shrug-l: Shapefile to Coverage

Dietrich, Mark Mark.Dietrich@dep.state.fl.us
Fri, 11 Jun 2004 09:45:49 -0400


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Jason,
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One simple way you can maintain the field definitions in the ArcInfo =
coverage
is to use the table Join in ArcMap. By using the user ID field of the
coverage (-id) to hold your primary key or creating a dummy field in the
coverage to do the same thing you can create a link to the shapefile. =
Join
the correct coverage table (.aat or .pat) with the .dbf. You can then =
use the
calculator to transfer the values between fields. Then remove the join =
and
the coverage should be populated with the attributes.
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This will work for a one time operation or it could be automated with =
AML.
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Mark Dietrich=20
Division of Water Resource Management=20
Florida Department of Environmental Protection=20
(850) 245-8550=20
mark.dietrich@dep.state.fl.us=20

	-----Original Message-----
	From: shrug-l-admin@lists.dep.state.fl.us
[mailto:shrug-l-admin@lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Jason Houck
	Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 8:09 AM
	To: shrug-l@lists.dep.state.fl.us
	Subject: shrug-l: Shapefile to Coverage
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	Hopefully someone will have some insight as to how to solve a problem
which has stumped me for 2 days.  I have shapefile created in ArcMap =
that
needs to be converted to an ArcInfo coverage with specific fields in the
resulting coverage's table.  Theses fields were given to me in a =
template and
need to be in a specific order.  However, if create the shapefile with =
the
required fields in its attribute table, all the but the minimum fields
created when the coverage in created in left after the conversion.  All =
my
other data appears to have been lost.  Is there a method to doing this =
that I
am not familiar with?  I would appreciate any insight anyone had into =
this.
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	Thanks
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	Jason M. Houck, MS
	GIS Analyst, Water Resources Dept.
	DRMP, Inc.
	1505 East Colonial Dr.
	Orlando, FL 32803
	407-896-0594 (phone)
	407-896-4836 (fax)
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size=3D2>One=20
simple way you can maintain the field definitions in the ArcInfo =
coverage is to=20
use the table Join in ArcMap. By using the user ID field of the coverage =
(-id)=20
to hold your primary key or creating a dummy field in the coverage to do =
the=20
same thing you can create a link to the shapefile. Join the correct =
coverage=20
table (.aat or .pat) with the .dbf. You can then use the calculator to =
transfer=20
the values between fields. Then remove the join and the coverage should =
be=20
populated with the attributes.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
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size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
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will work for a one time operation or it could be automated with=20
AML.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
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<P><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Mark Dietrich</FONT> <BR><FONT =
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size=3D2>Division of Water Resource Management</FONT> <BR><FONT =
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size=3D2>Florida Department of Environmental Protection</FONT> <BR><FONT =

face=3DArial size=3D2>(850) 245-8550</FONT> <BR><FONT face=3DArial=20
size=3D2>mark.dietrich@dep.state.fl.us</FONT> </P></SPAN></DIV>
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  face=3DTahoma size=3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B>=20
  shrug-l-admin@lists.dep.state.fl.us=20
  [mailto:shrug-l-admin@lists.dep.state.fl.us] <B>On Behalf Of </B>Jason =

  Houck<BR><B>Sent:</B> Friday, June 11, 2004 8:09 AM<BR><B>To:</B>=20
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  Coverage<BR><BR></FONT></DIV>
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class=3D889210312-11062004>Hopefully someone=20
  will have some insight as to how to solve a problem which has stumped =
me for 2=20
  days.&nbsp; I have shapefile created in ArcMap that needs to be =
converted to=20
  an ArcInfo coverage with specific fields in the resulting coverage's=20
  table.&nbsp; Theses fields were given to me in a template and need to =
be in a=20
  specific order.&nbsp; However, if create the shapefile with the =
required=20
  fields in its attribute table, all the but the minimum fields created =
when the=20
  coverage in created in left after the conversion.&nbsp; All my other =
data=20
  appears to have been lost.&nbsp; Is there a method to doing this that =
I am not=20
  familiar with?&nbsp; I would appreciate any insight anyone had into=20
  this.</SPAN></FONT></DIV>
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  class=3D889210312-11062004>Thanks</SPAN></FONT></DIV>
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  <DIV align=3Dleft><FONT face=3DArial size=3D4><STRONG>Jason M. Houck,=20
  MS</STRONG></FONT></DIV>
  <DIV align=3Dleft><FONT face=3DArial><EM>GIS Analyst, Water Resources=20
  Dept.</EM></FONT></DIV>
  <DIV align=3Dleft><STRONG><FONT face=3DArial color=3D#ff0000>DRMP,=20
  Inc.</FONT></STRONG></DIV>
  <DIV align=3Dleft><STRONG><FONT face=3DArial color=3D#ff0000>1505 East =
Colonial=20
  Dr.</FONT></STRONG></DIV>
  <DIV align=3Dleft><STRONG><FONT face=3DArial color=3D#ff0000>Orlando, =
FL=20
  32803</FONT></STRONG></DIV>
  <DIV align=3Dleft><FONT face=3DArial color=3D#ff0000>407-896-0594=20
  (phone)</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV align=3Dleft><FONT face=3DArial color=3D#ff0000>407-896-4836 =
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