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Convert Graphics to Vector in QGIS

I am wondering if there is a way to convert a graphic produced from symbology in QGIS to a vector layer (ie: shapefile). I have a point layer with bearing direction in the attribute table. Following ...
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What traits identify 2D, 2.5D, 3D geometries, and how can you convert downward, such as from 2.5D to 2D?

In answering this question, posed by @Burton449, I came to realize I don't have a definitive grasp on what distinguishes 2D, 2.5D, and 3D geometries. I certainly realize Z/elevation values are ...
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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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Create a Shape file from Sql dump file

I am trying to map data by querying a table called xyz. I need to show the the_geom data on the map. I have below query in my mapserver .map file: DATA "the_geom from xyz using unique id using ...
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Using Field Calculator to Convert Data Type In Field

I am trying to convert a field that is listed as "String" because it was imported into QGIS as a CSV (rural poverty population percentages by county in NC). I need to convert the percentages field ...
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What is the best way to convert WKT String to GML String

What is the best way to programatically convert WKT String to GML String? Every reasonable library (at best available in some Maven repository) can be used. Till now I came up with this solution ...
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How to convert shapefile to mapinfo file preserving special characters?

I have to convert a bunch of shapefiles to mapinfo files on a machine without a MapInfo license, so I am using ogr2ogr to perform this task. The problem is that when opening the mapinfo files in ...
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Creating Ellipse in WGS84, but with metric parameters

I have the function --Ellipse(x,y,rx,ry,rotation,#of segments in 1/4 of ellipse) SELECT ST_Translate( ST_Rotate( ST_Scale( ST_Buffer(ST_Point(0,0), 0.5, $6), $3, $4), $5), $1, $2) I have points in ...
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Determine the Degree of Data Lossiness when Converting Data

I'm working through some of the ESRI tutorials on Data Interoperability and it briefly mentions the issue of data conversion being a lossy process. Some questions that come to mind are: What is ...
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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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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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Converting KML To Layer using ArcPy losing objects?

I am trying to a convert kml file to a layer using python. This is my code: import arcpy arcpy.KMLToLayer_conversion('C:\kml\\result.kml', 'C:\kml', 'result') But the layer has lost a lot of ...
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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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Input a KML file dynamically into MapServer without losing attributes?

Is there any possibility for MapServer (I'm running v6.2.1) to process the features / styles from a KML file dynamically? I tried STYLEITEM "AUTO" but it turned out to work only for *.dgn and *.tab ...
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Best method to convert CSV file of lat/lon and depth data to bathymetry polygon?

I'm trying to create bathymetry polygons based on lat/long and depth data. I have tried several methods and the resulting polygons are clunky. Make XY Event Layer-->Copy Features--> Project--> ...
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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 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 do I extract only the visible placemarks from a KML?

I've been given a KML file containing over 1000 placemarks, a small subset of which were selected by a user in Google Earth and made visible (by checking the checkbox next to the feature name). I've ...
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PMI and PMW images

i recently archieved .pmi and pmw images which converted from tiff. So now i can not open, please help me to open or convert this filetype to other aerial imagery formats.
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Feature to Raster Error

I am attempting to rasterize a point layer using the Feature to Raster conversion tool. Each attempt, I receive the following error codes: ERROR 010429: Error in GRID IO: CellLyrCreateInternal: ...
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Converting GML to Geodatabase format by using Productivity Suite software

I am using ArcGIS desktop 10.2 version and would like to import MasterMap Integrated Transport Network from Digimap to ArcGIS, So I was following the steps: 1 Install Productivity Suites v 3.4.1 2 ...
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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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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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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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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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“Points To Raster Tool”- Output pixel values differ from original point values

I am trying to convert an evenly spaced set of points to a raster using the "Points To Raster" tool in 10.1. Problem: Generally, the raster makes sense, but in some areas the cell values differ quite ...
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Convert CSPro .map to ArcGIS shape file?

I have census data that uses the widely-established CSPro software. It also comes with a Map viewer and the data files are .map and .mdf extensions. Does anyone know how to convert these into an ...
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How to import and display a road network in XML to ArcGis?

I am trying to convert xml data to shapefile features using ArcGis 10.1. Im using the open source SUMO traffic simulation software. Part of the model process is to convert OpenStreetMap road network ...
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GIS system for displaying GDSII(*.gds) format?

