Import a Coordinate List with WGS84 Coordinates
Modified on: Mon, 25 May, 2020 at 10:33 AM
- Open your coordinate list in a text editor, for instance Notepad or Notepad++, or Excel.
- Check the units of the angle: is it decimal degrees, or degrees-minutes-seconds?
- In Pythagoras, set the angle to the same unit:
- Go to Settings > Preferences.
- Your angle setting should be DEC in case of decimal degrees, or DMS in case of degrees-minutes-seconds.
- It is required that the format of the coordinate list file is POINTNUMBER - LATITUDE - LONGITUDE. A Z-value is optional. So, if necessary, edit your file in Excel to add a POINTNUMBER column.
- In Pythagoras, set a Coordinate Reference System by going to Settings > Document Settings > Coordinate Reference System.
- Set a CRS system (CRS = Coordinate Reference System, like UTM). It doesn't matter which one, but it’s logical you choose one appropriate for the country or area the coordinates are located in.
- In the control panel, set "WGS84" active.
- Then you can import your data using File > Import > Coordinate List.
- Select the first option if the file does not contain Z-values, select the second option if the file does contain Z-values.
- Select the coordinate list file.
- The points will now be imported in Pythagoras, while their coordinates are converted to the CRS.
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