MapInfo table (TAB)

Long name MapInfo Tables
Short name TAB
File extension(s) .tab, .dat, id, .ind, .map

The Map Info Tables in the form of TAB format are supported by the GDB library for import,export.These format are exported with a type of ".tab".

All graphical object( feature) include TABFCPoint,TABFCFontPoint, TABFCCustomPoint,TABFCText, TABFCPolyline, TABFCArc,TABFCRectangle, TABFCEllipse, TABFCRegion. they are imported with all their attributes.

The data set of map info tab typically consists of at least five files which have same file name and different file sxtension( .dat, .id, .ind, .map, .tab). They are binary file except .tab which is small text file describing the format of the file containing your data,When you open a set of mitab file you have to select .tab file.these files must be kept together in same directory in order to be accessed.

MITAB library is an Open Source C++ library to read and write MapInfo .TAB (binary) and .MIF/MID files. It is based on the OGR library which is an implementation of the Open GIS Consortium Simple Feature specification. For more information, see:

http://mitab.maptools.org/

See MapInfo data interchange format (MIF) for information on georeferencing.

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