I want to display vector graphics on raster graphics and I have vector scheme in GDSII format. There are some viewers for GDSII like KLayout for example, but they don't support raster graphics. Is ...
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How to convert shapefiles into ascii grid .asc in QGIS?

I downloaded multiple zips that cover a small island from the Rhode Island Geographic Information System webpage, specifically the geographic files that make up Block Island. Here's the source: ...
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Convert polygon data into extreme lon/lat coordinates using QGIS

I'm very new to QGIS. I have a shape file of census blocks and want to use the data to plot points within each boundary using Google Maps api. I figure the best way to do this is to find the extreme ...
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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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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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Seeking a gvSIG plugin to go from shp to kml to cityGML

I'm looking for a gvSIG plugin to convert .shp to .kml and then to .cityGML. I'm working with gvSIG + 3D extension and I have .shp format data but I need it in .cityGML format.
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Most efficient way of passing values from OGRGeometry to ModelField in geodjango

I am writing a custom parser that maps shapefile data to a geodjango model in a Django 1.6 project. To read the shapefile I use the DataSource object from django.contrib.gis.gdal, which provides ...
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How to keep polygon from becoming polyline when converting polygon feature class to .dwg

Is it possible to convert a polygon feature class from a geodatabase to a CAD .dwg while keep the features as a polygon in AutoCAD? Currently the polygons appear only as polylines. I am currently ...
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Is there a free way to convert DGN v8i to… any other format?

(Update: We have postgis and ogr2ogr (etc.) but not any ESRI or Microstation software.) I just got DGN v8i files and I can't find any free way to convert them to... anything else. FME and AutoDWG ...
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proj/pyproj converted coordinates offset

I'm using pyproj to convert some coordinates from WGS84 to OSGB36. When mapped out the converted and unconverted don't map to the same places on a map. The OSGB36 coordinates are mapped about 100 ...
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How to convert a symbol style set for ArcGIS for use in QGIS?

Is there a way to convert a symbol style set for ArcGIS for use in QGIS? There are symbols used in Incident Command I would like to use in QGIS, but can only find a style set for use in ArcGIS. The ...
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How to Smooth Polygons after converting DEM using Raster to Polygon?

I have a DEM SRTM that I classify using Spatial Analyst Tools > Reclass > Reclassify. The result is box shaped so I go to Layer Properties > Display and choose cubic convolution. The result is ...
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convert GPS to XY coordinates

if i have obtain GPS coordinates as Latitude/Longitude, then i need to convert them to XY coordinates, i see this link actually i need to get the Trilateration , in its equation i need the XY ...
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Renaming Columns in Geotools FeatureType

I am attempting to build a simple java program that loads shapefiles into a Postgis 2.0 database. Everything is working out great except that I would like to be able to modify the FeatureType in the ...
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How do you convert an Imagine raster attribute value into the raster value?

I have a raster derived from image segments with row id as the value. I have an attribute in the attribute table which should be the raster value, "Standard deviation layer 5" (see image). How do I ...
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How to correlate Image DN with Spectrometer reflectance?

I am trying to develop a system to measure NDVI from the commercial grade digital camera. I am trying to get two bands NIR and RED from the image and apply it for NDVI measurement using diffent ...
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How CONVERT a lat/lon point TO a x/y point ON a world mercator proj image in JS?

Thx to read and think about my problem! :) I have a map world image like that (mercator proj): http://www.learnnc.org/lp/multimedia/14596 And I have a lat/lon point to place on it in javascript, I ...
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ADC Maps Grid to Lat/Long Coords Conversion

While the ADC site apparently has a paid conversion function, it's interactive, and I'm looking for some way to do so on a batch basis, possibly with an API. Any hope?
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Import ArcGIS feature class to IDRISI

I have created several feature classes in ArcGIS and organised them in a number of File Geodatabases. I am now thinking of migrating to IDRISI. Anyway, I need to get at least my feature classes ...
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How to convert map scale 1:10000 to nearest zoom level 16 scale 1:9028

I am making tile map service port for this map http://mapserver.geology.sk/sbd/. When you max zoom this map, you will get scale 1:10000. Tile size is 256px. You can check it here ...
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How to convert dc to shp with free software?

Someone can tell me how to convert data from a .dc file (DesignCAD file) to a shp file or postgresql with free softwares? I can do that easily with all versions of dxf or dwg files but not with dc.