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IMPORT EXPORT FILE

OpenJUMP can import and export other vector, raster and database files using to plugins.

Other types of files (i.e not directly supported by OpenJUMP) can be easily converted to the desired file formats using external Open Source software. The tables below can help users to find OpenJUMP plugins or external software to import or export files in desired formats.

If you need an _universal_ converter see FWTools: a set of tools for Linux and Windows to which can view/edit/save several raster and vector file formats. Based on GDAL and OGR libraries, it includes the viewer OpenEV that provides access to the files with a graphic interface (see also GDAL Raster Formats and OGR Vector Format)


Vector Files (Georeferenced)

FILE READ WRITE in OJ CORE in OJ PLUS PLUGIN OTHER SOFTWARE (convert to SHP)
CSV yes yes X
DGN (Microstation(R)) Orbiscad4
DLG FGIS6
DWG (Autocad(R) Map) Teiga Converter
DXF (Autocad(R) Map) yes yes X dxf-driver2 Teiga Converter
E00 (ESRI (R)) FGIS6
GeoConcept yes yes GeoConcept driver
GML yes1 yes1 X X
KML (Google Earth) yes yes X
MAPINFO(R) MIF yes yes mif-mid-driver5 FWTools
OpenStreetMap (*.osm) yes no >1.6.4 *.osm driver
Shapefile (ESRI (R)) yes yes X X
SDTS FGIS6
TIGER2000/LINE FGIS6

Vector Files (Not Georeferenced)

FILE READ WRITE PLUGIN OTHER SOFTWARE
WMF pstoedit8
SVG yes7 pstoedit8



Raster Files

FILE READ WRITE PLUGIN OTHER SOFTWARE
ASC & FLT yes yes
GIF yes
PNG yes yes
JPG yes yes
JPEG yes
TIF yes yes (& *.tfw) see TIF-Support
TIFF yes see TIF-Support
GeoTIF yes see TIF-Support
BMP yes
ECW ErMapper(R) yes10
SID Lizardtech(R) MrSID yes11 MrSIS Decode11
BIL FGIS6
ADF ESRI(R) Dem Grid FGIS6
IMG FGIS6
JPG2000 yes10 FGIS6
SDTS FGIS6
ILWIS FWTools16
HFA FWTools16
ERDAS Imagine Hypercube17



Spatial Database Files

FILE READ WRITE PLUGIN OTHER SOFTWARE
ARCSDE yes ArcSDE Plugin
ORACLE yes 1) SIS database Plugin 2) DB Query plugin FWTools16
POSTGIS yes12 yes 1) Official PostGIS Plugin 2), SIS database Plugin 3) In-Official PostGIS plugin modified by Erwan Brocher, 4) DB Query plugin Orbiscad4 or FWTools16
MySQL yes yes GT2 plugin18, for reading try also the DB Query plugin
SpatialLite/SQLite yes 1) OJ Spatialite Plugin 2) DB Query plugin Quantum GIS


Other Files

FILE READ WRITE PLUGIN OTHER SOFTWARE
CSV yes13 yes OJ PLUS
TXT yes yes OJ PLUS OpenOffice 15
DBF OpenOffice 15
Excel yes see Plugins for OpenJUMP OpenOffice 15
MBR Microsot Access(R) OpenOffice 15


NOTES

  • 1 - GML: To read/write GML file Users need to write an input/output template file (.XML extension), see VIVID SOLUTION - Jump Workbench User's Guide - parr. 12.1 and 12.2. See also Working with GML
  • 2 - DXF: DXF plugin write dxf file from AutoCAD ver 8 to 14/2002. If your dxf file is 2004 or more, please use external software (e. g. Lx-Viewer) to convert the version of the file.
    DXF plugin have difficulties to open big DXF file. In this case DXF can be converted in SHP which is smaller and easier to open.
    DXF2SHP.EXE from Spatial Order is is a Command line for Windows or DOS to convert DXF to SHP
    How to use
    1-copy the file DXF2SHP.EXE and your DXF file at the same directory
    2-select the DXF file
    3-drag the DXF file and drop it over the tool DXF2SHP.EXE. Automatically the SHP file is generated.
    Remember that only one type of geometry between Polygon/Line/Point is converted. So if you have a DXF with different geometries use Orbiscad^4

