I want to get started with mapinfo and plot some coordinates i.e latitude and longitute . How is it possibe?

  • Read MapInfo help...that's the best place to start. – ujjwalesri Jun 29 '11 at 5:36
  • How are you wanting to create data? Are you wanting to click on a map to place points? Or do you have a spreadsheet or text file with coordinates in it already? – James S Jun 29 '11 at 7:37
  • Reading mapinfo help is gud thought but i am reading a lot but it's a lot of reading to do since i also need to learn mapbasic and read this or that is not kind of helpful – kinkajou Jun 29 '11 at 9:45
  • I agree, your question is quite unclear. If you want to see the coordinates from your mapinfo file plotted you can simply use Qgis and upload mif/tab file as a vector. If you want to create a mapinfo file from scratch, ujjwalesri already suggested you read help or definition first. It is quite simple format and you can create it even with notepad if you want to. – Mykolas Simutis Jun 29 '11 at 10:52

You can use the Mapping Wizard Tool to load in your text file of latitude and longitude coordinates. Just set the correct datum (usually World WGS84) to overlay them correctly.

MI Professional screenshot

Guide to using the Mapping Wizard Tool: http://www.oocities.org/mapinfotutorial/wizard.html

  • +1 It's nice to see a clear example of MapInfo use. – whuber Jun 29 '11 at 15:00

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