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How to rotate North oriented Map [duplicate]

I want to rotate my North oriented point shapefile to 45%,is there any way to rotate it QGIS or Mapinfo? Thanks, RKM
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MapInfo/PlanWeb and Oracle to ArcGIS/GeoCortex Essentials and Oracle [closed]

As an organisation we currently use MapInfo desktop GIS (120 users) and PlanWeb intranet GIS (about 1000 users), both products of Pitney Bowes. We have about 15 core desktop GIS users who edit spatial ...
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In MapBasic, how do I allow a user to choose a folder?

I have used the FileOpenDlg() function to allow the user to choose a file. I would like to do the same thing to allow them to choose a folder so I can save files to the folder without the user having ...
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In MapBasic, how do I register a table in XLS format that has a different range from one execution to another?

I need my application to be able to register an XLS table that does not have a set range. One time it may be A2:AL10000, the next it may be A2:AL2000, etc. I have not seen this anywhere in the ...
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Map Basic. Where-clause in Select Statement

what is wrong with this statement? I recon the where-clause is the problem. Select * from "BEDIRECT_POT_" + vo_num, PLZ5_2012_bereinigt where "BEDIRECT_POT_" + vo_num.PLZ like ...
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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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MapInfo 11.5 - Zoom in Legends

Good afternoon ! With MapInfo v 11.5, we can use the zoom feature in a thematic map legend, so that it plays along with the map zoom (Release Notes: "The zoom feature uses a paper-based scale, so ...
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How to refer to Obj file when storing tab file name in a String variable?

I need to loop through tab files and use select, am doing the following: Dim file_name as string Dim file_name_obj as string file_name = area1 file_name_obj = area1.Obj am getting an ...
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Mapinfo appending TAB file error - multiple points appearing in the same location

I have two TAB files with identical table structures and when appending one to the other all appended points get placed in one location, however when I append them the other way round it works fine. ...
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In MapBasic, how do you place a user selected string from a FileOpenDlg() statement into an EditText field for use by a sub procedure?

I have created a custom menu that displays a dialog box when clicked on. I have made the "Browse" button to call a FileOpenDlg() statement. I want the file that the user selects to populate in the ...
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In MapBasic, how do I display a dialog box as the result of a menu item being clicked on?

I have created a menu item in MapBasic. I need to call a procedure to open a dialog box as the result of one of the menu items being selected. I believe I am having trouble declaring the sub ...
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Selecting an item with the mouse in MapBasic

This may seem relatively simple, but I'm pretty confused. I have written a mapbasic tool that does things to the table 'Selection' depending on user choices in a popup menu, but currently you need to ...
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MapInfo Thematic Mapping - All other values?

Relatively quick question here, how do I go about adding a style for all other values using individual value thematic mapping? Thanks, Alan
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OGR, writing TAB files, and BOUNDS

According to this: http://www.gdal.org/ogr/drv_mitab.html the TAB file writer sets default bounds, with the caveat that 'we should fix this'. Bounds causes issues with respect to coordinate ...
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Deleting duplicates from multiple tables

Using the delete duplicates tool is there a way in Mapbasic to have it run through a large number of tables, or do you have to manually select each table and run the tool? Cheers, Jon
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How best to share maps created in MapInfo Online

Does anyone know of a good free or low cost option for sharing Maps produced in mapinfo online? I would want up to 5 users to access the maps with a password and be able to turn layers / points on ...
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How to calculate length of feature in MapInfo

i Would like to calculate the Sum of pipe lengths in Mapinfo within a polygon. Any ideas?
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Trying to map numerous attributes on a map in MapInfo

Any help would be much appreciated for the following problem: Based on grouping postcode sectors together I have created 30 sales areas in the country. These sales areas have been made visible on the ...
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How do I combine many ECW files in MapInfo?

I have MapInfo 11.5.0.16 (I don't have ArcGIS) and I am trying to combine (in some sense) a large collection of ECW files. I can load one ECW at a time in MapInfo but I have very many. MapInfo ...
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MapInfo cannot save in MWS format

I'm using MapInfo 11.0.4 Release Build 404 Whenever I want to save a workspace file in the MapInfo workspace format (*.mws) it saves the file as expected and with the right file extension. However, ...
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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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Geo and Population Coverage Calculation

We are calculating Population and geocoverage in mapinfo. We have calculated population coverage as an area overlap. How do we calculate population coverage if we have population defined for each ...
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Automatically updating a table column with the name of table

Does anyone know a straightforward way in MapBasic to automatically update a table column with the name of the table the column exists in? Going from the MapBasic reference guide it seems the ...
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Mapinfo 10.5 and 8.5 compatibility? Unable to open TAB file

I have recently submitted some data to a client as a TAB file. They are using v8.5 and I am using v10.5, the data is just one .TAB (with the associated other files). And all the field types are ...
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Map Info Workspace problem

I have opened a workspace with a file on a CD and now it will only open when the CD is in the CD drive - I can't find a way around it - any help gratefully received , thanks
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MapInfo displays a JP2 raster weirdly - why?

