MapBasic is a programming language for creation of additional tools and functionality for the MapInfo geographical information system.

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Copying objects to existing records in MapInfo

This should be fairly simple but I think I'm missing something... I have two tables of similar structure with corresponding data in them (i.e. same number of rows, rows have the same IDs). The main ...
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Definitions and limitations of MapInfo TAB file objects

I am working on a MapInfo plugin to convert MapInfo files to GeoJSON files. I am having trouble matching up the object types of the two formats. Each GeoJSON object type is described in the ...
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Converting MapInfo TAB to GeoJSON

Is there an easy way to convert MapInfo TAB files into GeoJSON? I am working on a web-based mapping system which will use GeoJSON to transfer data. I also use MapInfo and would like to be able to ...
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Create closest-distance line in MapInfo

As part of a larger program (basically a remake and extension of DistanceCalc) I want to programmatically create a line between the two closest points of two regions in MapInfo. The ObjectDistance ...
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Finding the type of object in MapBasic (MapInfo)

I am trying to write a MapBasic function to check whether or not an object can be used with the Overlap/AreaOverlap functions - I need to tell whether it's a closed shape or a line/arc/point/text ...