You can read them with Arcpress, either the Arcpress
extension to Arcview, or the Arcpress module for Arc/INFO.
They are a hardware-level graphics format for HP
plotters. At best I think you might be able to use Arcpress
to transform it to TIFF, I could be wrong, even so it
would then only be like any raw image raster, you'd
still have to georectify it before using it as an image
backdrop in arcview.
"Philip D. Tanimoto" wrote:
> .hpgl2 files are vector graphics files. I don't know of an Arc utility to
> view them. There is a shareware viewer for HPGL2 files called SPLOT made
> for PCs. If you have any trouble locating SPLOT, let me know. This the
> poor person's solution, but it can work in a pinch.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leslie Backus <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Thursday, March 04, 1999 8:10 PM
> Subject: .hpgl2 files
> >Has anyone dealt with .hpgl2 files? If so how do you display them in
> >or Grid? Are they image files or graphic files? If anyone has any ideas
> >Thank you