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How to connect mapinfo 10 with bing map or other mapping service?

Is there way to connect mapinfo with bing or google map. I have done this with mapinfo 10.5 but could not find it with mapinfo 10.
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How to connect points to line in Mapinfo?

I am using Mapinfo and Mapbasic. I have all the points stored in a DBMS. I have four columns with four points longitude and latitude. Is there any way to connect the points? I am using Mapinfo ...
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Remove non-alphanumeric characters from a string in Mapbasic

I have a user-entered string which I am using as a search term. I would like to display the results in a table named "SearchResults_"+SearchString. However the string could feasibly contain characters ...
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Combining MapInfo records with a duplicate value

I have a MapInfo table with a lot of points in it. The points are clustered together - they represent the first part of a post code, so they're in a similar position but not identical. What I would ...
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Runtime Error 424 when embedding MapInfo map in Access form

I'm kind of new to VB and DAO so please bear with me on this! I'm not sure if this belongs in gis.se or stackoverflow. I am trying to embed a simple MapInfo map in an Access form based on the code ...
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How to convert Mapinfo “.Map” file into an ArcGIS format? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I convert MapInfo TAB and/or MIF to SHP? I currently do not have MapInfo but I do have a lot of ".Map" files that I need to convert for use in ArcGIS. Actually ...
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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 equivalent of SQL 'AS' statement

I'm trying to execute a SQL query in MapInfo, and want to change some of the column names to something more readable. The SQL command 'AS' doesn't seem to work - is there a MapInfo equivalent?
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How to uncheck toggle button in mapbasic?

I want to check un check togglebutton but I don't know how to alter using mapbasic. Is there any command to alter it? I could not find it in MapInfo user guide. I have command: Alter Button But ...
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How to find which table has layer in mapinfo?

Is it possible to find if table has layer Or print list of layers? Edit:: I have a table when I selete some data from table like: Select * from earth where population >100 Then it create new ...
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How to manipulate select query in mapinfo so that it does not high light the selected data?

I have select query in a button but I don't want user to see the way I am changing the map coordinate while selecting specific points and adding a layer. How is it possible to do that in a button ? ...
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What kind of table is bingHybrid?

I closed all table but I don't wan't to close underlying map eg like bingHybrid in mapinfo. How to prevent. Any detail about there map and way to handle while closing layers would be appreciated.
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How to close all layers in Mapinfo?

I want to close all layers in Mapinfo except one and again add one layer. How to do so in Mapinfo using Mapbasic or without?
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How to hide coordinates points in mapinfo?

I have created labels ,legends scale and North-direction pointer but I now need to conditionally hide or show the points using button in mapbasic program but I don't know the syntax. Where can I ...
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Is there any way to fix the position of fixed buttonpads in the top toolbar in MapBasic?

Here is my code to create some buttons : Include "icons.def" Declare Sub Main Declare Sub button_prompt Sub Main Create ButtonPad "Providers" As PushButton Icon MI_ICON_ZOOM_QUESTION Calling ...
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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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Tool for converting .shp file to .tab file?

I am searching for any free tool which can convert ShapeFile (.shp) to MapInfo (.tab) file.
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Creating MBO files with MapBasic and Notepad++

[Note: I have been using Notepad++ (with some customisations as per this page), rather than MapBasic itself. This may make things a bit trickier, but so far the time saved in development has been ...
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What are the best ways to connect two coordinates on mapinfo?

I have with the help of this forum drawn a coordinate system with longitude and latitude at different location. I am trying to connect these sites what is the best way to connect. Is it just drawing ...
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Does Y mean latitude and X mean longitude in every GIS software?

Now it's been 3 days I am using Mapinfo and it has Y as latitude and X as longitude. Is that the same case for all mapping software? As for any country their respective value is multiple of 1 or -1. ...
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How to plot geographical coordinates in mapinfo?

I want to get started with mapinfo and plot some coordinates i.e latitude and longitute . How is it possibe?
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How do I add precise border with longitude and latitude for any country using mapinfo?

I have a plain image that I need to add international border with precise longitude and latitude but I have no experience with Mapinfo. How is it possible? Is there any way to import maps from Bing or ...
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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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Getting Started with MapBasic?

I am new to MapBasic. I googled for tutorials and found various PDFs but could not get started with the resources. I would be glad if anyone could provide some path for learning MapBasic.
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Copy text to clipboard with MapBasic

I think the title says it all - is it possible to programmatically copy/paste some text to/from the windows clipboard using MapBasic? I have found this discussion but it only discusses copying and as ...
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How to read a feature table empty with FME / Python?

