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deepspace

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shape file boundries
« on: March 11, 2009, 07:30:46 AM »
I finally found a shape file for Washington which contains all the federal, state and county park boundaries, fish hatcheries and other interesting places.
When opening the file it always wants to open with these settings:
    *Left bounding coordinate: 600543.040949
    *Right bounding coordinate: 2550026.727108
    *Top bounding coordinate: 1355594.745190
    *Bottom bounding coordinate: 83579.754549
I of course can not change them. I can open the file and have a normal view in global mapper  but in map edit it opens in this huge square as if looking thousands of miles out. Any ideas of how to open in map edit? I would be able to open as parks that way.
I opened it in Global mapper and saved as mp but that mp is going to require a huge amount of editing in map edit.
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Re: shape file boundries
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 08:15:36 AM »
What does GM say the coordinate system is?

Can you change the coord system in GM to lat/long, export it to the same file type as the original,  and then open that file with mapedit?


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Re: shape file boundries
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009, 09:26:27 AM »
That is how I did it. I am just going to slowly edit all the areas. I was wondering more on how one might approach it in the future. Although this isn't all that bad.
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