importing ARC/INFO export format and STDS format

Sue Tewalt x6437 stewalt at
Fri Jan 17 07:15:59 EST 1997

> > Hello,
> > 
> > I am trying to bring in a point coverage database into GRASS. The database
> > comes in two formats: ARC/INFO export format and STDS format. I don't have
> > access to ARC/INFO. Are there free utilities to ungenerate this database?
> > Or, does anyone know what the STDS format is? Or better yet, how do I
> > import STDS format into GRASS?
> > 
> > Thanks for your help!
> > 
> > Henry Shin
> Don't know about the STDS format, but you can forget about the export format,
> as there are no conversion tools available. I suggest you try to find
> someone who has Arc/Info to convert it to ungenerated format (if you can't
> find someone, send me an email and I'll I see if I can help you out).
> Philip Verhagen

You should be able to find the SDTS format on the Federal Geographic
Data Committee home page on the WWW (
The GRASS sites file format is pretty simple, the other file should be
editable to the required format.

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