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Precisely | Trust in Data - the new name for Pitney Bowes Software and Syncsort

It’s official! It has been announced to the world that Syncsort and Pitney Bowes Software & Data are now Precisely.

Together with valued partners like CDR Group, we will provide software and trusted data to help today’s market leaders make better decisions and, ultimately, build new possibilities.

As part of the rebrand, Pitney Bowes Software and Syncsort are combining their business processes into one Precisely environment. Now, with the combined portfolio of leading data integration, data quality, location intelligence, and data enrichment products, we’re able to realize the vision for data integrity.

As a customer of Syncsort or Pitney Bowes Software & Data, you can continue to rely on the same products, services, and support you have enjoyed in the past. With one combined portfolio under Precisely, you now have access to even more products and capabilities than ever before.

There is the new Precisely website at https://www.precisely.com

Products from Pitney Bowes Software & Data can be found on the Verify, Locate, Enrich and Engage product pages.

  • Products focused on data quality and data context are found in the Verify section;
  • Products focused on location intelligence, geocoding and mapping spatial insights are in the Locate section;
  • Business, location and demographic data is found under Enrich;
  • And, products related to communicating with customers whenever, wherever and however suits them are found under Engage.


You can expect to hear more from us in the coming months with updates.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact us by email, as we currently work from home sales@cdrgroup.co.uk

(May 2020)

MapInfo® Pro v2019.1
Visualize data your way, right away

April sees the new release of the MapInfo Pro 2019.1 update. It is available as a trial download on the web and as a maintenance upgrade to existing customers through Digital River.

What's new in MapInfo Pro v2019.1:

Python Language Support: Python 3.7.6 x64 is installed with MapInfo Pro in the installation directory in the Python37 folder. MapInfo Pro uses the PythonNet implementation to interact with the Python environment and allow interop between .NET and Python. Multiple modules (numpy, scipy, seaborn, pandas, matplotlib, osgeo, ptvsd, mi_py_debugger) are preinstalled and can be used out of the box. Installation of additional modules is supported as well. “Run Application” MapBasic statement now supports executing *.py files.

Improvements in Select By Location Dialog: now you can specify the name of the results table, have an option to display results in a new Browser window, add results to topmost Map window, add colour override to results added to the map, find results in a Map or Browser window and execute the query without changing current selection.

Quick Search: if you are connected to internet, MapInfo Marketplace content is now searchable.

Save/Restore AddIN Ribbon Controls on QAT: Using the IRibbon.SaveRibbonState() and IRibbon.LoadRibbonState() methods, you can save or restore a control added to the ribbon to the QAT.

4K Monitor support: Improved dialog listbox scaling on 4K monitor.

Heat Maps: on the Heatmap dialog box, we have added the Select Column option to enable you to specify the column from the input table that will be used to weighting calculations on a column value.

Updates in the Raster Calculator tool: we have added more functions to the Calculator tool to support bitwise operations. These functions can be applied to unsigned integers.

Enhancements in the Raster Contour Dialog Box: we have added Match Colours to Input checkbox on the main panel of the Contour dialog box. This checkbox is used for colouring the contour lines/polygons according to the colour scheme of the input raster.

For trial users: The Evaluation Version link below is an evaluation copy with 30 days free. If you decide to purchase a license through our estore you can add your serial number and access code for the full version at the end of the trial period or any time prior.

For existing maintenance customers: Click on the Maintenance Upgrade link below and you will be directed to our estore platform to complete the checkout and download process. If you have never used the estore before, please visit the Help Guide for step-by-step instructions. You will be able to download both the new v2019 version as well as an option for downloading the sample data separately.

MapInfo Viewer: A free read-only version of MapInfo is available in v2019. This is part of the normal MapInfo installation where you can choose to install the viewer. This is available in either the Evaluation or Maintenance links below.


NOTE: This update includes a single installer that allows you to install English, Japanese, French, German, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Turkish and Hebrew languages.

