Quantum GIS is a free and open source GIS application. This tutorial is going to show you how to open MapInfo Tab file on QGIS. By default, QGIS supports MapInfo file. I am using Quantum GIS Pisa version 2.10 on this tutorial. You may grab the most recent version of Quantum GIS from here.
Browse the Mapinfo Tab file. Make sure you change the file type to Mapinfo file. It supports Mapinfo .mif, .tab
Press Open and the file should be opened.
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