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

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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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Converting a .MIF file into .TAB retaining symbology of point features in QGIS

How to convert in QGIS a layer from MapInfo .MIF format to .TAB without loosing symbology? QGIS can't save symbology of point features when exporting a layer to .TAB format. (It can save symbology of ...
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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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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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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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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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