MapInfo Pro

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MapInfo review by <span>Edgar R.</span>
Edgar R.
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"excellent geographic information system. intuitive, stable and easy to use"

What do you like best?

It is simple to use and very intuitive, the search system by layers and names is great and comfortable to use, it allows you to modify the polygons quickly and easily, it is perfectly compatible with databases in Excel, it has a great variety of tools for perform studies of spatial analysis, the module to import layers is very stable and makes the transformation perfect

What do you dislike?

the module for georeferencing is uncomfortable to use, it is necessary to change and improve this module in future versions. it is necessary to improve the layout module, that is, to incorporate graphic tools that improve the aesthetics of the final map before printing. Another important element to improve is the font of the toponyms, it would be great if these were adjusted automatically according to the selected print scale

Recommendations to others considering the product

is an excellent geographic information system, stable and compatible with the main databases, it is easy to use and learn, it is one of the essential software for all professionals in the geography field

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used this system of geographic information in its different versions for 8 years to make thematic maps of population distribution, maps for studies of electoral behavior and the results have been excellent

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MapInfo review by Administrator in Utilities
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"MapInfo Pro Review"

What do you like best?

The best thing about MapInfo Pro is that you can create maps that work completely offline and distribute them through the free MapInfo Proviewer software. The cost is a lot lower than other GIS software.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that the editing options and cartographic options are not as customizable as in other desktop GIS software such as ArcGIS Pro. Offline basemap options are severely limited and you have to pay extra for a lot of services that come free with other software. While the cost is a lot lower than other software, I think it's only worth it if you need low-cost offline maps. It is unclear whether the free viewer will still be supported in the future as well. I have heard mixed stories from their associates and companies representing them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Only use this if you need cheap maps that work offline on a PC.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use MapInfo Pro because it works offline and there is a free viewer. There is a lot of cost savings in areas where there is no Internet access.

What GIS solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
MapInfo review by User in Market Research
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"Used a Few Versions Up Till 12.5 and Moved On"

What do you like best?

Wide range of GIS capabilities. Good for one off modeling.

What do you dislike?

I've used multiple versions of this software extensively at my current job, up till version 12.5. Haven't purchased a newer version, since we use mostly in house software now. Biggest problem is it's very slow at rendering maps and aggregating data. The method it uses for proportion sums, for instance, appears to rerun the proportion calculation even when running the same proportion across multiple data columns.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're interested in MapInfo Pro, do a trial and see if the latest version is improved. We pretty much gave up on them after 12.5. It seemed Pitney Bowes bought them and forgot about them, although I can't speak to version 16.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Geographic market modeling. My work centers primarily around geographic market modeling. We used MapInfo for years to run all our models.

MapInfo review by <span>Zaher M.</span>
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"mapping information ,, GIS ,, "

What do you like best?

how to map the database to the cordinate system and demonstraeing them on the map ,,, actully there is a lot of programs doing that , but there is a lot of features in here let us draw , edit and customize things ,

database and metadata which connected to the objects which located on map is very nice in this program .

What do you dislike?

well , its a long list ,, inspite of a lot of flexebeilty with Mapbasic ,, there is a limitation when u use a network lecince ,, for example , hot keys , shortcust is suck in here , so i wrote a script which is good in my home ,, but i cant use it in my work because of the server thing , so if i put that in server it would affect all useres ,,

more important is navigationnnnnnnnn in this program which is very very very bad ,,

selcet , zoom , deselect , pan , every basic tool , need 3 or 4 clicks with mouse to do it , which can be sooo easy ,, i think its really not hard for the developer in there to develope the navigation system , they could just do it right , give more hot keys ,, like adobe photoshop or autocad ,,,i think they have a lot to deal with in this field .

symbole , legende ,, maßstab ,, :(

Recommendations to others considering the product

try the demo ,, or beta version first ,,,

navigation are suck ,, illestrating the symbols and layout ,,, legende ,, alot of small things annouying me because its simple to fix or develop , and they just keep ignoring it ,

u should learn something in mapbasic which is a scripting language and can help a lot ,

the program can be customized , new tools that meet ur requierment ,, developing "plugins" can be done with mapbasic,,

plotting and printg system need a lot of work too ,, test all these , if u satesfy ,, go for it ;) ,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we doing a lot of stuff , mapinfo have a lot of realations and workspaces that we created to locate every things on a map ,

so if its empty houses and we want a plan for it , we will just add this information to the object , locate where are they and they we have it ,

MapInfo review by User in Market Research
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"Not the latest and greatest, but can be sufficient for basic needs"

What do you like best?

Modals do a good job of walking users through the querying process, but the MapBasic code can be a huge time saver once you see how it is used.

What do you dislike?

UI can be a bit slow and clunky. Also, the learning curve is fairly steep (but that goes with any GIS tool).

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is definitely not the market leader in the GIS space. It seemed to be really strong in the 90s, but has fallen behind many alternatives now. It is sufficient for basic operations, but it isn't very flashy or especially easy or nice to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have tackled GIS modeling problems with MapInfo Pro. There is no substitute for a GIS program.

MapInfo review by <span>Paul T.</span>
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"Used extensively during mineral exploration"

What do you like best?

Great piece of software overall. Relatively easy to use with a simple interface and a good array of features. Made my analysis of soil assay result interpretation a lot easier and quicker than if they had had to be drawn out by hand (always did a random review as a verification test of the software though).

Importing of data in various formats was not too arduous (although I only ever stuck with csv to limit potential problems).

What do you dislike?

Outputting of files to pdf (particularly gridded soil analysis or assay results) was never a quick process, regardless of which machine I had the software installed on.

Scales were always off - I'm sure this can be solved but I have yet to find out how to do it.

The 3D plugin is of limited use - there are pieces of software out there that do it much better.

Handling of very large data sets is not fantastic and could be improved. Can be got around slightly by utilising only CSV files but this can be tiresome.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not as polished and the output isn't as aesthetic as those produced with Arch, but overall much more simple to use and with the majority of the same functionality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used to predominantly assess and interpret the concentrations of various minerals and metals in soil samples. Saved a lot of time over plotting the results by hand. Had limited functionality in being able to drape said results and grids of terrain models but the ability of placing other pertinent geospatial data was very useful.

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