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Workflow to convert a DWG CAD file to a shapefile

I'm trying to develop a workflow where I can convert a .dwg file to .shp. I don't have a good understanding of which tools I should be using. My preference is to use software that runs on OSX, is ...
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How to raster vector- and shape-files correctly

does anybody know how to convert vector- and shape-files correctly? Doesn't work with tab Raster/convert/vector to shape files. The output always contains strange input-data (wrong and strange ...
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Trouble converting .osm to .pbf with Osmosis

I would like to convert a shp file to map file. I know should use these steps: shp -> osm -> pbf -> map For step 1 I use a python script : ogr2osm.py For step 2 I use osmosis, but I get ...
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Transform map coordinates to page coordinate in ArcObjects

I have a map inside a page layout in ArcMap. Currently, I use this code to convert geographic coordinates to page coordinates: IMap map = ... IPageLayout pageLayout = ... IDisplayTransformation ...
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How to create a point representing a polyline?

How do I convert a line (usually 2 vertices but can be more) into a single point in QGIS? I did it a couple of years ago using a build-in tool in ArcGIS 8 or 9 I think but have no idea how to do it in ...
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Convert Shapefiles to GeoJSON?

I'm trying to convert Shapefiles from the State of Texas Senate Districts website into a GeoJSON file for use with Google Maps API. I'm using QGIS to facilitate but I can't get the ...
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Using Field Calculator to Convert Data Type In Field

I am trying to convert a field that is listed as "String" because it was imported into QGIS as a CSV (rural poverty population percentages by county in NC). I need to convert the percentages field ...
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cartodb runs out of space *after* shrinking the data in the tables?

I try to work in CartoDB with data I import from CSVs (or xlsx, see below). The data is 24.1 MB in ASCII CSV, 10 MB in xlsx. I spent quite some time shrinking my data's size, and I was happy to ...
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How to extract data from Geodatabase?

We have been happily using the 2010 Census Demographic Profile data in Shapefile format for some time. We now want to start using the ACS 5-year Estimates Data Profiles which, sadly, are only ...
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How to convert UTM coordinates into Decimal Degree coordinates?

I work on QGis 2.0.1 - Dufour on Macintosh OS X Mavericks. I have UTM coordinates (XXXX and YYYYY) in a table (with one column of X and an other one of Y). I need this coordinates in Decimal Degree. ...
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Converting lat-lon from degrees and decimal minutes to decimal degrees in PostGIS [duplicate]

Creating a geometry in Postgis is fairly simple: ST_SetSRID(ST_MakePoint(longitude,latitude),4326); These lat/lon should be in decimal degrees format like 33.02505 -96.70668 Is there a ...
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Convert some UTM coordinates to Lat Long

I have a series of UTM coordinates in an Excel file that I need to convert to Lat/Long. They are listed in the spreadsheet as "LONG(XUTM)" and "LAT(YUTM)". I know the coordinates are located in ...
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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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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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Creating DSM and DTM from a LAS using a freeware solution

Is it possible to export a surface and terrain model files from an aerial, LiDAR point cloud (LAS) set? I am using SAGA GIS for very basic operations, but I couldn't find this option (and I have a ...
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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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I need to extract a specific layer from a Geospatial PDF using GDAL/OGR

I have GDAL/OGR 1.10 installed on a 64bit Windows 7 machine. I have some Geospatial PDFs that I want to crop to the outline of the map and convert to Rasters. However I cannot clip to the neatline. ...
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Which plugin can draw topoJson right within Leaflet without conversion?

I already have asked how to reduce file size and increase performance for publishing spatial data on the web using Leaflet, here. A conversion to TopoJSON has reduced the file size by approximately ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to export from a vector format to Collada .dae?

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Converting Trimble SSF format to shapefile? [duplicate]

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 ...