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MapBasic: Rename failed error

I have a strange error with a mapbasic script running on MapInfo 16.0.2. The script is used to do the following tasks: There is one layer containing multiple polygons. One polygon represents the ...
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Burkina Faso Transverse Mercator projection

I have coordinates in Adindan UTM30N (Clarke 1880) that I want to re-project into Burkina Faso Transverse Mercator (BFTM). I've created custom projections in QGIS and MapInfo for BFTM using some ...
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GeoPandas does not write CRS in MapInfo Tab

I'm trying to convert a GeoTIFF file into a MapInfo format with Python and GeoPandas. To do that, I'm using the following code: mask = None with rasterio.Env(): with rasterio.open('geoTiff.tif') ...
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Wrong representation rof column name in UTF-8 encoded shape in MapInfo

I want to open an UTF-8 encoded shapefile with MapInfo (15.02). When the pop-up asks me what encoding is used, I chose UTF-8. The data contained in the table is then perfectly shown. The special ...
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Splitting polygon into multiple polygons using MapInfo

I have in a Mapinfo tab file multiple areas represented as some polygon lines. As you can see, the lines are now merged together as a unique polygon. What I would like to do is to separate all those ...
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Making classified grid from tab using MapInfo

I have a Tab file in MapInfo and values are text (Server Name). I want to create a classified grid. The file has more than 1 million points. Lat---Long----ServerID Anyone has created a classified grid ...
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Why is attribute table of my imported MIF file is showing null values in QGIS?

I am facing an issue regarding importing MIF files into QGIS 3.16.8. The files are imported but the attribute table of the imported MIF file is showing null values. I have updated the CRS of the MIF ...
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Error loading tab created from OSM

I downloaded open street map data via Quick OSM in QGIS 3.16. Exporting the data to shapefiles works, but I need them as mapinfo (tab). When I export as tab, the file is saved (Successfully saved ...
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Intersection between two layers extremely slow

For a project, we have the following layers: Multiple layers representing the 4G network coverage for the whole Switzerland Multiple layers representing different geographic areas of the country. One ...
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GDAL ogr2ogr - taking too long to load MapInfo TAB file into SQL server table

I am having an issue with loading MapInfo TAB format file into SQL Server table. We have a process that is running fine which uses GDAL ogr2ogr.exe to load MapInfo TAB files we get from suppliers into ...
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Create symbols using font markers in Mapinfo and distribute them

Is it possible to create a symbol in MapInfo that uses text with a shape in the background? So then I just need to change the text for each icon? Here's the outcome I want (this is in QGIS using point-...
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Find Raster data in a Mapinfo workspace

I want to check if there is a raster layer in a map window using Mapbasic v2019. For Group Layers I use the following but I want to do the equivalent with Rasters. Sub Remove_Group (ByVal Group_Name ...
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ArcGIS Pro cannot open MapInfo TAB directly

In ArcMap 10.8, I can easily drag and drop the MapInfo table (line, polyline or point) directly from the Catalog. But I cannot use the same way to open my MapInfo tables in ArcGIS Pro. I have both ...
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"Packing" MapInfo TAB file in QGIS

I am used to working with MapInfo when using TAB files, however am in the process of learning how to use QGIS instead. One snag I have hit is that when rows in a table are deleted, the empty rows ...
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Creating new point geometry MapInfo File (TAB) in PyQGIS

I am trying to create empty tab file with different approach's. 1st approach fn = r'E:\data\spilce.tab' shpfields = QgsFields() id = QgsField('id', QVariant.Int) shpfields.append(id) gtp = QgsWkbTypes....
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MapInfo 17.0.1. Problems with SQL queries for my database

I am writing to you with the following two problems I have with MapInfo at my workplace. Recently we have changed our Microsoft SQL-Server 2003, with MapInfo Spatialware, to a Microsoft SQL Server ...
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Convert Mapinfo files into KML files, to check if coordinates are inside a polygon

