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Spectrum Spatial Analyst 12.1 Now Available

CDR is pleased to announce the release of Spectrum® Spatial Analyst v12.1 - Pitney Bowes' Advanced Web and Mobile Mapping Solution. Organisations that have licensed Spatial Analyst may download v12.1 via the Pitney Bowes eStore. You will have received a notification with further details.

In this release, the focus is on enhancing the end users experience. The major new capabilities in this release are:

  • The ability to edit MapInfo Professional TAB files directly within the SSA front end.
  • Multi-select features from a single layer and display map information directly in the information panel.
  • Access the current map centre and extents within the settings menu of the end user view of SSA.
  • Initiate further options within the layer overflow menu including: Query, Thematic and add new record.
  • Show predefined Admin queries as quick search on left pane.
  • Enhanced record editing for multiple changes; the user now has the option to remain in feature editing mode on the same record, to keep adding more records or to submit the record and exit edit mode.
  • Plus several minor enhancements

You can view examples of the above here

Please note that as a prerequisite Spatial Analyst v12.1 requires an upgrade to Spectrum® Platform 12.1.

(December 2017)


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HS Gridder version 3 released for MapInfo Pro 64-bit

CDR Group is pleased to announce the release of HS Gridder version 3 by Portolan Technology. Not only has the application been re-written for the 64-bit version with a new ribbon, it now incorporates the latest crime analysis algorithm of the Getis-Ord Gi* routine. This searches for statistically significant hotspots. It tests for locations where the points are clustering more than would be expected by chance alone. This process differs from KDE as it removes the ‘noise’ and leaves only the ‘true’ hotspots.
A hexagonal grid is used as it allows for a more natural selection of neighbouring cells, and also to differentiate the method from regular KDE hotspots.

In addition to the Gi*, there is the new Space-Time Clusters function. The Space-Time Clusters routine searches for locations/areas which have the highest levels of clustering in terms of both space and time-of-day. It can identify where and when to deploy limited resources.

Get in touch with the team at CDR for more information or find us at the MapInfo User Group event in London on 8th November.

Register here

(October 2017)

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Pitney Bowes Expands Data and Software Solutions Through Location-Based Insights


New solutions accurately enrich customer data and unlock precise spatial insights

The extension to the product portfolio includes updates to the Pitney Bowes flagship Spectrum platform, which incorporate address, location and customer data information to create a single view of a customer; and unique customised data sets that organisations can deploy to supplement existing investments in business intelligence (BI) infrastructure. “In today’s market, customer experience is dependent on having a complete, single view of the customer. That simply isn't possible if location isn't factored into the equation,” says Andy Berry, VP EMEA, Pitney Bowes Software. “Today, Pitney Bowes is building on our world-class Spectrum technology and our leadership position within location intelligence to deliver a powerful set of capabilities for turning consumer, business and infrastructure data into rich insights that public and private organisations can use to provide better experiences for people they serve." “Pitney Bowes is a great fit for companies looking to anchor, manipulate, and analyse their massive data sets in a geographic context,” says Gwenn Bezard, Co-founder and Research director, Aite Group. “From geocoding to a wealth of data attributes to master data management, Pitney Bowes has a very rich offering, backed by a firm deeply committed to delivering accuracy and precision.”

Adding Location to Big Data

Data generated through consumer mobile devices, sensors, social media and transactions is growing exponentially. Gartner forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use world-wide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020i. That’s why business and government organisations around the world need powerful location tools to include within their Big Data framework to perform location analytics that reveals actionable business and operational insights. To meet these needs Pitney Bowes is announcing a new Big Data module to its Spectrum solution, which delivers the ability to validate and cleanse customer and location-based data natively within Apache Hadoop and Spark, before applying analytics. Clients benefit from the combination of market-leading address validation, GeoEnrichment and analysis to derive more meaningful insights from structured and unstructured data. For example, organisations can use these location-based insights to gain a 360-degree view of property to streamline the mortgage process, and property and casualty underwriting; offer coverage mapping for real-time mobile networks; and understand customers, merchants and ATM locations. To help deliver the new Spectrum solutions to market, Pitney Bowes has partnered with several of the largest Big Data software providers, including Cloudera and Hortonworks, and certified its data quality and advanced geospatial capabilities on both Cloudera Enterprise and Hortonworks Data Platform. Furthermore, it has joined the Hortonworks Partnerworks in the Modern Data Solutions (MDS) partner program. Through these partnerships, clients that have invested in Big Data frameworks can easily add Pitney Bowes data quality and location capabilities to their data lakes and business processes.

