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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. After importing the points i need to draw polygons around the points to define land parcels.

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ArcGIS Survey Analyst extension supports .gsi import

Survey Analyst imports and exports measurements and other field data from Total Positioning System (TPS) equipment using the following survey data converter formats: ASCII converter, Geodimeter converter, GSI converter, SDR converter, TDS coordinate converter, and TDS raw converter.

The data import utility can be extended programmatically to import additional data formats.

http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/extensions/surveyanalyst/common-questions.html

Which data formats can be imported into a survey project?

You can also convert points to polygons (min of 3 points) programmatically for automating land parcel creation.

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  • mapperz thanks for the reply.... mapperz i imported the gsi file to survey database and dragged it to the arcview.. and i got the ponts.. next thing what i want to do is build land parcels from the points and also display the point labels Commented Sep 13, 2010 at 11:02
  • I would use the Cadastral Editor to create 'cadastral fabric' includes points to parcels webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/… & webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/…
    – Mapperz
    Commented Sep 13, 2010 at 12:57
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    Starting with ArcGIS 10.0, Survey Analyst has been deprecated. At the moment, a new question has been asked on this topic seeking an alternative.
    – Chris W
    Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 17:06
  • Thanks, @ChrisW. Yes, while the Q is much newer, my A to How can I get Sokkia total station .RAW file data into ArcGIS is applicable because Copan also reads Leica .GSI data files.
    – Martin F
    Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 18:02
  • @martinf I agree, and in fact I would say post your same answer here in the event the two questions are not merged.
    – Chris W
    Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 21:57

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