Global Mapper v25.0

Load an mdb file

Primeribfan
Primeribfan Global Mapper User
I have a file with an mdb extension that contains bathymetry contours, that is normally loaded into a GIS program. I would like to load into GM, but despite trying a large number of options in the "select overlay type" menu (eg Microsoft Access Database), it will not load.

I have also opened this file in MS Access, and it just seems to show gibberish (see below)

Anyone able to help? I am able to share the file if it helps


mdb.JPG 88.9K

Comments

  • Primeribfan
    Primeribfan Global Mapper User
    I should add that I searched the forum for mdb references, and they all seemed quite old, and not relevant,
  • bmg_bob
    bmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer
    Hello,

    What version of Global Mapper are you using?

    That file looks like a GeoMedia Access Warehouse.  Try choosing that for the format when you load it into Global Mapper.

    Cheers,
    Bob
  • Primeribfan
    Primeribfan Global Mapper User
    Sorry for the late response, but tried loading as GeoMedia Access Warehouse, but nothing happened... ie not even an error.
  • bmg_bob
    bmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer
    Sorry for the late response, but tried loading as GeoMedia Access Warehouse, but nothing happened... ie not even an error.
    At this point, I suggest that you report this issue directly to Blue Marble Geographics Support via email. Please include a detailed description of your workflow, and the MDB file you are trying to load.

    Cheers,
    Bob
  • Primeribfan
    Primeribfan Global Mapper User

    Just splashed out to upgrade licence from v17 to v25, and still having the same problem.

    I get the following error code:

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    Unable to get table names from "path\filename.mdb".

    Get MS Access table list "path\filename.mdb"

    Unable to initialize ODBC connection to DSN for DRIVER=Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb);DBQ="path\filename.mdb"

    CPLErrorHandlerHelper.cpp - 59

    Version: v25.1.0 (199) (64-bit)

    Build Time: Feb 14 2024 08:57:59

    Thread: Main UI Thread

    Windows 10 Home (64-bit) Memory: 8,385,380,352 of 34,222,542,848 available, GDI Usage: 612 GDI (Peak 736), 246 User (Peak 372)

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

  • BMGVictor
    BMGVictor Global Mapper User

    Hey Primeribfan,

    You may need to install the MS Access drivers to get this to work. They are available from Microsoft here:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54920

    Make sure to install the 64 bit version.

    Best,

    Victor