Land Survey and GPS formats

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Many land survey instruments produce files (often with the CSV extension) in the following format:


Column 1 : Point Number (this is usually a whole number, but can be an alpha numeric value)
Column 2 : Easting (this is a coordinate, with decimals)
Column 3 : Northing (this is a coordinate, with decimals)
Column 4 : Elevation (Z value, this is a coordinate, with decimals)
Column 5 : Description (this is some descriptive text)


This is shortened to PENZD. Sometimes Easting and Northing are swapped, which is called the PNEZD format. Pointor supports both these formats. Usually these formats use commas as separators (delimiters). So when you import data from a GPS instrument or a land survey file you often need to select either the PNEZD (GPS) format or the PENZD (GPS) format, and choose only the comma delimiter.


Here is an example:


1,581308.431,934735.194,1117.113,BASE RB

2,581071.076,933455.148,1090.06,SW 30 3N 1E BCHH

3,582374.504,933483.677,1000,SE GLO LOT 4

4,582376.769,934800.065,1113.954,NE GLO LOT 4

5,581068.862,934775.229,1082.832,NW GLO LOT 4

6,581108.852,934776.104,1082.832,40OFFSET 26

7,581110.979,933511.033,1090.06,SW PARCEL 2ASET


Sometimes extra data is added in the 6th column. I call this the notes column and its visibility can be configured like all the other columms using the Pointor-options-icon icon or the Options menu:





Code-X-Y etc formats.


Other File Formats.