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How to convert MapInfo TAB and/or MIF to SHP using free tools or ArcGIS for Desktop core product?

How do I convert MapInfo TAB and/or MIF files to SHP using only free tools or ArcGIS itself? I've not had much luck trying to do this in the past and I don't want to have to shell out for the ArcGIS ...
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Convert from WGS84 to GDA94/MGA94 on iOS

I have a mobile app (iPhone/iPad) for recording data and taking notes, including photographs, and a government client needs GPS coordinates attached to each photo. They require coordinates in the ...
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GML TimePeriod mapping in MapForce

I made SQLServer database structure based on xsd schema I got. In that schema two fields have gml:TimePeriodType. In database I put two columns for each field of this type (begin and end) and the ...
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ssf to .shp conversion, field name changing from Pahtfinder data dictionary [duplicate]

When I convert the data with Pathfinder Office to shapefile. After opening the data in Arcmap, I can see that the field names changes. ArcMap is only keeping first 10 letters of the the field column ...
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Converting .fdshape to .shp or other QGIS readable format

I have been searching for a solution to being able to read .fdshape extension files in QGIS with no luck. It seems that the data had to be converted from .shp to .fdshape in the first place so I was ...
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Extract BoundingBox of Cities

For simple geocoding purposes I want to extract all cities from a single country of openstreetmap. They only queries I want to do are: ZipCode -> (List of) BoundingBox of City/Village ...
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Convert MapInfo raster file (.tab) to use it in QGIS and/or ArcGIS

I am trying to convert raster files from MapInfo (.ecw, .jpg, .TAB) in order to use them with QGIS or ArcGIS. I have access to all 3 softwares. I have tried Data interoperability tools in ArcGIS but ...
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Is there a way to render/show ACAD drawing in ArcMap correctly?

I would like to extract only certain lines from an ACAD drawing but it seems that a lot of lines are being dropped when the dwg drawng is viewed and rendered in ArcMap. (see below) Is it possible to ...
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AutoCAD to OSM, lossless

I'm trying to convert AutoCAD 3D data to OSM lossless, or close to lossless. So far, the only way I can see it's possible is to convert from AutoCAD to SVG to OSM, according to OSM's WiKi. Do ...
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Saving a gml layer does not change coordinates

I am trying to export a gml layer to geojson with lat/lng as the preferred coordinate system. So what I did was a 'save as' on the layer with selected CRS: 'IGNF: WGS84G'. Now I was hoping it ...
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How to export qgis as a kml file?

I have a .qgis contour plot. I would like to convert this to a .kml file. How specifically would I go about doing this?
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How to export a geojson file with correct order of coordinates?

I was testing rendering of data via GitHub in geojson format, because I wanted to use it for INSPIRE data. INSPIRE data are in GML 3.2.1 format. I've downloaded one of datasets from ...
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Convert from img to geotiff

Using gdal translate, would it be possible to convert from IMG to GeoTIFF? We have very little experience with gdal and would really be grateful for some insight.
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How to write GML and GeoJSON features while retaining attributes in .NET?

I am developing a .NET project [C#] that needs to export/write features as GML and GeoJSON, including, of course, the attributes; data could queried by a database or manually entered. I checked ...
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geocoding addresses specifically into NAD1983 or converting X,Y into 1983 after geocoding

I'm going bananas trying to geocode addresses into a NAD1983. I have ArcMap 10.1 and I'm using the default address locator (North American 10.0 from arcgis online). No matter how low I set the ...
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How to generate xml for use with geoxml3

I have a kml and shp I would like to convert to an xml to use with geoxml3. How would I go about doing such a thing? the xml I gen should look something like this: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Position from LLA to NED and vice-versa

I have two points, origin and point, defined in Latitude (geodetic), longitude and altitude. Now I want to convert point position in NED coordinates, using origin as center of the NED coordinate ...
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How to preserve dgn cad file attributes when exporting from microstation and importing into Arcmap?

