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Manifold® Products

Manifold System is a single, integrated product that provides three major classes of GIS functionality in a single package: as a desktop application, as an objects library for programmers and as an Internet Map Server for web applications (all versions except Personal Edition include IMS). Different Manifold System editions make it possible to deliver advanced features to organizations while still providing tremendous capabilities at very low cost for individuals.

Personal Edition delivers an enormous amount of functionality, much more than can be purchased for tens of thousands of dollars with some legacy GIS products. The next step up is Professional Edition, which adds IMS. The next step up from that is Enterprise Edition, which adds sophisticated spatial DBMS capability and features of special interest to organizations. Enterprise Edition is so inexpensive that most business users, even just individual consultants, usually will choose it. Manifold provides so much built-in functionality that there are only three optional extensions: Business Tools, Geocoding Tools and Surface Tools extend the already rich capabilities of Manifold with extra features. The Surface Tools extension is required for CUDA functionality.

Manifold products are delivered as a download by Internet. No DVDs or hard copy packages are sent. Downloads allow rapid delivery of product, avoid customs hassles for international users and are free. Downloads save the environment as well, avoiding the generation of plastic DVD trash and the negative environmental effects of shipping DVDs by aircraft and trucks. Be green! Download and don't ship.

(Image, above right): Click on the thumbnail for a large image of the Manifold desktop in action. Manifold can simultaneously layer surfaces, images (either local or from remote image servers) and drawings, while creating contours from surfaces. Only Personal Edition is required for the capabilities seen.

For Google Earth Users

Manifold is the world's finest tool for creating KML / KMZ for display in Google Earth. This is such a popular use of Manifold there's a web page just for Google Earth users! Visit the Manifold Tools for Google Earth page to learn more.

Manifold System Editions

Each Manifold System edition is available in a regular, 32-bit version or, for $50 additional, a true 64-bit version. If you are running an x64 version of Windows, get the 64-bit version of Manifold. 64-bit Manifold products provide superior performance and capacity on Windows x64 operating systems such as Windows XP x64, Windows Server 2003 x64 or Windows Vista x64. 64-bit Manifold licenses may also be installed and run as 32-bit applications in 32-bit Windows systems. The Geocoding Tools extension is so popular that it is available for only $30 additional when purchased in a bundle with a Manifold System edition.

(Images at right): Manifold can use a wide arrange of symbols, colors and styles to show the same information in different ways for maximum comprehension. Just point and click to change formatting. It's fast, easy and totally addictive!

Personal Edition - Includes all Professional Edition features except Internet Map Server (IMS). IMS is used to GIS-enable web sites if you are operating your own web server. Includes two standard tech support incidents by email.

Professional Edition - Superb GIS and mapping using vector drawings and raster images and surfaces in perfect integration. Includes full scripting and development facilities plus the best database management and analysis capabilities of any GIS. Includes Internet Map Server for GIS enabled web sites using HTML, OGC WMS, OGC WFS-T (transaction enabled) and Manifold Image Server. The most powerful, most modern GIS ever created at any price plus web capability. Includes two standard tech support incidents by email.

Enterprise Edition - Includes all features of Professional Edition plus native access to spatial DBMS data sources. Provides concurrent, multi-user storage and editing of drawings in a centralized enterprise-class geospatial database using IBM DB/2, Oracle, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008 ("Katmai"), PostgreSQL/PostGIS, ESRI SDE or Personal Geodatabases and many other DBMS products. Users can reuse and edit drawings, images and other mapping components in the central DBMS without conflicts. Supports storage of images and surfaces in spatial DBMS (including native support for Oracle GeoRasters) as well as Area of Interest windowing into terabyte-class spatial DBMS data sets. Network fault-tolerant. Writes to .e00, too. Includes two standard tech support incidents by email.

