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  • 32-bit processing and Windows and Office 95
  • Shortcuts and ToolTips to improve your productivity
  • New Layer Control to manipulate several layers simultaneously
  • Autoscrolling to select, edit and create objects larger than your map window
  • Autotracing to quickly trace the nodes of an existing object
  • Map Clipping to focus in on just the area of interest
  • Drag and drop support of maps to other applications
  • Hundreds of updated data sets
  • Built-in read/write capabilities to databases through ODBC
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  • Native access to Microsoft Access databases to quickly open and save tables
  • Spatial database queries that allow your server to process data
  • Direct export of maps to Adobe Photoshop
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  • Save Query so you don’t have to remember SQL queries, just open and run them again
  • Save Thematic Templates to keep your favourite map styles on hand at all times
  • Universal Translator to import and export AutoCAD, Shape and Intergraph file formats
  • InfoTips to identify objects you are about to select or label
  • Enhanced line styles including better intersections and more line choices
  • Improved Tool Manager to better access and manage MapBasic utilities
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  • Continuous Thematic Shading that interpolate data values between points and continuously shade your maps
  • Crystal Reports integrated report writer to easily and professional create reports of your analysis
  • Improved legends that let you show cartographic elements and use multiple legends for one map
  • Better connectivity to remote databases for accessing and updating data (Live Access through ODBC)
  • Improved Universal Translator to support more data formats
  • New Utilities - Rotate Map Window utility; MapX Geoset utility; Easy Loader
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  • All-new business graphing and charting that includes 3D, extensive style control, and active selection
  • Relief shading that dramatically reveals the terrain of a continuous thematic map
  • Data-driven cartographic legends that automate the processing of creating detailed legend entries
  • Oracle8i Support
  • Support for new raster formats including MrSID, WMF, PNG, Photoshop 3.0
  • User Interface Tweaks display length while drawing; display co-ordinates degrees, minutes, sections (DDo MM’ SS") format; save printer settings (page orientation, etc) in workspace; select-by-drawing-polygon tool; unselect-all button; explicitly specify Spherical or Cartesian length and area calculations
  • New Tools - Map Wizard; Check and Set; CoordSys Bounds; DEM to Grid
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  • Internet Support HotLinks, HTML Image Maps, MetaDataBrowser
  • 3Dviewing Rotate, pan, zoom, query, drape, and print
  • Database Support Oracle 8.1.6, MS Access 2000, MS Access multi-user
  • Output 24-bit colour, control over colour dithering method, control over transparency handling technique, control over page size, control over defaults
  • Object Processing Create convex hull and enclosed area polygons. Use MS Windows support for clip regions
  • Geocoding Support user control of inset from ends of street and offset to side of street. Correctly interpolate along polygons
  • Cartographic Legend Automatically align items across frames. Support generating item labels from joined tables
  • Projections Fixes for polyconic projection. Support for Oblique Aspect of Azimuthal Equidistant projection. Many new datums and ellipsoids
  • Raster file formats ECW from ER Mapper. VMGrid from Northwood Geoscience.
  • Vector file formats VPF, SDTS, and AutoCAD 2000. Fix for - Survey Feet - problem when importing.
  • Tools New Rotate Symbols and Labels tools. Improved Scale Bar and Table Manager
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  • Platform Support Windows 2000 certification; Windows 95, 98 and NT 4.0 tested; works the same as previous logo-certified versions
  • Remote Database Support Support for SpatialWare 4.5 on all platforms (Informix, DB2, SQL Server, Oracle 8); support for Oracle Spatial 8.1.5, 8.1.6 and 8.1.7; improved performance
  • Raster / Grid Enhancements Raster and grid translucency, raster display override, direct read of DEM, DTED and GTOPO30 grid formats
  • 3D Prism Maps Great for bivariate theme mapping; display two different variables at once
  • Object Processing Clean (remove self-intersections, gaps and overlaps); Snap / thin / Generalise (remove extra nodes to simplify geometry); Disaggregate (separate composite objects into separate components); performance improvements (operations like erase reduced from hours to minutes)
  • New Object Types Oracle Spatial and Open GIS Consortium Compliance, multi-point; collection (combination of points, polylines and polygons)
  • TIN-based interpolator
  • Invert Selection
  • User Interface and Usability Enhancements View Entire Layer defaults to - All Layers-; raster and grid zoom layering preferences; most recently used list expanded from 4 to 10 items
  • Tools Enhanced HTML image Map tool; enhanced scale bar; new co-ordinate extractor tool, new grid tool
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  • Platform Support Microsoft® Windows® XP logo (XP Professional and XP Home support); Microsoft® Windows® 2000 logo certification; Microsoft® Windows® NT® + SP6 and Microsoft® Windows® 98 -tested -works the same as previous logo certified versions
  • Remote Database Support X, Y (point Data) - MS Access, SQL Server, Oracle, Informix, Spatial (Map Objects) - Oracle, Informix, SQL Server. Significant performance improvement on SQL Server
  • File Types Direct read of Shape files; Import support for GML; Built in support for the following raster formats: MrSid, ECW, JPEG2000, ADRG, CADRG, CIB, ASRP and NITF
  • Projections Double Stereographic Projection; Austrian Projection; JGD 2000 support for Japan
  • Object Processing Split by line polyline; Voronoi polygons; Data Aggregation for buffer, erase and erase outside support for: points, multipoints and collections
  • Data Editing Rotate Objects; Move objects using arrow keys; undo nodes during polyline and polygon creation
  • Improved User Experience Create new table based on open table; Combine objects using column - save results in new table; Better import of Microsoft® Excel files; Auto detection of Shape file projections during translation; Persist categories for individual value themes; File open now opens tables, workspaces and remote database tables all from one simple dialog
  • Publishing Save window as per user defined resolution, Updated Crystal Reports 8.5; Send live maps to MapInfo Discovery™ web server support; Send Map to MapInfo MapX® Mobile option
  • Better Control Over Installation and Maintenance Support for common application data files; Smart Update menu option
  • ToolsNew North Arrow tool; Enhanced Co-ordinate Extractor tool
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  • OGC Support Web mapping service (WMS) client support; import of OS (GB) GML files including style sheet support.
  • Remote Database Support MapInfo Professional now supports access to Oracle Spatial 9i, Oracle 9i Locator, Microsoft Access 2000 and SQL Server; SpatialWare Version 4.6 for SQL Server and Informix; reading Oracle meta data catalogue when making a table mappable.
  • Object Creation and Editing New CAD type tool - rotation; offsetting, large crosshairs, snap tolerance radius, trimming and extending line and polyline objects, zooming and panning whilst in editing mode.
  • Microsoft Excel Files Accessing the worksheet limit of 65,536 rows.
  • Improved User Experience Save newly created buffers and voronoi regions to a new table. Raster registration eased by selecting control points from the map window; more menu shortcuts; more projections and transformations; create points from character based fields.
  • Publishing Print maps to scale; improve scaling of fill patterns when printing and exporting.
  • Symbology Add more custom symbols, more colours within the symbol, larger file sizes and control symbol size.
  • Fill Patterns New geological fill patterns.
  • 3D Viewing Higher resolution drape files.
  • Tools Packaged workspaces for easy distribution.
  • Platform Support Windows 98 SE; Windows NT (SP6); Windows 2000 (SP3); Windows XP Home; Windows XP Professional (SP1)
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OGC Features WMS 1.1.3 Client and Get Feature info support; WFS 1.0 Web Service support.

