MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal - January Issue  
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MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal
February 2014 Volume 2, Issue 10
Data is AWESOME!
Survey As I mentioned last month, 2014 is going to be a big year for Pitney Bowes Software and things are already happening. Since the last issue went out we have launched our new Global Data Catalog on We are also hard at work putting together a new MapInfo User Conference, see below for more info.

The ever popular Query Ninja is back, slicing and dicing his way through a handy alternative to the OR operator. If you work with data in Microsoft Excel then you might be interested in the "Linking to Excel" article from Tony Maber. It is very helpful if your Excel data changes frequently! We continue the series on what is new in MapInfo Professional v12.0 with a look at the enhancements to MapCAD.

Do you have questions? Did you know we have a LinkedIn Group to go along with this journal? Feel free to use it to ask questions or suggest additional topics.

Tom Probert, MapInfo Professional Global Product Manager

MapInfo Professional without data is like a car without gas

(Or make that petrol, if you prefer!) Check out our new Global Data Catalogue! Available today, an extensive catalogue of over 350 unique datasets in 240 geographies worldwide including a number of FREE sample datasets.

To learn more, visit today

Announcement! The MapInfo User Conference is back!

We are hard at work putting together a new MapInfo User Conference. We are looking for input on the agenda and for customers to speak at the conference. Click here for more info and to let us know your views.

We will have more information in the March issue!

Easy Tip! De-clutter your Info tool window by making layers unselectable

"Unselectable" is kind of a funny word but it means what it sounds like. If you have too many records and layers appearing in your Info Tool window and it is slowing you down, then read on...

MapInfo Professional v12.0: MapCAD enhancements
MI Pro Raster

As with every new release of MapInfo Professional, version 12.0 brings improvements to the MapCAD tool set.

Click here to learn about the new Orthogonal Polygon tool and more.

Something a bit more advanced: Linking to Excel

Do you have trouble when the data in your Excel spreadsheets changes? Tony Maber shows how you can solve this problem by linking to Excel.

Learn more here...

Be the Query Ninja: A slick alternative to the "OR" operator

If you use the "OR" operator for multiple conditions then there is an alternative which is a lot easier to set up and use.

Check out this article to learn about a somewhat hidden feature in MapInfo Professional.

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Archive of back issues

Click here for an archive of previous issues.
Bad Geography joke

Knock, knock!
Who's there?
Kenya who?
Kenya think of anything more fun than making maps?
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 Tip:

To quickly choose and run a MapBasic application use Ctrl-U.

Useful Links

Check out our new online Global Data Catalog

Or, if you prefer...

Summary Infographic on our Global data.

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