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Issue with gdal getprojection and setprojection returning different information

I am using Landsat imagery from the USGS. Those who use them may know that the projection attribute is wrong (everything is in the Northern hemisphere). I have a script to process tar.gz files and ...
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Projected coordinate system for South America

Does anybody have any suggestions for a projected coordinate system for the Northern part of South America? I have a data set that reaches from Venezuela to Southern Peru and I'd like to do some ...
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Identifying projection for shapefile with unknown coordinate system, no z values and no measures? [duplicate]

I am attempting to create a GIS Project with multiple Brazilian cities. I have been collecting, and am interested in, shapefiles that delineate the neighborhood boundaries of said cities. One city's ...
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Tiled raster image to be placed in an OSM/ Leaflet.js map

I have a mapoverlay in a custom projection which I need to add as a layer to an Openstreet map within a website. Since I was not able to change the projection earlier, I decided to manipulate the ...
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68 views

Changing map projection and adding graphic features in projected coordinate system using ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I'm having some problems with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. I have a web service that traces an electric network and sends back JSON with point and polyline (path) geometry. I've created a function ...
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ArcGIS WGS84 Web Mercator Vs. WGS84 UTM zone 15N: Very different distance dimensions

I am working in ArgGIS 10.1 with a field (raster layer in tif format) in which I have placed two points (.shp layer). I have two versions of both layers, resulting four layers: one tif+shp set in CRS ...
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Arcmap: transform an image from Web Mercator Projection to Simple Cylindrical (Plate Carree) projection

I have an image that is projected using the Web Mercator projection. Does anybody know how to transform (in Arcmap) this image from the Web Mercator projection to the Simple Cylindrical (Plate Carree) ...
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How do I convert Geo-Coordinates to Pixel-Coordinates on a Map?

I have an image file that is a Robinson Projection Map of the world. I have a list of geo-coordinates. I would like to find the pixel-coordinates on the map that correspond to my the geo-coordinates I ...
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1answer
47 views

Shapefile not projecting correctly [duplicate]

I am still new to this, so I apologise if I don't make a lot of sense! I am using QGIS 2.4.0 Chugiak. I am working on a project set to the GDA94/MGA Zone 50 coordinate system with 'on the fly ...
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Why is this .prj file causing the shapefile to render in meters instead degrees?

So I've got a shapefile that has polygons of countries, with coordinates in decimal degrees: Country (String) = Algeria POLYGON ((6.928073999999953 36.88360652, 6.949973999999969 ...
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1answer
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How to find the projection of an image?

Instead of georeferencing the image and deforming it, I'm trying to find the projection used by the author of the image. I've got tens of these distribution maps to digitize. The idea is to avoid ...
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Determining projection of Texas county shapefile?

I have a Shapefile of San Jacinto County in Texas. It thinks it is NAD83 UTM Zone 15N, but the dataset isn't jiving with any other dataset. Max X: 1,073,721 Max Y: 11,223,970 Min X: 895,728 ...
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Question about projected coordinate systems 30m DEM for Contiguous US

What is the best Projected Coordinate System (PCS) for the contiguous US (whole, not parts) if I want to maintain distance and area accuracy as much as possible across a nationwide DEM dataset? I'm ...
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Defining projection, reprojecting, and wrong area values [duplicate]

Apologies for duplication--this was mentioned in a previous post, but was suggested that this specific problem should be posted separately. My data: http://water.usgs.gov/GIS/dsdl/aquifrp025.tar.gz ...
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XY data --> NAD_1983_2011_California_Teale_Albers always fails?

In ArcGIS 10.2, I am importing XY (point) data from excel, and have been having trouble projecting it into the following Projected Coordinate System: NAD_1983_2011_California_Teale_Albers -- NAD ...
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What projected coordinate system to use for whole of USA? [duplicate]

I need to determine a projected coordinate system for a wide area that exceeds more than one zone? For Example: If I want to give US a UTM projection which zone will be represent the whole US? ...
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1answer
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which Coordinate system should I use for 3D analysis?

