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  1. questionMapInfo file not found error
    Occurrence When I try to use Save Copy As and Save Image from MapInfo, I receive an error "File not found. Check the filename and try again" Solution This means you do not have permissions to save the file in the selected folder, most likely it has been blocked by antivirus. In the Windows ...
  2. questionMapInfo Pro 64bit is not opening, no error message
    Occurrence I am using a 64bit version of Discover MapInfo. when I start it i see a splash screen or welcome screen, but the main window does not open. there is no errror message. Solution This is usually caused by MapInfo corrupted window settings files. To resolve this, delete the files - ...
  3. questionWhen I zoom in or out my points layer is disappearing
    Occurrence I have opened a Excel, text, CSV or other file in MapInfo Pro and created points. When I zoom in and out the layer disappears. Solution this is usually caused by have blank/empty rows in the source file, which in MapInfo (which doesn't allow for null/empty numbers) they are conver ...
  4. questionTips and Tricks in the 64-bit environment: MapInfo Discover
    Some tips to making the most of the new 64-bit environment and capabilities, particularly of MapInfo Pro. While you are learning the new interface, you are able to still install and run the last of the old 32bit version, 2015. Note this is no longer supported or patched. MapInfo Discover 2015 bu ...
  5. question Can I add custom polygon fill patterns to those available in MapInfo Pro?
    You cannot add or edit the existing fill patterns listed in MapInfo Professional polygon styles. You can create a series of objects that will imitate a fill pattern using Discover>Map Making>Apply See Thru Shading or MODIFY>Edit>Custom Patterns. You can add custom bitmaps into the C: ...
  6. questionMapInfo Pro 17.0.1 Maintenance update released
    The MapInfo Pro 17.0.1 first maintenance update for MapInfo Pro 17.0, which was included in Discover 2017 Update. It contains a number of critical bug fixes including - Data is lost while editing (typing) in browser when .NET version 4.7 is installed. Custom thematic templates from previous ...
  7. questionMapInfo New Welcome screen - how do I turn it off?
    Occurrence MapInfo Pro v17.0 introduced a new welcome page that shows while MapInfo is loading in the background. Solution You can remove the MapInfo Pro page on startup by selecting PRO>Options>Startup and then un-tick the option for Display Welcome Window.
  8. questionWhat data formats and file types can I import?
    Discover and MapInfo Professional can import an extensive range of industry standard and 3rd party data formats. The attached PDF (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 V ...
  9. questionPolybuilder crashes on a particular file
    Occurrence A particular file is crashing Polybuilder, both in the 32bit MapInfo 15.0 version, and the reintroduced back in Discover 2017 64bit, Solution This was due to a low level .MAP file format (where MapInfo stores vectors), and is resolved in Discover 2017 Update or later. To workaroun ...
  10. questionIn the bottom status bar I am seeing strange coordinates
    Occurrence In the bottom left corner of the MapInfo window status bar, where I normally see coordinates in metres or decimal degrees, I am instead seeing a strange mix of characters and numbers. Solution Sometimes the MapInfo settings corrupt and it switches to Military Grid reference coordin ...
  11. questionUninstalling/Reinstalling or Upgrading MapInfo Discover - Settings and Licensing
    Occurrence If I uninstall or upgrade the MapInfo Discover Standalone or Bundle, will I lose my license or my drillhole project and other configuration files? Or I am transferring to a new computer - what folders should I backup and transfer to maintain my settings and customisations? Solution ...
  12. questionContextMenus.menu and menu files appear in Quickstart and recent files
    Occurrence 1. When starting MapInfo Professional, in the Quickstart dialog the last used workspace always says "ContextMenus.menu". 2. When I navigate to File>Recent Files, a large number of .menu files appear, such as ContextMenus.menu. Solution This issue has been resolved in the MapInfo ...
  13. questionReady to Master MapInfo 64-bit? We've got you covered!
    MapInfo Pro in 64-bit is well and truly up and running! From early on in the development, our ANZ partner Critchlow have been involved in helping Pitney Bowes test the design concepts and functionality of all MapInfo Pro releases. And now that more and more MapInfo Pro users are switching ove ...
  14. questionMapInfo Discover video Tutorials and Educational Webinars
    An extensive library of videos, including tutorials, product demonstrations and educational webinars (such as the recent 'Be a Raster Master!" and "Drilling - are you getting the full value out of it?") can be found on the MapInfo Youtube channel, under the MapInfo Discover playlist. This incl ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. questionCan I install MapInfo Discover and Mapinfo Pro silently/unattended?
    The MapInfo Discover and MapInfo Pro installers support silent/quiet installation. The syntax is a follows - setup.exe /S /v" /qn" This requires UAC elevation, so it should only be executed from within an elevated command line prompt (known as “Run As Administrator”). The following additional ...
  17. questionError in ERMAPPER registry entry
    Occurrence When I start MapInfo Professional, I receive the error - ERROR in ERMAPPER registry entry. Please specify BASE_PATH value in the registry. Solution This is due to the installation of Discover's grid handler becoming corrupt, generally when ER Mapper or other programs have been isntal ...
  18. questionMapInfo Pro 12.0's new Polybuilder tool
    Occurrence MapInfo Pro 12.0 has incorporated and upgraded Discover's powerful Polybuilder function (for en-masse conversion of digitised linework into clean polygons) into it's Map menu. However this tool may not visible by default. Discover 2013 users will be prompted to run the MapInfo Pro ve ...
  19. questionOnline geological datasets? How to add a WMS service from the OneGeology web portal to MapInfo Professional.
    OneGeology (http://portal.onegeology.org/) is a global initiative to: "create (a) dynamic digital geological map data for the world, (by making) existing geological map data accessible in whatever digital format is available in each country." OneGeology provides a user-friendly browser-based po ...
  20. questionMy Mapinfo window's taskbar icon or TAB file icon are not displaying correctly
    Occurrence When I start Mapinfo/Discover - the taskbar icon is not correct or TAB file icon's are not correct. Solution This is caused by a corrupted icon cache in Window. 1. Navigate to C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local 2. Select Organize>Folder and Search Options, and on the View tab, enable ...
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