Next weeks there will be some MapInfo Professional 10 webinars hosted by our MapInfo Professional EMEA Product Manager Tom Probert.
Feel free to join in and have a look at all new features, enhancements and stuff.
Here are the scheduled dates:
Wednesday, July 15th: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (Amsterdam time, GMT+1)
Tuesday, July 21st: 12:00 – 13:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time, GMT+1)
Monday, July 27th: 13:00 -14:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time, GMT+1)
Every now and then you scratch the back of your head thinking: “Hm, we are all pointing to each others blogs, sites, software etc. Are we really creating something useful and new?” But then you realize that the power of a blog is helping the readers to find what the need by blogging about it. So this blog entry is about blogs. Pitney Bowes Business Insight blogs to be more acurate. I am already running out of time covering all PBBI Benelux news, let alone to keep in pace with other relevant news from the PBBI sphere. So visit http://pbbiblogs.com/ to find out about the other blogs Pitney Bowes Business Insight offers.
No, I will not mention the Inspire-word in this post again . But what is this data management importancy all about then? Well, last week I attended a two day ‘workshop’ by one of our ENCOM consultants where he demonstrated a few of the solutions they have for extending MapInfo Professional functionality and handling data management in organizations.
ENCOM (http://www.encom.com.au/) is also part of the Pitney Bowes family, originating from Australia where they focused on mining/geosciences first.
But they soon found out their solutions apply to a much broader range then geosciences ‘only’. I will cover this in a future post, please remind me if I forget.
Their Discover product makes life of every serious MapInfo Professional user much easier with handy tools for a lot of day to day tasks thus saving loads of time and enabling you to focus on your analysis work instead of clicking too much buttons. There is also 3D and mobile en Engage/3D/Pro (sort of a Discover without all the geosciences tools but with more 3D capabilities including movie creation, fly overs and such to impress your audience).
But where is the data management part from the title? Here it comes: they also have solutions for data management! There is Compass Enterprise (for the enterprise of course) and there is a free version for personal use called Compass Scout.
I will not add more features, benefits etcetera here but just encourage you to go to http://www.encom.com.au/downloads to download and install at least Compass Scout to find out yourself what geodata is hiding on your machine. Also do not forget to check out the Discover or Engage software, once you have tasted it you will never have your MapInfo Professional without again.