Resolve Supported file formats in MapInfo Pro

product affected: MapInfo Pro™




UPDATED: December 3, 2019

This document applies to 32-bit versions of MapInfo Pro

The following file types can be opened in MapInfo Pro on the File menu by pointing to Open:
• ACCDB – Microsoft Access 2007 or later files
• CSV – Comma Delimited files
• DBF – dBASE DBF files
• MDB – Microsoft Access files
• TAB – MapInfo .TAB files
• Raster image files – (*.bil, *.sid, *.gen, *.adf, *.img, *.ntf, *.ecw, *.url, *.tif, *.grc, *.bmp, *.gif, *.tga, *.jpg, *.pcx, *. jp2, *.j2k, *.png, *.psd, *.wmf, *.emf, *.map)
• SHP – ESRI Shapefiles
• TXT – Delimited ASCII files
• WKS – Lotus 1-2-3 files (*.wk1, *.wks, *.wk3, *.wk4)
• WOR – MapInfo workspace files
• MWS – apInfo workspace files
• XLS – Microsoft Excel files
• XLSX – Microsoft Excel 2007 or later files
• Grid images – (*.adf, *.flt, *.txt, *.asc, *.img, *.dem, *.dt0, *.dt1, *.dt2, *.mig, *.grd). This release does not support .XLSM and .XLSB Excel files.
Note: Grid Format Direct Support: The following grid handlers support direct read of DEM-USGS Text (.dem); GTOPO30 (.dem) and DTED levels 1, 2, 3 (.dt0, .dt1, .dt2). 
These grid handlers are read-only; they cannot be used to create grid files during the Create Grid Thematic interpolation process.
Importing File Formats
The following file formats can be imported into MapInfo Professional using the Universal Translator (on the File menu point to Universal Translator):
• Autodesk AutoCAD DWG/DXF (.dxf, .dwg) — up to AutoCAD rel 2013
• Bentley MicroStation Design 7 (.dgn)
• Bentley MicroStation Design 8 (.pos, .fc1, .dgn)
• ESRI ArcInfo Export (.e00)
• ESRI Geodatabase (Personal Geodatabase) (.mdb)
• ESRI Shapefile (.shp)
• Google Earth KML (.kmz, kml)
• Spatial Data Transfer Standard, such as TR01CATD.DDF (*CATD.DFF)
• Vector Product Format (VPF) Coverage, such as POAREA.AFT, POLINE.LFT, POPOINT.PFT (.*ft)
The following file formats are supported under the File Type of "Raster Image" in MapInfo Pro:
• DXF – The graphic/data interchange format (DXF) for AutoCAD and other CAD packages
• GML – OS MasterMap format
• GML, XML – Geographic Markup Language (GML) 2.1
• IMG – A file format for MapInfo Professional for DOS image files
• MBI – MapInfo Professional Boundary Interchange format (MBI) An ASCII file for MapInfo DOS
boundary files.
• MIF – MapInfo Professional Interchange Format (MIF) MapInfo Professional’s data interchange format
(ASCII file format).
• MMI – MapInfo DOS MMI
MapInfo Professional imports graphics and textual information from MapInfo Professional Interchange Format, DXF, MBI, and MMI files. MapInfo Professional imports only graphics from IMG.
Supported Raster Image File Formats
The following are the Raster image file formats that MapInfo Professional supports:
• ADF – ArcInfo coverage Data File (ADF)
• ASC – ASCII text file
• BIL – Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre (SPOT) satellite images Spot Image Formats 1.5 and 4.0: 8 Bit Gray, Format 1.5, 8 Bit Gray, Format 4.0, 24 Bit Color, Format 1.5, 24 Bit Color, Format 4.0
• BMP – Windows bitmap (BMP) Monochrome: 8 Bit Color, 24 Bit Color
• filename.* – Compressed ARC Digitized Raster Graphic (CADRG) format 
• filename.* – Controlled Image Base (CIB) format
• ECW – Enhanced Compression Wavlet (ECW) format handler by ER Mapper
• EMF – Enhanced Metafile Format
• FLT – Image Filter (FLT)
• GEN – ARC Digitized Raster Graphic (ADRG) format
• GEN – ARC Standard Raster Product to 1.2 (ASRP) 1.2 format
• GIF – Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
• GIF – Graphics Interchange Format (GIF89a) non-interlaced only Monochrome: 8 Bit Color
• GRC – MapInfo Vertical Mapper
• GRD – MapInfo Vertical Mapper MapInfo Professional treats GRD files as either a grid or raster image.
If the associated .TAB file contains a RasterStyle 6 entry, then MapInfo Professional treats the file as a grid.
• JFIF – JPEG File Interchange Format (JFIF) 8 Bit Gray, 24 Bit Color, No Subsampling, 24 Bit Color, YUV422 Subsampling, 24 Bit Color, YUV411 Subsampling
• JP2 – Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) 2000 format MapInfo Professional supports creating JPEG 2000 files using Save Window As and viewing JPEG 2000 files using the LeadTools raster handler.
• JPG – Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPG)
• JPEG – Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) 8 Bit Gray, 24 Bit Color, No Subsampling, 24 Bit Color, YUV422 Subsampling, 24 Bit Color, YUV411 Subsampling
• NTF – National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF) version 2.x format
• PCX – ZSoft Paintbrush
• PCX – Format Version 5 (Paintbrush Version 3.0) Monochrome, 8 Bit Gray, 8 Bit Color, 24 Bit Color
• PNG – Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format
• PSD – Photoshop 3.0
• SID – MrSID format The MrSID raster handler allows you to open and display raster images compressed in the MrSID format
• TIF – Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF)
• TIF – Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) TIFF Revision 5.0, Monochrome (Class B), Uncompressed, Monochrome (Class B), PackBits Compression, 8 Bit Gray (Class G), Uncompressed, 8 Bit Color (Class P), Uncompressed, 24 Bit Color (Class R), Uncompressed
• TIF – Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) CMYK
• TIF – Tagged Information File Format (TIFF) CCITT Group 4
• TIF – Tagged Information File Format (TIFF) LZW
• TXT – Text
• TGA – Targa TGA Truevision File Format Specification 2.0. 8 Bit Gray, 8 Bit Color, 24 Bit Color
• WMF – Windows Metafile Format(WMF). The raster handler will load a rasterized version of the WMF file.