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How To: Transfer Workstation ArcInfo coverages to a PC

Procedure

Summary

Steps to transfer coverages from Workstation ArcInfo in a format which PC ARC/INFO can utilize.

Procedure

In Workstation ArcInfo:

1. Run DESCRIBE on the coverage to check its precision. It should be in single precision.

2. If the coverage is in double precision, run the COPY command with the single option:

Code:
Arc: COPY PARCEL PARCEL single

3. EXPORT the coverage in using the NONE option for compression:

Code:
Arc: EXPORT cover PARCEL PARCEL none

4. At the UNIX prompt, convert the .e00 files to DOS format:

Code:
unix%>unix2dos parcel.e00 parcel1.e00

If your system does not support unix2dos, see the Related Information section.

5. Transfer the DOS-compatible .e00 file to the PC using NFS, FTP, or removable media.

In PC ARC/INFO:

Use the IMPORT command to create the coverage PARCEL from the export files:

Code:
IMPORT cover PARCEL1 PARCEL

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