MapInfo Table .TAB File Description

Grapher imports MapInfo Table TAB vector map files. MapInfo Table TAB files define a table structure. When combined with the appropriate .MAP, .ID, and .DAT files, MapInfo TAB files can include geographic features such as points, lines, polygons, and text with attributes.  The associated .MAP, .ID, and .DAT files must be in the same directory as the .TAB file to import the vector .TAB file.

File Structure

MapInfo TAB text files are the main file for a MapInfo table and include the table structure. MapInfo DAT binary files include attribute data. MapInfo MAP binary files store the geographic objects. MapInfo ID files link the geographic objects to graphic data.

Loading MapInfo TAB files

TAB vector map files can be loaded with the File | Import command. The directory must also include the .MAP, .ID, and .DAT associated files.

Import Options Dialog

No import options dialog is displayed.

Import Automation Options

No import options are available.


MapInfo Dataset Format. Library of Congress.

MapInfo TAB and MIF/MID. Geospatial Data Abstraction Library.

See Also

File Format Chart