- Support for SQL Server and PostGIS databases
Tables and views can now be harvested
and synchronized from SQL Server 2008 and PostGIS database
management systems. Options include accessing spatial data
only or all tables, using MAPCATALOG, and providing a custom
query to harvest specific records.
- Harvest non-spatial data!
You can now harvest additional non-spatial
data types such as DOC, PDF and ZIP files. This is useful
when building a metadata library where you would like supporting
files and documentation alongside your spatial data.
- Harvest MWS format workspaces
MapInfo Manager now harvests the
MWS workspace format. This is the format that is used by
Stratus and our developer tools.
- Metadata Editing: New Find and Replace capability
Records can now be edited via a
powerful find and replace operation. Text strings in multiple
records can be searched and updated by matching partial
and whole words, by specifying upper or lower case and by
using wildcards. This improves the overall ease of use and
reduced the time needed to maintain metadata.
- More control over synchronising metadata
MapInfo Manager previously had the
ability to synchronise (or refresh) the metadata in a particular
folder in your system. New options for this process allow
more control over the operation than previously. You can
choose the file types to harvest/synchronise, and whether
to apply templates and whether or not to place the newly
harvested data into any of your CSW catalogs.
- Improved integration with MapInfo Professional
MapInfo Manager offers improved
integration MapInfo Professional (and potentially with other
client applications). MapInfo Pro users can set up a connection
to the MapInfo Manager. What is specifically new in version
1.2 is the ability to add new data to the MapInfo Manager
library directly from MapInfo Professional.
- Easier use of thumbnail images of your data
MapInfo Manager now provides a location
where you can store thumbnail images of your data. Thumbnail
images can be an important aid when presenting metadata
to end users and this new capability makes this process
Application-level security is now
offered in MapInfo Manager. This is an optional configuration
that, when implemented, will require users to log in with
a username and password.
Enhancements to existing capabilities
- More metadata fields added:
Additional metadata fields for ISO/GMD/INSPIRE
and GEMINI 2.1 have been added, including spatial resolution,
temporal and vertical extents.
- Improved productivity: Harvesting data and adding
to a catalog can now be done in a single operation
Harvesting data and adding metadata
records to Catalogs is now available as a combined operation
for more efficient data management. The option to add records
to Catalogs separately from harvesting is still available.
- Usability improvement: Cancel the harvest and
- Multiple points of contact
Multiple points of contact can now
be added to a metadata record. Each contact's information
is contained in a separate tab within the Point of Contact
- Provide more information about the catalogs
The catalog owner and provider information
are now able to be entered when a catalog is set up. This
info helps users to identify the owners of catalogs.
- Integration with MapInfo Stratus
Named maps and tables can be exported
- Now available in Danish and Finnish
- Run MapInfo Manager as a Windows Service
This is a technical detail but important.
Essentially this means MapInfo Manager can run in the background
without having a window that the user will see. To explain
it another way if this option is used then the end user
would not see a DOS window nor would they be able to switch
to the MapInfo Manager window. An example as to where this
is a benefit is it may help to avoid people shutting down
the software accidentally.
MapInfo Manager v1.2 was released