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By Fritz T
#18077
Can anyone help me: I have been given a file originating from a GIS system. I would like to be able to access this information into Archicad, the extension o the file is SID. The information consists of a combined aerial photo with cadastral and land-use information on various layers. The cad overlay has been placed on the jpg aerial photo and I would not like to lose this advantage. Can anyone advise how to open and access this information in Archicad, maybe using a translator?
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By Djordje
#18130
Can anyone help me: I have been given a file originating from a GIS system. I would like to be able to access this information into Archicad, the extension o the file is SID. The information consists of a combined aerial photo with cadastral and land-use information on various layers. The cad overlay has been placed on the jpg aerial photo and I would not like to lose this advantage. Can anyone advise how to open and access this information in Archicad, maybe using a translator?
There was a German plugin developed some years ago, during the Berlin reconstruction; check the back issues of GS News.

You can use the aerial photo as an usual figure background; now the (I presume vectorial) cadastral info probably can be converted to some universla format (DXF?) and overlaid - with questionable accuracy, I guess.

Not much help, sorry ...
By Fritz T
#18136
Thank you, yes I usually use the information in that manner - an aerial photo as underlay using the figure tool, and a vector based cadastral overlay. The problem is that this implies a reworking of existing land use information originating from a (usually) gis based system such as REGIS, where distortions in the bitmapped based underlay has been "rubbersheeted" and mosaic stitching of aerial photos compensated for. GIS can usually export in either vector or bitmapped based formats, but not in combination, or as bitmap where vector information has been converted to bitmap - therefore uneditable. So Im trying to avoid re-doing existing work, Im just unable to convert those files to a readable format where both the vector and bitmap converts to a pln file.Will search old issues!