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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Defining custom projection using baseline survey coordinates

I have CAD data that I need to incorporate into a GIS analysis. The CAD data does not have a defined projection, but the drawings include a table of survey baseline points. I need to know if I can ...
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Changing layer extent to decimal degrees?

Using ArcMap or ArcGIS 10 ... In the photo below, you can see my extent is in meters while my projected coordinate system is in decimal degrees. How can I convert my layer extent to decimal degrees? ...
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QGIS Custom CRS has some glitches

I am georectifying scanned versions of Survey of India maps, which are in Everest spheroid and india_nepal datum. The exact parameters are: +proj=longlat +a=6377301.243 +b=6356100.2284 ...
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Writing shapefile with projection defined crashes fiona

I've just started trying to use Fiona to write out shapefiles. I found the example code below, which seems to work fine from shapely.geometry import mapping, Polygon import fiona # Here's an example ...
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Coordinate System Google Maps API

I am making an application in java using GMaps4JSF where the person will enter the address on the map I'll take this coordinate and consult on my postgis base regions in which region this point is ...
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Help with “projected XY to screen xy” conversion algorithm?

I'm trying to convert coordinates from any given coordinate system (be they the coordinates of a graph figure or a map, meaning they can span across both negative and positive values across any of the ...
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What kind of coordinate system is this?

I have a csv with a list of the world sea ports and their coordinates. The coordinates are in this format: 5234N 00226W How can i convert this to decimal Latitude / Longitude ? Data source
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Why some coordinate systems define x-axis as northings and some as easting?

The definition of north and east are pretty straight forward to grasp but only becomes difficult when used interchangably with x-y coordinates which have varying definitions for the direction of the ...
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How to find Latitudes and Longitudes of projections of the vertices of a rectangular plane below earth's surface? [closed]

I want to find out the latitudes and longitudes of projections of the vertices of a rectangular plane inside the earth's surface. I know dimensions of rectangle, angles of orientation and latitude and ...
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How to choose a coordinate reference system

I have a jpeg image of a reserve's layout and would like to use it to plot animals movements on i.e. GPS points. I have no idea which coordinate reference system to choose during the "georeferencing" ...
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Unique Natural Area Code (NAC) for a building

NAC is a geocode system for identifying an object anywhere on the Earth. I am going to assign a unique NAC address for each building in Detroit. But different NAC addressed can be assigned to each ...
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which map projection should be used for global map with geography and human demographics

I am working on a project to try to identify the most threatened populations (on a global scale) of having a limited access to freshwater. I want to compare those most at risk currently and then add ...
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Clipping Rasters from Mosaic Dataset in their Original Coordinate System

I am building a large mosaic dataset that contains several hundred rasters, which are spread across three UTM zones. My goal is to be build a tool in ArcMap (most likely within model builder) that ...
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User defined Coordinate Reference System (CRS) in QGIS is not located where expected?

I have received a shapefile with a user defined projection (i.e., +proj=krovak +lat_0=-32.923433 +lon_0=116.47485 +alpha=111.423433 +k=1.00004 +x_0=44328.529781 +y_0=1345943.211845 +ellps=GRS80 ...
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Spatial Join in QGIS 2.2

I am trying to spatially join point layers of some 12,000 women interviewed in Egypt to Egypt's polygon layers (administrative districts boundaries) using QGIS 2.2 and need some advice. I am a QGIS ...
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Can I define a transformation between 2D and 3D in Geotools?

I'm using Geotools, and I need to convert coordinates between 2D and 3D coordinate reference systems. I recognize that there's no universally-correct way to do this: 2D -> 3D means "making up" a Z ...
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Mis-aligned shapefiles in QGIS?

I'm a beginner at QGIS and I'm having trouble aligning my shapefiles. I have two datasets: one originally in WGS84 (lat/long) and another in Corrego Alegre/UTM zone 24S. I need to convert the second ...
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How to replicate ArcGIS coordinate transformation with ogr2ogr?

I need to be able to replicate with ogr2ogr a coordinate transformation that was executed in ArcGIS for Desktop. Both ArcGIS and ogr2ogr are based on EPSG standard definition. There's not only one ...
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New coordinate system?

I just had my mind blown in answer to my previous question. I was going to rework that question, but decided it makes more sense to ask a new one. I had been converting between ECEF and lat/lon, and ...
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NAD conversion in Mexixo

I am looking for the file "Mexico.gsb" which used with ArcGIS when datum shifting from NAD27 to NAD83 in Mexico.
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Problem with projection in meters with ArcGIS 10.1 [duplicate]

I hope you can help with the following problem. I have a shapefile and want to project it using a projected coordinate system with meters as unit. What I did was to change the projection from ...
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Why not measure elevation from the center of the earth?

In trying to understand Geoid vs Ellipsoid height, I ran across this page. One of the claims is: Zero elevation as defined by Spain is not the same zero elevation defined by Canada ...
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How do I construct (or select) an appropriate local Cartesian coordinate system, for an arbitrary small area?

I'm relatively inexperienced with coordinate reference systems, so please bear with me if I'm not putting this clearly. I have existing software which works with an abstract (un-referenced) 3D ...
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How to convert geospatial data with a custom SRS into ESRI Shapefiles?

