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The following files are also associated with .TAB files: .DAT, .ID, .MAP. An example is:

border.DAT
border.ID
border.MAP
border.TAB

The term MID/MIF refers to files with .MID and .MIF extension.

Data Access / Connection Method

TAB and MID/MIF access is available in MapServer through OGR.

  • The CONNECTIONTYPE OGR parameter must be used.

  • The path to the (*.tab or *.mif) file is required, and the file extension is needed.

  • The path may be relative to the SHAPEPATH

  • MapInfo files already contain styling information. This styling information can be used optionally by specifying the STYLEITEM “AUTO” parameter in the LAYER object of the map file.

    Note

    If you use STYLEITEM “AUTO” you must have an empty class in the layer.

OGRINFO Examples

Using ogrinfo on a single TAB file

> ogrinfo elev5_poly.TAB
Had to open data source read-only.
INFO: Open of `elev5_poly.TAB'
using driver `MapInfo File' successful.
1: elev5_poly (Polygon)

Using ogrinfo to examine the structure of the file/layer

> ogrinfo elev5_poly.TAB elev5_poly
Had to open data source read-only.
INFO: Open of `elev5_poly.TAB'
using driver `MapInfo File' successful.

Layer name: elev5_poly
Geometry: Polygon
Feature Count: 2236
Extent: (-141.000000, 60.000000) - (-124.403310, 69.300251)
Layer SRS WKT:
GEOGCS["unnamed",
DATUM["MIF 0",
 SPHEROID["WGS 84 (MAPINFO Datum 0)",6378137.01,298.257223563],
         TOWGS84[0,0,0,0,0,0,0]],
PRIMEM["Greenwich",0],
UNIT["degree",0.0174532925199433]]
AREA: Real (0.0)
PERIMETER: Real (0.0)
ELEV5_: Integer (0.0)
ELEV5_ID: Integer (0.0)
TYPE: Real (4.0)
ELEV5: Real (4.0)
...

Map File Example

LAYER
NAME Elevation_Poly_5
TYPE POLYGON
STATUS DEFAULT
CONNECTIONTYPE OGR
CONNECTION "./hypso/elev5_poly.TAB"
STYLEITEM "AUTO"
CLASS
        NAME "Elevation Poly 5"
END
END # Layer

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