At the end of October we hosted the 2017 New Zealand Location Intelligence Forum in Wellington, alongside our partner Pitney Bowes.
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.
The beginning, middle and end goal: customer growth.
It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, how big or small your company is, or who your target customers are, there’s one universal goal for the majority of businesses: to grow your brand and client pool in a way that’s successful, efficient, and cost effective.
Last week the latest release (R38) of MapInfo Stratus has seen (among other improvements) an implementation of WMS client support. A WMS is a standard protocol for serving map images over the Internet. It is a standard developed by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and adopted by the International Standards Organization (ISO). A wide variety of data can be accessed by WMS services made available by Government and other organisations. The Stratus Admin Console supports adding WMS layers as base maps or overlays from both public and secured WMS services. In MapInfo Stratus WMS legends and WMS feature information in call outs will be available.
The NZ Transport Agency has made its aerial imagery datasets available at http://koordinates.com/#/maps/nzta/. Anyone can now easily discover, access and download this imagery in standard formats at little or no cost. This imagery has been released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence.
South Waikato District Council have implemented MapInfo Stratus to provide a simple online mapping tool for public access to Council information for services like water supply, wastewater and the like.
One of the most underused but powerful tool sets in MapInfo Professional are the MapCAD tools. MapCAD is a powerful set of “CAD like” drawing tools that extend the standard MapInfo Professional drawing functionalities to make working with graphical objects even easier.
Since version 9.5 of MapInfo Pro, uses have had access to 40+ for designing and manipulating map objects. With the move to the ribbon interface in v12.5 The MapCAD tools were revised and integrated into the default ribbon tabs when the tool is run.
Critchlow are very excited about the release of MapInfo Professional 11.5. This release continues PBS focus for MapInfo Professional around improved usability. The key features of the release include:
Critchlow recently participated in a rare but rather significant spatial data interoperability event in Christchurch. Following the significant earthquakes in Canterbury in 2010 and 2011, the “traditional” methods of sharing geospatial information by file transfer between critical organisations were not adequate to support the scale of change occurring to critical infrastructure data.
When you are using advanced Location Intelligence tools such as MapInfo Professional it can sometimes feel like you have forgotten about the some of the functionality of the product than you remember. At other times you can just stumble across some tool or functionality that you thought might be applicable to your project that either decreases the amount of effort to do the work or adds a whole new dimension to your analysis and insight.