I'm trying to import water utility lines from Microstation into ArcMap. The water utility lines are symbolized by size in Microstation, but when I try to view the attribute table in ArcMap the ...
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How to convert an IGeometryCollection into a Polyline

I am using the CostPathAsPolyline method which returns the Polyline as an IGeometryCollection. I now need to get this converted back into a polyline. But it seems to be more complex than just a ...
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Is it possible to create shapefiles in ArcGIS and convert into SpatialNET?

I'm looking at the prospect of working for a client who has implemented a SpatialNET solution. I have never used SpatialNET and primarily have experience with ESRI and Autodesk products. The client ...
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How to transform shp file into raster file in Quantum GIS?

I'd like to transform a shape file into raster file in Quantum GIS... and the opposite way back also (raster to shp). Can you help me?
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How to create .dem file in QGIS?

I have an elevation data in .asc file, but need to convert it to .dem file to later use in COMSOL. However, in Raster--> Analyzes-->DEM I got just error message: ERROR 1: DEM Default Setup: Importing ...
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Dem file in .adf format, while .tiff is needed

I would like to use this standalone tool to get different kind of Dem visualizations (http://iaps.zrc-sazu.si/en/svf#v). I see that the program accept only .tiff DEM. Now, the DEMs I got are not in ...
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How to generate a DEM from a contour Shapefile?

I want to create a DEM from depth contours (shapefile) in QGIS. I've been trying to work out how to do this based on this previous question, notably from this link from that page, however I'm stuck, ...
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ArcGIS Conversion Error While Converting ED50 Datum to WGS84 Datum

With ArcGIS for Desktop, I tried a datum conversion of Transverse Mercator ED50 Datum to Transverse Mercator WGS84 Datum. Normally, the difference between two projections is approximately 180 meters ...
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Looking for a GeoJSON describing the french departments

Is there any place where I could find a GeoJson describing the borders of the french departments, or do I have to convert a .shp file?
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ArcGIS automatically convert string variables to numeric? [duplicate]

If arcgis is automatically coverting string values to numeric variables in a text document generated by stata, how do you change those variables back into string? I tried opening up the fields under ...
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Multiline String to Linestring conversion

I have road network table which is multilinestring.I was trying to convert this file to Linestring using the following query ALTER TABLE multiline ALTER COLUMN the_geom TYPE geometry(linestring,4030) ...
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Converting SBET (Smoothed best trajectory) files to an ASCII format [duplicate]

I have LiDAR trajectory data in an SBET (Smoothed best trajectory) format, but to the analysis I wish to carry out I need it in an ASCII format. Does anyone know if there's a way to convert it? Thanks ...
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What is the correct way to convert a USGS Orthoimage from WorldImage format to tiled GeoTiff for GeoServer?

USGS provides different resolution orthoimage quadrangles in the WorldImage format (*.tif with an accompanying *.tfw world file). Some of these quadrangles can be used by GeoServer (2.1.0 - 2.1.2) by ...
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How to convert (geodetic pose + cartesian offset) to geodetic position

I am in search of an algorithm to solve the first/direct geodetic problem precisely in 3D. The input is: a geodetic (not geocentric) position (WGS84, height is above the WGS84 reference ellipsoid) ...
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Convert shapefiles from WGS84 to Miller Projection

I have some shapefiles of the world from Natural Earth at WGS84. I would like to convert them to the Miller Projection. I have ogr2ogr, but I'm not sure what the parameters for this conversion ...
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Are there another way/tool as GDAL/ERDAS-API to convert a raster to ECW?

I am looking for a tool to convert raster (TIF, JPG) to ECW. I found this two year old question/answer How to convert orthophotomap to .ecw file? The answer is to use GDAL with an ERDAS SDK. I checked ...
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How do I convert a VMAP to a shapefile using GDAL?

