MapInfo files to be opened in ArcGIS

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04-05-2018 05:37 AM
francescarusso
New Contributor III

Hi,

I have received a:

.DAT

.ID

.MAP

.TAB

files which as far as I understand are MapInfo files.

I need to open them in my ArcGIS 10.2.2. Any suggestion on how to convert them?

many thanks ,

f

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RobertBorchert
Frequent Contributor II

Best thing would be to use MapInfo to convert them to shapefiles.

Otherwise use the Quick Import Tool

francescarusso
New Contributor III

dear Robert,

thank you for your reply. I think I do not have access to this tool as when I click on it I got a red cross. Please see screenshot.

I do not have either MapInfo to convert it.

any other sugg estion?

thanks

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ThorbjørnSøndergaard
New Contributor II

You need the Data Interoperability Extension for ArcGIS to use the Quick Import tool.

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AbdullahAnter
Regular Contributor II

Do you have MapInfo software?

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francescarusso
New Contributor III

NO, I  am afraid I od not have

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XanderBakker
Esri Esteemed Contributor

From the command line using GDAL: GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library  you can use GDAL: ogr2ogr to convert to a shapefile.

RobertBorchert
Frequent Contributor II

Must be an extension issue. If you can find somebody who has an Advanced license who is willing to convert it that could be an option.

Check out Xander Bakker suggestion.

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MarkFawkes
Occasional Contributor

This might also help? I have never had to do a conversion from MapInfo.

https://esriaustraliatechblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/a-hidden-gem-how-to-convert-mapinfo-files-mif...

Su-AnnKoh
New Contributor

Using QGIS is the easiest solution I'm afraid - shapefile - Converting MapInfo TAB and/or MIF to SHP using free tools or ArcGIS for Desktop core pro...

Regards,

   Leandra Gordon (on Su-Ann Koh's account) 

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