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ExportToPDF in ArcGIS

I exported a map with two insets in ArcGIS for Desktop using its ExportToPDF command. One inset is for key diagram and other is for tile grid and both are in Legend area. It means I have three ...
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Guideline on how to reference units and intervals in the legend

I often use some kind of elevation data in my maps in form of grids and contours. I never really put much attention to how to properly specify units and intervals in the legend but now polishing my ...
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free/open source Western Australian Topographical data

does anyone know (or have :P) a free or open source Western Australian Topographical datasets? I have a project that involves terrain relief in Northam, ideally they want it at a scale of 1;25,000 but ...
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Projected Coordinate System for South Australia

I am calculating areas of polygons and distances between points in a small park in South Australia (~ 139.4 longitude, -34.3 latitude). All of these points are currently in GCS WGS 1984, and the ...
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coordinates in Australia not lining up

I have the following set of points (there are far more). Originally they were given to me without any decimals. I was able to correctly plot them into arcmap however they don't line up with my other ...
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How to calculate areas for data that covers the whole of Australia [duplicate]

I have a polygon shapefile showing mining areas across all of Australia. I want to calculate the area for each of the polygons however they have been provided in a Geographic Coordinate System ...
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Are Australian Height Datum and GDA94 applicable to Christmas, Lord Howe, and Norfolk islands?

I've been asked to recommend a mapping coordinate reference frame for use for Australian mapping, which I've said AHD for the vertical component and GDA94 for the the horizontal component. However, ...
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Error in merging 2 shape files of different geometry types

I am trying to merge two shape files ... Here are the links of two shape files Australian State & Territory State and Territory ASGC Ed 2011 Digital Boundaries in ESRI Shapefile Format ...
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Overlapping polygons and features and how to dissolve

I am new to GIS area and also new to any software that can modify the GIS. I am currently working with South Australia map I have download from Australian census site. I am using QGIS to load the ...
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Recast data from one geographic standard to another

I'm working right now a project looking at medical labour supply in rural areas in Australia. I aim to use STATA for most of this analysis, but a change in geographic standards by the Australian ...
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Looking for Parish Boundaries Datasets for QLD Austraila

Every so often, I am asked for a parish boundary dataset. I can never find them as I am of the belief that they are no longer used. Has any one had any experience with parish boundaries in Australia ...
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UAVs and using ground control

I have been having a conversation at the office about whether to use ground control when using drones/UAVs to capture aerial images. The ground control that I am referring too is any permanent survey ...
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Putting x y locations into ArcMap?

How can I put x,y values in an Excel spreadsheet into Arcmap? They do not show on the map when I try. I think the problem is the projection. I tried coordinate system: ...
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Interpreting SIX Maps basemaps flood maps?

I am using SIX Maps for NSW government (in Australia). I looked at basemaps from Richmond Valley NSW. The flood maps had green dots areas that expanded out from river. I assume these green dots show ...
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Can I use Redfearn's formula to convert between WGS84 and UTM?

I have GPS data at 1 point per second for several weeks in WGS84 latitude/longitude form. It was collected using a UBLOX GPS in 2015 in Australia (Zone 55s) Would it be correct to use Redfearn's ...
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NDVI Web services over Victoria australia

Does anyone know of any web services that are available where you can pass...say a WKT polygon or point and return the mean NDVI or NDVI from that point from an array of the most recent NDVI runs?
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Overlaying two shapefiles and projecting one of them from Geographic to Projected Coordinate System? [duplicate]

I am trying to project a shapefile which is in Geographic Coordinate System i.e. Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 to a Projected coordinate system i.e. Map Grid of Australia Zone 55 using GDA 94 ...
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Obtaining free satellite imagery for Australian floods?

How can I obtain free satellite imagery for Australia? I want to find the extend of flood in specific time. I have already tried land-sat.But unfortunately there is no data available for that specific ...
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Extracting gridded data from polygon vector layer

So I've spent a few enjoyable (and frustrating) days teaching myself the basics of QGIS and fiddling around to try get some data output I need to drive some calculations. Sadly I'm not having any joy ...
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Reprojected Shapefile does not align with Openlayers Plugin [closed]

I am based in NSW, Australia. I have a shapefile that when I underlay with the openlayer plugin (google satellite), the shapefile is skewed despite all my efforts to correct it. I changed the ...
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Looking for Melbourne and Canberra metropolitan suburb shapefiles / ABS coded lists

I am looking for shapefiles or a list of suburb names for Melbourne and Canberra. I have ABS shapefiles, but I need to filter that to end up with only metropolitan suburbs. My shapefile has codes in ...
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Producing a map of higher level regions using postal codes

Say I have a map of Australian postal codes (technically a postal code shapefile downloaded from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Web Site). I want to use this map to construct a higher level ...
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Looking for Melbourne shapefile? [duplicate]

I am looking for Melbourne shape file map (boundaries or suburbs or roads). Just for Melbourne. Any one knows where I can download it?
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How can I make PROC GMAP (SAS) run is less time?

