TRANSDAT English 17.75

Software information
Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/Server
Killet Softwareentwicklung GbR
File size:
5.07 Mb
Date added:
July 19, 2014
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Description from the Publisher

Besides the usual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a large number of geodetic applications and data collections, which are used for recording, editing and presentation of spatial data. The thereby used spatial data are available in a wide variety of coordinate systems and reference systems. Here the program TRANSDAT is needed to transform the spatial data from different data sources and data structures from one coordinate reference system (CRS) to another and if needed to modify the data structure simultaneously.

TRANSDAT is a professional computer program for world-wide Coordinate Transformations between national and country-specific Coordinate and Reference Systems with high precision and good performance:

  • The current and historical Systems of all countries of the European Union (EU)
  • The coordinate reference systems of the European non-EU countries
  • The European ETRS89 systems forced by INSPIRE
  • The US and Canadian State Plane Coordinate Systems (SPCS)
  • The Coordinate Reference Systems of most countries of all continents
  • The Coordinate Reference Systems of Austria and Switzerland incl. NTv2
  • The Coordinate Reference Systems of the old and new German Federal States
  • The German 'Lagestatus'
  • The special Reference Systems of the German Federal States
  • The German NTv2 Reference System BeTA2007
  • The 40 Soldner Coordinate Systems of the Prussian Land Registers
  • The Geographic coordinates in different notations and Cartesian coordinates
  • World-wide NTv2 grid file supported Coordinate Transformations
  • World-wide used numeric and alphanumeric Coordinate Systems
  • ITRS annual realizations or WGS84 epochs for GPS measurements
  • WGS84 Coordinate Transformations in consideration of the continental drift
  • User defined Coordinate Systems, Reference Systems and earth ellipsoids

You will find a complete list of the Coordinate and Reference Systems supported by the program on the internet or after downloading the free test version of the program. TRANSDAT supports all by the INSPIRE directive prescribed ETRS89 conversions with NTv2 grid data, e,g. Gauss-Kruger / DHDN to UTM / ETRS89 with BeTA2007. The NTv2 standard with national grid files is world-wide full supported. The use of EPSG codes for the Coordinate Reference Systems is possible. Apart from the given world-wide and state-specific systems, your own personal Coordinate Systems and geodetic Reference Systems can be defined with Helmert (Bursa / Wolf, ISO19111) or Molodenski Parameters. Calculations can be performed with coordinates entered directly, loaded from files in various formats (Text, CSV, SDF, dBase, KLM, ArcShape and ArcGenerate), or passed via batch processing. ArcShape files can be viewed with the program-internal Shape Viewer. A programmable GPS interface makes it possible to read coordinates into a notebook computer from a low-cost GPS antenna.

The program has a user-selectable multi language interface and comes with extensive online help. The program can be run on most common networks and it is possible to use Terminal Services on WINDOWS Servers. In case of a network installation the clients are installed automatically by the program.


  • Data input, data output and file formats
  • Keyboard Mode for direct input of coordinates
  • File Mode for data input from files and data output to files
  • Batch Mode for batch processing of multiple files using a control file
  • File formats Text, CSV, SDF, dBase, ArcShape and ArcGenerate for data input
  • File formats Text, CSV, SDF, dBase, KLM, ArcShape and ArcGenerate for data output
  • Conversion from one file format to anotherv
  • Very flexible file configuration
  • Various filters for the input filev
  • Control of the notation of coordinates
  • Copy function for Text, CSV, and dBase files
  • Finding scattered coordinates in Text files
  • Processing of text files without line orientation
  • Shape to Shape function
  • Shape to KLM function
  • Support of the ArcGenerate GIS exchange format for geometries
  • Log file with the results of the current session
  • Export and import to / from configuration files
  • One-click copy and paste of all coordinate components simultaneously


  • Strict formulas of Schatz, Schuhr, Klotz and Hooijberg
  • Transformation parameters of the Surveying Authorities of the respective countries
  • Consideration of the EPSG specifications
  • Helmert 7-parameter Bursa-Wolf and Molodenski reference system transitions
  • Exact NTv2 transformations for many countries
  • High-precision NTv2 transformations for the German Federal States