Sorry for my absolute ignorance, I have 1 day of experience in GIS systems (I'm just a Java developer). Our client did provide us a compressed file with huge .TAB, .MAP, .ID, and .MAP files, and wants ...
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QGIS v/s MapInfo - Differences in Distance Measurements

Distance calculated in different software (MapInfo and QGIS) has given me differences in distance values. To be more precise, it's mostly happening when the distance is more than 25 miles. I doubt ...
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Unable to open broken data set in MapInfo 17.0

When I try to open an workspace/map in MapInfo 17.0 that has a broken dataset or it can't find the direction to an dataset, my MapInfo freezes. Is there a way I can skip past the broken dataset and ...
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How to read MapInfo text type using GDAL?

I'm trying to read MapInfo files using GDAL instead of MITAB library - https://github.com/mapgears/mitab. With the MITAB C API I can call mitab_c_get_type() to identify the feature object type, and if ...
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Exporting separate files of streets from MID/MID which cover district

I have MID/MIF that describes 80 streets of the district and I want to have separate pairs of MID/MID for each street from the original MID/MID. I can save a copy of district MID/MID and delete all ...
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Automation of MapInfo layer changes

I am working with MapInfo files. I have to make a lot of geometrical changes and each geometry change needs a corresponding change in multiple layers of tabular data. I am looking at automating the ...
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Finding out MapInfo file projection

I need to process some MapInfo data in QGIS 3.4, but I am unfamiliar with MapInfo. The data seems wrong when compared to a Google Satellite base map. I do not know the projection of the MapInfo layer, ...
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Subtracting one polygon from another in MapInfo 15

I want to make a hole in a polygon. In older versions of MapInfo I did it with ease, but how do I do it in the current version which is 15?
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Using NTV2 transformations in MapInfo

I am investigating the use of MapInfo to apply transformations between GDA94 and GDA2020. I am using MapInfo Pro 2019.1 so the NTv2.xml file has 10 entries relevant to Australia. They come in pair ...
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Using MapBasic, is there a method to compress GeoTIFF after programatically creating the GeoTIFF?

I need to compress the file sizes of GeoTIFFs that are created when running the MapBasic application. In a .Net application, I transform the GeoTIFF into a compressed JPG using ImageMagick; which ...
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Does FME have spatial "Difference" like QGIS / "Erase" in ArcGIS and Mapinfo?

I am looking for an FME equivalent to the difference/erase tool in QGIS/ArcGIS/Mapinfo. Basically I want to see the spatial change between 2 datasets. https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/76839/...
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MapInfo tab files with LargeInt can't be converted to QGIS or any other format

I am trying to convert a MapInfo tab file with ogr2ogr I did this: ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" testing.shp TEST.tab And get this error; ERROR 3: Failed to parse field definition at line 8 ...
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MapInfo-XYZ Tiles

I can open XYZ tiles (for example http://www.google.cn/maps/vt?lyrs=s@189&gl=cn&x={x}&y={y}&z={z}) on QGIS. But is there a way to open on MapInfo ?
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Mapinfo Pro: .grid file area

I was wondering if anyone would help me on this: I have mapinfo pro and a raster .grd file that contains signals strength levels for different locations. All i want to do is to simply calculate the ...
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Extracting Colour (Brush) information from MapInfo Workspace

I have some MapInfo Tables with an associated Workspace. I do not have access to MapInfo and wish to use the TAB files in QGIS (I also have the equivalent SHP files). The TAB/SHP files have polygons ...
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Automatically update fields in polyline based on points snapped to the beginning and end

I have a bunch of points with unique ID's and polylines joining them. I need to update the fields on the polylines to have the ID of the point snapped to the beginning and end of each line. How can I ...
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MapInfo Pro 15.2 incorrect coordinates when updating column

I have an issue getting the correct coordinates when updating the columns, if I double click on the individual object then it comes up with the coordinates in UTM. However, even when I change the map ...
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The difference when converting WGS84 to EPSG:3857 in MapInfo and GDAL

Please help me solve the problem with the coordinate shift. I have two TAB files, with coordinate systems - one in meters, the other in degrees. GDAL says they are: file A: LOCAL_CS["Nonearth",UNIT["...
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How to create polygons with a set area in MapInfo?

