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How to georeference a dxf?

I have got myself a dxf which is built with units in the wrong scale. How do I upscale that in QGIS? Note it does open in QGIS, just in the wrong map units and location.
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Vector to Collada

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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convert csv to kml or geojson, etc using ogr2ogr (use “latitude” and “longitude” attributes for coordinates)

I've just unsuccessfully tried to use ogr2ogr to convert CSV into KML like so: ogr2ogr -f "KML" output.kml input.csv The csv has "latitude" and "longitude" columns. The attributes are all loaded ...
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How can i read a DGN file by DotSpatial in VB.Net?

I am new in DotSpatial and want to develop a program for converting DGN to Shapefile. I had to use opensource components. At first i want to open a DGN(ver.8). Please give me a hand.
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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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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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autocad-map of real estates with own coordinate system and information to be converted to use it in QGIS

I have a question regarding CAD and QGIS, but unfortunately I don't have a clue of CAD. Here it goes: Real estates data has been mapped. There are several reference points surrounding the area. So ...
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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 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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How can I convert data in the form of lat, lon, value into a raster file using R?

I have a data set of values over a km grid in the continental U.S. The columns are "latitude", "longitude", and "observation", e.g.: "lat" "lon" "yield" 25.567 -120.347 3.6 25.832 ...
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what is the difference between topo to raster and points to raster tools in arcgis

I am working with point data, and I've found two ways to create raster data. 1 Topo to raster 2 points to raster the values of each result are different, and here are some pics for reference. ...
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Setting KMZ layer visibility

How do I set the visibility scale for a line KMZ created from ArcMap (Layer-to-KMZ). I'm sure I would have to go into the KML code and add, but add what. That is to say as I zoom in and out using ...
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How to convert a double field to a string?

I would like to convert a column in a spreadsheet from a double to a string so I can join the data with a shp file. What is the easiest way to do it?
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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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Conversion from string decimal date format into field with date format using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Using ESRI ArcMap 10.2 , I am trying to convert a text field in a shapefile that holds dates in a decimal format into a usable date formated field, but I can not for the life of me figure out the ...
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Coordinate Not Match - Convert Shapefile to Geojson

I'm a newbie at GIS programming and I have a problem with file conversion. I've tried to convert shp file to geojson, and the coordinates do not match. But when I try to convert it to kml, it goes ...
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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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Problem with unicode Characters (arabic) in josm

I'm using josm for converting a shapefile to .osm format. When I import the shapefile to josm the arabic characters do not show correctly (see the image below). The dbf of the shapefile shows the ...
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How to output coordinates from a shapefile to a GMT or CSV file in QGIS?

I want to get the coordinates for a line shapefile as csv or gmt files. I click create "new layer" - "new shapefile layer" - I check the "line" box and then "OK". Then I make my shapefile. When I ...
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geocoding addresses specifically into NAD1983 or converting X,Y into 1983 after geocoding

I'm going bananas trying to geocode addresses into a NAD1983. I have ArcMap 10.1 and I'm using the default address locator (North American 10.0 from arcgis online). No matter how low I set the ...
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Convert MGRS Coordiantes To DD or UTM

I am trying to convert MGRS coordinates to something that I can add into ArcGIS 10.2 I have a DBF file with MGRS coordinates that look like this: 11UNG37756325 They are in a text field and I am ...
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How to convert layout elements to graphics

I have many projects (mxd) and I´d like to convert ANY "live" elements like legends, scale bars, scale texts etc. into graphic automatically using arcpy. Is there a way? In questions and answers I ...
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British National Grid to KML results in offset polygons

I have a shape file of English wards from ONS. It is similar to the files available here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/geography/products/census/spatial/2011/index.html except I had to ...
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convert lat/lon into meters

I have a database of latitude, longitude and radius in the following form: 48180759,11518950,19.0 Both latitude and longitude are expressed in degrees but then multiplied by 1e6 (or 1000000). ...
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How to convert Geometry type column to degree Minutes Second in SQL Server 2008 R2

I have shape column of type geometry and I want to convert X and Y coordinates into Degree Minutes Second format using SQL query and i am using sql server 2008 R2. Currently I got Lat and long using ...
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Convert JPG image to RGB Raster to Vector Data

I am completing an analysis project for my ArcGIS class. I am analyzing the correlation between indigenous populations and food security in Guatemala. Since there is not a lot of information out ...
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Open Source Tool capable of reading Esri File Geodatabase (.gdb)?

