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Extraction of DEM from netCDF file into ASCII XYZ format

I need to extract a DEM of a waterbody from a netCDF file so I can ultimately convert the DEM into xyz format. I'm not sure how to go about doing this, and so far, I have tried to create raster layers ...
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How to convert a png with known bounds from Plate Carree to Mercator with GDAL

I have a png image that shows the region defined by the geo bounds UpperLat, LeftLon, BottomLat, RightLon (in degrees & -ve for West Lon and South Lat) in Plate Carree EPSG:4326. I want to convert ...
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Finding centrelines from polygons?

I was wondering if there is a way to create centre lines from polygons in QGIS? I have a polygon layer, but ideally need the centrelines as a separate file. Thanks, Alan
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How to find the proper coordinate reference system with two sets of data using different measurements or too convert one system into another

I have two different entries of data in two different spread sheets. One of the spread sheets uses a coordinate reference system that I have no idea what the units of measurement are. the properties ...
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How to use GDAL to convert Int16 data to Byte

I have some data with Int16 bands in HDF format. I want to convert this to Byte bands in GeoTIFF format. The data range for the Int16 is -2000 to 12000, so I want to map this to the Byte range 0 to ...
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How to convert Lat/Long to UTM using Proj(4j) similar to JScience UTM.latLongToUTM?

I'd like to use Proj(4j) to convert between UTM and Lat/Long coordinates. I used to use JScience for UTM <-> LatLong conversions like this: UTM.latLongToUtm(latlong, ReferenceEllipsoid.WGS84); ...
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How do I convert many .dxf files to one gdb file?

I am using ArcView and ArcCatalog 9.2 with the Data Interoperability extension and I have 159 .dxf files that are comprised of 6 files; a dessin DAO, an annotation DAO, a multipatch DAO; a point DAO, ...
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How to build a geographic database of GPS logs?

On our aerial wildlife surveys we typically generate dozens of GPX files, and usually convert most of them into shapefiles for display in a GIS application. GPX files are a terrific way of keeping all ...
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How to convert shapefile labels to graphics (in ArcMap 10)?

I have a shapefile that represents contours. Because I have clipped the contours to the map boundary they are broken in several places. Now that I have labeled the contours there are labels that are ...
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How to Convert Long/Lat from Excel into shapefile? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I convert an excel file with x, y columns to a shapefile? Possible duplicate, How can I convert an excel file with x, y columns to a shapefile? How do I ...
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Is it possible to convert a Geoserver SLD to Quantum QML format?

I have a web application which runs on Geoserver. I am migrating my application to desktop and am struck at applying the same color schemes and symbology. I am not able to find a way to convert SLDs ...
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How to typecast from MULTIPOLYGON to MULTIPOLYGONM (force XY multipolygon into XYM)

I need to merge several databases, where the destination table has a constraint checking for MULTIPOLYGONM in the geometry column. At some source tables, the geometry column is in the XY form ...
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How to convert FROM Navit to PostGis or SHP?

I have a Navit BIN file which I want to use in PostGis or QGis, so I need to import it to PostGis or convert it to a shapefile. I have found a lot of information on how to convert data TO the Navit ...
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How do you format an OGR VRT file to best convert a CSV to KML?

I am attempting to get a nice KML for simple review of POI/geocoding from a CSV. I a using ogr2ogr and a vrt. You can see the vet file below, with two attempts to get this right. Basically, the issue ...
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Exporting vector to kml with ogr2ogr without extended data

If I convert a shapefile as kml in QGIS, GRASS or ogr2ogr directly, defining the name and/or description field with the -dsco tag, all columns in the attribute table of the input layer are exported to ...
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Convert shapefile in NAD27 from meters to decimal degrees to match xy data?

I have a shapefile of a boundary (polygon) that has the following projection: NAD_1927_UTM_Zone_11N Projection: Transverse_Mercator False_Easting: 500000.00000000 False_Northing: ...
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Batch convert ipaddress to coordinates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Advice on geocoding IP addresses I am wondering if there are any applications that will batch convert ipaddress to geographic coordinates? Some background on the ...
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where do I download POIs from Wikipedia? placeopedia used to have them but is now gone

I am trying to improve OpenStreetMap in Siem Reap, Cambodia. A way I am doing this is to add temple locations. I hear that there is a dataset of temple locations available from Wikipedia (presumably ...
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how to open layers with multiple geometry types in qgis?

I recently had some difficulties opening some MapInfo TAB vector layers in QGIS because each MapInfo layer contained two different geometry types: point and line. The MapInfo layers had originally ...
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DEM: How to convert a mosaic dataset to TIN?

