Upgrade eases development process and improves customer ability to develop visualization applications

NEW YORK, January 2007 - Thinkmap, Inc. (, a leading maker of visualization software, today announced the release of version 2.7 of its flagship visualization technology product, the Thinkmap SDK (Software Development Kit). The SDK is the only full featured application that enables developers to rapidly create visualization applications such as Thinkmap's award-winning Visual Thesaurus ( These visualizations are used in financial services, government, education, and many other industries, helping end-users navigate and understand relationships in large data sets.

The new version offers a number of features that make it easier for Thinkmap developers to work with the technology. These include:

  1. The ability to extend functionality through applying JavaScript from within XML configuration files. By allowing for JavaScript to be used from within the XML configuration files, Thinkmap SDK 2.7 has both expanded the universe of developers who can create advanced functionality, and increased the ability of developers to create more interactive visualizations.
  2. A new Eclipse-based Editor. The new Eclipse based editor gives Thinkmap developers an IDE (Integrated Developer Environment) that improves productivity and speeds the ability of new developers to work with the technology.
  3. An improved installer and documentation. The improved installer and documentation speed up the process of developing applications with Thinkmap, improving customer productivity.
  4. Many other important behind-the-scenes improvements. The Thinkmap SDK 2.7 contains hundreds of improvements over the previously available version.

The Thinkmap SDK provides a toolset that allows developers to rapidly create sophisticated applications for representing and navigating complex data sets. Thinkmap works flexibly and dynamically with multiple data sources (XML, SQL, and Flat File Data) to present multiple 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, behavior of the visualization, and data access and control. Several pre-configured visualizations are available to choose from, 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. These features help your organization deliver visual results of your data with quicker development time.

The Thinkmap SDK enables customers 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 $10,000. 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 Deutsche Bank, Mitre, Unisys, Pfizer, and NOAA. Thinkmap is located at 155 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012. The general phone number is 212-285-8600; Web site is; and general email is

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