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What is a .pkinfo file? Is it similar to a .mpk file?

What is a .pkinfo file? Is it similar to a .mpk file? Where/how would I create a .pkinfo file? There is no definitive answer I could find on Google. Search results talk about Package Info files ...
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What has prevented a “better” format than shapefiles from being widely adopted? [closed]

Reading through this answer got me thinking: Why hasn't a better format than the shapefile been widely adopted? Shapefiles have (as I'm sure most of us have noticed) many annoying quirks, ...
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What is a good data structure and file format for describing road network geometry AND topology?

I am trying to emulate the road network from OSM or Google (or Waze, etc.) locally, so that I can run some algorithms on it. For that, I want to represent these roads as graphs, where each edge would ...
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Converting ArcGIS layers into .kml for Google Earth

ArcGIS newb here. I'm trying to convert an ArcGIS layer into a .kml format so I can use it in Google Earth. I've found several tutorials for this, but none of them have been helpful so far. They seem ...
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How to digitize 3D geospatial data using FOSS applications

I need to digitize soil horizon data from photos to be later used in a 3-dimensional GIS workflow. For each photo I have DGPS coordinates of the top left and right corner and the depth of the profile....
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.DWG and .DGN will not drop in to ArcMap 10.2.2

I am attempting to bring in Microstation data (.DGN) into a working ArcMap file. Every time I attempt to drop the data in the map I get the following error message... (Error could not open the ...
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How to extract coherence and covariance matrices of TerraSAR-X data?

I have obtained quad-polarized level 1b TerraSAR-X data from DLR. When I tried to read the data using PolSARpro, I understood that it is only capable of reading SSC format But my data is in MGD (...
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Can I use .crd and .dwg files as QGIS data sources?

I want to use my autocad files(.dwg) and my field files (.crd), and want to know if they are compatible with qgis.
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.MXD file shows as *.DOC file after upgrading machine with ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Desktop to Windows 10?

I created an .mxd file on a computer with an earlier version of Windows (I was at a college campus; not sure what version). Now, on a computer with Windows 10, the file appears as a Word .DOC and ...
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Opening CTF and DAT files in ArcGIS for Desktop?

How does one open CTF and DAT files as listed here using ArcGIS 10.3? I looked for instructions on their WELCOME to the Geoscientific Database Guide website but there isn't much guidance.
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Location/format of inserted pictures used for marker symbols in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have an old mxd that uses several hundred custom made picture marker symbols. We don't know where the image files that were inserted as pictures marker symbols are, or what format they were in. We'...
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What is required for representing a obstracle in AIXM format for aviation

I am trying to figure out what the requirements are for delivering obstacles or obstructions in AIXM for aviation. I currently have all penetrations in a geotiff files from subtracting surfaces that ...
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Is there any publication about TIN MDE file formats like ESRI TIN or ITF?

I would like to cite in my thesis how GIS software deal with TINs both via files and in the memory during execution. Any scientific or technical publication about GIS file formats would be helpfull. ...
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List of GDAL raster file extensions

I am trying to compile a list of file extensions that are accepted by GDAL, something like ['.tif', '.png', '.jpg', '.jpeg', ...] I found a list of GDAL Raster file formats, but the values in the "...
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Export issues in ArcGIS 10.0

I'm working on a bigger map for panaflex, 12'*10'. Since basemaps in ArcGIS cannot b exported as vectors (or may be I don't know how), I have to export a jpeg file or a pdf etc (pdf, even, without ...
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Viewing point clouds in bpf format?

Is there any software that can be used to view point clouds in bpf format? My preference is for free software that has low-learning curve for quick visualizations. Currently, I convert bpf to las ...
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How to open or use .all files [closed]

I have downloaded what multibeam sonar datasets from the marine geoscience data system website http://www.marine-geo.org/index.php The files have arrived in a .tar folder which contains multiple ...
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Storing large number of mapsets with many raster maps

OS X El Capitan, GRASS GIS 7.0.1 I have a location with about 530 read-only mapsets with each about 2600 raster maps (plus PERMANENT and one link to a read-write mapset), overall 11.255.481 raster ...
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What's the binary format of ENVI (Classic) ROIs?

I'm a (lonely) Pythonist in an office full of ENVI/IDL users. I've created some tools to help bridge the gap, but one big stumbling block is ENVI Classic .roi files, which my colleagues use a lot. I ...
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Can ogr2ogr read .kmz files? How?

Attempting a run-of-the-mill ogr2ogr process with a KMZ file failed: FAILURE: Unable to open datasource `Rail.kmz' with the following drivers. Is there a trick? (Obvious workaround is to unzip the ....
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Do raster pixel depth & format transformations using copy raster and mosaic to new raster tools affect my initial data?

Do pixel depth transformation (for example from 8Bit to 16Bit) and format transformation (from .TIFF to .ASC) interfere with the original pixel value?
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TransCAD file format for matrix data

I've never used TransCAD before. I have what I believe to be a TransCAD matrix file called data.mtx which I would like to be able to convert to some other file formats. I would prefer to do this at ...
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Suitable raster format for elevation data with sub-meter accuracy?

