TransCAD supports over 50 file types and more than 100 GIS and CAD formats. You can map Esri Shapefiles, MapInfo TAB files, and Oracle Spatial or Microsoft SQL Server tables directly, or use the built-in translators to import geographic data from a variety of other software packages and public sources. This extensive library of importers and exporters (see the table below) is one of the largest in the industry and comes at no additional charge. This makes Maptitude the perfect choice for a new GIS purchase because you can work with your existing installation or easily migrate your data from your current GIS software. You can also use raster images such as satellite or aerial photographs directly in your maps. Maptitude includes toolboxes for quickly accessing on-line images from OpenGIS Web Map Services and Google Earth. These images can be used as a means of reference or in conjunction with the map editing tools to create or edit geographic files. A built-in interface to Global Positioning System (GPS) devices lets you track and record your location and build geographic databases as you work. With a GPS and a laptop, users in the field can create accurate geographic files of public utilities, corporate facilities, geographic features, and more. To request a demo, please call or visit the TransCAD Demo Request page. The demo is available FREE via download. The demo is also available on DVD. U.S., Canadian, and Mexican customers can request the demo DVD at no cost. Source.