Adding the Uploader to the MapInfo Professional Tools Menu

The Spectrum Spatial Map Uploader can be downloaded as a MapInfo Professional plugin file from the Spectrum Spatial section of the Welcome Page, under Map Uploader on the Utilities tab.

  1. Click Download Zip to save the map-uploader.zip file. Unzip it to a location that is accessible to MapInfo Professional. It is recommended that you place the plugin where your other MapInfo Professional plugins are installed, or here: C:\Program Files(x86)\MapInfo\Spectrum Spatial Map Uploader
  2. Start MapInfo Professional.
  3. Go to the Tools > Tool Manager menu in MapInfo Professional. This will open the Tool Manager dialog.
  4. Click the Add Tool button and browse to the location where the Spectrum Spatial Map Uploader MBX file is located, and select “SpectrumMapUploader.MBX” and click Open.
  5. Add a Title (Such as Spectrum Spatial Uploader) and an optional description for the tool.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Ensure that the Loaded and Autoload check boxes are ticked.
  8. Click OK.

    The Uploader will now always appear on the tools menu when you open MapInfo Professional.

To test the installation and start the Map Uploader:

  1. Start MapInfo Professional.
  2. Go to the Tools > Tool Manager menu in MapInfo Professional. This will open the Tool Manager dialog.
  3. Select Spectrum Spatial Map Uploader.
  4. Click OK
Note: If the plugin throws an IOException on startup, and references the upload-settings.config_ file, remove the file from the error message (typically %appdata%\MapInfo\Spectrum Spatial Map Uploader\upload-settings.config_) and restart the application.