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Posted By Warren Vick 08-18-2022 12:51
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Hello Rex, I always prefer to create workspace files with relative, rather than absolute, path names. This make them easily transportable, which is a must if you're publishing data to others, or want to be resilient to someone changing the company Dropbox name. To do this make sure all your TAB files ...
Posted By Warren Vick 08-17-2022 10:23
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Hello Nikolay, As usual, there are several ways you could register your TIFF images, as long as you have the registration/projection information as data somewhere. Obviously, if each needs registering based on, say, grid lines on the map, then you're probably stuck with manual registration. Do you ...
Posted By Warren Vick 08-17-2022 03:27
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Hello Rex, You can use a more advanced text editor, such as the free/excellent Notepad++, to do a search and replace of paths across multiple workspace files. It's always a dangerous thing to do, so always keep a copy of your original files. Regards, Warren Vick Europa Technologies Ltd. w ...
Posted By Warren Vick 03-07-2022 04:39
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Hi Peter, Perhaps unhelpfully, I'd say "all of the above"! While it would sometimes be useful to lock printed output to the currently viewing tile zoom level, sometimes it's OK to progress to the next one, or one after that. It usually depends on whether then next zoom levels are a higher resolution ...
Posted By Warren Vick 03-04-2022 11:31
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Hello Martin, You can explicitly control the DPI in QGIS and this will determine the tile zoom that is used, so it's worth experimenting with that figure to see differences in output. I'd suggest something between screen resolutions (96/120dpi) and standard print (300dpi). I was tinkering around ...
Posted By Warren Vick 02-18-2022 07:19
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Hello Martin, There are always challenges when using WMTS or other tile-based services, which are at screen-based resolutions, for printing. I think the problem you're experiencing is due to MapInfo Pro not having a user-defined DPI setting. When you print, Pro realises it has a higher resolution/DPI ...
Posted By Warren Vick 02-08-2022 08:36
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I find storing the system time useful, or at least entertaining, when using the stop statement. stop hammer = time(24) /Warren
Posted By Warren Vick 01-07-2022 09:33
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Hello Nicholas, The MapBasic equivalent to the "Convert Polygons to Polylines" option is ConvertToPline(), which can accept a region object as the sole parameter and returns the polyline version. You can update a whole table programmatically with: update yourTable set obj = converttopline(obj) ...
Posted By Warren Vick 11-17-2021 11:49
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Hi Nick, There are ways to hack this but I think they all breach Google's Terms & Conditions and they're not the sort of dragon you want to poke with a stick! The US-based partner Mapping Solutions has an add-on for Pro called MapperG which has licensed use, and there's a free trial available. There ...
Posted By Warren Vick 11-08-2021 05:54
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Hello Miquel, The support for TrueType font symbols gives you a lot of options. There are a large number of font collections out there, some free, some premium. For example, I've always liked Font Awesome (https://fontawesome.com/) which has free and paid-for versions. If you share data/workspaces ...
Posted By Warren Vick 11-05-2021 09:47
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Hello Mike, A few methods have been discussed and there's also a clue in the TAB file itself if you open it as a text file. Type NATIVE Charset "WindowsLatin1" or Type NATIVEX Charset "WindowsLatin1" Locale "en-GB" I would imagine, however, than none of these methods are helpful in ...
Posted By Warren Vick 10-01-2021 11:31
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Hello Mike, The MapBasic log() function is for natural (base e) logs. You can confirm this by taking the log of e itself, which should yield 1. print log(2.718281828459) outputs: 1 To find the log of another base, such as 10, simply divide the natural log of your number by the natural log ...
Posted By Warren Vick 09-01-2021 08:52
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Thanks, Peter. The image appeared larger in Outlook when I sent it but got shrunk somewhere along the line. Are you saying this happens only with default sizing and, if I make an manual adjustment before sending, the LI360 platform with honour it? I've seen a few people most screenshots and ...
Posted By Warren Vick 08-31-2021 12:52
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Posted By Warren Vick 08-31-2021 12:52
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Post a nice big map images and get a tiny one. That's annoying! Trying an attachment, in case you're interested. Regards, Warren Vick Europa Technologies Ltd. www.europa.uk.com
Posted By Warren Vick 08-31-2021 12:06
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Hello Jane, I don't know if you resolved your problem in converting an Esri File Geodatabase to MapInfo TAB, but your query below did inspire me to have a go at creating a MapInfo TAB Extended version of the whole current OS MasterMap Topo data (2nd August release). While I appreciate that this ...
Posted By Warren Vick 07-15-2021 13:05
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From the error message, it looks like Pro is having trouble with a HTML entity, specifically the inclusion of a (non-breaking space) perhaps in the service name, description or other text field. Regards, Warren Vick
Posted By Warren Vick 05-13-2021 08:29
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Hello Jane, Usually date format issues are national differences (e.g. mm/dd/yyyy in the US and dd/mm/yyyy in the UK), but the "reverse" date format of YYYY-MM-DD is a neutral ISO format for date representation and is really intended for internal computing use. The advantage is that it sorts correctly ...
Posted By Warren Vick 05-11-2021 06:41
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Hello Mike, I agree with you. The colour picker in Pro seems to have been only updated once since v3! While I don't have access the latest versions of Pro, the thing that annoys me most about the colour picker is the keyboard tab ordering. Since I'm an uber-nerd when it comes to cartographic ...
Posted By Warren Vick 03-16-2021 05:08
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Hello Jay, If you're having problems connecting to any OGC-compliant service, it's sometimes useful to try the GetCapabilities URL in a web browser. This will often tell whether the issue is with Pro or the remote service. I've just tried your service end-point below and there's no response for ...