QUESTION: how do you bring a CSV file points only (not lines or polygons) into UDIG. Can you do it without making a shape file???
Please advise how to add a layer of points (and related data) using a *.csv file with either
·geographic data coordinates
·UTM NAD83 coordinates
·BC Albers (3005) coordinates.
The Geographic coordinates are (latitude and longitude in decimal degrees)
UTM coordinates are NAD83 or WGS 84 in Zone 10 or Zone 11.
BC Albers are in X and Y.
I have very limited ability to make shape files.
Intended use. I work in the bush (forestry and prospecting)…
I download “location files – coordinates” from my Garmin handheld GPS unit (garmin gps60csx) using Trackmaker or DNR dnrgps.exe; convert the text file to EXCEL; then add additional data to each coordinate; then convert the updated EXCEL file back to CSV or a DBF(IV) file.
It would be very cool to be able to bring the EXCEL file (points) directly into UDIG.