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Error converting a raster to polygons

When I am converting a raster using the polygonize tool, I get this error: ERROR 4: 'C:/Users/Vitor/Desktop/Cartografia EE_Portimo/COS RASTER/cos_raster_reeditada.tif' does not exist in the file ...
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Convert Whitebox .dep to ArcMap DEM .tiff?

I am having difficulty converting my whitebox raster float file to an ArcGIS raster file in ArcMap 10.2.1 I followed the protocol outlined at: ...
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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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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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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 do I make a SHP file from waypoints?

I have a Garmin etrex 20 and I want to convert my waypoints into a shapefile for QGIS. The waypoints need their name and background information with them in the shapefile.
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Convert GPS coordinate to ArcGIS x,y point?

I'm trying to plot some AGSSimpleMarkerSymbol's in a AGSGraphicsLayer. The issue I'm running into is that the data I'm starting with are GPS coordinates (lat/lon). I'm using AGSPoint to plot the data, ...
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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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Convert shapefile lines to a polygon in GRASS

I have a shapefile of a map that is the outline of a number of islands. I would like to convert the lines into polygons (ie all islands filled in) using GRASS. I searched on how to do this with GRASS ...
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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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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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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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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 change the raster format using QGIS translate?

I tried to change a raster format from .tiff to .asc using Qgis's 'translate'. As a result, I get 3 files: a PRJ, XML and a file without extension just a plain file... What could it be happening? I ...
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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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Whats the best way to convert this tab data to a raster?

I have some grid data that is stored in a xls file. The rows are lattitude and the columns are longitude values in decimal degrees (see image). What would be a quick and efficient way to convert ...
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how to convert ascii to .tiff in arcgis [closed]

I have a *.txt file which is a matrix, and I add the heading info. The tool called ASCII To Raster was used but the generated raster is not in *.tiff. How to solve this problem?
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Converting NTX data to DXF/SHP

I've inherited some old CARIS GIS data (NTX format) and am needing to convert it into something usable while ensuring that all attributes remain intact. I do know of the NTXShape application ...
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Shapefile attributes to Autocad Annotation

How can I export the attribute information for the shapefile/feature class to Autocad Annotation/Text. I'm able to export the shapefile to autocad but unable to get the attributes in annotation. Need ...
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Convert from GeoTiff to SVG

Basically, the title says it all: I have a customer who can only export structured map data as a GeoTiff file. My job is to convert this file into proper SVG. How can this be done? I have googled ...
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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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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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How to transform isolines to isopolygons with postgis?

I have a table a postgis table of isolines that's defined like this: CREATE TABLE myisolines ( gid serial NOT NULL, isotime timestamp without timezone, val numeric(10,4), geom ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 ...