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I have a total station data file (test.gsi) that was collected with a Leica 1200.

How can I import the data to ArcGIS 9.x and plot points with the point name given by the total station observer. After importing the points i need to draw polygons around the points to define land parcels.

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Do you have access to Leica's MobileMatrix? leica-geosystems.com/en/… –  Kirk Kuykendall Sep 12 '10 at 21:33

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ArcGIS Survey Analyst extension supports .gsi import

Survey Analyst imports and exports measurements and other field data from Total Positioning System (TPS) equipment using the following survey data converter formats: ASCII converter, Geodimeter converter, GSI converter, SDR converter, TDS coordinate converter, and TDS raw converter.

The data import utility can be extended programmatically to import additional data formats.

http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/extensions/surveyanalyst/common-questions.html

Which data formats can be imported into a survey project?

You can also convert points to polygons (min of 3 points) programmatically for automating land parcel creation.

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mapperz thanks for the reply.... mapperz i imported the gsi file to survey database and dragged it to the arcview.. and i got the ponts.. next thing what i want to do is build land parcels from the points and also display the point labels –  Jaison Justus Sep 13 '10 at 11:02
    
I would use the Cadastral Editor to create 'cadastral fabric' includes points to parcels webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/… & webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/… –  Mapperz Sep 13 '10 at 12:57
    
Starting with ArcGIS 10.0, Survey Analyst has been deprecated. At the moment, a new question has been asked on this topic seeking an alternative. –  Chris W Apr 23 at 17:06
    
Thanks, @ChrisW. Yes, while the Q is much newer, my A to How can I get Sokkia total station .RAW file data into ArcGIS is applicable because Copan also reads Leica .GSI data files. –  martin f Apr 24 at 18:02
    
@martinf I agree, and in fact I would say post your same answer here in the event the two questions are not merged. –  Chris W Apr 24 at 21:57

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