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UTM to lat/long conversion using arc length formulae from library

Most of the descriptions I have seen for converting Lat/Long into UTM have some method of estimating ellipse arc lengths mixed into the formulas (e.g. see ...
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What's wrong in using latitude and longitude as X and Y on a Cartesian space?

What can go wrong and what kind of error can build up if I use geodetic coordinates as if they were cartesian and place my objects into my world with no conversion formulas?
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Getting transparent graphics in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a point layer symbolized with a logo I created. I have the layer set to 50% transparency. I would like to manually rearrange these logos by converting these symbols to graphics. Once I ...
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Export shapefile From PostGIS

I've a website where I'm giving the functionality of creating and editing line features. I'm using Leaflet-Draw plugin for drawing, PostGIS for storing the data and GeoJSON to display it on map. My ...
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convert csv to kml or geojson, etc using ogr2ogr or equivalent command line tools (use “latitude” and “longitude” attributes for coordinates)

I've just unsuccessfully tried to use ogr2ogr to convert CSV into KML like so: ogr2ogr -f "KML" output.kml input.csv The csv has "latitude" and "longitude" columns. The attributes are all loaded ...
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Preserving attributes during kml2shp conversion in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Looked online and found the two links below on preserving attributes when doing a kml2shp conversion. Thinking there might be a newer better way of accomplishing this using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop? ...
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From .shp to .kml to .shp Without Losing Attributes

I've converted a shapefile with attributes to a .kml for a client. The .kml and attributes were then edited within google earth. I received the updated .kml and now I need to get it back to .shp. ...
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How to convert LAS to GRID/Raster for ArcGIS input?

I was wondering if there is an option to convert LAS (LIDAR data) to raster or GRID format that ArcGIS could read it.
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Converting historical (1992/2000/2006) TIGER/Line files to modern shapefile formats

I'm trying to get some historical geographic information from Wisconsin and have been pointed the way of the TIGER/Line Shapefiles. Unfortunately, they're in a strange format (see, e.g., the files for ...
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Convert raster to polygon

Using ArcMap 10.3, I want to digitized only the pale blue polygons in the raster into shapefile with "Raster to polygon" tool. This is the raster: I get a shapefile with gridcode field, but i don't ...
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Plot coordinates in ArcGIS 9.3 don't make sense

I have a layer of plot features in ArcGIS 9.3 that I want the UTM coordinates for. So I used the Feature to Point tool and then added XY coordinates to each point. I then viewed the Attribute table ...
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Conversion from shapefile to geodatabase feature class in ARCGIS

I have converted feature class from a geodatabase to shapefile, and after that I have updated some polygons in shapefile. Now I want to get back to the same feature class or a fress/new feature class ...
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Why is shapefile not recognised by Mason?

I have a shapefile of an Ordnance Survey Mastermap ITN road network that I am trying to load into an agent-based modelling software called Mason. When I try to run my model I get the following error: ...
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Convert Points to Polygons in QGIS

Is it possible to convert Points into Polygons in QGIS 2.10 Pisa? I just want to create a 1x1m Polygon based on the centroid of each Point. I tried Vector > Geometry Tools > Voronoi Polygons but that ...
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Plot Canadian (Alberta Province) township, range, and section data on Google Maps

We are working on a project where we need to plot some part of Canada (Alberta) over Google Maps. We can plot maps on Google with coordinates (lat/long) or geometry values. But our client provided us ...
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How to convert SHP to GPX or to JSON?

I would like to convert the tree inventory shape files of London (Canada) into a GPX file and if possible into a JSON file. You can download the archive from their Open Data website. It contains the ...
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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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Trying to make one file out of many Hillshade files

I am trying to make a hilshade file for all of Colorado but when I download the DEM data for the state there are over 25 files. I have converted them all to hillsahde, but now I want to work with just ...
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Converting from local coordinates to coordinates GPS?

i am working with business object tool traying to make a kml file to be imported on google maps. I dont know much about geographic systems, but i begin to understand some basic things. I have a ...
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How to calculate Distance, Azimuth and Dip from two XYZ coordinates

I have two XYZ coordinates and I would like to calculate the Distance, Azimuth and Dip between them. I have come across a similar question on this site that calculates it the other way around (with ...
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How to convert a line shapefile to a polygon shapefile? [duplicate]

I am using Arcgis 10.1 and have an existing line shapefile that i would like to convert to polygons.
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Converting UTM to Lat Long inside a Game Engine(Untiy 3d)

This is my first post on Stack Exchange. I have exhausted my research through the game engine forums, so I am trying this forum since you guys seem to be the experts. I have an external device that ...
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How to edit a tiff aerial image in ArcMap 10.3

(beginner with arcmap) I have aerial images in tiff format and I need to edit them in order to draw polygons on them. When trying to edit them I get a message that says that there are no layers ...
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Converting binary TRMM to GeoTIFF using R?

I´m trying to convert a binary image of TRMM satellite to Geotiff format using this R code: setwd("C:/Users/Hugo/Desktop") trmm.data.file<-"C:/Users/Hugo/Desktop/3B42_daily.2013.04.22.7.bin" ...
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How to convert a shapefile to WKT?