  • Remote Database Support
  • X,Y (point Data) MS Access, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM Informix.
  • Spatial (Map Objects) Oracle 10G, 9iR2, 8i and locator, IBM Informix 9.4, SQL Server 2000 with SPW; Read/write of views for Oracle without being the schema owner.
  • Imagery and Raster Open MrSid G3 and AirPhoto USA formats directly out of the box with MIPro v7.8.
  • MapXtreme 2004 Save MapInfo Professional Workspace as MapXtreme 2004 MWS format directly from MapInfo Professional.
  • File Export Direct Export to CSV Format: export data from MapInfo Professional directly to an industry standard format.
  • Updated GPS Utility Includes USB port support and improved documentation.
  • Mapping
    Text Objects support 2048 characters; split line at a point; persist snap and thin values in each TAB file; draw line by distance supports DMS or decimal degrees, can create polylines and uses current map coord-sys. Line snap utility; new continuous trace mode during digitising, new MapInfo made custom symbols. New French RGF coordsys support, new projection systems added for Sweden, Denmark, Australia and Israel.
  • Data Analysis
    Dot density thematic supports square or circle shapes of any size; support of query tables in 3D Prism maps; distance calculator to find the longest and shortest distance (straight line) between records in two tables; spider graph; synchronise map windows; search and replace feature.
  • Sharing Results
    Support for Cartographic scale; specify field type during MS Excel import; improved default range during import; option to specify small or large legends.
  • New and Enhanced MapBasic
    New and enhanced MapBasic statements to support the new MapInfo Professional features.
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Platform Support
Windows XP logo (Professional and Home) Windows 2000, Windows NT+SP6 and Windows 98SE Certified. Support for Windows 2003 Server with Terminal Services and Citrix; support for silent and unattended installs added.

Data Access

  • OGC enhancements Proxy Server support (with passwords) for OGC Web Services; Preference Options added, refresh WFS based on current window, import GML 2.1 support added; display user friendly projection names in WMS WFS dialogs; smart projection default added for WMS and WFS tables. Control image resolution to improve print quality; ability to index WFS tables adds search and fast query capability.
  • Data import import DWG/DXF (Autocad 2004 format), DGN v8 format, display ASRP 1.2 imagery, open ESRI grid data binary or text formats, Open CSV files directly; Open 3D ESRI Shape files with M&Z values directly.
  • Database support Oracle 10G, Oracle 10G locator, MS SQL Server 2000, MS Access, IBM Informix. Spatial data support: Oracle Spatial & Locator, MS SQL and Informix via Spatialware.
  • Export window added more formats to export windows option: GIF, LZW TIFF and TIFF CCITT Group 4.
  • Save Workspace save workspace as (MapInfo Workspace XML Format) MWS now includes label expressions, thematic expressions and query tables.
  • Mapping/data editing
    MapInfo geographic objects: node limit: 134 Million nodes per single polyline or polygon object. Multi-polygon object limit: 20,648,881 polygons per record. Polylines: theoretical limit for number of segments per: 24,403,223 / polyline object; Multipoint object limit:134,217,724 nodes / object.
    Oracle object map verification enhanced to support object/map validation - detection of bowties and figure eights. Option to convert unsupported geometries during data upload (save as) to Oracle, Informix, and SQL Server. Improved performance when creating legends from/for a Live Table; support for Oracle Spatial Workspace Manager.
    Option to save as MapInfo native to allow data editing when opening the following data files : CSV, XLS and TEXT.
  • User interface enhancements
    File Open Dialog enhanced - clicking on a MapInfo location also updates the file format filter (WOR/TAB); Option to store default styles, Layer Control enlarged. A new layer list preference.
    Longer statements in SQL Select Dialog Box from 254 characters to 1024. Improvements made to usability; set default find style added to preferences; find selection in front window only added; New find custom symbols added in custom symbol library; mouse wheel support for browser window enabled. Custom sort order for the legend items of individual value thematic maps. Option to create bi-variate layer using transparent patterns.
    Multi-column alignment options for legend frames. Choice of thematic legend swatch sizes added.
    Stream digitising added - auto node drop while drawing. Support for orthogonal polygons added; sync window usability enhancements; utility to count and optionally remove duplicate rows in a table added; Distance Calculator enhanced functionality - find straight line distance to nearest/farthest lines/polygons plus improved performance; workspace resolver utility added - fix workspaces that do not have the correct file path or have missing tables; new thematic templates - provide improved cartographic options for thematic mapping.
  • Datum enhancements
    Guernsey grid co-ordinate system. Chinese Coordinate Systems. Guernsey Grid Coordinate System. Hellenic Geodetic Reference System. Baltic Projections (Lithuanian And Latvian). New Belgian co-ordinate system. New zealand Geodetic datum 2000. Additional UK national grid co-ordinate system.
  • MapBasic enhancements
    New and enhanced MapBasic statements to support the new MapInfo Professional features.
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Platform Support
Windows 2000. Windows XP logo (Professional and Home support). Support for installation on Windows 2003 Server, Terminal Services and Citrix. Validation on Windows XP 64Bit in 32Bit compatibility mode. Silent install support using Microsoft Windows Installer technology

