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For MapInfo there is a tool called Rotate Symbols under the Tools menu. This will allow you to rotate symbols based on a fixed value or an attribute value in a specific column. There is a tutorial available here with detailed instructions. Within ArcMap this can be done on the symbology tab of the point layer properties, using Rotation under the Advanced ...


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Use the MMQGIS plugin's "Attributes Join from CSV File" method. I have a shapefile called postcodes with just the postcode attribute, and a CSV file called people.csv with a name and a postcode column. I load the postcode shapefile into QGIS (but not the CSV). Then MMQGIS: Combine: Attributes Join From CSV File and fill the dialog thus: That gives me a ...


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The simplest way to do this is to make your Buildings layer editable. Then, select the buildings from the Water Layer. Then copy the buildings (CTRL-C) and paste (CTRL-V). Because your buildings layer is editable, they will paste into that layer. Save the Buildings layer. Then, you can delete the buildings from the Water layer.


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MapInfo Pro(fessional) 12.5 has some new supported formats. One of these is called "ESRI Geodatabase (File Geodb API)". This can be used from File > Open Universal Data for direct read. MapInfo Pro will create a tab file containing links to the geodatabase and reading the data from the geodatabase when the table is being opened. You can also use FME ...


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MapBasic doesn't support function overloading. In fact, it supports so little of modern programming techniques, it may be better to assume that it doesn't support something than to spend very much time searching for it. MapBasic was designed to be a simple scripting tool, and it uses 1985 technology, and it has stayed stuck in the 80's ever since. What's ...



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