The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) is a character encoding scheme for text representation in computers. For questions about .asc files, use the [esri-ascii-raster] tag instead.

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Exporting table to XYZ ASCII file via ArcPy?

I'm looking for a way to export an ArcGIS table (created with the Sample tool) to a text file via ArcPy. I can do this in ArcGIS via the context menu by right-clicking the table, but have not found ...
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Understanding the .asc file

Reading the ESRI help, Supported raster dataset file formats, I read that ASCII Grid file types are addressed with the singular file extension .asc for both 16 bit signed-integer (for discrete data) ...
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Converting ascii windspeed files to rasters

I have been trying to convert windspeed files to rasters without success. It was discussed in an Arcgis forum which I followed. This involved replacing semi-colons with spaces and adding a header. I ...
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Manipulate .asc files in qgis

I have an .asc file and I want to import in QGIS. The standard way to open it is from "add Raster layer" ("import Raster Layer"), there is another way? I know is strange that ask but I need it. And I ...
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How to convert a National Bridge Inventory(NBI) ASCII file to a shapefile [duplicate]

I have a problem. I have downloaded the NBI ascii file data from http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/nbi/ascii.cfm. Now I am not able to convert it into a shapefile. The ASCII file has a latitude longitude ...
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Create a Raster file out of a ASCII grid file?

im using a special system to do geomagnetic surveys. Its software let me output the information as image files, ASCII or in its own proprietary file format. Now i want to get its information in my GIS ...
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arcpy - ascii encoding error when updating field content in SQL Server table

I know there are plenty of posts and blog explanations about unicode errors, but I still can't figure out to handle it in my particular case. So here is my problem: I am writing a Python script to ...
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Creating DEM from geoTIFF or asciiGRID LiDAR data?

For a home project I want to 3D print an area from a map. I have downloaded a geoTIFF file and an asciiGRID file from the Tasmanian governments spatial program "TheList". The two files are here: ....
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Lightweight python modules to convert LAS data formats to text formats?

I searched on the net and found pyLAS, but it seems to require quite a few other modules and I couldn't get the install right. Any pointers will be much appreciated.
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Convert downloaded LiDAR info to DEM in GRASS

I have downloaded LiDAR information as a .asc file and a .tif file, and even though I have tried multiple methods to convert them to a dem I am having no luck. Grass GIS says there is an invalid ...
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Importing LAS files in QGIS with LAStools gives an 'ascii encode error'

I'm new to QGIS environment and I am trying to load LAS files into QGIS with lasground but when I run the following process an error occurs: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\u0105' in ...
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Importing LiDAR .txt in QGIS for map conversion

I have LiDAR data in .txt files (1000 to 26000 KB), where 2nd column marks x-coordinates, 3rd col y and 4th col z. 8 485000.16 6508997.48 1.84 66 Last 2 485001.27 6508998.92 1.86 82 Last 2 485001.02 ...
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Why do first returns have more blanks than last returns in LiDAR data? [closed]

I'm working on an ASCII LiDAR file that has the first and last pulse returns included. Can anyone tell me why a first pulse return may come back with more blank spaces in the data than a last pulse ...
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QGIS 2.14 Plugin Encoding Error

I've developed a plugin for QGIS 2.12 which uses data that is encoded in UTF-8. The plugin works fine for 2.12, but when I try to start it in QGIS 2.14 it throws me the following error: ...
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Assigning spatial info for NetCDF files using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have quite a few NetCDF files that arrive from a air quality model without any spatial reference. However, I do have the spatial reference information that is required. Within Arc I use "make a ...
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How to read .asc format DEMs that have headers with #comments

I have around twenty 2 GB DEMs (xyz) in .asc format. The header has 13 lines of metadata, and then the basic data in three columns # # The DTM grid had lower left (southwest) corner coords: # X ...
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ASCII Raster Statistics?

