Questions tagged [file-formats]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
4answers
145 views

QGIS to ArcMap file delivery via geopackage

When I'm saving a new layer made in QGIS (v 3.14), it gives me only an option of saving it as .gpkg file. I sent these to a person using ArcMap for further work and he's insisting that I send him all (...
2
votes
0answers
31 views

Is there a way in QGIS to display vector files on a shared drive without others being able to edit the file?

So just like lyr-files in ArcGIS. I have read that qlr-files are QGIS answer to lyr. But as far as I can see when I try, the receiver can edit in the main source of the data through the qlr-file. So ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Using.AVL files in ArcGIS Pro

I have a set of files made for use with ArcGIS Desktop that I would like to use with ArcGIS Pro. One of these is an .AVL symbology file, which on first light is not recognized by ArcGIS Pro. Is there ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

Download ALL data for an area from OpenStreetMap

I am trying to download ALL the OpenStreetMap data for a certain region. Meaning, I want the roads, the stores, the rivers, the parks, the traffic signals, the bus stops, ... everything. I'm ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

WCS Unable to render RenderedOp

I have a GeoServer running with Tomcat, which serves GeoTIFF files as WMS, and it runs fine. Now I am trying to set WCS. It works with plain/text and application/gml-xml formats, but image/jpeg and ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

How to export QGIS Contours to be compatible with 12D Software

I have processed my aerial drone survey images with Ground Control Points using AgiSoft. My accuracy and results were good. I have exported the DEM into QGIS and generated the Contours with labels etc....
2
votes
0answers
29 views

QGIS 3.10 .qgz~ backup file

I noticed that xxx.qgz~ (BackupVersion) is no longer saved with this version. My research found that a backup file is still being created. All of my projects with this version did not create any. Is ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Opening Access table in MapInfo

This morning, when I tried to open the Microsoft Access Database in MapInfo, MapInfo crashes. I then tried to save a .tab file as Microfost Access Database format and the same happens, MapInfo crashes....
0
votes
0answers
103 views

ERROR 000582 from clip processes in ArcPy

Durring execution of clip in arcpy, an error has occurred. It is showing ExecuteError: ERROR 000582: Error occurred during execution. import arcpy arcpy.env.workspace = (r"L:\\Arcpy\\Data\\...
1
vote
3answers
60 views

File format for specifying GPS motion as a function of time?

What file format can specify GPS lat/lon/elev time history? If I want to specify vehicle or pedestrian motion along a waypoint path, what is a compact way of specifying this? .kml has waypoints but no ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

Asking for the precise detail of gdal_translate's output .xyz multiband file format (when converting from GRIB)

gdal_translate is able to convert a multidimensional GRIB data file (Copernicus ERA5 reanalysis) with the following command-line command (gdal_translate.exe from 11/2016): gdal_translate source.grib ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Using Google Earth based dynamic web generated KMZ file (FCCInfo tower data) in QGIS 3.10.6

I'm trying to figure out how to use the downloadable kmz file in QGIS. The file is usable and searchable in Google Earth. When I try to import this to QGIS it says that it's an invalid format. The ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Import multiple WorldImages in a single GeoServer store

I downloaded tiles from Copernicus EU DEM. Each tile is made of four files : $ ls *E30N30* eu_dem_v11_E30N30.TFw eu_dem_v11_E30N30.TIF.aux.xml eu_dem_v11_E30N30.TIF eu_dem_v11_E30N30.TIF.ovr I ...
0
votes
0answers
182 views

Convert .ply and .lin files to any file format readable by QGIS?