Data access

  • Web Services Connectivity to MapInfo Envinsa for Street Level Geocoding (location enablement), find address and Drive Region. MapInfo Map Marker connectivity for street level Geocoding and find address. Connectivity option to: MapInfo hosted Envinsa Online Services EOLS for Geocoding, Find Address and Drive Region generation. Access to other Web Services support through MapBasic programmability. New Web Services toolbar added for quick access to capabilities. New web services interface to configure Web Services preferences include Proxy and HTTPS protocol.
  • Data Formats Support added for: the latest Air-photo USA Raster format, Inter map TIFF image format, ERDAS IMG
  • Database Support Oracle 10G and 9iR2, MS SQL Server 2000, MS Access XP, IBM Informix 9.4. Support for SQL Server 2005
  • Spatial Data Support Oracle Spatial 10G and 9iR2, Oracle Locator 10G, SQL Server 2000 with MapInfo Spatial Ware v4.8.1, Informix 9.4 with MapInfo Spatial Ware 4.5.2
  • Save Window As Option to save a map window image along with geographic reference information, anti-aliasing for image smoothing options added.
  • Mapping/Data Editing
    Area Units. Save default thematic with a table. Column and expression persistence added to Browser windows. Automatically view results of query for Select and SQL Select. Ability to reproject and rotate raster and grid images on the fly. Option to smooth raster and grid files to get more info. Improved raster image registration dialog - support for cross hair and larger data view. Extended support for Vertical Mapper Grid (GRD) files - support added for: 3D visualization, Info. Maximum buffer resolution increased, Enhanced Redistricting capabilities now also include percent values based on district totals.
  • Database Improvements Use Primary Key for new table creation or when saving a remote copy. Added Primary Key auto-increment for Oracle databases. MapInfo data uploaded to remote databases is saved more precisely. Refresh DBMS Table button now refreshes all forms of ODBC connection type tables.
  • User Interface Enhancements Copy and paste from Message and Statistics windows. New Toolbar buttons added for commonly used functions. Status bar expanded to show more coordinates and file names. Dialog boxes improved to show more information (Layer Control, Modify Table Structure, New Table Structure, Register raster). Auto-trace tool enhanced - more visible line when tracing. New right click menu to quickly find selection
  • Output and Printing Support for anti-aliasing for labels. Removal of 28,000 pixel limitation (facilitates printing of any size maps). Better memory management for large prints. Tool included to print to PDF. Included tool to Export image or vector data to Google Earth
  • Datum Enhancements New ETRS-based Coordinate Systems. New Swedish, South African, Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian Coordinate Systems added.
  • MapBasic Enhancements
    New and enhanced MapBasic statements to support the new MapInfo Professional features.
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Platform Support

Windows 2000 SP4. Windows XP logo (Professional and Home support), Windows Vista (Ultimate). Support for installation on Windows 2003 Server, Terminal services and Citrix MetaFrame v4.x. Validation on Windows XP 64 Bit. Silent install support using Microsoft Windows Installer technology.

Data Access

  • On-the-fly data indexing against remote data. Support of Time and Date/Time data types when accessing data from MS Excel, MS Access and relational databases. Directly open ESRI SDE, EOO, Geodatabase, Shape and Grid Data format support. Extensible data access technology that supports the ability to open virtually any data source or format. Directly access the latest DWG/DXF, DGN, SDTS and VPF formats

    Database support

  • Oracle 10G and 9iR2, MS SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, MS Access XP, IBM Informix 9.4.
  • Spatial Data Support: Oracle Spatial 10G and 9iR2, Oracle Locator 10G. SQL Server 2000 and 2005 with MapInfo SpatialWare v4.8.1. Informix 9.4 with MapInfo Spatial Ware 4.5.2 ESRI SDE Database (read only)

    Software Copy Protection (Product Activation)

  • Software Copy Protection introduced where product Activation is required either directly online or by email. Choose node-locked, concurrent, concurrent with borrowing or Citrix-based license options.

    Mapping/Data editing

  • Curved labelling to help produce easy to read street maps. New symbol sets for civil contingency, emergency/disaster mapping and general public sector uses. Layout templates with dynamic information provide numerous capabilities to enhance printed map readability. Print templates which can include elements that are updated on-the-fly at print time, such as scale bar, scale text, print date, print time and user defined prompts

Database Improvements

  • New data types added: Date/Time and Time. New functions to convert data into time data formats. New time based analytical functions and operators.

