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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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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How to interpolate within defined boundaries of a deformed mesh using R?

My goal is to create an interpolation map of some output model results that are mapped on a deformed mesh (from a numerical simulation). The model results are in an x-y plane (representing ...
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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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Overlaying WMS in custom coordinate system with other layers in openlayers 3

I have a raster in a custom coordinate system (I added the coordinate system definition to the geoserver EPSG file so that I could choose it as the native projection. Now I would like to add it to a ...
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Creating custom CRS based on local project parameters in QGIS?

I'm having trouble creating custom proj4 CRS files to work with existing .shp files on local project coordinates. (Local in that the coordinates are relative only to themselves and not the 'real ...
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Do locations “move” when shifting datum?

I hope that this is the right Stack Exchange for this question. I may be oversimplifying this, but I'm looking for verification in my understanding of the following: If I have a spatial dataset in 2 ...
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Which spatial-reference system is used by the Haversine formula?

I've been reading Pro Spatial with SQL Server 2012. It discusses the various spatial-reference systems (SRS) that can be used when defining a coordinate system. According to the book, Google uses ...
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Is there a way to expose Spherical Mercator Lat Lon in Google Map API?

The map tiles in the Google Maps are in Spherical Mercator projection (srid 900913), but in the API the methods report coordinates in Lat/Lon WGS84, e.g. map.getCenter(). Is there a way to return the ...
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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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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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Find gravity normal by ECEF or GPS coordinate of point

How to find gravity normal by ECEF or GPS coordinate of point? Is it the same as normal to elipsoid? Is this ordinary way to calculate normal to ellipse? I'm not quite sure which altitude is ...
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Does ETRS89 and UTM use the same zone (longitude and latitude)?

I'm building an app for the european country Denmark exclusively and I need to retrieve some geospatial data from a (geo)server. I'm currently trying to determine wether UTM and ETRS89 uses the same ...
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Changing projection on each page of data driven pages

I am working with data driven pages and a raster image of the world. I have a separate polygon shapefile of all of the UTM zones (with a polygon for zones 1-60, north and south, for a total of 120 ...
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Can 2 GIS layers which representing the same area be compared directly while having the same datum but different coordinate system?

My question is about how coordinate systems affect comparison of different layers - I have tried to refresh my memory about coordinate systems in GIS, but am still unsure about this situation. I am ...
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Extracting Multivalues to Points from NETCDF4 Raster using ArcPy seems imprecise?

I'm getting some strange results in a multivalues to points extraction from a NETCDF4 layer from the MERRA reanalysis product. In particular, it seems like the values being assigned are way off in ...
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Using points in polygons tool with QGIS and CRS?

I am working with 2 layers. 1 shows a polygon of a district and is in CRS EPSG 4326 and another layer (address layer) is in CRS EPSG 3082. I right click the address layer and "save as" and specify ...
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Equal distance points on polylines

In QGIS 2.10.1 I want to create a point layer out of my polyline shapefile and all the points shall have a fixed distance (in meters) while I use WGS84 as coordinate system. So what do I use for this? ...
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Converting local XYZ to geographic coordinates

I am working with a computer program called PEP for Windows by Airbus, which is able to calculate exact flight paths of an aircraft, based on many inputs like weight, temperature, wind, etc. The ...
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How do I trick QGIS's map composer into chopping off the 000's in UTM coordinates?

In QGIS 2.8 (ubuntu), you can create a map with ticks and labels. I want the first two digits to be smaller sized, the next 3 to to be normal sized, and hide the last 3 digits. QGIS does not offer ...
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Error in Measuring distance using QGIS?

I am using the current Qgis 2.6.1 and having problems using the measuring distance function. The 'Measure Line' is giving me distances which is completely wrong and the scale shown was too big also. ...
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Problem when converting to LCC projection

I am very much so a beginner.. but here goes. I have two maps that should line up with each other, but their projections are different. I've tried to use the gdalwarp utility to match them up, but ...
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Longitude and Latitude Mixed Up on Map

I am trying to map a WFS layer with data originally coming from a PostGIS table, and using a OpenLayers 3. At some point in this process, I believe the longitude and latitude coordinates are getting ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How do I change from lat/long to a metric coordinate system in GRASS?

Yes, it's yet another transformation question. I am working with ASTER DEM data, which is LatLong WGS84. I want to process the DEM map into an STL file for use in a CFD simulation. The script I am ...
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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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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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Export/print QGis: dismatching OSM data on an OSM-layer

On QGIS (2.10, winXP). is there any known problem by exporting or printing .osm-data (from JOSM) onto an Openstreetmap-Mapnik-layer? The imported waypoints always shift from the left less and less ...
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How to perform statistical test for two sets of points?

(I have asked this question originally on Cross Validated; however, no good answer and someone suggested me to ask the question here). We know that we can perform statistical test (e.g., t-test) for ...
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Updating mapnik stylesheet to render WGS84?

We have a production tile server loaded using osm2pgsql serving osm-bright, osm-carto and osm-mapquest style tiles and would like to be able to server those in WGS84 projection, as well. I've tried ...
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In OpenLayers 3, transformExtent to EPSG:8155 produces error

I'm trying to get the extent of a map using OpenLayers 3, so that I can use it in a CQL filter to limit the area of the WMS request to the area currently shown in the map extent. To do this, I have to ...
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Choosing CRS to use for South Africa that will give map scale in meters in QGIS?

This has been a constant source of frustration for me. I can't seem to always get my map scale in meters in QGIS, even if I use a CRS that has map units of meters, e.g. Alberts Equal Area and others. ...
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Get distances between boundaries from an SpatialPolygon and raster pixels

I am trying to calculate the distance from several pixels of a raster to a boundary of some polygons in R as it is showed in the image. I have two problems: How to correctly define a boundary from ...
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Same CRS but different units of raster cells in qgis

I have two rasters with the same CRS (WGS 84/UTM 34N). One is from a LiDAR scan and the other raster is created thru interpolation of point measurements by me. I would like to change the cell size to ...
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Convert Coordinate Notation tool

I am having trouble using the CCN tool. My data is a DMS 442315 1214598 and I need to be in DD to work with my county data which I know is in the correct format. I tried adding a new field then ...
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Correctly Setting Spatial Reference for Geometry Objects when Geoprocessing

I'm attempting to find the nearest distance between a set of points, and a set of polygons. I don't want to use near tables because I have to do this operation for a large number of different ...
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Coordinate System choice for Nearest Neighbor

Here's an interesting scenario I came upon yesterday and I wanted to throw it out as a question to try help me visualize what is happening. I have a single point (a person, say) who is looking for ...
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Calculating areas in metric units on polygons that are stored in geographic coordinate reference system using ArcPy?

If one uses arcpy to calculate areas for a field in metric units on a polygon shapefile in a geographic coordinate system it will work, and give you plausible results. According to the documentation ...