Specification (PDF File)
Leverage the work of raster registration
performed in the ESRI environment for use in MapInfo Professional
with the ICW TFWtoTAB utility.
is an application designed to create MapInfo Professional TAB files
from the World Files (TFW) used with ESRI products. While TFW files
are used to register raster images for use within the ESRI product
line, TAB files are used within MapInfo Professional from MapInfo
Corporation to register raster images.
Both the TFW and the TAB are ASCII text files.
They can be opened in any text editor or word processor and act
as scripts for the respective mapping software with which they are
TFWtoTAB can be used to build
a single TAB file or many TAB files from one or more TFW files at
one time. TFWtoTAB provides the end-user with an
easy-to-use interface, which automates and streamlines the process
of file creation.
Essentially, the user specifies the TFW file
or files to be used by the TFWtoTAB utility, defines
a few parameters and the location for the output and depresses the
OK button to initiate the process.
Multiple raster file formats are supported by TFWtoTAB.
The user may specify the Select File Type pop-down pick list to
choose the file type of the raster image or images for which the
TAB file or files will be created.
The Select Dimension specification
permits the user to define the pixel width and height of the raster
The Select Projection pop-down
pick list provides the user with a list of state plane and UTM projections
from which to choose in order to define the projection that will
be used by MapInfo. The first projection contained in the pick list
is the Alabama 01101, Eastern Zone (1983, US Survey Feet).
Make you data portable across platforms. Use the ICW
TFWtoTAB utility and leverage the investment in
raster imagery registered for use in an ESRI environment and package
it for use with both ESRI and MapInfo products.