Productivity enhancements

  • Wizard based process for producing professional quality output. Multiple Hotlink support from a single record. Access MapBasic Help directly from MapInfo Professional. New preferences for managing Layout and Legend windows. New preferences for Find Selection behaviour. New preferences for default label style. Window Manager Tool enhancements


  • Universal Translator updated. Google Earth utility enhanced and now included in Tool Manager.

Datum Enhancements

  • Updated Coordinate Systems. JTSK Projection, Bosnia-Herzegovinia Coordinate Systems  added.

Visualisation and Analytics

  • The ability to perform on-the-fly raster and grid re-projections and rotations. Consolidation of the Grid format between Vertical Mapper and MapInfo Professional so use the info tool to get grid values, generate a grid legend, change colours and ranges or view in 3D, higher resolution for buffer operation limit to improve analytical accuracy.

Improved Help System

  • Updated Help includes all reference information. MapBasic Help support from the MapBasic window.

MapBasic enhancements

  • Added the following statements: CoordSysName$() function, CurDateTime function, CurTime function, FormatTime$ function, FME Refresh table statement, GetDate function, GetTime function, HotlinkInfo function, Hour function, MakeDateTime function, Minute function, NumberToDateTime function, NumberToTime function, RegionInfo() function, Second function, StringToDateTime function, StringToTime function
  • Enhanced The Following Statements: ColumnInfo() function, Commit Table statement, LabelInfo( ) function, LayerInfo () function, Set Map statement, SystemInfo() function.
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Platform Support

  • Windows 2000 SP4. Windows XP logo (Professional and Home support), Windows Vista (Ultimate). Support for installation on Windows 2003 Server, Terminal services and Citrix MetaFrame v4.x. Validation on Windows XP 64 Bit. Silent install support using Microsoft Windows Installer technology and new Workgroup Installation.

Data Access

  • On-the-fly data indexing against remote data. MapInfo Professional v9.5 provides wide array of data access options that supports the ability to open virtually any data source or format.
  • Database Connectivity Enhancements: Oracle 11G support including Oracle 11G annotation text; MS SQL 2008 Spatial data access and text data read/write

Programming and customisation

  • MapInfo now supports the Visual Basic .NET programming language for customising MapInfo Professional. You have the freedom to use Visual Studio .NET to customise and automate MapInfo Professional. This allows you to add a customised, rich, graphical user interface that meets your needs.                        

Mapping/Data editing

  • Enhanced automatic curved labelling results in proper placement of labels helping in the creation of easy to read and aesthetically pleasing maps. Version 9.5 improves on this capability by offering more control to choose conditions for the appearance of curved labels.
  • V9.5 provides the option to have labels automatically placed in nine different positions around a map object and/or object centroid.
  • Support of additional image formats for custom symbols (GIF, JPG, TIF, PNG) together with support for sub-directory structure for custom symbols. New set of symbols of public sector assets added. Automatic smoothing of label text.
  • Vector and label translucency.  Automatic Anti-aliasing of lines and borders.
  • New Comprehensive Data Editing Package, 40 New Data Editing Functions with configurable Button Pads.  

Productivity enhancements

  • There are many enhancements to help you perform analysis quickly and get results faster including: Right click options allow you to select an object, right click and access commonly used menu commands for the associated layer;  The point, font, line style, colour and pattern pallets all have a new grid control for easy and repeatable style selections;  Enhanced Named Views Utility.

Enhanced Connectivity

  • In addition to Envinsa and MapMarker, there is MapBasic® support for HTTP, XML and FTP. This support enables you to connect to services including RSS feeds such as Yahoo traffic and XML interfaces to enterprise applications such as SAP or Business Objects. You also can communicate with FTP services to dynamically download data.
  • New and Updated Coordinate Systems for Belgium, Croatia, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Libya, Netherlands, Romania, Poland, Sweden and Turkey.
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Supported Operating Systems - Desktop Operating Systems

  • Added: Windows 7
  • Removed: Windows 2000 support

Data Access

  • Added MS Excel & MS Access Office 2007 format; MS SQL Server 2008 spatial read/write; PostGIS Read/Write;  Easy Loader support for: MS SQL 2007 & PostGIS,  UTF-8 encoding support for DBF,  DBF files can be a part of Shapefile data.

User Interface

  • New Menu and ToolBar
  • All side docking; New icons; Auto-save

New Layer Control

  • Modeless layer control; Instantly see the map reflect map changes; Dock, float or hide the layer control; Resize the layer control to see more layers; Interactive Style swatches; Preview option in the style override dialog; Easy access to layer properties dialog; Multiple layers can be selected and Layer properties be accessed; Layers from different maps can be selected; Layers with different geometry types can be updated; Hotlink feature now includes the ability to set an "alias"; Status indicates the number of layers selected; Layer Control offers Pause/Resume option; Change Map Window title can be changed via right click menu; Right clicking on map window title in layer control enables quick access to map properties dialog; Selected layers can be reordered/removed up/down as one unit; Selecting objects in the map highlights the corresponding layer name in the Layer Control – easy finding of layers; Group Layers: Ability to add Group layers is available; Tool-tips show file path +name + zoom range

Projections Added

  • Ministry of Transport of Quebec Coordinate Systems 36 Coordinate systems for Vietnam Support for the Popular Visualization CRS / Mercator coordinate reference system used in Microsoft Virtual Earth and Google Maps Added USNG: Ability to display, centre the map or populate points in USNG coordinates

New Tools

  • New tool to calculate and append proportion overlap was added.


