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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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ogr2ogr fails to convert GeoJson file > 200MB

As a followup to my previous question (Converting SimpleGeo Places GeoJSON file to shapefile), I am now struggling with what I perceive might be an ogr2ogr "memory" limitation, but I cannot be sure. ...
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Shapefile attributes to Autocad Annotation

How can I export the attribute information for the shapefile/feature class to Autocad Annotation/Text. I'm able to export the shapefile to autocad but unable to get the attributes in annotation. Need ...
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How to convert projected coordinates to lat/lon using Python?

I assume this is a basic question but I can't seem to find or recognize the solution. This site returns Point: X: -11705274.6374 Y: 4826473.6922 when you searching with the first key value of 000090 ...
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Automating batch load of multiple GPX files into PostGIS

I've got 50+ GPX files that I would like to "batch load" into a PostGIS database. All of the track_points data would be loaded into a "track_points" table (with typical GPS fields like lat, long, ...
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I am struggling to convert .dwg to .shp, ideas?

Any ideas as to how can I convert dwg to shp? I tried Kosmo and gvSIG. gvSIG kind of worked but it seems like I lost information.. in addition everything was converted into lines, no polygons. I can ...
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Ways to transform from DWG/DXF to GIS (Experiences are welcome)

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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Creating shape file from file with coordinates

How can I make a shape file of an csv file with coordinates?
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Which plugin can draw topoJson right within Leaflet without conversion?

I already have asked how to reduce file size and increase performance for publishing spatial data on the web using Leaflet, here. A conversion to TopoJSON has reduced the file size by approximately ...
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How to rename field names in a shapefile from the commandline?

I need to rename the field names (attributes) in a shapefile. Is there an easy way to do this from the command line?
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How can I fix my complex Polygons so they show correctly in Google Maps?

Problem: I'm trying to find a way to fix some broken polygon shapes and I'm not sure how I can do this. Details: I've got a number of polygons which I basically imported from TIGERLINES a while ...
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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 GDB data to shapefiles without ArcGIS?

We've got some data (supposedly it's a simple collection of points--or at least that is all we need to extract) from a 3rd party in a GDB folder (I don't know how to tell what version) but we don't ...
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How can I convert a ascii file to geotiff using Python?

I have a ascii raster format file. For example: ncols 480 nrows 450 xllcorner 378923 yllcorner 4072345 cellsize 30 nodata_value -32768 43 2 45 7 3 56 2 5 23 65 34 6 32 54 57 34 2 2 54 6 35 45 65 34 ...
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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 batch convert Garmin GDB to GPX?

I need to convert a lot of garmin GDB files to GPX in order to convert it to another vector format. Is there any tools available can do a batch convert from garmin GDB files to GPX? Using MapSource ...
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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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Export georeferenced image overlay from KML?

How might one export image(s) from image overlays in a KML file to a standard geo-referenced raster format like geotiff? Use case: NASA's Earth Observatory has a time series of the changing Athabasca ...
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Dimensional analysis/conversion problem: Map scale to image resolution (dpi)

Given a map scale of 1:17,200 and a raster whose cell size is 6 inches, what resolution (dots per inch) should I choose when exporting the map to an image in order to maintain the raster's native ...
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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 ...
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ArcObjects 10.1 .NET Convert Point from WGS1984 to OSGB1936

Please can someone help me convert a point in WGS1984 to OSGB1936, I have followed all the documentation (or so i think...) and yet have not made any headway into this problem. This is my code : Type ...
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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 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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Appropriate pixel size when converting vector to raster

I am converting vector polygons into raster datasets. Is there a standard calculation for converting the scale of the vector into an appropriate pixel size (e.g. 25 metres)? My vector has been ...
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Batch convert xy to shapefile

I have about 300,000 CSV files which I want to convert to shapefiles, but ArcGIS and QGIS can only convert one CSV at a time. Are there any ways to batch convert my CSVfiles? x y z1 z2 z3 z4 1 2 3 ...
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Convert .tiff data to bitmap just when rendering and at runtime by visualC++ code

I need to convert a .tiff image to a bitmap one without saving the bitmap. I know that I should use GDAL_translate but because I'm new, this function's interface is a little complicated for me. Could ...
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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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Last edited information missing when used QGIS - Dxf to Shp

I am doing as constructed drawings which require the information to be in a GIS system and more specifically drainage as constructed drawings. I must have a separate file for Pipes and Pits. First I ...
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How to convert a double field to a string?

