MapInfo Pro is fast. It uses spatial indexing as well as tabular indexing to speed up tabular (non-map) and map queries. It also has a truly superior ability to align coincident maps on screen on-the-fly, even if the map layers have dramatically different map projections and coordinates. On the other hand, no one’s ever satisfied […]
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Geocoding is making data “mappable”. This can include several processes:
Matching records in two databases, one with address information but no lat/long data and a second, with that data.
Geocoding software links records in the two databases by matching text fields: e.g., zip codes, street names and address numbers.
Typically, after geocoding, your data contains its own position information and can be mapped without the reference street map or address dictionary.