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  1. questionMapInfo Discover video Tutorials and Educational Webinars
    An extensive library of videos, including tutorials, product demonstrations and educational webinars (such as the recent 'Be a Raster Master!" and "Drilling - are you getting the full value out of it?") can be found on the MapInfo Youtube channel, under the MapInfo Discover playlist. This incl ...
  2. questionTAB files created in MapInfo Pro 15.2 64-bit cannot be opened into 3rd-party applications.
    Issue TAB files created in the latest 64-bit version of MapInfo Pro 15.2 or MapInfo Discover 2015.2 cannot be opened by 3rd party applications, such as Leapfrog Geo. They may also not be supported (in rare cases) in 32-bit Mapinfo Pro 15.0. Solution There are a number of enhancements to the TAB ...
  3. questionTips and Tricks in the 64-bit environment: MapInfo Discover 2015.2
    Some tips to making the most of the new 64-bit environment and capabilities, particularly of MapInfo Pro. 1. I can't find my favourite/essential tools!! Try typing the name or appropriate keyword into the Tool Search at the top right of the MapInfo Discover interface: "I still cannot find t ...
  4. questionDo you have a great feature idea, request, or improvement? Do you want to help drive MapInfo Discover's product development?
    Join the PBIdeas community, and add your ideas and thoughts for product improvement suggestions. See what other users are thinking, and comment on and/or vote for their ideas. You can also contribute to MapInfo Discover's product development by getting onboard our Product Improvement Initiative ...
  5. questionUninstalling/Reinstalling or Upgrading MapInfo Discover Standalone or Bundle - Settings and Licensing
    Occurrence If I uninstall or upgrade the MapInfo Discover Standalone or Bundle, will I lose my license or my drillhole project and other configuration files? Or I am transferring to a new computer - what folders should I backup and transfer to maintain my settings and customisations? Solution ...
  6. questionCan I install MapInfo Discover and Mapinfo Pro silently/unattended?
    The MapInfo Discover and MapInfo Pro installers support silent/quiet installation. The syntax is a follows - setup.exe /S /v" /qn" This requires UAC elevation, so it should only be executed from within an elevated command line prompt (known as “Run As Administrator”). The followin ...
  7. questionISSUE: Bing Maps no longer works on the Combined Discover MI Pro 2013 Bundle
    Occurrence Occurs on the Discover 2013 MapInfo Pro Bundle, after the 31 December 2014. Symptoms: 1/. Opening a workspace incorporating Bing content returns an error 2/. All Bing Maps Premium toolbar buttons (the Bing Aerial, Hybrid, Roads & Move Map To) are inactive / greyed out. 3/. All File ...
  8. questionMapInfo Professional takes a long time to startup.
    Occurrence MapInfo Professional takes a long time (1-5 minutes) to load / start-up. This occurs regardless of whether Discover is installed or auto-running. Solution We suggest disabling/ modifying the following parameters / options incrementally and in isolation of each other, to tro ...
  9. questionHow do I get Technical Support / Help?
    pbEncom is committed to ensuring you maxmise the value of your software and for this reason have a dedicated technical support team, made up of IT Specialists, Geologists, Geophysicists and GIS Analysts all of whom are on hand to assist you with your technical support questions and problems. Pi ...
  10. questionWhat data formats can I import?
    Discover and MapInfo Professional can import an extensive range of industry standard and 3rd party data formats. The attached PDFs (bottom of the page) list all supported formats under the following categories, and for each format details the location of the required import tool. Tabular and ...
  11. questionError in ERMAPPER registry entry
    Occurrence When I start MapInfo Professional, I receive the error - ERROR in ERMAPPER registry entry. Please specify BASE_PATH value in the registry. Solution This is due to the installation of Discover's grid handler becoming corrupt, generally when ER Mapper or other programs have been isntal ...
  12. questionMapInfo Pro 12.0's new Polybuilder tool
    Occurrence MapInfo Pro 12.0 has incorporated and upgraded Discover's powerful Polybuilder function (for en-masse conversion of digitised linework into clean polygons) into it's Map menu. However this tool may not visible by default. Discover 2013 users will be prompted to run the MapInfo Pro ve ...
  13. questionOnline geological datasets? How to add a WMS service from the OneGeology web portal to MapInfo Professional.
    OneGeology (http://portal.onegeology.org/) is a global initiative to: "create (a) dynamic digital geological map data for the world, (by making) existing geological map data accessible in whatever digital format is available in each country." OneGeology provides a user-friendly browser-based po ...
  14. questionContextMenus.menu and menu files appear in Quickstart and recent files
    Occurrence 1. When starting MapInfo Professional, in the Quickstart dialog the last used workspace always says "ContextMenus.menu". 2. When I navigate to File>Recent Files, a large number of .menu files appear, such as ContextMenus.menu. Solution This issue has been resolved in the MapInfo ...
  15. questionMy Mapinfo window's taskbar icon or TAB file icon are not displaying correctly
    Occurrence When I start Mapinfo/Discover - the taskbar icon is not correct or TAB file icon's are not correct. Solution This is caused by a corrupted icon cache in Window. 1. Navigate to C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local 2. Select Organize>Folder and Search Options, and on the View tab, enable ...
  16. questionWhat tips are there for digitizing in MapInfo Professional
    Solution MapInfo Professional has a number of editing modes which may assist you in digitizing. To toggle using these functions when digitizing, use the following keys - S = Snap T = Autotrace N = Autonode e.g. a free hand polyline Also note that any closed polyline can be converted to a polygo ...
  17. questionIs there a free viewer for my MapInfo Professional maps?
    There is a free MapInfo Proviewer available which can be downloaded from here. Note this will not open surface grid files created / opened with Discover; these will first need to be converted into the MIG format using Discover's Surfaces>Grid Utilities>Convert menu option.
  18. questionHow do I create a carriage return when creating a label?
    The syntax for a carriage return ('new line') in MapBasic is Chr$(13) or Chr$(10). E.g. Field1 + Chr$(13) + Field2 For example, to create a label of the HoleID with the Auppm measurement below, use the following syntax HoleID + Chr$(13) + Auppm
  19. questionWhen I combine my objects there style is lost
    Occurrence This is a known issue in MapInfo Pro 10.5. Solution There is a new step required to preserve the style - 1. Select an object with the correct style to preserve 2. Select Objects>Set Target 3. Select all objects you wish to combine 4. Select Objects>Combine 5. Select Objects> ...
  20. questionHow do I select alternate rows (odd or even) from a MapInfo Professional table?
    Occurrence How do I select all even or odd numbered rows in a table? Solution Navigate to Query>Select, select the table to query from. In the 'that Satisfy' box type in the following syntax. rowid mod 2 = 0 This will select all even records. To select the odd records, simply use the Query&g ...
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