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MapInfo Tab data format: a GIS vector data format developed for MapInfo.

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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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Creating a point layer in .tab format in certain symbology of .ttf font with FDO Toolbox 1.4

The current version of QGIS doesn't support creating .tab files of POINT layers with saving the symbology of spatial objects. If you open the output .tab file in MapInfo, you will see, that the whole ...
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I need to know if i can get GPS coordinates from a .tab file with node js

I have .tab file which contain Definition Table and metadata with "\MapInfo\TableID" I am working on a project and they told me that I have to use that file to get the map coordinates. But i couldn'...
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Save symbology when exporting a POINT layer from QGIS to MapInfo .tab

I use the same TrueType Font .ttf as in MapInfo for symbology of a POINT layer in QGIS 3.12.1 And I tried to export this point layer to .TAB format with symbology, but when I opened it in MapInfo, ...
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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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Snapping doesn't work - MapInfo Pro 17 (64 bit)

I've experienced a strange behaviour during drawing in MapInfo. Snap function doesn't work. Pressing the S key has no effect. I can't turn off snap. When I start drawing in snap mode, the program ...
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Problems while opening .tab file in QGIS

I'm currently struggling with adding an OS 1:25k (.tab) to my workspace in QGIS. It comes up with the message is not a valid or recognised data source Any ideas?
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Convert a tab (Mapinfo) file to ESRI Shapefile with ogr2ogr

I want to convert a tab file created with MapInfo to an ESRI Shapefile (.shp) using ogr2ogr in command line. I did the following ogr2ogr -f 'ESRI Shapefile' "file.shp" "file.tab" but it gives an ...
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Embed WMS server login info into MapInfo tab file

I need to create a .tab file that opens a restricted/protected WMS server without prompting for credentials every time. Currently when I open it, a prompt for the user name and password comes up. I ...
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OpenLayers 4.6.5 - jQuery : map disappears after hide() show() event

This is a little example of what I'm trying to do : https://codepen.io/remifroger/pen/ZZWgbM I would like to build a tabs design, with one map in each tab. I use jQuery to deal with it but I have a ...
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Can't delete features from TAB layer table in QGIS if no geometry

I have some layers containing DAT,MAP and TAB files, when I loaded these layers into QGIS some layers have check boxes before layer name and some layers won't like showing in below image. In the ...
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Batch convertion of .tab files to a single .gml using ogr2ogr

My task is to convert .tab files from a directory (C:\Users\Vadim\Downloads\vec\MapInfo\snp) to a single GML file (snp.gml). I use OSGeo4w Shell. So I wrote a following command: ogr2ogr -f "GML" C:\...
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Extracting area in orthophoto high resolution image tab file?

How can I extract an area in an orthophoto high resolution image tab file? I tried to translate it in MapInfo to other data files but cannot.
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Can not open shapefiles from QGIS 2.18 in MapInfo 16.0, projection was missing

I am working with QGIS 2.18 where I do have several shapefiles in EPSG 4326 and encoded in ISO 8859-1, see image below. I can check their geometry state for instance with Geometry Validator or Check ...
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Remove Theme from MapInfo TAB file

I have been supplied with a MapInfo TAB file and when opened in MapInfo 15.2 (64bit) the layer is displayed along with a Thematic Theme Layer. The symbology generated by the Thematic Theme no longer ...
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PyQGIS save as .TAB not working?

I am trying to save all the layers in Layers panel as MapInfo TAB file Then closed them all. But, Save as part doesn't work. There is no error but it doesn't save it. When I change the format to ...
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TAB (MapInfo) Attribute Data not Imported to shapefile using QGIS?

I am trying to convert some TAB files into Shapefiles by using QGIS. After I import the TAB files, and make sure that these have the correct CRS, it is possible to observe that the spatial data can be ...
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Inserting GeoJson Polygon Coordinates with MongoDB and C#?

I'm using GDAL\ogrinfo.exe to read the tab file which includes polygon/LineString/Point coordinates as a stream using the process. I'll store the coordinates in the MongoDB. My attempt at inserting ...
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Converting raster projection info in .TAB file to proper .prj4 file?

I have rasters in ecw format and they are accompanied by tab files which contain their crs information. If I try to translate these rasters to a different format with raster --> conversion --> ...
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Merge poly.shp line.shp & point.shp to single TAB file

I am trying to use QGIS to avoid using commercial tools like Alteryx or FME to merge spatial files together. However i cant seem to find any way of just joining different files together when the geom ...
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Transferring MapInfo TAB to PostGIS using FME?

I am using FME to try and transfer hundreds of MapInfo TAB files into PostGIS. I know how to get the tables into PostGIS using FME but I cannot work out how to transfer the styles of the MapInfo ...
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Export to TAB with styling using ogr2ogr [closed]

We have a lot of our data stored in a PostGIS database and I need to create some styled MapInfo TAB file. So I have added an MI_STYLE column (varchar254) that contains a simple brush fill BRUSH(fc:#...
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Mapinfo to QGIS. How to separate features in the same TAB

Why does QGIS open my Mapinfo TAB and automatically merge all features (that causes the colors of each features to change to a random unique color for all)? How can I separate those features in ...
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Opening and saving multiple shapefiles as .tab files? [closed]

How do I open several shapefiles, save as Tab files then append as one table using MapBasic code? I have created a list that contains the tables and path to tables. But cannot loop to save tables ...
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Conversion of workspace to ordinary .tab

Does anyone know a way for converting a wokspace (*wor., *.mvs) to an ordinary MapInfo table (.tab)? I have worked in workspace with a high number of GPS-field registrations. I have made changes (...
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Cannot open MapInfo created .TAB files in QGIS

Newly installed QGIS and trying to open a .TAB file created with MapInfo Pro but fails to create shapefile receiving message ".TAB file not supported". I Followed instructions > layers > add vector ...
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Need to get spatial data from tab-separated list into csv or similar

I am trying to download spatial data (points) from a site that offers it in two forms: a KML and a tab-separated list. Unfortunately when I download the KML file, the attributes table is basically ...
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Get a pop up text note when opening a tab file

I know this is possible as I have done it before but I need a text note (pop up) to open when a tab file is opened. I know it's a simple one-line in the .tab file but just can't recall what the line ...
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Converting bunch of TAB and TIF files into single GeoTIFF using GDAL?

