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Earth Resource Mapping has announced the latest release of the free ECW ActiveX Software Development Kit, which demonstrates the integration of compressed imagery with MapInfo's MapX applications, according to the company.

The MapX ECW Application Examples include sample data, development code and integration examples that make it easy to include ECW imagery in any MapX application, adding real-world meaning to vector-based maps.

The company claims that ECW compression makes it possible to view, use and combine very large (Gigabyte- and Terabyte-sized) images with vector-based GIS data.

Users can interactively pan and zoom through compressed images that are progressively updated on the screen with the ActiveZoom technology.

Developers can download the free SDK from the ER Mapper Web site, www.ermapper.comwww.mapinfo.com www.EarthEtc.comScenario SoftwareBrisbane-based Scenario Software has produced a finance and project administration package based on Centura Team Developer aimed at the construction and engineering industry.

Scenario Project Manager is a client/server application that works using Windows NT, Windows 95 or Novell Netware, and stores data in a relational Database Management System.

Scenario Project Manager consists of financials, project establishment, project administration, project reporting and inquiries, procurement and subcontracts, plant and asset register and system administration and security.

The package is available now and priced at $15,000 and up, based on the number of concurrent users.www.scenario-software.comSoftware AGSoftware AG has announced Bolero 3.1, an upgraded Java development environment, designed for building industrial-strength, e-business applications.

An object-oriented development and run-time environment for component-based applications running on Java, Bolero 3.1 supports Enterprise Java Beans and Java Transaction Service and is also fully compatible with XML.

Bolero 3.1 features Softquad Software's Web site creation and management tool HoTMetaL PRO 6.0, and a newly developed CLIP for SAP solutions, which allows developers to call R/3 functions directly from Bolero applications and to transfer data from or to R/3.

The product also includes a new DTD class generator with built-in parsing support based on SAX and DOM.

Bolero is made up of two function groups: Bolero Component Studio, or development environment; and Bolero Application Server, or run-time environment, running on a variety of platforms.

Bolero 3.1 is available now and pricing starts at $10,000. The Bolero Personal Edition is available now free of charge for non-commercial use.www.softwareag.com.au

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