I have downloaded the following precipitation data in .nc4 format(attached). I have opened the 'PRECIPITATION' variable in the file in QGIS and I have made a note of its statistics. As working with nc ...
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QGIS 2.14 Couldn't load plugin 'processing' due to an error when calling its classFactory() method

I understand that my problem originates from the letters in my username which apparently are non-ascii and very Nordic. I just have absolutely no clue how to get around this. I'm on Windows 10 64bit ...
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Using QGIS' “network protocol” to import data from OPeNDAP

After looking at the OPeNDAP documentation I assumed I could import data into QGIS by downloading the .ascii file OPeNDAP generates. However the downloaded OPeNDAP .ascii doesn't seem to be compatible ...
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Batch Converting ASCII into Feature Classes using shapefile lists [closed]

Problem. I have 413 ASCII files totalling 4 billion points, and my system cannot handle converting them to MULTIPOINT so that I can generate Terrains. Therefore I would like to create 12+ subsets of ...
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Converting polygon layer to *.txt files using ArcGIS Desktop?

Is there any way to convert polygons that do not have coordinates in the attribute table to a txt file with coordinates. I will be using the txt file in a different software (not ArcGIS), so I need ...
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Arc ASCII Grid output problem in QGIS 2.0

I used to convert tif files to ascii in Qgis 1.8 using gdal translate without having any problems with the output i.e. I have the normal heading and values. When I upgraded to 2.0 I started to get the ...
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ASCII file with latitude, longitude and data to GeoTiff using Python

I have a .asc file with three columns of data: longitude, latitude and a data value. Each latitude and longitude point represents the location of a centriod of a 1/8 degree unprojected grid. I want ...
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Importing xyz text ascii GPS time-series for velocity visualization using QGIS?

How i can import text ascii xyz gps time-series in QGIS for velocity visualization? Example xyz MLBU 07SEP17 2007.7098 -0.119998752351520E+07 0.626106994328102E+07 -0.199557178074915E+06 0....
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How do i convert STDS file to ASCII DEM?

I've downloaded several 7.5 minute DEM files from USGS and they have file names like: 1661629.DEM.SDTS.TAR On MAC these decompress into a folder with serval files having the extension '.DDF'. Is ...
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Determining CRS from ASCII file?

It is possible to know the CRS from an ascii file? The information I have about it in the heading of the ascii file is the x and y corners: xllcorner -10,000416206603 yllcorner 34,...
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How to maintain data in attribute table when importing ASCII file to ArcMap

I am very new to using ArcGIS. I have an Excel sheet with data in it where each cell represents a grid from a model output and contains a value (eg. amount of precipitation in that grid cell from the ...
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Convert ASCII Grid Colorized to Raster

I have an ASCII Grid file + .prj file and can visualize this in qGIS. I can colorize it by going to properties and using a Pseudocolor Ramp. However, I want to export this now as a TIFF / Raster. ...
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Best method to convert CSV file of lat/lon and depth data to bathymetry polygon?

I'm trying to create bathymetry polygons based on lat/long and depth data. I have tried several methods and the resulting polygons are clunky. Make XY Event Layer-->Copy Features--> Project--> ...
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Get pixel value from a raster in a xy table

I'm trying to find a way to convert a raster (in my case it's a Landsat satellite image) into a table with 3 columns which would represent: 1) x coordinates (the so called "xllcorners" in ASCII terms);...
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Import ASCII (X, Y, Value) to Feature Attribute in ArcGIS

The output from my landscaping modeling program is simply way too big to be rendered by Paraview. So I am wondering is there anyway that I can import it into ArcMap. The data is divided into several ...
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How to export polygon coordinates?

How can I export each polygon-vertice's coordinate (every point coordinate of every polygon) of a polygon Geodatabase-feature class to an ascii text file (csv or txt)? I don't want to convert it to a ...
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convert dbf file to txt file using arcpy

I have a series of dBase files and I'd like to convert them to text files Anyone can help me? I've tried table to table, doesn't seem to work. The idea is to get ASCII files so I can do further ...
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Convert ASCII to Raster, then build attribute table

I recently obtained precipitation normals from the PRISM dataset online. I'm trying to import the ASCII files into ArcMap, but have stumbled across a few issues. 1) I converted the ASCII to raster. I ...
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What I'm doing wrong with the command r.out.ascii in GRASS GIS?