Database Administrator Edition - Includes all features of Enterprise Edition plus additional database administration tools. Allows easy management of Manifold components stored on enterprise-class databases such as IBM DB/2, Oracle, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008 and PostgreSQL/PostGIS. Includes Batch Export to Oracle and also Administrator Console for enabling user-friendly features such as formatting, preconfigured linking and friendly names. A must have for teams and larger organizations to supplement Manifold licenses used by most users in the organization (most users normally use Enterprise Edition or Universal Edition). Includes two standard tech support incidents by email.

Specially Discounted Manifold System Bundles

These specially discounted marketing bundles provide two advantages: first, they provide a substantial discount over the cost of the same products procured separately, and second, they provide the convenience of using a single serial number to turn on the licensed products within the Manifold installation. These bundles deliver the main Manifold System edition plus all three optional extensions.

Universal Edition - A discounted marketing bundle that provides Enterprise Edition plus Business Tools, Geocoding Tools and Surface Tools extensions at a significant discount. Provides the convenience of a single serial number to enable Enterprise Edition and all three extensions. Includes two standard tech support incidents by email.

Ultimate Edition - A discounted marketing bundle that provides Database Administrator Edition plus Business Tools, Geocoding Tools and Surface Tools extensions at a significant discount. Provides the convenience of a single serial number to enable Database Administrator Edition and all three extensions. Includes two standard tech support incidents by email.

30 Day Lease

This product provides a temporary rental of Manifold 8.00 Universal x64 for 30 days. Use this product to evaluate Manifold or to acquire a temporary license for short term, one-off projects. This product provides a serial number that allows use of Manifold 8.00 Universal x64 on as many computers as you like for 30 calendar days from the date of purchase. The 30 day lease cannot be extended and cannot be refunded. However, if you purchase a non-leased Manifold System Edition within 60 days you may apply the full price of the lease as a credit to reduce the cost of the non-leased Manifold System Edition by $95. After 60 days you may apply the lease as a credit for $45.

The serial number provided by the lease will enable either a 32-bit or a 64-bit installation of Manifold 8.00 Universal. A lease includes two standard tech support incidents by email.

Floating Licenses

$1995 - Manifold 8.00 License Server x64 - 64-bit / 32-bit License Server product to administer floating Manifold licenses for primary Manifold licenses such as Enterprise Edition or Universal Edition or other Editions, excluding runtime licenses. Please contact sales@manifold.net for purchase instructions. Please see the License Server topic for additional information. The cost of a License Server installation will be the cost of the License Server license plus the cost of the licenses loaded into the License Server. Floating licenses acquired for License Server use are not discountable.

Runtime Licenses

Manifold System runtime licenses provide programmatic access to Manifold System capabilities at a reduced cost. Runtime licenses are used to incorporate Manifold capabilities within other applications or to deploy IMS applications to web servers. Runtime licenses provide full programmatic capabilities but do not include the GUI utilized in non-runtime Manifold licenses. Runtime licenses require expert Manifold skills and are "license only" products delivered as a serial numbers for use with product downloads. All runtime licenses are x64 licenses, allowing use in either 32-bit or 64-bit Windows systems.

$100 - Manifold 8.00 Professional Runtime x64 - Manifold 8.00 license providing runtime access to Professional Edition features in both 32-bit and 64-bit form.

$225 - Manifold 8.00 Universal Runtime x64 - Manifold 8.00 license providing runtime access to Universal Edition features in both 32-bit and 64-bit form.

Extensions

Manifold extensions are optional products that add capabilities to Manifold System editions. Universal Edition and Ultimate Edition already include all extensions. Extensions automatically function in 32-bits or 64-bits to match the functionality of the Manifold System license in use.

$95 - Manifold 8.00 Business Tools - Enables Business Tools functionality in Manifold 8.00 editions. Provides advanced and easy-to-use districting, optimal routes with driving directions, drive-time zones, Topology Factory and geospatially-enabled emailing. Includes new programmatic functionality as well. This product is a serial number that enables Business Tools functionality in an existing Manifold license.

