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Convert a decimal degree to meters from the MySQL Spatial GLength

The MySQL Spatial function GLength returns the distance between two points, this distance is in the same unit from the projection. Since I'm using the WGS84 (SRID:4326) the answer will be with ...
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Speeding up raster to point set function

I have written the following function that takes a raster (always non-skewed) and returns a set of points. As I'm executing it millions of times in my queries, I'd like for it to be super-optimized ...
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convert shapefiles to cad files

hi i'm having a difficulty in converting shapefiles to cad file. i'm currently using the ArcGIS 9.3.1 version and i tried to convert it using the toolbox>conversion tool>to cad>export to cad....the ...
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How to convert a Visio diagram to a GIS layer

I have a office floorplan that is a standard Visio drawing file (*.VSD) that I would like to convert into a GIS feature class (shapefile, GDB, PostGIS, or any other applicable format, it doesn't ...
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ArcMap, how to specify cellsize in PolygonToRaster_conversion function in meter

I have a polygon shapefile that contains my country geometry data. I need to extract points from that .shp file, the condition is that distance between points is from 5 to 10 meters. So, I think ...
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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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Extract PostGIS line features to GPX

I have a request to provide GPX files of certain trails (around 100) that are present in OpenStreetMap. Given a local PostGIS install with OSM data, I think the process would be something like: ...
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Extract BoundingBox of Cities

For simple geocoding purposes I want to extract all cities from a single country of openstreetmap. They only queries I want to do are: ZipCode -> (List of) BoundingBox of City/Village ...
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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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Convert lat/long four corners data to raster

I have a data set in the following format.each row represents the coordinates of the four corners of a cell and the last column is the value associated to the cell. lon1 lat1 lon2 lat2 lon3 lat3 lon4 ...
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What vector formats are compatible between GDAL and ArcGIS (without Data Interoperability extension)?

What vector formats can GDAL write that ArcGIS for Desktop can read without the need for its Data Interoperability extension? I do not plan to use either Personal Geodatabases or Shapefiles
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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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How do I obtain layout coordinates of features using arcpy?

I just read the topic about Convert point XY to page units XY using arcpy? but I didn't find a solution to my problem. I have a point layer file, I know coordinates in map view, I'd like to know ...
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Shapefile to X3D

Does anyone know of an effective workflow to convert 3d-enabled shapefiles to X3D format? I have several projects containing anywhere from 10 to 5000 features (building sections) that I would like to ...
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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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I have line strings in points and need to conver them to lon/lat degrees

I need to convert line strings back to latitude & longitude coordinates. Here are is an example, please keep in mind that they do NOT reference the same point. I have included the values to ...
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importing XYZ to arcmap

My colleague has several hundred xyz files (*.xyz) and wants to make a DEM to use it in ArcMap. Files have three columns witohut first lane (variable names). I suggested her: to add first line with ...
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Cesium 3D Map help

I am new to cesium and I want to display 3d shapefile using cesium.Conversion of shapefile in czml and display into cesium in main hurdle.
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How to get rectangle with two values in converting polygon to raster?

I have 112 vector polygon shapefiles. I want to convert every single one to raster layer but instead of getting layer with same shape as vector polygon, I want to get rectangle in which cells that ...
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How to convert EPSG:900913 or EPSG:4326 to EPSG:27700 using Proj4js (or to set displayProjection to EPSG:27700) [duplicate]

I'm using openlayers to create a vector feature (e.g. polygon, point) and i would like the geometry values of these vectors to be stored as EPSG:27700 coordinates (so when i send them off in WKT ...
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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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How to convert drawn vector feature from EPSG:900913 to EPSG:4326

My script allows you to drawn shapes on an openlayers map, and then to get the WKT information from that shape, except the returned coordinates are in 900913 and i need them to be in lat/lon. thanks
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Importing AUTOCAD .dwg to Arcgis Symbols

My client has some symbol drawn in autocad.. they are saved in .dwg files. How can I import them into ArcGIS symbols? I have FME 2013, I am not sure if that helps.
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How can I convert a ascii file to geotiff using Python?

I have a ascii raster format file. For example: ncols 480 nrows 450 xllcorner 378923 yllcorner 4072345 cellsize 30 nodata_value -32768 43 2 45 7 3 56 2 5 23 65 34 6 32 54 57 34 2 2 54 6 35 45 65 34 ...
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How to preserve dgn cad file attributes when exporting from microstation and importing into Arcmap?

