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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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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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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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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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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Getting werid lines in print composer QGis

I am working with QGis 2.8 and want to use the print composer to create a jpg image. I used this PlugIn (https://github.com/jdugge/ClipToHemisphere) to create the globe. The graticules I created the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reproject before a Spatial Join

I have one polygon file containing all German municipalities as well as a point file. For each municipality, I would like to compute the average of a certain attribute of all points within the ...
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ArcGIS Server WMS URL Syntax Incorrect

Having a strange issue consuming WMS services hosted on ArcGIS Server 10.3. When the service is cached in ESRI's compact format, the request fails with HTTP 400. In exploded format, it works ...
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Which projection should be chosen to model transmission lines across the USA?

I am looking at different options for high voltage power lines in the US. These power lines cross several states. Since in the end the distance is of importance, is the USA Contiguous Equidistant ...
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Unknown coordinates in Shapefile, projecting doesn't give expected results

I'm reading a Shape file (four files actually, .dbf, .prj, .shp and .shx) containing polygons representing certain areas in my neighborhood. For this I use C# and a library called DotSpatial. I can ...
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Issues in projection while defining data frame extent by coordinates

I'm trying to set the following coordinates to a dataframe: custom_extent = {1:-87.678956, 2: -87.611652, 3:41.867129, 4:41.954932} where 1 is key for XMin, 2 is key for XMax, 3 is key for YMin, ...
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Max length for WKT name

First of all, sorry if this is obvious or stupid questions. I am not very familiar with geographic information system. My question is, is there max length limitation on WKT name? see the bold text ...
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Leaflet CRS.Simple or CRS.EPSG3857 conversion Problem

I'm using v-leaflet (0.61) , a vaadin plugin, to visualize some layers over a map. Clicking on the map, I create a wms query to geoserver. The query needs some parameters and one of them is the bbox. ...
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How to shift a CRS by an observed offset

I have a drone image is which is geo-referenced over a Google Sat. image. These align well, and both use WGS84-Pseudo Mercator (EPSG:3857). I have a set of data points in a shape file which are ...
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Projection problems when importing .kml from Google Earth to QGIS

I want to open several points that I exported from Google Earth as a .kml in QGIS for further use. I can import the data and the points are displayed but something must be wrong with the projection as ...
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SRS in GeoServer and OpenLayers

I have a shape file with projection WGS84,when I added it to GeoServer,the Native SRS is Unknown and for Declared SRS I wrote EPSG:4326. However, the shape file became a mass if opened in Layer ...
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Why do I get unexpected coordinates after converting EPSG 102014 to EPSG 4326?

I have this Europe map (EPSG 102014) and I am trying to convert it to EPSG 4326 using geoconverter.hsr.ch After the conversion is done, I expect that coordinates are in the range of -180,180 and ...
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Points In Attribute Table Will Not Display In Data View

I am using ArcMap 10.2.2 and opening a shapefile of points. My issues is this: the points do not appear in the data view. In other words, I cannot view the points in the display where they usually ...
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How to solve coordinate differences between packages

I have two maps generated by two different methods. The first, I used maps package and the function map() and symbols(). On the other hand, I used the ggmap package with the ggmap() and geom_point() ...
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Why can't gdal save CRS information to GeoJSON?

gdal fails to add CRS definitions to GeoJSON files in some cases. Try this, for example, from any linux terminal that has gdal installed: # download the data wget ...
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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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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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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", ...