Free mapping software for homeland security
Troy, N.Y.-based MapInfo is giving away $1.3 million worth of mapping software and data to small- and medium-sized cities that are developing homeland security initiatives. As part of the company’s Homeland Security and Continuity of Government Grant Program, 100 cities each will receive software and data valued at $12,835.
Cities with populations up to 75,000 have until Oct. 31, 2002, to submit applications for the grants. Cities with populations up to 150,000 can submit applications between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31.
The company will award grants on a first-come, first-served basis, and it will give preference to cities that currently do not use the company’s software. The software and data must be used for homeland security and/or public safety initiatives.
For more information and details about the application process, visit www.mapinfo.com/industry/government/homeland_security_grant.cfm.