In the latest offering from MapInfo Pro (v17.0.2) we have 3 new base maps added to the product. These new base maps are Web services based on Open Street Map, an open source map with global coverage. You must login to your Pitney Bowes account to use these maps (or create a free account if you don't have one). The new base maps are GeoMap Bronze, GeoMap Steel, and GeoMap Iron. The maps have the same underlying data but are rendered with different color themes.
These basemaps are free to use, however, the content may not be as reliable as commercial products such as Bing and Google. They provide a useful and attractive foundation for visualizing your own data and require no separate installation.
Adding GeoMap Base Map Layers:
To access the new maps, navigate to the HOME tab and expand the Open button. The three GeoMap items are in the Base Maps group adjacent to the Bing base maps.
If you click on a GeoMap button, if the current window is a map, MapInfo Pro adds the layer to it. If the current window is not a map or there are no windows open, then MapInfo Pro creates a new map with the layer. As noted above these maps require login to your Pitney Bowes account. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to do so when using these maps.
You can create a PB account by going to the PRO tab and choosing the Services section.
There are three tables for GeoMap Bronze, GeoMap Iron, and GeoMap Steel installed in the TileServer folder where MapInfo Pro is installed. They are the respective tab file and the xml file for all three themes of the geomaps.