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How to convert KML to shapefile without losing attributes using QGIS?

I'm new to QGIS and all geoinformation itself but have to work on some difficult stuff. I have a KML file with hundreds of points. To each point there is information, such as Name, Power, Age (it's a ...
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Seeking options for Spatial ETL (Extract, Transform, Load)?

I am interested in the pro's and con's of various spatial ETL (extract, transform, load) tools. If you have used the items listed here (or add your own), please share your opinions and experiences. ...
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Preparing CSV files for use in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I wonder if there are any recomendations how to properly prepare CSV files for use in ArcGIS for Desktop. I ask because I have some troubles using CSV files because ArcGIS attributes wrong field types ...
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QGIS won't read table columns in CSV import on Mac OS

I am trying to import a CSV file into QGIS, but it ends up looking like my print screen below (program is in Swedish but in the preview window you can see how QGIS won't read my data correctly). I ...
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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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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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Is it possible to georeference an existing, un-georeferenced pdf?

I was wondering if there was anyway to georeference a pdf directly without first converting it to an image. I have access to ArcGIS 10.1 but haven't been able to find any information that would ...
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Opening and extracting data from Shapefiles?

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). How do we use these ...
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Integrating geolocated Twitter posts in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Is it possible to integrate the lat/long data included with Twitter posts (those few that have it enabled of course) into an ArcGIS Desktop environment? I've seen Twitter applications on ArcGIS ...
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Why the order of imports matters in a standalone PyQGIS processing script?

I've come across a weird issue while running standalone PyQGIS processing scripts. The order of imports in the script affects its normal execution. You can reproduce the problem by opening a Python ...
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ArcGIS fails to import all records from huge CSV file to file geodatabase table despite being within FGDB table size limits

I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 on Windows 7 64-bit with 4GB of RAM. I have some very large tables in CSV format to import to ArcGIS, they all have about 30 fields, upwards of 5 million records per table (a ...
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How to import info from mdb file into a project?

I need to import info on a QGIS project. The info are in a MDB file (population, mean age, number of cars and so on: one record per region) that is written to be connected with a region shape from an ...
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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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Importing Lat/Long coordinates as CSV file & only displaying single point in QGIS

I am using QGIS and trying to import Lat/Long coordinates as delimited text layer. All points show up in my attribute table, however, only one point is displayed on the map? Any ideas?
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Importing xyz text ascii GPS time-series for velocity visualization using QGIS?

How i can import text ascii xyz gps time-series in QGIS for velocity visualization? Example xyz MLBU 07SEP17 2007.7098 -0.119998752351520E+07 0.626106994328102E+07 -0.199557178074915E+06 ...
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Loading GPS information into map and track waypoints?

I am using QGIS 1.8 in Ubuntu 12.04. I am working with Robot Operating System (ROS) and QGIS simultaneously. My ROS system is connected to LIDAR (sensors) that will publish GPS message so, I could ...
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Is there a way to select what to import from planet-latest.osm.bz2 to database?

Is there a way to select what to import from planet-latest.osm.bz2 to database? I want to do something like : osm2pgsql ... --place='city' --admin_level='2' My goal is to use only cities and ...
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How to manage the osmosis command line?

This refer to this post : Read Here I'm in trouble when using osmosis command line to export data from planet-latest.osm.bz2 directly to osm2pgsql using some criteria to select what to transfer. I ...
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How to apply the same style to different columns?

For many of my datasets I have the same imported data duplicated numerous times, each iteration displaying the data values for a different column (in my case it's fish catch weight per gridded cell ...
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How to auto-create a schema.ini file for a .csv?

I have been given some data in a csv file, which I need to import into my ArcSDE geodatabase. ArcGIS is having problems recognizing the field types, and is not importing some data. It is recognizing ...
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Imported TIF has dark gray background instead of white

using QGIS 2.6 I import a TIF file, and expect the import to show an image that has black lines on a white background (with some other colors here and there), as the native windows viewer will see a ...
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Import error:No module named _gdal

I have installed python 2.5.1 and FWTools2.4.7 in my laptop(Windows 7) when i run my pythonscript in FWTools i get following error Import error:No module named _gdal can any one suggest how to solve ...
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How to import Ordnance Survery raster layer to ArcGIS Desktop?

I have downloaded raster map data from ONS, the data has come in the form of two files... one is full of .tlw files and the other is full of .tab files... How do I import it into a raster layer to ...
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How to migrate from ArcGIS for Desktop to QGIS? [closed]

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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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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How to keep georeferencing from ArcGIS when importing raster into QGIS?