This is my first time trying to convert a VMAP to a shapefile and the examples online aren't as straightforward to me. Any guidance is appreciated.
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50m x 50m grid around the world

I'd like to subdivide the earth into a grid of approx. 50 x 50 m cells (big database, I know). To make it more complicated (and fun), I also need to be able to determine to which cell a given set of ...
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Help with “projected XY to screen xy” conversion algorithm?

I'm trying to convert coordinates from any given coordinate system (be they the coordinates of a graph figure or a map, meaning they can span across both negative and positive values across any of the ...
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Exporting to 2D (Arcview 3.0 compatible) shapefile in QGIS?

I need to run my shapefiles through a web mapping application which is incompatible with 3D shapefiles. At present I run them through the FME Universal Translator in Mapinfo, which enables you to ...
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QGIS 2.2.0 Creating all extension of MapInfo from a ArcMap ShapeFile

I have a road centerline shapefile that I would like to create all files associated with a MapInfo file (.tab, .id, .map, .dat). I've looked through the plugins and don't see a tool that helps with ...
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Exporting well data from IHS Kingdom in a format that plays nice with ArcGIS

A coworker of mine has a bunch of well data (including georeferencing and attribute tables) in IHS Kingdom. We need to convert this data into a format that works with ArcGIS (e.g. .shp files). ...
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downloading data from UNdata onto ArcGIS 10.1

http://data.un.org/Search.aspx?q=population I am trying to download data from UNdata and successfully opened one link of raster data, however the data that I really desire won't open on Arc. I hit ...
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How to convert gps receiver native format to google lat long or XY format

I have received some GPS co-ordinates in the following format like - "17267690N 078279340E".. How to convert the co-ordinates to show it on Google map.
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NED (LTP) to ECEF Orientation Conversion (Tait Bryan Angles)

I have an application where I need to convert an orientation from NED - given a WGS84 latitude and longitude - to ECEF. I have yaw, pitch and roll as Tait Bryan angles (XYZ) relative to the local ...
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Where can I find a good Mbtiles to png tiles converter?

I'm trying to create a slippy map and I need to obtain png tiles. I have exported a .mbtiles file from TileMill and I tried several python scripts to convert this file into png tiles but I always end ...
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How to convert geospatial data with a custom SRS into ESRI Shapefiles?

I want to convert geospatial data stored in a .csv file into GeoJSON or ESRI Shapefiles. The problem is that the coordinate reference system is not in the database of EPSG codes. The originator ...
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Is it a bad idea to convert a File Geodatabase table to a dictionary?

First, what am I trying to do? I am building a Python script that should be called from an ArcMap 10.0 toolbox. This scripts uses (among other inputs) data contained in huge gdb tables. It processes ...
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How do I convert coordinates to raster (bsq, bil) lookup?

I have a .bil file, which has interleave = bsq in the hdr file. I'm having trouble finding any insight into how I would essentially do a lookup on the file. I have no problem reading a specific ...
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How to Import SVG into GIS?

I have a PDF file, with a Map as a vector graphic. I want to get this into GIS. (I use ESRI's ArcGIS, but any FOSS solution is also fine). I know that it is not possible to directly get the PDF into ...
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autocad-map of real estates with own coordinate system and information to be converted to use it in QGIS

I have a question regarding CAD and QGIS, but unfortunately I don't have a clue of CAD. Here it goes: Real estates data has been mapped. There are several reference points surrounding the area. So ...
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How to visualize the Xdata attribute in AutoCAD?

I have converted my GIS data to CAD using data interoperability. The tags (attruibutes)would appear as Xdata in AutoCAD. How can I Show These attributes there? your assitance is appreciated in ...
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Convert Shapefiles to GeoJSON?

I'm trying to convert Shapefiles from the State of Texas Senate Districts website into a GeoJSON file for use with Google Maps API. I'm using QGIS to facilitate but I can't get the ...