I am trying to create a map of Australia, by Local Government Area (LGA), with shaded regions displaying the population for each LGA. The shape file can be downloaded from the Australian Bureau of ...
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Convert from WGS84 to GDA94/MGA94 on iOS

I have a mobile app (iPhone/iPad) for recording data and taking notes, including photographs, and a government client needs GPS coordinates attached to each photo. They require coordinates in the ...
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Projecting GCS Australian 1984 to WGS 1984 UTM (or similar) to get units of meters?

I am currently trying to run a kernel density analysis and need to change the co-ordinate system to a UTM measurement in order to set some meaningful biological constraints to my seabird data (eg, ...
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Needed shape file for Australia and New zealand

I was trying to find a shape file which has Australia and New zealand together(states) so that i could convert to jvectormap for ANZ. where i can find it?
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Postal codes in shapefile overlapping

I downloaded some shapefiles from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Its basically showing a bunch of suburbs when I view the shapefile through a GIS tool. The GIS tool that I am using at ...
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Calculate length of line across zones with at least m accuracy

I have created lines between multiple points that are across MGA 54 and 55S (EPSG 28355). I am trying to calculate the distance between points but different methods give different answers (~1km ...
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How to convert to Australian Height Datum from Google Earth elevation?

I am trying to figure out how to convert from Google Earth elevation to Australian Height Datum (AHD). Google Earth's elevation / altitude is based on The vertical component (altitude) is measured ...
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Suburb shapefiles from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) hass missing suburbs, unsure how to fill the holes

I downloaded the latest suburb shapefiles from the latest census at http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/1270.0.55.003July%202011 from the link "State Suburbs ASGS Non ABS ...
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Help me convert this US Lambert Conformal Conic Google Maps Projection to Australia

Following on from this question: Identify what projection this Australian map uses? <- this is the sort of map i want to load in I need help changing the bits necessary in this example of Lambert ...
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Identify what projection this Australian map uses?

Im looking to put this map into google maps as custom tiles, but i now learn what projection is and that this map does not use the same format as google's default. You can create custom projections i ...
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Trying to extract arc information from a Suburb shapefile

I downloaded some shapefiles from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It's basically showing a bunch of suburbs when I view the shapefile through a GIS tool. The GIS tool that I am using at ...
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All LGAs for Australia in KML or KMZ format

Can somebody please show me where to find a KML or KMZ file that includes the digital boundaries for all Local Government Areas in Australia? Thanks!
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How to best set up QGIS for GDA 94 zone 55 (Australia)

I am looking for help on the best way to set up QGIS for GDA 94 zone 55. (i.e. all the relevant settings etc.)[1.8 in lieu of 2.0] Am working off Garmin GPS/gpx data in GDA/UTM format (I accss this ...
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Spot NDVI spatial reference system

I have a series of spot NDVI data for Australia and I need to extract some information from it. Unfortunately there is no spatial reference system attached to it. This is one example of the data (HDF ...
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Geocoding rural addresses in Australia

For my research project at university I would like to geocode about 100-200 addresses in mostly rural areas in Australia. I'm having problems finding a suitable geocoding online service. Services ...
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Dynamic Text for coordinate system

I would like to change the dynamic script for a coordinate system from "GDA 1994 MGA Zone 54" (Taken from a cut down version of the dynamic text>coordinate system) to "GDA 94 z54" How would I do ...
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Looking for a live feed of tides in Australia

I'm looking for a feed of predicted tide heights and times, specifically for NSW, Australia. Tide sites such as the Bureau of Meteorology only provide static images of predicted tide height. NSW ...
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Where can I find map data for Northern Territory State, Australia?

Could you please say where I can find the layers for Australia? I need just Northern Territory State I need basic layers like buildings, roads and others in shape format apart from the cloudmade. ...
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Setting right coordinate system for northern Australia?

I have shapefile (points) which I got from adding xy data in ArcMap from Excel table. I had Latitude/Longitude data. It is area of northern Australia. For example (5 points): Longitude 136.882 ...
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Obtaining Australian Spatial Data?

I already have basemap data - for that Bing Maps or OpenStreetMap are fine. However, for demonstration purposes I need data for operational layers that I can throw on top of this. It needs to be ...
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Is ANZLIC Metadata supported using the new approach of ArcGIS 10.x?

I like the new approach to metadata at ArcGIS 10 because I fall into the camp that prefers minimal metadata for many purposes, but like to have the option to work with more comprehensive standards ...
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Equal Area SRID for Australia

Does anyone know the SRID for an equal area projection that is suitable for the whole of Australia? I realize that I could make my own (which I have done) but I am looking for one that is present ...