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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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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

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 23.18273917, -84.29172638491 would be ...
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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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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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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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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, ...
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Plotting a point within a bounding box as a percentage of X/Y

I have two pairs of lat/long coordinates that represent the top left and bottom right corners of a bounding box. I have a third pair of lat/long coordinates representing a point within this bounding ...
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Assigning an intersecting line length dependent value to a raster during polyline conversion

I am converting a road network polyline into raster format- my polyline shapefile has an exhaust emissions rate attribute which is in kg/km What I want to achieve is a raster that has (at say 5m ...
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How do i convert STDS file to ASCII DEM?

I've downloaded several 7.5 minute DEM files from USGS and they have file names like: 1661629.DEM.SDTS.TAR On MAC these decompress into a folder with serval files having the extension '.DDF'. 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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Is there a way to handle file names with spaces in ogr2ogr?

I'm trying to convert .shp files to .kml files. I used a batch file to find all .shp files in a directory and its sub-directories and convert them to .kml. Some converted and some gave me the error ...
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Trying to extract arc information from a Suburb shapefile

I downloaded some shapefiles from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It's basically showing a bunch of suburbs when I view the shapefile through a GIS tool. The GIS tool that I am using at ...
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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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How to convert a bil image into grid in ArcGIS?

I've downloaded RFE data from FEWSNET. It's a compressed file which includes .bil files. Now i want to convert this ".bil image" into a grid to use the precipitation data in an area. I'm using ...
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Is it possible to change CRS without the .prj file?

I'm working with QGIS and trying to change the CRS of some maps. Is is possible to do it without the .prj file? Please let me know. Thanks.
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Can OGR2OGR batch file run in cmd.exe?

I have very little experience in dealing with ogr2ogr, and currently I am trying to find out if there is a way I can automate batch conversion of .shp files to kml using windows services schedule. So ...
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How to write GML and GeoJSON features while retaining attributes in .NET?

I am developing a .NET project [C#] that needs to export/write features as GML and GeoJSON, including, of course, the attributes; data could queried by a database or manually entered. I checked ...
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proj/pyproj converted coordinates offset

I'm using pyproj to convert some coordinates from WGS84 to OSGB36. When mapped out the converted and unconverted don't map to the same places on a map. The OSGB36 coordinates are mapped about 100 ...
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Conversion of coordinates of “Bochum coordinate system”

I need to convert historic coordinate data into more recent Gauß-Krueger data. Specifically, I need to convert "Bochum coordinates" used till 1960 in the local coal mines into DHDN/Gauß-Krüger zone 2 ...
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How to convert a symbol style set for ArcGIS for use in QGIS?

Is there a way to convert a symbol style set for ArcGIS for use in QGIS? There are symbols used in Incident Command I would like to use in QGIS, but can only find a style set for use in ArcGIS. The ...
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Conversion from .shp to.swf?

Does anyone know which free software can I use to convert a .shp file to a .swf?! I have created a shapefile on QGIS which I would project on STAT PLANET PLUS. In addition, I would like to display ...
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Continents geometry data / extracting contours of continents from country geometry

I have an ESRI Shapefile data from Natural Earth (Admin-0 Countries). I converted it to geoJSON format. There is no world or continents geometry there, only the county one. And I'd like to extract eg. ...
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Batch convert xy to shapefile

I have about 300,000 CSV files which I want to convert to shapefiles, but ArcGIS and QGIS can only convert one CSV at a time. Are there any ways to batch convert my CSVfiles? x y z1 z2 z3 z4 1 2 3 ...
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pulling an excel sheet with =rand(between) in a Python while loop, and exporting results as .dbf

To preface my question: I am very new to stack overflow, and relatively new to Python. I am working on setting up a sensitivity analysis. I am working with 40 parameters that range from 0.1 - 1. My ...
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Converting an Experian (Geoconcept) file to GPS coordinates

I'm working with a file containing Experian data which was used in Geoconcept. The file describes a serie of microzones, that is polygons. Unfortuntely the coordinates system is hard to understand: ...
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How can I convert files from a county government to shapefiles?

I work for a company that creates software for multiple listing services and real estate agents. We're expanding our coverage area into a new market, and I've been given some files for two different ...
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Convert .tiff data to bitmap just when rendering and at runtime by visualC++ code

I need to convert a .tiff image to a bitmap one without saving the bitmap. I know that I should use GDAL_translate but because I'm new, this function's interface is a little complicated for me. Could ...
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NED (LTP) to ECEF Orientation Conversion (Tait Bryan Angles)

I have an application where I need to convert an orientation from NED - given a WGS84 latitude and longitude - to ECEF. I have yaw, pitch and roll as Tait Bryan angles (XYZ) relative to the local ...