MapInfo connector

The MapInfo connector is used for MapInfo ZIP archives. They should contain the following files:

  • .mid: stores the attribute data

  • .mif: stores the structure and the geometries


  • .map: stores the graphic and geographic information needed to display each vector feature on a map

  • .tab: stores the link between all other files and holds information about the type of data set file

  • .id: stores information linking graphic data to the database information

  • .dat: stores the attribute data


The ZIP archive must be flat. All files must be at the root path (not in subdirectories).


See how to source a file.


Name Description Usage

Encoding of the file.


Character encoding is the way characters are represented in a saved file. Unicode (or utf-8) is the universal standard but some files might be encoded in a legacy format (e.g. old versions of Excel), which would require setting the encoding manually. On modern software, this is usually unnecessary.

By default, the platform uses a heuristic to guess the encoding. If the guessed encoding is not right, choose the right one among the list, or write it in the textbox. Any alias from Python can be used.
Extract filename Creates a new column with the name of the source file. By default, the box is not checked. Check the box to extract filename in an added column.