A very simple thing to do it so create a polygon. This is simple just marking out an area of the map which, as we will see in subsequent blog posts, we can then measure and manipulate.
In order to mark out the area you simply select the pointer icon which is the 3rd item along on a mapinfo drawing tool bar. You then select polygons and you can start marking out your area.
Each time you click on the map it will create a point and a straight line. You then need to click on the point at each point at which you want to change direction. Obviously a polygon needs to be joined or completed. There are a couple of ways you can finish your polygon, you either double click your left mouse button or click ESCAPE and the computer will automatically finish your polygon and complete the area.