My issue: I'm trying to open .ply and .lin files in QGIS but they do not appear to be supported, (although this might also have to do with the fact that there are actual issues with my data - see ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Which files format should I favour for import into PostgreSQL+PostGIS? [closed]

Although not a newbie, I am not a GIS expert, so I can use your help. I have this GIS project, based on a PostgreSQL+PostGIS database. I import GIS data from many sources. Most of them offer several ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

Which geo-format does this data represent

I would like to know which file format a website is using. The data is not in lat,long format. If I do an Inspect element on browser, I get the following data: stroke:rgba (255,7, 58, 0.125); fill: ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

Define Terrain/Elevation textfile data format

I have a program that can visualize terrain/elevation data but will only recognize files in the below format. It has the extension .map but it is not recognized by QGIS or GDAL so I believe it may be ...
5
votes
3answers
338 views

Choosing which of many files to import into QGIS

I have received some remote sensing and shapefiles and other data. And I want to import them to view in QGIS. Given that each kind of data has multiple file type extensions associated with it, how do ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Environmental Analytical Lab Data to Geodatabase

What is the best way to get groundwater analytical data into a GIS geodatabase? The data is currently in Excel format, but there are options from the lab for other file extensions dbf. What is ...
1
vote
0answers
157 views

When is HDF or GeoTIFF best?

For my use case, I'm specifically referring to HDF-EOS. I'm trying to analyse ASTER data so am wondering which format I should utilise. I know GeoTIFF is easier and more compatible, yet HDF has ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

How to profile rendering performance using QGIS 3.10.x or above?

I am looking to be able to profile the rendering performance of a map and/or its individual component layers using QGIS. The metrics I am most interested in are: Access time Storage IOPS Storage time ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Radio Signal Coverage Standard for GIS

Is there any Standard data format for Radio Signal Coverage for GIS? Something like GPX or KML (or other XML/JSON/etc-based) for routes, tracks, POI, etc. But for signal strength, base radio stations ...
1
vote
1answer
205 views

QGIS 3.4. project file editing

How can I edit a QGIS project file so that it would open, save and edit data from given folder and save the results for different directory? Kind of like MapInfo's Wor. file. I read from QGIS ...
1
vote
1answer
151 views

QGS format : backward compatibility between QGIS 3 and QGIS2

Some of my users may want, before finally migrate to QGIS3 LTR, to read with QGIS2 some qgs project files made under QGIS3. I would recommend them not to do that. But, for the sake of clarity: How ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Identifying file format of web map layer?

I am interested in extracting data from the map layer available here. The data looks like this (I inserted linebreaks for readability): Malta_SAR normal #LineStyle000 highlight #LineStyle001 SAR ...
0
votes
0answers
127 views

Converting shapefile to .grd file?

I am new in ArcMap while using R Crisis software. I need to convert a shapefile into a .grd file. I read back the previous questions and answer and tried to execute and pop up that it was ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

Convert KAP files

I've got some .KAP files which are missing spatial data and as such, I cannot convert them into something more useful like a .TIF image. I've been using FME which errors on these files with "Failed to ...
2
votes
1answer
248 views

Configuring lidR catalog to overwrite raster output (with different extension)?

I have a small issue with configuring the lidR package for parametrizing the extracted raster files with grid_metrics() function. My question is how to set in the catalog options that: be able to ...
0
votes
1answer
138 views

Split by Attributes tool exporting to DBF files only? [duplicate]

I am using the "Split by Attributes" tool in ArcGIS 10.6 to go through a shapefile, and split it up into new files by an attribute value. The tool runs perfectly, however I notice it only exports to ...
2
votes
1answer
82 views

GeoJSON files being saved without line breaks

Why are my GeoJSON files being saved without line breaks? Why are they missing the proper formatting? All features in the file are being saved in the same line. I'm using QGIS 3.6.3. Here is what I ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

Open TIN DEM File format

Anyone know a TIN DEM file format commonly used? In the context of a TIN DEM generator project, I am searching for a file format to save the TIN generated.
6
votes
1answer
547 views

CRS information not recognized when geopackage is loaded

I am starting to transition from .shp to geopackage data format in QGIS. There are many benefits to the format that give it an advantage over shapefile for many of my projects. However, I am having a ...
2
votes
0answers
69 views

Converting .gri to topojson

I am making client-end javascript-powered maps in the context of web development. I am not using gdal, which I gather is a special kind of rendering software. Data source site: http://www.diva-gis....
5
votes
1answer
203 views

Loading DLG file into QGIS?

