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 Proviewer 11 and QGIS 2.2 with no success...


  • A tab file is just text you can hand craft it if you know what is inside the files – Nathan W Jul 8 '14 at 9:21
  • do you have any similarly formatted data, which you could copy and rename the tab file to create a complete set of files that can be read into MapInfo (or for conversion using ogr2ogr)? – Mark Jul 8 '14 at 9:21
  • i don't know excatly what's inside the other files... – Egidi Jul 8 '14 at 9:25
  • You can open the .DAT file in Excel and get the column names and probably guess the type. From there as @NathanW said manually construct the TAB, then convert. – Morgan Ellingham Jul 9 '14 at 7:26

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