MapInfo Pro 17.0.2 released

The MapInfo Pro 17.0.2 is an update for MapInfo Pro 17.0, which was included in Discover 2017 Update. This will work on any MapInfo 17.0 license, such as what is included In Discover 2017 Update.

All though this is still called a "maintenance update", this version is now a full installer, containing multiple languages. It can be installed on a new computer, or it can update any previous version of MapInfo Pro 17.0 including the Discover 2017 Update.

Note the file size is 2.2GB as it is a full install, not a patch. Previously Pitney Bowes MapInfo created separate installs for each language version of MapInfo Pro. 

It has a number of new features added since version 17.0, these are -
  • Free Viewer Subscription Mode. Note this is note supported with Discover.
  • Multiple Languages in 1 installer. Note that only English is support with Discover.
  • Geomap basemaps (In addition to Bing)
  • New and introduced tools in the Tool Extensions -
  • RDBMS Set MBR 
  • Rotate Map Window 
  • Disperse Points 
  • Transfer Labels
  • Rotate Labels
  • Symbol Maker
  • Table Manager
  • Window Manager

It contains a number of critical bug fixes including -

  • Data is lost while editing (typing) in browser when .NET version 4.7 is installed.
  • Custom thematic templates from previous versions copied in thematic templates directory are not loading.
  • Loading a MapBasic tool for the first time adds a menu into the LEGACY tab. Closing the tool removes this menu but reloading the tool fails to add the menu again in the LEGACY tab.

More details can be found on the release notes on the download link below, and new features are here =

To download this update, go to PRO>About>Updates, which will direct you to this website -

Use the Maintenance Update link, and sign up for a new PB store digital river account. It does not require credit card or payment details, and you can provide an invalid shipping address as it is not used. 

Download the MapInfo Pro Global Installer 

After downloading this zip file -

1. Unzip the contents
2. If you have the DVD version with sub folders, navigate to .\Install\MI_PRO\DISK1
3. Double click to run Setup.exe 
4. Select English (United States). Note this is the only language support by Discover, other languages will not work.
5. Click Next to proceed through the install accepting all defaults.
6. The Customer information should pre-fill with your existing license details such as below. Do NOT tick the "I do not have a serial number", as MapInfo will then start in viewer mode which requires a subscription.

7. You will be prompted to uninstall the previous version of 17.0 first, select Yes at this prompt

8. Once the installation is finished, continue to run the Datamine Discover 2017 Update from the shortcut on your desktop or start menu.

The file associations (double click a TAB or WOR file in explorer) will not work. Download the attachment, and double click each file and select Yes to add the changes to your registry.

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