I am pleased to announce that you can now purchase ProRaster, my new raster rendering software for MapInfo Pro, from the Microsoft Store!It currently ships in two tiers - Essential and Premium. Get started by downloading the free evaluation version - search for "ProRaster Essential Free" on the Microsoft Store.ProRaster Essential is exclusively for users of the latest version of MapInfo Pro 2021. It contains a subset of the functionality in the Premium tier at a lower price. The video and product information below describes precisely what capability ProRaster Essential brings to MapInfo Pro, over and above the existing capabilities of the Advanced raster plugin. For more information head to the product website.
ProRaster Essential gives the MapInfo Pro business user access to advanced raster rendering capabilities. For users of the MapInfo Pro Advanced raster plugin, ProRaster provides a rich, new set of raster rendering capabilities. If you do not have the MapInfo Pro Advanced raster plugin, ProRaster will provide a modern, advanced raster rendering capability in MapInfo Pro 2021.1.
Freedom from restrictions
When you render raster datasets in MapInfo Pro you have always had to define how those rasters are rendered – in ProRaster this is called a "raster rendering algorithm". MapInfo Pro ties this information to the raster – meaning a MapInfo Pro raster layer can only use a single raster and that raster must be rendered the same way in all maps. ProRaster algorithms provide you with total flexibility and freedom from any restrictions.
The raster engine in MapInfo Pro is designed to enable rendering of rasters of unlimited size at any scale in constant time, but inside MapInfo Pro this goal was never achieved. ProRaster algorithms solve the performance problems in MapInfo Pro.
ProRaster makes sure that you are always rendering the best quality data, at the most appropriate resolution. Pixel perfect, always correct, always presented at its best, and under your control.
Ease of use
ProRaster is easy to use – simply drag and drop your raster into ProRaster to get started. Then hit Publish to push the algorithm into a map in MapInfo Pro.
How ProRaster Essential improves MapInfo Pro