MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal - September Issue  
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MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal
September 2015 Volume 4, Issue 3
Gearing up for MI Pro version 15.2
Tom Probert So if you missed the last couple of issues, let me first mention that v15.2 is the next 64 bit release of MapInfo Pro. We decided not to have the 32 bit and 64 bit releases use the same main version number. This should help to avoid confusion with patch releases and in other ways.
The second thing to mention is that v15.2 is scheduled to be released at the end of October. This will be concurrent with the second release of our new raster grid add-on for MapInfo Pro. We had been referring to this new offering as "MapInfo Pro Raster" but we have decided to rename it "MapInfo Pro Advanced". We like this name better as it leaves open the possibility of adding additional capabilities beyond raster grid visualisation and analysis. Stayed tuned to this journal to see how this unfolds!

In this issue we have announced a new web seminar to help people familiar with the 32 bit interface of MapInfo Pro become productive with the new ribbon based user interface.

As usual we have a selection of tips, tricks, techniques and advice for using MapInfo Pro in this issue. The Easy Tip this month is a technique for using Bing maps to make nicer looking maps. For those of you using MapInfo Pro v15.0 an article with details on the new "Friendly Names" capability might be of interest.

In the "Get on the Grid" section, there is a discussion of the raster formats and the convert capability of MapInfo Pro Advanced. Finally, the Query Ninja returns with a useful technique for selecting all the records in a table that do not have an object.

As always, please forward this to any MapInfo Pro users who might benefit from learning more about the software.

Tom Probert, MapInfo Pro Global Product Manager
Easy Tip: A technique for using Bing® mapping to make nice looking maps!
EZ Another easy tip! Use Bing to fill in what is "between the lines". This is a nice subtle technique to make your maps look great.

Click here to read on...
Be the Query Ninja - Select records that do not have an object
Featured Link If need to work out which records in a table have an object and which do not (for example, to get a list of records that were not successfully geocoded), then this tip is for you. What's more, this is pretty easy to do!

Check this out...
10 Tips for using the new Ribbon Interface
64bit Here are 10 useful tips to help you get the most from the new Ribbon Interface in the 64 bit version of MapInfo Pro. If you prefer a more detailed, hands-on introduction, check out the web seminar!
MapInfo Pro v15: New "Friendly" names for your tables
Featured Link MapInfo Pro v15.0 (and v15.2) provides a new capability to assign longer, more friendly names for your table, including thematic map layers.

Learn how in this article!
Get on the grid with MapInfo Pro Advanced! Data format support and converting raster data
MI Pro Raster MapInfo Pro Advanced (formerly referred to as MapInfo Pro Raster) has very powerful conversion and merging capabilities.

This article will also provide a overview of the supported grid formats.
Featured Link: Web seminar! MapInfo Pro 64 bit - making the switch from 32 bit
Featured Link We are pleased to announce a web seminar to help you make the transition from to the new interface in the 64 bit version of MapInfo Pro. This is a live session being repeated multiple times.

Click here to see the schedule.
MapInfo Pro Version 15 and 15.2
Featured Link MapInfo Pro v15.0 is our latest 32 bit release. The localised versions for this release are planned to come out between August and October. MapInfo Pro v15.2 is our next 64 bit release and is planned for late October. We decided to call this release v15.2 to avoid confusion when patch releases are made available.
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Bad Geography joke

What kind of map projection do 3 out of 4 ear, nose, and throat specialists prefer?
MI Pro Releases

Most recent release:
- MI Pro v12.5.2 patch (for 32 bit MI Pro)
- MI Pro v12.5.4 patch (for 64 bit MI Pro)
- MI Pro v15.0 (32 bit)

Upcoming releases:
- MI Pro v15.2 (64 bit) Oct 2015
- Patches for both v15.0 and v15.2 to be scheduled.
Localisation schedule for v15.0 (32 bit)

See article for schedule!
Version 15.0 (32 bit) Localised Releases

Sept 2015
Super Quick Keyboard Tip (64 bit version):

Use the Command Editor tool to set your own keyboard shortcuts!
Super Quick Mouse Tip: (64 bit version):

The middle mouse button is the Grabber (pan) tool!
Useful Links

Need help from our experts?

Free trial of both the 64 bit release of v12.5 or the 32-bit release of v15.0

Summary of Resources
Answer for the Bad Geography Joke

A sinus-oidal map projection.
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