I would like to convert a feature table Geodatabase (empty) to MapInfo, but my feature table is empty. I would like to write the schema of feature table in MapInfo file. Is it possible to force the ...
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Empty mapper window when I open a OSGB36 shapefile in MapInfo Professional. How can I see the data?

I have a set of shapefiles which I'm trying to open in MapInfo Professional 7.8. Each of the shapefiles has a .prj file which looks like this: PROJCS["British_National_Grid",GEOGCS["GCS_OSGB_1936" ...
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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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Copying objects to existing records in MapInfo

This should be fairly simple but I think I'm missing something... I have two tables of similar structure with corresponding data in them (i.e. same number of rows, rows have the same IDs). The main ...
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accessing mapinfo data without using mapinfo api

I need to be able to access various mapinfo layers but without using the mapinfo api. I have found that I can convert the mapinfo layers to an access database to get the attribution and I can use ...
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How to make MapInfo able to edit geographic data from PostGIS?

I'm using MapInfo 10.5 to read geographic data from PostGIS 1.5.2. After a pg_dump/pg_restore to another PostGIS-database on another server I'm trying the same via a VPN-tunnel. When I open a table I ...
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GeoTIFF raster layer, c#

We have a map rendering engine (renders from MapInfo Interchange Format). This engine uses Mercator Projection. Now we have to insert a raster layer (orthophotos of a city), we have GeoTIFF files with ...
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How to split kml file or extract Placemarks?

I have a file of state 2001 assembly districts outlines, from http://goo.gl/dJPyx in Mapinfo MIF format. I've created a kml file from that using ogr2ogr. These are the outlines of each assembly ...
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Moving from MapInfo to web mapping

I use MapInfo and have a lot of data in .tab format that I would like to put into a database in order to access it through a website. I would like to continue using MapInfo as my GIS programme and ...
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Import .cdr file into gis/cad format

I have a corel draw (.cdr) file that I would like to import into a GIS. It is a vector format which I thing has no geographic information associated. I would like to be able to get it into MapInfo ...
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Best way to visualize Google Maps and Mapinfo (or SHP or SQLite) at the same time?

I am having a bunch of Mapinfo data of a large area. This data has multiple layers and is also available as SHP, and of course it could be easily converted to SQLite ("SpatiaLite"). Although probably ...
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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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Converting MapInfo TAB to GeoJSON

Is there an easy way to convert MapInfo TAB files into GeoJSON? I am working on a web-based mapping system which will use GeoJSON to transfer data. I also use MapInfo and would like to be able to ...
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Support for PostgreSQL / PostGIS Inherited Tables in MapInfo/QGIS

Does anyone know if MapInfo and QGIS will support inheritance in a PostgreSQL/PostGIS database? I would like to make use of inheritance but need to make sure the software I use will work with them. ...
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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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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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Create closest-distance line in MapInfo

As part of a larger program (basically a remake and extension of DistanceCalc) I want to programmatically create a line between the two closest points of two regions in MapInfo. The ObjectDistance ...
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Correcting a table's projection in MapInfo

Occasionally I have a MapInfo TAB file that doesn't match up with others. Presumably this is because MapInfo is interpreting it as a different projection to the one it was saved as. I am also assuming ...
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Symbols showing sex of a species in a label in MapInfo

I am trying to indicate the sex of a species using the symbols ♀ and ♂ in MapInfo. I would like the symbols to display in the label of each species point, but I cannot find out how to do this. I had ...
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Thematic Legends in MapInfo

Does anyone know if it is possible to make a range label go over more than one line in MapInfo when doing thematic maps? My legend has a limited width and I have not been able to find a way to get ...
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Extracting all address locations from street centerline file

I have a project in which I want to "extract" all of the geocoded addresses from a street centerline file (with my defined offset and whatever other user defined input is needed). If it is helpful ...
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Finding the type of object in MapBasic (MapInfo)

I am trying to write a MapBasic function to check whether or not an object can be used with the Overlap/AreaOverlap functions - I need to tell whether it's a closed shape or a line/arc/point/text ...
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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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How to infinitely extend MapInfo grid layer?

We use a semitransparent grid layer (.mig file) to show 'hotspot' intensity in MapBasic (MapInfo. Because the grid is just a rectangle, this looks ugly. See for instance: . Now MapInfo allows grid ...
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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 ...