Last modified: Aug 24, 2020


  • EFAL is a Software Developer Kit that provides file format support for MapInfo TAB and MapInfo Enhanced TAB file formats. It supports opening, querying, editing and creation of new files. Querying of data is specified using the MapInfo SQL query language.
  • The SDK is available in 64-bit for Microsoft Windows, Ubuntu, CentOS, Oracle Linux, and Amazon Linux distributions. The SDK also provides several C++ sample applications to demonstrate the API usage. EFAL is C++ based and includes JNI and .NET wrapper layers as well as Java and .NET sample applications.
  • If you are interested in using EFAL through GDAL, you can download separately GDAL driver below. This Driver plugin is built for GDAL version 3.0.X and supports the MapInfo Native and NativeX formats using the EFAL library from Precisely The driver supports reading, writing, and creating data in these formats. The MITAB library does not support the newer MapInfo Extended (NativeX) format which allows for larger file sizes, unicode character encodings, and other internal enhancements. Instructions on how to use this driver with GDAL are included in this download.

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