New 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.

Easily share your detailed GIS datasets fast and accurately from MapInfo Pro into Leapfrog Geo.

The Leapfrog Geo Export tool (on Discover's Export menu) is a simple and effective wizard that:
  • Supports all MapInfo Pro vector, raster and (topography) surface data.
  • Bulk exports your datasets in one routine.
  • Reprojects all the data into the required Leapfrog Geo session (cartesian) projection.
  • Allows the removal of unnecessary data fields (to help minimise output file sizes).
  • Creates a batch session file (.xml) allowing easy import from within Leapfrog Geo 2.1.

This functionality requires Leapfrog Geo 2.1

To import a Leapfrog model (*.lfm file) into Discover, requires a Discover3D license. This can be done by either -

Drag and drop into the 3D window

File>Open>All Support Image formats

Or import into a Feature database, using Features>Import (which allows for further conversion to other formats).

For more detailed information, watch this video:

To share MapInfo Pro data with Leapfrog Geo:

1/. With your various datasets open in a single current MapInfo Pro mapper window, open the Leapfrog Geo Export tool.

  a. Enter a new project name; this will be the name of the batch .XML file required by Leapfrog Geo.

  b. Specify a new or empty existing folder into which to export the MapInfo Pro datasets.

  c. Select the required 'New Projection' system you will be working in within Leapfrog Geo. This must be a Cartesian projection.


2/. In the following 'data type' dialogs (vector, surface, image), move the required datasets across to the 'Selected'  sections. The Vector dialog additionally allows the de-selection of unnecessary fields; this is recommended to help reduce the output file sizes, particularly for larger vector datasets.


3/. From within Leapfrog Geo 2.1's Project Tree:
  a. Select the Batch Import>From MapInfo option under 'GIS Data, Maps and Photos'.
  b. Browse to the folder specified in step 1 above, and select the projectname.xml
  c. Confirm OK on the 'Batch Import MapInfo Data' dialog. Leapfrog Geo will now automatically import each dataset, and add these to the Project Tree.


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Last Updated on: 9th of March, 2016