$50 - Manifold 8.00 Geocoding Tools - Enables Geocoding Tools functionality in Manifold 8.00 editions. Provides easy-to-use street address geocoding using the Manifold Geocoding Database, MapPoint, geocoding extensions or third-party geocoding services. Includes new programmatic functionality as well. Allows import of county street and hydrography drawings direct from the Geocoding Database for US counties. This product is a serial number that enables Geocoding Tools functionality in an existing Manifold license. The Manifold Geocoding Database is a free data set. It may be acquired by free download from the Product Downloads page. The download is large, 801 MB, but given the popularity of broadband, high-speed Internet access in the US most users will be able to download the Geocoding Database for free with no problems.

$145 - Manifold 8.00 Surface Tools - Enables Surface Tools functionality in Manifold 8.00 editions. Provides a sophisticated surfaces calculator, the Transfer Heights command, visibility zones, expanded interpolation options and the ability to work with profiles and elevations. Includes new programmatic functionality as well. This product is a serial number that enables Surface Tools functionality in an existing Manifold license.

$225 - Manifold 8.00 Option Pack - Provides Manifold 8.00 Business Tools, Geocoding Tools and Surface Tools extensions at a discount. This product provides three serial numbers that enable Business Tools, Geocoding Tools and Surface Tools functionality in an existing Manifold license. Requires a Manifold Geocoding Database download if use of the Manifold Geocoding Database is desired within the Geocoding Tools extension.

Upgrades

Upgrading a Manifold license is easy. If you would like to upgrade a Manifold Release 8.00 license to a higher level, such as upgrading a Personal Edition license to a Professional Edition license, you may do so by placing an order on the Online Store for the edition you desire and then trading in your existing license.

If you trade in a license within 30 days of procuring the license you will receive full credit for the price of the license. After 30 days you will receive the full price less $50. 30-day leases are an exception to that rule: a lease may be traded in up to 60 days for full credit. After 60 days a lease may be traded in for full price less $50.

To upgrade a Release 8.00 Manifold System license:

  1. Visit the Online Store and add the Manifold System Edition you desire to the cart.
  2. During Checkout, press the Upgrade button
  3. A Convert to Upgrade button will appear next to each product you have ordered. Press the Convert to Upgrade button for the product for which you wish to trade in your existing license.
  4. A box will appear that will allow you to enter the serial number for the license you will trade in for upgrade credit. Enter the serial number for the license you will be trading in. When entering the serial number, use Copy and Paste to avoid typographic errors.
  5. Press the Test button to verify you have entered the serial number correctly and it qualifies for an upgrade credit.
  6. If the serial number you have entered qualifies for an upgrade credit, the Online Store will automatically reduce the product price for the product you have selected by the credit available for the trade in. Licenses traded in within 30 days of their issuance will be credited their full price. Licenses traded in after 30 days of their issuance will be credited the full price less $50.
  7. When you complete the transaction, you will have obtained the desired higher edition at price reduced by the value of your traded-in license. The license that was traded in will be revoked and a new serial number for the higher level of product you have procured will be emailed to you.

Only Manifold System licenses or 30-day leases on Manifold System may be traded in for upgrade credit. Runtime licenses and extensions such as Business Tools, Geocoding Tools or Surface Tools may not be traded in for upgrade credit.

Licenses may be traded in only towards higher or equal purchase prices. For example, you may trade in a Personal Edition license for credit towards a Universal Edition license, but you may not trade in a Universal Edition license for a Personal Edition license.

Technical Support Products

Support Engineers

Technical support incidents provide direct access to manifold.net technical experts for answers to specific questions. Each incident covers a specific question. All Manifold tech support is paid. A small fee is charged for each tech support incident with a slightly higher fee charged for developer level questions. A Manifold System license normally includes two pre-paid standard incidents to help get you started. Response times are average responses for business days only, excluding weekends and holidays. Tech support is provided only for the current Manifold release and the current Manifold update for that release.

$49 - Standard Tech Support Incident - One standard technical support incident. 48 hour response email technical support for interactive features of the current Manifold System release up to Professional level features. Excludes support for programming, customization of any kind, web serving, SQL and features for Enterprise Edition and above.

