MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal - March Issue  
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MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal
March 2015 Volume 3, Issue 10
The Next Big Thing!
As was mentioned in the January issue, Pitney Bowes is hard at work on a next generation raster/grid analysis tool. This sort of capability is not new to the MapInfo product line. You may be aware of predecessors such as Vertical Mapper and Engage 3D. Also, our successful Discover product, used in mining and exploration companies around the globe, takes advantage of raster grid data visualisation and processing.

Now it is time to introduce you all to MapInfo Pro Raster, a next generation add-on for the 64 bit version of MapInfo Pro. Check out the “64 bits article” and the raster analysis overview appearing in this issue!

Thanks to all of you who filled in the survey in the issue last month. I’m still collecting responses, here is the link again, if you have not filled it in yet.

As always, please forward this to any MapInfo Pro users who might benefit from learning more about the software.

Tom Probert, MapInfo Professional Global Product Manager
Last chance for the survey !
Survey This is the same survey as in the last issue. Thanks to those of you who have already filled it in. If you haven’t, this should only take you 3 or 4 minutes.

Please click here.
Easy Tip – Save a map window as a large image
EZ The “Save Window As” command will capture a map window. You may know that but did you also know you can increase the size of the resulting image?

Check it out here.
64 bits of MapInfo Pro – and the next BIG thing !
64-But Check out this numbered tour of what is new in the 64 bit release of MapInfo Pro ! And if you make it to the end you’ll be treated to a preview of our next major product release, MapInfo Pro Raster!
The Developer Dojo – A MapBasic Library for Integrating tools
Developer Dojo Sensei Peter Moeller is back with part 3 in his series. Peter has created a library to make it easy to add your own tools to the Ribbon.

Check it out here.
Get on the grid with MapInfo Pro Raster!
MI Pro Raster The development team is hard at work on, MapInfo Pro Raster, a next generation raster add-on for MapInfo Pro. This article introduces some of the key concepts behind grid mapping. Be sure to also check out the “64 bits of MapInfo Pro” presentation (see above) for more info!
Using MapInfo Pro to visualise analytic processes and outcomes
Featured Link Tom Coats, a veteran of our Applied Analytics team shows you how to use MapInfo Pro to avoid that “eerie silence” when presenting complex analyses.

Check it out here.
Featured Link: MapInfo Pro v12.5.2 patch release!
Featured Link This is a patch for the 64 bit release of MapInfo Pro v12.5. In addition to fixing bugs, it also includes a new Command Editor tool in the Tool Manager. This new tool is for setting up your own hotkeys. You will also find the Spidergraph tool has been added to this release.

Check it out here.
Version numbering the next MapInfo Pro release!

Those with sharp eyes may have noticed the Next Releases section (see the column to the right) indicates MapInfo Pro v15.0 due out later this year. We are skipping both the “unlucky” numbers 13 (mostly in Europe and the Western Hemisphere) and the even more ominous unlucky number 14 in some Eastern cultures. While I’m not a believer in superstition I don’t mind a little serendipity – we are now releasing MapInfo Pro v15.0 in the year 2015! - Tom Probert
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Bad Geography joke

Knock, knock
Who's there?
Korea who?
Nothing beats a korea as a geographer
MI Pro Releases

Most recent release:
- MI Pro v12.5 64 bit
- MI Pro v12.5.2 patch (for 32 bit MI Pro)
- MI Pro v12.5.3 patch (for 64 bit MI Pro)
- MapBasic v12.5.1

Upcoming releases:
- MI Pro v15.0 (32 bit) June 2015
- MI Pro v15.0 (64 bit) Sep 2015
Localisation schedule for 64 bit version

See article for schedule!
Version 12.5 32 bit Localised Releases

September 2014

October 2014

November 2014

December 2014
Brazilian Portuguese
Super Quick Keyboard Tips:

To open a new Browser window

   F2 in 32-bit version
   F4 in 64 bit version
Super Quick MouseTip:

64-bit version: Middle mouse button is now the Pan tool!
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