(April 2020)

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Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CDR are still here for you

CDR is closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) at a global and local level for all affected businesses. We are committed to doing the right thing for our employees, our clients and our partners during this time of uncertainty. We aim to provide you with a continued service during these extreme circumstances of the global pandemic.

Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by this virus and we are grateful for the healthcare workers who are attending to the sick and working tirelessly to contain the spread. Under extremely adverse circumstances we are seeing the best in people as we unite to fight this global pandemic. The health, well-being, and safety of our employees, clients and communities remain our highest priority.

For our part, we will continue to take the necessary and required steps to ensure our work environment and employees are safe and healthy. All employees who can work from home are now doing so and meetings are being held virtually. We have suspended all client, partner and non-essential site visits to our offices.

Despite enormous challenges, we are committed to seamlessly providing the service and support you depend on from us. We are taking the necessary steps to minimise disruption, adapting to a new way of doing business until such time that we can return to 'normal'.

We ask that all initial communications are performed by email to sales@cdrgroup.co.uk as our best option to responding to you in a timely manner.

Our team take pride in the work they do in helping customers fulfil their duties. We know that many of them work in public service and the emergency services. We are here to help in our small way.

Best wishes everyone and we shall be in touch again soon.

(April 2020)

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MapInfo Pro v2019 is released!

We are pleased to announce the release of MapInfo Pro v2019. This release is loaded with new features to increase your productivity and help your organisation make better location-based decisions.

How you’ll benefit from MapInfo® Pro v2019

  • New SQL Window – Find, segment and update your data faster and easier

  • MapInfo Marketplace – Enhance your location analytics with customised apps

  • Map Layout Improvements – Make beautiful maps with new layout improvements via feature parity with 32-bit interface focusing on vector legends and line/fill style enhancements

  • Heat Mapping – Turn your data into insights using new, integrated heat mapping

  • Additional Programming Support – New support for .NET and Python providing more powerful extensions to MapInfo Pro and MapBasic enhancements.

If you would like to get a trial download for 30 days, please click here

Maintenance & Technical Support customers will shortly be receiving an email detailing how you can upgrade to v19 and your new Serial Numbers.

Please get in touch for a free trial if you're not in contract but interested in upgrading.

(November 2019)

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MapInfo Training for moving over to the 64-bit interface

Windows 7 support ends in January 2020 and we have seen a dash to upgrade users to Windows 10 recently. So isn't it time to upgrade your MapInfo to version 17?

What is holding you back? Perhaps it is the new ribbon interface and the changes that have taken place since your 32-bit version was released?

If you're not on v17, then you're already missing out on

  • The new Welcome screen with direct access to the Knowledge Communities

  • The invaluable Quick Search feature to find your favourite commands

  • Themes in the Layer Control (and Layout).

  • Enhancements to the Raster capabilities

  • Layout Templates, Smart Text and Smart Guides

  • Free credits for online Geocoding and Drivetime Regions

  • New 64-bit FREE ProViewer

  • Access to online GeoMaps (OSM) in 3 varieties

  • MapInfo Pro Python add-in for developers

  • MapInfo Marketplace preview

There are tutorials and videos online to help you but perhaps you require a bit more help. CDR has put together a one day training course for existing users to go through the new features and help you to get the most out of this much improved software. It's not just a case of finding where your favourite tools and functions have moved to - the Layout especially has a much better and easier process for producing output.

One of CDR's team can come to you and work through the new ways or working. For further details about the Training course visit this page https://www.cdrgroup.co.uk/train_mi64info.htm

We would be more than happy to help you.

November 2019

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RouteFinder v6 now available!

RouteFinder for MapInfo v6 has just been released and is now available to download for all Maintenance & Technical Support customers. Available in both 32-bit (MapInfo v10.0 - v15.0) and 64-bit (MapInfo v15.2 and above) variations.

