The translation of data from one format to another. ARC/INFO supports data conversion from many different geographic data formats in addition to routines for converting paper maps. Those data formats include DLG, TIGER, DXF, and DEM.
The process by which information is converted from one form to another. For example, analog audio signals are 'converted' to digital when recorded onto a DAT. The process also refers to the sampling rate conversion that sometimes occurs in the mastering process, where a DAT sampled at 48 kHz is converted to 44.1kHz.
The process of converting data stored in one format to another format, such as converting data stored as integers to data stored as floating point numbers. Some objects, such as ScalarField, perform automatic data conversions.
As the name indicates, this is the process of converting data from one system to another. In the case of Keep In Touch a data conversion involving is usually performed only once (compare with Data Integration).
Converting of data from one format into another. Conversion falls into three basic categories in general including conversion to a form useable by the equipment you have (e.g. conversion from tape to disc because you do not have a tape drive), conversion from one method of encoding data to another, and conversion from one format to another (e.g., from WordStar to WordPerfect).
Converting spatial data into a GIS digital format. This can take the form of board digitizing or scanning and vectorizing hard copy maps, COGO from written descriptions such as legal descriptions of land parcel boundaries, or conversion from one digital format to another.
For the purposes of our web site, data conversion means converting data from some other CMMS package into a form that can be used with MainBoss. This is often necessary if you switch from some other CMMS to MainBoss.
Rules for mapping data from a software application for use by another and writing programs to execute the adaptation, for example, a program that systematically adapts data in the current HR system to populate PeopleSoft tables.
The translation of data from one format to another. Often when data are moved from one system to another, some form of data conversion is required to convert the data to a format the receiving system can interpret. Sometimes it is necessary to have an intermediate format.
Data conversion is the conversion of one form of computer data to another--the changing of bits from being in one format to a different one, usually for the purpose of application interoperability or of capability of using new features. At the simplest level, data conversion can be exemplified by conversion of a text file from one character encoding to another. More complex conversions are those of office file formats, and conversions of image and audio file formats are an endeavor that is beyond the ken of ordinary computer users.