I'm trying to import water utility lines from Microstation into ArcMap. The water utility lines are symbolized by size in Microstation, but when I try to view the attribute table in ArcMap 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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Looking for a GeoJSON describing the french departments

Is there any place where I could find a GeoJson describing the borders of the french departments, or do I have to convert a .shp file?
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Python GDAL: degrees to meters without reprojecting

I am trying to get senseful results in my Python script. I want to measure distance between features in a shapefile. I'm working with the SRS: GCS_WGS_1984, so my units are in degrees. But for the ...
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How to iterate all input folders (containing coverages) using Python with ArcGIS 9.3?

I'm trying to write python scripts to batch convert thousands of coverages to shapefiles in arcgis 9.3. The coverages files are in different folders: d:/area_A/building d:/area_B/building ...
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How do I convert 3tm to lat-lon

I'm unable to find out a formula for converting 3tm coordinates to lat-lon? 3tm is a system used in Alberta alone, as far as I can tell. The city of Calgary uses that for its opendata, which is what ...
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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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What is the formula to convert WGS84 coordinates to EPSG 2163?

I'm looking for the formula which converts wgs84 coordinates to epsg 2163. I know that QGIS can do the calculations but I need the exact formula. Cheers!
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Raster to polygon conversion's raster field takes only “Value”

Recently I am working with raster data and arcobjects.net. Here I find something new for me. And here some question arises in my mind. I tried to search some document that can satisfy my mind, but I ...
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ArcMap 10.1 convert layer to CAD - clipping only desired area to send out to DWG

Is there a way to covert a layer to DWG such that only the desired area of the layer is exported out to a DWG? My issue is that the layer (parcels) contains all parcels for an entire county, so it is ...
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How to hide/suppress and rename/alias fields when exporting to KML?

I have a feature class that needs to be exported to a KML file. I wonder if there is a way for me to export only some of the columns of the feature class's attribute table; some attributes are not ...
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How to generate a DEM from a contour Shapefile?

I want to create a DEM from depth contours (shapefile) in QGIS. I've been trying to work out how to do this based on this previous question, notably from this link from that page, however I'm stuck, ...
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Converting avl to sld or qml

Is there a simple way to convert a avl file into a sld or qml? Deegree does not work an my laptop (java problems) Or is there a way to open the original avl file in qgis? Thanks
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convert geotiff to simple xyz elevation file?

I have looked everywhere and can not find a tool to convert a geotiff file to a simple ascii elevation file... did I miss something? thanks for any pointers!
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convert GPS to XY coordinates

if i have obtain GPS coordinates as Latitude/Longitude, then i need to convert them to XY coordinates, i see this link actually i need to get the Trilateration , in its equation i need the XY ...
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ArcGIS JS API Polygon's WKID conversion with gsvc.project

I'm trying to convert polygon from wkid 3301 to wkid 4326. I've been using this code snippet for converting points, but I'm not sure how I would accomplish this to create a polygon object. I'm not ...
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postgis distance calculation between points with lat, long coordinates

Team, I am new to postgis, but a postgres user for quite a while. I would like to compare the geospatial capabilities between postgresql and mongodb. I have the lat.lon, zip code of US locations; ...
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Convert DEM to STL (3D Printer Format)

I have a DEM in ArcGIS 10.1 that I would like to get into STL format for a 3D printer. Does anyone know some software that will allow me to make this conversion? I have to use the STL format because ...
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MrSid => GeoTiff

I have a MrSid file that I would like to convert to a GeoTiff. Is there a way to do this on a Mac running Mountain Lion? I know it can be done on Windows and Linux using the LizardTech command line ...
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How to rename field names in a shapefile from the commandline?

I need to rename the field names (attributes) in a shapefile. Is there an easy way to do this from the command line?
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find euclidean distance in GPS [duplicate]

i need to find the distance between two gps location, So i think to do this: lat1(seconds)-lat2(seconds)=lat * 30.7151 == distance latitude in meters =Latm long1(seconds)-long2(seconds)=long ...
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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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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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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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convert GPS to x,y using reference node

i am using sensor nodes and their antenna to calculate GPS coordinates as notation of (degrees/minutes/seconds), i have some question of how to do these things: how can i convert latitude and ...
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Why is QGIS reading in my CSV numeric data as string data, and how do I change it? [duplicate]

QGIS keeps reading in my numeric data from .csv files as string data. This means I have to figure out how to read it in with the proper data type, or convert it back to numeric inside of QGIS, ...