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MapInfo Pro v17 is here and it's stronger, smarter and simpler thanks to you.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 14-May-2018 10:29:00

The process of refining MapInfo Pro™ v17 was a little different than past processes. This time Pitney Bowes enlisted numerous beta users who tried and tested MapInfo Pro, working collaboratively to provide feedback through Li360 on what they loved, what they wanted to see more or less of, and how they wanted the solution to work for them.

The result? A new MapInfo Pro that is more user-friendly, faster and powerful than ever before.

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Topics: Geocoding, MapInfo Pro Advanced, MapInfo Pro, MRR, Raster GIS, GIS, Pitney Bowes Software, Spatial Analysis, Spatial

Introducing New Zealand's first nationally-standardised Emergency Management Basemap.

Posted by Steve Critchlow on 05-Apr-2018 14:14:29

As a part of the NZGIS4EM community, lately my attention has been on how our organisation can make a difference to emergency managers and services in New Zealand by utilising geospatial data.

It soon became clear to me that the data these teams and organisations needed was something that we already had and have been supplying to our customers for many years.

So, we did some research on what datasets were of the highest priority to emergency managers and teams throughout NZ and, using one of the NationalMap basemaps, created the EM Basemap.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Incident Management, GIS, Location Intelligence, Data, NationalMap, Spatial, NZ Geospatial

2017 New Zealand Location Intelligence Forum: a recap.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 20-Nov-2017 10:09:00

At the end of October we hosted the 2017 New Zealand Location Intelligence Forum in Wellington, alongside our partner Pitney Bowes.

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Topics: Critchlow, Location Intelligence, GIS, MapInfo Pro, MapInfo Pro Advanced, NationalMap, Pitney Bowes Software

Pitney Bowes recognised as an ABA100 winner in Software Innovation for MapInfo Pro™ Advanced.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 29-Aug-2017 08:00:00

The Australian Business Awards 2017 were held recently, with Pitney Bowes taking home a win in the ABA100 Software Innovation category for MapInfo Pro Advanced.

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Topics: MapInfo Pro Advanced, Pitney Bowes Software, GIS, Location Intelligence, MRR, News, Raster GIS, Spatial Analysis

Here's What's New in the Latest NationalMap Release.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 27-Apr-2017 09:00:00

The latest six monthly release of NationalMap™ is being rolled out as we speak and, while it boasts a number of reviews and updates to contextual and POI data; motorway junctions; and retail and shopping areas, the biggest and most notable additions are evident in the roads.

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Topics: Data, GIS, Location Intelligence, NationalMap, NZ Geospatial

Critchlow proud to be announced as a finalist in the 2016 New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 07-Oct-2016 11:26:41

Critchlow is proud to be a finalist for the e-Spatial Spatial Enablement Award at the 2016 New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA), announced at the NZSEA finalists breakfast this morning in Wellington.

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Topics: GIS, News, Critchlow, NationalMap, Spatial, NZ Geospatial

We're giving New Zealand roads a (digital) makeover.

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 09-Aug-2016 08:53:43

Here at Critchlow, we’re always hard at work. One thing that we’ve been working particularly hard on lately in the geospatial data and solutions side of our business is route optimisation. More specifically, we’re reviewing and improving the alignment of New Zealand roads. Every single one.

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Topics: GIS, Data, Routing, Transport, NZ Geospatial, Location Intelligence

Get behind the Kiwi geospatial industry with the NZ Spatial Excellence Awards!

Posted by Caitlin McDougall on 20-Jul-2016 08:00:00

Every year, the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards pay homage to the best of the best in the spatial industry. It's about recognising the incredible Kiwis who contribute to the sector and provide a benchmark for generations to come.

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Topics: GIS, News, Events, Spatial, NZ Geospatial, Location Intelligence

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

What value does the private sector add to road centreline GIS data in New Zealand?

Posted by Andrew Smith on 05-Oct-2015 14:35:47

New Zealand Local and Central Government agencies are doing a great job at providing free public access to the data they collect and create. For example, The Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) Data Service (LDS) https://data.linz.govt.nz/ has over 1800 datasets available for free download in various geospatial formats. Yet mapping companies are still producing datasets and selling them for money. Are these companies just duplicating the efforts of these agencies or, worse still are they just freeloading and re-packaging freely available government data for profit without adding any value?

This blog explores what value private sector mapping companies add to public data and why they do it. Specifically I would like to explore road centrelines and answer the question: “Why would I want to pay for road centrelines when I can download them free from the LDS?”

 

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Topics: Data, GIS

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