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Importing data with empty cells without GIS replacing the empty cell with 0

I am importing data from excel into ArcGIS 10. The data are columns of GPS data, associated date and time, and a unique point identifier. For some of the rows the GPS data is missing and so the Lat ...
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Importing data from excel and maintaining the time format

I am trying to import a file from Excel which is a GPS data set of consecutive points at 15minute intervals. When I import the file and save it as a shape file the time column is not read properly and ...
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Importing multiple shapefiles with tablespace and inheritance defined

In the UK we are very fortunate to have the Ordnance Survey who provide the whole of Britain in vector format. The data is provided as over 60 tiles, each of which contains something like 16 ...
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How to change data type in Excel file before creating feature class?

I am trying to import data from Excel spreadsheets where each point coordinate has a 'datetime' timestamp (e.g. "2012-06-01 14:45:32") associated to it. When I check the table properties ArcGIS 10 ...
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Why do XLS files cause Error: “.. is not a valid or recognized data source”

In QGIS, I am trying to add some non-spatial data (in .xls file) that I want to use to join to some spatial data. Adding the file, either from 'add vector' or dragging file onto project I get the ...
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Error Importing dbf File Into GRASS

I am working on an assignment which requires me to connect to a database, then import a dbf file into the database using the command db.in.ogr (as can be seen below). However, GRASS simply won't ...
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Unable to Import Data

I am following this tutorial, but i am not able to get the right username and password to import data. How do I know what the username password is? By default I see tomcat6 as database and username ...
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How to import code list from .mdb to domain model in Enterprise Architect?

I have build an UML model in domain model structure in Enterprise Architect. Now i want to import a couple of code lists to this model. The problem is that the tables are in .mdb ArcGis workspace. I ...
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Import and Plot MS Excel file in ArcGIS (v9.3) ModelBuilder

I am trying to create a tool using ArcGIS ModelBuilder (v9.3) that will allow me to import an Excel file, and output it as a shapefile in a coordinate system of my choice - or, if choosing the CRS is ...
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When I import polygon kml layer, how do I change projection and offset to correct for GMT wrap?

I created a polygon in Google Earth and saved to kml. After importing as a vector layer, where the polygon crosses the prime meridian, the polygon wraps around the world. So far, I have figured out ...
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GRASS importing same-name rasters fails

I have NED elevation data in 3 rasters. (That's how it downloaded from USGS NED page.) The files are named "61471006", "61471006_2", and "61471006_3". I succeeded in using the GRASS GUI and menu ...
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ArcGIS Data Interoperability Quick Import - problem with copying original attributes from DGN file

I am new to DI extension and I wanted to ask you why "Qucik Import" tool doesn't allow me to copy the original attributes from my DGN file. When I check the results in geodatabase I is some new ...
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What program(s) can I use to edit a boundary?

So i've got some shapefiles imported into my Sql Server 2008 Database. A number of these boundaries need to get 'cleaned up'. As such I need to do the following :- Export them from Sql Server 2008. ...
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How to read Alphanumeric value when importing csv location file to ArcGIS?

So I am importing a csv file to ArcGIS and it has a bunch of alphanumeric values.. e.g. Attribute ID contains values such as 101, 101A, 101B etc ...the problem is when i am importing the csv to ...
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Importing XML file in ArcGIS failed

I have created a model in Enterprise Architect (in ArcGIS technology). Inside I have several point, polygon, line feature classes and a couple of domains which correspond to them. From the level of ...
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Is it possible to import an autocad feature to a feature layer without exporting to .shp/.dwg

Does anyone know if it is possible to import a feature (point, line or polygon) drawn in Autocad directly to a feature layer in ArcMap, so in essence a "feature sucker", rather then exporting the ...
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What I'm doing wrong with the command r.out.ascii in GRASS GIS?

I have raster in .bil format which I want to save in GRASS GIS with r.out.ascii. I get this result in .txt file: north: 1N south: 0 east: 1E west: 0 rows: 1 cols: 1 55537 I suppose it is something ...
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using arcpy outside arcmap

There may be something I'm missing, but is it possible to use the arcpy module outside arcmap? My situation is that we have one license on a computer which is shared over a network. I need to do ...
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Import Shapefile to Postgres

I am trying to import a shapefile to Postgres using the following: shp2pgsql c:\location\water_areas.shp water > water.sql I am receiving the following message: c:\location\water_areas.shp: ...
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How can I import only a subset of the polygons in a Shapefile using QGIS?

I have a shapefile that is covering a huge area, with lots of polygons. The area I'm insteresting in is small and limited. Is there any way to only import (using "add vector layer") the polygons from ...
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How to setup PyCharm to reference ArcPy?

How would I setup PyCharm to recognize import ArcPy? I'd like to use PyCharm to develop and debug geoprocessing tool.
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How can I sucessfully import 3D surface and features from ArcGIS 10 into Sketchup 8?

