[Qgis-us-user] Newbie question about importing shapefiles and layers from Arcmaps

Doug Newcomb gistinker at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 06:17:40 PST 2022

QGIS will read almost all of the commonly used  Raster formats. One
exception, for now, is the undocumented proprietary raster layers inside an
esri file geodatabase. Vector layers inside esri file geodatabase can be
read just fine by QGIS, due to the reverse engineering efforts of the gdal
project.  Look at https://www gdal.org for a complete list of formats
supported by gdal, most of which are compiled into QGIS.


On Tue, Mar 1, 2022, 11:00 PM Judith Kerman <jbkerman at gmail.com> wrote:

> I use Arcmaps as part of my volunteer work as a member of my local
> planning board. I’ve learned to make good use of fairly low-level skills.
> I’m now exploring QGIS as an alternative, especially so I train some other
> volunteers in my town without a budget.
> I find some things puzzling, and don’t know anyone expert I can ask
> questions. For instance, right now, I’m trying to understand what
> information is lost when I import an ArcGIS shapefile. QGIS won’t import
> the .prj files, but the resulting QGIS vector still seems to have the
> correct coordinates. Similar issues with raster files, and with the NY
> State Orthographic files - I can only bring in a TIFF or a jp2, but the map
> seems OK.
> Where can I get tips at my admittedly low level of background. I doubt I
> need high level analytical techniques, python, etc., to do useful work. But
> I’d like to avoid dumb mistakes.
> Suggestions welcome.
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