Enriching Data with Location Intelligence

Many enterprise organisations invest heavily in database or BI infrastructure and know those capabilities provide a better return with the addition of location-based data. But many companies do not have the time or wherewithal to accumulate and enrich the address information to take these deployments to the next level. To alleviate that challenge, Pitney Bowes is announcing a new Addressing and GeoEnrichment Data Portfolio that will include industry-specific data sets organisations can quickly and affordably deploy to better understand their customers through Pitney Bowes-delivered flat files, or within Big Data environments such as Apache Hadoop and Spark. The portfolio will initially include 24 pre-built data sets for the insurance and real estate markets. More data sets are expected to be released over time.


(October 2017)


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Connect to the new Pitney Bowes Online Community

Pitney Bowes have just launched a website that provides GIS professionals with a great variety of original content to support their products, and further the dialogue on Location Intelligence. While it is still early days for the site you’ll find resources like direct access to Pitney Bowes’ product knowledge base, new content on how to use MapInfo Pro or upgrade to the latest version, but best of all their engineers, technical support team and product managers are regularly on the site sharing information or responding to your queries. CDR staff are also very active on the site and we hope our customers will get involved.

Please consider joining Li360. Over time we know this will become a ‘go to’ resource for you and your colleagues.











(August 2017)
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OS MasterMap Highways in MapInfo and RouteFinder

Ordnance Survey has recently introduced OS MasterMap Highways data and this will eventually be replacing the older Integrated Transport Network. OS MasterMap Highways Network provides all the highways data you need, in one place. It’s a new, common and authoritative view of the whole road network in Great Britain, ideal for routing and public sector data-sharing.

Our friends at Routeware have now developed a translator for the Routing and Asset Management Information (RAMI). For vehicle routing and navigation software providers, this data gives you all you need to get your users safely to their destinations: turn, height, weight and width restrictions – and even bollards and traffic calming. The translator selects the relevant data and constructs MapInfo tables for use in RouteFinder for MapInfo.

National coverage contains nearly 4.8 million road links and this is where 64-bit computing really shows it's worth when you need to do some network analysis or any of the routing functions in RouteFinder. If you haven't upgraded to MapInfo version 16 with RouteFinder version 5 yet, this is surely the justification to do it with the marked improvement in performance.

Ask for a quote for RouteFinder and the new OS Highways translator.






(April 2017)
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Using MapInfo Pro Advanced to Load Terrain Data

The new MapInfo Pro Advanced has limitless capabilities to store raster grids with it's new MRR format - yes, limitless! Which is pretty handy if you have downloaded the hoards of free data from the Ordnance Survey and Environment Agency. CDR's Director, John Ievers, presented this subject at the recent MapInfo User Group Conference in November 2016 and the GeoData London Showcase event in December. Click to view the video (courtesy of the MapInfo User Group UK) here or on our YouTube channel, where we look at the process of merging ASC files and explaining what the data represents. John also covered this in more detail at a CDR Open Day event but we thought we ought to share this more widely now. The performance is truly awesome - that's the performance of MapInfo we are referring to, rather than John...

   



(February 2017)
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Upcoming Events

CDR will be making appearances at two annual events before the end of the year. We'll be exhibiting and presenting to show off what's new in the world of MapInfo & GIS.

The MapInfo User Group meeting on November 24th will be our first stop, when we visit Austin Court in Birmingham. John and Thomas will be in attendance to discuss all things MapInfo, as well as a presentation from John.
It's free to attend for all User Group members, and £95 if not. An event that shouldn't be missed if you're a MapInfo user - you never know what you might learn!

Head over to the User Group website http://www.muguk.com/ for more information on how to register!

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Our second event is the following week, on the 1st of December down in London for the annual GeoDATA Showcase. This is a large exhibition taking place at the ILEC Conference Centre, and features over 50 leading geospatial suppliers and specialists. The number of exhibitors is already up on last year, as is the number of registered visitors.

As with the MapInfo User Group, John has a speaking slot, where he will be explaining how to handle large terrain models. The exhibition is free to attend, and there are free mince pies and mulled wine, so there are no excuses not to pop in and see us! Take a look at www.eepurl.com/cnXdXP for more information and how to register for the event.

If you're unable to join us at either of these events, we're always happy to have a chat over a coffee. We're not able to squeeze in an open day in December, but they will be running regularly in 2017, so keep an eye out for invites!













(November 2016)
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See it faster. Solve it sooner with MapInfo Pro v16

The latest release of the world’s premier desktop mapping and GIS application just got simpler, faster and smarter. Enhanced in so many ways, the newest version of MapInfo Pro software lets you visualise data and capitalise on those insights in less time than ever. It’s never been easier to be more precise, productive and successful.