New features include:

  • Graduated isochrones - as shown.
  • Cluster Analysis
  • Location to Facilities
  • Centre point of network
  • New route options dialog
  • New No Through Road option
  • Allow a fixed travel time on a link
  • Display time as a string e.g. 1h 25m 35s
  • Attribute calculator
  • Keep display of onteractive results
  • NativeX tables as input/output in 64-bit
  • Many other updates to existing functions


August 2019

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MapInfo v17.0.3 now available!

MapInfo v17.0.3 has just been released and is now available to download for all Maintenance & Technical Support customers.

New features include:

1. Python language support giving you the ability to include third party Python GIS applications or use the GDAL/OGR plug ins to create your own.
2. Improved Keyboard Shortcuts which are now accessible from the Pro tab under Options. You can now use one letter shortcuts as well as change the tool tips (text displayed when you hover over a tool).
3. MapInfo Marketplace preview which allows you to download and install additional tools from within MapInfo. More and more tools will be added in due course bringing one click in-house downloads to MapInfo. These are downloaded straight into the 'Tools' folder and don't require administrative privileges giving MapInfo users more freedom to use their software.

... v17.0.3 also includes over 24 bug fixes!

(July 2019)

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MapInfo User Forum, London 4th June 2019

The MapInfo User Forum is just over a month away! Have you registered?

The UK MapInfo User Group Forum is an annual event which brings together Pitney Bowes technical experts, Product Managers, Partners and MapInfo users for a full day of networking, seminars and workshops. The day is sure to be informative with a panel of experts on hand to answer your questions, live tutorials using the latest version of MapInfo and presentations rich in real life case studies.

PLUS - we shall also see the launch of MapInfo v17.0.3 on the day, so the new features such as Python scripting and the "MapInfo Marketplace" for add-ins will be exciting.

CDR Group will be attending and have a stand in the Harris Suite. Please do come and say hi!

To book your free place and check the agenda visit: https://www.pitneybowes.com/uk/campaign/muguk.html

(May 2019)

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MapInfo Training News Spring 2019

2019 is sure to be a turbulent year - in February, there were days when we were defrosting the cars in the morning and sunbathing at lunch time! Although we can't help sort the weather out, we can help you have a bumper year using MapInfo. We run AGI accredited training courses at our CDR offices in the Peak District. These courses give you a thorough grounding in the software with small groups and lots of hands on experience.

We have three training course options:

32 to 64 bit Transition (1 day)
NEXT COURSE: 8th May 2019
Perfect for easing you into the new interface and ribbon menus. This is a new course for users who already have a working knowledge of MapInfo in 32bit but need help transitioning to the 64bit versions.

MapInfo Foundation (2 day)
NEXT COURSE: 14th & 15th May 2019
For newcomers to MapInfo or those who use it infrequently and want to cover the basics.

MapInfo Advanced (2 day)
NEXT COURSE: 23rd & 24th July 2019
For regular MapInfo users who already know the basics but want to learn more about everything MapInfo has to offer.

Please use our contact form to find out more.

(March 2019)
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MapInfo Pro version 17.0.2 released and MapInfo ProViewer is back in 64-bit!

MapInfo Pro version 17.0.2 released and MapInfo ProViewer is back in 64-bit!

MapInfo ProViewer has returned with the release of MapInfo Pro v17.0.2, giving non GIS savvy colleagues the ability to open and analyse MapInfo workspaces and tables. Viewer is a 'lite' version of MapInfo Pro - the ribbons and interface remain the same but advanced editing and querying tools have been greyed out. Users can still run basic queries, turn layers on and off and edit layouts before printing. This really is a fantastic add-on for MapInfo and best of all, Viewer is free to download for as many users as you like!

Pitney Bowes have also added GeoMap base maps to v17.0.2 as a free alternative to Bing base maps. These are based on OpenStreetMap data and appear next to the Bing base map buttons on the 'Open' dropdown box. (Please note that OSM is open source data and not as accurate as commercial base maps such as Ordnance Survey.)

