The MapBasic development environment is a freely downloadable programming language for MapInfo® Pro. It can be used for any sort of customisation from simply hiding or rearranging a few menus to creating comprehensive mapping applications. Knowledge of programming is helpful but if you are new to programming, MapBasic provides extensive on-line help, documentation and sample applications.
A range of applications
MapBasic can be used for automating repetitive tasks, adding new capabilities to MapInfo® Pro or even creating specific mapping solutions for a particular use or industry. An example of adding a new capability to MapInfo® Pro is the Distance Calculator tool, pictured here. The Distance Calculator is one of the many tools in MapInfo® Pro’s Tool Manager.
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Encom Discover boosts the data handling capabilities of MapInfo® Pro, adding support for over one hundred additional industry-standard formats. These include advanced functionality such as image rectification and re-projection, batch ECW import, vector import and conversion (such as the GPS eXchange and Google Earth formats) and database connectivity (e.g. DataShed and AcQuire).
MapBasic allows the development of software in popular programming languages such as C, C and Visual Basic to help automate repetitive operations in MapInfo® Pro. Hundreds of third party applications have been created using this flexible development environment, many of which are offered to the MapInfo Community for free.
Visit the MapInfo Tools & Utilities portal to download and share applications.
MapInfo MapBasic is specifically for customising MapInfo® Pro. For professional developers we offer a range of developer tools for different environments and deployment models. Pictured (left/right) is MapInfo MapXtreme, a 100% .NET development kit for desktop or web based applications. We also offer a modular platform for enterprise grade applications consisting of Location Intelligence, Routing, Geocoding, Address Management and other modules.
Free MapBasic Download
The MapBasic developement environment is a freely downloadable programming language.