MapInfo Pro

  • 1.  MapInfo Pro - improving symbols

    Posted 20 days ago
    Hello community,

    Icons in the symbol library look old-fashioned and the styling options are very limited compared to other GIS software. I know custom symbols can be created manually, but is there a library of additional symbols available for downloading somewhere? Are there any plans of improving the styling options in the future, not only for points, but also for lines and polygons?

    Kind regards,

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    Miquel Roy Sunyer
    Kirklees Council
    HUDDERSFIELD
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  • 2.  RE: MapInfo Pro - improving symbols

    Posted 20 days ago

    Hello Miquel,

     

    The support for TrueType font symbols gives you a lot of options. There are a large number of font collections out there, some free, some premium. For example, I've always liked Font Awesome (https://fontawesome.com/) which has free and paid-for versions. If you share data/workspaces with others, just make sure they have the required fonts installed.

     

    Cartography for other geometry types is a different matter and I wish Pro could support custom fill patterns (bitmaps, SVGs, etc.). A better colour picker too. It really is well behind on things like this.

     

    Regards,

    Warren Vick