MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal- February Issue  
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MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal
February 2016 Volume 4, Issue 8
French in February (française en fevrier)
I’m happy to announce that the French release of MapInfo Pro v15.2 (the first of the version 15.2 localised releases) has gone to production. And I want to say thanks to our great localisation team.
We are localising MapInfo Pro Advanced and this represents a lot of new capabilities and content. It’s a big job. For those of you using localised versions of MapInfo Pro, see the side bar for a link to the schedule of releases.

I’ve been asked a few times, (maybe in hope), if I’m ever going to run out of bad jokes. Check out the right hand side bar if you are new to the journal. With talented employees such as Håkan Karlsson, one of our Senior Sales Engineers, that is not likely to happen any time soon. The joke this month is courtesy of Håkan. Hope you like it - there are more coming ☺

And now, for this issue…

Matt Wilming, from our Technical Support department has penned his first contribution to the journal with an article about using Microsoft Access (or Excel data) with both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of MapInfo Pro on the same computer.

The Query Ninja slips “between” into your querying repertoire and Sensei Peter H Moeller is back in the Developer Dojo with an article on designing the user interface for your MapBasic applications. In the Get on the Grid section we show how everyone with MapInfo Pro v15.2 installed can try the MapInfo Pro Advanced capabilities.

There is another short survey on MapInfo Pro and finally, the Featured Link this month is to our Ideas Portal. As your Product Manager, I promise I regularly visit the portal to keep up with all the suggestions. I especially encourage you to vote for the ideas you think are important.

Tom Probert, MapInfo Pro Global Product Manager
Easy Tip: Save a default thematic
EZ Did you know a default thematic map can be stored in a table? The thematic map is reproduced whenever the table is open.

To see how this works, check out this article.
Something a bit more Advanced: Using Excel and Access data with both versions of MapInfo Pro
Advanced Are you running both a 32 bit and 64 bit version of MapInfo Pro? If yes, then you may need to have both the 32 and 64 bit Microsoft Access engines to work with Excel and Access data.

Find out how in this article.
MapInfo Pro Quick Survey
Survey Here is another of the occasional quick surveys that we occasionally run in this journal. Your feedback helps me (Tom Probert, Global Product Manager) better understand your requirements. The survey is short and should only take you a couple of minutes.

Click here to take the survey. Thanks in advance!
The Data Aspect: Minimising risk with P&C and Reinsurance Data
Data Aspect Click here to view a short web seminar that covers how Location Intelligence supports property and casualty insurance companies in minimising their risk.

Presented by the Andy Bell, Director of Global Data Product Management and Sue Disy, Principal Solutions Engineer.
Be the Query Ninja – Between!
Ninja This month the Query Ninja slips “Between” into your repertoire. Did you know MapInfo Pro has a handy operator to select records between two values?

This article demonstrates a couple of different examples on how to use this. Enjoy!
The Developer Dojo – Designing your interface
Dojo Sensei Peter H Moeller is back in the Dojo serving up the first in a series of articles on how to make your MapBasic applications as easy to use and effective as possible.

Click here to enter the dojo.
Featured Link: Have an idea to improve MapInfo Pro?
Featured Link We maintain an Ideas Portal for MapInfo Pro (and other products). Please click here to share your suggestions. It would be particularly appreciated if you could take a look and vote for those ideas you feel are the most important.

Here is a link to the Ideas portal.
Featured Link: MapInfo Pro v15.2.1 patch
Featured Link A patch release for v15.2 has been posted. You can access it by clicking on the Updates link in the Pro tab (i.e. the Backstage area) or by clicking here.
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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Archive of back issues

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Bad MapInfo Joke

Where do MapInfo Pro users go to drink?
MI Pro Releases

Most recent release:
- MI Pro v15.0 (32 bit release)
- MI Pro v15.2 (64 bit release)
- MI Pro v15.2.1 patch

Upcoming releases:
- MI Pro v15.2.2 patch (Mar 2016)
- 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 2015
French
German

All v15.0 localised releases are available.
Super Quick Keyboard Tip:

64 bit:
Find Selection with Ctrl+Shift+F.

32 bit:
Find Selection with Ctrl+A (active Window). Use Ctrl-G for All windows.
Answer for the bad MapInfo joke:

In the Status Bar!
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 Financial Services and Retail

Web seminar: Location Intelligence in Insurance
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