MapInfo acquires Encom

Following its own acquisition by Pitney Bowes, deal adds geoprocessing and data management.

Pitney Bowes unit MapInfo has acquired Australia-based mining and petroleum data and mapping specialist Encom. Encom’s GP Info Division provides desktop data visualization and data manipulation packages tailored to the Australasian petroleum industry. The GP Info database of petroleum exploration information includes up-to-date permit, well and company data for Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.


MapInfo international VP John O’Hara said, ‘This acquisition expands our operations in Australasia and brings new geoscience and location intelligence decision support technology and services to our global customers.’ The deal adds multi-dimensional analysis, surface generation, 3D visualization, geophysical modeling and data integration to MapInfo. Encom’s Compass Enterprise tools offer advanced metadata cataloguing, data management and visual spatial data discovery.


Encom MD Dave Pratt added, ‘This will enable us to accelerate product growth and enhance support across our complete range of products and services.’ Encom has 50 employees and over 1,000 corporate clients. MapInfo was acquired by Pitney Bowes earlier this year in a $408 million cash transaction.

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