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  1. questionError: "Raster engine unable to recognize image file format"
    Occurrence This error occurs when attempting to open a TAB file linked to a Surface Grid or Raster Image. Solution This issue is due to MapInfo Pro not being able to find your grid or raster handler files. This can occur for the reasons: 1. You may be attempting to open a ERMapper ALG raster ...
  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. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. questionI am unable to open a Excel file in MapInfo Professional
    Occurrence I am attempting to open a .xlsx file in MapInfo Pro 10 but receive the error - "Microsoft Office Access Database Engine: External table is not in the expected format. Unable to open table" Solution This error occurs when the file is already opened in MapInfo Pro on another computer. ...
  10. questionHow do I import or translate styles from an Arc ESRI .AVL file into MapInfo Professional?
    The following tool is available from the Directions Magazine GIS File Library. It is a beta version dated 2003, and is known to have some bugs. http://www.directionsmag.com/files/index.php/view/543 "AVL files are created in ESRI’s Arcview to store the thematic shading styles used in Shape ...
  11. questionCan I import a ESRI shapefile (.shp) into MapInfo?
    Yes, using two different methods. A: Use MapInfo's File>Open menu option, and set the Files of Type to ESRI Shapefile. This option requires the user to specify a projection, and the file is read-only (it cannot be edited within MapInfo). B: Use the Universal Translator. This option will pick ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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.
  16. questionMapInfo crashes on Vista when opening a file
    Occurrence MapInfo Professional crashes on Windows Vista when using the File->Open dialog and changing the file type Solution There is a known issue when the Open File dialog is fully maximized and the user attempts to change the file type to open. To resolve - 1) Double click on the Open d ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. questionOpen DBMS Connection file menu option is greyed out
    Occurence: When attempting to link a database to MapInfo through DBMS, the option File>Open DBMS Connection is greyed out. This renders the DBMS functionality useless. By default MapInfo versions 8.5 and below did not install this feature. Solution: To resolve, the MapInfo ODBC Support featu ...