  • New interactive interface for thematic mapping

  • On demand access to global geocoding included

  • Improved support for OGC standards, including WMTS

  • Faster, more intuitive Layout Designer

  • Significant raster GIS improvements with MapInfo Pro™ Advanced and much more

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The full experience

The free trial also includes the highly performant raster GIS capabilities of MapInfo Pro Advanced. Our latest release takes performance further, with improved visualisation, analysis and productivity enhancements:

  • Support for creating grids from multiple files (including LiDAR/.LAS datasets)

  • Additional capabilities in the powerful Grid Calculator

  • New grid interpolation methods

  • You will also be able to try the additional Bing mapping capabilities that are included with our Premium Services offering.

Download your free trial today.


(September 2016)
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RouteFinder 5.00 for MapInfo Pro Released

 

RouteFinder 5 for MapInfo is a new 64-bit application, so it requires MapInfo Pro v15.2.2 as a minimum. Based upon the successful previous versions of RouteFinder this is so much faster than RouteFinder 4 and is presented in MapInfo Pro with it's own ribbon. The new version is only available at the Pro level and the Standard option has been removed. As it is a 64-bit application it also supports the extended MapInfo TAB format that allows for datasets greater than 2GB in size.


Features

  • Size of datasets: Up to 100,000,000 records
  • Support of all MapInfo coordinate systems (also latitude/longitude)
  • Creates topological networks directly from TAB files
  • Z-level in files
  • Choice of Km or Miles as unit of distance
  • Shortest / fastest path with point-&-click
  • One-way streets
  • Turn restrictions
  • Via point routing
  • 32 road classes
  • Multiple vehicle types
  • Multiple speed files
  • Dynamic segmentation mode
  • Routing via selection from gazetteer, i.e. towns
  • Travelling salesman with point-&-click
  • Isochrones (voronoi or link-based)
  • Service area calculation
  • Distance-tables
  • Nearest N centres
  • Update Point Table
  • Traffic volumes (flow)
  • Route Pairs
  • Route descriptions
  • Dynamic cut-offs and slowing down of links
  • Use of limits (such as max weight etc)
  • Tools for identification of network issues: Subnets, Cul-de-sacs, Close nodes, Overpasses check, Node-link check

To learn more about RouteFinder, get in touch with the team at CDR.

System Requirements

RouteFinder runs on 64-bit Windows version (Win 7-8-10) and requires MapInfo 15.2 or newer (64-bit only)
Uses 17 MB hard disk space (includes sample data)
Memory requirements depend on the size of your road data: 100,000 links equals approx. 5 MB RAM

Upgrading for RouteFinder 4 users

Pro users on maintenance receive the new version for free.
Pro licenses bought after 1-1-2016 will be upgraded for free.
Standard users on maintenance receive the new version for free, but future maintenance is at Pro level.


(July 2016)
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MapInfo Pro 15.2.2 has arrived...

MapInfo Pro 15.2.2 is the latest 32-bit maintenance release, and as usual there are a host of new features, as well as bug fixes, to make GIS life a great deal easier!

GeoPackage Support

MapInfo Pro now has support for the OGC GeoPackage (GPKG) format files, so tables of this type can now be opened, similar to that for SQLite support.

Context Menu Change for Layout Designer Text Frames

You can now double click a text frame in the layout window to enter "edit mode", whereas before, right clicking whilst in edit mode forced the standard context menu to appear, and edit mode to close. Now, right clicking will result in a new context menu to appear with the standard command options (Cut, Copy & Paste).

Positioning of Labels within Regions Partially Visible on Screen

The "Label Partial Objects" check box in earlier versions of MapInfo Pro had no effect when used with the "Auto position label within region" option on the "Layer Properties" dialog box.
Starting with this latest release, the option to remove labels from partial objects is available when this option is selected. This means Label Partial Objects can now be turned off whilst using Auto position, and labels will be positioned within their selected regions. Their positions will be calculated considering the entire region, rather than only the visible portion.

Layout Designer Tools

The selection of a Layout Designer tool can now be cancelled simply by pressing "Esc", restoring the cursor back to the Select tool. This also applies to the following tools on the Layout tab: Text, Insert shape tools, Frames | New Frame, Zoom In, Zoom Out, Pan.

SDK for Developers within MapInfo Pro Advanced

The MapInfo Pro Raster Software Developer Kit (SDK) sample code & documentation are installed with the MapInfo Pro 15.2.2 software files. Of course, to use these capabilities requires a MapInfo Pro Advanced licence on the machine.


