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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coordinate definitions from nyc.gov open data SpatialLocation field

The NYC Open Data website has a dataset of street events. The last column is called SpatialLocation, and is defined as a text field. An example is below. It is clearly two points on a physical map. ...
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What is the SRID of census.gov shapfiles?

I downloaded the county files from: http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/geo/shapefiles2011/main I cannot figure out what SRID to use with them. When I am trying to generate a class file from ./manage.py ...
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How to represent an imaginary flat world in QGIS without using a round-world CRS

Like one or two other users, I'm interested in using QGIS to map an imaginary flat world. A previous answer suggested simply refraining from defining a CRS for such a world, but I cannot seem to make ...
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How does ESRI ArcGIS 10 recognize a WMS CRS?

I'm working on a WMS service with Mars data. Currently the GetCapabilities shows <SRS>EPSG:4326</SRS>. I assume ESRI ArcGIS 10 reads this and therefore the WMS has GCS_WGS_1984 as a ...
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coordinate projection

I'v got a detail map for an event as PDF an made an openlayers slippy map with Maptiler. I now need to place markers at the position of gps/gsm-trackers, which store their coordinate on a server. The ...
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Reprojection - Learning the ins and outs

I would like to expand my knowledge coordinate systems, projections and reprojecting data, with a view of writing a reprojection engine. Could you provide me with some resources (books, websites, ...
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Check multiple feature classes have same spatial reference

As the title says I've several feature classes. I want to check whether they have same spatial reference using arcpy
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How do I set custom spatial reference/coordinate sys to my shapefile

I have a python code which converts JSON text file to a shapefile. I have to set coordinate system to this shapefile created. I do not want to access the .prj file from my computer as this code will ...
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how to correct the coordinate of points [closed]

I have some a layer which contains some points. The coordinate of the points should be GPS points. However, the coordinate of these points are not correct. What should I do? I am using QGIS. If I ...
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How much is 1 meter in decimal degrees?

I am using FME's Tester to select objects that are bigger than 1 meter. My data are in EPSG:4326. How much is 1 meter in decimal degrees?
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How to create aux.xml file?

after starting to use MOBAC to create offline background maps I found the aux.xml files very useful as QGIS automatically sets the CRS so this would be very useful for my colleagues with smaller GIS ...
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Geodetic Coordinates And Latitude, Longitude

Would it right to say that geodetic coordinates (phi & lambda) are the same as latitude & longitude?
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Generating Map Tiles for MGRS Grid Graticule?

I'm possibly a bit out of my league here, but ready to get my hands dirty. I want to generate map tiles for a MGRS grid graticule similar to http://tiles.mapbox.com/mapbox/map/afghanistan-mgrs. I ...
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distanceTo is giving wrong result in OpenLayers?

Hi i am using distanceTo from OpenLayers to calculate the distance between two locations these are map details Geographic = new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:4326"); Mercator = new ...
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MGRS in OpenLayers

I am trying to view the Military Grid Reference System coordinates in Openlayers through the MousePosition control. Is there an easy way to accomplish this just through Javascript? I am looking at the ...
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Convert RT90 into WGS84

Goal: Gain WGS84 decimal to locate some cities in Google Map. Problem: I don't know how to convert the value of the RT90 coordinate system into WGS84 in SQL Server.
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Coordinate systems

Does the Coordinate system of a data frame in ArcMap have to match the coordinate system of at least one of the layers in the table of contents? I have found that if defined it will take on the ...
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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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Moving all shapefiles (SHP) in MXD to new File Geodatabase (*. gdb) using ArcGIS Desktop?

What I need to do is to move all the shapefiles in an mxd into a newly created gdb, checking prj, and update mxd reference. I have ArcGIS 10 SP4, license ArcView. I studied a bit of Python and get ...
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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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ogr2ogr failed to reproject shapefile error exceeds limits

I cannot get correct transformation from WGS84 to the Hungarian EOV EPSG:23700 (Hungarian Datum 72) using ogr2ogr. I am using ogr2ogr from the fwtools shell. I have a shapefile in GCS WGS84 (epsg ...
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How do you change the prime meridian of a map?

I am working with the Natural Earth world map as a SHP file, but when I try to change the prime meridian (PRIMEM) of the coordinate system ...
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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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Is there an arcpy boolean check for whether an EPSG or prj is supported by arcmap?

I'm writing a tool and essentially I found out that arcmap defaults an epsg to 0 if it sees that the projection is not supported against the predefined projections.
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How to convert from UTM Zone 36N Mercator to WGS 84 degrees of lat and long?

