MapInfo .TAB files are already spatially indexed.
On Thu, 2007-03-01 at 11:46 +0100, Marco Hugentobler wrote:
> Hi Veljo,
> QGIS uses the OGR library to access Map Info datasources. The OGR page
> (http://www.gdal.org/ogr/drv_mitab.html) says that it does not support update
> of existing datasets, so you cannot edit those files in QGIS. Creation of
> spatial index through the QGIS GUI is only provided for shapefiles.
> Each data provider in QGIS has different capabilities with respect to
> Editing is provided for shapefiles (through OGR), PostGIS databases, GPS and
> also GRASS data (with the editing interface of the GRASS plugin).
> All the best,
> Am Donnerstag, 1. März 2007 11:29 schrieb veljo:
> > hi again,
> > nobody able to comment?
> > v.
> > veljo wrote:
> > > hi all,
> > >
> > > I'm pretty new to GIS in general but the QGIS 0.8.0 (my nearly first GIS
> > > software) I manged to install on Suse 10.0 (if somebody needs assistance
> > > I could provide, that wasn't so straightforward, took me 2 days)...
> > >
> > > Ok, so I have some of my GPS data (WP's etc), and Map Info vector layers.
> > > Originally Mapinfo has several layers on top of each other, I have them
> > > in one file to import at once into QGIS. Everything looks fine but... I
> > > cannot enable editing for layers originating from MapInfo either Create
> > > spatial indexing for the same layers:-( GPS WPs are fine for that....
> > > Should be that possible or not? Maybe with GRASS? Grass I touched as
> > > well a bit as I had some other layers coming as ArcInfo .e00 files with
> > > were quite nicely imported via Grass
> > >
> > > cheers,
> > > veljo
> > >
> > > ps sorry when these questions have been risen already, I tried to search
> > > a bit but didn't find
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