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Help opening GIS files [closed]

I was given 8 files that supposedly contain GIS data. They appear to be a file split into parts and are named: "stuff.zip [1_8].dat" , "stuff.zip [2_8].dat" , etc.. I tried stripping the ".dat" but ...
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How to extract data from Geodatabase?

We have been happily using the 2010 Census Demographic Profile data in Shapefile format for some time. We now want to start using the ACS 5-year Estimates Data Profiles which, sadly, are only ...
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Converting ERDAS (*.img) file into headerless binary file?

I am having trouble converting an ERDAS (*.img) file into a headerless binary file. I want to use those images in the TIMESAT program. I'm trying to do this in IDRISI 32 but there is an error ...
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Any plans to change GP toolbox format (.tbx file) to text-based format?

Have you heard if esri has any plans to change GP toolbox format (.tbx file) to text-based format in future? The issue is that we can't track changes in binary tbx file using source control system. ...
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Which software converts TIFF to TJP (Tiled Jpeg)?

I have Tiff images and I need to export it to Tiled Jpeg. I don't know which software converts TIFF to TJP. Can anyone kindly tell me the name of the software which converts? Thanks
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Was possibility to mix shape types in shapefiles (.shp) planned for?

For those who have in-depth knowledge of the definition of shapefiles and their file structure ... Why is each and every record header followed by the shape type of the record/shape when, by ...
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Is it possible to insert note to remember the info of a project?

Sometimes I need to open an old project, and mostly I remember how it works (i.e. the structure, the formatting and so on) but sometimes not. At other times I open a project composed by a colleague ...
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Display Dolfin XML in Web Browser?

I got a mesh as Dolfin XML and would like to know if there is anybody that had some experiences with the web visualisation of it. Is it possible to convert in X3D?
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What is a good way to retrieve geographic data along with imgs and mp3 files?

I'm working in the Django backend of an audio guide for tourism with mobile devices. Basically, the client (Phonegap app for Android and iOS) can follow a route over a map (Leaflet client) and see ...
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Maxent out of bound error?

I selected my climate data from wordclim ( tile 29 ) and then used QGis to convert the data to .asc format . My occurrence data is in degree decimal.But when I run Maxent on any layer it says that the ...
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Input data to Maxent niche modelling tool?

I have following question regarding the input format of files to Maxent. From here I downloaded the environmental layers but they are in tiff format and I guess the tool needs in asc format where ...
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What is the best way to handle geometries between Python functions?

What is the best way to handle geometries between different Python functions? For example: I have a function that exports a line from grass.script. The line will be a parameter of another function ...
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Can we merge shapefiles with different geometries (point and polygon) to get a single layer which shows both geometries?

I want to merge two shape files in which one is of point geometry type and other is polygon type in order to get a single layer containing both points and polygon in a single map.
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What is the best plain text format for georeferenced raster data?

I have to translate satellite images in a file in .txt format or another, such as Excel or .csv, in which there are pixel values corresponding to (longitude,latitude) couples. What is the best file ...
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How to open .bds file in qgis

I have a Land Registry boundary file which is in .bds (Base Dataset) format, a native file format in Cadcorp SIS. I want to open this file in QGIS. Is it possible, or do I have to do any conversions?
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Add waypoints to ArcMap using GPSBabel

I've been trying to add waypoints to Arcmap for some while now. I have a Mac OS X 10.6.8 and have finally found GPSBabel that is compatible with mac. My current problem is to convert the waypoints ...
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Understanding the .asc file

Reading the ESRI help, Supported raster dataset file formats, I read that ASCII Grid file types are addressed with the singular file extension .asc for both 16 bit signed-integer (for discrete data) ...
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Map formats supported by QGIS

May i know whether QGIS supports the following map formats? (1) S-57 Electronic Navigation Charts (Naval Maps) (2) Army/IAF Maps in DGN (3) DTEDO0, DTEDO1 and DTEDO2 (4) GeoTIFF (5) DTED
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What are advantages of using spatialite over shapefile?

I found spatialite more useful than shapefiles as it does not have the limitations of shapefile and it is also portable. Many people here use shapefiles to exchange data and even the experts do not ...
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DTED Level 3, 4 or 5

Does the specification for DTED 0 - 2 also apply to 3 - 5? I know the finest resolution supported by spec MIL-PRF-89020B is 0.1 arc-seconds which I think would barely cover up through DTED level 4, ...
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Issue with `-sds` naming convention in gdal_translate

I'm converting ~100 .hdf files to .tiff using gdal and getting some unfortunate naming conventions when using -sds for %A in ("...\*.hdf") do gdal_translate -of GTiff -sds "%A" "%A.tiff" However, it ...
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Import GPS data (text documents files) to QGis

I want to import GPS data (text document files) in to Qgis, what file format are you suppose to use ?
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how to export mdb to dgn file in qgis

I am having an (.mdb) file .I want to export this file to (.dgn) format .How can i do this in Qgis ? Is there any plugin available ?
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3D Raster's and Geosoft Montaj/Target, Leapfrog, GoCAD [closed]

I'm trying to figure out what the best format to serve 3D images inside our company. Specifically georeferenced Tiff's that have been placed in 3d space with Geosoft Montaj. We use ArcMAP ...
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Which application generates *.MAG, *.MOB and *.CAR files?

