[Thuban-list] how to import text file with point data

Jan-Oliver Wagner jan at intevation.de
Wed Nov 17 14:41:46 CET 2004

On Wed, Nov 17, 2004 at 01:53:04PM +0100, Moritz Lennert wrote:
> A colleague of mine has a text file with x,y coordinates of point data. He
> would like to use this in Thuban. What would be the best way to do this ?
> Should he create a shape file ? Should we install PostGIS and import the
> points into a table ? Is there a direct text file import ?

I received a very big extension where this is a part of :-)
However, it needs to be pulled out of the big extension and
it also needs to be translated from german to english.

It looks similar to the import dialog of OpenOffice.org
or other spreadsheets where you import CSV.

Anyone who volunteers?

Another way is to separate the text file into a coordinate
file in the GENERATE format and a attribute file in CVS style.
The coordinates can then be converted to shp with gen2shp
and the CSV with toold like txt2dbf.


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