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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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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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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 convert (geodetic pose + cartesian offset) to geodetic position

I am in search of an algorithm to solve the first/direct geodetic problem precisely in 3D. The input is: a geodetic (not geocentric) position (WGS84, height is above the WGS84 reference ellipsoid) ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Converting GDB to shapefiles in ArcGIS

So I'm attempting to convert a GDB database into a shapefile. I found the help for ArcGIS 10.1 (my version) and it tells me 2.On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Production Mapping. But ...
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Convert linear polygons to lines

Hi I have some long linear polygons that I'd rather store as lines but I'm not sure how best to do this. Ideally I'd have a line goiung through the centre of the polygon lenthways. I have two ideas of ...
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Proper workflow for LAS to DEM conversion

I regularly come across LiDAR (.LAS) files with elevation data. When I do, I always struggle to find a way of converting them to a DEM for hydrological analysis. I have developed several workflows, ...
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How to convert projected coordinates to lat/lon using Python?

I assume this is a basic question but I can't seem to find or recognize the solution. This site returns Point: X: -11705274.6374 Y: 4826473.6922 when you searching with the first key value of 000090 ...
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How to keep polygon from becoming polyline when converting polygon feature class to .dwg

Is it possible to convert a polygon feature class from a geodatabase to a CAD .dwg while keep the features as a polygon in AutoCAD? Currently the polygons appear only as polylines. I am currently ...
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Wrong values in Feature/Point to Raster

I've got an XY dataset that I'd like to convert to a raster, based on the ETrel_whol field. The ETrel_whole field includes NaNs and ranges from 0-1. I would like to convert this to a raster, with a ...
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Get coodinates from point shapefile

I converted a line shapefile to points as you can see in the attached image. Is there a way to know the coordinates of each point? Any help would be really appreciated! PD Im using QGIS 1.8.0
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Running OGR conversion to dxf within QGIS

I would like to automate a conversion process which converts a polygon vector dataset (either sqlite or shp) to a dxf using a named column as layer name for the dxf file. The column / layer name is ...
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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 ...
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what happens to attribute table while performing union, intersection, difference of gml and shp file in QGIS

I am trying to do an analysis of the data conversion from shapefile to GML file using QGIS. For the analysis I have taken a point, line and polygon file. I first took a shapefile and converted it into ...
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Error when looping Polygon to Raster with python through different fields ArcGIS 10

This is the first time I have posted a question on here so please have some patience! I've been trying to create a python script to loop through numerous shapefiles converting various fields to raster ...
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Convert Autocad blocks to ArcGIS symbols

Im trying to import Autocad blocks into ArcGIS. The polyline part of the symbols in these blocks i want to store as a symbol in ArcGIS. Some symbols i was more or less able to find in existing ...
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How to convert shapefile to KML file using ArcPy? [duplicate]

Python script that checks to see if a specific layer file exists in the current workspace and, if it does, converts the layer file to a KML file. Does it work with a shapefile? Code so far: for file ...
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QGIS Polygon precision

I have a fairly straightforward question; is there a way to edit the precision of polygon points in QGIS so that each coordinate has the same number of decimal places? For example, the coordinate ...
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Line features into polygon features

Can any one tell me how to convert line features into polygon features in ArcGIS. I am using ArcGIS 10. I searched the arc toolbox for any tools for this conversion, but I couldn't find any. Please ...
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QGIS - Convert Vector points to GPS waypoints and route

I'm new here. I have a shape file with a series of points (around 300) using British National Grid. I need to put them on my Garmin Etrex 10 as waypoints. Can someone tell me how to convert this ...
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conversion from .osm to .map with mapwriter plugin fails

I have a problem with Osmosis v 0.43 with mapsforge mapwriter plugin 0.3.0. on Windows. A command osmosis --read-xml file=C:\geo\testmap.osm --mw file=C:\geo\genmap.map bbox=0.0,0.0,51.9,19.2 fails ...
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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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Read (old?) Trimble files into ArcGIS? [duplicate]

I have a number of files that I believe are from a Trimble GPS. The file extensions are: .cor .gic .gip .gis .giw .gix .obs .obx .SSF I need to be able to map the data in ArcGIS (these are old ...
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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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Problem converting coordinates

I'm trying to convert punctual values from lat/long to EPSG:6372, a projection for Mexico, defined by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI). I found a converter online but somehow ...
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Coordinate conversion [duplicate]

I'm using QGIS 1.8.0 and I'm trying to convert points in lat/long to EPSG:6372. Does any one know a simple method? I'm not very familiar with the plugins of QGIS... Thanks in advance.
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How can I export elevations from AutoCAD in a format that ArcMap can read?

I have elevations in Autocad, I can shift between a triangles, contours etc if it makes any difference. How can I export these into something I can use in Arcmap? I have tried the Make shape function ...
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Is it possible to convert a jpg file into lyr

I am a beginner with GIS 10.0. IS there any way to convert a jpg file into a layer? I am working on a problem that needs to have the entire map of my city as a layer but I just have a jpg file of the ...
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Problem converting KML file to .lyr [closed]

I have a problem in converting KML files into lyr ones with ArcGIS 10. I do all the steps perfectly but the conversion fails and the red check mark appears. It is surprising that when I repeat the ...
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Convert .asc format into shapefile

I've got some data from "http://srtm.csi.cgiar.org/SELECTION/inputCoord.asp" and it is in *.asc form. To process them I need to convert them to shapefile (need to merge them all into one shapefile and ...
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Convert file with coordinates, keep record ID

I have the following sample data: 345 -515561.05 -1166540.03 456 -515542.01 -1166548.76 999 -515519.61 -1166552.19 789 -515505.29 -1166550.25 321 -515477.05 -1166546.82 201 -515431.12 -1166534.06 197 ...
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Where can I find a shapefile of UK ITV regions?

I'm using UK ITV regions (see http://www.itvmedia.co.uk/new-to-itv/itv-regions) for similar reasons that DMAs are used in the US. While there are tools that can convert JPGs to shapefiles, I do not ...
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How to export a geojson file with correct order of coordinates?

I was testing rendering of data via GitHub in geojson format, because I wanted to use it for INSPIRE data. INSPIRE data are in GML 3.2.1 format. I've downloaded one of datasets from ...
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Azimuth, Inclination [closed]

I work on a software and I want to compute Dx Dy with Azimuth, Inclination. MD TVD Azimuth Inclination Relative X Increment Relative Y Increment X Coordinate Y Coordinate 0.000000 ...
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How do I export XY data from QGIS to shapefile?

How do I export XY data from a comma-delimited file to a shapefile using QGIS?
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Is there a free way to convert DGN v8i to… any other format?

(Update: We have postgis and ogr2ogr (etc.) but not any ESRI or Microstation software.) I just got DGN v8i files and I can't find any free way to convert them to... anything else. FME and AutoDWG ...
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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. Thanks in advance for your responses. ...
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Test of ORACLE DB functions converting lat-long to utm and mgrs with real data known to be correct?

I have rewritten some Delphi function to ORACLE DB functions for converting from lat-long to utm and mgrs. Anyone care to validate the output with real data they know is correct? package ...
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Input a KML file dynamically into MapServer without losing attributes?

Is there any possibility for MapServer (I'm running v6.2.1) to process the features / styles from a KML file dynamically? I tried STYLEITEM "AUTO" but it turned out to work only for *.dgn and *.tab ...
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How to programmatically convert arbitrary XML data to shapefile?

EDIT: 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 ...
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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, ...