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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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Create collection from selected objects

I have a table with a series of objects in it. Each record has a reference number but these numbers are NOT unique - e.g. there are two records with reference "01" and each of them has a different ...
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How to read MapInfo .tab files in ArcPy?

I want to use arcpy (the ESRI install of python 2.65) to analyse tab files...can this be done directly or do I need to convert them to shp files...if so would it be possible to do something like ...
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Line start and end nodes: determining what is a junction

I have a layer of points and polylines and want to determine which points are road junctions. I currently have all start and end nodes within 3m of my road network as a layer. However I cannot ...
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FME - MapInfo to File Geodatabase Conversion Project

I'm about to start a big project converting 25,000 MapInfo files to File Geodatabase. I'm using FME to process the files. I want FME to search all files in a directory (and subdirectories). When ...
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How do you change the editing capabilities on a MapInfo .Tab file?

When I load a .Tab file into QGIS I am unable to make changes to it. The information on the MetaData Tab reads the following: "Editing Capabilities of this layer: Add Attributes, Fast Access to ...
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How to export .mdb file to shapefile?

I have received some GIS files, in .mdb format. Is it possible to project this .mdb file onto my map; say by converting it into shapefile etc? In Mapinfo Professional, i could open this .mdb file ...
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How to obtain statistics within a Buffer/Catchment in MapInfo?

I need to calculate the population statistics within a 10 minute drivetime catchment from a point and within 1 Km Buffer from a point in MapInfo, how can I do that can someone please elaborate? I have ...
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bulk save mapinfo tab files with new projection

Is there a way to builk convert mapinfo files to a new projection (and output in the same mapinfo format) without using the mapinfo sdk? I did look into ogr2ogr but I couldn't get it to work even ...
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What are some GIS outlets for my open source MapBasic utility module and library?

I'm actively developing a MapBasic module that provides additional MBX programming functionality by wrapping .NET 4.0 and Win32 API calls in easy to use MapBasic functions and subs. MB_Utils acts as ...
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How do I define a bounding box within a WFS-request?

I need to get some data from via a WFS connection but due to the sheer size of the data, it takes for ever to load into Qgis or MapInfo. MapInfo has a feature which allows you to restrict the wfs ...
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Alternatives to Business Analyst, AnySite/MapInfo, and Sites To Do Business?

This is a very general question and I hope it is ok. I've been "Googling" and can't find much. I work at a shop that currently uses MapInfo + AnySite to do real estate site analysis. I generate ...
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How can I improve multi-core processor utilization % in Mapinfo?

What would be the best way to get large tasks to run in MapInfo without booking all afternoon for a few split and merge queries? I have two quad-core processors in a Win7 machine, but mapinfo will ...
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How to buffer a point by cardinal distances to create a polygon?

I am trying to buffer a point by distances in a table to create a polygon or line for example For a point with known x,y buffer based on the following radius: North= 20m East= 21.5m South= 14m West= ...
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Mouse unclick event in mapbasic?

How can I respond to mouse unclick in mapinfo using mapbasic? Is there any event triggered when the mouse in unclicked? For example at the end of drawing a line when the mouse button is released.
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MapInfo very slow to start-up

MapInfo v10.5 is used across my organsiation by dozens of users as a thick client installation. A small group of users have started to have an issue whereby the time taken for a new session of ...
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Polyline “breakage” calculation in MapInfo?

I am a novice MapInfo user, with a basic to moderate knowledge of queries and SQL. My work entails doing risk assessments for shipping traffic based on AIS-tracks (radio-based vessel information ...
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How can I change object image in MapInfo using MapBasic?

I need to change the image of the objects which are in the Selection Table using MapBasic functions. When I say "Image" I mean point object icon on the map.
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How to use ECW images with MapInfo?

I'm wondering if there is a way to use ECW images in MapInfo without having to 'register' the image as I bring it in? I mean, ECW images are already rectified (well the ones I use for GIS are anyway) ...
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MapInfo Bing Aerial resolution/scale

I am using MapInfo to display some Bing aerial photos. It seems as if it is using the wrong scale of imagery - they look blurred, as if the image has been enlarged. Is there a way to force it to use ...
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Recommendations for creating contour map from depth points

I am trying to put together a safe routes map for a local lake. I have an old paper map that has a grid of various depths as points. I would like to draw contour lines through these points and create ...
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MapInfo 12 Legend settings

Does anyone know how (if) I can set the defaults within Legend Designer? I want my rectangles for each layer to default to a 20x20 square, not a rectangle. At the moment I have to change it manually ...
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FME - How to write all attributes when multiple source files have the same name?

I am using FME to write all the MapInfo TAB files in a directory and it's subdirectories to a File Geodatabase. I'm using dynamic readers and dynamic writers as I don't know the geometry or schema of ...
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Symbology for Open Street Map [OSM] Data in MapInfo [tab] format

I have shapefiles for the different SOM layers which I have translated into TABs but I am now trying to symbolise them in a similar style to OSM online. Is there a way to easily apply the OSM ...
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How do I snip/split polylines at chainages?

What is the best way to snip/split lines at chainages? E.g I have a csv with the uniq ID of the polyline item and a start and end chainage. I want to extract the lines between the chainages stated. ...
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1944 Cyprus Grid coordinate data projection problem in MapInfo

I have coordinate data from the 1944 British Army General Staff, Geographical Section (GSGS) Cyprus map which was cast on the Cassini projection, but was referenced to the Clarke 1880 ellipsoid where ...
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Whats going on with Mapinfo these days?

