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Has anyone tried the script available on DirectionsMag that converts MapIfo files to Google Earth xml? I'm just curious as to how it works (don't have MapInfo myself).

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I've just done some stuff from mid/mif to kml, but I ran it through FME, works like a charm. Haven't tried the script from Directions Mag, but given that kml is a simple xml format, I expect the process to be easy whichever route you take.
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I haven't used the script myself so I can't say how well it performs. If you are interested in seeing how it works then the MapBasic source code has been included, so you could download this and have a look the code. You don't need MapBasic/MapInfo to view the source code as you can open it with any text editor, like Notepad. MapBasic is very similar to BASIC/VB, so if you are familir with these or other programming languages then MapBasic won't pose a problem!

I'd be happy to help out with any queries you have regarding MapBasic as I use it at work.


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