MapInfo Tab data format: a GIS vector data format developed for MapInfo.

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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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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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Converting Mapinfo “.Map” file into 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 each ...
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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 ...
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QGIS/OGR shp to tab export - crashing Mapinfo due to number format issues

I created a vector grid in QGIS and it exports as SHP -no issues. When I save as tab and try to open the file in MapInfo it crashes. According to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mapinfo-l/sO-...
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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 MapInfo 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 ...
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Update column in .shp from .tab with QGIS

Is it possible to perform in QGIS an "update column" on a .shp table with data from a MapInfo.tab having one field apparently in common? One of the greatest uses of QGIS (for me) is the availability ...
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Best way to enforce valid table names when writing to a File Geodatabase

I have an FME Workbench which reads MapInfo files and writes them to a File Geodatabase. Generally, the workbench works pretty well, however, I've just come across an error which I though would have ...
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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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Symbology for Open Street Map [OSM] Data in MapInfo [tab] format

I have shapefiles for the different SOM layers which I have translated into TABs but I am now trying to symbolise them in a similar style to OSM online. Is there a way to easily apply the OSM ...
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Techniques for reducing a MapInfo TAB's file size without losing too much integrity?

What are some techniques for reducing a MapInfo TAB's file size without losing too much integrity? The file needs to be reduced for use, not sharing (i.e. zipping).
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Creating DEM after converting MapInfo tab files to ArcGIS Desktop? [duplicate]

How do I create DEM for contours after converting MapInfo tab files to ArcGIS and how do I convert toposheet tab file to ArcGIS?
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Preserve table info when converting AutoCAD .DWG to MapInfo .TAB

I've been using Universal Translator to convert some .DWG files into .TAB. I would like to know if there is there is a way to preserve the data in the AutoCAD file's table when converting to .TAB? ...
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How to import DWG file from CorelDraw to MapInfo project?

I have to make polygons of some protected areas in MapInfo. I have the WMS with the protected areas loaded into mapinfo but making polygons from the WMS will take me years. So I took the following ...
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Converting mixed mapinfo tab files

Hi I need a little help/ ideas on how to convert tab files. The problem: I have many TAB files produced daily by 3 party app, I need to batch import the files into postgres. Most files import fine, ...
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Input a KML file dynamically into MapServer without losing attributes?

Is there any possibility for MapServer (I'm running v6.2.1) to process the features / styles from a KML file dynamically? I tried STYLEITEM "AUTO" but it turned out to work only for *.dgn and *.tab ...
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OGR, writing TAB files, and BOUNDS

According to this: http://www.gdal.org/ogr/drv_mitab.html the TAB file writer sets default bounds, with the caveat that 'we should fix this'. Bounds causes issues with respect to coordinate precision,...
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Opening MapInfo .TAB file containing text objects in QGIS?

Whenever I try to open a MapInfo .TAB file that contains text objects in QGIS, the text objects are converted to point objects. Any help, please?
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Fw tools using error

I am using Fw tools. And I am writting cmd screen: ogr2ogr -f \"GeoJSON\" -t_srs WGS84 D:\\electric_Data1\\direk.json D:\\electric_Data1\\ag_direk.TAB tried. And I have a error. error code: ...
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export openlayers as .shp file in Qgis

Is it possible to save an openlayers map as a shape or tab file in Qgis. I would like to have a part of an area from google maps as a shape file for later use?
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Merging multiple .tab files?

I was wondering if there was a quick way to merge multiple .tab files together? I have about 100. Would appending one tab to another with the MapBasic window open, then changing the name of the table ...
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Coordinates of raster image from .TAB file

I have got a raster image (tif) from a mapping site and an associated .TAB file. I am trying to correctly map it into CAD/3d model - which I know is set up to the correct coordinates. The .TAB file ...
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How to create a TAB with custom CRS using QGIS?

I meet problem about reproject in Qgis. I created coordinate user defined. i used version Qgis 2.2. I defined coordinate: Name: VN 2000 / 107.75 3degees Parameters: +proj=tmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=...
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Merge multiple geometry type TAB files in QGIS/OGR

I have a number of vector layers with all types of geometry (point, line/multiline, poly) and I want to combine them into a single layer in QGIS. I know MapInfo can do it but with the other 99% of my ...
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FME - set symbology in TAB files in a directory

I want to set the symbology for all files in a directory. I found a way to do it with FME Workbench but it only works for one file. When I try to run it using batch deploy, it seems to be working for ...
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How do I combine many ECW files in MapInfo?

