A standard way that information is encoded for storage in a computer file

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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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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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Format of raw LiDAR data (ToF 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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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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Is ECRG and CGM data able to be served to Sharepoint Arcgis webpart from Arcgis server

We have a customer with data in CGM and ECRG file format. They have Arcgis server and Arcgis webpart for sharepoint 2010 installed. Is it possible for them to host these ECRG and CGM files in the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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: ...
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File format to describe road network in text format (similar to KML)

I would like to know if there is some text file format similar to KML (collections of LineStrings, etc.), but describing the connectivity of a road network. Edges would be represented by polylines, ...
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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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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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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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How to write a UNIX ANSI text file under windows by IDL

I want to use openw in IDL to write a UNIX ANSI text file under windows. But the result are always in the format of PC UTF-8. Does some one know how to solve this issue? Thanks!
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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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How to read this GRIB data [closed]

on this open FTP server (ftp://ftpdatos.aemet.es/modelos_numericos/hirlam005_peninsula/) you can find HIRLAM models from the Spanish meteorological service. The documentation in the LEEME files (in ...
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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 can i convert .tif file into headerless (flat) binary files?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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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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file formats to represent georeferenced 3D data

I am looking for an overview of file formats that can store geo-referenced 3D geometries. There are no further requirements such as texture support, etc. I have found the following formats so far and ...
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How to serialize a HTML form to GeoJSON data?

I'm developing a Cordova/PhoneGap mobile application and using NodeJS for server and MongoDB as database. I need to serialize GPS data from mobile phone to send it to my webservice with latitude and ...
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Error open KMZ file from Oregon 650t Garmin

This is similar to this Previous post however; it does not mention about dpi or resolution to save a good quality image with very limited kmz files to be use for Garmin? What is the dpi when do you ...
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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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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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ArcGIS Desktop - Web Services Definitions

Aside from .LYR files, is there a file format (preferably open) for defining web service endpoints for Arc products? For example, if I publish a WMS feed, can I provide a downloadable resource for ...
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What problems do special characters in file names cause? [closed]

When defining file names and paths, I have always used a simple rule - No special Characters including foreign letters Ä, Ü, Ö, ß (only _ and -) and no spaces. I used these rules to avoid problems ...
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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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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. Thanks.
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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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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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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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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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How to convert between KML and Esri's shapefile (SHP) format?

My users are sending me point data that were digitized using GoogleEarth. How can I convert their KML to a shapefile?