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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. questionTips and Tricks moving from Surfaces to MapInfo Pro Raster
    [A] In Discover 64-bit, my MRR raster grid is not listed/recognized by Discover tools Solution Most tools support MRR files, and some will allow Field/Band selection (as ER Mapper and other formats are multibanded). If you cannot select a MRR gird file it is not yet supported in that particu ...
  3. questionI'm having problems importing a grid via the Surfaces>Import Grid File menu option.
    Occurrence Using any of the grid import tools accessed via the Surfaces>Import Grid File menu option. Solution This tool set comprises mostly 'legacy' grid import tools, that can cause a number of issues. We strongly recommend always importing the following grid formats via the standard Ma ...
  4. questionHow do I change a projection for a layer which is misregistered (without changing coordinates)?
    Occurrence Vector objects such as Lines, Polylines or Polygons have been digitised into the incorrect projection. In this case, reprojection does not work, as the object coordinates will change (move). For example the vector object may have been created in the incorrect UTM Zone, or the wrong ...
  5. questionDownloading and Contouring Seamless Digital Elevation Models (DEM)
    See the comprehensive article posted here by Jack Bernard in the MIDUGNV (Nevada MapInfo/Discover User Group) fourms. Introductory paragraph: "Jack Bernard June 6, 2010 We geologists always seem to have a project that uses parts of two or even four quadrangles.Wouldn't be great to make your own ...
  6. questionHow do I create a surface grid from a DXF TIN file?
    Occurrence I have a surface grid, but it is in a 3D vector format, otherwise known as a TIN or wireframe model. How do I create a standard surface grid image format for use in the Surfaces module? Solution To create a grid from a DXF or other 3D vector TIN file (TIN surface, wireframe/mesh), s ...
  7. questionHow can a Vertical Mapper's grid appearance be modified?
    Occurrence I have created a Vertical Mapper grid with Vertical Mapper, or via conversion in Discover, but it opens as a Raster Layer and I cannot modify its appearance. Solution Vertical Mapper displays grids as a raster image rather than a grid image by default. To Enable it to be Modified by ...
  8. questionI've added a surface grid or raster image to my mapper window, but it does not appear!
    Try the following: 1/. Ensure that the map window view encompasses the surface grid. Right-click in the map window, select the View Entire Layer menu option, and choose either the 'All Layers' or grid name from the pull down list. Press OK. 2/. In MapInfo's Layer Control dialog, is the grid ti ...