MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal - May Issue  
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MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal
May 2015 Volume 3, Issue 1
The "MapInfo Year" goes by fast!
tom We have had a consistent track record of releasing the new English version of MapInfo Professional each year in June for quite a long time now. I've come to think of the June to May cycle as a "MapInfo calendar year".

So for this issue we are wrapping up coverage of MapInfo Professional v12.0 and scroll to the bottom of this for a hint at things to come in MapInfo Professional v12.5!

You will also find the usual selection of articles, including another contribution from the great Sue Disy and a continuation of the topic of Sub-selecting in the SQL dialog box.

Finally, the big MapInfo conference in Memphis will be upon us next month, check out our latest coverage on this and
Register now!

Tom Probert, MapInfo Professional Global Product Manager


Time is running out: Be a Map Hero!
hero You are invited to submit maps produced with MapInfo products. There are three categories where prizes will be awarded. For details visit our Web site at And even if you don't want to enter, please take a look at the maps to give your vote!
MapInfo User Conference:

Our detailed agenda for the 2014 MapInfo User Conference is now available! We have three keynote speakers lined up, including Guy Kawasaki, a renowned speaker on innovation.

Easy Tip - Default style for drawing

You can set a default style for new objects that are drawn into a table. This can be a time saver where you are frequently editing a table and the object styles are always the same.

here to learn more.

Summary of Articles on MapInfo Professional v12.0
MI Pro

Early in 2014 we ran a survey. One of the suggestions that came in was to include lists of related articles. This would make it easier to study a topic. This is a great suggestion and so here is the first of these summary lists.

MapInfo 2014 Tour
Featured Link If you missed this last month, we've published a schedule where we will be out and about, showing off the latest developments. Currently we are showing previews of the 64 bit version of MapInfo Professional! Check out the tour schedule at

Be the Query Ninja: Sub-selecting part 3


In the first two articles we've covered techniques for using sub-selects to select records greater than an average value and to select records from one table that do not appear in another.

In this article we use sub-selecting to select objects within a region.

Rummaging in the Toolbox: Rotating Symbols
Featured Link The Rotate Symbols tool offers another visualisation possibility for your data. Sue Disy provides an overview on how to use this long time classic from the Tool Manager.

MapInfo Professional v12.5 is coming soon!

We've wrapped up coverage of version 12.0 in this article and next we will start sharing information on MapInfo Professional version 12.5. This is going to be a transformational release with both 32 and 64 bit versions (English versions coming out in June and October, respectively). Here is a taste!


Amongst the improvements are a new Active Layout window, multiple core/multi-threaded processing, a new ribbon based user interface (in the 64 bit version) and more! You can learn more at the MapInfo User Conference in Memphis or elsewhere on the MapInfo Tour.

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Archive of back issues

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Bad Geography joke

Q. What did the sea say to the shore?
MI Pro Releases

Most recent release:
-MI Pro v12.0 June 2013
-MI Pro v12.0.2 September 2013
-MI Pro v12.0.3 December 2013

Upcoming releases:
-MI Pro v12.5 (32 bit Jun 2014)
-MI Pro v12.5 (64 bit Oct 2014)
Version 12 Localised Releases

September 2013

October 2013

November 2013

December 2013
Brazilian Portuguese

Super Quick Keyboard Tips:

Use Ctrl+K to save a workspace.

Useful Links

The MapInfo Tour 2014!

MapHero Contest!

MapInfo User Conference, Memphis TN


Answer for the bad geography joke

Nothing, it just waved.

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