$195 - Standard Technical Support - Ten standard technical support incidents. 48 hour response email technical support for interactive features of the current Manifold System release up to Professional level features. Excludes support for programming, customization of any kind, web serving, SQL and features for Enterprise Edition and above.

$295 - Standard Tech Support Incident by Telephone - 24 hour call-back guarantee during English telephone hours posted in the Contact page, Monday through Friday excluding Manifold holidays. For interactive features of the current Manifold System release up to Professional level features. Excludes support for programming, customization of any kind, web serving, SQL and features for Enterprise Edition and above. UK / Metro Australia / Hong Kong / US CONUS / Metro Canadian telephone numbers only (please email with any coverage questions). Half-hour maximum talk time, English only.

$99 - Developer Tech Support Incident - One developer technical support incident. 48 hour response email developer technical support for all current edition Manifold System features.

$495 - Developer Technical Support - Ten developer technical support incidents. 48 hour response email developer technical support contract for all current edition Manifold System features.

Service Products

Fee-based services enable assistance with lost serial numbers or provide additional activations over time.

$45 - Limited Key Recovery - This service product orders an attempted recovery and resending of the last Manifold serial number email sent to the given email address. If the given email address is no longer valid or no serial number email has previously been sent to that email address, the key recovery will fail and the $45 fee will not be refunded - it will be retained as a service fee for the labor involved in the recovery attempt. Successful recovery is not guaranteed and may not happen. Please read the Key Recovery Service Instructions before ordering this product to avoid wasting the service fee.

$95 - Extended Key Recovery - This service product orders an attempted recovery and resending of a Manifold serial number email sent to the customer, based upon supplementary information provided regarding the original order for Manifold products. If the given current email address is not longer valid or no serial number email has previously been sent that corresponds to the supplied supplementary information, the key recovery will fail and the $95 fee will not be refunded - it will be retained as a service fee for the labor involved in the recovery attempt. Successful recovery is not guaranteed and may not happen. Please read the Key Recovery Service Instructions before ordering this product to avoid wasting the service fee.

$50 - Extra Activation Keys - Two additional activation keys for a Release 8.00 Manifold System serial number. This product may be used only once per year per serial number, beginning one year after a serial number has been issued. Please use the Serial Number status page to check the date and status of your serial number before ordering this product. The serial number may have unused activation keys or it may qualify for a free additional activation key that is automatically issued. Before ordering this product, please read carefully the Additional Activation Keys page for important limitations and other information.

Extra keys do not authorize extra users: Each activation key does not authorize an extra user. It simply authorizes a re-installation for the same single user in the event of a hard disk crash or other required re-installation. If you use extra activation keys to attempt to use the same serial number to run Manifold on more than one machine by more than one user at the same time, sooner or later Manifold will detect a licensing violation and your serial number will be revoked and you will lose all licensing rights.

Discounts

Under some circumstances discounts of up to 50% are available on prepaid orders. Please see the Discounts page for details.

Terms of Sale / Licensing

Manifold software products are licensed, not sold. See the Terms and Conditions of Sale for additional information. By ordering Manifold products you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Sale. Please also review the Licensing page for an important overview of licensing.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee

See for yourself the incredible power and modern conveniences of Manifold: Subject to the terms of the Limited Refund, Manifold Personal Edition, Professional Edition and Enterprise Edition as well as the Geocoding Tools extension are sold with a money-back guarantee for 10 days from the date of purchase. See the Returns and Refunds page for details. Order Manifold today and download tomorrow with no risk!

Buy Now via the Online Store!

Buy Manifold System today on the Online Store. The store is open 24 hours / seven days a week. Orders received by 10 AM Pacific time will process the same business day. Manifold System is delivered by download. When your order is processed you will receive a serial number that will allow immediate use on receipt of the serial number.

Questions?

Please contact us at sales@manifold.net. We would like you to be happy with your licensing of Manifold products, so please do not hesitate to ask any questions before placing an order.