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Convert XY points to a line?

Someone mistakenly saved a GPS track as waypoints and then sent them along to me in a .csv file. They want a line back (shapefile). What's the simplest method to convert this to a line? Available ...
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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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How to translate .bil files in a batch mode with QGIS?

I have some .bil files that I would like to convert into ASCII Gridded XYZ format files. It seems to work well with the Raster>Translate tool of QGIS when I process one file at a time. But I would ...
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How do I convert a CSV of latitude/longitude coordinates with timestamps to a GPX tracklog?

Converting from a GPX track to CSV is easy, but I'm looking to go the other way. I have a table of point locations logged with a handheld GPS, with timestamps. I need to convert them to a GPX file ...
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Looking for a MAP to SLD converter

Does anyone know where I can find the converter from .map to .sld? I have a big mapfile of styles for OSM and I have the styles mapnik.xml for OSM but I use Geoserver for my work. Or does anyone have ...
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Filter geojson or shapefiles

I'm trying to create a geojson file with a few shapes of roads from OSM. Now, I've been able to get shapefiles of the greater region (province) these roads are in from http://download.geofabrik.de/ . ...
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Converting lat-lon from degrees and decimal minutes to decimal degrees in PostGIS [duplicate]

Creating a geometry in Postgis is fairly simple: ST_SetSRID(ST_MakePoint(longitude,latitude),4326); These lat/lon should be in decimal degrees format like 33.02505 -96.70668 Is there a ...
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layer to KML conversion [closed]

I am using arcgis 10.1 and my concern is to convert a layer to KML. The size of the layer that I would like to convert is of 7KB. For some reason it is being converted all the time with errors. Any ...
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Using USGS_Raster_Conversion_Scripts.zip to convert ArcGrid files to GeoTiff

I know the GeoTiff export option is no longer available in the http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer/# so will have to convert it from ArcGrid source files instead. I am following the readme and how to ...
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Exporting arcgis features with attachments

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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Why isn't Generate (Coverage) Tool working?

I'm using ArcMap 10.2 and I have the Advanced Licence, but when I try running the Coverage (Toolbox) it does not seem to work. Any advice on what is going wrong? I am trying to Generate Coverage. ...
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Trouble using ogr2ogr w/ -s_srs to combine inconsistent EPSG files into my postgis DB

I'm having trouble combining shapefiles from TIGER and different local governments into a single postgis db to query legislative locations. I've imported all data to multipolygon geom, but found some ...
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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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Workflow to convert a DWG CAD file to a shapefile

I'm trying to develop a workflow where I can convert a .dwg file to .shp. I don't have a good understanding of which tools I should be using. My preference is to use software that runs on OSX, is ...
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Is there a way to convert multiple columns at once from string to text, or to other data formats?

I have multiple data fields that need to be converted from string to text files. When I save them as "text" in excel or open office, they still load up as string files in QGIS. How can I convert more ...
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bounding box in osm files

I have a osm file,i convert it to pbf file by osmosis.but it not convert to .map file.i use this in cmd: osmosis --rb file=city.osm.pbf -mw file=map.map bbox=34.3635451292,30.0247495993,57.513131979 ...
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How to transform a set of street-segments into city-blocks, with PostGIS2?

Theoretically is possible to obtain the polygons of city blocks (urban blocks) from streets, when streets are represented by street axis (LineStrings). The urban blocks are bounded by streets, so ...
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Why do I get an empty shapefile when converting this KMZ in QGIS?

I have downloaded a KMZ file containing global elevation information. I have tried to convert the data to a shapefile using qgis (save as shape option) and using the zonum solutions website but both ...
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How to work within ArcGIS image server export limits?

I need to clip out a region of an arcgis image service that is larger than the export limit. I'm not trying to defeat copy protection or anything of that nature. The data is from a service belonging ...
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Trouble converting .osm to .pbf with Osmosis

I would like to convert a shp file to map file. I know should use these steps: shp -> osm -> pbf -> map For step 1 I use a python script : ogr2osm.py For step 2 I use osmosis, but I get ...
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How to raster vector- and shape-files correctly

does anybody know how to convert vector- and shape-files correctly? Doesn't work with tab Raster/convert/vector to shape files. The output always contains strange input-data (wrong and strange ...
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How to create a point representing a polyline?

How do I convert a line (usually 2 vertices but can be more) into a single point in QGIS? I did it a couple of years ago using a build-in tool in ArcGIS 8 or 9 I think but have no idea how to do it in ...
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Transform map coordinates to page coordinate in ArcObjects

I have a map inside a page layout in ArcMap. Currently, I use this code to convert geographic coordinates to page coordinates: IMap map = ... IPageLayout pageLayout = ... IDisplayTransformation ...
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Using Field Calculator to Convert Data Type In Field

I am trying to convert a field that is listed as "String" because it was imported into QGIS as a CSV (rural poverty population percentages by county in NC). I need to convert the percentages field ...
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cartodb runs out of space *after* shrinking the data in the tables?

