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					           EDINA Digimap Training Sessions: Marine Digimap – Use data in MapInfo




Contents

Contents ................................................................................................. 1


Introduction ............................................................................................ 2


Download data ....................................................................................... 3


Install Font and Projection files ............................................................ 4


Add Hydrospatial Data .......................................................................... 6


Add Charted Raster Data ...................................................................... 8




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Introduction

Within Marine Digimap, there are two data download facilities. Charted Raster
Download and Hydrospatial Download allow you to download map data from
Marine Digimap, for use in GIS or graphics software. This guide demonstrates how
to import these two types of data to MapInfo.
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On completion of this guide, you will be able to:



   Import data downloaded from Marine Digimap to MapInfo




For guides that explain how to download data, go here:

http://edina.ac.uk/digimap/support/training/#marine


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Download data
The data used in this guide is as follows:



   Hydrospatial data – 1 tile:

            All Topic Layers, tile NW25200040

   Charted Raster data – 2 charts:

            3490-2 Port of Liverpool

            3478-1 Continuation to Eastham Locks


In the instructions below, we assume you have saved the data to 2 folders, named:

                          Hydrospatial

                          Charted Raster




For step by step instructions on how to download this data, see these two EDINA
documents, available here:

http://edina.ac.uk/digimap/support/training/#marine

   Hydrospatial Download

   Charted Raster Download




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Install Font and Projection files

Before you add your data from Marine Digimap to MapInfo, you need to install
some files.

You can download the files from the Help Pages of Marine Digimap.

   Open the Marine Digimap Help pages and go to Using Data with GIS  Using
    Data with MapInfo.

   Use the Right Click Save As procedure to save both the fonts.zip folder and
    the SeaZone Charted Raster.prj file to your desktop.

   Open My Computer from the Start menu and go to the Windows font folder:
    C:\WINDOWS\Fonts. If you cannot access this folder then you do not have
    administrator rights on your computer and will need to contact IT support at
    your college/university for more help.

   Open the font.zip folder and select all the .ttf files. Copy these into the windows
    font folder.




To install the MapInfo prj file.

   Open My Computer from the Start menu and go to the MapInfo Professional
    folder: C:\Program Files\MapInfo\Professional. Note that on some computers
    the MapInfo folder may be in on a different hard drive such as D.


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   This folder contains the file MAPINFOW.prj. Make a copy of MAPINFOW.prj
    file, e.g. Backup_of_MAPINFOW.prj.

   Open the original file in a text editor e.g. notepad or wordpad.

   Open SeaZone Charted Raster.prj using a text editor.

   Copy and paste all the contents of the SeaZone Charted Raster.prj file into the
    top of MAPINFOW.prj file.

   Save and close "MAPINFOW.prj". Make sure you DO NOT change the file
    name or its extension. The file should be saved as "MAPINFOW.prj".




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Add Hydrospatial Data
   Start MapInfo

   Click on the File menu and Select Open.




   Select the Hydrospatial folder from the Desktop in the dialogue box.

   Select all the Tab files from the folder

   Set the Preferred View to be New Mapper and click Open.




All the layers should open up in a map like the one shown below.




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Add Charted Raster Data

We must have edited the MAPINFOW.prj file, before adding Charted Raster data
in order for the data to project properly.

   Start MapInfo

Once MapInfo has been opened it is a simple case of opening the Tiff files that you
downloaded.




   Click on the File menu and Select Add Data.

   Select the Charted Raster folder from the Desktop in the dialogue box.

   Set the Files of Type to be Raster Image.




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   Select the top .tif file from the folder 3478-1_w.tif.

   Set the Preferred View to be New Mapper and click Open.

You will be asked for the projection you want to put the map in, it is now that you
will be using the information you added to the MAPINFOW.prj file.

   Select Admiralty Geotiff Coordinate Systems for the Category (scroll up one
    from the default Longitude / Latitude).

   Select the chart you are opening from the Category memebers, in this case
    AC3478-1_W for the 3478-1_w.tiff file.




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The tiff file will open up and resemble the following map:




   Use the Zoom and Pan tools to explore the maps.




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