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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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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Geotransformation for polar stereographic?

I'm currently working to import CANGRID climate data (provided as Surfer Grid ascii, ".grd" files) into ArcGIS. The grid is 95 rows by 125 columns in size.Metadata provides lat/lon of origin (lower ...
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Adding data from PostgreSQL to Query Layer of ArcGIS for Desktop warns that given coordinate references are incompatible?

When adding data from PostgreSQL in a Query Layer I get the warning "The given coordinate references are incompatible" I have added many other layers with the same properties no problems, but I have ...
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EPSG code as dynamic text in ArcGIS

Is it possible to get ArcGIS to show the EPSG code for a coordinate system as dynamic text? The default text is quite verbose (see below), and I think just showing the "Coordinate System" is probably ...
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Can GeoTools parse GML CRS definitions?

A kind of branching of this question. Soon I will need to handle GML Coordinate Reference Sysyem definitions in a Java servlet. Links: GML OGC reference. Concrete example. I know that GeoTools ...
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Hexagon binning using Google Maps

I have a bunch of geolocated points that I am looking to cluster on a google map using hexagons. These clusters will be stored in a db for quick retrieval and will be reduced to a single point and ...
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What projection system is used in China which is aligned with WGS84

I have some GPS tracks in Beijing. I want to project it and convert the lat long degree values in meters for calculation in euclidian space. I was wondering what is the most suitable coordinate and ...
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Unknown gridlines on old Greenland base map!

Can anyone help me out please? I'm using an old 1:10,000 base map of Greenland for a mapping project with nice 10cm gridlines already drawn on. However it uses a coordinate system which is unfamiliar ...
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How can I specify a spatial reference system which has a north pole different than the standard north pole?

I have a geographic spatial reference system (i.e., latitude and longitude) which has a north pole that is not the usual north pole: it's the magnetic north pole at approximately 70.30 degrees north, ...
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QGIS CRS correct, but layers appear warped

I am trying to overlay a raster Landsat 8 scene and vector scene boundary. Both are using WGS 84 + UTM48N. However, the vector (orange line) appears offset when overlaid on the raster. I have checked ...
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Mine Grid to UTM

I have been given spatial data (lidar) that was collected in mine grid feet in ASCII format. I am using arc to process but need to define a projection does anyone know how to do this or any other ...
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Returning distances in meters from Near (Analysis) tool of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm trying to write a python program that returns the distance from each point in a set to the nearest road. Specifically, I was looking for any points within 10 meters of the roads. Both sets of ...
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How to calculate grid convergence (True North to Grid North)?

I would like to know how to calculate the grid convergence angle between True North and Grid North for UTM maps. I am using ArcGIS 10.0 (ArcView licence) and have used the Calculate Grid ...
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CRS problem: not recognizing the CRS of shapefiles to be the same for all

I'm attempting to aggregate (average) the attributes a point layer to polygon attributes (i.e. block groups and counties) via a spatial join. Both the points and polygons are in the same projection - ...
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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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How to get a native srs and declared srs of layer using gsconfig?

How we can get native SRS and declared SRS of existed layer in GeoServer? I'm getting up to layer name available in a particular store and work space. The code as follows from geoserver.catalog ...
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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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Which of EGM96 geoid or WGS84 ellipsoid fits the earth better?

ImageCredit Question If we separately add up |H| and |h| over the earth surface, which of the sums come out smaller? Background There is a phrase in the tag description of "ellipsoid" that says ...
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coordinate system for calculating distance at the nation scale

I want to use ArcGIS 10.1 to calculate the straight (euclidean) distances from zip codes to their nearest city centers in about 300 U.S. metropolitan areas. I have two point shpfiles: one includes the ...
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arcmap envelope coordinates from webbrowser tool

So I have my own php file with textfields which I run in my add in. Now I want to get the variables from the textfields and automatically give the value of the textfields to my env.PutCoords(x,y,x,y) ...
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Height of the geoid in ECEF coordinates

I know that the relationship of geoid height N and ellipsoid height h to orthometric height H is defined by H = h - N, but what if I have some position in Earth-Centered-Earth-Fixed (ECEF) ...
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PyProj/Proj4 convert geographic to projected coordinates for Geostationary Data

I am trying to convert geographic coordinates (in degrees east/north lon lat) to projected coordinates in meters for geostationary full disc data (GVAR Goes East data from CLASS). To do this, I tried ...
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Problem with Create Fishnet on a Landsat footprint

I have a Landsat footprint polygon shapefile that I simply want to create a 6 x 6 fishnet on. I thought this would be simple, but every time I run the tool I get a fishnet output that extends longer ...
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What's the difference between CRS 4326, CRS 4978, and CRS 4979?

