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MapInfo Pro requests node-locked activation method rather than Licence server details when activating a concurrent licence

This issue may occur where users have been switched from using node-locked to concurrent MapInfo licences. Although the served version of MapInfo is installed, when MapInfo is run the dialog for... read more
 

How to set up a MapInfo DBMS table from SQL Server without a DSN

A quick note to say that it is definitely possible to use a SQL Server spatial table in MapInfo Professional without an ODBC DSN. There's not much about this on the web, and the normal methods of... read more
 

MapInfo automatic node generation (aka stream digitizing)

Originally posted by Timothy Derbyshire. You can press the N key on the keyboard to activate MapInfo's AutoNode function - this means that you can click once to start plotting your line, and then... read more
 

British National Grid in MapInfo

A problem frequently encountered with sharing data between MapInfo and ArcGIS is that the British National Grid projection used by ArcGIS is accurate to 1 mm, whilst the standard projection used... read more
 

When a new installation of MapInfo Pro prompts for MAPINFOW.FNT etc

On starting MapInfo Pro, it prompts for the location of MAPINFOW.FNT (and a few similar files). A file search shows that these files do not exist on the machine. This typically occurs when an ... read more
 

Notes on importing spatial data into SQL Server 2008

There are a variety of ways to do this, but often you will hit issues with data validity. If you have our ArcGIS Maplink product (or ArcSquirrel) then loading data in using this into a... read more
 

Where to find the Ordnance Survey registration files

The registration files (world files and tab files) for all Ordnance Survey raster datasets can be downloaded from: http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/products/geo-referencing.html These are... read more
 

Using ECWs without world files in MapInfo

If you have ECW map images without world files, they may work fine in ArcGIS but MapInfo won't put them in the right place as it can't read the header information in the ECW. You could opening them... read more
 

Using ECWs without world files in MapInfo

If you have ECW map images without world files, they may work fine in ArcGIS but MapInfo won't put them in the right place as it can't read the header information in the ECW. You could opening them... read more
 

How to run Mapbasic code whenever a .tab file is opened

Mapbasic code can be run whenever a .tab file is opened by inserting code in the .tab file just after the header. e.g. ... !charset WindowsLatin1 Run Application... read more
 
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