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GvSIG 2, first impressions

In the course we have decided to test the new version of GvSIG, which although it is not yet declared stable, it is possible to download different builds to see what happens. I have downloaded 1214, and although I was hoping to test the point and line symbology functionalities as xurxo had told me, apparently I will have to test the ...

Import from shp maps to Microstation

Let's see the case: I have an ArcView layer that contains the jurisdictions of the villages of an area in shape format, and I want to import it into Microstation Geographics. Let's see how to do it: Import the vectors For this, it is necessary to open a project in Microstation Geographics, in this case I have one connected to an Access database through ODBC.…

Choosing a GIS application

Here is a graphic from the last seminar I gave (for free) to a group of people with good intentions but no money to invest. Among the topics that we discussed and that were enriching, it was how much it would cost to do it with different platforms. We also talk about the advantages and disadvantages of these applications and some ...

How long will the shape file survive?

For a moment I thought that the axf format was the replacement for the ESRI shape file; but rather it behaves like a geodatabase for ArcPad, which implies that ESRI will insist on making us suffer with the shp format. The problem The weaknesses of the shp format is its age, when storing its tabular data in ...

Download the UTM grid of 1: 50,000 sheets from your country

The 1: 50,000 sheets are well known in the cartography of many countries, initially they were built with Datum NAD27 for America. In this case I have generated them in WGS84; It is wrong to believe that they can be changed projection just by moving a vector as some people used to for small regions. If you remember, I had gone up before ...