MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal- February Issue  
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MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal
March 2016 Volume 4, Issue 9
March already?
Is it just me or is 2016 is going by fast?

We’ve got a packed issue this month, so I dare to say I think there is something for everyone here. We’ve got an easy tip to make sure your Bing map layers look their best in MapInfo Pro.
The Advanced tip is for those of you who are running the 64 bit English version and then wish to change to a localised version when it comes out.

If you are just starting out with the new interface in the 64 bit version, see below for a 64 item tour on what is new. The Data Aspect web seminar series continues with a look at “The Next Opportunity in Financial Services and Retail”.

Anyone who uses raster images in MapInfo Pro is going to want to have a look at the Raster Info and Statistics capabilities featured in the Get on the Grid section.

Finally, there is also the usual bad joke, useful links and more.

Looking ahead, next month is shaping up to be a big one. In early April we will release MapInfo Pro v15.2.2. This is a patch release but it will offer some new features. Most importantly this includes support for the GeoPackage data format. If you haven’t heard of that, we’ll give you all the details in an article. We also expect to start a beta test release for a 64 bit version of MapInfo RouteFinder.

Please forward this to any colleagues who might benefit from tips, tricks, techniques and advice for MapInfo Pro users.

Tom Probert, MapInfo Pro Global Product Manager
Easy Tip: Ensure your Bing® map layers look great!
EZ This article covers two tips, one to apply smoothing to your Bing maps and a second to ensure you display Bing maps at their native resolution. And by the way, that first tip applies to any sort of raster imagery you are using.

Click here to learn more.
Something a bit more Advanced: Program and User Settings
ADV Håkan Karlsson shows a trick you may need if you run the 64 bit English version of MapInfo Pro and then switch to a different language version. It is part of an eight page document on a great many program and user settings.

Check out this tip and the whole document here.
MapInfo Pro Quick Survey
Survey This survey is asking about drawing\editing and thematic mapping in MapInfo Pro. Your feedback helps me (Tom Probert, Global Product Manager) better understand your requirements. The survey is only 10 questions.

Please click here to fill it in. Thanks in advance!
The Data Aspect: The Next Opportunity in Financial Services and Retail
Data Aspect Click here to view a short web seminar on the next opportunity in financial services and retail. Presented by the Andy Bell, Director of Global Data Product Management and Sue Disy, Principal Solutions Engineer.
Get on the Grid: Try MapInfo Pro Advanced!
Lansat Check out the new Raster Info and Statistics capabilities. Note that while this is part of the new Raster tab, the info and statistics are provided to all users of MapInfo Pro v15.2.
64 bits of MapInfo Pro
64-bit Click here to see a presentation that provides a 64 item tour on the new interface in MapInfo Pro. This presentation has been updated to incorporate changes in MapInfo Pro v15.2.
Finding Your Way with MapInfo RouteFinder: Beta test soon!!
RouteFinder We expect to start a beta test for MapInfo RouteFinder in early April. If you are interested in getting an early look, and providing some feedback, please get in touch with Tom Probert
(tom.probert@pb.com).
Featured Link: Download MapBasic
Featured Link MapBasic is a programming language that allows you to customise MapInfo Pro. It is available as a free download from our Web site. Also, the Developer Dojo section of this journal provides information and techniques on writing MapBasic applications.
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 Geography Joke

Why was longitude boiling mad?
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
(early April 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

Mar 2015
Japanese
Swedish
Danish

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


Use F4 for a new Browser window
Super Quick Keyboard Tip (all):

Press C for a full window cross-hair cursor

While drawing turn snapping on/off with S
Answer for the bad Geography joke:

Because it was at 360 degrees.
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: Optimizing your Network with Telecom Data

Web seminar: The next opportunity in Financial Services and Retail

Web seminar: Minimizing Risk with P&C Insurance and Re-insurance Data
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