I have raster in .bil format which I want to save in GRASS GIS with r.out.ascii. I get this result in .txt file: north: 1N south: 0 east: 1E west: 0 rows: 1 cols: 1 55537 I suppose it is something ...
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Creating spatial Reference to ASCII file

I have produced ASCII files in MaxEnt. These files are able to be loaded into Arcmap10.1 and display as an image, but I cannot interpret them or create them into a polygon for further analysis. I have ...
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How to add LiDAR Intensity attribute to a point feature class?

I need to convert LASD (ESRI LAS Dataset) to ASCII text file. I've export the data to point feature class (LAS to Multipoint), converted multipart to single part and calculate X Y and Z.My first ...
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Batch Export feature attribute to ASCII in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have around 160 feature classes that I need to convert into ascii files. Spatial statistics tool ---> Utilities ---> Export feature attribute to ascii only allows converting one file at a time. Is ...
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How to create a map from separate ascii files without merging them?

I have three ascii files including longitudes, latitudes and pixel values. I just wonder whether there is anyway to display a map from the three files and save it in geotiff without merging them into ...
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Problems opening ASC files in QGIS

I am trying to open an .asc file (pick, for example, that one for 2014) from the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. It contains information on the annual solar radiation. ...
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Z-value missing in attribute table of shapefile from ASCII 3D to Feature Class?

i'm trying to convert some *.xyz files into shapefiles but unfortunately it does't work out correctly! I use the tool "ASCII 3D to Feature Class" (ArcMap extension "3D Analyst") because I've read this ...
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How to read .adf (TIN) map files?

I have a set of maps in few formats : TIN ├── [4.0K] info │   └── [2.6K] arc.dir ├── [ 708] log ├── [374K] M-33-45-D-d-4.asc └── [4.0K] m-33-45-d-d-4tin ├── [ 96] tdenv.adf ├── [1....
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raster to ascii in QGIS

I have a raster file (DEM or .tif), but I need to transform it into a .txt file (ascii). How can I do this in QGis (Quantum Gis)? Thank you so much!
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Problem in saving a file in a specific output folder

I have a very simple script that I'm testing. It has always been working so far, but now I'm running in an unexpected error. When I try to save my files in a folder different than the environment one, ...
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Which kind of grid format is this?

in a project I got some raster files with the following content (header and data are in one txt file): HOUR 17 MINUTES 30 YEAR 2012 MONTH 5 DAY 4 CITY Emilia;Bologna NROWS 99 NCOLS 156 ULXMAP 11....
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How can I avoid UnicodeEncodeError when using geoprocessing tools in QGIS?

I have a shapefile, that I want to split with the "Split Layers by Field"-tool. Due to some umlauts (ä,ü,ö) there will be a python error as soon, as the tool reaches a feature with an umlaut. The ...
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Input data format and read multiple files into Grass 6.4.1

I am trying to read in multiple (hundreds, thousand) LiDAR ascii files into Grass. They contain elevation data. I think I have managed one, and I can make a map of elevations, using File, Import ...
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How to draw grid cells in QGIS?

I have one ASCII text file with eight columns. The first four provide the x-coordinates (e.g. longitude) of the four corners of a grid cell, while the last four provide the y-coordinates (e.g. ...
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XyTools QGIS plugin for attribute export

I want to export an attribute table to Excel. I see XyTools is used for that (is there another plugin?). Since I installed QGIS from OSGeo4W, I have the required library. However, when I tell XyTools ...
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Is it possible to use non-printable characters as delimiter for text file layer in QGIS?

I am trying to import a Delimited Text File Layer from a .csv file in QGIS. Because this caused a lot of errors, I posted a question here and got the hint towards using ASCII non-printable control ...