In my asp.net 3.5 application, I'm using Google Map API v3. I want to draw layers using MapInfo Tab File and showing them on a Google Map.

Anyone have any idea about how to do this?

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You may convert your .tab files to kml format (using the excellent ogr2ogr tool for example or do it natively from MI itself) and then display them into Gmap. See this sample page to explore the code.

  • Apart from this is there any other way to use TAB file in Google Map API v3.because I download the tool convert tab file into KML file but when I use it on Map it covers the whole map. Thanks
    – Manuj
    Jan 23, 2012 at 9:53
  • have you tried ogr2ogr ?
    – simo
    Jan 23, 2012 at 12:07
  • yes I tried ogr2ogr tool but the returned KML file is not working for me.
    – Manuj
    Jan 24, 2012 at 4:54
  • What dos that mean? you should be more precise if you want any help. You can directly load your kml file from googlemap itself to test it, like so.
    – simo
    Jan 24, 2012 at 11:24
  • What is your projection? Have you defined your projection? Open the resulting kml file with a text editor. What do you see?
    – johanvdw
    May 23, 2012 at 7:06

There are 2 modes for converting to a KML file in mapinfo - 1 creates a raster, the other creates vectors. It sounds like you may have used the raster option.

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