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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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What is geometry datatype?

What are the basic that one should know about geometry datatype? How is it computed ? Why do we need geometry data type? Edit: I wanted to know why there is a different datatype called geometry. Is ...
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update spatial data from excel to ms-sql server 2008

I have 1000's of data with 50's of column. It is point data. The data is in MS-SQL server.Now each day I need to load 100's of data similar in structure. How can I achieve it ? I tried to append ...
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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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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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Closing Visual Basic Dialog From Mapbasic?

How to close visual basic application from mapinfo using mapbasic? The visual basic application was ran using - Run Program
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Different in distance measurements in MapBasic/MapInfo

I am trying to make a custom ToolButton but I am having some problems getting correct measurements. I have drawn a line (using the normal line tool) and set its length to 1000m. (Double-clicking it ...
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Dialog statement

I am trying to write a code which has dialog including such as toggle button, edittext, pushbutton, popupmenu, etc. I have no problem with all, but when the dialog screen which is named "Find Name" ...
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How to update a Mapinfo layer at certain time intervalls?

I have point which represents stress signal. The signal changes at certain time. How do I implement this in mapinfo ? I did this using time() function and increment it to certain seconds but whole ...
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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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Get EditText value with event handler in MapBasic

I have a dialog in MapBasic that includes an EditText control, a PopupMenu control and a button. When the user presses the button a sub is called. In this sub I would like to get the values of the ...
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Mapinfo incorrect polyline (boundary) map to region conversion

How to solve issue regarding incorrect boundary to region conversion? I have boundary map plotted on cosmetic layer when I convert it to region it results in line with overlap to other region. The two ...
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How to add close action to buttonpad and dialog?

I am making mapinfo addon and I am having problem with close action of buttonpads. How to add close action to dialog and buttonpad so that we can execute certain action on close of buttonpad or ...
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Check if an object is empty in mapbasic

I have mapbasic code that manipulates the obj-column in a point-table. Some rows doesn't have any geometry so the obj-column is empty. My question is how to check if there is no object? All the ...
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Developing Web Application For Map

I have huge data of maps usually most of the table are co-ordinates and the other are raster maps stored in SQL server 2008 and PostGres Server. I am using desktop application to analyse the data. ...
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How to locate 'symbols' by means of grid cells in MapInfo?

I am new to Mapinfo and GIS in general, but I have a new job in a company that works with maps and GPS and now I am being trained. My question, and I have looked a lot and I couldn't find anything, ...
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Persistent settings in MapInfo programs

I have a couple of MapInfo programs that use external EXEs for some functionality (e.g. ogr2ogr for layer conversion and OV2 Tools for satnav data output). In my programs I would like to have a ...
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50cm imagery - aerial or satellite?

The area of interest is 1450 km2. My options are: 50cm newly collected aerial natural color imagery for $28,300 OR 50cm recent archival satellite imagery (includes near IR band) for $20,600 The ...
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How to use custom symbols in mapinfo?

Is it possible to create custom symbols in mapinfo and use it in thematic shading?How? Mapinfo - 10.5
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Mysterious MapInfo query syntax errors

I'm struggling to get what seems like a perfectly normal query to execute in MapInfo v10. In SQLite Manager (an excellent firefox plugin), this works as expected: SELECT area_name, street_name, ...
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QGIS and MapInfo Projections - EPSG 27700 (British National Grid)

I have some data in a PostGIS table with the projection EPSG 27700. If I export this data from QGIS (v1.8) to MapInfo TAB / MIF when I open the data in MapInfo it has a shift on it. Does anyone know ...
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Mapinfo 10 with new look does not show toggle state of button

Is this only a problem to me or a problem to other's too. I have mapbasic application that runs good on mapinfo 11 and mapinfo 10 with old look but this toggle button does not work with mapinfo 10 ...
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Learning how to use Mapinfo Professional ?

I am wondering if there is a good website where can I learn how to use Map Info Professional ? I am an advanced ArcGIS user and am a beginner MapInfo. Thanks. What I mean "Good website" I mean they ...
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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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How to reuse Thematic layer definitions in Mapinfo?

