Welcome to Mapinfo Tutorial. This article will show you how to convert coordinates on Datamine Discover. In some cases, you may need to convert coordinates between one projection to another. For example, in this tutorial, I am going to show you how to convert coordinates from UTM to Geographic (Longitude/Latitude). I am using Datamine Discover 2017. This is just an example, you can modify it with your own needs. In order to convert coordinates, we will need an editable table with objects.
What you will learn
- Convert coordinates from a table
For example, the following rockchip table has objects and the current projection is UTM WGS84 Zone 48S.
Here is the data browser for the rockchip table above.
As you can see the table has Orig_East and Orig_North columns. Now we are going to convert these two coordinate columns to Longitude/Latitude projection.
Datamine Discover 2017
If you are using Datamine Discover 2017, go to Discover | Update Coordinates. It will open the Update Coordinate window. Next, select the table you want to convert/update coordinate. And then, select the destination projection and provide how you will store the new coordinate. In this example, I create new columns for Longitude and Latitude. Watch the following video for better understanding.
The Older version of Mapinfo Professional
If you are using the older version of Mapinfo Professional, follow these steps.
That’s it. You have learned how to convert coordinates on Datamine Discover.