I have MapInfo 11.5.0.16 (I don't have ArcGIS) and I am trying to combine (in some sense) a large collection of ECW files. I can load one ECW at a time in MapInfo but I have very many. MapInfo ...
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QGIS 2.12.3-Lyon is unable open georefernced raster .png .tab files and says .tab is not a valid or recognized data source

I`m trying to Add Vector Layer-> Open Mapinfo File It's ok with map because it opened perfectly in Mapinfo application. What is the problem and how to fix it? I need georeferenced raster in qgis.
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Google Maps fusion table with information window tabs

I am using http://piotrgisworks.blogspot.com/2014/01/google-fusion-table-and-data_17.html to base my new google map off of. I need a tabbed info window. Right now I can't even get the pop up to work. ...
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File Conversion using ogr2ogr gui

I have used 'ogr2ogr' for ESRI shape files conversion to Mapinfo tab files, but issue is that as soon as I open those converted .tab files over Mapinfo, the software stop working with a message ...
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How to convert Mapinfo “.Map” file (without .TAB) into SHP?

I've got several MapInfo files but i don't have the .TAB. I only have: M044.DAT M044.ID M044.IND M044.MAP I need to convert these files to SHP. I tried to read those files with MapInfo ...
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OGR Error : Silly size requested

I'm scripting OGR functionality in order to filter some mapinfo tables and convert them into sqlite files. ogr2ogr -f "SQLITE" newtest.sqlite test.tab -sql "SELECT cols FROM test WHERE .." where ...
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Avoid MapBasic crash when unable to open file

I'm working on some MapBasic code and in the process I want it to open the .tab files in a given folder. But when it reaches a .tab file that it is not able to open (e.g. attached to a raster that ...
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Mapinfo 10.5 and 8.5 compatibility? Unable to open TAB file

I have recently submitted some data to a client as a TAB file. They are using v8.5 and I am using v10.5, the data is just one .TAB (with the associated other files). And all the field types are ...
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Repositioning DXF Imported into QGIS?

I have a polyline drawing from AutoCAD that I would like to reposition manually, if possible. During my efforts so far it has been turned into both a tab file and shape file. The main source of ...
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MapInfo Universal Translator turning integer columns to decimal

I've got a TAB file that I am using FME Universal Translator in MapInfo 12.5 to turn into a SHP. The input TAB file has a variety of columns, some are floats and some are integers. The output ...
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Modifying tables based on title (MapInfo)

I have a query regarding the Mapbasic feature of MapInfo, I want to change the line style of an item depending on name (e.g if the .tab name contains the world group). I think I can work this out with ...
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Converting shapes using OGR2GUI

I am trying to convert a MapInfo .TAB file to a Shape file while setting the projection of the target to NAD83 UTM Zone 19. The latest version of OGR seems to not have this projection available in the ...
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Open new Tab with L.EasyButton

I added an L.EasyButton to my map. Now I want it - by clicking - to open a new tab with a specific address. I tried this but it did not work: L.easyButton, function(btn, map){ onclick="window....
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Recovery of MapInfo transaction files (*.TMA, *.TIN, *.TDA)

MapInfo (v 12.5.1 - 64 Bit, Release Build 122) just crashed on me while I was in the middle of modifying several tables and adding a few new ones to an existing Workspace. Unfortunately the changes ...
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Mapinfo appending TAB file error - multiple points appearing in the same location

I have two TAB files with identical table structures and when appending one to the other all appended points get placed in one location, however when I append them the other way round it works fine. ...
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Extracting projection details for TAB files from multiple folders using arcpy's describe spatial reference?

I am trying to extract projection details of vector files (it might be a tab or shp file) in multiple subfolders using arcpy's describe.SpatialReference. If i run this code, i am getting this error. I'...
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Converting Tabfile to a Shapefile with NodeJS?

How to convert a file with NodeJS? npm ogr2ogr not good for me. OS : win 8.1
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Losing polygons when importing shapefile in GRASS

I have a complicated mapinfo .tab file of wildland urban interface zones. They are represented as polygons. I am importing into GRASS using the following command: v.in.ogr -c dsn="C:....path" ...
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Batch convert tab files to shape files

I've seen several questions asking how to convert .tab files to .shp files in qgis mapinfo etc, which is what I'd like to do. However I have several files and I was wondering if there was a tool ...
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Converting a table to a raster for clipping

I have a series of tables (TAB files) that represent the calculated values for a corresponding .tif image. These tab files have the same number of rows and columns as pixels in the tif images. The ...
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MapInfo Tab Files - Which feature types are contained?

Without opening the TAB within a GIS package, is it possible to determine which feature class it contains? Could the TAB file be open in notepad and assessed for example?
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Help exporting CSVs using MapBasic

I'm a beginner to MapBasic and I'm currently working on a tool, I want to export a table as a .csv either using Run Command or Export. I want to export it to a specific directory, for example C:/...
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Splitting a TAB file by attribute?

I have TAB file with LOADS of points. Each point as a unique ID and group assigned to it (ranging from 1-154). I'm wondering if there is an easy way to split this up into a TAB file for each group, ...
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Can shapefiles be converted to .TAB files? [duplicate]

I read this response to this question, "Yes, if you have access to MapInfo, you can directly read Shapefiles (as .shp is an "open" format) and save it as TAB files!" Once it is saved as a .TAB, are ...
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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 ...