BOUNDARY_FILES

BOUNDARY_FILES - BOUNDARY FILES 1. Introduction This file...

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BOUNDARY FILES 1. Introduction This file describes the formatting procedures for converting between ARCMAP boundary shapefiles and MATLAB boundary files. 2. Converting ARCMAP Boundary Shapefiles to MATLAB Boundary Files The program for doing this is a DOS program called SHP2BND.exe (“Shape-to-Boundary”) that appears in the course directory, f:\sys502\extra_materials . It converts an ARCMAP shapefile to an ascii file in .bnd format that can be imported to MATLAB. (1) To convert an ARCMAP boundary shapefile, say boundary , to .bnd format, move the three files: boundary.shp , boundary.shx , boundary.dbf , to your home directory, say e:\home . Next move the file SHP2BND.exe to the same directory. (2) Open a DOS window ( Programs Command Prompt ) and move to the directory containing the files in (1). [If the command prompt is not at c:\ then type cd\ and hit return to move up to c:\. If your directory is e:\home , then type e: and hit return. Finally, type cd home and hit return again]
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