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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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How to convert 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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What are the best databases for storing spatial data? Pros and Cons

A couple of days ago I installed the demo of spatialware 4.9 from MapInfo into my SQL Server 2005 install and loaded all the larger dataset into it. I was quite impressed with the performance vs the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How is object created as line using createline stored in .tab file?

I used Mapbasic and made data imported from excel into mappable and added projection to WGS 84 and updated table using: update TABLE set obj = createline(x1,y1,x2,y2) to create line and the line ...
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How to upload lines created by joining longitude, latitude pairs?

The data in a Mapinfo table contain longitude and latitude pairs. I have joined the point pairs using : Making the table mappable Setting the projection to WGS84 and update TABLE set obj = ...
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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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Same Sector Created in Mapinfo Help

The PRACH data is saved into a tab and then moved into another tab file "ToUpdate" Select * from PRACH_data where Obj into ToUpdate Fetch First From ToUpdate Do While Not EOT(ToUpdate) circ = ...