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Converting MapInfo TAB and/or MIF to SHP using free tools or ArcGIS for Desktop core product?

How do I convert MapInfo TAB and/or MIF files to SHP using only free tools or ArcGIS itself? I've not had much luck trying to do this in the past and I don't want to have to shell out for the ArcGIS ...
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ogr2ogr convert all shapefiles in a directory

I have a directory with several shapefiles. How can convert all these shapefiles to MapInfo with ogr2ogr. I know how I can convert one file. And I can make a batch script writing a line for each file. ...
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Saving a ArcMap layers RGB values into the attribute table

I am wanting to take a symbolized layer in an mxd, and save it's symbol color (like a polygon fill) into its attribute table as an RGB value. My goal is to use this value in MapInfo to symbolize it's ...
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How to group and count attribute data?

I have a problem with group same data to count it. For example, i want to group same code to one and count them. I can do it when i use MapInfo (Pic 1) but i can't in QGIS. (Pic 2: i can classify ...
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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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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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Developing Web Application For Map [duplicate]

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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Can MapInfo Professional use data direct from a File Geodatabase?

Esri released its File Geodatabase API in mid 2011, and it seems that QGIS via GDAL's OGR FileGDB Driver added support for the File Geodatabase within about a year. By support, I mean simply being ...
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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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Retain ESRI symbology in Mapinfo TAB

Is there anyway to retain/easily transfer symbology from ESRI to Mapinfo? The only process I found was posted in 2010 - https://groups.google.com/group/mapinfo-l/browse_thread/thread/883223ff4ae56809 ...
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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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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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Geoprocessing in violated convention environments (Microsoft Windows)

Our MapInfo and ArcGIS users have self managed file shares. I do my best to educate our users about windows naming conventions but years of violating basic conventions and personalities that don't ...
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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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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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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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Can Quantum GIS replace Proprietary GIS? [closed]

I’m an MSc GIS student in the final year of my studies. I’m researching for my dissertation project which is entitled ‘Can Quantum GIS replace Proprietary GIS in large organisations?’ I’m primarily ...
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How do I snip/split polylines at chainages?

What is the best way to snip/split lines at chainages? E.g I have a csv with the uniq ID of the polyline item and a start and end chainage. I want to extract the lines between the chainages stated. ...
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How can I change region style in MapBasic

I've problem with my code in MapBasic for change region style in MapBasic. I've created voronoi and I want to select that voronoi and change the style of it to yellow border and no fill. I already ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to export .mdb file to shapefile?

I have received some GIS files, in .mdb format. Is it possible to project this .mdb file onto my map; say by converting it into shapefile etc? In Mapinfo Professional, i could open this .mdb file ...
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Joining spatial and not spatial table in oracle

I have spatial table with rows of data representing polygon(A). I have another table that contains values for polygon field(B). Now I would like to join these two table and create a spatial table. I ...
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Can MapInfo ProViewer be installed on and be run from a USB drive?

I am looking for a portable simple GIS. Is it possible to install MapInfo ProViewer on a memory stick or DVD and run it from there, i.e. without requiring admin rights or installing any files (e.g. ...
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Changing editing capabilities on MapInfo *.tab file using QGIS?

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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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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Batch Convert MapInfo .TAB Files to .KML [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ogr2ogr convert all shapefiles in a directory As the title suggests, i have a few hundred .TAB files to convert to .KML. This is likely to be a fairly irregular thing ...
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Converting TAB to MIF / MIF to TAB

How I can export (import) data from TAB format to MIF and vice versa?
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Does QGIS have a dynamic spatial join select tool, equivalent to MapInfo Boundary Select?

I´m a MapInfo user, I´ve gone over to QGIS and it´s got a lot going for it, except for some simple features from MapInfo I just can´t do without. One such is MapInfo Boundary Select, which is a basic ...
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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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MapInfo 12 problems with PostGIS database

I am simply trying to connect MapInfo 12 to my existing PostGIS database but after hours of trying various options I have hit a brick wall and need help. So far I have: 1) Downloaded and installed ...
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GDAL - How to get geometry type of a MapInfo TAB file?

I am using the OGR MapInfo File driver to read a MapInfo TAB file. However, the function GetGeomType() returns 0 which means 'wkbUnknown` even if the features in the TAB are only multi-polygons. Is ...
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Viewshed calculation using SQL

Can i calculate viewshed in MS-SQL server? Viewshed analysis is Raster operation. I have elevation value vector observation as point vectors. Are there any methods to calculate Viewshed (using ...
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Errors when converting MapInfo .tab to .dxf

I am trying to convert some MapInfo files to .dxf format using OGR2OGR using the following command: OGR2OGR -f "DXF" "input.dxf" "output.TAB" -overwrite -skiperrors When I run this I am getting a ...
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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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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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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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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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PRACH data mapped right but arcs not on top properly

PRACH data is mapped right. However, how would it be possible to draw the arcs on top of each other for all the 21 PRACH counters? Here's a snapshot of the code: Fetch First From ToUpdate Do While ...
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Create Sector PRACH in Mapinfo

I am trying to write a code that creates the PRACH per sector per band for a site. My PRACH data contains: "Site name, lat, long, beamwidth, azimuth, and distance" I got to the point of creating ...
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Coordinate extraction in a different projection in MapInfo

I have a .TAB file of polyline objects in British Grid Coordinate. I need to extract the end points/nodes of each polyline and find their latitude/longitude (WGS84). Would really appreciate some ...
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Convert MapInfo raster file (.tab) to use it in QGIS and/or ArcGIS

I am trying to convert raster files from MapInfo (.ecw, .jpg, .TAB) in order to use them with QGIS or ArcGIS. I have access to all 3 softwares. I have tried Data interoperability tools in ArcGIS but ...
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What can I use to read MapInfo files in Java?

I want to read MapInfo files using Java. Before I used geotools for this but now I have problems with the GDAL library in Win7x64. Can i find geotools or gdal only for Java? To it not usede gdal's ...
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Setting spatial reference for MapInfo tab-file

How can I change spatial reference for tab-file in MapInfo Professional?
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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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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 ...