I tried searching for the answer to this, but I didn't see anything, so here it goes: I have previously georeferenced some .png raster images in ArcGIS 10.2.2, and could like to import them into ...
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Importing shapefiles to SQL Server

I often use the brilliant SQL Server 2008 Spatial Tools to import shapefiles into SQL Server 2008. This works absolutely fine but it leaves me wondering, how do Microsoft expect end users of SQL ...
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QGIS and SQL Server Spatial Tables Performance

I'm trying to get a SQL Server 2008 R2 spatial database up and running to streamline the production of maps using QGIS. Currently I just have a handful of spatial tables (a postcode level point table ...
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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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Setting geometry types importing to PostGIS with OGR

I'm using ogr2ogr to import data into a PostGIS database. Each dataset I need to import has (theoretically) the same exact data structure, but it appears that they are not the same geometry types. ...
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Import polylines and polygons into QGIS from CSV

I'm assuming this is a simple question, though my efforts have not yet found the answer! I want to import a large number of polylines and/ or polygons into one one or more QGIS layers in order to ...
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How to preserve non-ASCII characters in ogr2ogr import?

I want to import a list of international place names and their locations into a SQL Server database using ogr2ogr. The source data is a CSV file encoded in UTF-8. I've prepared a five-record sample ...
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Difference between raster() and readGDAL()?

I am new in working with rasters and after having trouble working with them i'd like to know the difference between those two import functions. for example i did this library(raster) ...
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How to import shapefiles into MS SQL 2008 and then view that data using QGIS?

I'm a QGIS users but not a database person and I need some help on the DB side. I'm currently in the need to import several shape files into MSSQL 2008 and I have no clue how to do that and my IT guy ...
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Error importing XML workspace document to file geodatabase

Ok so I have a large SDE geodatabase that I exported to an XML Workspace Document. I tried to importing it again into a file geodatabase to test if the export worked correctly and got the following ...
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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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Importing .shp to postgreSQL

I want to import a shp file to postgreSQL. First I create sql file and then run PostgreSQL. To create sql file, I run this command in windows cmd: shp2pgsql -s 4326 worldCountries.shp worldcountries ...
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Most reliable way to import large dataset with osm2psql

I know my question is similar to slow import via osm2pgsql to postgresql database and Optimizing osm2pgsql imports for OSM data but as we currently have quite some problems importing a large set of ...
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GPS-Plugin and Garmin data

I am an avalanche specialist and I use a GPS Garmin 62 for fieldwork. I for example use waypoints to measure snow depth in avalanches for volume calculations. When I add a waypoint in the garmin ...
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How do you import simple xyz in QGIS

I have found out how to get tab-delimited X,Y data into a layer but the Z field value is not given as an option on import? I tried to edit the attributes to add and define a new field but it keeps ...
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Import Points with WKB format to QGIS

I have a .csv file with population data according to specific locations (Points). My problem is that all locations are given in WKB format like that: ...
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importing coordinates via a csv file does not work

I tried to manually add point data via a CSV file to an empty project in QGIS 1.8.0. The points do show up all right with the correct coordinates, but already the scale is not correct (using the ...
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Problem importing LiDAR data in GRASS 7

I compiled GRASS 7 on Ubuntu 12.10, with liblas in order to run r.in.lidar and v.in.lidar. I now want to import .las data; the option in file -> import raster data -> LAS LIDAR points import is given ...
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Some data Loss when Importing Personal Geodatabase Table from Excel?

When import table from excel some data were loss. i was try to change field type but i cant solve this error. I have attached an example image to show the problem.
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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 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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Multiple python import from feature class into feature dataset in geodatabase

Is it possible to create a python script to import shapefiles/feature classes, from different sources into specific feature datasets in geodatabase, but in one script? I managed to write the script ...
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Fastest way to transfer data from SQL to ArcMap?

I frequently have to use large tables and results from MS SQL in ArcMap and for that saving the data as .xls is one of the options. But when I add the data to arcmap, processes like joining and ...
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Importing Edge List into QGIS?

I have a CSV edge list such as follows: Lat1,Lon1,Lat2,Lon2 93.41823,-104.324324,93.41828,-104.324320 93.40110,-104.310552,93.40108,-104.310557 ... Is there a way to import such a CSV file into ...
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QGis 2.4 - Python 2.7 PyQT4.Qtcore.QStringList Import failed

I receive an import error when trying to import QStringList from the Qgis Python console (or when loading a custom plugin). from PyQt4.QtCore import QStringList Traceback (most recent call last): ...