I merged several DEMs together in on single DEM with mosaic dataset. Now I wanted to convert this mosaic dataset in Vector with TIN. But when I use the tool (3D Analyst Tool) Raster to TIN comes an ...
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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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Spidertracks to GIS

I have some data that will be comming to me from helicopter flights and was recorded with Spidertracks software. Does anyone know how to convert flight tracks from 'Spidertracks' gps flight tracks ...
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Trouble when georeferencing CAD files in ArcMap

I've definitely got at least a couple of grey hairs while trying to convert some dwg. files to shapefiles. I've seen that this subject has been disscused a lot, but hope someone will have the ...
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How to decode Magellan URL coordinates to lat/lon

Magellan uses this URL to designate a coordinate in New York: mgn:///address/?coord=merwFvlqbM,name=Viva%20Herbals%20Pizzeria,number=179,street=2nd%20Avenue,city=New%20York,country=US How can I ...
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How to generate xml for use with geoxml3

I have a kml and shp I would like to convert to an xml to use with geoxml3. How would I go about doing such a thing? The xml I generate should look something like this: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Features to 3D from 2D in QGIS

Is there a way to convert 2D features to "3D" features in QGIS? I know there is a way to do this in ArcMap by using an attribute value in the attribute table, but I am looking to do this with ...
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Convert an .xlsx datasheet with point feature data into a POINT feature class

I am trying to create a script tool to automate this process, eventually it will be used for batch processing but at the moment I can't even get test data to work. This is pretty basic at the moment, ...
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Convert a Tif raster file to vector shp file in QGIS

So I've been trying to convert a georeferenced Tif raster file into a vector shp file using QGIS. It's seems to complete this but it ends up giving me a feature class that has over 500,000 features, ...
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Ways to transform from DWG/DXF to GIS (Experiences are welcome)

I've got tons of DWG/DXF files with information (in several layers) dealing with: Contour lines and elevation (lines) positions of antennas (points) protection areas (polygons) administrative ...
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csv to kml converter

Does anyone know a workable and stable program which converts csv extension files to kml? There are many tools available online but none of them worked for me. I tried many including kmlcsv ...
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How to export .mdb file to shapefile?

I have received some GIS files, in .mdb format. Is it possible to project this .mdb file onto my map; say by converting it into shapefile etc? In Mapinfo Professional, i could open this .mdb file ...
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importing wayoints from wpt files (Ozi)

I do not succeed in importing waypoints from Ozi files (extension .wpt). I tried both converting through GPS-Babel to XML (.gpx) and importing in QGIS with the GPS-tool. Both times set to WGS 84, as ...
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Converting GeoExplorer gps data points

I have been given what I'm told are differential corrected gps points (DGPS) and asked to convert them to something usable in current GIS (e.g. Arcgis, Qgis). They have names like R081320a.cor, ...
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How to convert GRIB-1 to GRIB-2?

I need to get data for my database from some GRIB files (binary), I downloaded wgrib2, which can export GRIB-2 files to .csv and csv is very suitable for me, but some GRIB files are GRIB-1, so I used ...
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Conversion of GRIB and NetCDF to my database

. I have downloaded "High Resolution Initial Conditions" climate forecast data for one day, it was in extension .tar.gz so I extracted it in my local directory and I get the files like in the ...
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How to adjust/convert/transform set of points with unknown crs using reference points

I have a set of points in an unknown crs. How can I convert (not guess) this to a given crs? I know, or rather I can determine the actual coordinates of each point in order to have some reference ...
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Batch convert jpeg2000 to GeoTIFF?

I need to convert approximately 3500 jpeg2000 4-band NAIP images to GeoTiff format without mosaicing. I have access to ENVI, ERDAS and Arc 10--is there an efficient way to batch convert these files ...
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How to convert SHP into GPX or JSON?

I would like to convert the tree inventory shape files of London (Canada) into a GPX file and if possible into a JSON file. You can download the archive from their Open Data website. It contains the ...
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Does anyone know how to get the QGIS Web Client measure tool to show units in feet and miles?

Does anyone know how to change the QGIS Web Client measure tool (distance and area) so that it shows feet or miles rather than meters?
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Batch script converting and resampling orthophotos

I would like to convert more than 300 orthophotos produced at scale 1:8.000 with a pixel size of 0.8m X 0.8m from Ecw format to Tiff format and after resampling pixel values. My aim is to batch ...
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How do I convert a text file with coordinates to database table in Python?

How do I convert a text file with point coordinates to database tables in the Dbase.dbf format in Python?
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Batch Convert MapInfo .TAB Files to .KML [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ogr2ogr convert all shapefiles in a directory As the title suggests, i have a few hundred .TAB files to convert to .KML. This is likely to be a fairly irregular thing ...
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Exporting arcgis features with attachments, for outside ArcGIS

Arcgis 10 features the new ability to add attachments to individual features to feature classes stored in a geodatabase. One use of this would be to add multiple pictures to a specific location, fire ...
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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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Creating shape file from file with coordinates

How can I make a shape file of an csv file with coordinates?
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Conversion of ASTER GDEM data for CFD Analysis

I need to do a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of wind over a large area of land. I have obtained the necessary tiles from the ASTER GDEM data set (in .tif format) and was wondering how I ...
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How to read/convert arc000dat files?

I have a number of files that I am trying to import, but I'm just failing at the first hurdle. I've got a directory structure and file list that looks like this: Directory of C:\blah 01/04/2011 ...
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Open source alternative to FME from Safe Software for Spatial ETL? [duplicate]

Just wondering if there is any open source solution which comes close to safe FME? I would like to integrate it into my workflow, but it´s just another few thousand which my employer has to give out ...
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How can I convert geoJSON data to GPX format

I want to know how I can convert geoJSON data to GPX format.
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How to convert from UTM Zone 36N Mercator to WGS 84 degrees of lat and long?

I have acquired many coordinates from a points I extracted from polygons. The points are in WGS 84 UTM Zone 36N, and I want to use them on Google Maps. I found out that they use different systems (I ...