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Question asked by Peekay on Dec 25, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 25, 2016 by jayanta.poddar

I am a Newbie to Arcgis, but a seasoned Autocad user.

Recently I received files with extensions .aux, .tiff, .tfw, .tab, .rrd, but I cannot import these files into Autocad as it tells me it will only import version 7 & 8 files - so I am snookered.

I have downloaded a demo version of Arcmap and Arcgis and need some help to steer me in the right direction.

THe first problem I encountered is that it asks me to register a service or server. I have no idea whether this is part of a project or only for using external servers for other users.

I will be using these programs on my own PC and I would like to save all the data on this PC and not share with anyone.

What are the basic steps that I should go through to import map data or make a new map with geograhical data.

My application is to put contours and lat and long on a part of Google Earth of South Africa - and to enhance the map with 3D colours of the contours.

I do not even know if I am on the right forum, but it seems to be active - so please bear with me.