Comment 50031

By UrbanRenaissance (registered) | Posted October 21, 2010 at 13:33:48

I went to the vancouver site. Not helpful at all. I don't have the programs to run the files and even if I did it would take months for me to learn them

Well at this point I'm probably getting trolled, but for anyone who is actually interested here's a list of the file types on the Vancouver website and the programs that will open them. All the programs are very simple to use and there are thousands of tutorials online that can show you how to do everything from just looking, to creating mash up maps, to integrating this data with a website.

File-type - Program(s)

CSV - WordPad, Notepad (both come with Windows), Excel, and any other spreadsheet or word processing program (like the FREE OpenOffice)

XLS - Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice, the free XLS Viewer from Microsoft

DWG - Any major CAD software SolidWorks, AutoCad, SketchUp (free), or any of the free DWG viewers that can be found

KML - GoogleEarth (free)

SHP - ShapeViwer (free)

ECW - ERDAS ER Viewer (free)

MR SID - TatukGIS Viewer (free)

Note: All these programs are for Windows PCs, there are similar programs designed for Mac's and those using other operating systems.

Comment edited by UrbanRenaissance on 2010-10-21 12:41:36

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