(April 2016)
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Archived News

Misc
CDR Group Pick Up A Prestigous Web Mapping Oscar
CDR announce online Streetlight Fault Reporting facility

2005
Ordnance Survey Mapping Now Available to the NHS in England

2006
MapRite wins Innovation Award 2005
MapInfo Professional Maintenance Release and Google™ Earth Utility now Avaliable
CDR Group On Board With A Prestigious UKHO Contract
South Kesteven reaps the benefits of Location Intelligence
CDR Premier Partner Status
CDR Announce the Release of MapInfo Professional version 8.5
OSNI Launch Northern Ireland Mapping Agreement
CDR Group Planning To Put Barnsley on the map
MapInfo ProViewer version 8.5 now available
An Invitation to a Free 3-D Visualisation Seminar
CDR training courses now with added CPD
The Northern Regeneration Conference 24 - 25 October 2006
Darryl Beresford Is 40 And Survives Extermination

2008
No Excuses - Recycle Lamps
The user event you can't afford to miss
Benefits of licensed data
Dambusters remembered 65 years on
Introducing MapInfo Professional® 9.5
Matchmaking in Calderdale
CDR's New Scanning Capabilities
PlanWeb and PlanAccess CapableNew Stratus Gallery launched for INSPIRE
Upgrade those old licences to MapInfo 9.5 before Christmas
MapInfo Professional v9.5.1 Patch Release

2010
Consultation on access to Ordnance Survey data
MapInfo Professional v10.0.1 patch now available
HS Gridder version 2 released
Vertical Mapper version 3.7 released
Ordnance Survey Announces Availability of Free Digital Mapping
Aiming for Peak Performance
Introducing MapInfo Professional® v10.5
MapBasic and ProViewer v10.5 now available to Download
Crime Profiler version 1.1 released
Safer Derbyshire Partnership
New Open Source Workshop
MapInfo Professional v10.5.1 patch now available

2012
MapInfo Professional Patch Releases for v10.5.3 and 11.0.3 Now Available
Site Centred Mapping – Real Maps
MapInfo Professional Patch Release 11.0.4 Now Available
Summer News and Events
Moving in Maritime Circles
Introducing MapInfo Professional® v11.5
PB Encom’s Discover 3D updated
MapInfo Professional® Maintenance Release (v11.5.1) is Now Available
Mapping Showcase 2012 – Discover What’s New in Mapping Community
MapInfo Pro update for Microsoft Bing™ Service

2014
Building Height Attribute alpha release
Global Data Catalogue
Go Pro with the new 64-bit MapInfo Pro v12.5
Happy Birthday BASIC
Introducing MapInfo Professional version 12.5
Open-Source Software

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2004

Malicious Application Targets MapInfo Professional
Ordnance Survey Accreditation for CDR Group Staff
MapInfo Proviewer v8.0 - now available
Further Movement In PAI Activities
Patch for MapInfo Professional v8.0

2007
NEW Data Creation Training Course added to Schedule
MapInfo News
Not Just a 3D Model
Introducing MapInfo Professional 9.0
CDR Group delighted to be amongst the first
MapInfo ProViewer version 9.0 now available
MapInfo Professional 9.0.1 Patch Released
CDRs Survey Team have been TAMPing the Streets of Stockport
CDRs Survey Team have been TAMPing the Streets of Stockport Case study
Hotspotting Made Easy - Really Easy
MapInfo Professional 9.0.2 Patch Released

2009
Introducting Vertical Mapper V3.5
Snow problem doesn't stop CDR - but we are having fun!
Getting Engaged
Virtual Whitehaven set for Regeneration
Introducing MapInfo Professional® v10.0
Reveal for MapInfo
CDR Group cements Ordnance Survey Partnership
Launch of Stratus Connect 2.0
North Yorkshire's Digital Highways
South Kesteven Go Live With Stratus Connect

2011
CDR Expand their Ordnance Survey portfolio
Launch of NEW Browse-A-Map
Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) for England and Wales
MapInfo Manager version 1.1 release
Cotton Grass Theatre
Introducing MapInfo Professional® v11
WindowHelper 2.1
CDR Supports the London Mapping Festival
MapInfo Manager version 1.2 release
MapInfo Professional Maintenance Release (v11.0.1) is Now Available
New OS MasterMap® user support documentation
CDR at the Mapping Showcase Exhibition
Bringing History to Life in Southwark

2013
2011 Census release - free download
CDR Announce a New Partnership with Everbridge
Encom Discover and Engage for MapInfo
Introducing MapInfo Professional® v12.0
Latest Software Updates
MapInfo Manager v1.3
MapInfo Professional® Maintenance Release (v11.5.2) is Now Available
Sign up for "The MapInfo Professional"
Upgrade offer for "old" MapInfo licences
Wild about GIS
YWT Case Study

2015
MapBasic 12.5.1 Released
OS Adds Four New Products
MapInfo Pro Version 15 32 bit
Rich Source Of History
Bigger Faster Stronger MapInfo Pro Version 15.2
Bing Access Expires Dec 31st For MapInfo Pro Version 12.5