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How to convert PCS based point X/Y into GCS Lat/Lon using ArcObjects

There are so many permutations of questions I've tried to find the answer to my question from various sources, but I have yet to actually find an answer the way that makes sense to me (and works). I'...
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Rasterize line shapefile

I'm trying to convert a line shapefile to a raster image at QGis, but my attempts have been unsuccessful. I've tried to use Raster/Conversion/Rasterize and SAGA/Grid - gridding/Shapes to grid, but to ...
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Problem measuring area with gps coordinates

I am trying to measure area from gps coordinates but fail to get the correct result (7200 square meters). I used the formula from this post but I get way too high number as result (should be in square ...
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Algorithm behind custom tool of ArcGIS for Desktop called xyz2grid21?

I am a researcher from Romania and I have used xyz2grid21 ArcGIS tool (by Min-Lang Huang) in order to convert xyz files (LIDAR data) to ASCII and ESRI grid in order to obtain a DTM. I need to know ...
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Converting Shapefile data to GeoJSON

I have access to some open data for which I want to obtain some coordinates to put onto a map. Unfortunately, the data is in the Shapefile format which is rather difficult to work with. I am trying to ...
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Conversion from Namibian Coordinates to Google Maps (WGS84)

I have coordinates in Namibia, but don't know how to convert them to use them in Google Maps. The system is Lo22/19°. Then Y: +55 435,89 X: -498 157,28 Can anyone help with a conversion?
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Why does KMZ to GPX reverse the objectid?

I am working on KMZ to GPX conversion and every time I use the data interoperability extension and quick export it seems to reverse the objectid, now my 1st waypoint is the last placemark point of the ...
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QGIS Convert Polygon M to polygon

I have been using Argis 10.1 and been able to convert polygon m to polygon shapefiles. I would like to do this with QGIS but I am having difficulty in finding the correct tool to do so. Please Help
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How to convert picture to annotation in ArcGIS 10.1?

I have been tasked to display analytical data tables (currently in MS Excel) in an ArcGIS (v 10.1) map document (.mxd) and would also like to convert them to map document annotation, if possible. ...
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Gdal_grid gives blank .tiff file after conversion

After using gdal_grid I get blank .tiff file. I use the following .vrt file : <OGRVRTDataSource> <OGRVRTLayer name="p"> <SrcDataSource>p.csv</SrcDataSource> &...
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How to convert ASCII in x,y,z format using gdal_grid?

I have a map saved in (AFAIK) Arc/Info ASCII format and I would like to convert it with gdal grid but I am getting errors. My data (p.csv) is in the following format: 319053.25,319301.12,544.28 ...
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In which way is height information stored in a DEM?

I'm struggling with different DEM data, because I don't know how to convert the height information in meters. When I load ASTER and SRTM tifs in QGIS, it shows me the spectrum of the grayband (0 to ...
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Converting DEM data to height information in meters using QGIS? [duplicate]

I'm relatively new with QGIS and currently I'm working with ASTER and SRTM DEMs. The goal is to create vector heightcontours with labeling in meter. Can you tell me how I can convert the grayband ...
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How to calculate Distance, Azimuth and Dip from two XYZ coordinates

I have two XYZ coordinates and I would like to calculate the Distance, Azimuth and Dip between them. I have come across a similar question on this site that calculates it the other way around (with ...
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How to convert data from a .gdb into a shapefile without ArcMap?

I have a .gdb folder with LOCK Files, FREELIST Files, ATX Files, GDBINDEXES Files, GDBTABLE Files, GDBTABLEX Files and, SPX Files. I want to convert the parcel data within this folder into a ...
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How to convert xml into readable gis format

I have data in xml format which contains a child element "GEOM" which has coordinates in the following format POINT (9.9632253030540205 52.9569277022282421) POLYGON ((9.7423702151211078 53....
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Can OGR handle Esri's Geodatabase extensible markup language (XML) files?

The USDA Forest Service distributes GIS data as Esri Geodatabase extensible markup language (XML) files. I downloaded one in the hopes that I would be able to convert it to something less esoteric ...
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Reading Points as PolyLines

I'm currently developing an Android app where I need to show some information on a map, which is stored as Shapefiles (.shp + .shx + .dbf). I noticed that when the shapefile is opened in QGis, a nice ...
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Calculate employment density using LEHD Census Data in ArcGIS

I have data from the Census Bureau's LEHD files that record number of jobs within blocks groups. I want to convert the number of data in the LEHD into a feature that I can use to calculate block ...
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Switching from ArcDesktop to ArcGIS Online

I have many GIS files that I was using to create some maps for my work. Our desktop version of ArcGIS expired and we decided to move to the basic online version. I am unable to upload any of my ...
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How to join two tables and convert joined table to a vector layer containing points in QGIS? [duplicate]

I have one table that contains 450 locations and a table that has 10'000 rows containing data and no spatial information. I have a column that allows me to join them. The issue is that I want to have ...
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CAD to Geodatabase vs Feature Class to Feature Class

I'm trying to convert multiple CAD files, I have suceeded with some (using Feature class to Feature class), however they are not projecting properly, e.g when I set the projection to British National ...
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Converting raster layer to polygon form using ArcMap?

I am trying to convert a raster layer of U.S. climatic regions into polygon format using ArcMap 9.3 under Windows XP. The original data are to be found at the following address: Koppen Climate ...
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Appropriate pixel size when converting vector to raster

I am converting vector polygons into raster datasets. Is there a standard calculation for converting the scale of the vector into an appropriate pixel size (e.g. 25 metres)? My vector has been ...
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Converting file geodatabase with coded domains to PostgreSQL / PostGIS?

