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MapInfo Professional

XYZ Maps
32/9 Hardengreen Business Park / Dalhousie Road
EH22 3NX Midlothian
United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland


  • Year of introduction
  • Year of last update
  • Supported hardware
    Should work on any reasonable PC. As of MapInfo 12.5 there is also a new 64 bit version in addition to the traditional 32 bit. Licensed users may run both vesions.
  • Supported operation system
  • Main GIS category
    Enterprise GIS, Desktop GIS
  • Type of data storage
    File, Database
  • Native storage format
  • Input formats
    Dwg, Dxf, Dgn, Shape, GML, KML, GeoTiff, ECW, Jpg
  • Export formats
    Dwg, Dxf, Dgn, Shape, KML, GeoTiff, Jpg
  • Security options for access
  • Spatial reference system
    From data source, Selectable, Manual georeferencing
  • Lines
    Line segment, Polyline, Multiline
  • Points
    Point, Multipoint, Symbol, Text
  • Surfaces
    Polygon, Circle, Multipolygon
  • Raster
  • Positioning by co√∂rdinates
  • Positioning in relation to other element
    Parallel, Extend
  • Positioning by snapping
  • Select
    Select by administrative attributes, Within buffer, Spatial selection, Multiple select
  • Graphic transformations
    Scale, Copy, Move, Rotate, Mirror, Stretch, Drag and drop
  • Coordinate transformations
    Full reprojection system. Custom co-ordinate systems may be added.
  • Mosaicing
    Vector data sets may be combined. Image tiles can be treated as a seamless table without affecting the original tiles.
  • Generalization
    Douglas-Peucker generalisation may be applied to lines and polygons. Node snapping can be enabled.
  • Merge
    Map layers
  • Clip
  • Buffer
    Point buffer, Line buffer, Polygon buffer, Multiple buffers, Dissolve buffers
  • Overlay operations
    Intersection, Spatial join
  • Types
    Color, Pattern, Hatch, Gradient color
  • Change view
    Multiple map windows can be used to view the same map layers which remain linked, i.e. a change in the base data made in one window will update all other windows, for example adding a new line or editing a sales figure in an attribute table. Layers may be switched from one map window to another by dragging in the Layers panel.
  • Temporal
  • Thematic mapping
    Choropleth, Dot distribution map, Proportional symbol map
  • License or freeware
  • Training
  • Main users
    Central Government, Local Government, Small, Medium and Large businesses, special discounts for educational and charitable users.
  • Extensions
    MapInfo Raster for 3D and raster modelling. MapBasic for scripting, adding extra tools, custom interfaces, etc. RouteFinder for network analysis.
  • Distinguishable features
    A very cost effective solution that does not require either lengthy training or additional modules. If you want to e.g. map client locations, create sales territories, and do thematic maps of your sales and marketing performance then all the tools necessary are included. You do not need anything extra to be able to access Excel, MS Access, etc data.

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