Direct Reading of MapInfo Data in ArcGIS
TAB Reader provides functionality of direct reading of MapInfo data in ArcGIS. TAB and WOR files are accessible from Catalog and can be opened in ArcMap using drag-and-drop operation without preliminary conversion to ArcGIS data formats.
Retention of MapInfo Symbols
Data reading and import using TAB Reader are performed with retention of native rendering and symbology properties, whereas other solutions with similar functionality do not preserve initial map objects display properties during data import.
Importing MapInfo workspaces and data
MapInfo workspaces contain map description, display symbology and objects labels. The unique TAB Reader functionality for importing workspaces enables transfer of complete WOR file data to ArcGIS map. In turn, TAB files are also imported with preserved coordinate system, rendering and symbology properties.