For questions which are specific to the region/continent of Antarctica.

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QGIS and the South Pole: bug or feature?

I am trying to work with some data from Antarctica in QGIS. I have defined this new projection: +proj=laea +lat_0=-90 +lon_0=0 +datum=WGS84 +units=m +no_defs And started adding a few vector layers. ...
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What coordinate system is this netCDF raster?

I obtained a netCDF raster file, but I couldn't get any metadata to get the name of the coordinate system the raster has been built on. The raster itself doesn't have any coordinate system embedded. I ...
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Point sampling along a pole-wrapping coastline with PostGIS

I am working on a task that requires me to get sample points every 1000 km along coastlines, and have run into a problem with Antarctica. From what I can tell, it seems to be an issue with the use of ...
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What determines “west” in Antarctica?

Hopefully this isn't so far afield as to get banned - apologies in advance to those who think it doesn't belong. This article discusses a region of Antarctica which is described as "West Antarctica". ...
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Intersection algorithm that correctly handles the 180° meridian and poles?

Is there a well known intersection algorithm that correctly handles 180 meridian and poles? For example, let's say we have a list of latitude and longitude values that represent Antarctica. Let's ...