A reference framework consisting of a set of points, lines, and/or surfaces, and a set of rules, used to define the positions of points in space in either two or three dimensions.

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Is there a locally consistent projection for anywhere in the world?

Is there any projection that I can use that gives me easting northing values that are locally consistent? By locally consistent I mean: For any pair of objects inside a square with 5km side; if I ...
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If I were flying over a flat world at constant elevation, taking aerial photos, how would I patch them into a mosaic?

Restating the question: If I were flying over a 2 dimensional world, at a constant altitude, how would I patch those images together? I'm using some tools right now that assume I'm doing a panorama ...
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How to define Winkel Tripel in proj 4.8.0?

I have QGIS with proj 4.8.0 installed. I'd like to add Winkel Tripel projection which seems to be defined as +proj=wintri But that definition string does not work. Is this a bug in my proj version, ...
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After how much distance does the x,y coordinate system become noticeably distorted?

I'm working with maritime sensors that give information of moving objects it detects, in azimuth, range and elevation, and we convert it to x,y coordinates for our application to be able to process ...
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Polyconic Projection for China?

I have a set of locations/points and I am trying to compute the nearest distance of these points from a Polyline. The points and the polyline lie in China and the Geographic Coordinate System is WGS ...
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What's going wrong when I reproject raster in EPSG:32115 in QGIS?

I wish to make a QGIS project with an orthoimagery layer and a vector layer of GPS points. I'm using QGIS 2.8.2, 64 bit, in Windows 7 on a Lenova t430 laptop. Raster is in EPSG: 32115 (mercator, ...
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PostGIS: ST_Transform function conversion problem

I'm inserting map data from a GML file with srid EPSG:27700 into a PostGIS database table with srid EPSG:4326. I'm using the ST_Transform function as in this snippet: ...
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Coordinate Projection Issue in ArcGIS Pro

From an issue with buffer overlaps, there was this weird problem occurring with an intersect not matching up with the buffers in Arc GIS Pro as shown below: Upon opening the same exact buffer, with ...
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Is label offset only possible in PCS?

I'm working with ArcGis 10 and I need to show the name of the streets along the street line. I want to increase the distance of the label from the line and I saw in the Label Tab I can control this by ...
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Problem with the DSID Data Set Identification

In my s57 file, I need to set the extent of the mapcanvas, for that i use : mpMapCanvas->setExtent(mpS57->mMapplay.value(DSID)->extent()); but if I display the value of the extents xmin, ...
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How to get correct lengths when switching from GCS to PCS?

I'm working on ArcMap 10 and need to get the lenghts (in meters) of the segments composing my line feature class. GCS of the line is WGS_1984. Extent of this data should be: Left 11.236520 dd, Right ...
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Transforming x/y co-ordinates of 'custom' map to 'real' long/lat co-ordinates?

I have in front of me a 'custom' map of an area I like to visit. It's just a representation of the area, so there's no real connection between the points on the 'custom' map (a) and how they would ...
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Conversion of (lat, lon, height) from GPS to another CRS

I have latitudes, longitudes and ellipsoidal heights derived from GPS readings, referenced to the ITRF08 system with vertical datum (CGVD2013) - http://webapp.geod.nrcan.gc.ca/geod/hmod/hmod.php How ...
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Coordinate Transformation Issues

We are a GIS department using ArcDesktop and SDE 10.3. We are receiving service requests through a 3rd party web application (seeclickfix) that records the service request in WGS 84 lat/long. The ...
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GIS masters project [closed]

am a master's student interested in doing GIS project in the line of agriculture. Kindly help me brainstorm on the above subject by suggesting some of doable research topic in GIS preferably in ...
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Difference between UTM 10U and UTM 10N? [closed]

I there a difference between UTM 10U and UTM 10N? ArcGIS has 10N, but my scan map has 10U? When I attempt to georeference, my scan gets skewed
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What CRS is the USGS Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base?

I have trouble bringing land cover data from the USGS into a "decent" coordinate system. I obtained an .img file of the "Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0" from ...
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Geoprocessing tool not executing when Map's SpatialReference is Web Mercartor

I am facing a strange issue when trying to execute GP service when my map's spatial-reference is Web Mercator. I appreciate all help. I have a JavaScript API application. Initially I only had my map ...
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GIS only shows the Latitude and does not shows Longitude in nc format file?

I've downloaded a global data-sets contained of .nc format. I tried to open it in ArcGIS model. I used the function Make NetCDF Table View to view the data, when i selected the Dimension, it only ...
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WMS projection doesn't match basemap

I have a flex viewer 3.0 map in wgs 84 (4326) (ESRI basemap) with a wms which is 4326 as well. for some reason the wms doesn't overlay correctly. it is way off. appears on the maps but it is flattened ...
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Add MicroStation dgn to ArcGIS/ArcCatalog 10.1

I'm an iOS programmer but new to using ArcGIS 10.1. I'm having a problem loading my MicroStation dgn file to ArcCatalog. I've connected the folder containing my MicroStation V8i roadway design dgn to ...
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Latitude and longitude either side of prime meridian and equator [closed]

I'm in Newcastle, UK and I'm trying to enter my latitude and longitude into some software. The software is asking me to enter degrees of latitude north of the equator. This is what I've entered: ...
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Importing shapefiles with unknown spatial reference into feature dataset?

I was wondering if I import shapefiles with unknown spatial reference into a feature dataset, with desired coordinate system, would that work?
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geocoding addresses specifically into NAD1983 or converting X,Y into 1983 after geocoding

I'm going bananas trying to geocode addresses into a NAD1983. I have ArcMap 10.1 and I'm using the default address locator (North American 10.0 from arcgis online). No matter how low I set the ...
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Using CAD data that is not to be projected in ArcMap?

I need to incorporate CAD data into my geodatabase but the usual steps seem to require defining a projection or projecting the data in some way. All of my geodatabase's feature classes are in ...
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Extracting *.tif agricultural area from shapefile?

I am attempting to extract from an image using Esri shapefile that is in the zip file RR_KZKD2012 In ArcGis the spatial reference is Projected Coordinate System: WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_43N. Then am using ...
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How to create a customized grid with two coordinate systems?

I need to put two grids on a map - one in NAD27 State Plane CA Zone 5, and the other in NAD83 State Plane CA Zone 5 (feet) and have the grids be formatted properly. If I go into the Data Frame ...
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Feature Points Shapefile missing Spatial Reference Information

I'm working with ArcMap 10 and I have a feature points shapefile from the Florence (Italy) municipality open data (http://opendata.comune.fi.it/statistica_territorio/dataset_0040.html). Each point is ...
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Are State Plane Coordinates always derived from longitude and latitude?

Do state plane coordinates always begin as longitude and latitude? In other words, they are not another system that can be calculated without Long. and Lat., correct? I guess I'm saying, back in ...
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How to display the map within two longitude lines

I am new to GIS and I try to use the following code to display a pacific-centered world map. +proj=robin +lon_0=-198 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +ellps=WGS84 +datum=WGS84 +units=m +no_defs However the map ...
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How accurate is approximating the Earth as a sphere?

What level of error do I encounter when approximating the earth as a sphere? Specifically, when dealing with the location of points and, for example, the great circle distances between them. Are ...
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Myanmar Datum 2000 information

Does anybody know where I can find the technical details for Burma's latest datum? It's called Myanmar Datum 2000 and I can't find any details online. I need the details to create a custom datum on my ...
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How to display distance in meters (km) and not in Decimal Degrees in QGIS 2.4?

I am a GIS beginner, and I have a question about how to get the distance between two points in meters instead of decimal degree. In QGIS 2.4 I have a project with two point layers (in WGS84). From ...
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Meter Coordinates to decimal Coordinates

I have an excel file in which I have XY coordinates, example on the attached immage that is the form XCoord | YCoord 15822.426100 | -2747650.026000 I need them in the form ...
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What projection to use for many parts of the world

I'm creating a poster which has many separate maps (rivers of the world). I'd like to use a similar projection for each of them, so they're comparable in terms of shape and size. I guess I want some ...
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Defining Coordinate system

I am working with a bunch of shapefiles that have no coordinate system attached to them. I was wondering if there is a tool that I can define a new coordinate system for them and bring them in to GDB! ...
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Point Coordinates Conversion with unknown system

I've been using QGis for few weeks now. Although this site always came very helpful, I can't find solution to my recent problem: I have few points, and know their coordinates in "WGS-84" and "ISN-93" ...
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Determining unknown Coordinate System using QGIS?

I'm trying to figure out the coordinate system of some data I downloaded from a no-longer-maintained USDA website. The data's still accurate, it's just floating in space. I've tried several ...
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GeoTools, convert CRS for Google Maps

I'm trying to use GeoTools to convert coordinates from EPSG:3857 to various CRS, in order to display WMS layers on a Google Map. For example, I want to display a layer in the EPSG:4326 CRS. I have ...
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Postgis geometry column with different srid

I have a table that has geometry column named the_geom. I set SRID value to 29903. And I used Openlayers api to view data on map. I set map srid as 29903 and works well. But if I need to show my data ...
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Problem with distance in QGIS

I start a new project with base on OpenLayers plugin but if I check the distance on QGIS with distance tool (I choose a straight road) I view 5.466m on QGIS and 4.300m on google (by walking). How is ...
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Real-world dimensions of a 3D object in VisualSFM or MeshLab

I have a good-quality, precise 3D scene reconstructed from photographs/video by VisualSFM. All camera parameters, including 3D position and lens details, are known. Now, that the hardest work has ...
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How to access Leaflet EPSG:3857 coordinates?

I read everywhere that Leaflet is internally using a spherical web mercator (EPSG:3857), but whatever I try I get either Lat/Lon (EPSG:4326) or strange coordinates I dont understand: ...
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QGIS for geophysical surveying?

I need to make 30x30 and 20x20 grid layouts with co-ordinate points in the corners. These points then need to be relayed to a GPS to be able to set the grids out in person and then survey them. The ...
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Layers with the same CRS in QGIS do not line up

I am busy with a project where I have to layer a .dxf and a .kml file but the layers are not lining up. The .dxf file's coordinates are completely wrong and the scale also does not appear to math up ...
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Estimating world position of origin of coordinate system based on its members global position?

I have n points of interests (POIs). I have a local coordinate system. For all these n POIs I know there position in this system, that is there x, y, z translation (local position) from origin of ...
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error 00289 while projecting raster

I tried to project satellite image of pixel size 2.5m*2.5m. It's in wgs84 UTM zone 44 North. I tried to project it to nepal_87 but failed. The error massage displayed was 'error-000289,failed to alter ...
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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 ...
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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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Coordinate Transformation in LAStools?

LasTool program only limited to UTM platform for coordinate transformation. (las2project,las2transform) Is there any other ways to transform coordinate for local projection in lastool? For example ...