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I have discovered that a similar situation appears to exist on a different layer (Development Control) which has polygons drawn on it. I have investigated one particular example where two separate applications have been recorded relating to the same site. The original application is shown (correctly) as a polygon, but the subsequent application appears as a point. I have seen the map created for the second application for the response to the planning application and that clearly shows the polygon. The person doing this will have either:
Copied and pasted the original polygon in the Development Control Layer and then amended the details behind the new version to reflect the latest application. Then they will have copied and pasted the polygon into the cosmetic layer and switched off the Dev Control layer in order to drawn a plan with no nearby applications showing, or,
Could either (or both) of these processes have resulted in Mapinfo creating a point record?"CheersChris