How to overlay a NON-EARTH table with Bing or other projected data in MapInfo Professional

Product Feature: Projections

The NON EARTH "projection" is just a coordinate system with X/Y coordinates. No curvature of the earth is used and this is why it can't just get re-projected to a world projection. In these kind of files usually "real" coordinates are used for the features which can be used to get the data into the right location overlaying with any other projected data.

It is mandatory to know which projection is used in the NON EARTH file. If this is known the following workaround will locate the data on top of Bing and other projected data:

1. Export the NON EARTH file to MID/MIF.
2. Now open the MIF file with the projection string and feature coordinates in a text editor like notepad++.
3. You will now see the X/Y coordinates of the NON-EARTH features which might give you a hint about the projection the data should be in.
4. The projection string to change is: CoordSys NonEarth Units "m" Bounds (375000, 0) (625000, 250000)   => Attention!: Bounds can vary depending on the data.
5. An Earth projection string starts with: CoordSys Earth Projection which replaces CoordSys NonEarth.
6. Then we need to find the right parameters for the target projection. There are two options now:
      a) Ideally you have a table in the right Earth projection which you can export to MID/MIF as well and copy/paste the projection string into the NON-EARTH MIF file.
      b) You will need to search for the projection string into the MapInfoW.PRJ file (located into the application directory which is by default C:\Program Files (x86)\MapInfo\Professional).
            - Open the MapInfoW.PRJ as well in text editor.
            - Search for the right projection string.
            - Copy this string without projection name to the NON-EARTH MIF file.
            - Replace the Unit parameter (number) with the equivalent character. For Meter the number is 7 where the used character is "m" in the MIF file.
7. Import the modified MID/MIF file into MapInfo (Table > Import).
8. If you have done the projection modifications correctly the file should now overlay with other data properly.

For more details about projections and projection units please refer to the MapInfo professional User Guide which can be found here and search for "Projections and Their Parameters".                        
UPDATED:  June 30, 2017