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the TAB file extension!

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tab - Autodesk TR-55 tabular hydrograph

empty - WAsP observed wind climate

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TAB file extension - MapInfo geometry or atribute data

What is tab file? How to open tab files?

File type specification:

GIS, GPS navigation and map file type icon GIS, GPS navigation and map file type

The tab file extension is mainly related with MapInfo mapping software product for Microsoft Windows and used for its main default format.

This type of tab files stores both feature geometry and attributes. It is ASCII file that represents a link between all other files from MapInfo data set and also holds information about the type of this data set.

The default software associated to tab file type:

MapInfo icon

Pitney Bowes Software Inc. (MapInfo) logoMapInfo  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Pitney Bowes Software Inc. (MapInfo)

MapInfo is mapping application for Microsoft Windows. It is used to visualize the relationships between data and geography. MapInfo gives users the tools to examine and demonstrate the relationship between geography and data thanks to its powerful analytical and geoprocessing tools.

Help how to open TAB files:

Primarly use MapInfo to work with these .tab files.

How to convert file with extension TAB:

If any export or conversion is possible, it would be as part of whole map file.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 21 74 61 62 6C 65 0D 0A 21 76 65 72 73 69 6F 6E 20
ASCII code: !table..!version.

Related links:

Open Source MapInfo .TAB and .MIF/.MID Read/Write Library for reading and writing .tab and .mid,.mif files

List of software applications associated to the .tab file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open tab file, edit tab file, convert tab file, view tab file, play tab file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting tab files.

  • View tab file
  • Convert tab file
  • Import tab file
  • Export tab file
  • Others tab file

tab file viewer - programs that view tab file - MapInfo geometry or atribute data

Click on the link to get more information about ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView) for view tab file action.

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