"Convert" usually tags questions where a change of physical file format or of coordinate representation is needed.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

11
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
7k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
934 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
132 views

Reading through contents of layer file using ArcPy?

I have a collection of rasters (all in separate geodatabases) that I am trying to put into a MOSAIC using a python script. I have a bunch of these to make so I was thinking that the easiest way to do ...
2
votes
2answers
86 views

Convert point to line

A little background: I recently completed a long bike trip and used a GPS to gather data during the ride, including average speed and elevation loss/gain. I imported the data into QGIS. These data ...
1
vote
1answer
671 views

Convert MineSight (*.msr) files to Shapefiles or Feature classes

How would I convert the Minesite(*.msr) files to Shapefiles. Minesite files are used in Minesite Software which is used for creating block models in 3D.
0
votes
1answer
101 views

Converting coordinates into decimal using SQL Server Spatial?

I am looking to convert a pair of coordinates to decimal, and am unsure how to go about doing it. The following script select Centroid.STY as Longitude, Centroid.STX as Latidude from ( select ...
3
votes
1answer
121 views

Converting LAS 1.4 to 1.2

LIDAR files were released for major part of Slovenia few months back in zlas format. Decompressed LAS format is 1.4 version. I have tried many options how to generate DEMs and had some success in ...
1
vote
0answers
69 views

Converting UNIX time to datetime in R [closed]

I am trying to convert a 13 character UNIX timestamp to datetime and I am getting a year that is in the 44000's. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong, hopefully someone can help. library(maptools) GMT ...
27
votes
10answers
62k views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
115 views

Converting file geodatabase feature class to KML without using Esri software?

Admin boundaries are available in https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/federated-states-micronesia/dataset/micronesia-federated-states-admin-level-1-boundaries as a file geodatabase ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Converting SHP file of river drainage to TXT using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to convert a shp file of river drainage into *.txt to run in another software. I am in trouble since the SAMPLES in ArcMap toolbox is deprecated after version 10.
29
votes
9answers
20k views

Open Source Tool capable of reading Esri File Geodatabase (.gdb)?

I have an ESRI File Geodatabase (.gdb) file that I would like to convert to shapefile (or any other non-proprietary format). Are there any Open Source tools to do so?
1
vote
1answer
134 views

Using ArcPy.TableToExcel_conversion in Script Tool removes automatically added data

I'm using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3.0.4322. I have a peculiar occurrence that I don't quite fully understand. I have a Python Script Tool that does a number of different things, to include using the ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
51 views

RGeo::Feature.cast does not convert between projections

I am attempting to cast a MultiLineString feature in WGS84 to UTM33N using RGeo. Unfortunately, RGeo::Feature.cast, instead of casting the feature to the desired projection, returns the original ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Line segment to arc?

I have a polygon shapefile in ArcMap 10 made up of several vertices/line segments. I need to convert some but not all of the sides of this polygon into arcs. Is there a way to do that without having ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Convert .adf file to grayscale heightmap

I have downloaded a zipped folder containing multiple .adf files with elevation data from http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/. I want to create a 16 bit grayscale heightmap (tif) from the downloaded files ...
7
votes
2answers
266 views

Batch Convert Folder of Shapefiles to KML / KMZ

I am looking to convert a folder with multiple shapefiles (over 100) to KML/KMZ files. I am sure I can build a model in ArcGIS to do this conversion but I am unsure on the iteration I should use. I ...
2
votes
4answers
9k views

Converting KML to layer in ArcGIS 10 - nothing happens

I have converted many KML files to layer in ArcGIS many times before without any problem. I just did a conversion (Arc Toolbox>Conversion tools> KML to layer) and the file is showing up in the table ...
1
vote
1answer
149 views

Convert from EPSG:4326 to UTM in PostGIS

I would like to convert from EPSG:4326 to UTM (30N/EPSG:32630 or 29N/EPSG:32629) in PostGIS. I do the following query but I get wrong results: SELECT ...
2
votes
2answers
650 views

Is there a way to export from a vector format to Collada .dae?

I am curious if there is a way to export from a vector format (ie: shapefile for PostGIS table) to Collada (.dae). ogr2ogr will do to GML and KML, but not Collada. My preference is to use open ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

Batch convert jpeg2000 to GeoTIFF?

I need to convert approximately 3500 jpeg2000 4-band NAIP images to GeoTiff format without mosaicing. I have access to ENVI, ERDAS and Arc 10--is there an efficient way to batch convert these files ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

How to export a CSV with lat lon WKT from a layer which is not in WGS84?