I have acquired many coordinates from a points I extracted from polygons. The points are in WGS 84 UTM Zone 36N, and I want to use them on Google Maps. I found out that they use different systems (I ...
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coordinates in dbf file wrong

I am new to ArcGis, so please bare with me :D . I converted a polygon in an mdx file I have to a shape file, then converted its vertices to points, then used "add X Y feature" and choosed coordinates ...
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Create IPoint with Lat/Long in decimal degrees and Z in feet

I have written an ArcMap v10 AddIn that reads a folder of geotagged JPEG's and creates a new feature class where each point is the geotag information from on of the JPEG's. The issue is: The GPS ...
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EPSG operations and operation methods

Querying through the EPSG database, I can see the tables epsg_coordoperation where transforms and conversions between different CRS are stored, and epsg_coordoperationmethod which stores the ...
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Which SRS is computational more effective to store continental scale data? (given some conditions)

For a Precision Agriculture application I need to make calculations in UTM projection. The data will be stored in Postgis and is made of soil samples results (point data) and field boundaries of many ...
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Projecting from State Plane (Oregon) into UTM (zone 10)?

I have an air photo with the following xy coordinate system name: NAD_1983_StatePlane_Oregon_North_FIPS_3601_Feet_Intl and the following in the description field: Projection: ...
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Is WGS84 itself a Coordinate Reference System?

I was wondering the difference between WGS84 and EPSG:4326 (see this). Can then WGS84 on its own be defined as a Coordinate Reference System? Or is it just a datum so that a Coordinate System must ...
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Difference between Geographic-3D and Geocentric CRS

I'll start with the OGP definitions: Geographic. A coordinate reference system based on a geodetic datum and using an ellipsoidal (including spherical) model of the Earth. This provides an accurate ...
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How to define a CRS using a projection rotated about a given point

I have a data set that uses a common projection, but has its own false easting and northing, and is rotated 315 degrees. I need to be able to work in this CRS and easily translate from one CRS to ...
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How to get the coordinate system from a PostGIS database?

My question is probably amazinlgy stupid, but I can't find the answer myself. I would like to extract from a database the latitude and longitude of points. For now, I'm getting x(the_geom) and ...
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How to make QGIS recognize EPSG:31468?

I have Shapefiles without a CRS (e.g. without .prj file). I would like to set the CRS (EPSG:31468) before I pass the Shapefiles. I tried the following: Setting a .prj file manually with the string ...
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How to create custom coordinate system in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a series of control points with xy coordinates in both NAD83 UTM and in a local grid. How can I go about creating a new projection file in ArcGIS 10 for the local grid?
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Read height data from Meridian 2

I'm having difficulties reading the Gridded height data (OS Meridian 2). I'm loading with OSGB 1936 reference system but have trouble finding the lat/lon data for each point. i.e.I open the attribute ...
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How to convert Grid North & Grid East into latitude and longitude?

We have grid north and grid east data that we have received for address information. How can this be converted into latitude and longitude? I am not sure what format this grid_east and grid_north data ...
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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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Spatial reference for dummies?

Can anyone recommend a good reference or tutorial that explains the principles of spatial references, projections, and coordinate systems? We are a small team of programmers working with GIS ...
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Coordinates of raster image from .TAB file

I have got a raster image (tif) from a mapping site and an associated .TAB file. I am trying to correctly map it into CAD/3d model - which I know is set up to the correct coordinates. The .TAB file ...
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Looking for help identifying projections and reprojecting

Hi there at the new forum, I'm still struggling with projections in qgis. The "Vogelschutzgebiete" reprojection worked. But these ones seem to be tougher: ...
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Saving spatial reference of MapInfo TAB-file to file (like .prj)

I have some MapInfo TAB-file and I'd like to save spatial reference to .prj-file. How it can be done?
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Setting spatial reference for MapInfo tab-file

How can I change spatial reference for tab-file in MapInfo Professional?
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Importing a PostGIS and a Delimited Text layer in QGIS, not overlapping

I'm a beginner in QGIS, and I have a PostGIS database and a CSV file I would like to visualize. I followed the instructions in this question and the answers, but it doesn't work for me, my two layers ...
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Calculating ECEF X, Y, and Z velocities between 2 points on Earth [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I calculate ECEF X,Y,Z velocities for GPS if I have no satellites This is my third attempt at explaining what I'm trying to do. If I have two ECEF X, Y, Z ...
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Need Image with Sweref99_1800 projection/coordinate system

I need third party image tiles (probably world imagery) under sweref99_1800 projection and coordinate system (EPSG 3008). I found this link ...
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QGIS layers no longer overlay when Enable 'on the fly' CRS transformation is on

My QGIS project has two layers - one retrieved from GADM (administrative boundaries of Guinea Bissau) and another one of the villages collected in the field using GPS Decimal Degrees - D.ddddd. If I ...
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Dynamic Text for coordinate system

I would like to change the dynamic script for a coordinate system from "GDA 1994 MGA Zone 54" (Taken from a cut down version of the dynamic text>coordinate system) to "GDA 94 z54" How would I do ...
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What does 1:10m mean related to map resolution?

On Natural Earth they offer maps at various resolutions. What does 1:10,000,000 mean? Does it translate to the number of points per square meter or mile?