What are the steps required to successfully export an entire 3D model (composed of TIN surfaces, 3D polygons, 3D polylines and 3D points) from ArcGIS 10 to Sketchup 8? Preferably, I would like the ...
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Error importing Shapefile to PostGIS using Importer GUI

I'm trying to import a shapefile into a PostGIS database using the graphical importer. I just installed POSTGRESQL, and PostGIS. The GUI looks like this: After testing that my database worked, I ...
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How to import .flt files into GRASS?

I am trying to import a raster file (.flt) into GRASS. The raster file (.flt) was generated from HEC-RAS. The said raster format cannot be imported into GRASS (it shows the error "file not ...
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How to export a shapefile from ArcGIS 10 into Autodesk Ecotect?

I am trying to export a shapefile from ArcGIS 10 into Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011 for solar analysis. I have a shapefile with polygons, and the heights of buildings is stored in the attribute ...
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How to import/export geographic information (gml or csv file) to geodatabase?

I am searching for C#/Java libraries that can import and export geographic information (gml/csv file formats) from and to geodatabases. If not yet available, is there other way to do this task? Any ...
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Batch convert ArcGIS 9x files to 10

I would like to convert all mxd's in a directory and it's subdirectories to ArcGIS 10 mxd's. This is so that I can then run python to automate some updates within them. Is this possible? This is my ...
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Import list of addresses into MapPoint for route planning

I have a list of 40+ points for each work day in a month. I need to somehow calculate the distance between each of those points for each day. I have a list of addresses in a database, house number, ...
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Can an htm file be imported into Trimble's Data Dictionary Editor?

We've received several data dictionary files from other entities and they all are in *.htm format. We were hoping to not reinvent the wheel, as these are massive data dictionaries, so does anyone know ...
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JPG file all black when added as raster in QGIS

I add a new raster layer in the latest QGIS and select a JPG file, but it is all black. I tried adding the TIF version of the same image and that worked. What is it with the JPG, and how should I ...
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How to migrate from ArcGIS for Desktop to QGIS?

Our lab has about 10 projects in ArcGIS 9 (a couple are made in ArcGIS 10) that includes the following in each: A georeferenced (WGS1984 geographical projection) raster seafloor image, representing ...
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PLT track in PostGIS

What are the best practices for importing and aggregating tracks (in my case in 'plt' format) in a PostGIS table, grouped by user. Are there any tools/db models/tutorials available?
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Tools for planning a building

I'm planning to build a cabin, and I'd like to combine all the GIS data available from my home country with my own measurements for placing and the cabin layout. That is, I need a tool which can: ...
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How to open the Shape files and extract the data from these files?

We are in need of US highway data. We found it for Florida at the state GIS website . We downloaded the data for Florida highway intersections from here (this is a zip file) . We do not know how to ...
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Why would “import arcpy” hang Python script run from DOS/cmd prompt?

I have a very small test script (test.py) that I use to see if Python is installed and ready to use ArcPy. All it contains is: print "Starting" import os print "OS imported" import arcpy print "ArcPy ...
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Spatial ETL comparisons

I am hoping some of you experts out there can list the pro's and con's of various spatial ETL (extract, transform, load) tools. If you have used these items listed here (or add your own), please ...
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How to specify which component of a file is imported when using a PluginDataSource?

In my application a plug-in datasource has been implemented to read specifically formatted files containing a mix of data types, including geometry in the form of polygons, lines, and points. Using ...
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how can i convert an excel table to a shapefile with correct scale in arcmap?

i know that there is already one similar question to this one but my problem is different and none of the provided answers did resolve my problem. i've an excel table with some rows and in each row ...
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osm2pgrouting connection failed

I'm importing data from my OSM file to a postgresql database using osm2pgrouting. I followed everything in from here and it went smoothly, until I try using osm2pgrouting. This is what happens: ...
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Importing Leica total station .GSI file data into ArcGIS Desktop 9.x?

I have a total station data file (test.gsi) that was collected with a Leica 1200. How can I import the data to ArcGIS 9.x and plot points with the point name given by the total station observer. ...
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How does shp2pgsql define schema?

Can anyone explain how it is that the shp2pgsql loader for loading shapefiles into PostGIS goes about defining the schema for a table when importing a shapefile? To further explain, shapefiles are ...
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How to import SpatiaLite data into GRASS?

How can I import SpatiaLite tables into GRASS? Are there any restrictions I should be aware of? How does GRASS cope with columns that don't have a specific type (Sqlite tends to create such columns ...
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What tools are available for uploading gis data to a database?

I would like a nice graphical tool that allows me to take standard gis data such as shp files and kml files and upload them to a database such as PostGIS, MySql or Oracle. Are there any such tools? ...
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Question about Import 71 and file permission in ArcGIS

I am making a map for my thesis. While using ArcGIS, I must use Import71 to convert some .e00 files (In this particular case, political boundaries and Hydrography networks). When I select my output ...