I have a town that is long and narrow on a north-west aligned coast. Ideally I would like to print a properties and water network for the town at around a 1:5000 or greater scale, with the map realigned to have the town lie lengthways.

Have only been using MapInfo for a few months, coming from an ESRI background where this task is pretty straight forward. It looks like there was a tool in previous 32-bit versions of MapInfo to rotate the Map window, but it does not appear to have made into the new 64-bit versions of MapInfo.

I don't have the necessary programming skills to even begin to construct my own tool to do this. Hopefully I have simply overlooked a MapInfo Pro feature or someone can point me in the right direction to a community made tool.


Eventough we haven't brought the Rotate Map Window tool into 64 bit, it still works in the 64 bit release of MapInfo Pro. I have tested the tool from MapInfo Pro 15.0 in MapInfo Pro 16.0.

I have shared the tool here: Rotate Map Window. This means that you don't have to download the MapInfo Pro 15.0 trial to get the tool.

  1. Run the tool using Ctrl+U which will load it into the Tools Window. In the Tools window select the tool and right click it to get to it's context menu.

  2. Select the menu item Rotate Map Window.

  3. Click the button Map Center to make the tool rotate the window around the center.

  4. Enter a rotation angle or use one of the fixed rotation value buttons

  • Perfect. Just what I needed. – Will.D Jun 26 '17 at 3:57
  • The link where Peter Horsboll Moller has shared the tool is no longer working. Is there an alternative link? or is there a command that can be used in the mapbasic window? – Sitaneph Nov 23 '17 at 5:31
  • @stephanie, I have updated the link so that it now again should work. – Peter Horsbøll Møller Nov 23 '17 at 22:16

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