MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal - July Issue  
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MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal
July 2013 Volume 2, Issue 4
(Almost) too much to write about!
Tom It is a good thing this is an electronic journal. There has been a lot going on at Pitney Bowes Software these past few weeks. MapInfo Professional v12.0 has been released. We offered a sneak preview of the new labeling capabilities last month and we'll cover more of what's new in this issue.

We are running a series of Web seminars called "The Six Traits of Highly Efficient GIS People". The purpose of this series is to provide ideas and strategies for GIS Professionals to tackle today's business challenges.

Also, if you have not seen it yet we have launched an all new web site and a new Community Downloads site. We have also relaunched the MapInfo Twitter account.

The articles this month include debuts from two new authors. Rob Salmond, one of the Pre-sales consultants in the UK went "Rummaging in the Tool Box" and provides a guide on how to use the Distance Calculator tool. Dr. Nishant Sinha, a Senior Project Manager in our Data Development team has penned an article on how Location Intelligence helps banks to turn their customer data into an asset to better serve customers and compete effectively. Finally, Peter Moeller returns as the Query Ninja with an article on using the AreaOverlap() function .

Enjoy, and please let us know how we are doing. You can join our LinkedIn Group and tell us what you would like to see in this journal.

Tom Probert, MapInfo Professional Global Product Manager

Easy Tip: Better Scale Bars in MapInfo Professional v12.0
ez MapInfo Professional v12.0 offers a number of improvements to the scale bar. This article will also cover the basics of creating scale bars for those who are unfamiliar with doing this.

Click here to see the details.
The Data Aspect: How Location Intelligence Pays Dividends for Banks
data aspect

Dr. Nishant Sinha explores how banks can take advantage of their data to make better business decisions, find more customers and compete more effectively.

Click here to learn more

Rummaging in the Toolbox: Using the Distance Calculator

To borrow a turn of phrase from a well known UK advertisement, the Distance Calculator "does exactly what it says on the tin". Rob Salmond provides an overview on how you can take advantage of this very useful tool.

Click here to learn more.

Be the Query Ninja - Calculating Overlaps

Peter Moeller has again lent us his talents for another great article. This time Peter is exploring how to use the SQL capabilities in MapInfo Professional to calculate the overlapping areas of different tables.

Click here to learn more...

More info on MapInfo Professional v12.0!

Want to see more of what's new in MapInfo Professional v12.0?
Click here for the latest video tutorials.

Or why not try it yourself? Click here for the 30 day free trial download.

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Don't miss our Web Seminar Series

6 traits

You are invited to an educational web seminar series where you can learn the Six Traits that will help you to be a more efficient GIS professional and deliver even greater value to your organisation. Check out the site to see what the Six Traits are and to register for the next Web seminar!

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Missed the previous issue?

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Archive of back issues

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Bad Geography joke

Why did the dot go to college?
MI Pro Releases

Most recent release:
- MI Pro v11.5.4 April 2013
- MI Pro v12.0 June 2013

Upcoming releases:
- MI Pro v12.0.1 September 2013
- MI Pro v12.0.3 December 2013

Super Quick Keyboard Tips:

Use F1 to access the Help topic when in a dialog box.

Useful Links

Visit the all new!

Download the 30 day trial of MI Pro v12.0

See our tutorial videos on our MapInfo YouTube channel

Share and download tools and utilities

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Join our LinkedIn Group

Register for the "Six Traits of Highly Efficient GIS People" web seminar series

Answer for the bad geography joke

Because it wanted to be a graduated symbol.

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