Source and target Coordinate Reference Systems

  • World-wide and country-specific Coordinate Reference Systems
  • Current and historical Coordinate Reference Systems
  • Numeric and alphanumeric Coordinate Systems
  • UTMRef, GEOREF, QTH, BNG, ING with different grid mesh sizes
  • INSPIRE systems, ITRS annual realizations, WGS84 epochs, GPS coordinates
  • 2D and 3D Coordinate Transformations
  • Use of EPSG codes of the Coordinate Reference Systems
  • Hierarchical structure by continent, country, Coordinate System, Reference System
  • Selection of the meridian strip with UTM and Gauss-Krueger coordinates
  • UTM and Gauss-Krueger coordinates with and without meridian strip number
  • Use of summands and multipliers for the coordinate components
  • Selection of measurement units
  • Monitoring of range limits
  • Automatic assignment of a Reference System to the Coordinate System


  • Viewer for the input and output files
  • Display of shape files in a Shape Viewer
  • Display of KML files in Google Earth
  • Display of the last calculated coordinates in Google Maps / Earth and OpenStreetMap
  • Screenshots of all program windows in BMP and GIF files
  • Print of all program window with the corresponding settings
  • View of the NTv2 parameters in a NTv2 Viewer
  • View of the actual Coordinate Transformation parameters in a System Viewer
  • Adjustable color design with color gradients

GPS reception

  • Reception of GPS coordinates with external GPS device
  • GPS device or GPS-mouse by serial or USB interface
  • Direct transformation of GPS coordinates
  • Triggered and manual GPS reception
  • Generating of a GSP file
  • Display of the received GPS coordinates in a GPS Viewer

Help System

  • Detailed electronic manual
  • Case-related assistance in all program windows
  • Focused Info buttons for workspaces which need to be explained
  • Uniformly geodetic terms on the program interface and in the electronic manual
  • Explanation of geodetic terms in the glossary
  • Online FAQ section for common questions
  • Helpful online information


  • Language choice for the user interface
  • User interface in multiple languages
  • Option to include new languages by the users
  • User manual in English and German

More features

  • Possibility to download NTv2 files from the KilletSoft website
  • Configuration of user defined coordinate systems
  • Configuration of user defined reference systems and ellipsoids
  • Network capability
  • CITRIX support
  • Possibility of a service contract for phone and email support
  • Possibility to use the automated information service via email
  • Transfer of transformation parameter sets from the SEVENPAR program
  • Display of electronically generated fractals for relaxation

User defined Coordinate Systems

Additional to in TRANSDAT predefined Coordinate and Reference Systems listed under the link above, user defined Coordinate Systems can be used by the input of the necessary transformation parameters.

User defined Reference Systems (datum shifts)

During Coordinate System selection, the appropriate Reference System can be selected automatically or independent from the Coordinate System. The Reference Systems listed under the link above can be used for geodetic datum shift in both source and target Coordinate Systems. It is also possible to setup user-defined Reference Systems for transformations into regional grids or custom Coordinate Systems. The transformation parameters include three translation vectors, three rotation angles and a scale factor in case of the Helmert transformation "Coordinate Frame Rotation" or "Position Vector Transformation" datum shift, or three translation vectors in case of Molodenski three parameters datum shift.

User defined earth ellipsoids

User defined Coordinate Systems and user defined Reference Systems require the definition of suitable earth ellipsoids. The definition effected via the selection of pre defined ellipsoids or via the input of the semi axes of the source and target ellipsoids.

NTv2 support

Exact datum shifts in local systems are possible by supporting the  NTv2 standard with grid files.

EPSG codes (OPG)

The selection of the continents, countries, coordinate systems, reference systems and meridian strips can be simplified by the direct input of  EPSG codes.

Direct mode calculations

The source coordinates can be entered directly into the input fields of the program window and transformed using the previously selected settings. The calculated results will be displayed. The program will automatically save the entered source coordinates and the calculated target coordinates to a log file. You can review and retrieve log file contents using external programs.

File based calculations

It is very important to be able to perform fast calculations on large amounts of coordinate data stored in files of different file formats. TRANSDAT allows loading data from Text, CSV, SDF, dBase, ArcShape and ArcGenerate input files. A large number of Setup options allow the adjusting to different input file data structures. Calculated coordinates can be stored in Text, CSV, SDF ,dBase, KLM, ArcShape and ArcGenerate output files. Here again TRANSDAT offers a large number of program Setup options for the output file structure.

