Rockford Map Publishers, Inc. Selects TerraGo Technologies to Create New Medium and Functionality for Plat Books

BELVIDERE, Ill. & ATLANTA—(BUSINESS WIRE)—August 28, 2008— Rockford Map Publishers, Inc., the leading provider of land ownership and plat data for professional markets in both the public and private sectors, has selected TerraGo Technologies, the visionary provider of tools, technology and know-how for building collaborative geospatial applications (GeoApps), to provide interactive electronic mapping solutions to enhance the digital production of its plat maps.

Rockford Map Publishers plat books display current land ownership information including acreage and parcel boundaries, an index to owners, an index to roads and a general highway map as standard features. Other useful features contained in the plat book are aerial imagery and a latitude and longitude grid system on each page.

TerraGos Map2PDF® software solution and the TerraGo Toolbar expand capabilities for plat book users, enabling them to merge maps and images from various sources; integrate content and annotations; and configure functionality and workflows (GeoApps), using geo-enabled PDF files. Customers are able to create maps with up-to-date, detailed land ownership information and export the plat data to a geo-enabled PDF file that can easily be viewed, manipulated and distributed with others in the field and at home base.

Due to the growing popularity of GPS systems, the aerial imagery as well as latitude and longitude grid system features contained in our plat books have had widespread appeal to users, said Suzanne Young, president of Rockford Map Publishers. By providing this same data in a geo-enabled PDF, we are able to offer a new digital medium that allows for a more functional product for our customers.

TerraGos easy to use, collaborative software solution provides for a precision method enabling customers to create highly accurate plat maps, said Howard Klayman, director of federal programs, TerraGo Technologies. Users can delineate property information by tracing shapefiles over aerial imagery and load these shapefiles into GPS systems. Field users can access the GeoApps on local kiosks and export the polygon as a shapefile.

About Rockford Map Publishers, Inc.

With over 64 years of experience Rockford Map Publishers has been on the leading edge of mapping technology for decades. From the days of hand-drawn and IBM® key punch machines through CAD and Illustrator® to ESRI® and Arc products Rockford Map has always kept its focus on being a leader in the data/mapping industry. Rockford Map has published over 4.5 million plat books for over 650 counties in 18 states since 1944. Plat books are county atlases that show large-parcel land ownership along with detailed base map features. They are a necessary reference tool for industries like agriculture, forestry, real estate, land development, and municipal government. In addition to the plat books, the company also offers a suite of digital products to deliver data as well as offering custom research and mapping and large format wall maps based on their plat books. For more information on any of Rockford Map Publishers products, call 1-800-321-1627 or visit the companys website at

About TerraGo Technologies

As the pioneer of geo-enabled PDFs, TerraGo Technologies removes technology barriers to broaden the access and application of geospatial data. TerraGos advanced tools and technology are built for the Adobe platform to enable geospatial applications that meet the needs of all types of end users, regardless of GIS expertise. This process enables GeoApps, the use of geospatial PDFs and other portable content formats to create real-world applications of geographic data. Providing unmatched GeoApp expertise, complete end-user focus and geospatial data source independence, TerraGo makes it cost effective to easily build and deliver GeoApps for use by anyone, anywhere. TerraGo equips more than 600 customers and a quarter-million users, including government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, regulated industries and other private enterprises. For more information, visit


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