To kick off 2016, we are running a number of public training sessions for MapInfo users and newcomers. By booking a training course with our experienced training consultant, you will have access to over a decade's worth of work in the mapping and GIS industry....

If you work in or for the insurance industry, you have probably been affected in some way by the vast information requirements of the Solvency II directive. Primarily, Solvency II seeks to calculate the amount of capital that EU insurance companies must hold to reduce...

Being able to predict what is going to happen is a key goal for the insurance industry. With the release of the new national postcode system for Ireland, Eircode, underwriters can now much more accurately predict where certain events might happen. The insurance sector is extremely...

This month will see the release of the second iteration of 64bit MapInfo Professional software, v15.2. This means that people who are running a 64bit system can now get even better functionality from their mapping software. If the 64bit system is not right for you...

As I write this blog, Ireland’s postcodes are exactly four weeks old. Interest in applying the new codes has been high especially among larger organisations. Our first two million records are arriving this week to have Eircodes appended, and we’ve begun work to integrate Autoaddress...

The lights have been taken down and the men in the tin foil hats have gone home, Eircode is now officially launched. The conspiracy/national disgrace/unnecessary project is here now, and some indications are that it might actually work. People have actually posted things with Eircodes...

Monday’s Eircodes launch certainly generated a lot of sentiment. As is the media’s wont, the negative and funny observations were presented centre stage and the positive reactions deemed not news-worthy. What really struck me, out of all the reactions, was the very low level of...

So yesterday was the day that, finally, Eircodes got launched. After many years of discussion and waiting, we finally have an official postal code system in Ireland. While it is a huge relief that the project is finally over the line and the public can start...

Positive news emanating from the Daíl regarding the roll-out of Eircodes. A Department of Communications press release states that the Government has acted quickly to draft data protection legislation for Eircodes, Ireland’s new postcode system, as per the guidance of the Office of the Data...

MapInfo are set to launch their new Pro Raster product, which will be the first of its kind to allow a desktop GIS to handle massive datasets at high speed. This is thanks to an industry first product; a raster grid-based engine and data format. For...