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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 couple GeoTools GML bindings for encoding to GML 3.1.1

I've successfully created GeoTools (8.3) bindings for parsing and encoding XML bindings as described in their tutorial: http://docs.geotools.org/latest/userguide/library/xml/internal/bindings.html I ...
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How did QGIS fix a shapefile's character encoding, and can I do this on the command line with ogr2ogr?

Solved: I'm not sure why, but it works fine if I specify --config SHAPE_ENCODING "ISO-8859-1" in my ogr2ogr command. For whatever reason, this allowed ogr2ogr to go from the original TigerLine ...
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How to read Greek fonts (ISO-8859-7) in shapefile attributes within QGIS 1.8.0?

I'd like to ask whether there is a way to read greek fonts in a shapefile's attribute table within QGIS 1.8.0.
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How to change encoding of layer? [closed]

After loading a point layer out of a text file (plug in add delimited text layer) saved in ISO 8859-15 (Latin 9) out of Access, I did save the layer under Qgis 1.8 with the ISO 8859-15 encoding. When ...
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Shape-file encoding problem in QGIS 1.9.0 (built with GDAL 1.9.2)

I have googled a lot but failed to find the answer. My configuration is: Ubuntu 11.10 Quantum GIS - 1.9.0-Master 'Master' (caae7b7) GDAL 1.9.2, released 2012/10/08 Shape-files refuse to open in ...
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How to display special characters German “ÄÜÖß” in a map?

I have a shape file with names for Regions. These don't seem to contain special characters but ugly hyroglyphes. What can I do do display them correctly. If I import the shape as UTF-8 it doesn't work....
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How to control encodings in pgsql2shp?

I have a database and exporting with pgsql2shp various shapefiles. But when I open the dbf the characters are displayed wrong. Example: BroeksterwÔld and this should be Broeksterwäld. This probably ...
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Character encoding for Oracle DB and Geoserver

I have a setup that uses Oracle database->GeoServer->OpenLayers->my JavaScript. I use the UTF-8 character set in GeoServer and the JavaScript layers. The Oracle instance is configured to use WIN1252 (...
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Time series export from ArcGIS Desktop to KML not working in Google Earth?

I am having trouble with the KML export. My time series will not work properly in google earth, it has time start in 0001 when it should start in the year 2001. My incidents time is coded ...
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mapserver how to get rid of unknown character from label

I am developing a gis system using mapserver and open scales library. GIS data is taken from a shape file. When i try to show the name attached to a place its showing unknown characters (not in ...
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SLD encoding in GeoSever on Ubuntu

I am facing a challenge with the encoding in my SLD file in GeoServer on a Ubuntu server. When I create a SLD file containing the danish letters æ, ø, å in the GeoServer web interface like this filter:...
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How to reconcile UTF encoding for OpenStreetMap

I frankly am a bit confused when I am working outside the United States so please excuse my ignorance. I downloaded some shapefiles for Moldova (MoldovaData) and had a question regarding the encoding ...
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ESRI File GeoDatabase: Unicode/Codepage problem - Convert UTF-8 to ANSI

I have a Codepage issue, and for now I am a bit stumpped My original source data contains multiple country data delivered in SHP (UTF-8). The data is then merged into a File GeoDB as the data is too ...
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How to encode shapefiles from LATIN1 to UTF-8?

Is there a way to encode shapefiles from LATIN1 to UTF-8?
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Geocoding through Canadian French language barrier?

This is related to Very Inaccurate Geocodes in Canada (Quebec). It has come to my attention that the streets file I use as my address locator in Canada uses French (or simply accented) characters ...