Yes, we are into the holiday season but the reminder I want to give is MapInfo Pro related. The access to the Bing® mapping services will expire for MapInfo Pro v15.0/15.2 (and earlier versions) as of 1st January 2017.
If you keep your MapInfo Pro licenses on maintenance then you are entitled to keep using the Bing maps. One way to do this is to install MapInfo Pro v16.0. For those who cannot install quickly due to IT department procedures and for those of you on localised versions, we have a method to extend the Bing access without needing to install v16.0. We have sent notifications to our customers on maintenance but sometimes our contact person is not you, the MapInfo Pro user. If you are on maintenance and have not received this notification please get in touch with your contact at Pitney Bowes or with your Reseller Partner. If you need a contact you can look here or feel free to e-mail me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will put you in touch with the right people.
In this issue we have a nice article on using different colors for labels, an article on creating Natural Neighbor grids in MapInfo Pro Advanced, a link to a session on use cases for point of interest (POI) data, a list of resources to help you use the 64 bit version of MapInfo Pro, and more.
Thanks and good mapping!
Tom Probert, MapInfo Pro Global Product Manager
P.S. Please be sure to tell a friend about this journal. Forward it on to any MapInfo Pro users that you know.
Easy Tip: Using different color labels in a layer
In this article Piyush Mahajan shows how to vary the color of labels according to underlying data (using a query). This excellent article puts together a few useful techniques for using MapInfo Pro.
Reminder: Bing mapping expires at the end of the year!
It is that time of year again! Bing mapping access will stop for MapInfo Pro v15.0/15.2 as of 1st January, 2017. One way to keep running is to install MapInfo Pro v16.0. For those who wish to continue to use Bing with earlier versions, click here to learn what to do...
MapInfo Pro v15.0.1 patch release available
A patch release for MapInfo Pro v15.0 is available for download. This is for the 32 bit release. In MapInfo Pro, click on Help > Check for Updates or click here. This release fixes a number of issues in the software. Release notes, with details, are included.
Resources to help you get the most from MapInfo Pro
If you are just getting started with using the new ribbon interface in MapInfo Pro, we have a lot of help for you. This includes videos, a command reference, slide decks and a list of relevent articles from this journal.
The Data Aspect: Four Use Cases for using Geo-enriched Point-of Interest data
This is a web seminar recording that covers how to use a rich point-of-interest dataset in retail (site and competitive analysis), government (zoning, economic forecasting, regulatory activities), telecommunications (network investment decisions) and insurance (risk analysis).
Get on the Grid: Natural Neighbor interpolation
MapInfo Pro Advanced v16.0 adds both Natural Neighbor and Nearest Neighbor interpolation methods for creating grids. In this article, Kriti Kohli takes provides background information and information on how to take advantage of this.
Dig into Discover 64 bit: A detailed exploration
Did you catch the pun in that title? Here is a 55 minute video that provides the ins and outs on using the 64 bit version of MapInfo Discover.
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