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MapInfo Professional Course


MapInfo Professional is a desktop geographic information system (GIS) software product produced by Pitney Bowes Software (formerly MapInfo Corporation) and used for mapping and location analysis. 

This course will help participant(s) start with MapInfo Software and how to use MapInfo efficiently and tasks that you could achieve from it. Participant(s) will be able to visualize, analyze, edit, interpret, understand and output data to reveal relationships, patterns, and trends. MapInfo allows users to explore spatial data within a dataset, symbolize features, and create maps.

Course objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, the participant(s) will gain skills not limited to:

  • GIS functions, applications, and components
  • Database organization
  • Creation of new tables work with raster layers
  • Importing external databases and join tables
  • Management of attributes and perform SQL selections
  • Management of raster and vector layers
  • Advanced skills in creating vectorial data

Target group

Open to all


Basics in computing science


 5 days

Training content

Module I: Introduction

Introduction to GIS

How GIS works

The main GIS functions, applications, and components

Presentation of MapInfo software

MapInfo and adds-on presentation

The interface presentation

Databases organization

The vector objects definition (point, polyline, and polygon)

Module II: Getting started with MapInfo

Open / Save / Close a MapInfo document (.wor)

Create a new workspace and open a MapInfo table

Navigate in the different windows, menus, and tools

Navigate in the map and attribute windows

Display coordinates

Measure a distance

Where is the projection of a MapInfo table?

Interaction between geometry and attribute data set

Create a new MapInfo table from a selection

Module III: Standard manipulations

The layers and legends control

The layer DRAW

Labels (display objects’ attributes data on the map)

Create a legend

Thematic analysis (simple functions)

Page layout

Work with raster layers

Open raster imagery

 Raster management within MapInfo

Logical raster layers

Import external databases, table join

Analysis and modification of the structure of a table by adding new fields

Import of Microsoft Excel data (.xls)

Join between 2 tables (2 methods)

Attributes management, SQL selections


Queries and SQL selection in MapInfo

Thematic analysis, advanced setup, advanced labels/export

Module IV: Advanced Raster and Vector data management

Add Microsoft BING Maps and OpenStreetMap

Georeferencing raster imagery

Advanced queries and SQL selections

Know how with SQL queries

Filter information

Column updates

Link 2 tables (dynamic)

Crossing SQL queries on 2 MapInfo tables

Grouping data


Advanced SQL language and queries (attributes and spatial)

Table merging.

Advanced digitalization

Module V: Advanced creation of vectorial data (MAP CAD)

Verification of data

CAD databases

Import and structure AUTOCAD datasets (DXF / DWG)

External database

How MapInfo handle external relational external database (Microsoft Access, PostGIS)

Easy loader tool

Connect a Microsoft Access database

Connect a PostgreSQL / PostGIS database

 Mapping RDBMS tables



The instructor-led training is delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +250 789 621 067 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B  13th July 2020.

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Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 20-07-2020
Event End Date 24-07-2020
Cut off date 13-07-2020
Individual Price(rwanda franc) R₣ 600,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 878
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,000
Location Kigali,Rwanda
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