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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

How to geo-reference my autocad dwg file into my gis shapefile?

I have GPS files exported into GIS for processing. I have converted my gis file into autocad for I used to work well on this.(we knew how we work on autocad like there is zoom,pan,etc…which make our dwg as if pretty sailing out in the universe). Now I want my dwg files back to gis where it usually belong.

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2 Responses to “How to geo-reference my autocad dwg file into my gis shapefile?”
  1. Zenkai says:

    And your conversion program doesn’t change it back? All I can say is search for one because AutoCAD doesn’t convert to that..

    And by that do you mean igs instead of gis? I never heard of GiS

  2. water4145 says:

    It all depends on what you are using. I am going to assume that you are using ArcGIS 9.x. If you are using AutoCAD Map 3D and are importing shapefiles, then all you do is export to a shapefile from AutoCAD Map then define the projection to what ever the projection was before you imported the shapefile. If you are not using AutoCAD Map 3D then you can add the CAD file to a map and georeference it. To do that you will have to use the Spatial Adjustment toolbar. I have not georeferenced a CAD file in a long time, otherwise I you give you more on how to do that. It sounds to me that georeferencing is going to be your best bet.

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