PCX

The PCX dataport imports files in PC Paintbrush .pcx format.  Originally introduced by ZSoft, .pcx format is used for graphics images.  It does not provide coordinate system information.

 

dlg_import_pcx.png

 

To import from PCX format:

 

  1. Choose File-Import from the main menu.

  2. In the Import dialog browse to the folder containing data of interest.

  3. Double-click the file ending in .pcx for the data of interest.

  4. A table and an image will be created.

 

eg_import_pcx01_01.png

 

We can double-click on images that are created to view them.   

 

eg_import_pcx01_02.png

 

The image is not georegistered and has no coordinate system assigned.  By default, we can assign it a Pseudo Mercator projection, which is meaningless other than to provide a coordinate system for the pixels.

 

Notes

Using graphics files -  Images in formats such as PCX that do not provide coordinate system information can be handy as illustrations in layouts or for other purposes.    Manifold project files are so efficient that we can keep libraries of many images for fast viewing in Manifold, even if we do not intend to work with them in GIS.   We can also use Manifold to convert images between different formats, importing an image as one format and exporting it as another.

 

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