  • New: Create Rotated Rectangle with ease
  • New: Split region retains attribute information
  • New: When working with large objects (i.e. complex polylines and polygons) MapCAD will now prompt the following message for the following operations: Align vertically; Align horizontally; Parallel; Add nodes; Line Snap; Reverse Line Direction; Right Angle; Perpendicular; Move duplicate nodes; Mirror horizontally; Mirror vertically


New Functions

  • Support for Microsoft Office 2007 Access and Excel; USNGToPoint(string); PointToUSNG$(obj, datumid); Create Adornment Statement Set Adornment Statement;  GroupLayerInfo function; LayerListInfo function

Enhanced Functions

  • WindowInfo( ) function; Server ConnectionNumber;  Set Map statement
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Supported Operating Systems

Desktop Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with 32-bit compatibility mode, Windows Vista Ultimate SP1, Windows XP Professional SP3

    Server Operating Systems

  • Windows 2008 Server, Windows® 2008 Server with Citrix® XenApp

Metadata Browser

  • Search OGC compliant CSW compliant catalogs within your organisation or from around the world, Access PBBI catalog and easily search for world data, Refine search using existing Map window, Launch multiple searches against multiple Servers, Add files to your map from catalog entries when exposed as: File path; Zip File; WMS; WFS; Tile Server

Data Access

  • Google KML & KMZ, Tile Server data service

User Interface

  • Enhanced ToolBars and cursors – improves ease of use and ease of learning
  • Support for utility toolbar docking persistence on all sides, New Icons for MapCAD tools, New cursors better correspond with toolbar icons, Once click PDF output, One click Bing Aerial and Bing Hybrid output, Enhanced Docking – speeds up user operations, Dockable Table List Window, Dockable Named views window, Dockable Metadata Browser, Docking guides for easy docking options, Support for MBX generated window docking
  • Table List Window
  • View all open tables (weather mapable or not), Use dynamic search bar to quickly filter table names and find the ones you want, Drag tables into maps to quickly add data to existing maps, Drag tables to an empty spot to create new maps, Right click on tables to: Select all, Export, View/Update Table Structure, Create Points, Update or Columns
    Select or multi-select tables to: Add to an existing map, create a new map, browse or close the tables at once, Use MapBasic to modify the menu and add or remove commands
  • Layer List – Added the following menu options:
  • Browse table, Add style override, Add label override, Drag one or more style or label override from one layer to another
  • Drag style override from one map to another
  • Enhanced Named Views Utility
  • Added toolbar docking persistence support, Dockable named views window
  • Enhanced Sync Windows Utility
  • Added toolbar docking persistence support, Added a toolbar icon for one click synchronization
    Better Looking Maps

  • Built-in worldwide Aerial and Hybrid imagery, stacked style support (create new map object styles on the fly),·Multi zoom style support, Multi zoom label support


  • Support for standard PDF, Support for layered PDF, Support for Geo Registered PDF, Support for PDF with Attributes, Support for publishing maps to PBBI web mapping in the cloud


  • Support for creating new Tile Server table, Support for saving toolbar docking location, Support for multi-style and label override, Support for configuring/enhancing right-click context menu for Table List and Layer Control, Support for browsing table from Layer Control, Support for enabling custom dialog docking, Support for windows docking and persisting docked states for future sessions
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Re-designed Browser Window

  • Easily sort up to 4 columns for a table or query
  • Column width automatically set to content length
  • Multi-line support for both Browser and Labels
  • Easily set font and style for any Browser window
  • Better selection visibility
  • Multi Record select via click and drag
  • East data/call navigation and editing options
  • Ability to perform Undo/Redo operations multiple times at cell level
  • Support for Windows themes/skins/colours

User Interface Enhancement

  • Sizeable crosshair on map window for drawing and measuring, 3 sizes accessed via x key

Enhanced Support of 64 bit Operating Systems

  • Perform Memory Intensive Operations
  • MapInfo Professional 11.0 will automatically detect and use up to 4GB of memory. Operations such as large object processing tasks, grid, excel and raster data loading can now work with twice the amount of data without memory limitations

Updated Preferences Dialog

  • More intuitive grouping of options for better navigation
  • New Browser Preferences dialog
  • New alternate row colour setting

Open MWS map data in MapInfo Professional

  • Share workspaces with MapInfo web based solutions and MapXtreme applications
  • Support for multiple map windows, styles, thematic layers and legends

Open MapCAD Tools

Scale objects

  • Scales geographic objects by a specific factor
  • Orthogonal Points
  • Position points orthogonal to a reference line
  • Measurement Lines
  • Generates measurement lines with cumulated distance and distance to objects

Integration and Data Management with MapInfo Manager

  • Search browse and open data using the CSW catalog service
  • Fast and convenient access to table metadata from Layer Control and the Table List
  • Ability to add tables to MapInfo Manager Library

Microsoft Bing Premium Services

  • Bing Road Tile Option for additional functionality gaining access to Bing’s latest Road Tile data
  • Move Map To Option to centre a map around a place name (gazetteer) or an address
  • Open Street Map Road Tile New Open Street Maps road tile layer

Database Connectivity

ODBC Drivers

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client
  • Oracle ODBC Driver 11.2
  • PostgreSQL ANSI ODBC driver 8.x

    Oracle OCI Client

  • Oracle Instant Client version
  • Database Servers


  • SQL Server 2005 with SpatialWare 4.9
  • SQL Server 2008
  • Oracle Spatial 11Gr2, 10Gr2
  • PostgreSQL 8.5 with PostGIS 1.3
  • PostGIS v9.0 with PostGIS v1.5.2


  • Microsoft Access 2007, 2010
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 XY on a spatialised DB
  • Oracle Spatial 10Gr2, 11Gr2

Operating Systems


  • Windows XP SP3 (required) for .NET 4.0
  • Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
  • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 with 32 bit compatibility mode


  • Windows 2008 Server 64 Bit SP2
  • Windows 2008 R2 64 bit SP1
  • Windows 2008 (64bit) Server SP2 with XenServer (a.k.a. Citrix)
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MAPINFO PROFESSIONAL v11.5 (released June 2012)

Browser Window Improvements

  • Excel-like functionality with the addition of sort and column filtering functionality from directly within the browser window.
  • Refresh data within browser. If a user is making edits to data or working with an RDBMS, the refresh button will quickly refresh data.
  • Quick access toolbar makes it easier to both learn and use the Browser window.

