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  1. 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 ...
  2. questionHow do I import an ESRI shapefile (.shp) into MapInfo?
    Discover has a powerful tool to batch input many files and will automatically set correct projections. Discover method - 1. Select DISCOVER>Import>Vector Import. 2. Select File format to import 3. Select one or more files (note must be in the same folder for multiple files) 4. Review Outp ...
  3. questionError: Can not read scanlines from a tiled image
    Occurrence When I open a TIF image in Mapinfo, I receive an error that keeps repeating - "Can not read scanlines from a tiled image" Solution The Discover added Grid Image handlers for Mapinfo only support certain types of TIF files. You will be able to open the TIF files as a Raster Image fi ...
  4. questionBing Base Maps no longer works in MapInfo Pro
    Occurrence Occurs on a older version of MapInfo Pro. Symptoms: 1/. Opening a workspace incorporating Bing content returns an error 2/. All HOME>Open>Base Maps (the Bing Aerial, Hybrid, Roads) are inactive / greyed out. 3/. All and File >Tile Server Maps options are greyed out Solution ...
  5. questionCan I import and export my data to Google Earth's format?
    MapInfo Professional provides a GELink tool (previously the Google Earth Connection Utility) in the Tool Manager. To use this tool - 1. Navigate to HOME>Tool Extensions, and click the Registered tab. The click the Load Tool icon (and enable autoload so this step can be skipped next time) ...
  6. questionUnable to make DBMS Table mappable
    Occurrence I have created an ODBC connection and successfully opened a DBMS Table. When I navigate to Table>Maintenance>Make DBMS Table Mappable I receive either the error: "The table you have chosen cannot be made mappable. To be made mappable, a table must contain a spatial column or at ...
  7. questionUnable to open TAB files linking Access or Excel files in MapInfo Pro 64-bit
    Occurrence In 64-bit Mapinfo Pro, I receive an error when trying to open TAB files that linked to an Access or Excel file. Solution This is due to Microsoft not supporting side-by-side installation of 32bit and 64bit versions. Firstly please try downloading the file - http://web2.encom.com.a ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. questionError: Windows cannot find file
    Occurrence I have installed Encom Discover - MapInfo Pro bundle. When I exit MapInfo Pro/Discover, I receive the error - Solution This error message occurs if you quickly double-click to open an TAB file or Workspace, and then exit MapInfo/Discover bundle. Simply click OK and ignore the warnin ...
  11. questionHow do I display a street maps layer in Mapinfo Professional?
    Occurrence In MapInfo Professional 10.5 or later, I can display the Bing maps as satellite only or hybrid satellite with road maps. How do I display a road or street map only image? Solution The attached files will open the openstreetmap.org tile server image, which you can use freely in accord ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. questionCan I open ESRI Geodatabases in MapInfo Professional?
    Occurrence I have an ESRI Geodatabase (.mdb) file from ArcGIS - can I import this into MapInfo Professional? Solution If you have ArcGIS installed on the computer, go to File>Open Universal data and select the ESRI Geodatabase format. Note that this option is only enabled when ArcGIS or equ ...
  14. questionCan I open Satellite Imagery in MapInfo Professional?
    Yes. MapInfo Professional includes disk-based file handlers for ECW, MrSID, BIL, GeoTIFF, and ArcBinary raster images. These enable large satellite images (e.g. multi-gigabyte) to be opened and viewed in MapInfo Professional.
  15. questionHow can I make visible the X and Y fields for a mapped DBMS table?
    Occurrence: After making a DBMS linked table mappable, the fields used to map the X and Y Coordinate are missing or invisible from the browser window. Solution: To display X and Y fields in the browser for a linked DBMS table, follow the instructions from the MapInfo link. http://testdrive.m ...