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Lidar data in ArcGIS 10.1

Problem: I have a set of LAS files that doesn't display in Arcmap. Details: I try to use LAS to tin in Arcmap to convert my LAS points to a TIN. However, when browsing to the folder with the files, ...
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How to convert picture to annotation in ArcGIS 10.1?

I have been tasked to display analytical data tables (currently in MS Excel) in an ArcGIS (v 10.1) map document (.mxd) and would also like to convert them to map document annotation, if possible. ...
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Gdal_grid gives blank .tiff file after conversion

After using gdal_grid I get blank .tiff file. I use the following .vrt file : <OGRVRTDataSource> <OGRVRTLayer name="p"> <SrcDataSource>p.csv</SrcDataSource> ...
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How to convert ASCII in x,y,z format using gdal_grid?

I have a map saved in (AFAIK) Arc/Info ASCII format and I would like to convert it with gdal grid but I am getting errors. My data (p.csv) is in the following format: 319053.25,319301.12,544.28 ...
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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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Converting MXD file to earlier version/release?

I upgraded from 10.0 to 10.1 for a few days. Due to conflicts with other packages, i had to downgrade back to 10.0. Now I cannot open any .mxd file I opened with 10.1. I did not create any with ...
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Converting DEM data to height information in meters using QGIS? [duplicate]

I'm relatively new with QGIS and currently I'm working with ASTER and SRTM DEMs. The goal is to create vector heightcontours with labeling in meter. Can you tell me how I can convert the grayband ...
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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 shapefile to binary grid?

I have a polygon shapefile with a UTM projection which I read into MATLAB: s = 'C:\path\to\shapefile.shp' % Read the shapefile shp = shaperead(s); How can I convert this simply polygon into a ...
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Convert Surface to MultiSurface in SQL Server

I need to create view where geometry column is MultiSurface datatype. But, column in my table is Surface datatype. Is there any chance how to convert single Surface column to MultiSurface column ...
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How to convert data from a .gdb into a shapefile without ArcMap?

I have a .gdb folder with LOCK Files, FREELIST Files, ATX Files, GDBINDEXES Files, GDBTABLE Files, GDBTABLEX Files and, SPX Files. I want to convert the parcel data within this folder into a ...
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Reading Points as PolyLines

I'm currently developing an Android app where I need to show some information on a map, which is stored as Shapefiles (.shp + .shx + .dbf). I noticed that when the shapefile is opened in QGis, a nice ...
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How to convert xml into readable gis format

I have data in xml format which contains a child element "GEOM" which has coordinates in the following format POINT (9.9632253030540205 52.9569277022282421) POLYGON ((9.7423702151211078 ...
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Can OGR handle Esri's Geodatabase extensible markup language (XML) files?

The USDA Forest Service distributes GIS data as Esri Geodatabase extensible markup language (XML) files. I downloaded one in the hopes that I would be able to convert it to something less esoteric ...
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GML TimePeriod mapping in MapForce

I made SQLServer database structure based on xsd schema I got. In that schema two fields have gml:TimePeriodType. In database I put two columns for each field of this type (begin and end) and the ...
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How do I convert Lon and Lat to pixels in map using world file? [on hold]

I have a tiff map file, with a tfw world file that has these parameters (lon/lat in radians): 0.00000107180145766 \\ A 0.0000000000 \\ D -0.0000000000 \\ B -0.0000009331315579 \\ E ...
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Convert census data to points

I have data from the Census Bureau's LEHD files that record number of jobs within blocks using the digit 1 to denote one job. I want to convert the number of 1's in the column into a feature that I ...
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Switching from ArcDesktop to ArcGIS Online

I have many GIS files that I was using to create some maps for my work. Our desktop version of ArcGIS expired and we decided to move to the basic online version. I am unable to upload any of my ...
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How to join two tables and convert joined table to a vector layer containing points in QGIS? [duplicate]

I have one table that contains 450 locations and a table that has 10'000 rows containing data and no spatial information. I have a column that allows me to join them. The issue is that I want to have ...
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How do I overcome this problem of converting a raster layer to polygon form?

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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CAD to Geodatabase vs Feature Class to Feature Class

I'm trying to convert multiple CAD files, I have suceeded with some (using Feature class to Feature class), however they are not projecting properly, e.g when I set the projection to British National ...
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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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Converting file geodatabase with coded domains to PostgreSQL / PostGIS?

We have several file gdb's and would like to convert these to Postgres / PostGIS. We've used ogr2ogr to transfer these files; however, some of the fields are stored as coded domains and the fields are ...
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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 ...
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Convert from WGS84 to GDA94/MGA94 on iOS

I have a mobile app (iPhone/iPad) for recording data and taking notes, including photographs, and a government client needs GPS coordinates attached to each photo. They require coordinates in the ...
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ssf to .shp conversion, field name changing from Pahtfinder data dictionary [duplicate]

When I convert the data with Pathfinder Office to shapefile. After opening the data in Arcmap, I can see that the field names changes. ArcMap is only keeping first 10 letters of the the field column ...
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Converting .fdshape to .shp or other QGIS readable format

I have been searching for a solution to being able to read .fdshape extension files in QGIS with no luck. It seems that the data had to be converted from .shp to .fdshape in the first place so I was ...
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Convert MapInfo raster file (.tab) to use it in QGIS and/or ArcGIS

I am trying to convert raster files from MapInfo (.ecw, .jpg, .TAB) in order to use them with QGIS or ArcGIS. I have access to all 3 softwares. I have tried Data interoperability tools in ArcGIS but ...
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Is there a way to render/show ACAD drawing in ArcMap correctly?

