[gdal-dev] OGR - MapInfo 7.0

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at p...
Wed Sep 11 15:55:17 EDT 2002

Martin, Daniel wrote:
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> I've been happily using MapServer with MapInfo data through OGR support 
> for MapInfo TAB format since it was available. I recently upgraded to 
> MapInfo 7.0. It appears though that any data produced with 7.0 doesn't 
> work in MapServer.
> Can someone confirm: Is MapInfo 7.0 producing a new format? If so, is 
> that format not currently supported by OGR? Is there a timeline on support?


Daniel M. is out of the country for a couple of weeks and won't be able to
answer, but the best place to ask this questions is on the mitab list. The
MITAB page is at:


If you can provide a smallish sample of a file that is giving you the
problem I will do a quick check to see what the problem is. I suspect that
there are new object types that are not supported yet. In fact I think there
are some outstanding Mapinfo 6.5 feature types not yet supported by MITAB
(multipoint and collections).

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