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The planned "Explorer" version will have this capability.
Thanks for this suggestion. We'll look into a way to do this in the next release.
The "Viewer" is MapInfo running with a subset of the features.
We will be improving the language and flow of the installer in the next release to address the confusion you describe. We will post the proposed changes in the MapInfo Community to get user feedback on the next version.
This is a great suggestion. I'll talk to the video production team about this.
ProViewer users will open workspaces created by MapInfo Pro users. A MapInfo Pro user should preview the workspace in the ProViewer to make sure that it works as expected. For example, if the MapInfo Pro user has Bing Maps in the workspace, the ProViewer user won't be able to see Bing Maps unless the license credentials for Bing Maps are available to the ProViewer user.
Good point! This is a great example of the importance of local knowledge when using maps created by people who don't know an area. The "Viewer" user should tell the MapInfo Pro user who created the workspace to set the drive time app to "walk" mode to estimate the proximity of the urgent care center.
The installer for the full version of MapInfo Pro includes the ProViewer. You can use the ProViewer even if you have not activated or purchased the license for the full version. Discover is no longer part of MapInfo Pro. This product was sold to our partner Datamine in 2017. (https://www.dataminesoftware.com/2017/07/05/datamine-acquires-mapinfo-discover/)
As part of the digital transformation of Pitney Bowes Software and MapInfo Pro, we are using the online accounts of users to manage access to different versions of MapInfo. Currently this requires a connection to the internet. We are looking into ways to give users access without an internet connection. The planned "Explorer" version (paid license) of MapInfo will definitely operate without an internet connection.
Current users of MapInfo Pro can use the ProViewer right away at no cost. Some organizations may get more value from the expanded capabilities and customization possible with Spectrum Spatial, which requires additional investment. Spectrum Spatial also requires at least one full GIS software such as MapInfo Pro. There may be some overlap in the target customer for MapInfo Pro and Spectrum Spatial, but the best way to describe the two products is that they are complementary.
Yes, but the ProViewer can only be run when connected to the internet.
It will be less than the full version of MapInfo Pro, but the price will depend on the functionality that is provided and our assessment of the value to the customer, which we are researching now.
The current version is 17.0.2. v17 has significant improvements over v17 that you can learn about from the MapInfo section of the Pitney Bowes website (videos, etc). You can also download a free trial or simply upgrade if you have a subscription and support contract. MapInfo Advanced gives you the ability to create heat maps but it does not replace the functionality of AnySite. Feel free to contact me directly to discuss your needs further.
Please contact Datamine with this question.
You can install v17.0.2 on a computer without MapInfo Pro installed because this version is a full installer (ie not a patch that requires a previous version installed).