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  1. questionNew Leapfrog Geo Connectivity in Discover 2014.0.2
    The new Discover 2014.0.2 maintenance release adds powerful Leapfrog Geo 2.1 connectivity to MapInfo Professional. Pushing your complex GIS spatial datasets into the Leapfrog environment is now fast, easy and accurate, ensuring you can dedicate more time to modelling and analytics. E ...
  2. questionTAB files created in MapInfo Pro 15.2 64-bit cannot be opened into 3rd-party applications.
    Issue TAB files created in the latest 64-bit version of MapInfo Pro 15.2 or MapInfo Discover 2015.2 cannot be opened by 3rd party applications, such as Leapfrog Geo. They may also not be supported (in rare cases) in 32-bit Mapinfo Pro 15.0. Solution There are a number of enhancements to the TAB ...
  3. questionHow do I display a 3D DXF file from another application (or feature database .FDB) into a Drillhole Section?
    Solution Discover 2012 introduced the powerful 3D Vector to Section tool (accessed via the Drillholes>Section Manager>Analytical tools>Display 3D Model on Section). This allows the easy display of multiple .DXF and Discover 3D .FDB vector models onto the selected cross-sections as att ...
  4. questionWhat data formats can I import?
    Discover and MapInfo Professional can import an extensive range of industry standard and 3rd party data formats. The attached PDFs (bottom of the page) list all supported formats under the following categories, and for each format details the location of the required import tool. Tabular and ...
  5. questionError: “InitNcsEcwLib failed: Error loading dynamic library ‘ncsecwmie.dll’ (The specified procedure cannot be found)”
    Occurrence The error appears after MapInfo Professional has been upgraded or re-installed on a machine on which MapImagery is installed. The error is displayed when using either the File>Open menu option or the Open button on the toolbar. Solution This is a known issue in the 3rd par ...
  6. questionCan I import and export my data to Google Earth's KML or KMZ format?
    MapInfo Professional provides a Goggle Earth Connection Utility in the Tool Manager (Tools>Tool Manager). Once loaded this then appears under Map>Google Earth Link. By default this exports a map window screenshot as a registered image in Google Earth. To export vector objects, select the o ...
  7. questionWhat tools are available for transferring data between MapInfo and Garmin devices?
    Discover 10 now provides direct import support for the GPS eXchange file format (.GPX) via the new Transform Vector File tool (available via Discover>Import and Export>Transform Vector File. Discover 11.1 also adds export support to GPX in the same tool. Additionally, the following produc ...
  8. questionHow do I import/export a DXF file?
    You can use simply Table>Import and select DXF files, and Table>Export. When Importing, make sure to preserve any 3D Z axis data by ticking Options>Store Elevation. Also make sure to preserve and attributed data (browser) by ticking Preserve Attribute Data. When Exporting, it is recomm ...
  9. questionHow do I open an ECW/JPEG2000 in the correct projection?
    Occurrence If I simply use File>Open Raster Image to open my JP2, J2K or ECW image, it does not open in the correct location or projection. How do I open it with the correct registration and projection? Solution To open ECW or JP2/J2K images you can use Discover>Import or Export>ECW/J ...
  10. questionHow do I import and display ModelVison .TKM files in 2D?
    You will need to export your .TKM file from ModelVision as a DXF file, then import this into Discover using the Discover>Import and Export>DXF Import tool, assigning the correct projection on the way.