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A different perspective: How zoom-level data is advancing vertical insights

Posted by Jacob Pescini on 26-Jun-2018 10:12:37

Imagine you’re in outer space looking down. Below you are great expanses of green and blue, representing the land and sea. Zoom in and you begin so see the detail in the topography—mountains, rivers, plains. Zoom in further and cities and country sides are visible. Zoom in once more and you see livestock in the fields, cars stopped at traffic lights, and people entering and exiting buildings.

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

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

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

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

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

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