MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal- May Issue  
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MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal
May 2016 Volume 5, Issue 1
Kicking off the fifth year
The May 2016 issue kicks off the fifth year of the MapInfo Pro journal. On behalf of all the people involved with MapInfo Pro and all of the Pitney Bowes Location Intelligence products we appreciate you reading this journal and appreciate you being our customer.
Over the past four years, approximately 175 articles have appeared in the journal. You can check them out in the archive – see the link in the right hand side bar. With that said there is a seemingly never ending list of topics to cover and we continue to make progress this month. New users might want to check out the introduction to buffering. We also have an article on importing DXF/DWG format data into MapInfo Pro, new video tutorials for MapInfo Pro Advanced and MapInfo Discover and lots more.

As always, please forward this to any colleagues who might benefit from tips, tricks, techniques and advice for MapInfo Pro users. You’ll be helping us to help you. Greater numbers of readers helps us to continue to invest in this on your behalf.

Tom Probert, MapInfo Pro Global Product Manager
Easy Tip: Introduction to Buffering
EZ This is an introduction to one of the most commonly used analytical capabilities of MapInfo Pro. If you are new to the software this primer on buffering will be helpful. A big thanks to John Drummond for contributing this.

Click here to learn more.
Something a bit more Advanced: Using DWG/DXF files in MapInfo Pro
EZ Matt Wilming is back again this month with an article on how to use the FME Quick Translator to convert AutoCAD DWG/DXF format data into a MapInfo table.

Click here to learn more.
Dig into Discover: Drill holes module
(in 64 bit)
Dig into Discover Here is a link to the first in a four part video tutorial series on using the Drill holes module in the 64 bit version of MapInfo Discover.

Click here to check it out.
Get on the Grid: Merge, convert, clip and more!
Lansat MapInfo Pro Advanced offers a range of raster processing capabilities. For example, the very powerful merge operation provides the ability to combine hundreds of raster files into a single highly performant multi-resolution raster grid.

Check out this video tutorial to learn more
MapInfo RouteFinder 64 bit version Beta Test!
RouteFinder A 64 bit version of RouteFinder is under development. A beta test will begin soon. If you would like to participate, let me know. Send an e-mail to Tom Probert (tom.probert@pb.com).
Featured Link: MapInfo Pro v15.2.2
Featured Link A patch release for MapInfo Pro v15.2 is available. This new release includes support for the GeoPackage data format. In addition, check out the release notes to see the new raster underview support and how you can connect to WFS v2.0 servers.

Click here to visit the download page.
Get on the Grid: Try MapInfo Pro Advanced!
Lansat MapInfo Pro Advanced is a next generation raster grid GIS add-on for MapInfo Pro. It is available for all to try and is especially easy if you are using MapInfo Pro v15.2.

This short article explains how.
 
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Missed the previous issue?

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Archive of back issues

Click here for an archive of previous issues.
Bad GIS Joke

How do you explain GIS to a librarian?
MI Pro Releases

Most recent release:
- MI Pro v15.0 (32 bit release)
- MI Pro v15.2 (64 bit release)
- MI Pro v15.2.2 patch

Upcoming releases:
- MI Pro v15.0.1 patch (Oct 2016)
- MI Pro v16.0 (early Sep 2016)
Localisation schedule for v15.2

See article for schedule!
Version 15.2 (64 bit) Localised Releases

Feb 2016
French
German

Mar 2016
Japanese
Swedish
Danish

April 2016
Finnish
Dutch

May 2016
Chinese
Italian
Spanish

All v15.0 localised releases are available.
Super Quick Keyboard Tips
(64 bit):


Ctrl+Shift+S to save current workspace

Ctrl+Shift+O to open a workspace
Super Quick Keyboard Tip (all):

Ctrl + P to print
Answer for the bad GIS joke:

In a whispering voice.
Useful Links

Need help from our experts?

MapInfo Pro v15.2 free trial (includes MapInfo Pro Advanced)

Links to lots of MapInfo Pro resources

Web seminar: Location Intelligence in Insurance

Web seminar: The next opportunity in Financial Services and Retail

Web seminar: Location Intelligence in Wireless Telecommunications
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