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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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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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Searching for c# code to convert from UTM to WGS1984 (and back)

I'm looking for code in c# that converts coordinates from UTM to WGS1984 (and preferably backwards as well). I need to convert coordinates from only one zone (36N). I've found this and this, but they ...
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Underground Utility using Arcgis

Which software can I use for mapping of underground utilities? I am using GRED for marking of utilities & then transferring it to AutoCAD. Now I would like to load this AutoCAD file into a GIS. ...
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Automate SHP to JPG creation

Does anyone know of a way to batch convert shapefiles to jpegs or another common image format? edit: I should have clarified that I would like to apply a styling to each shapefile, and then export ...
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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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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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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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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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ogr2ogr convert all shapefiles in a directory

I have a directory with several shapefiles. How can convert all these shapefiles to MapInfo with ogr2ogr. I know how I can convert one file. And I can make a batch script writing a line for each file. ...
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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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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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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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Spatial ETL comparisons

I am hoping some of you experts out there can list the pro's and con's of various spatial ETL (extract, transform, load) tools. If you have used these items listed here (or add your own), please ...
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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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How to convert between KML and Esri's shapefile (SHP) format?

My users are sending me point data that were digitized using GoogleEarth. How can I convert their KML to a shapefile?
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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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How to merge multiple ADF files to a single shape file? [duplicate]

I have a set of adf file which use the same structure. How can I merge all ADF to shp file? Does the ogr2ogr command can help in this case?
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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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Character encoding for Oracle DB and Geoserver

I have a setup that uses Oracle database->GeoServer->OpenLayers->my JavaScript. I use the UTF-8 character set in GeoServer and the JavaScript layers. The Oracle instance is configured to use WIN1252 ...
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Convert 32 bit image to 8 bit image in QGIS

I want to convert my images from 32 bits to 8 bits. I'm using otb to calculate texture and the raster output is on 8 bits, I'm going to use this information as a layer stack for my multispectral image ...
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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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PHP MGRS Conversion Formula/Library

Currently, the formula I'm using to convert MGRS to Lat/Long and vice versa is giving me slightly different results than most other conversion utilities. It's usually between 10 to 30 feet off. This ...
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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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Convert ESRI Integer ASCII Grid to something useful

How could I convert a file(s) which is "DIGITAL Map data stored in ESRI ARCInfo Integer ASCII Grid format" into something the rest of us can use? i.e import into QGIS. The main file has no extension ...
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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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Can QGIS projects be opened in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am about to start a project with a number of people for a nonprofit organization. I am wanting to create the files in QGIS, but some of the people that I am working with are city officials and might ...
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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?

In answering this question, posed by @Burton449, I came to realize I don't have a definitive grasp on what distinguishes 2D, 2.5D, and 3D geometries. I certainly realize Z/elevation values are ...
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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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How to convert Distance, Azimuth, Dip to XYZ?

I have an excel spreadsheet with header and survey drill data. Header data contains hole ID, and location coordinates, and the survey data contains related downhole survey with Distance, Azimuth and ...
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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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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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Convert GeoJSON to TopoJSON

Question How do you convert GeoJSON data to TopoJSON? Why Topojson files are often smaller than geojson and the conversion allows you to incrementally simplify a dataset, if you wish.
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Converting Easting, Northing, and Elevation to Station and Elevation

How can I convert x,y,z (easting, northing and elevation) data into station and elevation? I am trying to input the data into HEC-RAS, which only takes station and elevation.
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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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Lon/lat transformation

First I should clarify I don't have previous experience with the field, so I don't know the technical terminology. My question is as follows: I have two weather datasets: The first one has the ...
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Alternatives to ogr2ogr for loading large GeoJson file(s) to PostGIS

I have a 7GB GeoJson file that I would like to load into a PostGIS database. I have tried using ogr2ogr but it fails because the file is too big for ogr2ogr to load into memory and then process. ...