I've got some elevation data represented in ascii gridded xyz-files which I want to convert to a conventional raster format. What's a bit special is that the elevation values have sub-meter accuracy, ...
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Building error with QgsVectorFileWriter

I am working with qgis api c++ 2.8.2, in c++/QT 4.5 I try to save my List of QgsField but I have the error message : no matching for call to 'QgsVectorFileWriter' I took the sample from here : http://...
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Format for viewing vector files offline and mobile

I wish to create a custom mobile application for Android and/or iOS for a school project that will allow a user to view (not edit, just view) specified ESRI shapefiles while offline. Shapefiles at ...
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Creating Protocolbuffer Binary Format (PBF) file using QGIS?

I have a set of geospatial data, lines (streets) in geojson and shp file format which which i want to convert to PBF (Protocolbuffer Binary Format). I am presently working with QGIS. Please does ...
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Modify File Name with Python

How would I change the following code (outJPEG section) if d like to have the original attribute table name (eg Adress) and the attribute fieldname (eg ZipCode) as file name? (Adress_ZipCode) The ...
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Need a vector format that is editable in QGIS and supports >10 character column names

For reasons, I need to create a new column in a vector shapefile with a name longer than 10 characters, and export to mapinfo TAB format. I know .shp's don't support >10 character column names, so I'...
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When saving a .qgs file in QGIS, another appears. Is this a backup?

When saving a project file (.qgs), which when executed is automatically loaded with qgis.bat, there's another .qgs file which appears in the same directory of the original project file, although this ...
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Alternatives to GeoRSS for time-sensitive point data

I'm looking for a suitable data format for various organisations to publish point data with a recent time component, like events, road closures, etc. GeoRSS is the obvious candidate but: It's XML, ...
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Download WFS as Shapefile using ArcGIS Server

I've been looking everywhere for a way to output a shapefile in ArcServer. A sample ArcServer WFS getCapabilities says all the output is either in GML, KML, or JSON. This is is very easy using ...
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What are the top 5 file types for 3D model?

I don't know much about GIS but I'm investigating a project that requires a 3D model of a hilly large town (town centre, suburbs, golfcourse, etc.). I'm not certain which file-type of these ...
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Can a SD file format be opened in QGIS?

I downliaded a SD file from here: http://portal.emodnet-hydrography.eu/geographic-grid How can I open it in QGIS?
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Format of raw LiDAR data (time-of-flight data)

I am doing a project where I need to simulate LIDAR data, and I am looking for specifications on how raw LIDAR data looks. I want the format of the data before it is translated to x,y,z coordinates (...
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smallest, lossless, GDAL ready image format

I would like to know what the smallest file format is I can use with GDAL that fulfills the following criteria: lossless compression (relatively) easy to read/write with GDAL Python bindings least ...
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Coordinate system doesn't contain values in the range -180 to 180 and -90 to 90

I'm creating an android version of a PC program (I've contacted the company who owns the PC program, so it's legal). The program is in the core a GPS, but is used to navigate pre-defined routes for ...
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Write GeoJson into a .geojson file with Python

I want to write a geosjon object with the type <class 'geojson.feature.Feature'> into a .geosjon file. Therefore I tried to use with open(test.geosjon, 'w') as outfile: geojson.dump(...
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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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How to save geopackage gpkg file with QGIS

I read about the new geopackage file which shall have the potential to be the shapefile of the future. But i can't find a way to save a file in QGIS as gpkg. In ArcGIS it might be possible. I would ...
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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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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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Where can I find the format specification for LSLIFF data?

I have an LSLIFF file which should contain some map contour data, and I want to write a renderer for it, but to do that I need to understand the file format. A preliminary search has not turned up ...
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Open-source reader of Leica C10 terrestrial LiDAR proprietary file format

I have a Leica C10 terrestrial LiDAR (laser scanner) system. The system creates and stores point cloud data in a proprietary .bin file. Currently I have to use Leica's proprietary LiDAR software, ...
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Converting *.tif file into headerless (flat) binary file?

I am using NDVI files (value range -1 to +1) created from Landsat CDR images to produce a timeseries in TIMESAT software. My .tif file has following characteristics. File type TIFF,Data Type ...
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Is there a universal map/ layer format?

Just wondering if there is a universal map format that all GIS software can read. ie to quickly share layers with all our partner agencies which have different GIS Software, rather than have to ...
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How do I parse the file format for attributes in Raster Product Format (RPF) maps and imagery?

I'm trying to implement an open-source NITF reader (using only java, no external libraries such as GDAL or NITRO), and its mostly going OK. However I'm having trouble understanding the RPF extensions, ...
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digital elevation model data help?

I know little about geographic data. I am trying to get a file of elevation data for the United Kingdom so that I can import it into a CAD program and convert it to an *.stl or *.dxf format. I ...
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Lowrance sl2 format… is it GIS data and/or can it be made into GIS data

I have been asked to investigate if Lowrance SL2 (side-scan sonar) format can be put into maps for reports. As I understand it the SL2 format comprises 3 "bands" left-down-right and is more of a ...
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Comparison of vector file formats

Does anyone know of a chart or table that would explain the benefits / shortcomings of the different vector file formats, eg. .shp, .gml, .kml, .gdb. It seems that ESRI shape is still quite prolific, ...
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Software for opening .img files

I have some cpc precipitation data stored in IMG format.Could anyone suggest a software beside ERDAS imagine or Arcgis which can be freely downloaded?