I'm trying to convert a shapefile into the simple Well Known Text (WKT) format in the example below (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Well-known_text). MULTIPOLYGON (((40 40, 20 45, 45 30, 40 40)), ...
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Converting Shapefile to X3D format?

Does anyone know of an effective workflow to convert 3d-enabled shapefiles to X3D format? I have several projects containing anywhere from 10 to 5000 features (building sections) that I would like to ...
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Which coordinate system does MapTiler use for its “Photoshop Overlay for Google Maps” page?

I am attempting to use this MapTiler webpage to create a background image that I can position my image over and then use GDAL to generate tiles. My process is: Position the map on the MapTiler page ...
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Converting raster layer to polygon form using ArcMap?

I am trying to convert a raster layer of U.S. climatic regions into polygon format using ArcMap 9.3 under Windows XP. The original data are to be found at the following address: Koppen Climate ...
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Converting MapInfo workspace/QGIS project to ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to deliver maps in ArcGIS format to a client, but I only work in MapInfo and QGIS. Is there any way to convert a MapInfo workspace or a QGIS project to ArcGIS for Desktop, keeping styles and ...
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Convert from shapefile or raster formats to LAS (preferably free)

I am looking for a solution to convert either from ESRI shapefile format to LAS or from a common raster format to LAS. I have access to following software: ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop (arcinfo with ...
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Conversion from .shp to .dxf in one unified layer

I am trying to make a 3D .dxf out of a 2D shapefile for several hundred buildings. Doing this in one fell swoop is proving to be a roadblock. In ArcScene, I extruded building heights for maybe two ...
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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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From featureclass (or shp) to WKT e GeoJSON

I use ArcGIS 10.1 without Data Interoperability extension and I want to convert some feature classes (point, lines and polygons) contained in an .mdb. I read some posts but can't convert my file. ...
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How to CONVERT Modis 09 files from hdf to geotiff [duplicate]

I have about 300 modis 09 files that need to be converted to geotiff format. I initially used the MRTSwath tool, but it would not pick some of the files as input giving the message 'Input Header ...
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Converting kriging grid to polygon?

I have an Excel file with coordinates and a measured value belonging to this coordinates. In ArcMap I can display the points and color it concerning the measured values. Since most of the values close ...
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Batch script converting and resampling orthophotos

I would like to convert more than 300 orthophotos produced at scale 1:8.000 with a pixel size of 0.8m X 0.8m from Ecw format to Tiff format and after resampling pixel values. My aim is to batch ...
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Convert x y coordinates to polyline shapefile

I am trying to process output from a model that simulates the movement of particles in groundwater. The program outputs the particle ID number, the x and y coordinates, and the time at which the ...
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Trying to find Coordinate System for Dubai?

I have a CSV file to convert .shp. The X,Y values are like X -40219075 Y 200946341 This is somewhere in Dubai area. Can any one tell me what will be the coordinate system they used for this?
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Converting File Geodatabase feature classes to shapefiles in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm attempting to convert File Geodatabase feature class into a shapefile. I found the help for ArcGIS 10.1 (my version) for Desktop and it tells me: 2.On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars ...
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Annotation Conversion from into .shp file with appropriate Fonts Format in attribute table

My Drawing file (.dwg file) is contained with Annotation with Gujarati Text in many type of fonts(eg. Gujarati Saral, Nilkanth, Shruti...). After Conversion of Annotation to .shp file, Attributes are ...
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Converting text file with coordinates to database table in ArcGIS Desktop with Python?

How do I convert a text file with point coordinates to database tables in the dBase (*.dbf) format in Python? I am using ArcGIS Desktop.
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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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Converting from lat/long to EPSG:2154 using ProjNet4GeoAPI?

I'm not experienced with GIS. I received long/lat data and need to convert them to GIS. Here are code examples from the library ProjNet4GeoAPI : ...
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Convert UK OS grid coordinates to decimal degree WGS84?

I've got a list of coordinates in the UK Ordnance Survey grid system e.g. "NZ 27 41" or "NZ 284 449". How do I convert them in QGIS 2.10 to decimal degrees so I can map them in QGIS in WGS84? BTW, is ...
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QGIS Convert SHP to KML keep all attributes [duplicate]

I am trying to convert a SHP to KML in QGIS and want to keep all the attribute fields. As far as I can tell when you do this operation, you can only choose 2 fields (DescriptionField and NameField). ...
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Exporting features with attachments for use outside ArcGIS?

ArcGIS 10 features the new ability to add attachments to individual features to feature classes stored in a geodatabase. One use of this would be to add multiple pictures to a specific location, fire ...
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How to convert a String to OpenLayers.Geometry.Polygon using javascript?

First let me say that I'm using Javascript, jQuery, Java, GeoServer, OpenLayers and PostGIS. Using java class ResultSet I return this String: POLYGON((516000 2135000,515039.264020162 ...
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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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Converting MapInfo TAB to GeoJSON?

Is there an easy way to convert MapInfo TAB files into GeoJSON? I am working on a web-based mapping system which will use GeoJSON to transfer data. I also use MapInfo and would like to be able to ...
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GPS Babel and shapefile output?

How can I use the mother of all gps conversion tools, gpsbabel, to create shapefiles? It reads and writes almost everything. Shapefile is conspicuous by it's absence. A bit of research turns up that ...