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

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Colouring MapInfo polygons from Python

I'm using rasterio and geopandas to generate MapInfo TAB files. The resulting file contains a lot of polygons (~10 000). Here is the function I use: with rasterio.Env(): with rasterio.open(...
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Using GDAL (MaxRev.GDAL) to write TAB files with mixed geometry

I'm migrating from calling native MiTAB operations for exporting features to a MapInfo TAB file to using GDAL and the MapInfo driver. I'm using C# and MaxRev.Gdal.Core package (and MaxRev.Gdal....
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How to read Mapinfo .tab file in SharpMap?

I am using SharpMap Version 1.2.0.0. I am able to read and export as a image of shapefile by below code. Map myMap = new Map(new Size(800, 600)); SharpMap.Session.Instance....
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Repair MapInfo Tabfile

QGIS has a tool called Repair Shapefile Does anything like that exist anywhere for MapInfo tab files? I.e if either your .dat or .map or .id file isn't playing nice, is there a repair option specific ...
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How can TAB files be created for TIFF and JPEG raster images using QGIS?

Although feature datasets can be exported from QGIS in TAB format, it doesn't seem to be possible to export a raster image, such as a JPEG or a TIFF format raster image from QGIS. Is there a plugin ...
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TAB file can't be saved in EPSG:3414 using QGIS

In QGIS 3.22.8 I am trying to convert the file from SHP to TAB. Shapefile has clearly defined CRS: EPSG:3414 - SVY21 / Singapore TM. When I save it as TAB (CRS defined as well): I am getting a TAB ...
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Exporting MapInfo TAB file with symbology using Processing Toolbox or PyQGIS

In the newer versions of QGIS it's possible to export a layer as a Mapinfo Tab file and include the Feature Symbology. Does anyone know if you can access this as part of the 'Save Vector Features To ...
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Convert Geopackage to Tab file in QGIS?

I have GeoPackage file, I tried to convert tab format Layer right click >> Export >> Save features as >> Selected map info and other options It's exported successfully. But some ...
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Use a value from a field to control the visibility of a field another layer

I have in my project two layers, one vectorial "Enrutamiento" and another non-vectorial "Fusiones",Through the QGIS documentation I managed to establish a relation between these ...
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Export shapefile to MapInfo file using Python OGR

I'm trying to save/copy a shapefile to a .tab format with Python OGR. Every attempts give me the following error: RuntimeError: CreateFeature() failed: cannot re-write already existing feature 1 ...
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Setting/changing geometry type for .TAB file in QGIS

I have a .TAB-file with MultiLines. When I load it to QGIS, in layer properties it says Geometry: Line (LineString) which is wrong. When I try to do some operations with geometries (like snap to layer)...
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Creating single polygon from overlapping ones

I would like to reduce the vertex count of a map by simplifying the overlapping polygons on each layer. The problem is the huge map size, a whole country 1GB .MAP that depicts a whole country with a ...
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Cannot open .TAB files in QGIS

I have a bunch of .tab files, which are created by Mapinfo, but some of them cannot be opened in QGIS, for example: This "Urkarten.Tab" have 4 files ( Urkarten.dat, Urkarten.id, Urkarten.map,...
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Display embedded symbols in the layout legend in QGIS?

I have opened a MapInfo TAB file in QGIS ver 3.22.1 and can display the correct symbology by using "Embedded Symbols". The TAB file is a geology map and the only symbology relates to the ...
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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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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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Exporting multiple layers with different geometry types to one MapInfo TAB file in QGIS

It is no problem in QGIS to open MapInfo .tab files with combined geometry type. If a single .tab file contains points, polylines and polygons then QGIS will load three separate layers for each ...
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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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Projecting TAB file in QGIS with an unnamed CRS

I am working in QGIS and noticed that some of the layers I am using are incorrectly located. The layers in question are TAB (MapInfo) files which I have dragged in, superimposed on to satellite ...
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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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What is the difference between Feature Symbology and Symbol Layer Symbology in QGIS? How to save symbology when exporting a point layer to .tab format

What is the difference between those two variants of symbology export. I tried to export a point layer from QGIS to .tab format using both of them. "MapInfo Cartographic" True Type Font .ttf ...
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How to install .tab nativeX driver for QGIS

How to Install support of extended .tab format in QGIS? I have already installed MapInfo 17.0.3 on my notebook, it supports .tab nativeX format, but QGIS doesn't. But I saw in this web-site https://...
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Read / write MapInfo Tab and convert it to CSV format

I am very new in python and trying to read MapInfo (.TAB) file and convert it in to CSV format in following way: import geopandas as gpd input_file = 'F:/.../QGIS/sites.tab' test = gpd.read_file(...
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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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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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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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