I try to work in CartoDB with data I import from CSVs (or xlsx, see below). The data is 24.1 MB in ASCII CSV, 10 MB in xlsx. I spent quite some time shrinking my data's size, and I was happy to ...
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How to extract data from Geodatabase?

We have been happily using the 2010 Census Demographic Profile data in Shapefile format for some time. We now want to start using the ACS 5-year Estimates Data Profiles which, sadly, are only ...
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How to convert UTM coordinates into Decimal Degree coordinates?

I work on QGis 2.0.1 - Dufour on Macintosh OS X Mavericks. I have UTM coordinates (XXXX and YYYYY) in a table (with one column of X and an other one of Y). I need this coordinates in Decimal Degree. ...
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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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Creating DSM and DTM from a LAS using a freeware solution

Is it possible to export a surface and terrain model files from an aerial, LiDAR point cloud (LAS) set? I am using SAGA GIS for very basic operations, but I couldn't find this option (and I have a ...
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GDAL_translate: converting ESRI GRID to Geotiff in batch

The Challenge: To batch convert 1000 rasters in ESRI Grid binary to Geotiff using either using a batch file or Python 2.7 without ArcGIS/Arcpy module. The Tools: Win7Pro, GDAL 1.9.2 (via OSGeo4W), ...
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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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Convert some UTM coordinates to Lat Long

I have a series of UTM coordinates in an Excel file that I need to convert to Lat/Long. They are listed in the spreadsheet as "LONG(XUTM)" and "LAT(YUTM)". I know the coordinates are located in ...
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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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QGIS convert attribute table to point shape

I have imported an attribute (whith no spatial information) table from MySQL. Fortuantly it has two colums with Longtitude and latitude taken from google maps. Is it posible to use those values to ...
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Convert decimal latitude/longitude bounding box to SRID 26910

I have a bounding box specified in decimal latitude/longitude, and need to convert this into a bounding box in the SRID 26910 coordinate system. I've never had to work with different GIS co-ordinate ...
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Lat Long to State Plane conversion

I am using the ESRI javascript API and I have a set of lat/long points I need to convert to a state plane coordinate system. My spatial reference is wkid 3418. I can easily use the GeometryService ...
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How to convert .shp to .dgn (V8i) including attributes AND geometry?

looking for open source solution using GDAL / OGR solution looks more promising , even before someone recommended me but not not sure on how to use then QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour SHP file Left / Right ...
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Polygon Data to Fit Raster

I'm working with an NHD Flowline of streams and rivers in NC, and I'm trying to only retain the ones in the raster. I tried to convert to the raster to a polygon and was going to clip them, but in the ...
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Save label edited shapefile and convert to Microstation DGN

Usually i use FME converter to convert any file but now with the above, how to: SAVE / EXPORT the .shp file including the changes made to LABELS ( to best of my understanding, the edited lines are ...
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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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How to georeference a dxf?

I have got myself a dxf which is built with units in the wrong scale. How do I upscale that in QGIS? Note it does open in QGIS, just in the wrong map units and location.
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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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How to open an ArcGIS Desktop .lpk file using QGIS on a Mac?

I downloaded an LPK file from the ESRI site that contains USPS defined zip codes. Because I'm working with QGIS on a Mac, I converted the file to a .zip. There's a .lyr file that opened up in the zip, ...
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Length of a degree: where do the terms in this formula come from?

Online calculators such as http://www.csgnetwork.com/degreelenllavcalc.html (view page source) use the below formulas to get meters per degree. I understand in general how distance per degree varies ...
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Seeking a gvSIG plugin to go from shp to kml to cityGML

I'm looking for a gvSIG plugin to convert .shp to .kml and then to .cityGML. I'm working with gvSIG + 3D extension and I have .shp format data but I need it in .cityGML format.
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How to join CSV data to SHP without ArcGIS?

I'd like to create a chloropleth map displaying quantitative data for an upcoming event. Using TileMill, MapBox. I am having trouble joining my data to a .shp because the #'s correspond to COUNTY ...
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Why is my longitude conversion from NY State Plane Coordinate System to WGS84 consistently off by 3.665 degrees?

I'm trying to convert coordinates from the NY State Plane Coordinate System for Long Island (zone #3104) to WGS84 using the GeoTools Java API. The latitude value is correct, but the longitude is ...
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How to create Extended Data for KML exported from shapefile by ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a GIS shapefile of 300+ points that I am converting to KML using ArcGIS for Desktop. Once in KML I want to create custom balloons by editing the KML file. However, the HTML feature in ArcGIS ...
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Why are some OSM GPX line string endpoints connected?

I am working with GPX files from OpenStreetMap to render the public transportation lines of Berlin. I converted them to GeoJSON using the togeojson script. For some reason some of the lines are ...
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OS Boundary Line shp export CSV with description and lat/lng

I have found several post saying it is possible in QGIS to export OS Boundary Line shp files to csv's containing the boundary line in lat/lng (for use on Google map) along with the name of the area, ...