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MapInfo and GPS

  • 1.  MapInfo and GPS

    Posted 20 days ago
    Hi!

    How to get GPS data into MapInfo?
    Are available tools to show track/waypoints directly on map in MapInfo?

    Yes, i know DM Discover. :-) But DM discover bundle usage is not easy - and, a big part of users don't need other discover functionalities.

    some other solutions?

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    Mati Tee
    Ruumab OÛ
    Tartu
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  • 2.  RE: MapInfo and GPS

    Posted 20 days ago
    There's an add-on called GeoTracker by Blue Marble Geographics, but it's only available for 32-bit MapInfo.  More details here - not sure what's available for the 64-bit version.

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    Greg Driver
    Knowledge Community Shared Account
    Shelton CT
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  • 3.  RE: MapInfo and GPS

    Posted 16 days ago
    I would also be interested to know if there is a GeoTracker add-on or application that works with MapInfo Pro 64-bit. Does anyone know if MapMarker has that capability?

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    Rachel Taylor
    Cherokee County 911
    Tahlequah OK
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  • 4.  RE: MapInfo and GPS

    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi Rachel
    Currently there is no 64 bit GPS tool for MIPro.  We  will have to either partner with someone to develop one or may have to build one in-house.  Previous  supplier does not appear to be interested in creating a 64 bit version, but  I'm not entirely certain on that.
    There is also one provided with DataMine Discover add-on, but  if all you needed is a GPS addin, it  may be too expensive an alternative as its part of a very comprehensive set of mapping tools for the mining industry.
    I only found this one freeware GPS tool that says  its supported on 64 bit after an extensive search:
    http://www.gpsu.co.uk/features.html
    Says it will support MapInfo format, but I believe its just MIF\MID.  It also says it supports SHP format which can be easily opened directly in MIPro.
    Have not tried it myself, but if it works for an alternative, it may be all you need.

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    Bill Wemple
    Principal QA Engineer
    Pitney Bowes
    Troy, NY
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  • 5.  RE: MapInfo and GPS

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi Bill
    The new GPS functionality in 64-bit Discover was added before it was sold to DataMine.
    A pity we can't add this to MapInfo Pro.

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    John Ievers
    CDR Group
    Hope Valley, United Kingdom
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  • 6.  RE: MapInfo and GPS

    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 14 days ago
    Yes I know.  That is a discussion for Product Mgmt  on up to see if we can get that tool into MIPro from DataMine.  Beyond my pay grade ... :-)

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    Bill Wemple
    Principal QA Engineer
    Pitney Bowes
    Troy, NY
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  • 7.  RE: MapInfo and GPS

    Moderator
    Posted 5 days ago
    @James Stone and @Steven Mann - thoughts? ​​

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    David Andrews
    Pitney Bowes Inc
    Stamford CT
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  • 8.  RE: MapInfo and GPS

    Posted 14 days ago
    There are a few posts in the Product Ideas section - add your vote(s) there.

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    John Ievers
    CDR Group
    Hope Valley, United Kingdom
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