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MapInfo Files

by Mask (Pilgrim)
on May 07, 2002 at 14:16 UTC ( #164649=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Mask has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi dear Monks, I would like to ask a question about MapInfo files. Is there any posibility to work with MapInfo files from Perl? Do I need any additional software for this? Are there some perl modules that permit to use MapInfo files(.TAB, .MAP and .DAT) without any additional software.

Thank you in advance.

P.S.: I was trying to find descritpion of this files, and to work with them directly from Perl, but i failed.

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Re: MapInfo Files
by tachyon (Chancellor) on May 07, 2002 at 14:50 UTC

    Is there any posibility to work with MapInfo files from Perl?

    Yes, they are essentially text files and perl loves text files...

    Do I need any additional software for this?

    Yes

    Are there some perl modules that permit to use MapInfo files(.TAB, .MAP and .DAT) without any additional software.

    As far as I know not as yet, care to write one? see How to make a CPAN Module Distribution. Even with a module you still need to write the code to use it. What do you want to do?

    I was trying to find descritpion of this files, and to work with them directly from Perl, but i failed.

    Try Google and use "mapinfo files perl" as the search or just click here for one I cooked up earlier ;-)

    cheers

    tachyon

    s&&rsenoyhcatreve&&&s&n.+t&"$'$`$\"$\&"&ee&&y&srve&&d&&print

      I have some MapInfo files and would like to crate a WebViewer for that files. The project is non commercial and that's why i wouldn't like to spend any money for additional sofware.

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