CRS 4326, 4978, and 4979 are all based on WGS84. 4326 is called "geographic 2D" 4978 is called "geocentric" 4979 is called "geographic 3D" What are the differences between these three? And why ...
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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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How to decode Magellan URL coordinates to lat/lon

Magellan uses this URL to designate a coordinate in New York: mgn:///address/?coord=merwFvlqbM,name=Viva%20Herbals%20Pizzeria,number=179,street=2nd%20Avenue,city=New%20York,country=US How can I ...
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When using OpenLayers plugins maps, can I have Longitude/Lattitude labelled on my grid when using the Map composer in QGIS?

Using OpenLayers plugins maps, can I have Longitude/Latitude labelled on my grid when using the Map composer in QGIS?
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Changing CRS crashes QGIS every time

When I open QGIS, and use the tools, setting -> project properties, QGIS will crash. When I also use the setting -> option -> CRS , Select new CRS also causes a crash. It looks like couldn't use the ...
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Is spatial reference information suceptible to be translated?

In an English application that uses ArcObjects API from ESRI, the information regards the spatial reference system is displayed in English as the API gives it. If the application is translated to ...
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What is causing invalid spatial reference error using ogr2ogr converting PostGIS to FileGDB in a Feature Dataset?

I am trying to use ogr2ogr to convert a layer from PostGIS to a FileGDB. I want the layer to be created inside a Feature Dataset. The spatial reference of the source layer is EPSG:3500. The spatial ...
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How to change Axis Order when transfering data from WFS to Postgis DB

I am using GeoKettle to transfer data from a WFS service to a Postgis DB. The projection of the geometries is WGS 84 : GEOGCS["WGS 84", DATUM["World Geodetic System 1984", SPHEROID["WGS 84", ...
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calculating raster summary stats/pojection requirements

I have downloaded the ArcMap online ‘World Administrative Divisions’ polygon layer, and then projected it into World_Behrmann. so my data frame properties are set at: World_Behrmann WKID: 54017 ...
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ArcPad GPS Data Captured misaligned

Data captured using ArcPad 10 is not displaying properly. The .shp file created in arcpad is diplaying a NAD 83 Zone 17 projection. From what I've been reading, the datum for GPS is usually in WGS ...
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Appropriate reference system for small-scale mapping of the Middle East

I want to create a thematic map of the Middle East that displays certain historic places and regions on a small-scale map (between 1:6.000.0000 and 1:12.000.000). The map has to center the boundary ...
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Reference and Beacon Stations in Vietnam

I'm not sure if this question can be asked in this forum, but here it goes. I am on my way to conduct some remote sensing research in Vietnam, which includes logging of coordinates. This should ...
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Vector points from csv file wrong location in QGIS

I am using QGIS 1.8 (I know old version), and uploaded a csv file with coordinates. The underlying basemap is from Google, using the Open layers plugin. This basemap uses WGS84-epsg3857, and my vector ...
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ERROR 6: EPSG PCS/GCS code error when running QgsGeometryAnalyzer().buffer

I am trying to buffer points from a FileGDB in a PyQGIS script. I setup my environment with the following batch file and run the python script below. The problem is that I get ERROR 6: EPSG ...
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Calculating surface and lines in 3D projection in R

For my internship research I am trying to compare the surfacearea and length of geometric shapes and lines in one coordinate system to another. I have a SpatialPolygonDataFrame in the European equal ...
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Rounding off coordinates in an SpatialPolygonDataFrame in R

EDIT AFTER COMMENTS After a comment of Whuber (Thank you!) I realized it will probably be most easy to incorporate a round(...) statement within my code to be able to work with less decimals. ...
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My map is little bit off

I am pretty new in GIS things and i have been learning how to use QGIS. Most of the maps are fine, but yesterday I went to GIS center at my University and I got the maps of my country that I will be ...
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How to import a map consisting of pictures

I want to built some sort of Fantasy Map with Quantum GIS. The whole map is built out of 128x128 single pictures, 16384 in total. It should be a flat map. How do I import these pictures and align ...
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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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Whats an appropriate map projection for georeferencing aerial photos?

I have some aerial photos that were shot from directly overhead a 5x5 mile property. They were then mosaiced to create a continuous overhead tiff of the entire property. I am now going to ...
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How to make crs transformation of a QgsVectorLayer?

I need to transform QgsVectorLayers in python from one crs into another crs. By googling I found the following solution ...
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If I were flying over a flat world at constant zoom (“elevation”), taking aerial screenshots (“photos”), how would I patch them into a mosaic?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question (please comment on this rather than downvote, etc), but if I were flying over a 2 dimensional world, at a constant altitude, taking aerial ...
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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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what is the output coordinate system when I use Near3D tool in ArcScene?

I added a 3D rectangular surface (rectangle formed by 3D points) and a 3D point as two different shapefiles and then I tried to use Near3D tool. Then it gives an error "Datum conflict between input ...
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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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I'm new to GPS, and I had a quick question about clarity.

I'm working on a project for class, and I'm mapping GPS on Google Earth with a KMZ file. I used a handheld GPS 24°6.691'N + 74°27.833'W. How accurate is my coordinates? I know I'm in decimal ...
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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 ...