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Trouble using ogr2ogr w/ -s_srs to combine inconsistent EPSG files into my postgis DB

I'm having trouble combining shapefiles from TIGER and different local governments into a single postgis db to query legislative locations. I've imported all data to multipolygon geom, but found some ...
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1answer
39 views

Why is shapefile layer not visible on WMS layer in QGIS?

In my QGIS project I have added a WMS layer for which the CRS is WGS84 EPSG:4326. Now I want to show my shapefile layer which has the same CRS. QGIS shows the layer separately but does not show with ...
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1answer
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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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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
88 views

Problem converting coordinates

I'm trying to convert punctual values from lat/long to EPSG:6372, a projection for Mexico, defined by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI). I found a converter online but somehow ...
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0answers
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Coordinate conversion [duplicate]

I'm using QGIS 1.8.0 and I'm trying to convert points in lat/long to EPSG:6372. Does any one know a simple method? I'm not very familiar with the plugins of QGIS... Thanks in advance.
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0answers
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How to use projection of a shapefile in order to have a better view in OpenGL

As you see here, this is the code that I have used to extract vertices of ESRI shapefiles in order to show them with OpenGL. I have also uploaded my project here, if you want to give it a try and see ...
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1answer
283 views

Python GDAL/OGR: WGS84 & meters units

I'm dealing with shapefiles projected in: GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984", DATUM["WGS_1984", SPHEROID["WGS_84",6378137,298.257223563]], PRIMEM["Greenwich",0], ...
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1answer
115 views

If I've given two different layers the same CRS, why won't they overlay one another?

I have a "towns" and "state" shapefile for Massachusetts as two separate vector layers in QGIS. I've set the project coordinate system to WGS 84 at the bottom of the screen (next to the "coordinate" ...
2
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1answer
102 views

How to fix distortions for Baden-Württemberg?

I'm working in an area in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. I loaded some OSM data in QGIS but the map display is distorted. I tried ftools define projection with many different projections but nothing ...
2
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2answers
488 views

What can go wrong in UTM to WGS1984 conversion (shifted data)

I try to convert .shp files to OSM data with shp2osm and ogr2osm but the output data is shifted. Semi-Cross-Posting Warning: I have already asked a questions on the OSM help site, but this questions ...
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2answers
920 views

shape file coordinate system

I added a shape file of Iran to Qgis. 'Tehran' has 35.6833° N, 51.4167° E coordiantes, however Qgis shows Tehran with 4772860,31296767. How i can view coordinates of a city or location in latitude ...
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1answer
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Why is my .prj file not being read by QGIS?

First off, I am new to GIS. I am using qgis (1.8.0), and have been given a shapefile containing .shp, .prj, .shx, .dbf, however qgis will not load the .prj file stating an invalid data source. ...
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2answers
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How do I set custom spatial reference/coordinate sys to my shapefile

I have a python code which converts JSON text file to a shapefile. I have to set coordinate system to this shapefile created. I do not want to access the .prj file from my computer as this code will ...
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0answers
273 views

ogr2ogr failed to reproject shapefile error exceeds limits

I cannot get correct transformation from WGS84 to the Hungarian EOV EPSG:23700 (Hungarian Datum 72) using ogr2ogr. I am using ogr2ogr from the fwtools shell. I have a shapefile in GCS WGS84 (epsg ...
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1answer
370 views

coordinates in dbf file wrong

I am new to ArcGis, so please bare with me :D . I converted a polygon in an mdx file I have to a shape file, then converted its vertices to points, then used "add X Y feature" and choosed coordinates ...
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1answer
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Looking for help identifying projections and reprojecting

Hi there at the new forum, I'm still struggling with projections in qgis. The "Vogelschutzgebiete" reprojection worked. But these ones seem to be tougher: ...
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2answers
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Using ArcMap, how may I convert a shapefile to use decimal degrees?

I have a shapefile that currently uses meters as the measure for its coordinate system, but the map framework I wish to use expects decimal degrees. I'd like to reproject my shapefile to use decimal ...
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2answers
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How to set right coordinate system?

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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1answer
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QGIS - Change unit of measure from degrees to meters

I am running QGIS 1.7.0 on windows, and I donwloaded a shapefile of census block group boundaries from TIGER. This file appears to be in the WGS 84 coordinate system, and when I open it in QGIS the ...
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11answers
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Best practices for identifying the unknown coordinate system of a Shapefile

I got a Shapefile but it's coordinate system is unknown and there is no .prj file. How I can identify it now? Are there any tools that could help?
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5answers
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Converting LatLng coordinates to point shapefile

I have more than 50,000 LatLng coordinates defined under SWREFF99 1800 projection. I want to know, is it possible to convert these coordinates into a point shapefile ? if yes, then how can I do this ? ...
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ogr2ogr srs options: where is the well known definition determined?

In the ogr2ogr documentation it says that when using -a_srs srs_def: Srs_def can be a full WKT definition (hard to escape properly), or a well known definition (ie. EPSG:4326) or a file with a WKT ...