Hi there, maybe some of you reader has read my previous article about Conversion from KML/KMZ to MapInfo. I went back to Zonums’ website and tried to use another superb tool they already created. The kml2shp tool.
It’s even far easier than the kml2cad. All we need to do is just create the KML or KMZ file on GoogleEarth then simply go to the Zonum’s web. Click New then upload your KML/KMZ file using Upload KML/KMZ button. Wait until the dialogue box closed then click on Process KML. It will result just like below inside the box:
Entities found: # Points: 0 # Paths: 1 # Inner Polygons: 0 # Outer Polygons: 0
Make sure you choose the appropriate Shapes to export. Then just simply click on Export SHP button. A new window will appear, click on Download, it is gonna download a zip file. Extract the file. You’ll find 4 files. Open the .shp file from MapInfo but don’t forget to specify the Filetype as SHP. MapInfo will ask you to save the TAB and specify the Shapefile information. MapInfo will automatically display on map.
But wait! You still cannot edit the file. You need to save again the TAB. Go to File -> Save Copy as. Save it to a new table then reopen the newly saved table, it should be no problem now. You can edit the new TAB and use it as what you wish.
ps: if you already try this and still have time, please write your comment or share is it working or not (espescially if it doesn’t work). Thanks 🙂