Hummingbird maps out new GIS solution by linking documents to geographic features

Hummingbird Enterprise(TM) for ESRI improves decision-making processes and increases productivity by providing web-based access to documents associated with a map feature

TORONTO, CA, April 30, 2003 - Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ: HUMC, TSX: HUM), the world-leading developer of enterprise information management solutions (EIMS), today announced that it will further extend the value of geographic information system (GIS) implementations by linking documents to map features. Hummingbird Enterprise(TM) for ESRI, a new Hummingbird solution, offers a web- based mapping interface for document and records management and queries by linking ESRI's ArcIMS(TM) software and Hummingbird DM(TM), an integral component of Hummingbird Enterprise(TM).

The Hummingbird Enterprise for ESRI solution is applicable across a broad range of industries including government, utilities, education, oil and gas, military and telecommunications. All business-critical information about any selected facility will be available online for quick and easy access, from any location. There are many situations where a manager or engineer may require information associated with a particular property that is contained in a variety of documents, such as the lease contract for parks; the specific buildings that are under the power lines; and the leaseholder rights contract. This is just one of many examples of how documents need to be linked to geographic information.

"The link between GIS data, such as a parcel of land or a pipeline, and the supporting documents, delivers an extremely powerful value proposition to ESRI customers," said Christopher Thomas, Government Industry Manager, ESRI. "Users will have access to the data necessary for immediate and informed decisions resulting in more widely shared information and increased productivity throughout an organization."

Many different industry segments will benefit from this technology. With Hummingbird Enterprise for ESRI, spatial features can immediately be linked not only to data, but also to a wide range of documents, such as photographs, engineering drawings, field notes, word processing documents, spreadsheets, databases, and digitized audio and video. For example, road construction contracts are linked to road segments; scanned deeds are linked to parcels of land; CAD drawings are linked to facilities; and maintenance records to an oil well.

Hummingbird Enterprise for ESRI was developed in conjunction with Farragut Systems, Inc., a Hummingbird and ESRI business partner. Farragut Systems, a full service GIS and System Integration company, has leveraged their knowledge of ESRI to develop the integration components for the Hummingbird Enterprise for ESRI solution, ensuring a stable, comprehensive and interoperable system that will improve and simplify internal processes.

"The ESRI and Hummingbird technologies work seamlessly together to offer a secure, flexible infrastructure that will support the data and document management needs of any organization," said Andrew Pery, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Hummingbird Ltd. "With Hummingbird Enterprise for ESRI, our customers can search, manage and access documents easier and faster from either the GIS or from Hummingbird DM, providing more effective collaboration, reduced costs and improved efficiencies."

To learn more about Hummingbird Enterprise(TM) for ESRI, please visit the Hummingbird website at:

About ESRI

For more than 30 years, ESRI has been the leading developer of GIS software with more than 300,000 clients worldwide. ESRI software is used in all 200 of the largest cities in the United States and in more than 60 percent of counties and municipalities nationwide. Headquartered in California, ESRI has regional offices throughout the United States, international distributors in more than 90 countries, and more than 1,400 business partners. ESRI's goal is to develop comprehensive tools that enable users to efficiently manage, use, and serve geographic information to make a difference in the world around them. ESRI also provides consulting, implementation, and technical support services. ESRI can be found on the Web at

About Farragut

Farragut Systems, Inc., (FSI) has been providing industry-leading GIS and System Integration solutions to government agencies and private corporations since 1993. FSI supports the entire GIS life cycle, from requirements analysis and implementation planning, through database design and implementation, application development and deployment, and user training. For additional information, please visit the Farragut website at:

About Hummingbird Enterprise(TM)

Hummingbird Enterprise(TM) offers customers a 360 degrees view of their knowledge assets by bringing together Hummingbird's industry leading portal, connectivity, document management, records management, knowledge management, business intelligence, collaboration, and data integration solutions into an integrated enterprise information management system (EIMS). Hummingbird Enterprise offers everything organizations need to manage the entire lifecycle of their business content.

About Hummingbird

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Hummingbird Ltd. is a global enterprise software company employing 1300 people in nearly 40 offices around the world. The revolutionary Hummingbird Enterprise(TM), an integrated information and knowledge management suite, manages the entire lifecycle of information and knowledge assets. Hummingbird Enterprise creates a 360-degree view of enterprise content with a portfolio of products that are both modular and interoperable. Today, five million users rely on Hummingbird to connect, manage, access, publish and search their enterprise content. For more information, please visit:

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