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How can I convert a tif or xyz file to HGT?

Due to system incompatibilities between projects, I have been asked to convert my DEM which is in geotif format to HGT. I have no experience with HGT and cannot find any export options to this ...
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Can I convert a kmz file to kml?

I have a kmz file. Is there an easy way to convert it to KML? Can I just "unzip"?
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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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Problem with convert georeferenced jpg to geotiff

I'm beginner with GIS tools. I have jpg file with GPS data and I need reference this file to Microstation as georeferrenced raster. I tried use function Raster -> Conversion -> Translate with defined ...
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Latitude and Longitudes are replaced with zeros when importing excel 2007 worksheet into personal geodatabase

I am trying to import an Excel 2007 data set into a personal geodatabase so I can convert coordinate systems. The data set includes point locations in Decimal Degrees. When I import the Excel ...
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Creating Garmin GPS compatible map using TFW+tiff files

I have complete set of 1:50000 maps of Sri Lanka in .tiff format. They have .TFW files accompanied with them. Now I need to create maps to use with my etrex 20 device using those tiff files. How can I ...
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How can I export a shapefile to netCDF?

I have a shapefile of the worlds biomes Terrestrial Ecoregional Boundaries Shapefile (TNC), 12/14/09, 50MB download from available from http://conserveonline.org/workspaces/ecoregional.shapefile ...
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Why is “Convert Graphics toe Features” grayed out in a dataframe that has georeferenced layers?

I have brought two graphics, a species range and a heatmap, into a dataframe and georeferenced them using control points. I rectified them and now I want to clip one with the other but I can't get ...
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How to convert WMS to SHP?

I'm looking for tool that will be convert WMS to vector layer. Are they ready tool?(for example in python)
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How can I import geometries from an invalid GML quickly?

I have the following gml geometry : <gml:Polygon xmlns:gml="http://www.opengis.net/gml" srsName="EPSG:2154"> <gml:exterior> <gml:LinearRing> <gml:posList ...
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How to convert 3D DXF to PostGIS 2.0?

I'm not very skilled on using postgis but I face a problem that I must solve, i.e. create tables to load geographical data stored as dxf. I have a thousand dxf files (3d) with polylines, points and ...
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Shapefile to MSSQL with ogr2ogr fails to make connection

I am using ogr2ogr from OSGeo4W on my Windows 7 box to import a shapefile into a SQL Server database on one of my servers. I was able to successfully complete the conversion using shp2sqlserver, but I ...
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Convert X Y Pixels to Easting Northing

I'm trying to find out what the formula would be to convert the X, Y of an image to the Easting and Northing coordinates. I've downloaded some of the raster maps from OS UK web site and I'm looking ...
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How to enclose clustered points with polygon?

I have a raster with forest (1), no forest (2) data. "1" is represent single/few trees and there is gaps between them. I want to create a polygon around these trees to a forest map. It is not a dense ...
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How to create lines from points pair coordinates with arcpy?

I've got some points pair coordinates (start and end points) which I have to transform into lines. Until now, I used an append of both the coordinates in a pippo.Point(), a pippo.CalculateGeometry() ...
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Extraction of DEM from netCDF file into ASCII XYZ format

I need to extract a DEM of a waterbody from a netCDF file so I can ultimately convert the DEM into xyz format. I'm not sure how to go about doing this, and so far, I have tried to create raster layers ...
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How to convert a png with known bounds from Plate Carree to Mercator with GDAL

I have a png image that shows the region defined by the geo bounds UpperLat, LeftLon, BottomLat, RightLon (in degrees & -ve for West Lon and South Lat) in Plate Carree EPSG:4326. I want to convert ...
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Finding centrelines from polygons in QGIS?

I was wondering if there is a way to create centre lines from polygons in QGIS? I have a polygon layer, but ideally need the centrelines as a separate file.
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How to find the proper coordinate reference system with two sets of data using different measurements or too convert one system into another

I have two different entries of data in two different spread sheets. One of the spread sheets uses a coordinate reference system that I have no idea what the units of measurement are. the properties ...
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How to use GDAL to convert Int16 data to Byte

I have some data with Int16 bands in HDF format. I want to convert this to Byte bands in GeoTIFF format. The data range for the Int16 is -2000 to 12000, so I want to map this to the Byte range 0 to ...
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How to convert Lat/Long to UTM using Proj(4j) similar to JScience UTM.latLongToUTM?

I'd like to use Proj(4j) to convert between UTM and Lat/Long coordinates. I used to use JScience for UTM <-> LatLong conversions like this: UTM.latLongToUtm(latlong, ReferenceEllipsoid.WGS84); ...
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How do I convert many .dxf files to one gdb file?

I am using ArcView and ArcCatalog 9.2 with the Data Interoperability extension and I have 159 .dxf files that are comprised of 6 files; a dessin DAO, an annotation DAO, a multipatch DAO; a point DAO, ...
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How to build a geographic database of GPS logs?

On our aerial wildlife surveys we typically generate dozens of GPX files, and usually convert most of them into shapefiles for display in a GIS application. GPX files are a terrific way of keeping all ...
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Converting shapefile labels to graphics ArcMap?

I have a shapefile that represents contours. Because I have clipped the contours to the map boundary they are broken in several places. Now that I have labeled the contours there are labels that are ...
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How to Convert Long/Lat from Excel into shapefile? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I convert an excel file with x, y columns to a shapefile? Possible duplicate, How can I convert an excel file with x, y columns to a shapefile? How do I ...
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Is it possible to convert a Geoserver SLD to Quantum QML format?

