM) to incorporate
TransDecision’s Linear Referencing System Extensions (LRSx) and more completely address the analytical needs of the transportation management workflow.Read more about how the Bentley will now be organized to bring a strong focus to the DOT market.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, announced that it has executed an agreement to acquire Infrasoft Corporation, a
global software and services company with operations based in the United Kingdom.In a separate announcement, Bentley will acquire TransDecision’s DOT division including the Linear Referencing System Extensions (LRSx) software.
MapInfo made a major announcement on January 6th with the acquisition of Thompson Associates for approximately $13 Million.The AnySite Software Division is also included in this purchase.Directions will have more on this story in the Wednesday Digest Newsletter.
As the year draws to a close, Directions Magazine takes a brief look at the performance of the stock prices of public companies that sell to the spatial information industry marketplace.
Microsoft made an announcement in early December regarding the release of MapPoint .NET version 3.We spoke to Microsoft’s Steve Lombardi, a frequent
contributor to Directions Magazine to get an update on the new features and data included with this web service.