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  • 1.  Tool to log MapInfo usage

    Posted 12-02-2019 19:49
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    I thought I'd share some code which I've found very useful over the years.

    This tool is for GIS administrators and may require some customisation.

    Essentially it's a MapInfo usage logger.  As an administrator, I have all our MapInfo users (about 80 of them) load this tool every time they open MapInfo Pro (in fact we have a "Loader.MBX" tool set to Autoload, which then runs this logger MBX and a number of other tools before the loader tool closes).

    The Logger tool then writes the user's details to a MS Access database table, including USERNAME, MACHINE NAME, MAPINFO VERSION, START DATE, START TIME, END DATE, END TIME.

    We use this to monitor our license pool and usage of MapInfo Pro across our organisation.  We've been using this tool for about 10 years, it's been really valuable.  We can identify who is using MapInfo and contact current users about updates.

    The administrator will need to set the path to the Access database, which will need to be saved on a shared drive where all users have write access.


    Kalu Ribush
    Senior Mapping Specialist
    Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR)


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