Guideline for using MapInfo software on Windown XP operating system
(for new user)
Instructor: Nguyen Hong Viet
Forestry Information System Joint Stock Company
Phone number: 0986.119.250
Target: using for the Mekong small and medium town water supply program technical support
Associate Professor Nguyen Van Tin – National University of Civil and Engineering
Senior Engineer Do Manh Ha
Senior Engineer Vu Duc Thang
Engineer Tuong Thi Tu Khuyen
Time: July 24th, 2010 – August 4th , 2010
I. Introduction to sofware:
Introduction to MapInfo software:
MapInfo is a software used to edit, manage and print maps.
+ Download setup here: http://www.mediafire.com/?ir15xgl0ng8u3nf
+ You can download the sample map of Banh Trach commune – Ba Be district –Bac Kan province here : http://www.mediafire.com/?a59oc32bu7sggdi
+ How to install:
Run file MIPro80_eval.exe in the setup folder
Click Next to continue
Open crack folder , run shkMIP80 file => select link to set up Mapinfo: C:\Program Files\MapInfo\Professional\MapInfow.exe => Patch => Close
Lưu ý rằng file crack này chỉ hoạt động tốt với MapInfo 8.0 trên nền Window XP, còn nếu bạn sử dụng các phiên bản khác hoặc các hệ điều hành khác hoặc Window 7, Window Vista thì việc crack này gần như không thực hiện được.
II.2. Printer setting
Click right mouse => printer => Properties => Paper standard => Select the first column only, leave all the rest blank.
Setup printing preferences => New configure => ISO A0 => Apply =Ok
– Using the standard reference frame of Vietnam VN2000
Before the year 2000, Vietnam used to ultilize geographic coordinates UTM, WGS-84 of USA. Since 2000, Department of Land Administration has issued VN2000, however, until now VN2000 system has not been very popularly used.
MAPINFOW.Prj file contains parameters of the reference frame. During the MAPINFO installation process, MAPINFOW.prj file is considered as the file containing USA reference frame by default. Therefore, in order to use Vietnam reference frame, it is necessary to overwrite MAPINFOW.prj file from the installer into C:\Program Files \MapInfo\Professional.
* Comparison between UTM and VN2000:+ UTM system:
– Longitude Origin: 1050
– Projection No 48,49
+ VN2000 system:
– Each province has one longitude origin and the longitude origin may be identical in many provinces. There is one summary table of longitude origin in .prj file
– Projection: 30 and 60
Projection 30 with length deflection coefficient K = 0,9999 is used for maps, scale of which is in the range 1/10000 ÷ 1/2000.
Projection 60 with length deflection coefficient K = 0,9996 is used for maps, scale of which is in the range 1/5.000.000 ÷ 1/25.000s
(in accordance with the Circular No 973/2001/TT-TCDC)
VN2000 Reference Grid is similar with F84 and the distance between them is 220m.
It is necessary to set up initial to match the job
How to setup
Open program MAPINFO
Options => Preferences
* System Setting:
+ Paper and layout unit => Centimets => Ok.
VN2000 map is originated from: basic land administrative map, land use mapWhen resizing Map Window => second cell: Preserve Current Scale
When zooming in or out Map window, the scale is constant.
Tick Metric distance and Area Unit => Ok
+ Startup:Cancel Display Quick Startup Dialog and
Load MapInfo when starting MapInfo
+ Directory: setup linkTable: map class
Work space: map piece
The map piece comprises many map classes
Modify => folder B_Trach => Ok
MapInfo has 4 main toolbars arranged in sequence:
To display toolbars: Option => Toolbar.
To save arrangement of toolbars, tick Save as default
+ the standard toolbar of MAPINFO consists of functions as follows:
Open: to open Map Class
Save: to record Map Class
Cut: to cut Map Class
Paste: to paste Map Class
Copy: to copy Map Class
Undo: to undo and only one manipulation
New browser: to open data
New mapper: to open Map Window
New layout:to open Layout Window to design and print
Note that, in MapInfo program, Undo is only manipulated one time, therefore every manipulation should be executed carefully. ( Incase of wrong execution without Undo, enter File/Revert Table to turn back lastest Save as).
(open file btr_trt and brt_r to practice)
Text Style: to format text objects
Text: to create text objects
Region Style: to format region objects
Polygon: to draw polygon
Ellipse: to draw Ellipse, hold Shift to draw circle
Rectangle: to draw rectangle
Rounded rectangle: to draw rounded rectangle
Line Style: to format line objects
Line: to draw line
Polyline: to draw polyline
Symbol Style: to format symbol objects
is the main toolbar of MAPINFO
Function: to select Map Objects, resize scale, relocate and turn map to the right scale.
Multi Select: to select many objects in rectangular scale
Polygon Select: to select objects in self- created polygon scale
Boundary Select: to select objects in a given boundary scale
Insert Selection: to select the rest objects of selected objects
The target of object selection is to extract map
Zoom in: tozoom in map
Zoom out: to zoom out map
Change View: to turn map to the right scale
Grabber: to relocate map
Info: to view information of map object
Layout Control: to display Control Window of map classes
Show/Hide Legend: to show/hide legend window (animation legend)
are to display separate module enclosing software. Separate module is outside of the software, helpful to optimize the software, its expansion is .mpxTo identify modules enclosing MAPINFO, enter Tools => Tool Manager
For example: Grid Maker module is helpful to create grid
(to be continued)