Product Upgrade Improves User's Ability to Visualize Critical Data to Make More Accurate Business Decisions

NEW YORK, September 6, 2005 - Thinkmap, Inc., (, a leading visualization technology firm, today announced the release of version 2.6 of its flagship visualization technology product, Thinkmap SDK.

The Thinkmap SDK (software development kit) is the most fully-featured SDK for visualization of relational data available in the marketplace. The product offers software developers the ability to quickly build sophisticated applications with precise control of filtering, display parameters, and animation of data. Through its configuration language, the Thinkmap SDK provides a balance between ease-of-use and the demands required for enterprise-level visualization applications.

The product is initially deployed by software developers and Webmasters, and ultimately used by business professionals, analysts, researchers, and others, who have a need to better understand the relationships of large data sets to make more accurate decisions which are critical to their business unit. Thinkmap provides the visualization feature for these data sources, which makes the interpretation, analysis, reporting, and decision-making functions more accurate and easier to perform. Typical users of Thinkmap are professionals in the technology, financial services, government, defense, pharmaceutical, and education industries.

"Thinkmap visualization tools provide our customers with a unique kind of insight into their data and knowledge," Says Danielle Forsyth, co-founder and vice president, Thetus Corporation, a customer of Thinkmap. "Our decision to use Thinkmap for interactive visualization was really driven by customer feedback; our customers felt that Thinkmap provided more insight, better navigation and better understanding than any other visualization toolset that we evaluated."

The new Thinkmap version offers a number of features that have been requested specifically by Thinkmap's existing customer base, including a new XML data source. This new feature makes it easier for users who have data in XML form to use Thinkmap. In addition, Thinkmap has improved a user's ability to work with custom data sources, providing companies with a more refined toolset for working with dynamic data.

The Thinkmap SDK provides "out-of-the-box" visualization solutions, allowing developers to rapidly create sophisticated applications for representing and navigating complex data sets. Thinkmap works flexibly and dynamically with several data sources (XML, SQL, and Flat File Data) to present numerous views of the same data simultaneously, as well as incorporate multiple data sources into one visual interface.

With a flexible XML-based configuration language, the Thinkmap SDK provides components for: visual look and layout (GUI), behavior of the visualization, and data access and control. Several pre-configured visualizations are available to choose from, and users can try different views of the same data easily. In addition, tutorials, a complete set of examples, and a library of interface elements are available to assist developers and Webmasters. These features help organizations deliver visual results of data while also speeding up the development time.

The Thinkmap SDK also enables users to create their own customized Thinkmap applications with their data, and to integrate this information with their enterprise applications. Thinkmap SDK is sold in three editions: Standard, Professional, and Enterprise. Prices start at $5,000. The product can be purchased direct at or by contacting 212-285-8600.

Thinkmap, Inc. develops and markets software that uses visualization to facilitate communication, learning, and discovery. The company specializes in user interfaces and visualization mechanisms that allow end-users to more effectively browse and understand complex information. Thinkmap customers include Credit Suisse First Boston, General Dynamics, Unisys, Pfizer, and NOAA. Thinkmap is located at 157 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007. The general phone number is 212-285-8600; Web site is; and general email is

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