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Converting 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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Conversion problem with 'Feature to Raster': resulting Raster not visible in ArcMap

I want to convert a Shapefile consisting of numerous point-features that each represent a specific height in my DEM to GRID-format so that i can then analyze it with Spatial Analyst. Mysteriously, ...
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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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Plotting Smith and Sandwell global seafloor topography grids in ArcGIS Desktop?

Does anybody have any experience with plotting Smith & Sandwell 2-minute Mercator-projected grids in ArcGIS? I've downloaded one in two formats: ers and img. I've found tools for processing .img ...
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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 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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Convert Postscript (*.ps), Encapsulated Postscript (*.eps), or Adobe Illustrator (*.ai) files to shapefile?

Are there any programs which can convert from Postscript, Encapsulated Postscript, or Adobe Illustrator file formats to a shapefile? What about adding geo-referencing? I'm also open to recipes using ...
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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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Change xy to lat long and vice versa

How could I get the lat,long of an object by knowing its xy values(in meters) from my vehicle (assuming it is(0,0) the center)? For example my vehicle lat,long is 30,31 but it's xy values are always ...
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How to make match two same rasters after conversion "Polygon to Raster?

I am trying to convert two .shp files of polygons of same buildings but with different layers of values into raster. When I do conversion from polygons to raster it always generates bit different ...
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Converting dimension feature into image using ArcObjects?

I have a task to convert dimension feature into image with ArcObjects. I need to get real image that I see in ArcMap (with right size and spatial reference, of course) instead of turning feature ...
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Create point from line table using MapInfo

I need to turn a line tab file into a point tab file using MapInfo (v15.2 x64). The lines represent routes, and I want the point table to have a point for each node in the line table, and a column ...
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How to autofill output column in arcmap batch process menu?

Referring to the screenshot, I'd like to know how to fill the output column with unique values that either have the same name as the input files or otherwise have some unique value in each cell. If I ...
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Converting shapefile CRS from WGS to UTM in QGIS

I want to calculate point distance but the result is null, and apparently it is because the point and the raster file have different CRS. The raster is UTM, and the point is WGS84 I follow the ...
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ArcMap doesn't recognize geodatabase files under “Add Data”

I have a folder filled with geodatabase files of the following formats: ATX, FREELIST, GDBINDEXES, GDBTABLE, GDBTABLX and SPX. I would like to convert these to shapefiles using ArcMap. I've been ...
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Character encoding support in geodatabases and shapefiles

I've got several geodatabases that include feature classes with Greek letters in a lot of the attributes. When I try exporting a feature class as a shapefile from ArcCatalog, the attributes are ...
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How to convert non Web-Mercator coordinates to the tile Y, X, Z coordinates?

I just found that leafletjs and openlayers have two different conventions to convert coordinates from EPSG:4326 (WGS 84) to tile names ({Z}/{X}/{Y}). Thus I would like to have more information about ...
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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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Vector to raster conversion: Gaps within the vector boundary

Is there a tool in ArcGIS that will make the output raster completely encompass the vector boundary? Somewhat similar to select by attributes where all overlapping features however minuscule is added ...
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How to find the angle of difference between two coordinate systems?

I am working on converting u and v components of wind from one coordinate system to another (WGS84 to NZTM2000). In order to do this I need to know the angle of difference between the axes of these ...
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Clipped data not going into folder using arcgisscripting?

I created a model in python that clips and converts different data sets into DWG based on the the grid number. I will like the DWG data (Output) to go into the folder I created as part of the ...
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Handling file names with spaces in ogr2ogr?

I'm trying to convert .shp files to .kml files. I used a batch file to find all .shp files in a directory and its sub-directories and convert them to .kml. Some converted and some gave me the error "...
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Can ogr2ogr batch file run in cmd.exe?

I have very little experience in dealing with ogr2ogr, and currently I am trying to find out if there is a way I can automate batch conversion of .shp files to KML using windows services schedule. So ...
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Combining 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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Tool for converting .shp file to .tab file?

I am searching for any free tool which can convert ShapeFile (.shp) to MapInfo (.tab) file.
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Converting u and v from WGS84 to NZTM2000 - Do I need to do vector conversion?

I have u and v wind component values in latitude and longitude in WGS84. I want to convert this to NZTM2000. I've converted the lat/lon in ArcView - (and will try in R) - but do I need to also do some ...
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QGIS: Converting Projection Coordinate Systems to Geographic Coordinate Systems to replace (X,Y) with Latitude and Longitude

So as the title suggests, I have a shapefile that shows a set of rail lines and I want to display each line independently so I extracted the nodes with Geometry Tools. Unfortunately these coordinates ...
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ArcGIS Select Tool: Do Not Create Empty Feature Class

I am creating an ArcGIS Model that imports a number of Bentley .dgn files to a geodatabase. My workflow involves: Running the CAD to Geodatabase Tool, which brings all the drawing features into a ...
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Changing Dataset Property

I 'm working on GDAL C++. But I have some trouble to change GDALDataset property. I have converted "jpg" to "bmp" an image. But I want to do read an image(jpg) to gdaldataset then change dataset ...
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How to convert a vector layer to raster?