I have a web application which runs on Geoserver. I am migrating my application to desktop and am struck at applying the same color schemes and symbology. I am not able to find a way to convert SLDs ...
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How to typecast from MULTIPOLYGON to MULTIPOLYGONM (force XY multipolygon into XYM)

I need to merge several databases, where the destination table has a constraint checking for MULTIPOLYGONM in the geometry column. At some source tables, the geometry column is in the XY form ...
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How to convert FROM Navit to PostGis or SHP?

I have a Navit BIN file which I want to use in PostGis or QGis, so I need to import it to PostGis or convert it to a shapefile. I have found a lot of information on how to convert data TO the Navit ...
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How do you format an OGR VRT file to best convert a CSV to KML?

I am attempting to get a nice KML for simple review of POI/geocoding from a CSV. I a using ogr2ogr and a vrt. You can see the vet file below, with two attempts to get this right. Basically, the issue ...
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Exporting vector to kml with ogr2ogr without extended data

If I convert a shapefile as kml in QGIS, GRASS or ogr2ogr directly, defining the name and/or description field with the -dsco tag, all columns in the attribute table of the input layer are exported to ...
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Converting shapefile in NAD27 from meters to decimal degrees to match xy data?

I have a shapefile of a boundary (polygon) that has the following projection: NAD_1927_UTM_Zone_11N Projection: Transverse_Mercator False_Easting: 500000.00000000 False_Northing: ...
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Batch convert ipaddress to coordinates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Advice on geocoding IP addresses I am wondering if there are any applications that will batch convert ipaddress to geographic coordinates? Some background on the ...
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where do I download POIs from Wikipedia? placeopedia used to have them but is now gone

I am trying to improve OpenStreetMap in Siem Reap, Cambodia. A way I am doing this is to add temple locations. I hear that there is a dataset of temple locations available from Wikipedia (presumably ...
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how to open layers with multiple geometry types in qgis?

I recently had some difficulties opening some MapInfo TAB vector layers in QGIS because each MapInfo layer contained two different geometry types: point and line. The MapInfo layers had originally ...
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Converting mosaic dataset to TIN gives error? [closed]

I merged several DEMs together in on single DEM with mosaic dataset. Now I wanted to convert this mosaic dataset in Vector with TIN. But when I use the tool (3D Analyst Tool) Raster to TIN comes an ...
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Character encoding for Oracle DB and Geoserver

I have a setup that uses Oracle database->GeoServer->OpenLayers->my JavaScript. I use the UTF-8 character set in GeoServer and the JavaScript layers. The Oracle instance is configured to use WIN1252 ...
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Converting Spidertracks GPS flight tracks into shapefile or kml?

I have some data that will be comming to me from helicopter flights and was recorded with Spidertracks software. Does anyone know how to convert flight tracks from 'Spidertracks' gps flight tracks ...
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Trouble when georeferencing CAD files in ArcMap

I've definitely got at least a couple of grey hairs while trying to convert some dwg. files to shapefiles. I've seen that this subject has been disscused a lot, but hope someone will have the ...
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How to decode Magellan URL coordinates to lat/lon

Magellan uses this URL to designate a coordinate in New York: mgn:///address/?coord=merwFvlqbM,name=Viva%20Herbals%20Pizzeria,number=179,street=2nd%20Avenue,city=New%20York,country=US How can I ...
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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 generate should look something like this: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Features to 3D from 2D in QGIS

Is there a way to convert 2D features to "3D" features in QGIS? I know there is a way to do this in ArcMap by using an attribute value in the attribute table, but I am looking to do this with ...
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Converting *.xlsx datasheet with point feature data into POINT feature class using ArcPy?

I am trying to create a script tool to automate this process, eventually it will be used for batch processing but at the moment I can't even get test data to work. This is pretty basic at the moment, ...
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Convert a Tif raster file to vector shp file in QGIS

So I've been trying to convert a georeferenced Tif raster file into a vector shp file using QGIS. It's seems to complete this but it ends up giving me a feature class that has over 500,000 features, ...
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Transforming from DWG/DXF to GIS?

I've got tons of DWG/DXF files with information (in several layers) dealing with: Contour lines and elevation (lines) positions of antennas (points) protection areas (polygons) administrative ...
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csv to kml converter

Does anyone know a workable and stable program which converts csv extension files to kml? There are many tools available online but none of them worked for me. I tried many including kmlcsv ...
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How to export .mdb file to shapefile?

I have received some GIS files, in .mdb format. Is it possible to project this .mdb file onto my map; say by converting it into shapefile etc? In Mapinfo Professional, i could open this .mdb file ...
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importing wayoints from OziExplorer wpt files

I do not succeed in importing waypoints from Ozi files (extension .wpt). I tried both converting through GPS-Babel to XML (.gpx) and importing in QGIS with the GPS-tool. Both times set to WGS 84, as ...
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Converting GeoExplorer gps data points

I have been given what I'm told are differential corrected gps points (DGPS) and asked to convert them to something usable in current GIS (e.g. Arcgis, Qgis). They have names like R081320a.cor, ...
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How to convert GRIB-1 to GRIB-2?

I need to get data for my database from some GRIB files (binary), I downloaded wgrib2, which can export GRIB-2 files to .csv and csv is very suitable for me, but some GRIB files are GRIB-1, so I used ...
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Conversion of GRIB and NetCDF to my database

. I have downloaded "High Resolution Initial Conditions" climate forecast data for one day, it was in extension .tar.gz so I extracted it in my local directory and I get the files like in the ...