During the file handling the unrestricted conversion between the data formats named above is possible with or without Coordinate Transformations. Geometries saved as ArcShape files can be viewed in the programs internal shape viewer. Geometries saved as KML files can be viewed in Google Earth directly.

The conversion of the data formats for example makes possible the transfer of geometries contained in ArcView and ARC/INFO Shape files and in ARC/INFO Generate files to KML-Files, which can be used in Google Maps / Earth and OpenStreetMap. A further interesting example is the transformation of the geometries contained in ArcShape files and ArcGenerate files to other Coordinate Systems. TRANSDAT is able to convert between ArcGenerate files, ArcShape files and KML files, taking account of point, line and polygon shapes.

Line by line copying from Text files is particularly efficient, whereby the transformed coordinates are inserted in place of the original coordinates inside the text. The search for coordinates scattered arranged in the text and their conversion is possible. The flexibility of the program TRANSDAT opens a large count of further conversion possibilities, e.g. the use of filters.

Batch processing

The batch processing allows the automatic execution of one or more files using a batch file. Thus makes the program TRANSDAT controllable from other programs or it can transform large amounts of coordinates unsupervised.

Calculation accuracy

TRANSDAT uses Coordinate Transformation formulas based upon EPSG specifications and publications by Schatz, Schuhr and Klotz and Hooijberg. Algorithms used for country-specific transformations are either published or made directly available by the Measurement Authorities of the respective countries or by similar respectable institutions. To achieve the highest precision only strong formula algorithms are used for calculations.

Coordinate Transformations without changing the geodetic Reference System have extremely high precision ranging within millimeters. A good example of geographic coordinates transformations between Gauß-Kruger and UTM Coordinate Systems made with TRANSDAT are the results published by the North-Rhine Westphalia Land Survey Commission. It was confirmed that the differences were within the lower millimeter range.

For a statement about the accuracy were comparative calculations realized with a set of test data of the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Vermessungsverwaltungen der Länder der Bundesrepublik Deutschland" (ADV). It was confirmed that the differences were less then a millimeter.


Shape files of the GIS systems ArcView and ARC/INFO can be converted directly into an other Coordinate System while maintaining the internal data structure. During the file handling the unrestricted conversion between the data formats Text, CSV, SDF ,dBase, KLM, ArcShape and ArcGenerate with or without Coordinate Transformation is possible. TRANSDAT converts ArcGenerate and ArcShape point, line and polygon geometries into KML files. Geometries generated as KML files can be viewed in Google Earth directly. In ArcShape files available geometries can be represented in the program internal Shape Viewer.

Multilanguage support

The program SEVENPAR is equipped with a modern graphical user interface of which handling is to understand intuitively. For each window detailed help texts can be shown. The detailed electronic documentation of the program TRANSDAT is available in both English and German language. However, the user interface can be represented in many languages. For this purpose, external language files are used. When starting the program, it notes which language files are available in the calling directory. The found languages then are provided for selection in a list box. By  creating new language files, new languages can be added to the program TRANSDAT at any time.

Network ability

Teh program TRANSDAT can be run on most common networks. The client installations works automatically. It is possible to use Terminal Services on WINDOWS Servers like e.g. "Citrix Terminal Server".

GPS interface

TRANSDAT has an integrated GPS interface to receive coordinates, speeds and motion directions with an inexpensive GPS antenna connected to a serial or USB interface. In a graphical window up to 2500 GPS positions are shown.

Using with own programs

All TRANSDAT geodetic functions are contained in a Windows 32-bit dynamic link library named  GeoDLL. You can make calls to GeoDLL from your programs. Using GeoDLL to perform geodetic calculations in your applications will save you time and expense necessary for development of geodetic transformation routines.
Hardware and operating system requirements

TRANSDAT is a quite complex application. To ensure stable performance it should be installed on a personal computer with the processor class 80486 or higher and at least 32 MB RAM available. The program will run under Microsoft WINDOWS 95 / 98 / 2000 / XP / NT / Vista / 7 and compatible operating systems.

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