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Techniques for reducing a MapInfo TAB's file size without losing too much integrity?

What are some techniques for reducing a MapInfo TAB's file size without losing too much integrity? The file needs to be reduced for use, not sharing (i.e. zipping).
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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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plotting a map of north greenland in R

My knowledge in GIS and R is again tested when I want to map a small part of northern Greenland (called Washington Land) in R (and plot analysis data on top later). I've managed to plot it with ...
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Will MapInfo only read PostGIS data that has been loaded via EasyLoader?

NMZ says in this thread that MapInfo will only read data in PostGIS that has been loaded by MapInfo's EasyLoader. I wasn't sure if this was still the case so I've loaded data into postgis via ogr2ogr ...
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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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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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How to color symbols by data in MapInfo?

In MapInfo 10.0, how can I quickly colorize point symbols according to a field in the data table, without creating a new map? My data is just longitude, latitude and time, and I'd like to colorize the ...
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Convert SHP to MIF/MID

I am new to GIS and QGIS software. is there a batch convert function to convert shape files to mif/mid files? I can do this individually but is time consuming? I have seen similar functions on here ...
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MapInfo and large GIS data

I have a very large map file (.TIF) and a large DTM file (.GRD). When I add them to my layers in MapInfo I get a .TAB file. When my Map / DTM are visible MapInfo works and responds really slow and ...
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ogr2ogr - Lost projection when converting geojson to MapInfo Tab

I have the following geojson that I would like to convert to MapInfo tab with ogr2ogr: ogr2ogr -f "MapInfo Tab" output.tab input.geojson geojson: { "type":"FeatureCollection", "crs":{ "...
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Converting arcs to straight line segments?

I have a large number of geometries, currently stored in Oracle, some of which contain arc segments. I need to convert these geometries into LRS (Linear Referencing System) format so I would like to ...
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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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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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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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postgis table - shapefile - mapinfo file [closed]

I have a .tab file with a ridiculous amount of columns (96). One of my colleagues at my new job wanted to update them manually one by one. I told him I could do that in an easier way using PostGIS. So ...
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If-then expression in Mapinfo label expressions

Firstly this is similar to If-Then Label Expression BUT I need this for Mapinfo. So I want to do the following in Mapinfo in the label expression box in ver 12. if RuralAdd='R': address=St_No + " ; ...
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Dashes instead of “to” in mapinfo thematic legend

The thematic legends for ranges are automatically set to the word "to", for example "10 to 20" "20 to 30" etc. I need to write it with a dash instead: "10-20", "20-30". Can I change the default ...
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Mapinfo 15.2 Labeler tool

I'm trying to locate labeler tool in MapInfo Pro 15.2, but the tool is missing from the installation folder (I already checked the Program Files(x86) folder as well). There's no trace of it anywhere. ...
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Sql Query for percent of buffer filled with objects

Hi I am trying to write a query to find the percentage of a buffer polygon (Called 250_Buffer) that is filled with or contains other polygons in another layer (Called Development) any help that you ...
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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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Connecting to PostGIS from MapInfo

I'm using MapInfo 15.2 64-bit and I am trying to connect a PostGIS database to display it in MapInfo. I am using PostgreSQL 9.5 with PostGIS 2.2.2. I have seen all kind of suggestions on different ...
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Update column/Join in QGIS similar Mapinfo

Looking somewhat similar to UPDATE COLUM option ( for join) MapInfo in QGIS. This exists ?
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Converting KML to TAB while maintaining the path to and name of embedded image

I have a number of kml files that have images linked in them. When I try to convert them to tab using FME/UniversalTranslator/QGIS/GlobalMapper I get a tab file which has the spatial location of the ...
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For Each loop over an Array in MapBasic?

.NET C# developer here. Trying to figure out MapBasic with the IDE for the first time. It's shall we say...a different experience to C# in Visual studio. I have a ButtonPad with a button that calls ...
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Help plotting lat and long coordinates

I have a set of lat and long coordinates whihc i have uploaded to be a table in mapinfo (the latest one) as you can tell i'm not much of a GIS wizz. I can't seemingly plot these coordinates in London ...
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Opening MPK file with other than ArcGIS?

Is there anyway to open a .mpk file with MapInfo? Or do just need to buy a second GIS program (ArcMap)?
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ogr2ogr + MapInfo TAB + SQLite (SpatiaLite) = unicode problems

I'm adding MapInfo TAB files to SQLite (SpatiaLite) database using those arguments: ogr2ogr -f "SQLite" dataset.sqlite somelayer.tab -dsco spatialite=yes Source file somelayer.tab have ...
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Question about BNG coordinate systems

I'm historically a user of MapInfo Professional but have recently started using FME and have been talked into now testing out a copy of QGIS. The main problem I've come across is that the coordinate ...
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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 ...
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How to find most frequent values?

Entry layers: polygons - no attributes (columns/values), points - needed attributes (columns/values) How to get this result?: polygon layer with attribute (column/value) of most often (most frequent -...
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Creating polygons from points in Mapinfo

I have a huge number of points(co-ordinates), from which I am required to draw a polygon in Mapinfo. This required polygon is a square of 200m size. All I have now is the left side lower end of the ...
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Coordinates of raster image from .TAB file

I have got a raster image (tif) from a mapping site and an associated .TAB file. I am trying to correctly map it into CAD/3d model - which I know is set up to the correct coordinates. The .TAB file ...
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Creating DEM after converting MapInfo tab files to ArcGIS Desktop? [duplicate]

How do I create DEM for contours after converting MapInfo tab files to ArcGIS and how do I convert toposheet tab file to ArcGIS?
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Is it possible to retrieve thematic layer information for a Layer in Mapbasic?

I found this code windowinfo(FrontWindow(), WIN_INFO_CLONEWINDOW) This function gives information (mapbasic) about the front Map window which can be used to regenerate the map. Is there any ...
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Does mapbasic support function overloading?

I am creating application with mapbasic. Now that it's been some time with mapbasic I found that the language is very fundamental and does not support functionality that I took for granted in Java or ...
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How to combine MapInfo tab files into one spatialite DB?

I have many folders, each with a collection of MapInfo tab files (each folder has the same table names). For each folder I want to merge the tab files into one spatialite DB. My current method is to ...
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How to draw lines of specified lengths in specified directions in Mapinfo?

I have an Excel file with the following data: 1) longitude and latitude which represents a point 2) Angle which represents where line turns from North 3) length of line. Is is possible to draw ...
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How to add custom Icon to buttons on buttonpads in mapinfo?

I have made buttons with icons availabe in mapinfo but now i want to add custom icon. Is it possible my code is as follows: Include "icons.def" Declare Sub Main Declare Sub button_prompt Sub ...
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Finding text object variable names in MapInfo/MapBasic

In MapBasic you can create a text object in a layout window by using the "Create text" statement. You can also use the same statement to update this object. I am working on a tool that creates ...
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Using FME to draw polygons around roads using aerial photography

I am trying to use FME to draw polygons around the extents of road using aerial imagery. I have a Road Centreline table that I have buffered 5m and put this through a RasterGCPClipper so only the ...
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How can I Create Line Feature using two separate point features in MapInfo

I have two MapInfo Tab files as Point feature. both the layer have the same unique ID. what I was trying to do is to connect both point using the same ID as a Line feature. so the end result will be "...
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Using specific ODBC connection when writing to SQL?

I am currently writing an output file that is generated using some Mapbasic Code into a MS SQL Database: Dim SQL_output_tablename as String SQL_output_tablename = """dbo"""&"."&"""...