I downloaded hypsography (topo lines) in DLG (Digital Line Graph) format. The file came from OGRIP, although it originally came from USGS. According to Wikipedia, DLG files are topologically ...
0
votes
1answer
129 views

Dataset description AREA_OR_POINT

What are the differences between these two options in satellite image metadata?
2
votes
1answer
2k views

QGIS 2.18 - Adding JGW file

I have a JGW file to add some cropmarks. I have tried adding it as a vector or raster file but it comes up with unsupported data each time. Does anyone recognise this file type and how to load it?
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Saving QGIS Files With a Connects Underline

I have seen in some places, like this, that QGIS file names are made with a connect underline. For example a file name will be "World_Map" and not "World Map". Is this underline is somehow important ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Why did Esri create .zlas compressed LiDAR files instead of adopting .laz?

I am talking about the Esri Optimized LAS file format for compressed LiDAR files (.zlas). While the uncompressed format (.las) from ASPRS was adopted by practically the entire Remote Sensing and GIS ...
11
votes
3answers
9k views

Explaining difference between shx and shp files of shapefile?

I am searching for a more in depth explanation of the differences in shp and shx files to little avail. I mean beyond the 'shp contain geometry - shx contains an index of the geometry'. The reason I ...
2
votes
1answer
460 views

Writing custom Prepare Scripts for Open Data Cube?

How do I write custom prepare scripts for the Open Data Cube format ? The docs say the following: We expect that many new Data Cube instances will require custom prepare scripts to be written. It ...
3
votes
1answer
631 views

Editing date in *.ssf files?

So my trimble TSC1 Pro XRS (bought in 2000) is getting old I guess and it change byitself the date. I collected data this week, but it indicate from 1998. I view this info because I can't apply ...
1
vote
1answer
181 views

Space Time Cube in ArcMap, always get invalid file format for output

I am using ArcMap 10.4.1 on Windows 7 to try and create a space time cube to model wildfire spatial/temporal patterns across a portion of Colorado. I always get the error 000814 Invalid file type in ...
5
votes
3answers
3k views

Is raster lossy and vector not lossy?

I am new to GIS, in school for it actually, but I come from a photography / graphic design background. So that said, I always thought that vector graphics were not lossy (scale up or down, doesn't ...
1
vote
1answer
558 views

How to convert ASTER HDF file to Geotiff

I just downloaded the ASTER LT1 HDF file. How do I convert it to Geotiff using ENVI. Or do you know any conversion tools that are accessible to use for free. Previously, when I downloaded ASTER data ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

TileMap: How to convert MBTiles to RMaps SQLite?

These two map formats look very similar (based on SQLite and Tiled Maps). I am looking for method to convert maps from mbtiles to RMaps SQLite and vice versa without quality lost.
-2
votes
2answers
130 views

Kernel density tool does not produce an .asc output file

I have made a kernel density map in ArcGIS 10.3 and 10.5, but the output appears as an .aux file, not an .asc file (which I will need to use for occurrenceThinner). A folder appears also with a ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

Opening Cities Revealed data from 1990s?

I have been given a lot of aerial imagery from the mid-1990s that is in '.crv' format. The software/company at the time was called 'Cities Revealed'. Does anybody know how I'd go about opening it? ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

Standard Format for Underpass Clearance? [closed]

Do highway departments typically provide underpass clearance data as part of data sets provided to google maps, et. al.? If so, can anybody point me at the definition of the data elements, file ...
1
vote
1answer
770 views

Open .fit image file

I am trying to open an image file with the extension ".fit". Does anybody know which software to use? I obtained this image using the WASI software (Water Color Simulator) available on the IOCCG ...
1
vote
0answers
3k views

Opening .lpk in QGIS? [duplicate]

I am brand new to QGIS. I have downloaded the BLM's public land survey system from their website (https://catalog.data.gov/dataset/blm-national-public-land-survey-system-polygons), which has a file ...