Re: [OpenMap Users] ESRI shape files won't be displayed

From: Don Dietrick <>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 23:11:20 -0400

On Aug 10, 2004, at 7:03 PM, Jan Peters wrote:

> Hello all,
> having tried several possibilities I am really stuck with my ESRI shape
> files. I will greatly appreciate any hints. Since I am really, really
> new to
> openMap could someone please give me some basic instructions how to
> load
> _and_ display them? At this point I would like to thank Don for his
> comments on my problem, the shape files are being loaded by openMap
> but I am
> still not able to actually _see_ the data contained in my shape
> files...
> E.g. what exatcly do I need ? My shapes are in Mercator and I have
> tried

That's your problem. OpenMap doesn't display pre-projected data, it
only handles decimal degree lat/lon data.

- Don

> creating an ssx file from my shapes - which did nothing to the
> displaying of
> the data. Btw: When I click on the layer button in the right hand
> bottom of
> the openMap main window and select "Shoe data table" I got nothing but
> a
> grey surface, no table.
> Thank you again
> Jan

Don Dietrick,
BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA

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