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MapInfo Discovery™ Features:

Simple Installation Process - MapInfo Discovery has three main parts: Discovery server, Discovery publisher and a standard browser for viewing the catalog and maps. Discovery server is the main application that is the engine of Discovery and is responsible for managing the catalog and enabling online map visualization. Discovery server installer is simple and can accommodate range of users. From the MapInfo Professional® users that may not be knowledgeable about databases and web servers to advanced users that want flexibility every step of the way. 

The publisher is the utility MapInfo Professional® users need to publish maps to the Discovery server. It is provided in a separate installer that simplifies the process of deploying the publisher on any or as many system running MapInfo Professional® v11.5. 

The viewer, being a standard web browser is the tool for viewing live interactive maps of Discovery. Microsoft Operating systems today come standard with this application. If you do not have a web browser please contact your MIS department or consult your windows operating system CD.

Map Viewer Features - For each map published, customers can: 
  • Zoom in/out or re-center the map to any location or zoom level 
  • Get associated tabular or attribute information on any map object such as a point, a line, or a region object like state boundary 
  • Use the ruler tool to measure distance between two points 
  • Use the side bar icon to display the associated side-bar information 
  • View the layer control - turn on/off layers and labels as desired 
  • Search the tool to quickly find and zoom to desired area in the map, such as specific state/highway or a school 
  • Use the zoom entire layer or map to get back to the map extents 
  • Use the built in email program to send colleagues links to specific maps

Publisher Features - Any MapInfo Professional® v6.5 or v7.0 user has the option to be a publisher using the wizard-based tool in MapInfo Professional®. Connecting to the MapInfo Discovery server is as easy as typing the computer name or its IP address. For each published map, the publisher can provide a Map Title, short description, thumbnail and a detailed description or sidebar URL.

  • Map publishers have the option to add a password to the map allowing only authorized personnel to view the information 
  • Map publishers has the option to fully edit or remove his/her published maps and all associated information at any time 
  • Map publishers have the option to create map categories during the publishing process 
  • Advanced Features 
  • Create linked/shared data between MapInfo Discovery and MapInfo Professional®. As MapInfo Professional® users update the data, changes are immediately seen on MapInfo Discovery™- no republishing required. 
  • Embed Hotlinks in attribute info to provide even more powerful information discovery experience 
  • Use the option to reference a URL/Link for the side bar for added power to publish PDFs, Excel and other project related documents. Take Discovery to a truly new level with this powerful capability 

Administrator Features - For each MapInfo Discovery catalog there is an extended Administrator Privileges role. The Administrator role provides the capability to: 

  • Change or remove any map entry or category from the catalog 
  • Change or remove any map publisher (user) from the catalog 
  • Set or update security on maps, web server and FTP server connections
  • Enable/disable the email service

No Programming Required - MapInfo Discovery is a finished product. It has all the functionality one needs for enterprise interactive map publishing. It requires no programming. Install it and you are ready to go.

Catalog Features - MapInfo Discovery
employs Microsoft SQL Server database.  Using an enterprise level back end database ensures MapInfo Discovery will scale and perform based on customer and traffic needs. 

Viewers can sort the published maps on name, author or published/update date to quickly find maps. 

Any Map viewer has the option to copy the URL of a map to embed in presentations and documents or simply mail a link of a map to colleagues.

 
- MapInfo Discovery™ -

Provide every person in your organization with browser-access to any of your maps.

MapInfo Discovery™ is an enterprise browser-driven map catalog and map viewer application. It functions as an extension to MapInfo Professional®. The product is ideal for sharing maps within and between departments. Now colleagues, executives and constituents can easily access interactive maps showing the results of your analysis. It’s easy-to-use, requires no programming or Internet skills, and most importantly, increases the value of your MapInfo Professional® knowledge and expertise throughout the organization.


Enterprise Deployment Made Simple
 
Installing and using MapInfo Discovery™ is as easy as 1-2-3. Anyone who uses MapInfo Professional® can use MapInfo Discovery™. You create the maps as before, in MapInfo Professional®, then MapInfo Discovery™ helps you create a neatly organized catalog of your maps and related information. Setting up and maintaining the catalog is as easy as maintaining files on a Microsoft® Windows® PC. For each map in the catalog, you provide a title, description and category for your map. MapInfo Discovery™ automatically creates a thumbnail image that makes it easy to browse and search the catalog.

Viewers Have Easy Access 

All you do is provide your audience with a link/bookmark (created by Discovery™) to your map catalog. They can browse the catalog in their web browser and simply click on the map thumbnail or title they want to see. For each Map Published, users can: 

  • Zoom in/out or re-center the map to any location or zoom level

  • Get associated tabular or attribute information on any map object such as a point, a line or a region object like state boundary

  • Use the ruler tool to measure distance between two points

  • Use the side bar icon to display the associated side-bar information

  • View the Layer control – turn on/off layers and labels as desired

  • Search tool to quickly find and zoom to desired area in the map such as specific state/highway or a school

  • Use the zoom entire layer or map to get back to the map extents

  • Use the built in email program to send colleagues links to specific maps

  • Works in Tandem with MapInfo Professional® 

MapInfo Discovery™ works alongside MapInfo Professional®.  A typical department with several MapInfo Professional® users can share a single copy of MapInfo Discovery™ because it is licensed for the computer where the catalog resides. Each user could have the MapInfo Discovery™ extension installed and publish their map catalog to a shared server.
 

Hardware Requirements:

Server:
The Server can be deployed on any Microsoft Workstation or Server systems such as Windows NT, 2000,XP, Vista or even Windows 7. The only additional software that is required is IIS. IIS is provided free with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or 7. On Windows NT it can be found on the Option pack CD. 


Publisher: 
Any MapInfo Professional® user in the organization can install the publisher. It provides the ability to publish maps the Discovery server. The publisher integrates with and therefore requires MapInfo Professional® v11.5. 

Viewer: 
The viewer for Discovery™ is a standard web browser. Internet Explorer v8 or higher can be used for this purpose.

Try MapInfo Discovery for Free!

MapInfo Corporation has setup a live Discovery™ demo server where you can publish your test data.  If you are running MapInfo Professional® v6.5 or v7.0 you can try MapInfo Discovery™ to see just how simple it is to operate.



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