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 the 32bit ODBC PostrgeSQL driver 2) Open MapInfo 12 and enabled DBMS Catalog via the Tool Manager 3) In the DBMS Catalog I created Create Catalog>ODBC from the drop down 4) Select Data Source clicked the Machine Data Source > New and then User Data Source then scrolled to the bottom of the list to find PostgreSQL ANSI/Unicode options - I picked Unicode 5) In the dialog box I filled in my PostGIS conneciton details and hit test, and it successfully connected 6) Back in MapInfo I choose EasyLoader from the Tools list and and hit the ODBC button in the dialogue, then Machine Data Source and from the list pick PostgreSQL 7) Back in the EasyLoader dialog at the bottom i click Map Catolog' which successfully creates the mapinfo schema and table in my PostGIS database.
Then this is where it goes wrong, it now seems I need to make each table mappable
1) Table>Maintenance>Make DBMS table mappable>ODBC connection and again choose my PostgreSQL from the Machine Data Source 2) The new dialog box opens and it has all of my schemas and tables avaliable 3) I select one of the tables and click Open 4) In the Make Mappable dialog box I have Index Type: PostGIS Index Column: the drop down list is empty and this is where I think there is a problem
If I choose Index Type: MapInfo the Index Column comes up with geom which is my geometry column but it also populates the X and Y column as though it is trying to find cooridnates to make the geometry.
My PostGIS geometries are standard Point, Lines, Polygons, MultiLineStrings and Multi Polygons
Does anyone know how to make a table mappable?
I am on MapInfo 12.02, PostgreSQL 9.3 64Bit and PostGIS 2.1
I have hundreds of tables to map, so surely there is a better way