I have following type of files (I have tried FME too.I think they are DGPS generated file?) ".MAG" , ".MOB" and ".CAR" extension files many more ".SES" ,"ERR", "LOG" several I have attached files ...
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Can QGIS projects be opened in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am about to start a project with a number of people for a nonprofit organization. I am wanting to create the files in QGIS, but some of the people that I am working with are city officials and might ...
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Which data formats can store Bézier curves?

I've heard that ESRI .gdb can. Are there other databases or file formats that can as well?
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How to convert .geotiff --> .tiff?

How to convert .geotiff files to .tiff files (ordinary plain images)? Basically, I have cropped the image to a rectangle of interest and knowing its left-lower location and having chosen the pixel ...
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How to open the Electronic nautical chart S-57 data?

Anyone know how to open the Electronic nautical chart S-57 data by using GIS software e.g. Arcview, QGIS? and converted it to general GIS / CAD formats.
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Raster format to read with python

I currently have a DEM raster stored in an ESRI geodatabase. I've been asked to create a purely python (e.g., no arcpy functions) program that works with the values. Therefore, I need to convert the ...
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retrieve some info from GRIB2 file with JAVA

I've just started parsing some info inside GRIB2 file with NOAA weather forecast, and I am realizing this task is not as easy as I could think 'a priori'. I need to process some info inside JAVA ...
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What format is this data in?

I ran into a file today that is in a format I'm unfamiliar with, and I'm hoping that someone can identify it. The file extension is CTZ, but the only file type I found on Google with that extension ...
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What is a simple binary raster storage format which ArcGIS can read?

I have a C++ program that manipulates raster digital elevation models. I have been using ArcGrid ASCII format for results. It is simple to code and gets the job done, but it necessitates a decimal ...
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Can you explain this WKT multipolygon format?

I am confused by the output I'm getting from ogr2ogr when converting a shapefile to WKT. What I'm expecting to see is something in the form below (from Wikipedia): MULTIPOLYGON (((40 40, 20 45, 45 ...
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E00 file structure?

I am trying to write a java application that reads and visualizes data from E00 file. I cannot find any sources describing what is the structure of an E00 file and also what information does it ...
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How to store and edit data with a defined topology using open software and formats?

I'm looking for a way to store and edit spatial data that preserves topological information. In my concrete application, I need to represent triangular meshes, which consist of unique nodes and ...
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multispectral images (Band Sequential format)

How can I create a multispectral image file (in band sequential (BSQ) format), from several 1-band images, using GDAL libraries? I work with C++ language. Thanks for your attention.
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'File is too big' error when uploading QGIS Plugin

I have written a simple QGIS plugin which zooms the map canvas to a user specified UK postcode. I would like to share the plugin but the csv file, which contains stripped down OS Code-Point open data ...
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Suggestions for vector format for polygons

I am using two polygon tables in postgis (A and B ). I need to make a vector file that incorporates information of the overlapped polygons B intersecting each polygon on (A). I can make a single ...
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The next big thing in standardized spatial data exchange format?

I remember reading something a few months back, in the latter half of 2012, about a coordinated group effort to design a new standard for sharing geographic / spatial data. It has or aims to have the ...
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How to read/write a/from a file in javascript with prototype.js/jQuery.twFile support OR anyotherway

I want to write my data into a file from OpenLayers, I have gone through Prototype.js and jQuery.twFile.js or anyother way to write into a file.
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Library for parsing scientific PDS files?

Does a library exist for parsing the PDS files that scientific planetary data gets shipped as? For example, here's a link to to the lunar topographic data from the Lunar Reconnaisance spacecraft ...
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Can I convert a kmz file to kml?

I have a kmz file. Is there an easy way to convert it to KML? Can I just "unzip"?
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ENVI BIL file algorithm logic

I have a 6 band Landsat image, RGB and 3 NIF bands. As far as the Band Interleaved by Line (BIL) method goes, the resulting image should have, and I quote ENVI manual: the first line of the first ...
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How to access feature classes in file geodatabases with Python and GDAL?

I am trying to access a vector dataset in a ESRI File Geodatabase using Python + GDAL. I have successfully compiled GDAL with the file geodatabase API. The FileGDB driver is working correctly since ...
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How to view Esri GRID format file in wxpython file browse window? [closed]

I'm trying to browse for all kinds of vector and raster data using a filebrowsebutton. The problem is I don't know how to let the browse window see the Esri GRID files (which contains a folder and a ...
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GFS SIG/SFC file format of siganl.gdas/sfcanl.gdas analyzing/decoding problem

I am creating a database from datafiles. I encountered many fails and errors, which I have already fixed (also with the help of this Q&A web). Now I am stucked a bit in decoding of 6 files because ...
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Error while trying to upload a .bsq file to the geoserver

I am trying to upload a .bsq file (ENVIHdr Coverage Format) to the geoserver. While doing this I got an error message. I am using the "GDAL" Extension for the geoserver. The error message is: "Could ...
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Grid vs TIF vs IMG

As the title suggests both of the above three formats are raster files. In ArcGIS, apparently there's no difference between them. So what's the difference between these three formats?
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In what data format should I export a (lat,long,alt) or (x,y,z) grid to be compatible with the largest number of GIS software?

I am new to GIS and developing an application that generates a 3D grid with (latitude, longitude, elevation) or (x, y, z) metric triplets, and I would like to add an exporting feature that ensures ...