I have files in Map Info format(TAB,DATA,etc) and I want to convert them to WKT(well-known text) format, so that I can store in a DB. do any of you know how to convert Map Info to WKT?

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    Do you have access to MapInfo? If yes, then it is easier for you to use EasyLoader to upload data into a database. If the answer is no, then you should write more information about which database is in question so we could help you.
    – sys49152
    Jun 6 '17 at 18:56
  • I have files in MapInfo format and i want the output data in WKT format files.
    – Visss
    Jun 8 '17 at 3:37
  • Some time ago I wrote a converter in C#, see MIF/MID -> WKT to get an impression. However, it converts from MIF/MID files not MapInfo native TAB files. It is also limited to Region, Point, Line, Text and MultiPoint are not supported because these are not required for my application. I think objects like "Rounded Rectangles" or "Ellipses" you cannot express in WKT (see Well-known text), so there you would face a problem anyway. Jun 21 '17 at 9:31

For a quick help, you could use


Upload all MapInfo files (TAB, DAT, ID, MAP) and do a conversion. The result will be CSV file with attributes and added column for WKT definition for all objects in it.

  • yes, i tried that. but looks like they have limitations on the number of files and size of files.
    – Visss
    Jun 8 '17 at 3:39

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