We have several file gdb's and would like to convert these to Postgres / PostGIS. We've used ogr2ogr to transfer these files; however, some of the fields are stored as coded domains and the fields are ...
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GML TimePeriod mapping in MapForce

I made SQLServer database structure based on xsd schema I got. In that schema two fields have gml:TimePeriodType. In database I put two columns for each field of this type (begin and end) and the ...
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Converting .fdshape to .shp or other QGIS readable format

I have been searching for a solution to being able to read .fdshape extension files in QGIS with no luck. It seems that the data had to be converted from .shp to .fdshape in the first place so I was ...
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Convert from WGS84 to GDA94/MGA94 on iOS

I have a mobile app (iPhone/iPad) for recording data and taking notes, including photographs, and a government client needs GPS coordinates attached to each photo. They require coordinates in the ...
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Is there a way to render/show ACAD drawing in ArcMap correctly?

I would like to extract only certain lines from an ACAD drawing but it seems that a lot of lines are being dropped when the dwg drawng is viewed and rendered in ArcMap. (see below) Is it possible to ...
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How to export qgis as a kml file?

I have a .qgis contour plot. I would like to convert this to a .kml file. How specifically would I go about doing this?
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Convert from img to geotiff

Using gdal translate, would it be possible to convert from IMG to GeoTIFF? We have very little experience with gdal and would really be grateful for some insight.
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AutoCAD to OSM, lossless

I'm trying to convert AutoCAD 3D data to OSM lossless, or close to lossless. So far, the only way I can see it's possible is to convert from AutoCAD to SVG to OSM, according to OSM's WiKi. Do ...
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Position from LLA to NED and vice-versa

I have two points, origin and point, defined in Latitude (geodetic), longitude and altitude. Now I want to convert point position in NED coordinates, using origin as center of the NED coordinate ...
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How to create .dem file in QGIS?

I have an elevation data in .asc file, but need to convert it to .dem file to later use in COMSOL. However, in Raster--> Analyzes-->DEM I got just error message: ERROR 1: DEM Default Setup: Importing ...
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Dem file in .adf format, while .tiff is needed

I would like to use this standalone tool to get different kind of Dem visualizations (http://iaps.zrc-sazu.si/en/svf#v). I see that the program accept only .tiff DEM. Now, the DEMs I got are not in ...
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ArcGIS Conversion Error While Converting ED50 Datum to WGS84 Datum

With ArcGIS for Desktop, I tried a datum conversion of Transverse Mercator ED50 Datum to Transverse Mercator WGS84 Datum. Normally, the difference between two projections is approximately 180 meters ...
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ArcGIS automatically convert string variables to numeric? [duplicate]

If arcgis is automatically coverting string values to numeric variables in a text document generated by stata, how do you change those variables back into string? I tried opening up the fields under ...
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Convert shapefiles from WGS84 to Miller Projection

I have some shapefiles of the world from Natural Earth at WGS84. I would like to convert them to the Miller Projection. I have ogr2ogr, but I'm not sure what the parameters for this conversion ...
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Are there another way/tool as GDAL/ERDAS-API to convert a raster to ECW?

I am looking for a tool to convert raster (TIF, JPG) to ECW. I found this two year old question/answer How to convert orthophotomap to .ecw file? The answer is to use GDAL with an ERDAS SDK. I checked ...
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Converting VMAP to shapefile using GDAL?

This is my first time trying to convert a VMAP to a shapefile and the examples online aren't as straightforward to me. Any guidance?
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50m x 50m grid around the world

I'd like to subdivide the earth into a grid of approx. 50 x 50 m cells (big database, I know). To make it more complicated (and fun), I also need to be able to determine to which cell a given set of ...
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Exporting to 2D (Arcview 3.0 compatible) shapefile in QGIS?

I need to run my shapefiles through a web mapping application which is incompatible with 3D shapefiles. At present I run them through the FME Universal Translator in Mapinfo, which enables you to ...
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QGIS 2.2.0 Creating all extension of MapInfo from a ArcMap ShapeFile

I have a road centerline shapefile that I would like to create all files associated with a MapInfo file (.tab, .id, .map, .dat). I've looked through the plugins and don't see a tool that helps with ...
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Is it possible to create shapefiles in ArcGIS and convert into SpatialNET?

I'm looking at the prospect of working for a client who has implemented a SpatialNET solution. I have never used SpatialNET and primarily have experience with ESRI and Autodesk products. The client ...
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Exporting well data from IHS Kingdom in a format that plays nice with ArcGIS

A coworker of mine has a bunch of well data (including georeferencing and attribute tables) in IHS Kingdom. We need to convert this data into a format that works with ArcGIS (e.g. .shp files). ...
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downloading data from UNdata onto ArcGIS 10.1

http://data.un.org/Search.aspx?q=population I am trying to download data from UNdata and successfully opened one link of raster data, however the data that I really desire won't open on Arc. I hit ...
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How to convert gps receiver native format to google lat long or XY format

I have received some GPS co-ordinates in the following format like - "17267690N 078279340E".. How to convert the co-ordinates to show it on Google map.
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Help with “projected XY to screen xy” conversion algorithm?

I'm trying to convert coordinates from any given coordinate system (be they the coordinates of a graph figure or a map, meaning they can span across both negative and positive values across any of the ...
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Where can I find a good Mbtiles to png tiles converter?

I'm trying to create a slippy map and I need to obtain png tiles. I have exported a .mbtiles file from TileMill and I tried several python scripts to convert this file into png tiles but I always end ...
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How to convert geospatial data with a custom SRS into ESRI Shapefiles?

I want to convert geospatial data stored in a .csv file into GeoJSON or ESRI Shapefiles. The problem is that the coordinate reference system is not in the database of EPSG codes. The originator ...