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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Geostationary satellite projection to be introduced in GDAL

I'm working on raster files and their spatial reference system is: PROJCS["Geostationary_Satellite", GEOGCS["GCS_Unknown datum based upon the custom ellipsoid", DATUM["D_Not specified ...
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CRS Conversion problem

My question is quite simple, this is probably why I couldn't find a conclusive answer anywhere. I have two datasets representing the same area in Romania, but in different CRS, A is local, B is WGS ...
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Which coordinate system and projection shall I use for georeferencing google map image in ArcGIS?

I have saved Google Maps image (not Google Earth) of area at latlon(17.692437,83.218689) by some method in jpeg format. It is an exact snapshot of the Google Maps. Now I need to geo-reference it to ...
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Why are the areas covered by 2 Universal Polar Stereographic (UPS) coordinate different?

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Polar_Stereographic_coordinate_system. the area covering Arctic is less than Antarctic. Any reasons for it? It is due to the shape of the lands?
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Is it possible to convert data from WGS84 to Bessel1841?

When we convert data from bessel1841 to WGS84, parameter setting must be used because it is impossible automatic convert on QGIS. Reference: Converting shp file from bessel1841 to WGS84 Is it ...
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Is it possible to download GPX another coordinate system except WGS(GCS) with GPS Tool on QGIS1.8.0?

I got GPS data with using bessel1841 as coordinate system. When I download GPX data on GPS tool, it is automatically treated as WGS84. Can I use another coordinate system when I download GPX on GPS ...
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What kind of unit of measurement for scale does SQL Server 2012 Spatial use?

What kind of unit of measurement for scale does SQL Server 2012 Spatial use?
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How to get a list of all projections that are currently available in QGIS via the PyQGIS-API

i'm building a QGIS-Plugin and i want the user to choose a CRS out of a combobox in which the coordinates he would enter into some textfields are represented, so these can be converted into another ...
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Why are layers not overlapping to each other inspite of having same CRS? [closed]

I am new to QGIS and working with QGIS 1.7.3 version, I have my all layers in WGS 84 CRS but even though they are not overlapping to each other, What should I do ?
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getting the specified geographic transformation, or at least the GCS, of a data frame

First, the TLDR digest: I'm getting a bogus value from dataFrame.geographicTransformations on some machines; how do I get the correct value as shown in the properties dialog? and/or Given a spatial ...
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How to represent clustering of geographical points on map in STATA?

I've plotted a map on STATA using user-written program spmap and have also obtained the grid for my space using spgrid program. Now I want to see where most of my data points are clustered on map. Is ...
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Problems with NAD27 projection in QGIS

I have some data that is in NAD27, but I am having a hard time displaying it in QGIS. I think that the problem is with the CRS. I cannot seem to find the correct NAD27 option. The closest one seems ...
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Problem with custom projection definition in Qgis

I want to define a custom crs valid for Mexico. The context is that older cartography in Mexico is based on the NAD27 datum. I wanted to test the following proj4 string +proj=longlat +ellps=clrk66 ...
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How to handle layers with different spatial references in ArcGIS Runtime SDK WPF?

I am currently writing the "Zoom to Layer" function for my application. However, the spatial references between my imported layer and my base map are different. Is there a way around this? Can I ...
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Convert GPS coordinate to ArcGIS x,y point?

I'm trying to plot some AGSSimpleMarkerSymbol's in a AGSGraphicsLayer. The issue I'm running into is that the data I'm starting with are GPS coordinates (lat/lon). I'm using AGSPoint to plot the data, ...
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matching georeferenced jpg with GPS data in WGS84 [closed]

I have imported my georeferenced jpg which I believe (on the basis of metadata in xmml file) to be in the NZGD2000 TM coordinate system. metadata: Origin: 1.76759e+06,5.94938e+06 Pixel Size: ...
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Need to convert from ISpatialReference to SpatialReference

I am attempting to write a method in C# that will accept as input, an ESRI.ArcGIS.Geometry.ISpatialReference object and convert it to an ESRI.ArcGIS.Client.Geometry.SpatialReference object. I need ...
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What is the relationship between ITRF and WGS84?

Why are there people saying that "I am using WGS84(ITRF96)"? There are newer version of ITRF. Will WGS84 follow it? If so, what will be the influence to us?
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Location of Coordinate Systems folder in ArcGIS 10.1

To make it easier to find and select the 3 or 4 coordinate systems we use most often in ArcGIS 9.x and 10.0 we would copy them to the top of the Coordinate Systems folder, generally located in ...
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Spatial indexing of a point pattern in R [duplicate]

I have a point pattern and a tessellation (grid) in R. Is there a way to spatially index each of my points? In other words, my tessellation grid has n quadrats, I would like to know for each of my ...
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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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Can I say WGS84 is more accurate than NAD83 in terms of their reference ellipsoids?

Other than its application, can we say the reason of common adoption of WGS84 is due to its accuracy?
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Coordinate system in aerial imagery

I am calculating WGS84 coordinates of points in an aerial image, given the WGS84 coordinates of the center of the image and the ground distance width and height (calculated from altitude and lens ...
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How can I see the coordinate transformation parameters in QGIS?

How can I see (and edit if possible) the transformation method and parameters used by QGIS for "on-the-fly" transformation, and then for saving data in another CRS? Like in ArcGIS? Here is the ...
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How do I make the scalebar accurate when I am working with a google satellite image in QGIS?

