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date format conversion

I'am using Time Manager and QGIS 1.8.0 and I am stucked at date format conversion. Time Manager needs Gregorian format "YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS.ssssss" in text field and I have thousands of records in ...
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Rasterizing Contours - How to remove 0 values

I want to convert vector contours to a DEM. From other posts, I wanted to utilise the Grass r.surf.contours tool. Initially I converted the vector contour layer to a rasterized contours using the ...
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Converting table drawn as polylines in AutoCAD to Excel? [on hold]

I have a table in AutoCAD but drawn as polylines. I wanted to export this table into an Excel spreadsheet. I tried to group the lines to make it a table and tried to export it to Excel but I ...
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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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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). ...
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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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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 KML to layer in ArcGIS 10 - nothing happens

I have converted many KML files to layer in ArcGIS many times before without any problem. I just did a conversion (Arc Toolbox>Conversion tools> KML to layer) and the file is showing up in the table ...
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Bulk load multiple shapefiles into PostGIS

I've got over a hundred data layers in shapefile format that I want to upload into a PostGIS database. They are all in the same projection, but represent different data layers so they do not have the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Converting MXD file to earlier version/release?

I upgraded from 10.0 to 10.1 for a few days. Due to conflicts with other packages, i had to downgrade back to 10.0. Now I cannot open any .mxd file I opened with 10.1. I did not create any with ...
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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 a shapefile to binary grid?

I have a polygon shapefile with a UTM projection which I read into MATLAB: s = 'C:\path\to\shapefile.shp' % Read the shapefile shp = shaperead(s); How can I convert this simply polygon into a ...
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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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What is the correct way to convert a USGS Orthoimage from WorldImage format to tiled GeoTiff for GeoServer?

USGS provides different resolution orthoimage quadrangles in the WorldImage format (*.tif with an accompanying *.tfw world file). Some of these quadrangles can be used by GeoServer (2.1.0 - 2.1.2) by ...
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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 Surface to MultiSurface in SQL Server

I need to create view where geometry column is MultiSurface datatype. But, column in my table is Surface datatype. Is there any chance how to convert single Surface column to MultiSurface column ...
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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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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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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 ...
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what happens to attribute table while performing union, intersection, difference of gml and shp file in QGIS

I am trying to do an analysis of the data conversion from shapefile to GML file using QGIS. For the analysis I have taken a point, line and polygon file. I first took a shapefile and converted it into ...
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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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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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How do I convert Lon and Lat to pixels in map using world file?

I have a tiff map file, with a tfw world file that has these parameters (lon/lat in radians): 0.00000107180145766 \\ A 0.0000000000 \\ D -0.0000000000 \\ B -0.0000009331315579 \\ E ...
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Convert census data to points

I have data from the Census Bureau's LEHD files that record number of jobs within blocks using the digit 1 to denote one job. I want to convert the number of 1's in the column into a feature that I ...
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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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How do I overcome this problem of converting a raster layer to polygon form?

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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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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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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How to convert MapInfo TAB and/or MIF to SHP using free tools or ArcGIS for Desktop core product?

How do I convert MapInfo TAB and/or MIF files to SHP using only free tools or ArcGIS itself? I've not had much luck trying to do this in the past and I don't want to have to shell out for the ArcGIS ...
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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 ...