Improvements have been made to the Print Layout pages including a new Distribute Horizontally button to evenly space layout items. You can find more information and discussion on the new Knowledge Communities website https://community.pitneybowes.com/

You can download MapInfo Pro v17.0.2 from the Pitney Bowes download page here or Check for Updates in the backstage area of MapInfo Pro. Your existing v17 serial number will continue to work.

(January 2019)

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New Release of Spectrum Spatial Analyst Web Mapping

We are pleased to announce the general availability of "Spectrum Spatial LIM 2018.2" and "Spectrum Spatial Analyst 2018.2 GA" the release is now available. This is a huge release and comes with game changing new capabilities. This release sees the first phase of exciting new enhancements aimed at simplifying Administration and providing capabilities that are more powerful for the end users.
In this release you will see simplified administration when creating Map Configurations (now called Map Projects) and a wide range of other improvements for end users. The major new capabilities in this release are:

Spectrum Spatial LIM 2018.2

  • Support for enhanced MRR raster styling: style override for named layers referencing MRR tables. Options like field, band, colour palette, colour table, hill shade and many more are now available in grid style. Now field and band can be specified to get cell value.
  • Managing and picking custom symbols: Configure a folder that is outside of the Spectrum deployment where custom image symbols can be stored and available without the need to restart the service.
  • Permission Management: Improved user interface within Spatial Manager, allows viewing and managing of permissions for resources and folders.
  • Sub-admin Support: The Map Uploader and Spectrum Spatial Manager now supports logging in by users who are an admin (a user who belongs to the admin or spatial-admin role) or a sub admin (a user who has the write permissions to at least one repository folder).
  • Database Specific Queries: Database specific query can be used to create a table in Spatial Manager, which allows you to create a table with complex query.
  • New MI SQL Functions: The new functions help analyse geometry complexity, which will help in analysis of new data sets, and in rendering performance.
  • Ease of Use, Robustness and License expiry warning: Re-starts just Spectrum Spatial within seconds. The capability to restart just the LIM (Location Intelligence Module) remote component JVM (Java Virtual Machine) has been added to Spectrum Spatial Manager. Spatial Manager now alerts the administrator about an imminent license expiry. A warning message is displayed to the administrator displaying the number of days left before the license will expire.

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  • Introducing Projects - Map Configurations are now called Map Projects and can be created using a new user-friendly interface. Admins can create and manage projects, change their settings and grant permissions on them.
  • Single Sign On - Connectivity to your organization's active directory federation services, means that users can now use their organization's credentials to access the system.
  • The SSA Home page: Enables authorised users and admins to quickly see and launch a list of all their map projects with thumbnail images of each project.
  • Control Map Projects: Users can create, edit and save their session state as Map Projects for their own use when needed (subject to permissions).
  • Re-order Layers Controls: Drag and drop to re-order and save those changes to the Map Project.
  • Save Added Business Layers: Users can add business layers that they need and then save that as their own private Project.
  • Functionality Profiles: A new functionality profile tab has been added to the Admin Console. The functionality settings that used to be specified directly in Map Configurations are now saved as a new Functionality Profile and can be referenced in multiple map projects.

These exciting developments support a significantly improved experience and provide tools designed to reduce time spent on administration, by simplifying and improving a number of administration processes. Ultimately freeing both end user and admins to focus on business priorities.

For more information, visit the Spectrum Spatial (SSA & LIM) Knowledge Communities https://community.pitneybowes.com/communities/allcommunities (registration may be required).

(December 2018)
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CDR's Quality System updated and audited

CDR first achieved the International Standard ISO 9001 standard back in 1994 - having started the process as the British Standard BS5750. This year, our processes have been amended to fit the newer ISO9001:2015 and once again received unequivocal approval from our external auditors NQA.

