MapInfo Resources



Resources for code and extensions to help maximize the utilization of this population GIS application. You can find components, code and free utilities for MapInfo from this resource page.

General MapInfo Resources

Tips, tricks and other informational pages to getting you started in MapInfo.

MapInfo Mailing List Archive
Search the archives to find solutions to similar problems.

The Mail Archive
A searchable and browseable mail archive website for MapInfo.

MapInfo Technical Tips
Technical tips from the makers of MapInfo. It’s a browseable archive base.

MapInfo FAQ
From New Zealand, this FAQ page covers a range of MapInfo questions.

MapInfo’s home page.

Tutorials for MapInfo

Getting Started with MapInfo
Introduction page on getting starting with MapInfo by the Social Sciences Lab at Yale University.

MapInfo Extensibility

Gateway into Bali
Gateway into Bali is a browser-based MapInfo application that teaches middle and high school students how to use GIS. This well designed teaching aid was developed by Stereo Aids, an Australian based company.

MapBasic is the programming environment for MapInfo. It uses visual basic.

MapInfo Color Palette Generator
COLORPAL.MB is a MapBasic program which creates a layout window of MapInfo’s color palette. A great tool to see what those colors will look like on your printer!

MITAB is an Open Source (i.e. Free) 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.

Utilities and Add-Ons for MapInfo

Utilities and add-ons help increase the functionality of MapInfo. Find resources for free downloads, code and more.

Chao Phraya Delta
Three free utilities: Slimmer.mbx, Distpp.mbx and search.mbx available from a Thai website.

Color Palette Generator
Created by Michael R. Davis of the FDC, the Color Palette Generator creates a layout window of MapInfo’s color palette.

Free MapInfo coloration tool and topology checker.

Pavan Virtual Reality Kit for Mapinfo GIS
Create VRMLs using MapInfo with this add-on.


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