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Mapinfo : How to cut a raster with a vector layer?

With mapinfo 12, i would like cut my raster layer .tab with one of my vector layer. How to do this basic task with mapinfo? Is it possible with mapinfo to convert .tab raster table toward any ...
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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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Build Polygons from Polylines

I have to build the polygons from some polylines it is an area like a main land(with some boundaries) and some islands around it,islands are building polygons and main land is missing,when i have ...
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Query MapInfo TAB Files

My company currently uses MapInfo Professional to map our client's addresses into territories. I have been asked to figure out a mechanism to do the same thing but real-time via a web service call. ...
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Saving spatial reference of MapInfo TAB-file to file (like .prj)

I have some MapInfo TAB-file and I'd like to save spatial reference to .prj-file. How it can be done?
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Escaping spaces in paths for use in batch file

I am making a MapInfo program in MapBasic. I am calling OGR2OGR in order to convert some files. To do this I am generating a batch file and then running it. My code looks something like this: RunStr =...
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How to run query in mapbasic?

I made a Query in Mapbasic like : Dim query As String query = "Select * from some_table" How to run query to form table? Is it possible to save selected value in variable without forming table?
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How to handle select query to return numeric value?

I have the following select Query : Dim count As Integer Select count(*) as mycount from some_table into temp_table Fetch First From temp_table count = some_table.mycount But it sends error: ...
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How to take object style (pen, brush, symbol) in MapBasic?

How can I take style from existing object? Brush from region, symbol from point? In MapBasic documentation and in Google I can find only how to change object's style but can't find how to take it.
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Import vector PDF into MapInfo

Is it possible to import a PDF with vector layers into MapInfo as vector layers? If yes, how would I go about doing this?
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Alias variable in MapBasic

I'm having a bit of trouble with the Alias variable in MapBasic. In short, I have a table where I was to group by a specific column. Then I want to run through each unique value from the grouped table ...
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MapInfo legend editing for right to left text

I work with some right to left text (Arabic, Hebrew) and I would like the legend to be from right to left instead of the current left to right. Is there any way of doing this in MapInfo? Thanks! -K
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Performing weighted overlay analysis in MapInfo?

I want to prepare a landslide zone map using weighted overlay analysis. Is there a tool in MapInfo to do weighted overlay as in ArcGIS?
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Opening MapInfo .TAB file containing text objects in QGIS?

Whenever I try to open a MapInfo .TAB file that contains text objects in QGIS, the text objects are converted to point objects. Any help, please?
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How can I create individual directional point symbols in MapInfo?

I have a point tab file where one of the attributes is a 0-360 direction. I want to create an arrow symbol for each point with the arrow pointing in the direction listed for that point in the table. ...
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How to create a layered PDF document using MapInfo version 12.5

I am wanting to create an interactive PDF layer using a MapInfo workspace where by layers can be turned on and off in the pdf. I also have a large aerial image I would like included in the pdf . Any ...
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Mapinfo 12.5.1 (64 bit) failing to call *.xlsx workbooks

My company have upgraded to to Mapinfo 12.5.1 (64-bit) this week. It fails to open tables that call *.xlsx files. Those that call *.xls files have no problem. The error for *.xlsx files is as follows: ...
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Using FME to convert a MapInfo TAB to GML with style attributes

I have a FME transformer that converts MapInfo TAB files to GML. What I would like is for the pen colour, pattern and width information to be brought across to the GML somehow. It really doesn't ...
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Labeling in MapInfo using expressions

How do I do this? Columns - Sitecode Acres 271730-001 .75 271730-002 .50 I'm trying to label objects by multiplying the Acres column by "2.5". As an ...
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2 shape files plots together in a GIS, but not in R

I tried plotting these two files and a set of points (dropbox folder) in QGIS and MapInfo. They align pretty good (not perfect though). But in R, only the data from www.naturalearthdata.com can plot ...
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Dialog Table Name Prompt Error In MapBasic_Mapbasic

I am trying to prompt the Table name from the opened tables and to use it in the rest of the program, but what i get is (Table (i) is not open) after clicking ok the Sub Procedure is below, please ...
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Keep column titles when exporting SQL query in MapInfo

Is there a way to keep column titles when exporting a query in MapInfo as a csv or a new tab. This is my result: And my export looks like this: It's not a major issue, I jus like saving myself ...
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Strange results

I am getting a strange error within GIS, when using the internal MapInfo Select query for objects. SELECT featurecode, area(obj,"sq km"),theme, DescriptiveGroup,count(*) from ...
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Cannot save symbol style in Mapinfo

I've read the User Guide, I've tried Google searches with every term I can think of, but I cannot figure out how to make MapInfo 11.5 save a new symbol style without saving a copy of the table! I've ...
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Convert MapInfo .TAB to Latitude and Longitude Points

I have been given MapInfo data with .TAB, .MAP, .ID and .DAT files and I am wanting to convert this information into latitude and longitude points. The goal is to have a set of latitude and longitude ...
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Label inside top left corner of polygons using MapInfo Professional?