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS). It is the most widely used QMS standard in the world, with over 1.1 million certificates issued to organisations in 178 countries.

ISO 9001 provides a framework and set of principles that ensure a common-sense approach to the management of an organisation to consistently satisfy customers and other stakeholders. In simple terms, it provides the basis for effective processes and effective people to deliver an effective product or service time after time.

(November 2018)

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CDR Group has been awarded a place on G-Cloud 10, the governments cloud procurement framework

This is fantastic news for CDR. We are now offering Spectrum Spatial Analyst as a cloud based GIS application via the G-Cloud catalogue. Spectrum Spatial Analyst from Pitney Bowes is a powerful web mapping tool that can be accessed from any device in any location and has an intuitive interface that allows staff to jump straight into spatial data without any training. We already work with a number of public sector organisations and hope that being included in the governments procurement framework will give prospective customers the final vote of confidence they need to invest in CDR.

G-cloud offers public sector organisations the opportunity to purchase their cloud-based software and services from a single catalogue. Buying services through frameworks is faster and cheaper than entering into individual procurement contracts. Buyers and suppliers still need to sign a contract (or ‘call-off contract’) for each service bought through a framework. G-Cloud 10 is the tenth iteration of the G-Cloud framework. G-Cloud is open to all public sector bodies including central government, local government, third sector organisations, NHS and other health providers and education.

We're delighted to be a part of a fantastic government initiative to provide fair pricing and a transparent procurement process for public sector bodies. CDR has already provided Spectrum Spatial Analyst to a number of organisations and the latest release of v12.2 continues to refine the user experience and design for this advanced web and mobile mapping solution.

July 2018

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MapInfo Training courses updated for Version 17

Our 2 day Foundation Level Training Course has now been re-written, updated and delivered for version 17 of MapInfo Pro. The latest release of MapInfo Pro is a big step in the evolution of the product as it is now fully 64-bit, offering outstanding performance and designed to make the user experience smarter and simpler to use. That’s a great combination for any modern technology.
The move to 64-bit computing has been a gradual process for many customers and we can still deliver our training on the last 32-bit version 15 of MapInfo if needs be, by request. If you need to know more about the latest release of MapInfo Pro, just get in touch and our team will be happy to assist.

June 2018
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The long awaited version 17 has been released today (3rd May)

Stronger, smarter and simpler because of you.

Real-world MapInfo Pro™ users have helped Pitney Bowes to create the new v17. These beta participants helped enhance, refine and validate to shape the most user-friendly, fastest and most powerful MapInfo Pro™ ever. Thanks to these collaborations, you and your organisation can find actionable geospatial insights quicker.

MapInfo Pro™ v17 features stronger performance improvements from top to bottom. With support for massive files, outstanding platform stability and award-winning raster capabilities, you can create your most powerful visualisations and spatial analytics. Plus, extreme processing speeds and a highly intuitive design help you reach business decisions sooner.

This latest release has refined and improved the layout and toolbar, making the experience smarter and simpler to use. You can now customise your toolbars to make sure your favourite tools are right where you need them and use the Quick Search window to find what you need faster.

The revamp extends to the welcome screen which gives one-click access to your most recent files as well as tips and tutorials. You'll quickly become familiar with the intuitive ribbon interface. Version 17 is sure to see you working faster and smarter.

Maintenance & Technical Support customers will shortly be received an email detailing how you can upgrade to v17.
Please get in touch for a free trial if you're not in contract but interested in upgrading.

(May 2018)
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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.

(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 and Locate Success With Pitney Bowes Location Intelligence

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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Archived News

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

Ordnance Survey Mapping Now Available to the NHS in England

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

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

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

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

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

MapInfo Pro 15.2.2 has arrived
RouteFinder 5.00 for MapInfo Pro Released
See it faster. Solve it sooner with MapInfo Pro v16
Upcoming Events

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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

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

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

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

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

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