New Legend Designer

  • An all-new Legend Designer window enables the user to easily create and preview map legends.
  • Includes built-in toolbar for easy access to commonly used capabilities.
  • Legend window has snap-to-grid functionality for easy movement and grouping of symbols.
  • Left and right indent for easy, consistent movement of symbols.
  • User defined guidelines (similar to PowerPoint) to align symbols.
  • Zoom in/zoom out within legend window to view detail of symbols.
  • Supported in the Layout window for easy printing.

Ease-of-Use Enhancements

  • Makes everyday use easier and quicker.
  • Improved support for using multiple monitors.
  • Improved zooming options when using the mouse wheel.
  • Automatically add queries to a map.
  • WMS, WFS, CSW server lists refreshed
  • Improved support for ECW format raster images.
  • Improved Help section on keyboard shortcuts and commands.

Two New Tools in MapCAD

  • Convert polylines into curved lines (splines).
  • Create text from a database.
  • Support for accessing data from Google Earth Enterprise Tile servers.

MapInfo Professional Workspace Enhancements

  • If a Tab file is missing and the user can’t locate it, the workspace gives the option of skipping the missing file in order for the workspace to open and display all available Tab files.
  • The map opens without the file, with the map based on the information that can be located (*end of 2012).

MapInfo Manager Integration

  • Automatic updates of metadata when data has been changed in MapInfo Professional.
  • Edit metadata records directly from MapInfo Professional.

Microsoft Bing™ Maps

  • MapInfo Professional v11.5 provides continued access to Microsoft Bing mapping, worldwide annotated imagery. This base-mapping capability saves time and money.
  • Premium services add worldwide access to Bing street maps and the ability to quickly find a location and move a map to that location. (*Premium services available at additional cost)

Operating Systems

  • Desktop: Windows XP Professional 32-bit, Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 with 32-bit compatibility mode
  • Server: Windows 2008 Server 32-bit SP2, Windows 2008 Server 32-bit SP2 with XenServer, Windows 2008 Server R2 64-bit SP1

Database Connectivity

ODBC DRIVERS: MS SQL Server 2005, MS SQL Server 2008 Native Client, SQL Server 2012 Native Client, Oracle ODBC driver 11.2, PostgreSQL ANSI ODBC driver 8.x,
ORACLE OCI CLIENT: Oracle Instant Client version

Database Servers

Spatial: MS SQL Server 2005 with SpatialWare 4.9, MS SQL Server 2008 (also called SQL Server Spatial), SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate 0-1, Oracle ODBC driver 11.2, PostgreSQL ANSI ODBC driver 8.x
XY: MS Access 2007, 2010
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Extensively Improved Labeling Capabilities
• All-new labeling algorithms to create more automatic labels without
manual intervention
• Curved labels – easily drag curved labels, place more labels automatically
• Region labels - better auto-positioning, confine labels within the region, use
abbreviations where it doesn’t fit, automatically resize the labels based on the
region size
Label examples.

Layer Control enhancements
• Numerous usability improvements for working with layers and labels

Improved Scalebar
• New option for transparent background and border
• Option for automatic sizing to use “nice” rounded-off numbers
• Improved sizing - scalebar height adjusted if cartographic scale is not showing

Easier Printing to Cartographic Scale
• Cartographic scale now displayed concurrently with map scale throughout software
• Status bar option for cartographic scale – easier to select

Cartographic Legend Enhancements
• Control over order of objects within a frame
• Better-looking cartographic legends with automated word wrapping
• Customise the sizes of the style swatches for each layer

Other Improvements
• Tile servers – option to snap the map zoom to the closest cartographic scale
• In-product notifications about MapInfo news and maintenance releases
• Quickly align objects in the Layout window with new right-click shortcuts
• New tools for drawing orthogonal polygons, correcting undershoots and overshoots,
compare the structure of multiple tables, and a Polybuilder tool for converting digitized
linework into vector polygons

Data Access
• New Quick Translator replaces the Universal Translator for easier importing
and exporting
• Support for SQLite, PostGIS v2.0, WFS v1.1
• Improved support for SQL Server Geography data type
• Option to connect to Oracle using Operating System authentication
• Improved UI for opening multiple DBMS tables
• Increased size of an individual record in a native MapInfo table to 63,500 bytes

Database Connectivity
ODBC Drivers: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client v10, Oracle ODBC Driver 11.2, PostgreSQL ANSI ODBC Driver.
Oracle OCI Client: Oracle Instant Client v11.