I have a map from table. Let the table be TABLE1. Now That I have created Thematic Map from Column1 of this table. Again I executed the following query Select * from TABLE1 where TABLE1.column1 ...
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What is the sequence of select query execution in Mapinfo?

I have confusion with the following query: Query 1: Select * from TABLE where vendor = "vendor1" OR "vendor2" OR "vendor3" ...
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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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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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Is it possible to find if a value is present in Array without looping in mapbasic?

How to find a value is present in array without looping ? e.g. For i=1 TO ubount(Array) Find if value is present Next or some more direct statement like Array.contains(somevalue) like in java ...
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How to add element to Mapbasic Array?

Code: Dim name_array() As String Redim name_array(10) How to add value to the array? I know we can add value by specifying index like name_array(i) = "some_value" But I don't want to specify ...
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Is toggle button's state stored in some property in Mapinfo?

Well can we retrieve On or OFF state of toggle button. Do we have any property of toggle button that can be read from toggle button that is ON or OFF?
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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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How to create a Button with custom Icons in Mapinfo 10?

I am using mapinfo 10 and I have created dll with Pelles C with 16*16 and 24*24 bmp images. I placed the dll file into folder containing .mbx file but I get error : Unableable to locate external ...
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Adding text as ICON in mapinfo in mapinfo buttons

It's a question with yes or no answer and if yes How? Is it possible to add text label as icon in mapinfo buttons. Instead of : Create buttonpad "sitestatusbutton" As ToggleButton ID 1011 ...
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Easy way to Create Vector Grid polygons?

We're currently using MapInfo & MapBasic to analyze daily tests results for planning purposes.For each test,exported result may contain empty values (say 999,we know Mapinfo has no NULL values),so ...
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Reload image in MapInfo

I have a mbx that creates a layout. The layout consist of a number of .wmf pictures and ofcource a map. During the execution I create .Tab files that reference to the pictures looking like: ...
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MapInfo - programmatically find if layer is hidden

I am working on an integrated mapping project. I would like a button that toggles a layer. I could hold the layers status in a variable and then show/hide it as appropriate but this seems a little ...
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Integrating Maximo with Mapinfo?

I am software developer and have been working on database and Java as major platform for development. I am using Mapinfo for GIS analysis. Now, the system needs to show trouble tickets in Mapinfo ...
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How does MapInfo handle button identifiers?

As in create button pad statement: Create ButtonPad { title_string | ID pad_num } As button_definition [ button_definition ... ] [ Title title_string ] [ Width w ] [ Position ( ...
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How to draw points in MapBasic? [closed]

how can we draw a point object in mapinfo using mapbasic, my objective is to generate an array and then map it. Thanks
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Making a Button in mapinfo with conditional function

I have following code : Sub create_ButtonFromVendor Dim i As Integer i=1 Create ButtonPad "allVendor" As ToggleButton Icon MI_ICON_ZOOM_QUESTION Calling ...
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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 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 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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Using data from table to make buttons in Mapbasic?

I have select Query that selects distinct value from a column. Is is possible to use these distinct values in my mapbasic program to make buttons and button labels? More Info: SQL Query : Select ...
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How to dynamically connect Excel data sources to MapInfo?

How to connect Excel(2010) with Mapinfo(10.0)? I saw that Excel can be connected using Excel as Data Source but my Data Source is already MS-SQL. Actually I would like to reflect any changes in excel ...
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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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Can I save MapInfo thematic*.thm files to a database?

I have an MS-SQl database. Is it possible to save mapinfo *.thm files to a database as I would save mapinfo *.tab files?
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How to handle line data in Mapinfo?

I have laoded my lines data in MS-SQL in one table. I have points data in DBMS as well in separate table . When I open both table the map window would show lines and points as I want but now when I ...
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How to select distinct values from a column in Mapbasic?

I have a table in a mapinfo .tab file. Is there any way to select distinct values from the column? I tried :- SELECT distinct (some_column) from table_name into temp_table But this query would ...