I have an ESRI File Geodatabase (.gdb) file that I would like to convert to shapefile (or any other non-proprietary format). Are there any Open Source tools to do so?
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Seeking options for Spatial ETL (Extract, Transform, Load)?

I am interested in the pro's and con's of various spatial ETL (extract, transform, load) tools. If you have used the items listed here (or add your own), please share your opinions and experiences. ...
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Working with AutoCAD Layers in ArcMap

I am following the ArcGis10.0 desktop help to bring cad data into ArcMap but I'm having trouble accessing the Autocad layers set up in the Autocad file. I am: using the add data to reference in the ...
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Why do I get unexpected coordinates after converting EPSG 102014 to EPSG 4326?

I have this Europe map (EPSG 102014) and I am trying to convert it to EPSG 4326 using geoconverter.hsr.ch After the conversion is done, I expect that coordinates are in the range of -180,180 and ...
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Unknown Coordinate System Cadastral?

I have point data from a proprietary source that came in a coordinate system I do not recognize. Here is an example: Lat: 35205357 Long: -11.15933 It looks like a combination of UTMs and ...
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Conversion of Polygon vector files to Raster GRID 8 bit unsigned integer

I am trying to convert a polygon shapefile layer into Raster GRID with 8 bits and which is unsigned integer. I managed to convert the shapefile in ArcGIS with the Arc Toolbox Conversion tools, but the ...
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Convert exported ArcGIS .dwg to 3D rendering on AutoCAD 2013?

We're working on a bathymetry mapping project of our reservoir, digitized as it was built in 1977. I have a polyline .shp for contours and polygon .shp for area between contours with fields including ...
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Bringing GIS data into Minecraft

A little off the beaten path...: Denmark has built a 1m:1block Minecraft World using real GIS data. Here's the home page, in Danish: http://gst.dk/emner/frie-data/minecraft/, and an ArsTechnica ...
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Subtracted 2 DTM layers to find the height of trees but all we have is the pixel values, can I convert this to height?

For a piece of coursework we have an aster layer that captures the tops of trees and a panorama layer that sees ground height (both are raster) so we have subtracted one from the other to get tree ...
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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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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 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 shp and gis line and raster data to autocad (dwg or dxf) in QGIS or GRASS

I am trying to find out which is best free GIS program with ability to convert shp and line and raster files to files suitable for autocad (e.g. dwg and dxf). I have QGIS and GRASS. I get an error ...
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Converting pre-ADF coverages to current shapefiles?

I have a set of old coverage files, published at 1995-1996 in a CDROM by an official mapping authority. They were, therefore, made with ArcView 1.x and don't have the ".adf" extension. The files that ...
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Convert from ecw to jpg

I am trying to converta batch of ecw aerial photos to jpg in arcmap using the ( Raster to other format) but each time it converts 4 or 5 images and then fails and show this message. i tried to ...
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How to convert Distance, Azimuth, Dip to XYZ?

I have an excel spreadsheet with header and survey drill data. Header data contains hole ID, and location coordinates, and the survey data contains related downhole survey with Distance, Azimuth and ...
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How to convert local Coordinates to lat/long Coordinates

I'm using QGIS to do some data analysis and visualization for my newspaper. I received some x,y coordinates from the City of Minneapolis that I can use to build some static graphical maps shaped like ...
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How convert a Modis hdf to txt with lat long using a command line

I need convert, from command line, an Modis hdf file to txt with lat/long extracting EVI. Thanks
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Convert geography to geometry in H2GIS?

In H2GIS, geometry can be converted to geography with function "ST_Transform" For example: SELECT ST_Transform(ST_GeomFromText( 'POINT(584173 2594514)', 27572), 4326); -- Answer: ...
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How to convert points shapefile with a designed attribute containing Z values to a 3D shapefile

I need to write C# program which would convert points shapefile with a designed attribute containing Z values to a 3D shapefile. Any suggestions how to do it?
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Generating a Mesh from DTM

Are there any tools that can take a DTM, in asc or geotiff format and generate a mesh from this that can used in meshlab or similar software. I have asc DTM file that I need to convert to a ply mesh ...
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Export shapefile From PostGIS

I've a website where I'm giving the functionality of creating and editing line features. I'm using Leaflet-Draw plugin for drawing, PostGIS for storing the data and GeoJSON to display it on map. My ...
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What is causing invalid spatial reference error using ogr2ogr converting PostGIS to FileGDB in a Feature Dataset?

I am trying to use ogr2ogr to convert a layer from PostGIS to a FileGDB. I want the layer to be created inside a Feature Dataset. The spatial reference of the source layer is EPSG:3500. The spatial ...
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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 ...