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  • 1.  Metadata

    Posted 09-04-2019 17:05
    Hello everyone,

    Is there an easy way to get the Metadata associated with different data layers? I am needing to send some files (addresses and roads) to a company, and they want the associated Metadata for the data. How to do I get that in MapInfo Pro?

    Thanks!

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    Rachel Taylor
    GIS Analyst
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  • 2.  RE: Metadata

    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 09-05-2019 00:48
    Hi Rachel,

    One way of doing it is through the Table Manager Tool. You can  choose the table and highlight the layer to get the metadata. This information can then be exported . Not sure if it is a good solution for bulk export.


    Regards,
    Shweta

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    Shweta Shukla
    Pitney Bowes Software India
    Noida
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  • 3.  RE: Metadata
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    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 09-05-2019 01:43
    Edited by Shweta Shukla 09-18-2019 10:33
    If you have MapInfo Pro 17.0.1 or beyond you can download the Layer Information Tool from the marketplace. It gets added to the context menu of the Layer Control and Table List . You get to see the MetaData here as well, if it is available.  You can Print the  information which has the metadata as well.




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    Shweta Shukla
    Pitney Bowes Software India
    Noida
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  • 4.  RE: Metadata

    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 09-05-2019 01:54
    'Table Properties tool' can also be downloaded from the Marketplace. It allows you to view the properties and metadata associated with the selected table.



    Regards,
    Shweta

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    Shweta Shukla
    Pitney Bowes Software India
    Noida
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  • 5.  RE: Metadata

    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 09-06-2019 08:56
    Another way to get the metadata is to open the .tab file in a text editor. You can copy it from there.

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    Bob Fortin
    Software Architect and Distinguished Engineer
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  • 6.  RE: Metadata

    Posted 09-09-2019 11:56
    Thank you all for the information. I really appreciate it!

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    Rachel Taylor
    GIS Analyst
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  • 7.  RE: Metadata

    Posted 09-09-2019 12:25
    Is there a way using the Universal Translator (or another tool) to translate the .tab files to .shp and have it include the .xml & .prj file with the Metadata?

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    Rachel Taylor
    GIS Analyst
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  • 8.  RE: Metadata

    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 09-10-2019 01:43
    Hi Rachel,

    I am not sure if this will work because the Shape file created in read - only. Since the table is not mappable, you should not be able to modify the structure.

    Did you try the  MapBasic function "GetMetadata$() function" ? It manages a table's metadata. You can issue this statement from the MapBasic window.

    Regards,
    Shweta

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    Shweta Shukla
    Pitney Bowes Software India
    Noida
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  • 9.  RE: Metadata

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    Posted 09-18-2019 02:39
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