I want to extract a csv with lat and lon coordinates so I select -- Geometry AS_WKT but when the csv is created I see this LINESTRING (277054.55782319931 198725.03588318737,277052.43701817648 ...
5
votes
1answer
241 views

Convert Graphics to Vector in QGIS

I am wondering if there is a way to convert a graphic produced from symbology in QGIS to a vector layer (ie: shapefile). I have a point layer with bearing direction in the attribute table. Following ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

How to convert AutoCAD layers to .shp

I have 0 experience in AutoCAD and need to convert some layers to .shp I can use and store in ArcMap. Would anyone be willing to give a step-by-step procedure on this process?
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Problem using ogr2ogr to convert postGIS table to personal geodatabase

I need to convert a PostGIS table to a personal geodatabase using ogr2ogr. I can convert tables to a shapefile without a problem but whenever I try to convert it to .mdb using the ODBC driver, I get ...
1
vote
2answers
299 views

Convert WKT to GeoJSON with leaflet

I have a point type WKT geometry column in a MySQL table storing the location of some stores. I want to display it on a leaflet map on my website. I've found plenty of tutorials to doing this on ...
1
vote
2answers
286 views

Converting Smallworld data into a variety of other GIS formats?

Is there a tool for converting Smallworld data into a variety of other GIS formats? We have a number of Smallworld instances and need to create a central repository for the data that can be used by a ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

dwg to esri geodatabase conversion

I have a lot of .dwg files stashed in various directories. When I look at them in ArcCatalog, they all have point, polygon, polyline, annotation and multipatch layers. Now I convert all of these dwg ...
2
votes
0answers
59 views

Convert TIFF to GeoTIFF

I have a TIFF created from a pdf using GIMP2. The co-ordinate pairs for the extents are shown in the TIFF. I need to convert this TIFF to a GeoTiff and ultimately to a shpfile. The CRS is known.
0
votes
2answers
238 views

Calculate employment density using LEHD Census Data in ArcGIS

I have data from the Census Bureau's LEHD files that record number of jobs within blocks groups. I want to convert the number of data in the LEHD into a feature that I can use to calculate block ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Create compressed GeoTiff in Java

I've got a typical two-dimensional array in Java with values which represent a grid. Rows, columns, coordinate system (latlon), origin and cell size are known. I am able to export this data as ASCII ...
3
votes
1answer
63 views

write python ndarray to raster

I think I understood the steps to write an array to a raster file using python. however it doesn't work in my case and I don't know why. I have an array that I want to write to a Geotiff with Swiss ...
2
votes
2answers
196 views

Converting las files from version 1.2 to 1.3

I have lidar data set which initial waveform data is in LAS 1.3. The classified point cloud needs to be delivered in the same version, but my processing software (TerraSolid V15) allows me to write ...
2
votes
1answer
757 views

Looking for a pure Python method to convert Lat/Long To MGRS

Does anyone know of any packages out there that implement a pure python method to convert lat/long coordinates to MGRS coordinates? PyPi has a package, but it requires some c-extensions from ...
2
votes
3answers
743 views

Rasterize line shapefile

I'm trying to convert a line shapefile to a raster image at QGis, but my attempts have been unsuccessful. I've tried to use Raster/Conversion/Rasterize and SAGA/Grid - gridding/Shapes to grid, but to ...
3
votes
1answer
162 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
881 views

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: ...
27
votes
10answers
8k views

Seeking options for Spatial ETL (Extract, Transform, Load)?

I am interested in the pro's and con's of various spatial ETL (extract, transform, load) tools. If you have used the items listed here (or add your own), please share your opinions and experiences. ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

open source command line tools on Linux or source code for converting tiff image file to BSQ file [duplicate]

Let me know homepages related to open source command line tools on Linux or source codes for converting tiff image file to BSQ file.
0
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
299 views

impacts of converting TIN to GRID

My DEM comes in TIN-format so that i will have to convert it to GRID to be able to analyse it with Spatial Analyst. Will there be any inaccuracies to my data from converting TIN to GRID?
74
votes
20answers
66k views

How to convert between KML and Esri's shapefile (SHP) format?

My users are sending me point data that were digitized using GoogleEarth. How can I convert their KML to a shapefile?
1
vote
1answer
60 views

Convert Shapefiles into Raster — C++

I'm coding an algorithm which uses as an input a map from QGIS. The software has been implemented in C++ and my idea is to convert, automatically, a shapefile into a raster one. Is there any function ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

ArcGIS layer to kml not exporting properly for datasets that cross +/-180

I am trying to export several hundred vector and raster datasets that show animal ranges and distributions in Alaska to kml so that I can display simple maps on a website (akgap.uaa.alaska.edu) using ...