TAB File Extension

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MapInfo TAB Format
  • Developer
    Pitney Bowes Software
  • Popularity
    3 (10 votes)

What is TAB file?

A .TAB format is a proprietary geospatial vector data format created by the Geographic Information System (GIS) application called the MapInfo. The TAB file is an ASCII file that provides references to other spatial data files and the spatial data itself, which is used for visualization. Further, the TAB file can be used with other spatial data files including .MAP, .DAT, and .ID file for viewing the spatial data and the graphical representation in the vector form. 

Programs that support TAB file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the TAB file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the TAB file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the TAB file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the TAB file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the TAB file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the TAB file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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