Export Features to GIS Formats

1.Create a new Letter sized Adobe Illustrator document in portrait orientation.

2.Import both fsatoronto.mif and torontostreets.mif. Click OK to add the fsatoronto MAP View.

3.From the MAPublisher toolbar, click the Export button > Export MAP Layers .

4.In the Export dialog box, select Esri Shapefile [*.shp] from the Format drop-down list, click the check box beside the torontostreets_line layer to disable it and make sure only the fsatoronto_area check box is checked, and browse to a location to save the shapefile.

5.Click OK to export the file.

6.Don't worry about the error. Close the warning message.

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View the contents of the destination folder. The fsatoronto layer is exported as an Esri Shapefile with all attributes and georeferencing intact. This Esri Shapefile consists of four files: fsatoronto.shp, fsatoronto.shx, fsatoronto.dbf, and fsatoronto.prj. It is ready to be used in software supporting the shapefile format. See Map Data File Formats for more information and descriptions of file extensions.

7.In the Adobe Illustrator Layers panel, select all objects on the torontostreets_line layer.

8.Click the MAP Attributes panel button on the MAPublisher toolbar. Resize the MAP Attributes panel to see all the attribute column headings and then click the Edit Schema button.

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9.In the column list, click #Length and check the Visible check box. Click ADDRESS_R to view its schema and uncheck the Visible check box and click OK.

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The #Length attribute is visible now and the ADDRESS_R attribute is hidden.

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Before continuing, the other Integer type columns need to be hidden.

10. Right-click the LONUML column and click Hide 'LONUML'.

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information Alternatively, click the Show/Hide Columns button and choose an attribute to make it visible or hidden.

11. Hide all remaining columns, leaving only the #Length and LF_NAME columns.

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12. In the MAP Views panel, select the torontostreets_line layer. Click the Export layer button or click the MAP Views panel options menu and click Export “torontostreets_line".

13. In the Export dialog box, select MapInfo Table [*.tab] from the Format drop-down list. At the bottom of the dialog box, choose Export only visible attributes from the Attributes drop-down list and choose Export only visible #Property attributes from the Properties drop-down list.

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This ensures that only visible attributes are exported (#Length). The file location should be the same location as the previous exported file.

14. Click OK to export the layer.

The torontostreets_line layer is exported to MapInfo Table format with the specified attributes and georeferencing intact. It is ready to be used in software supporting the format. View the contents of the destination folder. You'll see that four new files were created: torontostreets.tab, torontostreets.dat, torontostreets.id, and torontostreets.map. See Map Data File Formats for more information and descriptions of file extensions. Each file format has its own format settings.

15.Close the document without saving.

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Last updated: 4/6/2019