Does anyone know of a tool or procedure to automatically place a label in the corner of a polygon, rather than at the centroid? I am using Mapinfo and know that I can manually place the label there,...
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How to create a circular sector in Mapinfo?

I want to build a tool that creates a cell sector from data like that below. The sector diagram should be like the second picture. The first picture shows a Mapinfo tab file with the required fields ...
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Which version of mapbasic to use for maximum interoperability with different mapinfo versions?

The oldest mapbasic download offered by pbinsight these days seems to be version 9.5. I wonder can all subsequent versions of mapinfo run compiled code written with this? If so, is an older (and ...
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Is it possible to create Thematic Maps using two columns in Mapinfo?

I have created Thematic map with one column in Mapinfo. Is it possible to create Thematic Map using two columns in Mapinfo? For Example: I have a column with name of place and a column with date. ...
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Positional changes bewteen MapInfo 7 and 10

I have just come across something bizarre and I can't explain it. I have programs for creating grid squares and for converting points to polygons based on an OS grid reference [GB BNG]. Recently we ...
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Printing at scale using MapInfo?

Using MapInfo 12.5, I want to be able to print a property at a set scale - say 1:1000 or 1:5000. What is the easiest way to do it? I want to be able to show a Scale Bar so that the user can ...
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Extracting coordinates from mapinfo map window [closed]

I didn't have time to go the field to collect GPS coordinates but I have knowledge from the map where the boundary of the land of nearly 20000 hectares will follow and therefore I wish to extract ...
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AutoCAD 3D (2014) conveting a TIN to ASC

I am using LIDAR asc files to generate a large storm water catchment area which I would like to then combine with some survey work including river Bathymetry to actually combine the data to have one ...
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Tool or program to clean polygon dataset

I have a polygon dataset (shapefile, mapinfo tab file) which I would like to "clean" to be topologically correct. The polygons are assigned an ID which represents a specific class. For example ID 3 is ...
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Geotiffs not displaying colour correctly in MapInfo

I'm trying to open geotiffs I made in ArcGIS 10.2 in MapInfo 12.5. They open in MapInfo in the right location but displayed on a blue colour scale. These should be colourful RGB images. Trying to ...
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Creating a thematic map where individual values are displayed as colors and range values are displayed as shades of those colors

I am trying to create the following thematic map using Mapinfo professional: I have point data that is displayed as a grid. I need to create a thematic map where I show two fields - one representing ...
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Run the Sub procedure by selecting an object from the map

In Mapbasic made custom menu selected item to run sub procedure, what i want to make the Sub procedure to be ready to run by selecting an object from the map and run again by selecting another object,...
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GIS Area question

I am running this Sum(Area(obj, "sq km")), area(obj,"sq km"), count(*) from a table Now both areas are not the same for the objects. What one is correct? On a created layer with 1 object I made, ...
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I have a WKT How can i put it to MAPINFOW.prj file [closed]

I have this WKT file: PROJCS["PRS92 / Philippines zone 3" ,GEOGCS["PRS92" ,DATUM["D_Phillipine_Reference_System_1992" ,SPHEROID["Clarke_1866",6378206.4,294.9786982138982]] ,PRIMEM["Greenwich",0] ,...
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Interactive Exports from GIS

I'm looking for suggestions of interactive exports from GIS software. The need for this research is that many of our customers either do not have access to GIS or the knowledge to use it. One method ...
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MapInfo Professional 11.5 sample data

would you be able to point me in the direction of finding a copy of the sample data that comes on the CD's for learning MapInfo Professional 11.5?
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MapInfo cannot join after deleted some rows with “del”

I tried to join my table with another one, with the update column. But it gives me an error, that it cannot be updated. Actually it does update the table to a certain point. I deleted some rows ...
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ArcGIS equivalent of “Update Selection Set”

In MapInfo's MapBasic window I can perform a mass update of a field in a selection by entering UPDATE SELECTION SET TYPE = "APARTMENT". How do I do that in ArcGIS now that I have a selection?
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...