Riverside

Text to GIS dbase Best Practices

Discussion created by Riverside on Aug 30, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 1, 2011 by Riverside
This may seem trivial to some, but what is the best way to go for conversion purposes, from a text file into a GIS format.  I was looking to use win32com and convert a txt file right into Access, but Esri does not support the .accdb format, so this does not solve my issue, unless win32com allows to go straight into a mdb.  I was also thinking of the dbf format (Seems like a dated approach), or does it make sense to just use the insertcursor from a text file right into a file GB.  I get a lot of txt files from management, and I am looking to just build a tool for myself or them to get something a bit more useful and streamline my own workflow.  i don't really want to go into SQL Server or Postgress for simple operations.

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