Although, it has been around since Land Desktop Release 2i as an extension (this was version 0.88) and Land Desktop 3.01 in its current version (version 1.0) LandXML is not often the first solution users think of when it is necessary to transfer data between different applications, or between different offices or users.
LandXML is a non-proprietary data standard created by a consortium of industry partners.
It can be used for any of the following:
1. To transfer data from a supported software application to another supported application (like LDt to Civil 3D).
2. To archive data at important milestones.
3. To convert data from imperial units to metric or vice versa.
4. To globally translate/rotate coordinates.
Click on the title of this post to get to the LandXLM.org website.