I start a project in QGIS. I set the CRS to anything (in this case I use EPSG=26918 a NAD83 datum). I also enable on the fly projection. Then I import a vector. In this case a kml, which I believe is ...
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Converting geographic coordinate system in R

I have points in geographic coordinate system and I wanted to convert them to swiss grid (CH1903+). Sample data: id lon lat 2 7.173500 45.86880 3 7.172540 45.86887 4 7.171636 ...
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How to Display the World Map in Projected Coordinate Systems

I am trying to create a simple presentation map and I download the global level country boundaries shapefile from http://www.diva-gis.org/Data. The layer coordinate system is in Geographic Coordinate ...
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Where is the Spatial reference ID stored in SpatiaLite?

I have loaded a shapefile into a SpatiaLite Database using the spatialite-gui. In which table is the Spatial reference ID or EPSG code (of the stored data)stored in SpatiaLite?
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QGIS 1.8.0 - Define shapefile as UTM 15 NAD83 Feet

I have a shapefile which the .prj file says it is ...
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Nearest point on a line ( Spherical / Mercator projection )

I have a line (Ax,Ay - Bx,By) over a mercator projection (google maps) and a random point (Cx,Cy) nearest to that line, i would to know the closest point (transparent blue on the image) over that line ...
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Convert X,Y State Plane coordinates to decimal degrees

I have 1000's of data point I need to convert from North Central Texas 4202 into Lat/Long decimal degrees. Can someone give me a conversion equation so I can quickly convert using excel? I have only ...
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Reprojection from WGS to Slovenian Gauss Kruger in QGIS

I have gpx file (track) in WGS84 (EPSG: 4326) coordinate system from Garmin GPSMAP 62 which is right projected in BaseCamp and MapSource. When I save track as *.GPX and import it to QGIS and use ...
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SRID 4326 and geometry conversion

From this line: SELECT ST_AsEWKT(geom) FROM buildings LIMIT 1; I get this result: "SRID=4326;MULTIPOLYGON(((404269.308014269 4543087.6184561,...)))" I'm wondering if the coordinations are ...
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What are the geometric principles and GIS techniques that I can use to generate a postcode coverage of my city at street scales?

Postal codes of Brazil and another countries are oriented to distribution logistics, and improvement of reliability in writing the postal addresses; but without much concern for the spatial ...
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Why does Find_SRID return zero?

using SELECT Find_SRID('public', 'myTable', 'myColumn'); I get zero as the result, what does it mean? Regards,
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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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Which SRS to use for global distance queries?

I have a database with a lot of points in WGS84. Now I am building an cache that performs NN and points in range queries using a KDtree. The point [sic] is that the search radius will be provided in ...
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How do I determine programmatically what values to add to the proj4js constructor for a CRS or SRS such that I can iteratively render proper overlays

I think this is primarily a GIS based question as far as for example: var crs = L.CRS.proj4js('EPSG:2154', '+proj=lcc +lat_1=49 +lat_2=44 +lat_0=46.5 +lon_0=3 +x_0=700000 ...
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Coordinate system of a raster file to be introduced for transformation

I am working on raster data using GDAL. When I extract coordinate system information of the files I got this: PROJCS["Geostationary_Satellite", GEOGCS["GCS_Unknown datum based upon the custom ...
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ArcGIS Length and Area Calculation Scenarios

Trying to get a handle on how length and area are calculated in different scenarios in ArcGIS. I don't know why I can't find a answer on the feature class fields, but I can't find a precise answer, ...
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Adding X,Y data and viewing with existing shape file

Excuse me for a simple question. I have CSV files of X,Y data (in decimal degrees) that I want to add to a map and view with a shapefile of level III ecoregions that I downloaded from the USGS ...
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How to add points in degrees + decimal minutes to QGIS?

I try to add geocaches with x,y coordinates in a xls-table to qgis and convert to shp.file. Usally geocach-coordinates are like this: N 51° 29.440' E 011° 56.430' (WGS84) (in german its called ...
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Describing a coordinate system in arcpy

I have a python script in ArcGIS 10.1 which takes in a few inputs from the user. One of the inputs is a coordinate system. I would like to test whether the coordinate system the user chose was ...
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How to calculate the surface using Lambert correction?

i'm using lambert conformal conic , so we have distortions along any given parallel , i would like to get the area used to solve this distortion. I have calculated the area using Shoelace formula , ...
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Problems with CRS in Qgis [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Raster incorrectly reprojected to OSGB(27700) The crs is clearly off when the gridlines run straight and the map lines run at an angle. I have set the crs to match the ...
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keeping the coordinate system of raster files in the resulting raster file after operation with numpy

I'm trying to read as array two raster files using ReadAsArray in GDAL/python, perform some map algebra operation on it using numpy and then write the resulting raster file in GTiff format using ...
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Raster incorrectly reprojected to OSGB(27700)

Ubuntu 12.04, QGIS 1.8.0, GDAL/OGR 1.7.3, GEOS 3.2.2 Open a Spatialite db with OS Mastermap poly layer (EPSG:27700); Add OpenLayers Plugin (1.0) from QGIS offical repository; Add a Google Satellite ...
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Problems aligning layers digitized from Google earth into ArcMaps10

I'm a PhD student new to ArcGIS. I'm digitizing features from Google Earth to use in ArcGIS (I work in India, where the mapping in GIS is at best scanty). I drew along a river in Google Earth, saved ...
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Coordinate system of a MODIS file to be introduced in GDAL for transformation

I am working on MODIS data using GDAL. When I extract coordinate system information of the files I got this: Coordinate System is: PROJCS["unnamed", GEOGCS["Unknown datum based upon the custom ...
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Latitude and Longitudes are replaced with zeros when importing excel 2007 worksheet into personal geodatabase

I am trying to import an Excel 2007 data set into a personal geodatabase so I can convert coordinate systems. The data set includes point locations in Decimal Degrees. When I import the Excel ...