Introduction to

Introduction to MapInfo

Pros and Cons
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Example

Operating MapInfo

Basic Data Input

How Coordinates of Points Map
Y

Longitude

X

How Coordinates of Points Map
Y
Latitude

X

Expressing Latitude –Longitude Information
Two Common Formats DMS
21 37 38.5 85 35 25.3

21.62736111

85.59036111

As Displayed by GPS

Some Important Precautions in Data input
1. 2. Ensure Lat –Lon data is in decimal format. Do not use VLOOKUP() (Excel) generated garbage data in the input table : e,g,

# N/A
6. 8. Do not use MERGED rows or columns. Avoid use combination of text data and number data in same column in your excel sheet. E.g. , Height information appearing as 32 ,40 , na , … Save your work in a WORKSPACE.

5.

File Types
.txt Ready

Load .tab Create

.map.id

File Fundas

→.wor

Tool Bars : The Main Toolbar
Will be constantly used when handling customer -complaints

Select Zoom In Zoom Out Pan INFO Tool

The Main Toolbar : distance measurement
Will be constantly used when handling customer -complaints

RULER BUTTON
To Select Distance Units :Click on MAP → OPTIONS and select the distance unit as MILES or KM.

Layers : An Example

LAYERS BUTTON

Layers : Continued

Search Feature : Search Any Site
FILE → Run MapBasic Program

TOOLS & DATA -SET CHECK-LIST

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

MAPINFO PROFESSIONAL ( VERSION 6.0 ) Sites Data Base [ RND –TND Data ] Vector Map Data EXCEL TEMPLATES FOR DATA –CREATION. LAT –LON FORMAT CONVERSION UTILITIES. Hotspot Information.

WISH YOU A GOOD START

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