[OZAPRS] Re: Aust Govt maps download struggle

Tony Hunt wavetel at internode.on.net
Fri Feb 1 20:15:51 EST 2008

Steve/ Ray ,

Thanks for the reply. I read about the ECW conversions via IRFANVIEW which
does not seem like a big problem.. I will give that a go later and make
GEO files up for em.

The Shapefiles have me stumped. I know nothing about shapefiles really.
This is the problem.
>appropriate DBFAWK descriptor file .. Whats that ?

When I unzip the shapefiles from Geoscience they are massive. As in many
files.. Its a bit of a mess really. Just the same I would not mind to know
what the go is with the DBFAWK descriptor file. I tried to Google for some
info on this but it seems complex..

Tony Hunt VK5AH

> Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 06:51:16 +1100
> From: Steve <stevez at tpg.com.au>
> Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] Aust Govt maps download struggle
> To: VK / ZL APRS Users <ozaprs at aprs.net.au>
> Message-ID: <47A226B4.9090501 at tpg.com.au>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
> I use Geoscience Australia shapefiles here in Xastir (with an
> appropriate DBFAWK descriptor file).
> Steve.
> Tony Hunt wrote:
> > I saw that link fly past from Norm I think regards the free
> > maps from the govt.. All  good .. I found the web site and registered
> > and downloaded some maps..
> >
> > I probably didnt get the correct maps. Ive tried the shapefiles under
> > xastir but didnt get anywhere.. What map type/format did you find
> > I just assumed the shapefiles would work as they are supported by
> > xastir. What did I do wrong ?
> >
> > Tony VK5AH
> >

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