I want to convert geospatial data stored in a .csv file into GeoJSON or ESRI Shapefiles. The problem is that the coordinate reference system is not in the database of EPSG codes. The originator ...
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Spatial data not aligning after Define Projection? [duplicate]

I have three shapefiles and two buffers made from two separate shapefiles. I was trying to do a spatial join and it kept coming up with an empty file even though there was clearly overlap. I realized ...
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QGIS Road graph setting not configure

I am using qgis valmiera on windows 7 pro 64 bit. I am unable to configure road graph setting. Layer feature Transport layer is not highlighted. Please tell me how to solve this problem. Please tell ...
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In FME Desktop, I have a custom coordinate system, I was confused how to translate it for MyCoordSysDefs.fme

I have a custom coordinate system that I was confused how to translate it to the MyCoordSysDefs.fme for use in Safe Desktop. Here's how it is represented in the prj file. ...
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Create buffer in Metres

I want to create a buffer in meters around points in Europe. But I cannot find a proper CRS for Europe that is in meters instead of degrees?
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Adding Geographic Coordinate System and Projected Coordinate System layers

So I have two layers that I am adding into ArcMap. I know for a fact that when you added the first layer with Projected Coordinated System, the 2nd layer, which has a geographic coordinate system ...
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Split a Polygon that Crosses International Date Line, ArcPy [closed]

I have a lots of existing data in WGS-1984 (too much to manually edit). I need to split these lines and polygons by the international date line. More projection information: ...
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Calling QgsProjectionSelector from QGIS Python plugin?

I am trying to create a dialog that allows the user to select a coordinate system from either the recently used projections or a general list of all available projections. This would basically offer ...
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QGIS Digitizing in Cartesian

I have a client, that needs some geological maps digitized (polygons) in a Cartesian grid. It would be a basic, square grid with North up, and coordinates in x and y. Some of the maps will need to ...
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Help defining custom CRS in QGIS 2.2

I'm trying to use EPSG:4479 in QGIS. 1) If I search for EPSG:4479, it returns a "Imported from GDAL" EPSG:4479, but it does not work. At the console, the following message is displayed: ERROR 6: ...
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Which UTM zone 32N with prefix should I use in Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany)?

I would like to store and use GIS-Data in Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany). The coordinate System should be UTM 32N with 32 as prefix (false easting = 32,500,000; not 500,000). I looked at EPSG 4647 ...
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Calculating closest distances in meters/kilometers given lat/long coordinates?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. I have a shape file containing points worldwide with lat and long, and another world map polygon file whose Geographic Coordinate System is GCS_WGS_1984 and Datum ...
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QGIS “transform error” after downloading from OpenStreetMap

Beginner's question. I am working on this tutorial: http://www.qgis.org/en/docs/training_manual/vector_analysis/basic_analysis.html After selecting WGS84 UTM zone 34S in Project Properties, I receive ...
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Creating custom CRS for India toposheets using QGIS?

Indian toposheets (pre-2000 series) of 1:50k scale are in Polyconic projection, with Everest 1956 spheroid and India-nepal datum. How do I create a custom CRS in QGIS to represent this, so that I can ...
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Georeferencing Vector Layer (shp) from Mollweide Projection to Custom CRS in QGis

the title might be a little complex. Its part of a massive project: I'm working on a fantasy world; a map, to be more specific. I basicly just started to paint a world map in Photoshop, but over time ...
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How to align an HDF layer

Forgive me, but I am completely new to GIS. I am using QGIS. I have a raster layer (HDF format) that does not align with other layers. All layers are projected WGS84 (EPSG:4326) and still the problem ...
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Persistent datum conflict error. Datums are the same

I'm clipping a number of features using other feature layers, and was careful to get everything into WGS84 beforehand, using what I thought were the proper datum transformations. Now I keep getting ...
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Help identifying a coordinate system

I have some "latitude" and "longitude" data that describes the Silverstone motor racing circuit in the UK. The coordinates look something like this: latitude longitude +03124.27986 +00061.07652 ...
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How to fix shape file projections

I have a project with several shape files. The files overlapping however. I have to go to unusable extents to even see the file on the same screen. I have tried using to project to as suggested here ...
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Why is shapefile not drawing in expected location after (or before) using Define Projection tool? [duplicate]

I have downloaded this zipped shapefile of bus routes from the City of Houston data portal. I then performed these steps in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1: Extracted the shapefile from the *.zip Added this ...
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How to project feature class located into 3 UTM Zones?

i have created a silverlight API web map application,for Saudi Arabia country, i have created a 3 search button, once search for "X,y", the problem with me is to how to define a probability projection ...
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Converting NAD27 geographic to grid

I have a series of lat/long coordinates in NAD27 that i need to convert to NAD27 zone 17n eastings/northings. I have ARCGIS 9.3 but no direct and reliable means for the transformation. Any ideas?
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How to get a “classical” globe projection

I have a shapefile of the world continents in EPSG 4326. To what reference system do I have to reproject my file to get a projecting like this globe below?
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reproject vector layer with pyqgis with new CRS does not worl

In QGIS I am running a script in th python toolbar to export all visible vector layers to a GEOJSON with this snippet: canvas = qgis.utils.iface.mapCanvas() allLayers = canvas.layers() for i in ...
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How can I see the overlay of two features (point & polygon)?

I am trying to open two digitized layers, one containing points in a region and second which I have downloaded separately for the region as polygon layer. I would like to overlay two of these layers ...
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What is the coordinate system of this maritime natural gas field map?

The Israeli Ministry of Natural Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources published a maritime map of the borders of a new natural gas field. The map is a part of a full license (PDF), a legal ...
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Error 14: Could not open CRS database

I am using Python Console and loading a Vector Layer using python commands. When the layer is added, QGIS first asks for the CRS to use, but I don't have all the CRS listed out to select the Reference ...