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How to access the latest Aerial Imagery for New Zealand in MapInfo Pro.

Posted by Jacob Pescini on 20-Feb-2017 10:00:00

Web Map Tile Services (WMTS) are a great way to both serve and consume large ‘read-only’ datasets such as aerial imagery as basemaps in both desktop and web mapping applications. Their usability derives from the process of building a cache of tiled images once and then only serving up a small set of only the required map images when requested by the application such as MapInfo Pro.

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Topics: LDS, LINZ, Aerial imagery, MapInfo Pro

Mastering MapInfo Pro 64-bit - #4 The Best of Old and New

Posted by Jacob Pescini on 25-Oct-2016 08:00:00


MapInfo Pro in 64-bit is well and truly up and running! 

From early on in the development and release process to now and in the future, Critchlow have been involved in helping Pitney Bowes test the design concepts and functionality of all MapInfo Pro releases. 

And now that more and more MapInfo Pro users are switching over to the 64-bit version, we want to make sure that you're up to speed with how it works and are getting the most out of it.

We've compiled some helpful tips to get you started...

This blog is the final of four in our 4 Steps to Mastering MapInfo Pro 64-bit series and focuses on  understanding how this new release is the best of the new and the old. 

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Topics: MapInfo Pro

Mastering MapInfo Pro 64-bit - #3 Context is King

Posted by Jacob Pescini on 18-Oct-2016 08:00:00


MapInfo Pro in 64-bit is well and truly up and running! 

From early on in the development and release process to now and in the future, Critchlow have been involved in helping Pitney Bowes test the design concepts and functionality of all MapInfo Pro releases. 

And now that more and more MapInfo Pro users are switching over to the 64-bit version, we want to make sure that you're up to speed with how it works and are getting the most out of it.

We've compiled some helpful tips to get you started...

This blog is the third of four in our 4 Steps to Mastering MapInfo Pro 64-bit series and focuses on the benefits of the new ribbon interface.

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Topics: MapInfo Pro

Mastering MapInfo Pro 64-bit - #2 Right-click For Speed

Posted by Jacob Pescini on 11-Oct-2016 08:00:00


MapInfo Pro in 64-bit is well and truly up and running! 

From early on in the development and release process to now and in the future, Critchlow have been involved in helping Pitney Bowes test the design concepts and functionality of all MapInfo Pro releases. 

And now that more and more MapInfo Pro users are switching over to the 64-bit version, we want to make sure that you're up to speed with how it works and are getting the most out of it.

We've compiled some helpful tips to get you started...

This blog is the second of four in our 4 Steps to Mastering MapInfo Pro 64-bit series and focuses on  one of the simple but very effective productivity enhancements of the new user interface.

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Topics: MapInfo Pro

Mastering MapInfo Pro 64-bit - #1 Control Your Windows

Posted by Jacob Pescini on 04-Oct-2016 08:00:00


MapInfo Pro in 64-bit is well and truly up and running! 

From early on in the development and release process to now and in the future, Critchlow have been involved in helping Pitney Bowes test the design concepts and functionality of all MapInfo Pro releases. 

And now that more and more MapInfo Pro users are switching over to the 64-bit version, we want to make sure that you're up to speed with how it works and are getting the most out of it.

We've compiled some helpful tips to get you started...

This blog is the first of four in our 4 Steps to Mastering MapInfo Pro 64-bit series and focuses on how to quickly master the document and tools windows. 

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Topics: MapInfo Pro

What you need to know about MapInfo Pro Licensing and Serial Numbers

Posted by Jacob Pescini on 08-Dec-2015 14:57:55

Upgrading to a newer version of MapInfo? Whether you’re a seasoned MapInfo Pro user or just starting out, knowing a little about MapInfo Pro licensing and serial numbers will make your upgrade as simple as a few clicks. In this post we will cover-off some of the most common questions we get around license (serial numbers) and activation codes for MapInfo Pro.

 

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Topics: MapInfo Pro, MapInfo Pro Advanced

Where to find New Zealand Grid data for use in MapInfo Pro Advanced

Posted by Jacob Pescini on 12-Nov-2015 10:00:00

MapInfo Pro Advanced v16 is here and it brings super-fast visualisation and analysis of large and highly detailed grid-based spatial data. While the advanced version of MapInfo Pro v16 allows users to convert and create their own grid/raster datasets using the highly performant interpolation algorithms, users of MapInfo Pro v16 can still take advantage of the new MRR data format by converting existing grids into MRR.

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Topics: NZ Geospatial, Raster GIS, MapInfo Pro Advanced, MRR

5 key benefits of the MapInfo MRR file format

Posted by Jacob Pescini on 10-Nov-2015 16:05:31

The size and number of raster datasets available to the GIS professional is growing rapidly. For example, the resolution and coverage of remote sensing platforms increases with every new generation of hardware. The physical number of satellites and other sensing platforms in operation is increasing year on year. Storing, managing, visualising and processing this data has become increasingly challenging for data providers and consumers.

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Topics: GIS, Raster GIS, MapInfo Pro Advanced, MRR

Creating Beautiful Maps Quickly with MapInfo Pro Advanced

Posted by Jacob Pescini on 03-Sep-2015 13:26:37



Previously we wrote about MapInfo Pro Advanced and specifically focused on the performance of the .MRR file format and the 64bit platform. As always, we’ve been busy experimenting with importing and manipulating data using the various tools and we’ve been surprised at how easy and quick it is to create really good looking maps.

The ease comes essentially from the ability to instantly preview and apply colour, sun-shading and highlighting effects to the grid files we’ve been working with. As the rendering is instantaneous it is really easy to apply the little tweaks that can take maps from the so-so to the wow.

In this post we’re going to run through the process that we undertook to build the map that provides the backdrop to the image at the top of this post.

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Topics: MapInfo Pro, Raster GIS, MapInfo Pro Advanced

All you need to know about MapInfo Pro Smart Indexing

Posted by Jacob Pescini on 23-Jul-2015 13:43:43

 

Hands up if you like watching progress bars slowly make their way from start to finish in any application you use?

Thought so.

Previously, if you had been working with large tables in MapInfo Pro and the columns in those tables had been indexed, then it would be highly likely that you’ve seen a good amount of these progress bars. They might be good for giving you time to think about what to have for lunch but not so good for your productivity (or stress levels if working to a deadline).

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Topics: MapInfo Pro

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