Conversion from KML/KMZ to Mapinfo TAB

Conversion from KML/KMZ to MapInfo TAB

taufiq.ibrahim@gmail.com

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Google Earth is an interesting tools in telecommunication field, especially RF engineering. We can see almost all the roads including small road in most of the city. In this sharing we will try to make a route on Google Earth and then export so we can open it on Mapinfo or drivetest software.

What we need:

  • Internet connection
  • Google Earth
  • Mapinfo
Its very simple, all we have to do is create some path on Google Earth following the road that we want to include in the route, save it to KMZ and use the tools from Zonum to export into DXF. Then we will use Mapinfo to Import from DXF into TAB file.
This is the example when we create the routes on Google Earth:

Route created on Google Earth

This is the example of the result on Mapinfo:

Result on Mapinfo

Interested? Just follow this tutorial below.
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12 comments

  1. Harpreet Singh · May 10, 2011

    every time m trying to make TAB file by importing dxf file this error came
    DXF Error: Invalid real number in DXF filr: line 232. Operation canceled.

    • Taufiq Ibrahim · May 10, 2011

      dear mr.Singh, could you send me the notepad file? It has problem with some value N/A (i forgot what is the error value, you can check on line 232 on your notepad is there any N/A or weird value). Before import it on Mapinfo you can try to Find and Replace all these “N/A” value with zeros (0). And try import again. Pls kindly share the notepad file to taufiq.ibrahim@gmail.com
      Thanks

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  3. Gagandeep Singh · March 19, 2012

    Great..works well..!!

    • Taufiq Ibrahim · March 22, 2012

      Nice…glad to hear it works )

  4. Ayat · December 4, 2012

    hello,, it is not working ,, error we i copy the script to txt file .

  5. maixuanhong · June 7, 2013

    greate, it work well. Thank you so much

  6. Vaibhav Gupta · July 2, 2013

    Great resource, Taufiq. Much appreciated. Thanks a lot for your tutorial. However, I’m a bit curious as to how the export function to a TAB file format works. I tried without much luck? Are you able to throw more light on the same?

    Cheers,
    Vaibhav

  7. Pepper · August 22, 2013

    Can i convert .tab file to KML file without using Gooogle Earth. I am proscribed to use google earth

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  9. Katrina · December 3, 2014

    Hello! Just wanted to suggest you another useful tool when you need to convert kml files to GPS data format, gpx files. It’s free of charge, simple to use, just upload files and see how it works. http://gpx2kml.com/

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