Pitney Bowes

MapInfo Pro

4.5 / 5 24 reviews


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24 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
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  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
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  • Pitney Bowes
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About MapInfo Pro

Easily visualize the relationships between data and geography.


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MapInfo Pro Features

  • 3D Imagery
  • Census Data Integration
  • Color Coding
  • Geocoding
  • Image Exporting
  • Image Management
  • Internet Mapping
  • Interoperability
  • Labeling
  • Map Creation
  • Map Sharing
  • Spatial Analysis

MapInfo Pro Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Easy to use GIS software

May 17, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I love the fact that is more intuitive software than other gis programs. I used mapinfo when georreferencing outcrops and core extraction points and it was an easy and good experience overall. Also it is much cheaper than other GIS options

Cons: This software can be painfully slow when working with large files, also it has lots of problems when working in spanish since you cant use accent marks, your maps will have orthographic mistakes.

Overall: I really recommend mapinfo for someone who can't afford more expensive softwares, it works really well for mapping and georreferencing

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fast, stable and with a wide variety of tools for spatial analysis, is one of the best on the market

May 01, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: the model for importing layers is great, you have compatibility with many formats and datum, another element that stands out is its system for handling layers is very simple and easy to manage, in general lines the program is very intuitive and covers the expectations to generate precise cartography

Cons: in the module to print the options of edition of the cartography is very limited, it should include some predetermined templates for the layout, as well as the texts in the cartography, these should be adjusted automatically according to the scale of the map

Overall: I have collaborated in my work to generate cartography, in spite of not having professional preparation in the area, with some classes I have managed to learn to use the software and achieve the objective of developing thematic maps in the electoral field

Good tool for mapping

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Mapinfo is an easy to use GIS tool. For geographical analysis and georreferencing it works like a charm.

Cons: Mapinfo can be slow when working with large files. Also it's color palette is really limited so it's maps are not as aesthetically pleasing as others elaborated with other GIS softwares

Overall: This software is easier than most GIS softwares availables and will create good and precise maps, I recommend it.

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Is an easy-to-use geo-information software

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Prepare thematic maps of geographic information, showing the areas that correspond to each other in different colors, densities, patterns or proportional sizes of symbols

Cons: Mix all types of geometries in a single layer such as points, lines, polygons and text, which makes it difficult to manage the database

Overall: Elaboration of thematic maps in a very easy way

location analysis and quality mapping

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: When we talk about carrying out a study and 3D work, this tool allows me to fulfill the objective by having a simple interface and by easily adding certain attributes as long as you know the codes

Cons: It has not presented many varieties lately, however it does not make it old, it´s proven that it continues competing and resolving together with other programs in the market

Overall: Work progress

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It is a GIS, allows to develop zoning and market routes efficiently.

Mar 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is one of the first geographic information systems to go to market.
It is a tool that applied to market knowledge can have benefits in reducing its operating costs in relation to sales volume, in addition to a substantial increase in sales.
It is a tool that applied to market knowledge can have benefits in reducing its operating costs in relation to sales volume, in addition to a substantial increase in sales.
It is the sum of the knowledge of the spatial terrain variable and the behavior of the market.

Cons: Its graphical and cartographic quality is not the best in the market.
The support formats are not the best.

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I used it as my georeferencing tool in the University

Mar 22, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: What I like the most about the software is that is easier to learn than other GIS softwares. Also I normally manage large databases in excel, and the fact that it has excellent connection with it makes this my go to referencing tool.

Cons: A big issue I have with this software is the fact that you can't use accents, and since I live in a spanish speaking country, normally when I present my maps they come with errors. Also The software is slow at times.

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It is the essential tool to work in the field of geography, it is among the best in the market

Mar 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is one of the most intuitive programs to work with geodatabase, has excellent compatibility with other geographic information systems and allows exporting to other formats such as Shape and Dwg, the tools for spatial analysis are adjusted to work easily with other formats of databases. data.

Cons: It is necessary to improve the graphic output window of the maps. The configuration system for printing is complicated, it is also important to incorporate in the texts the ability to adjust them according to the scale of the map or plat that is being made.

Overall: It allowed me to develop thematic maps of population distribution in my work area.

Good software to make basic maps

Mar 16, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is a good tool if you want to get a simple and basic map. It is not very rigorous, which facilitates its use to people with little experience in projections and these issues. Its price is quite low compared to other software, this allows you to save on costs.

Cons: It has few options for cartographic output. It is not very customizable. In addition, you have to invest time to learn how to use the software, although it is not very rigorous, users who are not familiar with the use of GIS will find it difficult to understand at first.

