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Inside MapInfo Professional is for desktop mapping neophytes who wish to quickly become proficient with MapInfo Professional software, MapInfo Corporation's desktop mapping market leader. The book is also a handy reference for the professional committed to optimizing software usage. This edition is fully updated to the latest features and functions incorporated in version 5.x.
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Editorial Reviews

New edition of a text that is organized into a tutorial, case studies, and an appendix. The nine chapters describe MapInfo's basic and advanced functionality with the use of case studies that present the use of MapInfo in retail, telecommunication, outdoor advertising, home appraisal, and railway applications. Other topics include map display options, workspaces, queries, browsers and buffering. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566900881
  • Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Daniel, president of Conclusive Strategies in Austin, Texas, has been involved with commercial GIS applications for 15 years. He contributes regularly to journals including GEO World, Business Geographics, GeoInfo Systems, Earth Observation Magazine, Computer-Aided Engineering, and Design Management.

Paula Loree is director of market research at Castillo Company, Inc., in Phoenix, Arizona. She has developed decision support systems incorporating MapInfo Professional for numerous Fortune 500 companies.

Angela Whitener is a senior systems consultant for MPSI, Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prior to MPSI, she was a software engineer for E-Systems in Dallas, Texas. A GIS software and consultant since 1992, Angela has co-authored Mapping with Microsoft Office (OnWord Press, 1996) and MapBasic Developer's Guide (OnWord Press, 1997) with Bill Creath. She holds a BS in mathematics and computer science from Oklahoma State University and an MS in human relations and business from Amber University.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Preliminaries 1
Ch. 1 Introducing MapInfo Professional and Desktop Mapping 3
Pt. II Tutorial 11
Ch. 2 Whirlwind Tour: A Field Trip with MapInfo Professional 13
Ch. 3 Managing the MapInfo Professional Environment 49
Ch. 4 Queries and Browsing 91
Ch. 5 Displaying Maps 149
Ch. 6 Creating Thematic Maps 197
Ch. 7 Editing Attribute and Graphical Data 261
Ch. 8 Creating Graphs 309
Ch. 9 Preparing Hardcopy Output 333
Ch. 10 Other Key Tools 361
Ch. 11 Advanced Features 401
Ch. 12 Customizing MapInfo Professional 439
Pt. III Case Studies 487
Case Study 1 First American Flood Data Services, Inc 489
Case Study 2 Eller Media Company: MapInfo in Advertising 495
Case Study 3 Grubb & Ellis: MapInfo Professional as a Strategic Tool in Providing Real Estate Services 503
Case Study 4 MarketMap: A Geodemographic Real Estate Valuation System 511
Case Study 5 DeskMap Systems, Inc.: Supplying the Railroad Industry with Mapping Technology 523
App.: Data Fundamentals and Sources 531
Index 559
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