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On this page you will find some information regarding the use of the more advanced features of MapInfo Professional.
In the document below you will find a short description on how to access a WMS server with MapInfo Professional.
Here we use a web server offering aerial photos of the Netherlands as an example. The web server is hosted by the Dutch Geospatial Data Service Centre / National Aerospace Laboratory NLR, http://gdsc.nlr.nl/gdsc/.
TWIAV_TIP_MI002.pdf: Accessing Web Map Services (WMS) with MapInfo Professional
Is it possible to access WMS servers with MapInfo ProViewer?
Yes, it is. If you have a TAB file with a WMS request (in a XML file), you will be able to access the server with MapInfo ProViewer. (You cannot configure the connection with the WMS server though – you will need MapInfo Professional for this.)
If you want to test this, you can download the ZIP file below - it does contain an example TAB file with a WMS request.
Below you see the aforementioned aerial photos directly in your browser, with BeeldBlad. (BeeldBlad is an OGC Web Mapping Service (WMS) client to be used on web pages. BeeldBlad (Dutch for "image sheet") is written in Adobe Flash and can therefore be used by all kind of browsers. It can be downloaded free of charge, so you can use it in your web mapping application.)
Aerial photography © Aerodata International Surveys
In the document below you will find a short description on how to store spatial data in an Oracle Database 10g Express Edition with EasyLoader.
Once stored in the database you will be able to display and analyze the data with MapInfo Professional.
TWIAV_TIP_MI001.pdf: Using Oracle Express Edition with MapInfo Professional