Operating Systems
Desktop: Windows XP Professional 32-bit Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 with 32-bit compatibility mode, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit.
Server: Windows 2008 Server R2 64-bit SP1 with XenApp 6.0, Windows 2008 Server R2 64-bit SP1, Windows 2012 Server
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New Layout Designer (Both 32 and 64 bit)
• Produce great-looking output faster and easier than before
• Active layout – interact directly with the map inside the layout
- No need to switch back and forth between map and layout windows
- Pan and zoom the map in the layout
- Turn layers on and off
- Modify labels
- Full layer control functionality inside the layout window
• Snap to gridlines and easily align objects on the layout
• Auto-wrapping text boxes
• Easy access toolbar
• Add images with transparency and translucency to your layouts
• WYSIWYG – the layout window display matches up to your printed output

Faster Object Processing (Both 32 and 64 bit)
• Multi-threading of selected object processing capabilities to use more or all of the
available processors
- Split
- Erase
- Erase outside
- Buffer

Additional Data Format Support (Both 32 and 64 bit)
• ESRI geodatabase read and write support
• Improved Geography Markup Language (GML) read and write support
- GML versions 2.1.2, 3.1.1 and 3.2.1 (open/import)
- GML Simple Features Level SF-0 Profile (export)

The 64-bit edition features the above mentioned capabilities of the 32-bit version, plus:

Fully redesigned user interface
• All new ribbon-based user interface
• Easier to learn and easier to use
• Improved productivity – fewer mouse clicks
• Easy access to functions through tabs and galleries
• Context-sensitive tabs appear with functionality as needed
• Mini toolbars for quick access to common tools
• New Workspace Explorer including the ability to search for a layer

Better window management
• Windows now support docking, floating and tabbed modes
• Move floating windows onto secondary monitors
• Windows can be closed to reduce clutter and re-opened later

Labeling improvements
• Changing label settings has never been easier
• One-click label changes
• See live previews of label changes
Label settings are easy to find and use.

Database Connectivity
ODBC Drivers: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client v11 (32 & 64-bit), Microsoft Access ODBC (32 & 64-bit), PostgreSQL ANSI ODBC Driver 9.01.02 (32 & 64-bit).
Oracle OCI Client: Oracle Instant Client v12. (32 & 64-bit).

Operating Systems
Desktop: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1, Windows Ultimate 64-bit SP1, Windows 8 & 8.1 32-bit, Windows 8 & 8.1 64-bit.
Server: Windows 2008 Server R2 64-bit SP1 with XenApp 6.0, Windows 2008 Server R2 64-bit SP1, Windows 2012 Server
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MapInfo Pro v15.2 introduces an innovative grid format called Multi-Resolution Raster (MRR). This format provides incredibly fast processing, visualisation and analysis of high resolution grid data, even when working at a global scale.
MapInfo Pro Advanced takes full advantage of this new format and provides a powerful set of grid analysis capabilities. Through its integration within the Location Intelligence Suite, the resulting analysis can be shared across the organisation via map visualisation powered by Spectrum® Spatial or OEM partner technology using MapInfo Pro Advanced.

  • Improvements to the Layout Designer reduce the time to create and improve the quality of cartographic map output. This results in improved productivity and communication of map-based information and insights.
  • The introduction of Smart Indexing significantly improves the performance of common Table and Object operations such as Update Column and Combine Object, resulting in improved productivity.
  • Significant improvements to data access including support for Unicode, TAB files larger than 2GB and GeoPackage. These result in improved data access and exchange including further support for mobile working via GeoPackage
  • New support for touch screen tablets including multi-touch gestures such as Two Finger Panning and Pinch to Zoom (In and Out) while working the Map Window, 3D Map, Prism Map and Layout Designer Window map. This results in improved usability and the capability to drive efficiency savings via enabling mobile working
  • Enhanced integration with the Pitney Bowes Location Intelligence Suite and the Spectrum Enterprise® Geocoding Module (EGM) enables MapInfo Pro™ v15.2 to act as a productive and localised desktop client for enterprise global geocoding.
  • Spectrum® Spatial Enterprise Geocoding users can now leverage MapInfo Pro’s extensive map visualisation capability and productive user interface. This enhanced level of integration with MapInfo Pro also enables developers and (OEM) partners to embed global geocoding into their applications and solutions.

Version 15.0 is the 32-bit application and version 15.2 the 64-bit version with the ribbon interface. Some of the new features are only available in the 64-bit variant.

MapInfo Pro Advanced

MapInfo Pro Advanced adds an innovative and industry-leading grid format (MRR) which produces unmatched support for true multi-resolution raster files, multiple variables and hyperspectral imagery. Benefits of this add-on include:

  • Utilise detailed raster grid data sets of immense size.
  • Create new information from existing spatial data.
  • Perform comprehensive map display and visualisation.
  • Improve the understanding of spatial distributions in data.
  • Carry out advanced analysis of spatial data using standard mathematical operators with the powerful Grid Calculator.

Only MapInfo Pro™ Advanced provides a step change in performance and usability when working with high resolution raster grid data at the largest scales. It enables access to grid data through a choice of interfaces across the Pitney Bowes Location Intelligence Suite including desktop, server, web and by embedding into third party applications.

Database Connectivity
ODBC Drivers: Microsoft Access ODBC, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client 11.0, PostgreSQL ANSI ODBC Driver 9.03.04.
Oracle OCI Client: Oracle Instant Client v12.
FDO ToolKit: FDO ToolKit 3.8 (used by SQLite and installed with all editions of MapInfo Pro.