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It was the first geography program that I used in the university to vectorize and make thematic map

Mar 15, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Is the geographic information system that allowed me to move from the creation of paper version maps to digital version, allows you to georeference letters from scratch to start vectorizing all the elements of a topographic chart, generates thematic maps, you accept layers of other extensions such as those produced in car cad. It has multiple tools to generate products of different variables, social and environmental. It allows me to have an attributive basis of vectorized elements

Cons: Is a paid program, to generate a project is very complicated, many files are generated that are subceptible to be damaged and compromise the product, should expand the color palette, and simplify functions in the toolbox

Overall: * Allows Georefenciar letters easily
* Generates attributive information
* Introduces beginners to the world of geographic information systems

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Ideal for working with satellite photos

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is a program that can be used in an easy way apart from its utility to work with satellite images which allows to perform geographical analyzes

Cons: What I like the least is that sometimes it takes a long time to update some functions, which generates a delay

Overall: Ideal to update maps and produce them new!

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A huge evolution since the last version

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The change in the interphase were amazing, now you can handle for windows each one with a different map and the software runs smooth, the tools are more usable and friendly, the print options has improve a lots of feature to configure sheets and adjust the windows map for the print, the 3D modelling is more detail and the process to make it less complex, this software has had a revolution with this version.

Cons: Unfortunately in the GIS market some people are not get used to MapInfo because it begins as a Desktop mapping and it always behind other companies, but with the time they improve a lot and become one of the most powerful GIS in the market, for me it is great.

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Excellent program for georeferencing cartography.

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It is ideal for georeferencing images that do not contain an established coordinate system, since the program has a tool that allows you to perform georeferencing using equal points from another image already encoded.

Cons: You can not use accents in any file of the program, since it does not register you and generates an error, which has the consequence that you can not open a workspace and lose all the information that you had installed in it. This means that you can not print the cartography in the most optimal way (Spanish-speaking countries), since accents are almost always used in different words.

Overall: Optimization of time in the elaboration of cartography thanks to the georeferenciación of omagenes without coordinate system, that in comparison to other programs (GIS) you can not do it, additional to this you can do the union of data base without so many steps and almost never generates any error.

Capterra-loader

Excellent program to produce maps with information of different nature

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: This program allows the fusion of satellite images with maps, providing more detail. For me it was of great help from a pedagogical point of view

Cons: According to my experience, the management of databases and specifically of data can be complicated when several variables are handled

Overall: Among the most profitable that I find in the program is that it allows maps, tables of data and pictures in the same screen or printed page, this thematic charateristic of the layout favors the interpretation of variables

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make the thematic maps of my undergraduate thesis in geography with ease

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros:
I like the way to georeference the objects and then represent them through coordinates on the maps. The control of layers allows superimposing information for a better interpretation and analysis of the variables

Cons:
The way to build the workspace when a map is made the printing scale distorts the representation of the objects.

Overall:
It has allowed me to prepare the maps of the undergraduate and postgraduate theses in the area of geography and the interpretation of the variables for a better geographical analysis.

the best GIS to carry out studies of spatial analysis

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: great for working muntivaribles thematic maps, perfect compatibility to work with databases in excel, I have worked with large databases and manages them without problems, with each version the spatial analysis tools have been improved

Cons: it is necessary to improve text and polygon editing tools, in addition to updating the tools to vectorize, the printing system is not very intuitive and a little outdated

Overall: it allows me to make maps almost daily, and it is my favorite tool to carry out studies of spatial analysis in the electoral field

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Map Info is great for my geological survey maps

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like that is very simple and intuitive to use. I can use the software to view on a map the survey points and usually take files from other programs to be incorporated in one map, is a great advantage. In addition, I can work with these maps on my survey trips, adding information in each survey point, editing attributes and exporting these maps to a final plot output.

Cons: I like least the fact that is a slow software and have lost of trouble with handling lots of information. the output of the files is not always great, has to improve a lot.

Overall: I've been working with this software around 20 years and it's been helpful, with my geological surveys work at my consultant every day.

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MapInfo Pro, a good tool GIS

Feb 25, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Mapinfo presents a good option for those who wish to work with an average cost owner GIS, with tools for generating and editing objects, loading data associated with objects, updating data, including arithmetic procedures resulting from the link of multiple variables, linking with robust databases, among other basic things.
In addition to the above, a very valid option to convert polygons to lines, extract the vertices of those lines and return them points, generate polygons based on points obtained from GPS or polygonal decreed by means of laws
In addition you can generate thematic maps based on qualities attached to the objects and their form of representation, with the aim of covering various objectives, determining areas of influence, algebra of polygons, areas of influence of market points by means of Voronoi methods , also called Thiessen polygons.
Through the Universal Translator module you can import or export vector data, converting .mif or .tab formats to .shp .dwg .dgn formats, considering the projection system defined for the original file.

