Geospatial information plays a growing part in the way we work and live. Maps, drawings, photos and related materials may be the primary concern in your professional life, or such spatial information may be a growing secondary responsibility. Your duties may include making spatial information available to a wide audience in an easily used form. You may be responsible for the distribution of sensitive corporate or military materials to a user group. Or you may have to rapidly assemble and distribute existing electronic map and database materials for those working in natural disaster relief, health and plant protection, or other time-critical management activities.
TNTatlas, from MicroImages, Inc. is the free publication tool that lets you organize, distribute, and present the spatial information in your world in an easy, atlas-like manner. With TNTatlas, you become an electronic publisher for your company, your profession, or the general public.
There was a day when the only way to widely distribute spatial information was with stacks of blueprints or a custom printed atlas or catalog. You have held a paper atlas and browsed its pages of maps, pictures, and reference tables. Where the map runs off the side of the page, you saw a note like, "for adjoining map, see page 98." When you wanted to see a more detailed map of the city or region you were looking at, you held your place with one finger and searched nearby pages or turned to the index. To view related demographic, climatologic, or economic statistics, you looked in another section for data tables or special maps.
While paper atlases and catalogs are easy to browse, they continually make you look somewhere else for supplementary materials. You must search an index or flip to another section. Today's high-capacity computer storage media make electronic publishing an economical alternative to bulky paper publication methods.
With TNTatlas, you can publish on the Internet and take advantage of the growing world-wide network, with ever-increasing bandwidth, and increased connectivity.