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  • 1.  GeoMaps base maps

    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 12-13-2018 11:17

    GEOMAPS

     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.

     

    1. Bronze theme –default theme and suitable for most uses.
    2. Steel theme - mainly used for street visualization.
    3. Iron theme - dark theme more suitable for night time visualizations.


    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.



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    shweta shukla
    Knowledge Community Shared Account
    Shelton CT
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  • 2.  RE: GeoMaps base maps

    Posted 12-20-2018 11:40
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    Thanks - we think the new GeoMaps are great and with Sheffield being 'The Steel City' we had to make a little graphic using the three different themes; bronze, iron and steel.

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    Emma Daniel
    CDR Group
    HOPE VALLEY United Kingdom
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  • 3.  RE: GeoMaps base maps

    Posted 12-20-2018 12:18
    Glad to hear you like the new GeoMaps!  We appreciate the feedback.   Thanks for sharing your maps - we always like to see what people are working on!

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    - Heidi.geronimo@pb.com
    Knowledge Community Shared Account
    Shelton CT
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  • 4.  RE: GeoMaps base maps

    Posted 01-21-2019 14:55
    Hi Shweta

    Are there any terms and conditions associated with the use of the GeoMaps?
    Thanks

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    John Ievers
    CDR Group
    Hope Valley, United Kingdom
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  • 5.  RE: GeoMaps base maps

    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 01-22-2019 01:45
    Hi John,

    No, there are no "Terms and conditions". GeoMaps are for free.  Hope this answers your question.

    Regards,
    Shweta

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    shweta shukla
    Knowledge Community Shared Account
    Shelton CT
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