I would like to extract only certain lines from an ACAD drawing but it seems that a lot of lines are being dropped when the dwg drawng is viewed and rendered in ArcMap. (see below) Is it possible to ...
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AutoCAD to OSM, lossless

I'm trying to convert AutoCAD 3D data to OSM lossless, or close to lossless. So far, the only way I can see it's possible is to convert from AutoCAD to SVG to OSM, according to OSM's WiKi. Do ...
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Saving a gml layer does not change coordinates

I am trying to export a gml layer to geojson with lat/lng as the preferred coordinate system. So what I did was a 'save as' on the layer with selected CRS: 'IGNF: WGS84G'. Now I was hoping it ...
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How to export qgis as a kml file?

I have a .qgis contour plot. I would like to convert this to a .kml file. How specifically would I go about doing this?
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Convert from img to geotiff

Using gdal translate, would it be possible to convert from IMG to GeoTIFF? We have very little experience with gdal and would really be grateful for some insight.
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Position from LLA to NED and vice-versa

I have two points, origin and point, defined in Latitude (geodetic), longitude and altitude. Now I want to convert point position in NED coordinates, using origin as center of the NED coordinate ...
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How to convert an IGeometryCollection into a Polyline

I am using the CostPathAsPolyline method which returns the Polyline as an IGeometryCollection. I now need to get this converted back into a polyline. But it seems to be more complex than just a ...
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Is it possible to create shapefiles in ArcGIS and convert into SpatialNET?

I'm looking at the prospect of working for a client who has implemented a SpatialNET solution. I have never used SpatialNET and primarily have experience with ESRI and Autodesk products. The client ...
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How to transform shp file into raster file in Quantum GIS?

I'd like to transform a shape file into raster file in Quantum GIS... and the opposite way back also (raster to shp). Can you help me?
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How to create .dem file in QGIS?

I have an elevation data in .asc file, but need to convert it to .dem file to later use in COMSOL. However, in Raster--> Analyzes-->DEM I got just error message: ERROR 1: DEM Default Setup: Importing ...
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Dem file in .adf format, while .tiff is needed

I would like to use this standalone tool to get different kind of Dem visualizations (http://iaps.zrc-sazu.si/en/svf#v). I see that the program accept only .tiff DEM. Now, the DEMs I got are not in ...
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ArcGIS Conversion Error While Converting ED50 Datum to WGS84 Datum

With ArcGIS for Desktop, I tried a datum conversion of Transverse Mercator ED50 Datum to Transverse Mercator WGS84 Datum. Normally, the difference between two projections is approximately 180 meters ...
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ArcGIS automatically convert string variables to numeric? [duplicate]

If arcgis is automatically coverting string values to numeric variables in a text document generated by stata, how do you change those variables back into string? I tried opening up the fields under ...
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Multiline String to Linestring conversion

I have road network table which is multilinestring.I was trying to convert this file to Linestring using the following query ALTER TABLE multiline ALTER COLUMN the_geom TYPE geometry(linestring,4030) ...
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Converting SBET (Smoothed best trajectory) files to an ASCII format [duplicate]

I have LiDAR trajectory data in an SBET (Smoothed best trajectory) format, but to the analysis I wish to carry out I need it in an ASCII format. Does anyone know if there's a way to convert it? Thanks ...
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Convert shapefiles from WGS84 to Miller Projection

I have some shapefiles of the world from Natural Earth at WGS84. I would like to convert them to the Miller Projection. I have ogr2ogr, but I'm not sure what the parameters for this conversion ...
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Are there another way/tool as GDAL/ERDAS-API to convert a raster to ECW?

I am looking for a tool to convert raster (TIF, JPG) to ECW. I found this two year old question/answer How to convert orthophotomap to .ecw file? The answer is to use GDAL with an ERDAS SDK. I checked ...
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How do I convert a VMAP to a shapefile using GDAL?

This is my first time trying to convert a VMAP to a shapefile and the examples online aren't as straightforward to me. Any guidance is appreciated.
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50m x 50m grid around the world

I'd like to subdivide the earth into a grid of approx. 50 x 50 m cells (big database, I know). To make it more complicated (and fun), I also need to be able to determine to which cell a given set of ...
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Help with “projected XY to screen xy” conversion algorithm?

I'm trying to convert coordinates from any given coordinate system (be they the coordinates of a graph figure or a map, meaning they can span across both negative and positive values across any of the ...
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QGIS 2.2.0 Creating all extension of MapInfo from a ArcMap ShapeFile

I have a road centerline shapefile that I would like to create all files associated with a MapInfo file (.tab, .id, .map, .dat). I've looked through the plugins and don't see a tool that helps with ...
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downloading data from UNdata onto ArcGIS 10.1

http://data.un.org/Search.aspx?q=population I am trying to download data from UNdata and successfully opened one link of raster data, however the data that I really desire won't open on Arc. I hit ...