See on Plugins for OpenJUMP page for other solution: Dante Fuster has written a new DXF plugin which is quite fast and accurate

  • 3 - DWG: OpenJUMP actually doesn't support DWG. DWG file can be converted to DXF using Lx-Viewer, an opensource dxf/dwg viewer (Linux/Windows) which saves file to up to 2002 dwg/dxf version.
    How to use Lx-Viewer for OpenJUMP. Open your DWG file with Lx-Viewer, click on "Save file", on "Save file" window click on "advanced" tab and choose DXF 2000 version file. Than save it to DXF.

See also OpenJUMP CAD Tutorial

  • 4 - DGN: OrbisCad is an opensource data editor written in Java. It can open DWG, DXF, DGN, SHAPE and PostGIS files and save them as SHAPE or PostGIS. When saving to SHP Orbiscad creates three different datasets for each category of features (points, lines and polygons)

OrbisCad can also be used to convert DXF to POSTGIS tables or to SHAPE files

  • 5 - MIF: The new MIF plugin ver. 0.4.1 seems to work fine with OpenJUMP 1.2. If you encout problems, ypu can transform MIF files to SHAPE or DXF using external software like OpenEV, a viewer based on the opensource The OGR simple features library which can open (and save) a many vector or raster files or FGIS
  • 6 - E00: Forestry GIS FGIS is a Gis Editor in Windows that can read many vector file formats and save them to SHP or DXF. When you save to SHP FGIS ask you if you want to save points lines or polygons objects. FGIS can also read and save (georeferenced) many raster files.
  • 7 - SVG: Scalable Vector File is not a georeferenced file. OpenJUMP cannot open SVG file, anyhow Users could need to insert SVG files in a OpenJUMP project. SVG files has be converted to DXF using DIA, a program to draw structured diagrams, then the file can be warped to other georeferenced layer using "Warping" and "New Affine Transformation" tools in the OpenJUMP Menu (Dia for Windows)
  • 8 - WMF: WMF(R) and EMF(R) from Microsoft are alternatives file to tranfer any vector (and raster) file from one application to another.
    • To convert an OpenJUMP view to WMF, save the view as SVG, than open the SVG file in Inkscape and save it to WMF or EMF.
    • To open an WMF in OpenJUMP. Convert the WMF (or EMF) to SVS using Inkscape. Than follow the note 7 (SVG to DXF).
  • 9 - Since ver. 1.2 OpenJUMP can save georeferenced files.
  • 11 - SID: see Layer how to setup MrSID reader in OpenJUMP. MrSID Decode of Litartech(R) allows to convert MrSID files to TIFF and GeoTIF
  • 13 - CSV: It can be read-in in OpenJUMP to be directly joined with an existing table. It is not displayed as separate table.
  • 14 - CSV: To load Comma separated values users have to install two files: PirolCsv.jar and Baseclass.jar from PIROL. PIROL CSV file specification is here
  • 15 - TXT, DBF and MBR files can be easly converted to CSV using OpenOffice.
  • 16 - FWTOOLS: The FWTools binary releases for Linux and Windows is a set of tools to view/edit/save between several raster and vector file formats. Based on GDAL and OGR libraries, it includes the viewer OpenEV that provides access to the files with a graphic interface.
  • 17 - HYPERCUBE: HyperCube is a Macintosh and Windows application program specifically directed to the analysis and display of multi and hyperspectral imagery. It is a freeware produced by the US Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Engineering Center. ERDAS Image can be opened using Hypercube and converted in TIFF or JPG. The georeferenced information maybe would be lost, read carefully the Hypercube manual, chap. "Saving Overviews".
  • 18 - GT2 plugin, by Edgar Soldin, probably gives a partial support in read/save MySQL, and also GML2, Shapefile, Oracle, PostGIS and MIF. GT2 plugin works only with Jump 1.2. Otherwise you may try the DB Query plugin.

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