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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 a shapefile to binary grid?

I have a polygon shapefile with a UTM projection which I read into MATLAB: % available from http://sharesend.com/zhqsdc9x s = 'C:\path\to\shapefile.shp' % Read the shapefile shp = shaperead(s); ...
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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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Vector to Collada

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 ...
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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, ...
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Why do I lose data after converting from .xlsx to .shp?

I have a fairly large excel file that I need to convert to a shapefile, but everytime I export the data, I lose a bunch of it. The excel file has about 277,000 records, but the shapefile will only ...
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Which software converts TIFF to TJP (Tiled Jpeg)?

I have Tiff images and I need to export it to Tiled Jpeg. I don't know which software converts TIFF to TJP. Can anyone kindly tell me the name of the software which converts? Thanks
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Which format to choose to convert to ShapeFiles?

Given the following format options: all.json, all.xml, all.xls, all.csv, all.kml, all.gjson Which one is the best/easiest to convert the data into standard ERSI Shapefiles which contains the ...
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QGIS map file to be viewed on both mac and pc platforms

Im teaching a class where some students have QGIS installed on their macs and I'm using a pc. Although the file structure is the same mac reference files differently than the pc and I get data link ...
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MXD2QGS fails with 'ascii' codec can't encode character

I've tried to convert some mxd files to qgs but, I already have the same error: ": 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xe8' in position 57: ordinal not in range(128) Échec de l’exécution de ...
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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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Extract longitude and latitude from shapefile

I want to create a media wiki page with map option where polygon required the following format. What is name of this format and how can it possible to extract this format from shapefile? ...
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How to convert a CSV from DMS to WGS84 in QGIS?

I would like to automatically convert from a Degree - minute - second system to WGS84 EPSG:32632. I have a CSV with these kind of values: LATITUDINE LONGITUDINE 46°01’24,7” 11°13’47,5” 45°42’07,5” ...
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Convert / interpolate delimited text csv points grid to surface

I've got 12 delimited text csv files with regular pseudo-gridded points for temperature and salinity which look like this when zoomed in (inc distances) and this when zoomed out. I'm trying to convert ...
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Converting files for use in fragstats

To use my data in fragstats i need to convert it into a signed integer grid. I have the data in a raster format and have tried 'right click>data>export data> and setting the format to 'Grid' and it ...
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How can I convert an excel file with x, y columns to a shapefile?

How can I convert an excel file with x, y columns to a point shapefile? There are some somewhat optional requirements in addition to the correct creation of a shapefile: Column types (as per ...
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Is it possible to convert ArcGIS .mxd to QGIS .qgs without having ArcGIS installed? [duplicate]

I was reading How to convert an .mxd file to a .qgs file?. It looks as though this only works with ArcGIS 10. I would like to do this, but am unable to install things on the computer that has ...
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How to Convert labels to DWG Cad file?

I have a new task where the client is asking for a .dwg file of layer labels. My first thought would be to create an annotation of the labels and then try and use the Export to CAD tool in ArcMap. ...
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How can I convert a csv file of WKT data to a shape file using QGIS 2.01

Is it possible to create a Shapefile directly from a csv WKT file in QGIS 2.01? WKT POLYGON(...) POLYGON(...) Save as shapefile doesn't seem to work. Thanks!
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Bulk load multiple shapefiles into PostGIS

I've got over a hundred data layers in shapefile format that I want to upload into a PostGIS database. They are all in the same projection, but represent different data layers so they do not have the ...
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Convert an area to meters² in PostGIS

I have this query : SELECT ST_AREA(geom::geography) FROM region The (geom) contains polygons from a shapefile imported into PostGIS with shp2pgsql. I've appended ::geography, else the result of ...
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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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How to add and join Geodatabase Table to Feature Class in QGIS?

After finally figuring out how to open .gdb files from Arc 10 in QGIS, I need to join some tables to the spatial gdb coverages I've opened in QGIS. According to the colleague who converted the .gdb ...
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Trouble Copying Data into File Geodatabase from Personal Geodatabase

I've been unable to successfully copy and paste personal geodatabase feature classes to a new file geodatabase in ArcCatalog 10.1. As the screenshot shows, the Data Transfer dialog box contains all ...
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How to project geographic coordinates to cartesian with the least possible error? [closed]

I need to convert geographic coordinates (in decimal degrees) to cartesian with the least possible error? I searched a lot on the internet but it seems that the conversion is not exact. Could you ...
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How to convert geometry to WKT using ArcPy?

I would like to be able to convert a single feature (or potentially many features) in an ArcGIS layer into Well Known Text (WKT) format during a geoprocessing operation using Python and ArcPy (no ...
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How can i convert from local coordinates to coordinates gps?

i don know if this is the right place to publish this. i am working with business object tool traying to make a kml file to be imported on google maps. I dont know much about geographic systems, but i ...
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I would like to convert trimble ssf format to shp format

I would like to convert a small amount of data from trimble ssf format to shp format for inclusion in an ArcGis database. I have been trying to do this for a few months and not success. I have a ...
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How to convert MapXtreme workspace to GeoServer? [closed]

I need to convert a MapXtreme workspace into one for GeoServer. Suggestions for tools/process would be appreciated. Thanks!
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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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Convert from Geometry to SDE Binary storage type in SDE database

We have been battling performance issues between SQL 2012 and ArcGIS 10.1. One of the most common solution is to convert to SDE Binary storage. We know that this storage type is not as dynamic as the ...
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When doing table to table conversion, a text field gets converted to Blob type

I have one field that keeps getting converted to Blob type after conversion using table to table tool. The field is mostly text and fairly lengthy, maybe 250 ish characters. Is the length of the field ...
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Most efficient way of passing values from OGRGeometry to ModelField in geodjango

I am writing a custom parser that maps shapefile data to a geodjango model in a Django 1.6 project. To read the shapefile I use the DataSource object from django.contrib.gis.gdal, which provides ...
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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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Why does ArcGIS 10 Convert Time Field geoprocessing tool return <null> when using custom format?

I have dates in my attribute table that are stored as strings - they look like 02/22/2012 (mm/dd/yyyy) - and I would like to convert them to Date type. When I try to input a custom date format in the ...