In qgis in the raster menu there is an item "convert vector to raster". This behaves strangely - I do not understand how it is supposed to work. I can select a vector file, an attribute and an ...
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NMEA to CSV with timestamp using gpsbabel

I tried to convert a file in NMEA to csv using gpsbabel, $ gpsbabel -i nmea -f GPS_20160204_092027.log -o csv -F GPS_20160204_092027.csv I get a csv file with only latitude and longitude, but was ...
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What traits identify 2D, 2.5D, 3D geometries, and how can you convert downward, such as from 2.5D to 2D? [closed]

In answering OGR - Weird GeomType -2147483645 on polygon shapefile, posed by @Burton449, I came to realize I don't have a definitive grasp on what distinguishes 2D, 2.5D, and 3D geometries. I ...
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Converting local Coordinates to lat/long Coordinates using QGIS?

I'm using QGIS to do some data analysis and visualization for my newspaper and I'm a basic/novice user at all this. I received some x,y coordinates from the City of Minneapolis that I can use to ...
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QGIS/OGR shp to tab export - crashing Mapinfo due to number format issues

I created a vector grid in QGIS and it exports as SHP -no issues. When I save as tab and try to open the file in MapInfo it crashes. According to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mapinfo-l/sO-...
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how to convert shp and gis line and raster data to autocad (dwg or dxf) in QGIS or GRASS

I am trying to find out which is best free GIS program with ability to convert shp and line and raster files to files suitable for autocad (e.g. dwg and dxf). I have QGIS and GRASS. I get an error ...
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Geotools create shapefile in memory

Is it possible to convert between shapefile and geojson using geotools without access to file system? I have that restriction in my web app, but I need to create shapefile as byte array and then do ...
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Bulk conversion and import of OS MasterMap .gz files to .shp in ArcGIS Desktop

I have 91 .gz files procured from the Ordnance Survey and would like to import them all to ArcGIS as shapefiles. I know that the Quick Import tool in the Data Interoperabilty extension performs the ...
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Feature Class to KMZ with Subfolders Conversion Messes Up Attributes' Customization

I want to convert a feature class with customized attributes to kmz and want the kmz-file to show 2 levels of subfolders, which I can select/deselect in GE. Using ArcGIS 10.3 I convert a feature ...
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trying to activate GeoRover LocusTracker toolbar; another way to import to shape file?

In ArcGIS I'm trying to activate the GeoRover LocusTracker toolbar but it won't come off its grayed out status. Might anyone know how to make it active? If anyone knows of another way to import an ...
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How to convert an XML to Shapefile polyline

I want convert this XML file to a polyline shapefile. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?> <ci nc="BMSKDMA10" nl="BMskDMA10" mt="6" ct="DM" dtt="17342" dtu="15/01/2016 09:...
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Programmatically converting arbitrary XML data to shapefile?

Based on the answers below I decided to do some programming. I'll be using GEOtools for this, a java lib: http://www.geotools.org/ I have the following XML: <shapes xmlns="http://www.meteogroup-...
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How to get coordinates from geometry in PostGIS?

This line: SELECT geom FROM myLayer.geom will return a hex value, i'm wondering how would it be possible to get decimal values, a result that look likes human-readable coordination? Regards,
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Converting Shapefiles to Text (ASCII) files? [duplicate]

How can I convert a shape file (GIS) to text? or, How can I extract the information in a shape file?
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How to set encoding when using ogr2ogr to export from oracle db to mapinfo table?

I am trying to automate the export of spatial data from a oracle database to mapinfo .tab files. Using this thread I made my script. However I can't see how to set the encoding right. My data have ...
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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 Choon-...
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Is a Helmert transform necessary to convert between WGS84 and NAD83?

I've read things all over the internet which claim that NAD83 and WGS84 are effectively equivalent (with minor ellipsoid differences). However, if I do geodetic (WGS84) -> ECEF -> geodetic (NAD83) ...
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Globbing in Windows to process images - how do bash loops look in DOS?

I'm doing some batch image processing with imagemagick on OSX using this line: for file in $(cat all.txt); do convert -crop 50X50@ +repage +adjoin "$file" "$file"_tile_50x50@_%d.jpeg; done It takes ...
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Convert Transcad Matrix to CSV

Is there a way to read a TransCad Matrix file (mtx) without access to Transcad. I am trying to convert a matrix file to a csv file.
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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 ...