What is TAB file?
The TAB file extension is a data file that is created by the MapInfo software program. The type of data that is usually stored in a TAB file is a table which details the locations of all the map objects on an Excel spreadsheet.
TAB Format details
|Full Name||MapInfo TAB Format|
|Developer||Pitney Bowes Software|
Tools that will help you view TAB files
Sometimes you need to quickly preview the contents of a file with the TAB extension. In such a situation, many people decide to find a tool that, according to its creators, can display the contents of the TAB file and many other types of files (All in One Viewer).
Of course, there are such tools. However, it should be remembered that they may display the data contained in the TAB file differently than the application dedicated to handling the TAB file extension. When you cannot afford to have the data of the TAB file displayed different from the original, you should use the applications developed to work with the TAB file.
Below you will find a list of software programs that will help you with this. These software programs will help you view the content of the TAB file, minimizing possible errors that may arise with other tools.
TAB File Viewers
- ArcGIS Desktop