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July 2nd, 2013
MapInfo Professional v12.0 Released

MapInfo Professional v12.0 is designed to help organisations understand their business, analyse trends geographically and make critical decisions with greater clarity of potential risk and opportunity. This version makes it even easier to create great looking maps with several enhanced cartographic output features and data management improvements. Trevor Foster, GIS Manager, South West Commissioning Support commented, “As a cartographer by trade, final map output and design are as important as the GIS analysis and styling to me. The cartographic improvements in v12.0, such as improved label placement, scalebar production, legend and layout design are all very welcome and will improve our maps even further than those we already produce” “The enhancements in this release have been specifically developed from all of our customers’ feedback with significant improvements around cartographic output.

The primary goal of this release is to help our users easily and quickly create high-quality labelled mapping outputs. GIS professionals and location intelligence analysts will find that they can work smarter, not harder,” said James Brayshaw, Director and General Manager, LI and GIS, EMEA, Pitney Bowes Software. “In addition, the new MapInfo website has been built for our users and partners alike to find information easily on the MapInfo Suite of products and is a reflection of our commitment to build the MapInfo community and the MapInfo brand,” he added.

MapInfo Professional v12.0 provides the following key benefits: Create attractive cartographic output more quickly New labelling algorithms and options provide more control and quicker results. An improved legend designer to make great looking and effective map keys/legends. Improved scale bars – “smarter” scale bar is both easier to use and offers improved appearance Easier printing to scale Easier arrangement of elements within the Layout window Access to more data than ever before Support for PostGIS v2.0, sharing data with Autodesk products via SQLite, improved support for Microsoft SQL Server, WFS v1.1 support and improved data import capabilities. Improved ease of use MapInfo Professional v12.0 continues to build on its legacy of being easy to use with numerous enhancements to reduce mouse clicks and make everyday tasks easier. Improvements to drawing and editing, managing tables and smart zooming for tile server layers. Premium Services and out-of-the-box connectivity to MapInfo Manager’s data management capabilities enable users to opt for additional functionality for effective spatial data creation, editing and analysis.