I need to create polygons with set areas in MapInfo. There is a solution for QGIS in the form of the the QAD plugin but I can't find an equivalent tool for MapInfo. The task I'm actually trying to do ...
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Seeking QGIS 3.4 equivalent of MapInfo Erase Target tool?

Is there a QGIS 3.4 equivalent of MapInfo's Erase target? I'm editing a habitat map from aerial imagery, and adding in a lot of new features. I was doing this on MapInfo, so I was drawing a new ...
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Table not aligning with layer objects

I am new to GIS. I am using Mapinfo V17.0.2 I am creating a cemetery plot. I have created many rows of polygons to shape the desired areas for burials. My table looks a little like this; ID | Lot | ...
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MapBasic, MapInfo Pro automation of existing Raster Operations

I have the latest version of MapInfo Pro and I would like to know if it is possible to fully automate the use of existing Raster operations into several files at once? For example, having several ...
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Are tab file in QGIS the same as file in MapInfo?

So I received a bundle of files under the same name with the file formats of dat.;map.;id.;and tab. After searching on the web, i am assumming that this type of file is most probable to be produced in ...
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Converting MapInfo to MBtiles

I have a MapInfo TAB file which looks like this: !table !version 300 !charset WindowsLatin1 Definition Table File "hp.tif" Type "RASTER" (400000,1300000) (0,0) Label "TL", (500000,1300000) (...
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Display map object from SQL database in MapInfo with read only access to the database

I can connect MapInfo to a SQL database using a select statement to display the contents of a table in the SQL database. However, the table is not mapable and I only have read access to the database ...
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What is causing the error "more than one linestring in KML"

I exported a KML from Mapinfo as a single combined line, however when i try to uploaded into a different mapper I get an error indicating that there are multiple linestring tags in my KML. I can see ...
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Does Mapbasic work with MapInfo Discover?

Does Mapbasic work with MapInfo Discover? From what I've been able to figure out it does not. I was really hoping to make some macro style things to help automate some of our process but it doesn't ...
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MapInfo Custom Projection to PROJ4

Just getting into QGIS and coming from MapInfo. I have some custom projections that I would like transferred. I've been trying to figure out the parameters today without any luck. I have the following ...
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Opening multiple text files into a single .tab file in MapInfo

I am trying to open multiple xyz text files into mapinfo to create a table where i can create a raster image of multibeam bathymetry. Is there a script which will open each .txt file and merge them ...
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Convert polyline to a region

I am using Mapinfo Pro 8. I have a polyline of a river. I want to create a boundary 20 metres each side of the river and then create a polygon 40 metres in width that mirrors the shape of the river. ...
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SVG symbols for water management

I'm searching for SVG of different (german) hydrant types ("Unterflurhydrant", "Überflurhydrant", "Hydrantenschacht") etc. The symbols are currently stored as polygons in MapInfo's proprietary .TAB (...
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QGIS and Mapinfo reporting different projections for some files

When I open a tab file that's been generated in QGIS using EPSG 28355 (MGA 94, z55s) using QGIS 3.10 the projection is transformed to 5551 But when I open it in Mapinfo v17 it's correctly reported as ...
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Nearest statement - Mapbasic

When I use the nearest statement in mapbasic, not all the "from table" points show up. For example I am looking for the nearest distance neighbor of every point in a table (called Points). I use this ...
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How to stop the layer being removed from the map window after packing the table

In MapInfo whenever I pack a table that's open in the map window, it closes it in the map window and I have to reopen it. How can I prevent this?

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