Cons: The handling of the print design is complicated, as well as maintaining a workspace without errors, the automatic labeling of layers can overlap if the configuration is not handled by scales, the representation of the data in 3D is deficient if the acquisition of the special module for that. The management of the compilation of files in directories and subdirectories should be as orderly as possible, since a detail in the wrong transfer of a workspace can completely cancel the work done, it is not easy to define the conditions of plotting
You must have a lot of experience with the software so that you do not waste time in details, because MapInfo grants many attributions to the user, that if he does not know about the theory that supports the program, he can fall into many errors of representation or calculation.
The process for granting you a trial license is complex and tends to give an error.

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A good destktop GIS with amazing tools

Feb 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Mapinfo was the first GIS that I star use about fifteen years ago and I still continue working with it. This GIS has a lot of tools, specially for vectorizing maps, it is very friendly in this aspect because you can do a great work with all the tools the this software offers, some option like snapping start only pushing a letter, you do not have complex process to use an specific feature. The maps are very detail and precise and the interphase in the last years has improve a lot.

Cons: In the beggining Mapinfo only uses .tab files and that was a big limitation because all the others GIS uses primarily shapefiles and there was not compatibility between Mapinfo and other software, but in the last version they correct this issue and star allowing shapefiles in the software.

Solid GIS software

Feb 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I'm only a basic user, but it meets my needs in being fairly simple for creating maps and plotting the position of assets.

Cons: It's expensive for a light user- particularly if you get on the annual subscription licence. As a result wl probably be switching to QGis once our existing version becomes obsolete - but hopefully will b good for our needs for a few years yet.

Overall: Being able to produce maps

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The software with which I started my career as a Geographer

Feb 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What I like about the software is the possibility of converting different types of layers from different programs and unify their geographical characteristics to give uniformity to the geographical work, that means, if you have layers like shape, dwg, dxf, raster, etc. , this program can unify all the layers in a single cartographic output.

Cons: What I like the least is that it has a slightly complex system when loading the attributes of the elements represented in a map, and the difficulty that arises when configuring the cartographic output due to the complexity in this part of the program

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Can be sufficient for basic operations

Feb 14, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I used MapInfo several years ago, it was the first program I used to make maps. For those moments it was an excellent tool for my academic works. I think the universal translation tool is very useful, even today I miss it.

Cons: It seemed to be very strong years ago, but now it has been limited. However, it is sufficient for basic operations, but it is not very flashy or especially easy or pleasant to use.

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A great GIS option

Feb 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Mapinfo offers everything a GIS user needs, simple interphase, a lot of tools, the capacity to work with huge amount of data, and modelling extension to do 3D analyst. The best of Mapinfo it is work with its attribute table they are easier to job in comparison with another GIS system, knowing some codes you can easily add attributes and modify the information of your spatyal data.

Cons: Through the times Mapinfo it has been a little behind of software more expensives like ArcGIS, they are improve a lot, but for some people they are still a Desktop Mapping not a full software GIS, but this version has shows that Mapinfo it is not so far to of ArcGIS or any other software in the market.

Overall: Mapinfo has a great set of tools that other GIS software does not have, one of this is the Spider Graphic who allows to make connection between a point in the space with many others and know what are the influence or some spatyal variables, in our case we use this to know where are the theaters that the peoples use to go and where they live, we this data we can calculate and average of time to take to the public to get to the theater.

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MapInfo Pro: desktop geographic information system

Jan 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: MapInfo Pro is a powerful, functionally rich desktop mapping, is a geographic information system adapted to user comfort, is friendly, easy to use, with an excellent geocoding tool that allows you to geographically locate any address with accuracy. It is also very good for geomarketing, since it allows you to share maps and complete graphics in information. It is compatible with numerous operating systems, databases and applications.

Cons: In some cases it is difficult to transform the files when they need to be used in other software.
I do not find almost disadvantages

Overall: Streamline and automate your daily geoinformation works with the best GIS software to carry out market studies. Visualization: locate and know your customers better, analyzing your target and looking for potential new clients in new areas in expansion. Efficiency: I divide my territory into microzones to organize my sales, my expansion or my direct marketing or distribution actions.