[Loadstone] File Conversion Question

Przemysław Rogalski Rogalski at o2.pl
Tue Sep 19 21:27:19 BST 2006


Or maybe you know any user-friendly application which can convert a large amount of coordinates (from one format to another) at a time?
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Wysłano: 19 września 2006 21:54
Temat: Re: [Loadstone] File Conversion Question


> On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 02:37:48PM -0500, Michael O. Hanson wrote:
>> Has anybody tried converting arc or GPX files to work with Loadstone?  I am
>> curious because I can find alternative maps in these formats.  I don't know
>> if conversion of such files to text files is possible or how to go about it,
>> assuming it can be done.
> 
> I'm sure it can.  I haven't converted these formats
> specifically but gpx is an open format afaik so it can be
> coerced and not sure about arc.  All of the arc files I've
> seen don't have textual data IE labeled points but if you
> send one over I can have a look.
> 
> The problem you may run into though is many of these map
> formats, shp, e00, gpx can have geometric types which LS
> doesn't support directly.  The only geometric type we can
> use is POINT so if you run into a LINE, POLYGON, or
> MULTIPOLYGON, it'll need to be converted in some creative
> way.  Using intersect points on lines or using the centre
> point of a polygon etc.
> 
>> If file conversion is not possible, does anybody know a good source of 
>> public domain maps that will work with Loadstone?  I am curious because I 
>> would like to possibly hike the
> 
> Well there's the PointShare system which is specificly
> meant for LS and has integrated several redistributable map
> sources including Tiger road data and the canroads data. 
> If you locate any other sources we can redistribute, feel
> free to post links and someone may be able to import to
> PointShare.
> 
> Hth,
> Shane
> 
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