Vision* GINA (GIA)

Long name VISION GINA Interchange
Short name GIA
File extension(s) .gia

The GINA ASCII vector format can be read by the GDB library. This format is the interchange format of the Vision* GIS software. Only versions 2.6, and 2.7 can be read.

GINA format can contain many types of data with a variety of organisations. The following aspects are not supported:

However, the following items are read:

The GINA file will be represented as having one layer for all features not associated with a table, and one additional layer for each table defined in the udb-primary section which actually has associated features. Due to the way in which attributes are represented through GDB we segregate features into layers based on their attribute scheme rather than the GINA layer number, or feature information.

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