I have a number of TAB and TIF files. They form a single coverage. What I want to do is to convert all of them into a single GeoTIFF file, using GDAL tools, but I do not know how. I looked through ...
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Is it possible / wise to work only with .TAB files in QGIS

QGIS is great for it's ability to open and project almost anything I throw at it. I'm thinking of moving from Mapinfo 10.5 to QGIS, is it possible to just keep using the same .TAB files or would this ...
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Mapinfo tab files to PostGIS

We're migrating from Mapinfo to GIS + PostGIS. I have a file questions about file conversion: Is there any difference between importing directly from tab to PostGIS, compared with converting tab-...
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Letters change when saving tab into shp in QGIS

I am working in QGIS 2.18. When I open and then save a .tab file as .shp file I get different symbols in the letters of the attribute table. I don't know what coding option I should use in order to ...
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Shapefile to TAB preserve table structure

I generally work in ArcGIS and only use QGIS when dealing with TAB files. I have a client who has very particular attribute table structure requirements and works exclusively in MapInfo. I thought ...
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Save as Mapinfo Tabs multiple shp layers

i want to convert about 200 shp files to Mapinfo tabs. I found How to batch "Layer save as"-process in QGIS? on running through multiple layers and saving them as shp files. But when i tried ...
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Finding MapInfo Pro settings file?

Where do I find the MapInfo Pro settings file? I just opened program and it looks like after installation, all my changes are back to default. I'm using MapInfo Pro 15.0 32-bit
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Why won't MapInfo Pro read my tab files from QGIS 14.4?

For a whole host of reasons, if I want to load data into SQL Server, I need to convert the shapefiles to tab files, open them in MapInfo Pro and use the Easy Loader tool to create tables on my ...
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Batch Script to merge tab fles in a directory

Very similar to this question Merging multiple .tab files? can someone please help me with a batch script for this? Based on the answer in the above I have #!/bin/bash for i in *.tab; do ogr2ogr -...
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Can you analyse .TAB files in QGIS? Or compare .shp to .tab?

I'm recently experimenting with QGIS at work (a poor charity who is struggling along with MapInfo v8). As all our layers are in .TAB format and I was wondering if you can use the geoprocessing tools ...
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QGIS from SHP to TAB

I have a problem trying to convert a .shp file which I successfully save as from QGIS. Im in MapInfo trying to use universal translator to convert that shp file into TAB file but it keeps giving error ...
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Problem with R Package Rgdal and writing MapInfo File

I have a problem using "writeOGR" with the R Package Rgdal. The strange thing is, that this worked just a few weeks ago, but when I tried to start the R script today, it didn't work. The Error is: "...
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Extract X Y data from Mapinfo layer data files?

I have been provided with layer data files from MapInfo (.TAB, .DAT, .ID, .IND, .MAP). These seem to consist of polygons of various sites, but was told they include centre points of each site. I would ...
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Choosing Iterator when using TAB Reader in ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I have added the TAB Reader 5.2 tool to a model; TAB Reader (from DataEast) can convert multiple MapInfo tab files to ArcGIS format. However, I would like to iterate through many folders, each of ...
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Using FeatureClassToFeatureClass_conversion to convert tab files?

I'm trying to use FeatureClassToFeatureClass_conversion() to convert tab files to shapefiles. When I run the code below, the error says C:/temp1\Overlays\Character_Places\Historic_Misc_Heritage.TAB ...
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Using FeatureClassToFeatureClass_conversion to convert tab to shapefiles?

I'm trying to use FeatureClassToFeatureClass_conversion() to convert tab files to shapefiles. When I run the code below (no errors reported) it prints the list of all tab files in the workspace like ...
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Passing multiple tab files into QuickImport via ArcPy only outputs file geodatabase with one feature class?

I'm trying to convert tab files to shape files. Issue is my code below converts only the last tab file in the os.walk list and not all the others. No python errors are reported and output prints the ...
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Extracting projection details for TAB files from multiple folders using arcpy's describe spatial reference?

I am trying to extract projection details of vector files (it might be a tab or shp file) in multiple subfolders using arcpy's describe.SpatialReference. If i run this code, i am getting this error. I'...
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Converting shapefiles using OGR2GUI

I am trying to convert a MapInfo .TAB file to a Shapefile while setting the projection of the target to NAD83 UTM Zone 19. The latest version of OGR seems to not have this projection available in the ...
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Avoid MapBasic crash when unable to open file

I'm working on some MapBasic code and in the process I want it to open the .tab files in a given folder. But when it reaches a .tab file that it is not able to open (e.g. attached to a raster that ...
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Preserve table info when converting AutoCAD .DWG to MapInfo .TAB

I've been using Universal Translator to convert some .DWG files into .TAB. I would like to know if there is there is a way to preserve the data in the AutoCAD file's table when converting to .TAB? ...
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QGIS/OGR shp to tab export - crashing Mapinfo due to number format issues [closed]

I created a vector grid in QGIS and it exports as SHP -no issues. When I save as tab and try to open the file in MapInfo it crashes. According to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mapinfo-l/sO-...