Importing JPG/JGW files into Pitney Bowes MapInfo Professional Version 12.0.0
These instructions apply to Pitney Bowes® MapInfo® Professional 12.0.0 and describe how to load JPG and JGW files exported from Nearmap without losing the georeferencing information. The ability to import georeferenced images may vary by MapInfo version; please check with Pitney Bowes regarding other editions of the software.
- Select Open from the File menu.
- Change Files of Type to Raster Image, select the JPG file you want to import, and click Open. Keep in mind that your JGW file needs to match the JPG filename and has to be in the same folder in order to be referenced automatically.
- Click OK when prompted to overwrite the table definition.
- Select the appropriate projection that your file is in. Please note that you are able to change the projection that you export your images as. Please review the Export and Save Imagery documentation for more information.
- At this point, you may be done if your image was already in your desired projection, and you can stop here. However, if you would like to reproject the image to something more locally appropriate, first select Options from the Map menu.
- On the Map Options window that opens, click Image Processing... and select Always on the popup window. Then click OK.
- Click Projection...
- Now you can select the projection you would like the map to appear in. In Australia this would typically be one of the MGA (Map Grid of Australia) zones based on the GDA94 datum.
- The JPG has now been converted to the appropriate projection. If done correctly, it will probably not be a perfect rectangle but will be slightly skewed as shown: