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How to translate coordinates on the earth

I am trying to translate coordinates. I have a set of coordinates for city A which I need to map to city B, given a point P1 in city A maps to P2 in city B. How do I do this? This problem would be ...
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Projecting shapefile with transformation using OGR in python

I want to change coordinate system of a shapefile from British National Grid to WGS84 (in order to be able to convert it to KML later on). To get the best results of projecting I would like to use ...
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How can I find out how to convert this point to lat lon?

I have received a shapefile with measurement points to be analyzed, but no matter how I try, I can't find how to convert to lat lon. I suppose it would be good to know the projection but when I look ...
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Do ArcGIS SpatialReference object factory codes correspond with EPSG numbers?

I've got a project where I'm reading in geometry objects from text files to put them in ArcSDE. These geometry objects have an associated EPSG code, and I'm looking for a way to ensure they're in the ...
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Projecting gps data to get length of resulting line shape in ArcMap 10.0

I have gps data in WGS84 geographic coordinates. I will use the gps data to build a line shape in ArcMap 10.0. The data falls in UTM 15N. To get most accurate length of line, should I project the ...
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Does QGIS support MT83F

Does QGIS support NAD83 Montana State Plane Zone, US Foot? I have vector data in a CSV file that I would like to display, but the coordinate system is MT83F. I don't see a matching CRS. Is there a ...
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Projecting data from WGS84 to NAD27 UTM BLM Foot ArcMap

When I use the NAD27 BLM 15N prj from the projected>>UTM>>north america>> in ArcMap 10.0 and go from WGS84 to that..using the NAD_27_To_WGS_84_1 transformation..my resulting shapefile doesn't line up ...
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Can I copy an entire geodatabase with relationship classes and domains and reproject all feature classes from wgs84 to state plane?

I have an SDE geodatabase with several feature classes, tables, relationship classes, and domains. All the feature classes are currently in WGS84 coordinate system. I need an exact copy of the ...
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How to compute the bounding box of multiple layers in lat/long?

I am writing an application to performance test all kinds of map services, primarily AGS 9.x, AGS 10, and WMS 1.x. Part of the application involves generating random bounding boxes for individual ...
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Changing the coordinate system of a qgis layer to the projection of Google Earth

I want to know how to change coordinate value of a vector layer (13293061,-572595) to 119.413,-5.13677 (vector data & Google Earth do not match). If I output my data using Google Earth as ...
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MS SQL Server's STDistance output differs from Google Earth/Maps straight line distance

I am testing SQL Server STDistance function in the following way: DECLARE @g geography; DECLARE @h geography; SET @g = geography::STGeomFromText('POINT(53.553813 9.99158)', 4326); SET @h = ...
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Using ArcMap, how may I convert a shapefile to use decimal degrees?

I have a shapefile that currently uses meters as the measure for its coordinate system, but the map framework I wish to use expects decimal degrees. I'd like to reproject my shapefile to use decimal ...
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Dynamic defining of transformation type for ISpatialReferenceFactory.CreateGeoTransformation call

Suppose given a point (IPoint) in some coordinate system. Required to transform it to another coordinate system. If both of coordinate systems are predefined, we can use IGeometry2.ProjectEx with ...
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How to set right coordinate system?

I have shapefile (points) which I got from adding xy data in ArcMap from Excel table. I had Latitude/Longitude data. It is area of northern Australia. For example (5 points): Longitude 136.882 ...
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How to calculate the UTM-Latitude-band?

I have to convert a coordinate from UTM to MGRS. I think I have the most of it covered, but I have some difficulties to calculate the correct Latitude-band. How can I decide which band the coordinate ...
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For a ESRI Geodatabase Feature Class, which table holds the spatial reference?

For a shapefile, the spatial reference / coordinate system information is held in the .prj file. I would like to know which file or table in a geodatabase holds the equivalent information for a ...
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How do I specify a CRS for a fictional game map in QGIS?

I am about to start playing a steampunk RPG game called The Iron Realm, which uses a fictional world map. I have recently started using QGIS v1.7 and have no real experience with GIS sysstems. I have ...
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Convert Lat/Lon to VicGrid94

In C# how can i convert a Lat/Lon coordinate to Vicgrid94 which is described http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/3111/ and also ...
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Arcobjects: Is my spatial reference Geographic or Projected?

I have the user select a coordinate system with the Spatial Reference Dialog. Is there a simple way to determine if the resulting spatial reference is a Projected or Geographic CS? I would of ...
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Geographic co-ordinate system displayed as projected

ArcGIS suite of software categorises coordinate systems as either geographic or projected. From what I understand about coordinate systems (and I may be wrong), geographic co-ordinate systems are used ...
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Convert geographic coordinates to UTM zone 29N with Javascript

I have an issue converting lat longs to UTM with the ArcGIS javscript API. Lets say that I have a map, based on the UTM zone 29N, also known as WKID 32629. I have a known set of coordinates from a ...
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QGIS - Change unit of measure from degrees to meters

I am running QGIS 1.7.0 on windows, and I donwloaded a shapefile of census block group boundaries from TIGER. This file appears to be in the WGS 84 coordinate system, and when I open it in QGIS the ...
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Determining correct Coordinate System DHDN Bessel 1841

I am working on a data set and coordinates are supposed to be in DHDN Bessel 1841. Have a look here: https://www.pegelonline.wsv.de/gast/stammdaten?pegelnr=2330013 I created a shapefile with the ...
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How do you add a WKT specified coordinate system to Arcgis?

I've got a WKT specified coordinate system, how do I add this to ArcGis?
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MapGuide and Google Maps Coordinate System problems

I'm trying to do a simple MapGuide OS + Fusion overlaying Google Maps and I can't figure out why the coordinate system are off. I downloaded populated places from natural earth. After Googling, it ...
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Is the GEO tag for QR codes lat/long or long/lat

I just found out that you can add a geographic component to a QR code. I also just found you can create one on the Google Chart API using this: ...
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Does Y mean latitude and X mean longitude in every GIS software?

Now it's been 3 days I am using Mapinfo and it has Y as latitude and X as longitude. Is that the same case for all mapping software? As for any country their respective value is multiple of 1 or -1. ...
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Code to convert WGS84 coordinates to British National Grid Easting/Northings

I'm looking for some code, ideally C#, to convert a WGS84 coordinate to British National Grid Easting and Northings. Does anyone have this to hand? I tried converting the Javascript code here: ...
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Lon/lat transformation

First I should clarify I don't have previous experience with the field, so I don't know the technical terminology. My question is as follows: I have two weather datasets: The first one has the ...
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ArcCatalog 10.0 complains that spatial references don't match between a feature dataset and a feature class that have the same coordinate system?

I have a feature dataset that is using the GCS_WGS_1984 as the geographic coordinate system. It includes a few feature classes. This feature dataset is itself in a file geodatabase that contains a ...
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Can anyone help me to determine the coordinate system of an image I need to georeference? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: .shp with unknown coordinate system I need to capture spatial information off of an old map and I can't determine the coordinate system of the image. I also need to ...
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Looking for a tool to convert DD to DMS

I am looking for either an online tool or one that I can download to convert DD to DMS. For example, I want to convert from: 41.590833, -93.620833 to 41° 35′ 27″ N, 93° 37′ 15″ W ... Those are the ...
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How do I find the intersections of 2 circles on earths surface?

I have the circles' center in lat & long, as well as the radius in meters. How do I find the circles intersections? Edit: EXAMPLE: Circle 1: Center on Earth's surface (43.564627,-116.220524) ...
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Defining the appropriate Projected Coordinate System

I am a beginner at ArcGIS and have a technical question. I need to assign a projected coordinate system to my boundary/polygon data in order to calculate square miles. There are many to choose from. ...
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Longitudinal Issues with NetCDF data

I am seeking advice on working with world data sets where the GCS has a positive range (0 degrees to 360 degrees). The data I am working with are NetCDF oceanographic data and have positive coordinate ...
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getExtent() in OpenLayers returns strange values

I'm trying to get the bounding box of the map area displayed by OpenLayers. I tried to use map.getExtent() because it should be exactly what I need, but the returned values are "strange": For ...
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Online service to transform coordinates from WGS84 to NZTM and NZMG

Has anyone come across a free web service / REST API to transform coordinates? I'm particularly interested in transforming from WGS84 to: New Zealand Geodetic Datum 2000 (NZGD2000 / NZTM) and New ...
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How to detect MGRS/UTM zone?

I posted a similar question on StackOverflow, but I thought I'd check here as well. I am developing an open-source library for converting between coordinate systems, and I've run into a wall. I want ...
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Spatial Reference and Area/Length Attributes relationship

I currently allow users to add a shape file in. From the shape file, allow the user to generate a new layer base on the polygons from the shape file's polygon they imported. Generating the new ...
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Change number of decimal digits for features in ArcGIS 10?

I am editing vertices in polygons and points in ArcMap 10, and realised that they only hold 3 decimal digits for the X, Y coordinates, but I would like at least 6 decimal digits. Even if I type in ...
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ArcGIS coordinate system

I'm developing some software using ArcGIS API, but the question is rather theoretical, as I just came from Google Maps and have no idea where to start; everything seems to be different including the ...
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Why are the formats of these coordinates different?

I'm really sorry if this is a silly question (and I'm sure it is) but I have tried searching but I am a complete newbie to coordinates and maps and I don't know what I'm looking for so am not finding ...
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Repository for .prj files

Do you know any repository where can i find .prj files? I am looking for local coordinate system: Warszawa 75 (Warsaw 75) I found myself this repository but the .prj which i found there seems to be ...
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Export list of coordinates in a points layer to spreadsheet?

This is similar to my previous question, but I would like to ask it for ArcGIS, instead of QGIS. If I am supposed to somehow merge the questions, please let me know. With an existing point feature ...
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Get list of coordinates for points in a layer?

I've got a layer in QGIS that is comprised of points. Its attribute table doesn't have (show) the corresponding x and y coordinates for each point. Is there a way for me to extract a list of ...
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Where should I start advanced GIS learning

I am relatively familiar with most of the GIS stuff. I develop GIS applications as well with open source offerings. Still I find some lapses in my theoretical knowledge in GIS. What resources can you ...
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Populate planet with data

i have a game that described a planet and is a sphere. on the client side, the world is separated to tiles (images) and i mapped it follow by this and this, so now when the user is zooming / dragging ...
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How can I digitize a PDF image?

I have an image file in pdf format which includes some drawings (lines, closed areas, and points). I want to digitize it into a shapefile so that I can show it on a Google map. I have a couple of ...
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Convert x, y position in georeferenced image (with world file) to longitude, latitude?

What steps do I need to do in order to calculate longitude and latitude for a specific pixel in a georeferenced image? For example this image ...
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How do I convert affine coordinates to lat/lng?

I am extremely new to GIS. I'm using gdal to read in a landuse/landcover map and I need to pick out the lat/lng of certain land cover types to index into a different dataset which is expressed only ...