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Converting KML\KMZ to TAB in MapInfo Pro

Product Affected: MapInfo Pro
Product Feature: Tools
 
Converting Google KML/KMZ to .TAB using:
  1. In MapInfo Pro 32-bit version, Navigate to File > Open Universal Data or
  2. In MapInfo Pro 64-bit version, Under Home Tab, navigate to Open > Universal Data.
  3. Select the KMZ\KML file format and the location of the file
  4. Press OK
  5. In Select Layers dialog, make preferred changes and specify the directory to which you want to save the resulting .TAB files.
  6. Press OK
Refer to the MapInfo Pro User guides for more information:
MapInfo Pro 32-bit : Opening Universal Data Directly (Page 438)
MapInfo Pro 64-bit version: Opening Universal Data Directly (Page 335)

To translate the files directly without opening the output in MapInfo Pro, follow the below steps:
  1. In MapInfo Pro 32-bit version, navigate to Tools > Universal Translator or 
  2. In MapInfo Pro 64-bit version, Under Home Tab, navigate to Tools > Tool Extensions > Universal Translator.
  3. Load Universal Translator tool
  4. Navigate to File > Translate
  5. Under Reader format, select the KMZ\KML as file format and the location of the file
  6. Under Writer format, select the TAB as file format and the location of the file
  7. Update the preference in Parameters in case required
  8. Press OK to start translation
  9. Once the translation is successful, the TAB files are created under the specified location.
The Universal Translator tool can also be accessed directly from <MapInfo Pro installed directory>\UT\MUT.MBX
 
UPDATED:  August 5, 2019