I have not touched Mapinfo for a good 2-3 years. (Think it was 7.5 back then, around the time it got aquired by Pitney Bowes) I found it a great package, particularly with Vertical Mapper and ...
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Drawing a circle of a given area in MapInfo

I would like to draw a circle in MapInfo exactly 0.9Ha in area. I've done it by working out the corresponding radius should be, drawing a circle of arbitrary size, double clicking on it and then ...
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Converting .kml file to .tab (Map info) format

If I have saved polygons as a (.kml) Google Earth File and I want to draw it in MapInfo, is there a tool to do this ? If not, how can be it be made using MapBasic?
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St_buffer width issues

I am using postgres with postgis for spatial data and ArcGIS for visualisation. I am really confused regarding what units the st buffer function uses because when I insert just the value 1 as ...
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Convert MapInfo - MapBasic Script into Python

I have a mapbasic script that divides an irregular polygon into smaller polygons of 1 hectare each. Would anyone help me to convert the following into an arcpy python script. ' This program ...
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How to export vectors from QGIS to MapInfo?

I am trying to save some vector lines that I made in QGIS (1.8 Lisboa) to a format that can be added to MapInfo Professional 6.0 (ancient version I know..). When I save the vector to a Mapinfo ...
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Fully automating a workspace to create maps with different file names but same information?

I have a lot of maps (over 600) to create. They all contain the same column titles and the layouts will be the same. I don't want to have to go through and repeat the same process everytime, I would ...
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find and Calculate centroid within polygon either in ArcMap or in MapInfo

How can i calculate single/multiple centroid(point) within polygon either in Arcmap or in MapInfo. Both object(point, polygon) are in defferent layer. Pls suggest..... Thanks
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Can MapInfo Professional use data direct from a File Geodatabase?

Esri released its File Geodatabase API in mid 2011, and it seems that QGIS via GDAL's OGR FileGDB Driver added support for the File Geodatabase within about a year. By support, I mean simply being ...
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Add points for every 100 m at polyline (QGIS/Mapinfo)

I have a polyline and want to set points for every 100 m. And if possible, with unique values for each point, 100, 200, 300 etc. Can it be done? The QGIS-plugin, Sextante algoritmes "v.to points" ...
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What is a seamless table?

A client has asked me to provide a dataset in seamless table format. Could anybody describe to me what a seamless table is? I understand that it is a format used by mapinfo, but can I create a ...
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Determining gaps in polylines and identifying continuing sections?

Is there a relatively quick way to identify where gaps < a certain size are present between polyline? E.g. would there be an easy way to join line likes the ones in the below image if the gap was ...
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How to use non-native spatial data from MS SQL Server with ogr2ogr?

I have some tables in MS SQL Server (2012) with WKT string columns. I want to export these data to a MapInfo tab file. Currently I am using the following command: ogr2ogr -f "MapInfo File" ...
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Getting number of tables loaded with integrated mapping

I am integrating a MapInfo map into a form in an Access database. I am trying to find out the number of tables loaded but NumTables() and MapperInfo() are both getting "unrecognized command" errors. ...
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How do I use WMS in mapinfo 10.0?

Is there any way that I could use google maps or bing map or other free map provider as WMS?
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Where does MapInfo store its Coordinate Systems?

When choosing a projection in MapInfo, there is a large list of available coordinate systems. Where is the file that stores these and is it easily editable?
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MapInfo 10.5.1 Update and MS Access Database

I am having problems with a database that I have developed. The data uses MapInfo for any of the spatial parts of it. I installed the update to MapInfo 10.5.1 and I now get an error when I am trying ...
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Why doesn't copying values from MapInfo info tool boxes work properly?

As above. When I press ctrl + c, it doesn't always copy the value, I usually end up pressing ctrl + c 5 times to ensure it copies. Is there a way to fix this?
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How do I load mapinfo mid/mif into geopandas?

I suspect this is a trivial question to answer but how do I load mapinfo mid/mif files into geopandas? While it's trivial to load and manipulate .shp files, I can't work out what code to use: Here's ...
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How to set ODBC connection in MapBasic

i am trying to set code for ODBC connection in Mapbasic. Instead of using Username and password i wanted to set code for Window authentication.my sample code is Register table "tablename" Type ODBC ...
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Does the MapInfo centroid function guarantee a centroid within the polygon?

I wish to calculate the centroids of a large number of building polygons in OS MasterMap using MapInfo. MapInfo calculates the centroid using the object's Minimum Bounding Rectangle. Theoretically ...
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Selecting lines occupying identical positions in MapInfo or QGIS

I have two shapefiles from a client, one is their entire network (complete with unique IDs) and another a selection I need. However the selection file does not have unique IDs but the entire one does. ...
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How to save a QGIS workspace with database link for offline use?

Is it possible to save current workspace of QGIS for offline usage like in mapinfo? My workspace has link to database. and when I reopen workspace unlink in mapinfo it can't open it.
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Converting ArcGIS style (symbology) to font for MapInfo/OpenGeo?

This is related to Retain ESRI symbology in Mapinfo TAB As a workaround I am wondering if I can save all my ESRI symbology from the lyr files created using the script below to an ESRI style sheet and ...