I would like to convert a column in a spreadsheet from a double to a string so I can join the data with a shp file. What is the easiest way to do it?
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convert lat/lon into meters

I have a database of latitude, longitude and radius in the following form: 48180759,11518950,19.0 Both latitude and longitude are expressed in degrees but then multiplied by 1e6 (or 1000000). ...
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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 combine corner-touching polygons into a single feature

I have created a polygon layer from rasters, and only have a single classification ID (and calculated acres) for each polygon. I would like to "dissolve" all touching features into larger, individual ...
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How do I convert a .dxf to a .shp containing a field with height information in QGIS?

I received two .dxf for my project that represent my area of interest. One of them contains buildings, the other one terrain elevation. They both are 3D. I can convert them to shapefiles successfully ...
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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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How to convert orthophotomap to .ecw file?

I am looking for a method for convert orthophotomap (.adf files) to ERDAS .ecw file. Have you got any ideas ? Or maybe you have got any other idea how i can reduce a size of orthophotomap .adf ...
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In which way is height information stored in a DEM?

I'm struggling with different DEM data, because I don't know how to convert the height information in meters. When I load ASTER and SRTM tifs in QGIS, it shows me the spectrum of the grayband (0 to ...
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Convert X,Y State Plane coordinates to decimal degrees

I have 1000's of data point I need to convert from North Central Texas 4202 into Lat/Long decimal degrees. Can someone give me a conversion equation so I can quickly convert using excel? I have only ...
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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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Convert shapefile lines to a polygon in GRASS

I have a shapefile of a map that is the outline of a number of islands. I would like to convert the lines into polygons (ie all islands filled in) using GRASS. I searched on how to do this with GRASS ...
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How do I export XY data from QGIS to shapefile?

How do I export XY data from a comma-delimited file to a shapefile using QGIS?
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What is the best way to convert WKT String to GML String

What is the best way to programatically convert WKT String to GML String? Every reasonable library (at best available in some Maven repository) can be used. Till now I came up with this solution ...
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How to convert jpg file to shapefile? [duplicate]

I am developing a GIS application like this: By now my steps are: I have got a jpg file, 5040 x 8179 dimension. In this map, the roads, rivers, towns etc. are marked. I am using .Net to develop ...
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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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FME - Convert DWG to JPG

I am a beginner in Safe FME and i need to know how to Convert DWG files to JPG Files. Is it possible?
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Convert feature class to raster based on attribute field values

As part of a tool, I’m trying to convert a feature class to a raster based on attribute field values. I have accomplished this conversion using IRasterConvertHelper, but this is done without ...
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Converting KML To Layer using ArcPy losing objects?

I am trying to a convert kml file to a layer using python. This is my code: import arcpy arcpy.KMLToLayer_conversion('C:\kml\\result.kml', 'C:\kml', 'result') But the layer has lost a lot of ...
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How to produce a CSV file from .tif file with elevation data? [duplicate]

just want to ask, I have a .tif file that contains all the elevation of a country. How can I convert that to a CSV file that contains x,y,z values where x and y are the latitude longitude respectively ...
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Convert shapefiles in nested folder to geodatabase

I currently have approximately six hundred old .mxds, and all the data source links are broken due to an upgrade in the GIS computer. In the past, all the spatial data was stored as shapefiles in ...
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Problem converting coordinates

I'm trying to convert punctual values from lat/long to EPSG:6372, a projection for Mexico, defined by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI). I found a converter online but somehow ...