[Qgis-developer] MXD

Stephan Holl stephan.holl at intevation.de
Fri Jan 28 06:49:37 EST 2011

Hello Barry,

Barry Rowlingson <b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk>, [20110128 - 11:47:10]

> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 2:05 AM, George Silva
> <georger.silva at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The Mxd format is more complex then just filenames. As mentioned,
> > there are styling issues, graphics, projections and custom objects
> > stored to it.
> >
> > ArcGIS uses a variety of Properties (Key Value pairs) and saves
> > them to each MXD also. Custom extensions, labelling, ah, my head is
> > hurting already.
> >
> > I'm not sure if this is such an easy task.
>  Yeah, I was vainly hoping to find something akin to an XML tag, or
> some other obvious marker at the point of listing the layer sources.
> No such luck!

Right. We will see what ArcPy is able to do with mxd-files in order to
create an translator. I will let you know in more details later when
the project got started.



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