Available product downloads for MapInfo Pro by Pitney Bowes Business fzzlbx.meg: OEM. MapInfo Pro is a desktop geographic information system (GIS) software product produced by Pitney Bowes Software (formerly MapInfo Corporation) Version 15 of MapInfo Pro 32 bit was released in June and 64 bit () Retail Site Selection - Determining the optimum location to open or close a site (store, factory, Initial release: release, is even more accessible. For those demanding rapid analysis of raster grid data, MapInfo Pro Advanced delivers Advanced into the heart of the Pitney Bowes Location. Intelligence OEM partner technology using. MapInfo Pro.
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On PCs, Windows is still the most popular operating system. However, in , Microsoft admitted losing the majority of the overall operating system market to Android , because of the massive growth in sales of Android smartphones.
This comparison however may not be relevant, as the two operating systems traditionally target different platforms. Still, numbers for server use of Windows show one third market share, similar to that for end user use; as of October , the most recent version of Windows for PCs, tablets and embedded devices is Windows The most recent versions for server computers is Windows Server A specialized version of Windows runs on the Xbox One video game console.
Microsoft, the developer of Windows, has registered several trademarks, each of which denote a family of Windows operating systems that target a specific sector of the computing industry; as of , the following Windows families are being developed: Windows NT: Started as a family of operating systems with Windows NT 3. It now consists of three operating system subfamilies that are released at the same time and share the same kernel: The operating system for mainstream personal computers and smartphones.
The latest version is Windows The main competitor of this family is macOS by Apple for personal computers and Android for mobile devices. Windows Server: The operating system for server computers; the latest version is Windows Server Unlike its client sibling, it has adopted a strong naming scheme; the main competitor of this family is Linux.
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It was succeeded by Windows 10 Mobile ; the term Windows collectively describes any or all of several generations of Microsoft operating system products.
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In , the company announced plans for a rebrand. Pitney Bowes unveiled its new logo in January , replacing one used since Pitney Bowes announced a six-month startup accelerator program, "Scale-Up", in August Rather than the map itself, the data generated by the project is considered its primary output; the creation and growth of OSM has been motivated by restrictions on use or availability of map information across much of the world, the advent of inexpensive portable satellite navigation devices.
OSM is considered a prominent example of volunteered geographic information. Created by Steve Coast in the UK in , it was inspired by the success of Wikipedia and the predominance of proprietary map data in the UK and elsewhere. Since it has grown to over 2 million registered users, who can collect data using manual survey, GPS devices, aerial photography, other free sources; this crowdsourced data is made available under the Open Database License.
OpenStreetMap data has been favourably compared with proprietary datasources, although in data quality varied across the world. Steve Coast founded the project in focusing on mapping the United Kingdom.
In the UK and elsewhere, government-run and tax-funded projects like the Ordnance Survey created massive datasets but failed to and distribute them; the first contribution, made in the British city of London in , was thought to be a road by the Directions Mag. In April , the OpenStreetMap Foundation was established to encourage the growth and distribution of free geospatial data and provide geospatial data for anybody to use and share.
In December , Yahoo! In April , Automotive Navigation Data donated a complete road data set for the Netherlands and trunk road data for India and China to the project and by July , when the first OSM international The State of the Map conference was held, there were 9, registered users. Sponsors of the event included Yahoo! In December , Oxford University became the first major organisation to use OpenStreetMap data on their main website.
Ways to import and export data have continued to grow — by , the project developed tools to export OpenStreetMap data to power portable GPS units, replacing their existing proprietary and out-of-date maps. In November , Bing changed their licence to allow use of their satellite imagery for making maps.
In , the launch of pricing for Google Maps led several prominent websites to switch from their service to OpenStreetMap and other competitors. Map data is collected from scratch by volunteers performing systematic ground surveys using tools such as a handheld GPS unit, a notebook, digital camera, or a voice recorder. The data is entered into the OpenStreetMap database. Mapathon competition events are held by OpenStreetMap team and by non-profit organisations and local governments to map a particular area; the availability of aerial photography and other data from commercial and government sources has added important sources of data for manual editing and automated imports.
Special processes are in place to avoid legal and technical problems. The earlier Flash-based application Potlatch is retained for intermediate-level users. JOSM and Merkaartor are more powerful desktop editing applications that are better suited for advanced users.