I am creating 3D surface below the earth's surface using ArcGIS and then I need to find distances to the plane from the surface. Which coordinate system shall I use? 3D interfaces like IProximity3D ...
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Why can't I reproject from HARN State Plane Ft Intl to State Plane Ft?

I'm attempting to reproject a feature class that is: NAD_1983_HARN_StatePlane_Oregon_North_FIPS_3601_Feet_Intl to our standard, which is: NAD_1983_StatePlane_Oregon_North_FIPS_3601_Feet When I ...
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1answer
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What's the correct way to reproject a population raster?

I'm working with a population raster that is in the WGS84 coordinate system, and I want to get it into a projected coordinate system (Albers Equal Area), using ArcGIS 10.1. According to the metadata, ...
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Choosing projection to use for Least-Cost Path analysis at continental scale?

I am trying to find least cost paths from the southern USA to the Great Lakes region (for example). My resistance layers are currently in an equal area projection but I'm wondering if I should convert ...
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Creating a custom Lambert Conformal Conic projection in ArcGIS 10.1 and/or 10.2.2

referring to the table below, I am trying to use the values on the left from another program that uses different terms for the parameters of a custom projection. I just wanted to make sure that ...
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1answer
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Coordinate System Alignment

I have four shapefiles with different original projections that I am trying to bring into ArcMap 10.2. How do I set these four shapefiles to a single projection that will display the layers correctly? ...
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51 views

How to set a coordinate transformation GRID

Does anyone know how to set a coordinate transformation in qgis so I can measure the distances in meters or kilometers? If anyone has a clue, would be just great. Thanks!
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1answer
30 views

Project one layer in qgis using projection CRS of another layer

I am using QGIS 1.6 and have imported a set of latitude, longitude points from a csv file as a layer. I also have another layer from a shape file. When I go to layer->properties for the second layer I ...
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53 views

Defining custom projection using baseline survey coordinates

I have CAD data that I need to incorporate into a GIS analysis. The CAD data does not have a defined projection, but the drawings include a table of survey baseline points. I need to know if I can ...
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Changing layer extent to decimal degrees?

Using ArcMap or ArcGIS 10 ... In the photo below, you can see my extent is in meters while my projected coordinate system is in decimal degrees. How can I convert my layer extent to decimal degrees? ...
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1answer
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How to find Latitudes and Longitudes of projections of the vertices of a rectangular plane below earth's surface? [closed]

I want to find out the latitudes and longitudes of projections of the vertices of a rectangular plane inside the earth's surface. I know dimensions of rectangle, angles of orientation and latitude and ...
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which map projection should be used for global map with geography and human demographics

I am working on a project to try to identify the most threatened populations (on a global scale) of having a limited access to freshwater. I want to compare those most at risk currently and then add ...
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Problem with projection in meters with ArcGIS 10.1 [duplicate]

I hope you can help with the following problem. I have a shapefile and want to project it using a projected coordinate system with meters as unit. What I did was to change the projection from ...
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1answer
39 views

QGIS Digitizing in Cartesian

I have a client, that needs some geological maps digitized (polygons) in a Cartesian grid. It would be a basic, square grid with North up, and coordinates in x and y. Some of the maps will need to ...
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84 views

Calculating closest distances in meters/kilometers given lat/long coordinates?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. I have a shape file containing points worldwide with lat and long, and another world map polygon file whose Geographic Coordinate System is GCS_WGS_1984 and Datum ...
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107 views

How to fix shape file projections

I have a project with several shape files. The files overlapping however. I have to go to unusable extents to even see the file on the same screen. I have tried using to project to as suggested here ...
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369 views

How to get a “classical” globe projection

I have a shapefile of the world continents in EPSG 4326. To what reference system do I have to reproject my file to get a projecting like this globe below?
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165 views

How to create polygon that goes over +/-180 (dateline) in ArcMap?

