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.
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.
The latest releases of Spectrum Spatial Analyst and Spectrum Spatial are just around the corner - Monday, 30 April is release day and it's fast approaching.
There are a number of new features and enhancements that we're very excited about and we've no doubt they'll make your SSA experience a whole lot easier. So without further ado, let's take a look at what you can look forward to in the upcoming release...
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.