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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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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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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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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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Converting LANDSAT-8 TIFF to matrix, data frame, or SpatialGridDataFrame formates

I need to correct the reflectance values of LANDSAT-8 data for steep terrain and find it too tedious and clunky in ArcGIS. The data I have is: LANSDAT-8 DEM (ASTER) Slope and aspect (Derived using DEM ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 do I convert a CSV of latitude/longitude coordinates with timestamps to a GPX tracklog?

Converting from a GPX track to CSV is easy, but I'm looking to go the other way. I have a table of point locations logged with a handheld GPS, with timestamps. I need to convert them to a GPX file ...
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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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Line features into polygon features

Can any one tell me how to convert line features into polygon features in ArcGIS. I am using ArcGIS 10. I searched the arc toolbox for any tools for this conversion, but I couldn't find any. Please ...
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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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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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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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When a raster is described in general as either a double or an integer how do conversions work for that type

I know a raster format is essentially a grid of cell values that may have values associated with color, but I'm unsure of how the primitive types factor into the format. In addition if I need to write ...
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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 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 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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Improving accuracy of mercator meters conversion to lat/lon

My question is an extention to a previous post I had here a couple of weeks ago (converting-mercator-meters-without-utm-zone). While the answer in the previous topic got me so far, I've now come to ...
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Need XML structure for importing metadata into Geoportal

I have older data stored in ArcIMS(I think it's ArcIMS?) format, I would like to convert this data over to be used with geoportal. Other than a sample document, I haven't been given much info on how ...
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Convert series of WKT to Shapefile

I have seen am ability in SQL Server 2008 Spatial Tools here that saves result of query as shapefile..I am intrested in how to do this task using C#..Is there any way to do this?I found ways to ...
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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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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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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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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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How to create .dem file in QGIS?

I have an elevation data in .asc file, but need to convert it to .dem file to later use in COMSOL. However, in Raster--> Analyzes-->DEM I got just error message: ERROR 1: DEM Default Setup: Importing ...
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Multiline String to Linestring conversion

I have road network table which is multilinestring.I was trying to convert this file to Linestring using the following query ALTER TABLE multiline ALTER COLUMN the_geom TYPE geometry(linestring,4030) ...
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How do I convert a VMAP to a shapefile using GDAL?

This is my first time trying to convert a VMAP to a shapefile and the examples online aren't as straightforward to me. Any guidance is appreciated.
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50m x 50m grid around the world

I'd like to subdivide the earth into a grid of approx. 50 x 50 m cells (big database, I know). To make it more complicated (and fun), I also need to be able to determine to which cell a given set of ...
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How to visualize the Xdata attribute in AutoCAD?

I have converted my GIS data to CAD using data interoperability. The tags (attruibutes)would appear as Xdata in AutoCAD. How can I Show These attributes there? your assitance is appreciated in ...