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Add support for binary Leica XCF / DBX format #38

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steko opened this issue Feb 24, 2015 · 6 comments
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Add support for binary Leica XCF / DBX format #38

steko opened this issue Feb 24, 2015 · 6 comments
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@steko steko commented Feb 24, 2015

Leica 1200 series total stations output a file-based raw data format, that is binary (not ASCII) and is recognizable by the presence of an "index" file with the .XCF extension. Other files in the archive correspond to jobs and have file extensions such as .X01, .X02 and so on.

This is a binary, undocumented file format.

Sample files are attached, graciously provided by Anna Hodgkinson (Anna Hodgkinson) and Hannah Petten.

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@steko steko commented Feb 24, 2015

From Stefano Costa on 2013-05-03 17:40:30+00:00

Issue #33 was marked as a duplicate of this issue.

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@steko steko commented Feb 24, 2015

From Stefano Costa on 2013-05-03 17:48:25+00:00

See the comment by filip klosowski posted here:

It is very problematic issue because of proprietary format. Some CAD programs can import and export Leica DBX but usually using printfpc- Leica commandline tool and Leica dll libraries. This tool can convert DBX to ASCII using special format template that one creates with LGO's format manager utility. However reversing DBX would be the coolest way you can choose, the best and the most realistic solution would be non-disclosure agreement with Leica Geosystems - maybe they would let you use printfpc as an addon. As soon as you break DBX format, Leica will persuade you to hide source:(

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@steko steko commented Apr 26, 2016

The attached zip file contains the DBX / XCF data mentioned above, provided by Anna Hodgkinson and Hannah Petten.

GUDEM040412_1463_0404_074043.zip

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@Mizaro Mizaro commented Mar 5, 2017

Hello, I'm trying to create a automation to a process I'm doing on LGO program. My source files are of XCF, XDB,M00 types and I have a problem reading them in python.
I saw an issue about this formats in github.
steko have quoted "filip klosowski" and filip said that "using printfpc- Leica commandline tool and Leica dll libraries". I'm interested in this commandline tool, Can you please help me?

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@psolyca psolyca commented Mar 6, 2017

I do not have it. This tool should be packaged with Leica soft. So it is difficult to get unless you know someone with Leica soft.

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@coolsheets coolsheets commented May 19, 2020

SBG has Leica tools available to download here: https://sbg.se/en/downloads/geo/

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