I want to create a polygon feature that will go through the dateline (180 long.) in ArcMap. I am using WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere (WKID: 3857) for my data frame and my polygonal feature ...
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Help, I have 10,000+ .shp files covering 3 UTM zones with unknown projections

I was handed a ton of property files with no projections attached but was told they are all in UTM zone 21S. Well once I merged them all together and projected them I realized that the data covers 3 ...
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Geodesic measurements for short distances throughout US?

My ArcGIS experience has been limited to working on large-scale maps with planar projections. I'm moving to a project in which I want to calculate the distance between pro sports facilities throughout ...
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1answer
167 views

Convert decimal latitude/longitude bounding box to SRID 26910

I have a bounding box specified in decimal latitude/longitude, and need to convert this into a bounding box in the SRID 26910 coordinate system. I've never had to work with different GIS co-ordinate ...
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Is it safe to store coordinates on NFC tags always in one CRS and rely on conversion for others

I'm involved in NFC (Near Field Communication) standardization of a record structure for geographic point locations. That will allow to put coordinates on NFC memory tags which can be read with a ...
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Why is it important to ensure that the shapefiles have a spatial reference system when created?

Why is it important to ensure that shapefiles have a spatial reference system when created?
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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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Why does Transverse Mercator projection have scale factor?

Why does the Transverse Mercator projection have a scale factor in ArcGIS and the standard Mercator projection not? In other words what is the difference between these two projections beside being a ...
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2answers
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Define a projection for one point

I'm new to ArcGIS and am using ArcMap 10.1. I wanted to find the distance from a point (lat 36N long 12E) to all the polygons in my shape file. People on this forum helped me out and said that I ...
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1answer
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How do I set the projection and coordinate system for a TIFF file?

I have a topographic map of California (obtained from CAL-Atlas) as a TIFF file. I tried importing it into QGis, but it displays the map using a pixel based coordinate system rather than ...
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1answer
141 views

In Ogr2OGR: what is SRS?

I am trying to understand this command: ogr2ogr -f "MapInfo File" original.tab wgs84.shp -s_srs EPSG:27700 -t_srs EPSG:4326 I don't understand the s_srs and t_srs paramaters. The help file says ...
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1answer
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Can I just swap out a .prj file to reproject a shape file?

I'm an experienced software developer -- but a GIS noob. I have a shape file that I am trying to turn into a SVG map with Kartograph. When I try to run Kartograph I get this error: ERROR 6: No ...
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1answer
197 views

Using customized Coordinate System for Archaeological site data

I don't know so much about coordinate systems... In my office we use to deal with spatial data coming from archaeological sites. Each site has its own x-y-z coordinate system (GCS). Three simple ...
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2answers
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How do I set a CRS when it isn't listed in QGIS? (Mac, not PC)

I want to work with a shapefile that is in a Coordinate System that I can't locate in QGIS for Mac. When I load this shapefile data, it shows up fine, on-the-fly has generated the CRS data most likely ...
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Why is it not advisable to perform spatial analysis on layers with source datasets having same datum but different projections?

I have read that it is not advisable to perform spatial analysis on two layers with source datasets having the same datum but different projections loaded in ArcMap. Since the second layer should ...
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Pseudo-Mercator projection with Decimal Degrees?

Hope this isn't a duplicate, did some searching but none seemed quite the same. Projection I want: WGS84/Pseudo-mercator. Selected. Looks Great. Canvas units I want: Decimal Degress. Selected. ...
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How to reproject from Clarke_1880_RGS_Lambert_Conformal_Conic to ETRS_1989_LAEA?

I am unable to reproject Marseille shapefiles from Clarke 1880 RGS_Lambert_Conformal_Conic to ETRS_1989_LAEA. I know that Clarke is a geographic coordinate system and it has no datum. I have tried ...