We have some JP2 files created with FME 2013. They work just fine in ArcGIS, MapModeller and QGIS. But when viewing it in MapInfo (11.5) we get what looks rather like a 60's drug trip. Zooming in ...
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Does shapefile or MapInfo TAB have advantage as source format for OGR conversion to GeoJSON?

I'm relatively new to OGR and GIS in general. Most of the sources I look at give a choice of ESRI shapefile and MapInfo formats. I'm using ogr2ogr to convert these to GeoJSON for import into ...
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How do I build a custom menu to change preferences for a MapBasic application?

I would like to be able to input a few different tables for an application. I want to be able to set the path before the app runs. How do I create a preference box and what code do I use to call the ...
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Question about the TableInfo function in MapBasic

I have a problem I really can't seem to get my head around, MapInfo crashes when I try to run and if statement. I have pretty much exactly the same code in another sub to check for other things and ...
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How to share *.sql files between ArcGIS and MapInfo?

In Denmark many municipalities have the same provider of public data. These data are pushed to a local database – often a SQL Server. The DBMS layout is the same for all municipalities. When I create ...
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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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Question about subs in MapBasic

For some reason my sub isn't 'linking' in MapBasic, I'm pretty new to this, but why is the sub assuming it begins on line 110 rather than where it actually says sub? Thanks, Alan
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Mapinfo lat Long calculate

I have mapinfo table containing Columns: Lat Long 21.2563 40.1256 21.2565 40.1278 21.2567 40.1288 21.2569 40.1291 21.2571 40.1352 21.2578 40.1380 Now i want to calculate the whole distance ...
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Mapinfo workspace won't open

When I try to open my workspace file, renamed 'FILE' here, it gives this error: (FILE.wor:201) Found [)] while searching for [A string constant]. (FILE.wor:204) set is an invalid indentifier. ...
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Help exporting CSVs using MapBasic

I'm a beginner to MapBasic and I'm currently working on a tool, I want to export a table as a .csv either using Run Command or Export. I want to export it to a specific directory, for example ...
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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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Splitting a TAB file by attribute?

I have TAB file with LOADS of points. Each point as a unique ID and group assigned to it (ranging from 1-154). I'm wondering if there is an easy way to split this up into a TAB file for each group, ...
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Setting custom valid values to a MapInfo field?

I was wondering if it was possible in MapInfo to set valid values for a field, e.g a field called material and only valid values being BIT, CON or STO? I have a basic knowledge of MapBasic. Thanks, ...
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Can shapefiles be converted to .TAB files? [duplicate]

I read this response to this question, "Yes, if you have access to MapInfo, you can directly read Shapefiles (as .shp is an "open" format) and save it as TAB files!" Once it is saved as a .TAB, are ...
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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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MapInfo .tab file to .shp file intersecting polygons

I've received data from a contractor, they have provided it in both MapInfo tab file and shp file format. When I check the regions in MapInfo using the Check Regions tool one overlap between two ...
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MapInfo TEXT in SQLite

I´m trying to add a TAB-file containing text-objects to a SQLIte database. I´ve already added points, lines and polygons, but when I try to add texts I get an error - something about an erroneous ...
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Why don't some layers line up afer converting Mapinfo TAB to Shapefile?

I have 6 MapInfo layers / TAB files which I need to convert to ESRI ShapeFiles, preferably using QGIS. When a colleague opens these in MapInfo 10, they all look fine and line up correctly. When I open ...
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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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Legend not scaling with the map in Mapinfo

I have a problem with the legend designer, when I produce an A0 plot the legend does not scale up with the map.
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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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PROJ.4 custom projection that is Transverse Mercator with Affine post-process

I am trying to define some of my local TMAF grids in PROJ.4 so I can reproject points between the local grid and MGA95 and/or WGS84. For these grids I have the MapInfo CoordSys clause which defines a ...
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MapInfo License Server - Can It Serve Multiple Versions of MapInfo

I have a MapInfo License Server Utility that serves 30+ MI v10.5 concurrent licenses across my organisation. v11.5 has now landed on my desk (with new serial numbers and access codes), so can I ...
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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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How to convert shapefile to mapinfo file preserving special characters?

I have to convert a bunch of shapefiles to mapinfo files on a machine without a MapInfo license, so I am using ogr2ogr to perform this task. The problem is that when opening the mapinfo files in ...