In case you are jumping on now, let me make it clear: Today is not Monday, but during the release week for MapInfo Pro v2023, we do #MapInfoMonday articles all week.
In today's article, I want to show you the improved integration between MapInfo Pro and Spectrum Spatial.
Using the MapUploader tool that comes with Spectrum Spatial, you have for a long been able to upload map and layer settings to Spectrum Spatial Repository. This made it easy to configure your map in MapInfo Pro and then hit the Upload button to push these settings up into the repository for use in Spectrum Spatial Analyst for example.
With MapInfo Pro v2023, we have extended the integration to allow you to export tables from MapInfo Pro up to the Spectrum Spatial server and to access and view Named Tables from the Repository in MapInfo Pro. This enhancement allows you to better manage and use the data in Spectrum Spatial from within MapInfo Pro, especially when the Spectrum Spatial instance isn't running on your network allowing you to access the same files as Spectrum Spatial accesses.
This functionality in MapInfo Pro will work better if you have the MapUploader loaded. MapInfo Pro will use dialogs from the MapUploader to let the user select Named Connections and similar.
For the export of tables from MapInfo Pro up onto the Spectrum spatial server to work best, we recommend that you have the latest version (2.1.2 or newer) of the MapUploader running.
Click the Export control on the Table tab in the Context group and now select the table(s) to export/upload to Spectrum Spatial.
You can also right-click on the table to export in the Table List and select Export.
In the Export Table(s) to File(s) dialog, you must specify the name and location of the TAB file referencing the Named Table in Spectrum Spatial after the upload. This means that you afterwards can use the Output File specified below, to access the data stored on the Spectrum Spatial instance.
For Export as Type select MapInfo Feature Service - MIFS (OGR). Click OK to continue.
From the Open dialog, click on the Open Connection button in the top left corner.
As you download the Named Tables from the Repository, they will not bring down any styling or layer settings.
If you want to give the new version of MapInfo Pro a try, grab a 30-day trial version and take it out for a spin. We would love your feedback!
As I mentioned above this is one of several #MapInfoMonday articles about the new features of MapInfo Pro v2023. Stay tuned for more!