MapText Inc. has announced release of version 4.0 of its flagship product Label-EZ for all the popular GIS systems. The new version, which was more than a year in development, uses a friendlier, easier-to-use graphical interface and contains numerous enhancements and new capabilities. Improvements have been made in performance and placement quality for area, line, and point feature labels. Some of the more significant new capabilities include batch labeling of maps with different extents from the same dataset, automatic abbreviation that allows use of wild-card characters, placement of point-feature labels and highway shields at an angle conforming to graticule curvature or as specified in an attribute, support for US, EU, and Canadian route symbols, and an enriched set of commands and operators for composing labels from multiple attributes.
Accompanying the release of Label-EZ is a set of enhanced Label-Edit extensions for each of the GIS systems that interface with Label-EZ.
Source: MapText Inc., Dec. 19, 2003