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Now part of Pitney Bowes. MapInfo started as a class assignment at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1985. MapInfo Corporation was founded in 1986 by four RPI students and a former Professor. While originally conceived as a navigational telematics company, MapInfo founders revised their original business plan in pursuit of an even greater business opportunity to provide mapping for the desktop. MapInfo started as part of Rensselaer’s incubator program before officially striking out on its own and establishing its first headquarters in downtown Troy, NY.


MapInfo location intelligence enables you to answer a fundamental, yet complex question faced by nearly all organizations: Where? It's a critical factor in countless strategic and operational decisions in business and the public sector. Associating your organizational data with location is the foundation for making critical decisions that improve performance.

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Archived News Stories

10/09/2007 - Pitney Bowes MapInfo debuts next-generation demographics for more timely and reliable decision making. Read More.

05/08/2007 - MapInfo Professional 9.0 delivers powerful data access and analysis capability. Read More.

12/14/2006 - MapInfo® Location Intelligence keeps James River Insurance one step ahead of storms. Read More.

08/30/2004 - MapInfo Professional v7.8 offers unprecedented level of interoperability and integration with enterprise systems. Read More.

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