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The Mapping Wizard Tool

Mapping Wizard


What is the point of being able to do the tasks in the tutorial separately when the Mapping Wizard Tool does it all for you, you may ask? Well, the Mapping Wizard Tool performs only the simplest functions at each stage of the process and lacks the flexibility of the individual stages. However, the Mapping Wizard Tool is particularly useful for users who are new to MapInfo specifically or to GIS in general.

The Mapping Wizard Tool is opened by going to Tools > Mapping Wizard Tool > Run Mapping Wizard Tool

Welcome
  • Welcome: The Mapping Wizard Tool dialog box appears, with a welcome panel explaining in simple terms what the Wizard does. Use the buttons at the bottom of the dialog box to navigate through the Wizard.
Data
  • 1. Data: Allows you to open the table from which you wish to make a map (Section Two, Part Two). You may open MapInfo tables (.tab), dBase files (.dxf), delimited ascii files (.txt), Lotus 123 worksheets (.wk*), Microsoft Excel sheets (.xls), Microsoft Access files (.mdb) or DBMS files.
  • GIS logoDBMS stands for Database Management System. Such systems are often used in GIS.
  • Choose MapInfo (*.tab), and press the Open button. Navigate to the folder where you have saved the table you wish to use, select the table, and press the Open button on the dialog box. The table appears in a new map window.
Maps
  • 2. Maps: Choose the table where the geographical data for the map you want to make is stored. This may be a MapInfo table (.tab), a MapInfo workspace (.wor), or imported map (.mif and others), a raster image such as a bitmap (.bmp) or .jpg, or a DBMS file.
  • HintIf you are using the same table as above, miss out this stage and go straight on to stage 3, Analyse.
Analyse
Publish


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