Introduction to MapInfo Professional Course Overview

Introduction to MapInfo Professional Course Overview
Introduction to
MapInfo Professional
Course Overview
This course has been designed if you are new to
GIS (Geographical Information Systems), if you
are moving over to MapInfo Professional from
other GIS software, or if you have not used it for
a while. The course is mainly instructor-led, with
explanations and examples of ‘how to’
complete a task along with the concepts of
‘why’. The concepts are as important as
knowing where to click to get the job done!
Our instructors are both product experts and
qualified in teaching adult learners. We pride
ourselves on the fact that our training standards
are high and we have consistently achieved the
Gold Standard Award from the Learning &
Performance Institute who have monitored and
assessed our training materials, course delivery
and methodologies over many years.
Course Prerequisites
The only prerequisite for this course is to have an
understanding of and a level of proficiency in using
Graphical User Interfaces such as Microsoft Windows
and Microsoft Office. The course is taught using the
version of MapInfo Professional currently being
Course Details – Cost, Duration and Location
Scheduled classroom course cost is £695 per
person. This course is 2 days in duration and
lunch is provided.
Our scheduled classroom training courses are
located at our Watford Office:
Address: Pitney Bowes Software, 6 Hercules Way,
Leavesden Park, Watford, WD25 7GS
To Book a Course
To book a place on a scheduled course, please
contact us via email:
Or via telephone: 0800 840 0001
If you require a private course either run at your
company site or using our training facilities please
contact us. We will be happy to discuss your training
Course Content
Viewing Data in MapInfo Professional
Basic concepts of MapInfo Professional, including
understanding tables & selections. Opening & Closing
MapInfo tables. Viewing data in a map, browser & graph
windows. Working with subset of a table & Preferences.
Developing Map Window Skills
Basic concepts in working with map windows, including
zooming in, zooming out and panning the map. Learn to
view everything in your map. Viewing multiple map
windows at once. Using workspaces to save your maps.
Mapping in Layers
Using MapInfo Professional’s Layer Control features. Setting
and changing the colours and styles of your map. Adding,
removing and reordering layers in a map window. Setting
your map so that details are visible when you zoom in and
removed when you zoom out. Making the cosmetic layer
editable & adding a title.
A comprehensive look at the labelling features of MapInfo
Professional. Manually creating and editing individual
labels including placing them, moving them and deleting
them. Labelling an entire layer automatically. Setting label
options (such as the font size) for an entire layer
automatically. Changing the data column used for labels,
including using expressions for labels.
Selecting Using Tools
Using the select tools to make selections from a map.
Selecting objects within a radius, rectangle, region or
custom polygon. Viewing the selected data in a Browser
window. Using the
statistics window to analyse the selection. Reversing or
inverting a selection.
Selecting Using Queries
Using the Query > Select command to filter your tables for
data that meets a certain condition - for example, to
select only the regions with more than 100,000 customers.
Using multiple select conditions at once and making
selections with wildcards. Understanding the different ways
you can save a selection.
Opening your Data Files in MapInfo Professional
How to open common data file formats in MapInfo
Professional, including MS Access® tables, MS Excel®
spreadsheets, DBF files and delimited ASCII files.
Getting Your Data On a Map: Creating Points
Using MapInfo Professional’s Create Points command to
get your data onto a map. Understanding and using
global projections or local coordinate systems. Overwriting
existing points.
Getting Your Data on a Map: Geocoding
Using postcodes to plot your data on a map. Automatic
and inter-active geocoding. Methods for dealing with
records that do not geocode. Geocoding options.
Using the search capabilities to find a geographic
location or a record in the database. Finding an address
or an intersection.
Using the buffering capabilities to perform proximity analysis.
Creating buffers around point objects. Understanding the
different buffering and data aggregation options. Selecting
and analysing data inside the buffer(s).
Thematic Maps
Colouring maps according to associated data. Learn to
create several different types of thematic maps including
ranged maps, individual value maps & graduated symbol
maps. Shading a table based on information from a
different table (joining). Editing the legend. Understanding
thematic layers.
Using the Layout Designer Window
Using the layout designer window to create hardcopy
(printed) output. Placing multiple maps, browsers, legends or
graph windows on a page. Add additional text and
drawings on the layout window. Adding your own logos in a
layout window.
Creating Electronic Output
Creating cartographic legends. Saving your map as an
image to be used in another software-package. Creating
a PDF using MapInfo’s PDF printer. Placing Scale Bars &
North Arrows.
After completing the course, you will be able
Use MapInfo Professional’s different views of data
(Maps, Browsers, and Layout windows) & its user
Understand and use the layering system.
Perform querying & geographic analysis of maps & data.
Use MapInfo Professional’s buffering capabilities to
perform proximity analysis.
Bring spreadsheet files, delimited ASCII files, dbf files &
Microsoft Access database tables into MapInfo
Use the Geocoding & Create Points functionality to get
your own data on a map.
Use labelling to annotate your map.
Change the colours & styles of your maps to reflect
underlying data (thematic mapping).
Use the layout designer to create effective hardcopy
Place your maps into other applications such as Microsoft
Word documents, spreadsheets or presentation
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