Excellent and easy to use.
February 16, 2018

Excellent and easy to use.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MapInfo Pro

I have used MapInfo extensively for a good few years and it's my go-to product for any significant GIS requirements I may have. In previous roles, I have used it to plan, manage and track exploration drilling campaigns and infrastructure construction. Currently, I use to plan environmental investigations for which it is fairly useful.

Other previous uses have been for conversion of GIS formats and gridding of soil assay results.
  • Gridding
  • Format conversions
  • Import of data is easy
  • Number of files for each workspace is numerous
  • Interface could be more user-friendly
  • Number of bugs, though few
  • Tracking of drilling programmes
  • Gridding of data in the field
  • Saves time on hand drawing maps
I find ArcGIS more comprehensive but with a more confusing interface; however this may be because I learned MapInfo first. Surfer and Global Mapper do more specific things better; but MapInfo is a good overall product for sophisticated GIS.
Very suitable for any project where geographic data needs to be analysed or presented in a digestible format.

There is more easy to use software for 3D and terrain work. For drilling data the plug in is limited and slightly clumsy in its execution although it is possible to draw the trace, snap to terrain and colour depending on geology, assay results, etc.