At this time it was available only for the DOS operating system. This software could be customized by using the MapCode development environment which was a C -like programming language. The name was subsequently changed to just "MapInfo" upon its second release. MapInfo was redesigned with an easier-to-use graphical user interface and was also made available for the UNIX and Macintosh operating systems.
The MapCode development environment was replaced with a new language called MapBasic. Version 4 of the product, released in , saw the product renamed to "MapInfo Professional". Version 9. The primary enhancements in these releases included the use of a new graphics engine which allows for translucency and anti-aliasing when displaying maps. A set of CAD like editing tools were also added in this release.
Version 10 was released in June Version Version 11 was released in June The primary enhancement included performance tuning and usability improvements on the Browser window for creating and analysing tabular data. Support for 64 bit operating systems was improved with the ability to use up to 4 GB of RAM instead of 2GB, the limit when running on 32 bit operating systems.
The primary enhancements include a new window for Creating Legends, further enhancements to the new Browser window introduced in v MapInfo Pro The 64 bit release saw the introduction of a new ribbon UI and layout window, as well allowing for a new framework to handle background processing and multi-threading. Version 15 of MapInfo Pro 32 bit was released in June and 64 bit Highlights include geopackage support as well as changes to the TAB file format to allow larger files and Unicode.
The 64 bit version of MapInfo Pro Advanced allows users to visualize very large raster files at high resolution such as 1m for a whole country and incorporating multiple satellite bands. This is achieved using a new multi resolution raster file format.
Version 16 of MapInfo Pro 64 bit was released in September Notable features include redesigned Ribbon interface, new interactive interface for thematic mapping, WFS 2. All new bit version of EasyLoader is included with the release. Industry examples include: Insurance — Analyze exposure to risk from environmental or natural hazards such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes or crime. Perform demographic and risk analysis to determine the best target locations to acquire new potential policy holders.
Environment — Analyze and assess environmental impacts such as pollution, erosion, invasive species, climate changes including human induced changes to the environment. Engineering — Coordinate with local planning and engineering groups for construction projects.
Assist related groups by helping them understand environmental impacts or locations of public or utility infrastructure such as water, gas and electrical services. Telco — Produce coverage maps, visualize gaps in coverage, plan for additional coverage. Maximize new investment based on demographics, local terrain and available real estate for cell tower sites. Marketing - The application of location intelligence to identify geographic areas in which to deliver marketing.
Retail Site Selection - Determining the optimum location to open or close a site store, factory, depot etc. The selection process is typically based on customers or worker location, demographics, buying patterns, transport links, nearby facilities. Crime Analysis - Systematic analysis of spatial data for identifying and analyzing patterns and trends in crime and disorder. Mineral Exploration - Visualisation of spatial data such as drill holes, soil samples, geophysical survey data, tenement boundaries and cadastral data.
Each table is either a map file graph or a database file text and is denoted the file extension. Once data has been referenced in a table it is assigned X and Y coordinates so that the records can be displayed as objects on a map. This is known as Geocoding.
Objects points, lines, polygons can be enhanced to highlight specific variations on a theme through the creation of a Thematic map. The basic data is overlaid with graphic styles e. For example, population density between urban and rural areas may show the cities in deep red to indicate a high ratio of inhabitants per square mile , while showing remote areas in very pale red to indicate a low concentration of inhabitants.
Retrieval of information is conducted using data filters and "Query" functions. Selecting an object in a map window or records in a browser produces a temporary table that provides a range of values specified by the end-user. More advanced "Structured Query Language" SQL analysis allows the user to combine a variety of operations to derive answers to complex questions.
This may involve a combination of tables and resultant calculations may be such as the number of points in polygons, proportional overlaps, and statistical breakdowns. The quantity and quality of the attributes associated with objects are dependent on the structure of the original tables. Vector analysis is a primary function of MapInfo based on X, Y coordinates and the user can create and edit data directly with commands such as: Layout design enables the creation of composite presentations with maps, tables, legends, text, images, lines and shapes.
Output hardware includes large format plotters and high spec. Compatibility with External Software Systems MapInfo Pro can read and write other file formats for data exchange with applications such as: