[Gvsig_english] gvSIG and potential "migrants": what to do with
old AV projects? Idea for a new extension
pvmstg at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 17 14:51:41 CET 2007
Yes I support this idea. But I think is not soon that developper
could spend time on such import feature.
I also need this to convince my colleage to use gvsig. We have 200+
maps projects in av3 apr and av9 mxd format. So it's a egg and
chichen problem. One day could start new project on gv_sig but still
need arcmap and arcview to update old project. That's it's a big
stop to introduce a third gis program. After 4 years in arcmap only
10% of aw3 projects have been remake in arcmaps projects.
I saw a big drawback for now. In aw3 and better in arcmap v9 the
symbol, querry for symbol in picto representation or labeling if far
far more advance that it is on gv_sig. You can make you own
symbologie by using picture, line, picto for fill or border in area
and line. The picto could be a stack of many type of characters etc..
So I think the first phase of development is to give gv_sig
capability in labeling or symbol definition at the level of esrie
arcmap layerfile (so import of and esri layerfile could be the first
With these layering, symbols capability gv_sig could be (with for
sure the dynamic graticule, utm, ddmmss, and square for roadmap) then
appealing for new project.
But after that.... yes, yes and import script. But since esri can't
do it for the programs....they make themself, I think it's almost a
dream to have developper find the way to do that on gv_sig. I know
when in arcmap you have the import av3 project. We try it and no,,,,
no maps made in aw3 could usefully be imported. You have the basic
but you have anyway to start again. The hability to import project
with all the symbology, personnal database, labeling etc it's a dream
I hope for, even if I think its almost impossible.
Just look at the problems for importing in openoffice the word
files.... the works need to do that... GIS is far more complex so....
Le 07-11-17 à 03:29, Wolfgang Qual a écrit :
> Hi developers,
> still, we are using ArcView 3.2 in our office, but - hopefully -
> soon, we will use gvSIG instead. Now, colleagues came to me,
> asking, what to do then with old ArcView projects. Well, you could
> build them again in gvSIG, but wouldn't it be much better, if old
> AV 3.2 or newer ArcGIS-mxd's could be imported into gvSIG? Just an
> idea for a new extension.
> It would also be possible just to import views from ArcView - so
> called odb-files can be made in ArcView, which is just a simple
> textfile, probably easy to process...
> Would be interested in your thoughts about this. Maybe it would
> also help to spread gvSIG even more widely!
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