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Keeping integrity of data/coordinates when exporting from SHP to TAB and viceversa

alberto_fralberto_fr Global Mapper UserPosts: 23Trusted User
I happen to have a recurrent issue when opening/exporting vector files.
I have found out when exporting SHP to TAB and viceversa the coordinates are rounded, How can I keep the exact geometry at all levels (the exact same geometry) irrespective the format?

Thanks in advance!

Best Answer

  • bmg_bobbmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer Posts: 2,300
    Answer ✓
    Hello Alberto,

    Unfortunately, this is an inherent limitation of the TAB format. Coordinate values are not stored in their full resolution. If you start with a TAB file, converting to SHP should work because SHP can match the resolution of the TAB file. However, if you start with a SHP file, you will lose resolution when you export to TAB.



  • alberto_fralberto_fr Global Mapper User Posts: 23Trusted User
    Thanks a lot for the clarification Bob,
    Kind Regards,
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