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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Openlayers Linestring over edge of map

im trying to create a route displayer for ships. But im struggling with the edges of the map. When going from ie. 179* to 2* it displays a line across the entire map, instead of displaying it on the ...
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Export spatial overlay from R package PBSmapping

After realising that the GEOS-library in Grass and the R package rgeos is incredibly slow, i found the packe "PBSmapping" to do the same thing, a Union of two Polygons and to cut the parts with no ...
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What Spatial Reference System do I store Google Map's Lat/Lng in

I am new to PostGIS, Spatial Reference Systems and projections and want to store lat/lng coordinates retrieved from Google Maps and Openstreetmap and its services like the Geocoder/Nominatim. I'm ...
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Modify CRS to match boundaries of shapefile

I have boundary data in WGS'84 lat/long and data in a custom generated CRS. The data in the generated CRS appears to be offset by a particular vector compared to WGS'84. I want to attempt to match the ...
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QPJ files on ESRI software

We have some GIS data, which was converted from AutoCAD dwg to TAB using mapinfo, then converted to shapefiles as that's what we are required to create. Editing the data fields was done in the shape ...
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How to fix distortions for Baden-Württemberg?

I'm working in an area in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. I loaded some OSM data in QGIS but the map display is distorted. I tried ftools define projection with many different projections but nothing ...
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How to create a spatial reference file

I am using python, arctoolbox and arcpy 10.0 I am running a script that is tied to an arctoolbox. The toolbox serves to enter in my parameters. I have a feature layer as an input. The feature layer ...
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MMQGIS: How to make grid layer in meters not degrees?

I've read several of the posts on here pertaining to MMQGIS Create Grid Layer option, but I have not found information on how to make the grid based on meters veres degrees. I know how to manipulate ...
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Which BC Albers should I use and is there any difference?

I was about to calculate the area of some polygons and before I did I did some research. I found that the area of the polygon will be represented in the units of the projection used. So I did some ...
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Coordinate System (Malaysia RSO Projection) not lining up in QGIS and ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using QGIS 1.9.0 on Linux Mint; and I am new to (Q)GIS I have three layers (2xshapefiles, 1xopenlayer[Bing Maps]) that I am trying to line up located in peninsular Malaysia. Shapefile_1 is a ...
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Shapefile CRS damaged. How to bring it back?

I have two shapefiles with same location and extends (EPSG 4326). But one of the shapefiles CRS seems to be damaged after doing a lot wrong with reprojection... its not shown on the same position as ...
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CRS is UTM 51, the coordinates are shown in meters, show same coordinates as lat long as well?

We are working with a CRS of UTM 51N, the Philippines. The coordinates under cursor are shown as metric values. Clients however like so see the Latitude Longitude values when they move the cursor. Is ...
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How to bulk import ESRI projections into Postgis

Where can I get a file that would allow me to bulk upload all of the ESRI projections into the spatial_ref_sys table of postgis. I know that you can get insert statements on spatialreference.org; ...
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Should I Reproject Data Which Has Been Captured Incorrectly?

I'm working on a project for a client which is migrating data from an Oracle database to an ESRI Geodatabase. When data for this project was initially captured over 15 years ago, the coordinate ...
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Convert latitude longitude coordinate to x y coordinate?

I'm using a postgis database and java to develop my application. I need to transform my geographic data currently in latitude/longitude format into a x/y format. I found solutions based on UTM ...
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Change coordinate system in multiple MXDs ArcGIS 9.3 using Python

I have to loop through some folders which may contain *.mxd files and change their coordinate system. I already found this piece of Python which should do the trick for ArcGIS 10.x (from here): ...
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Setting coordinate systems in gvSIG: workflow or transformation issues

I am learning how to use gvSIG 1.10 (Mac OS 10.6.8 Snow Leopard). My goal is to create a simple county map of Illinois using the base data shapefiles available from the Illinois Natural Resources ...
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Setting coordinate systems in QGIS: “transform error caught”

I'm learning how to use QGIS (v 1.8.0 "Lisboa") on Mac OS 10.6.8. My goal is to create a simple county map of Illinois using the base data shapefiles available from the Illinois Natural Resources ...
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Why would a map lost the coordinate system when I use it in ArcGis?

I have a file in AutoCad with ETRS89 coordinates, and when I use the same map in ArcGIS it loses coordinates. With other files do not happen.
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Does anyone know the proj4 Coordinte Reference System command line for Rectangular Polyconic Gores?

I am a GIS beginner using QGIS 1.8.0 I am trying to transform a world map from the standard WGS84 Coordinate Projection System to a set of rectangular polyconic gores, with a gore count of 12. ...
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QGIS mixing up CRS

I´ve just started working with QuantumGIS for my thesis. I ordered shapefiles with the CRS: ETRS 89 UTM Zone 33N, but QGis layer properties now shows the layer has a different CRS (namely SWERE99 TM) ...
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Setting coordinate systems in gvSIG: Is the workflow similar to QGIS?

I am still learning how to use coordinate systems and projections, but I hope this basic question will be easy to answer. My goal is to be able to use either QGIS or gvSIG to create a simple county ...
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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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Why do my Shapefiles not align correctly?

First: I'll summarize what I understand so far so please confirm or correct me. When On-the-Fly is selected a layer is re-projected from that of the layer's CRS to that of the project CRS, IF ...
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Unknown Old Coordinate System of the Phillipines

I am reading a report made in 1979 and the coordinates show N 46,400 and E 47, 600. This is in the Philippines. Would anybody know what the coordinate system was used in this numbers? Thanks.
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Is there any online tool for converting coordinates between different EPSG?

Every time I want to do conversion, I need to get into the console to run proj.4. Is there any online tools for converting coordinates between different EPSG?
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What are the highest and lowest precision Coordinate Reference Systems for US East Coast?

And does it matter what system your data layer begins with if you choose the right system for your project? Do some applications use more precise projection systems than others?
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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 ...