Operating Systems
V15.0 (32-bit): Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (with 32-bit compatibility mode), Windows 8.1 32-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 2008 Server R2 64-bit SP1, Windows 2008 Server R2 64-bit SP1 with XenApp 6.0, Windows 2012 Server R2 64-bit with XenApp 7.5.
V15.2 (64-bit): Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1, Windows 8.1 Professional for 64-bit, Windows 2008 Server R2 64-bit SP1, Windows 2008 Server R2 64-bit SP1 with XenApp 6.0, Windows 2012 Server R2 only 64-bit, Windows 2012 Server R2 64-bit with XenApp 7.5, Windows 10 Enterprise for 64-bit.
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For the first time, MapInfo Pro™ is now available in 64-bit only. Version 16 is the third 64-bit release from Pitney Bowes Software, and it comes with more capability and functionality than ever before.
Raster tools have further improved in MapInfo Pro™ Advanced v16, continuing as the world's most performant raster GIS solution. Super fast processing and analysis of high resolution grid data is readily available at your fingertips.
MapInfo Pro™ v16 has been designed for simpler functionality, faster access to more data, and total compatibility. It gives the most intuitive user experience, richer insights from precise data, and works alongside your IT systems and programmes.

  • Theme manipulation can now be done in a new "Theme" ribbon. As a result, many theme editing tasks are much simpler, and the need to use the older dialogues is largely eliminated.
  • Users are now able to change many aspects of a theme on the fly, making it much easier to try different settings until the desired theme is found. For single variable themes, there is the ability to change the theme field without starting the theme from scratch.
  • Ranged themes are now displayed within the layer control. Users can then selectively turn bins on or off, meaning that only the desired data can be easily highlighted.
  • More data sources are now supported by MapInfo Pro™, and improvements have been made on how users work with data. WMTS 1.0, WFS 2.0, Geopackage feature tables, FME 2016, and EasyLoader are newly supported sources
  • On-demand access to global addresses and geocodes. Every user receives 1000 credits per month, as long as they are in Maintenance & Technical Support
  • Your tables can now have up to 1000 fields. Extended TAB file format eliminates the 2GB file size limit
  • ColorBrewer thematic templates have been incorporated into MapInfo, enabling users to quickly and easily apply eyecatching colour sets to maps.
  • Improvements have been made to ribbons within MapInfo. Changes to the "Home", "Layout" and "Map" tabs have reduced clutter and made them more user friendly.

MapInfo Pro™ Advanced v16
Create grid files from multiple files at once to efficiently process, visualise and analyse datasets. Because there's no upper limit on file size, the possibilities are endless, and the capabilities continue to improve.
The improved operations include line-of-sight analysis, also known as point-to-point visibility.
Access a world of opportunity
As part of the Pitney Bowes Location Intelligence suite, MapInfo Pro™ provides on-demand access to addresses and places around the world. You can even geocode a table of addresses and display them on your map with no need to purchase the reference dataset. Built-in geocoding capabilities include street-level geocoding in over 140 countries, as well as credits to use the geocoding service via the Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud.
Windows 7 (64-bit SP1), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 2008 Server R2 (64-bit SP1 with XenServer 6.0),
Windows 2008 Server R2 (64-bit SP1), Windows 2012 Server R2 (64-bit only), Windows 2012 Server R2 (64-bit with XenApp 7.5)
Relational and spatial databases: Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostGIS, SQLite, ODBC compliant databases, OGC GeoPackage (new in v16.0)
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In this digital age, everyone has more work to do and less time to do it in. Pitney Bowes have responded to user feedback by providing a version that dramatically improves user's efficiency and speed. New features include:

  • The QuickSearch toolbar, added to the top right of the screen, which allows you to rapidly find and launch commands, directly from the dropdown list.
  • A range of hotkeys have been added to allow you to flip between tools without moving your mouse. These include ESC for Select Tool and Ctrl+Shift+I for Info Tool.
  • Right click anywhere to bring up a mini toolbar of your favourite and most used icons. You can fully customise these icons in the settings to make tasks as easy as possible.
  • Raster data files that were impossible to open in previous versions now load in seconds thanks to a complete backend overhaul. SQL queries too, load in half the time, leaving you spending less time staring at a screen and more time finishing projects.
  • The thematic maps options have been extended to allow bin customisation and filtering on all features including points, lines and polygons, not just regions as in v.16.

A new inbuilt Drivetime tool has been included which can measure distances from a specific point ie, the distance achievable by car in 5, 10 and 15 minutes. Both time and distance can be measured - invaluable for a wide range of tasks including school catchment areas, retail store locations, emergency vehicle response times, etc.

  • The Bing Imagery has been updated to a newer tile set that will be kept updated by Microsoft, providing noticeable improvements to the Road and Aerial Maps.
  • A layout designer and mini layout toolbar have been added to version 17 allowing you to create your own templates. Snapping and alignment have also been improved with SmartGuides.
  • SmartText has been added which allows you to define dynamic values to a text box eg, todays date, page number etc, using MapBasic expressions.

MapInfo Li360 is an online, global community accessible straight from the new MapInfo welcome screen.

  • Over 10,000 topics covering a range of questions on how to use MapInfo.
  • Quick Search box allowing you to see if your question has already been asked by another MI user.
    Global community with active contributors from fellow users to Pitney Bowes experts.

MapInfo Pro™ Advanced v17
MapInfo Advanced is more powerful than before and can handle datasets at terabyte scale. It now comes with a handy Align tool to allow you to snap rasters together so that the geometry of both are matched. Improvements also include the ability to georeference multiple images using control points, known as 'Warp' and the 'Polygonise' tool which can turn a raster file into vector features and outputs.

Windows 7 (64-bit SP1), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 2008 Server R2 (64-bit SP1 with XenServer 6.0),
Windows 2008 Server R2 (64-bit SP1), Windows 2012 Server R2 (64-bit only), Windows 2012 Server R2 (64-bit with XenApp 7.5), Windows 2016 Server (64-bit only), Windows 2016 Server (64-bit with XenApp)

Relational and spatial databases: Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostGIS, SQLite, ODBC compliant databases, OGC GeoPackage
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