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Forecast5 Releases Latest Version of 5Maps Geo-analytic Application

February 20, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Eric Smith
(630) 955-7551
esmith@forecast5analytics.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Forecast5 announces new features available in 5Maps, its geo-analytic application for the public sector. 5Maps allows users to upload their data onto a Google Map for the purpose of generating business insights with geographic perspective

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (February 20, 2015) — Forecast5 Analytics, Inc. announces new features available in 5Maps, its geo-analytic application for the public sector. 5Maps allows users to upload their data onto a Google Map for the purpose of generating business insights with geographic perspective. The initial application was released in 2014 and has continuously evolved as Forecast5 customers have discovered new ways to use the application.

“5Maps was purposely designed with an open data concept," Forecast5 CEO and President Mike English said. "We did not want to limit our clients' business creativity with an application that was too rigid or overly defined. We also wanted the ability to handle almost any type of data that could be associated with a location or area and put it onto a map. We have been amazed at what our clients have done with the application in a short period of time."

English added, “Over the last several months we have seen clients import all types of data to support projects such as boundary simulations, population projections, performance assessments, and financial analysis. We have received very positive feedback from our clients with two consistent themes. First, 5Maps is easy to use and is producing high level business insights due to the combination of its analytics and mapping visualizations. And second, 5Maps is saving our clients a tremendous amount of time allowing them to focus on the opportunities that the application is presenting.”

Several new features have been added to 5Maps including:

• Ability to use multiple icons, or pin shapes, to represent individual data sets on a single map

• Ability to color code pins based on an attribute within the data set

• Ability to tag data associated with an area or region and then filter maps based on tags

• Ability to generate, create and save digital maps and export them to a website

5Maps was initially released with numerous user features including statistics and charting functionality and data query tools, including user drawn shape queries.  

About Forecast5 Analytics

Forecast5 Analytics provides powerful analytic tools to help local government leaders drive financial and strategic decisions. The Forecast5 platform includes cloud-based business intelligence software, interactive visuals, map-based software, and a collaborative analytics engine. For more information, visit http://www.forecast5analytics.com.

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