A GIS software sold by Pitney Bowes Software.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

24
votes
3answers
97k views

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. ...
23
votes
10answers
43k views

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 ...
19
votes
8answers
7k views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
770 views

Metadata -auto build using python

We have a large (10,000 plus) repository of spatial data (shp/gdb/tab vectors and ecw/tif rasters and also las, xyz and DEM data) where some have metadata records in xml using anzlic metadata editor. ...
7
votes
7answers
6k views

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. ...
7
votes
4answers
6k views

Using android phone to plot GPS points?

I was wondering if I could use my android phone (HTC Wildfire) to plot gps points and export these into GIS software (I have QGIS and MapInfo). Thanks, Alan
7
votes
1answer
402 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
438 views

FME - How to send list of files to reader

I have an Excel spreadsheet which contains the file paths of MapInfo files that I want to convert to a File Geodatabase using FME. Is it possible to send this spreadsheet to the MapInfo reader so ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

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. ...
6
votes
1answer
797 views

Is SpatiaLite or SQLite Spatial an Accepted Standard?

The reason why I ask this is because I have been undertaking some testing and have found that there seems to be many implementation and not all of them are interchangeable. For example: FME can read ...
6
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
16k views

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 ...
6
votes
0answers
152 views

KML (KMZ) to layer including all attributes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert KML to shapefile without losing attributes? This question is here in many variations but though I went through it I still don't have any good solution how ...
5
votes
3answers
5k views

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.
5
votes
3answers
564 views

is there any way to run a GIS (Esri, Qgis or mapinfo) on a Windows8 RT tablet?

I am looking for a good idea to run a GIS program on a Dell XPS 10 with the Wind.8 RT.Thanks for any
5
votes
3answers
1k views

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. ...
5
votes
2answers
642 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
441 views

Can conversion of MapInfo WOR to ArcGIS MXD preserve styles and coordinate systems?

Is there any ways to migrate from MapInfo's data with WOR project file to ArcGIS MXD project file without leaving all styles and coordinate system? I know that I can convert from TAB files to SHP ...
5
votes
1answer
482 views

Geo and Population Coverage Calculation

We are calculating Population and geocoverage in mapinfo. We have calculated population coverage as an area overlap. How do we calculate population coverage if we have population defined for each ...
5
votes
1answer
716 views

Where can I find High Quality Road Network Information

I am carrying out a research on how complex city road networks get and I need to get accurate map information. I started with openstreetmaps however I ran into a couple of issues: some of the dumps ...
5
votes
1answer
341 views

How to Make a Thematic Map with ORACLE using MapXtreme?

I want to make a thematic map with Oracle source longitude and latitude values. I have made thematic maps with tab file source. Part of the code looks like this: ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
5
votes
0answers
342 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
519 views

Apportioning Points at a street intersection (arcgis or mapinfo)

I can't seem to find any evidence of this question, but I'm surprised by that, so pardon if this has been asked. If one is mapping crime location reports, by XY coordinates to streets, to create ...
4
votes
4answers
5k views

Tool for converting .shp file to .tab file?

I am searching for any free tool which can convert ShapeFile (.shp) to MapInfo (.tab) file.
4
votes
2answers
894 views

How to handle Arabic letters in QGIS and Mapinfo?

I have a problem with Quantum GIS and Mapinfo, in both Windows XP and Windows 7. I need to use French and Arabic. One field is called Name_fr, and the other Name_AR. The Arabic is fine until the ...
4
votes
4answers
306 views

How to convert result of dissolved buffer into individual polygons?

I am wondering if there is a way to easily split results of a disolved buffer into individual polygons? E.g in the screenshot below all of these buffers are one item, can I split them into individual ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

What's the easiest way (style wise) to publish my MapInfo map as WMS?

I've downloaded data for my country from OSM and let a GIS expert to style it for me in MapInfo pro. (I have TAB files and .wor - workspace). When I tried converting them to SHP (for QGIS) I've ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Why don't some layers line up afer converting Mapinfo TAB to Shapefile?

I have 6 MapInfo layers / TAB files which I need to convert to ESRI ShapeFiles, preferably using QGIS. When a colleague opens these in MapInfo 10, they all look fine and line up correctly. When I open ...
4
votes
4answers
658 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
6k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
424 views

How to remove redundant points

We basically have points table including vehicle routes.In huge traffic conditions,devices collecting data on route may output redundant points where at any coordinate same points may repeat.We can ...
4
votes
1answer
603 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
324 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
329 views

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. ...
4
votes
2answers
470 views

FME - How to write all attributes when multiple source files have the same name?

I am using FME to write all the MapInfo TAB files in a directory and it's subdirectories to a File Geodatabase. I'm using dynamic readers and dynamic writers as I don't know the geometry or schema of ...
4
votes
0answers
902 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

How to delete duplicate lines?

I was wondering if anyone could help. I have a tab file in MapInfo consisting of just polylines. Each is meant to have its own reference number, however some are duplicated (e.g two lines occupying ...
3
votes
3answers
111 views

Can I create a Model in MapInfo, like in ArcGIS? (Modelbuilder)

I have some Forumlas I use quiet often. I want to create a Model like in ArcGIS with it(Drag&Drop put in some Parameters, and so forth), is that possible? Is there a GUI for that? Or is it only ...
3
votes
4answers
5k views

How to calculate for every basin/sub-basin, drainage area at every elevation contour along stream?

With DEM as source, I created all necessary files like flow direction, accumulation,slope,streams,watersheds,pour point etc.... In my watershed(basin), I have many sub-watersheds(sub-basin) with ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
807 views

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 ...
3
votes
5answers
755 views

Opening Old MapInfo Workspaces

I have many "old" (10+ year) MapInfo workspaces that I want to reopen but cannot locate some of the tables. MapInfo will not open the workspaces without these tables and the data/objects I want only ...
3
votes
2answers
998 views

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 ...