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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Python script to read coordinate system of an input feature class? [duplicate]

How to read the coordinate system of an input feature class in python script. How we can use "Describe()" function and tool validator for that purpose
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extracting data from rasters using shapefile boundaries in r

I have a raster.stack of 8 environmental variables and a shapefile of Ecoregions for the southern U.S. files<-list.files(path='E:/Ecoregions Models/Border Bioclim/',pattern='asc', ...
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GCS_WGS_1984 Map in Esri Javascript

I created a dynamic map service in Arcmap and published to my server. The spatial reference used: GCS_WGS_1984. I used the javascript without basemap to display in a html. I cannot do a ...
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Getting SRID from prj file? [duplicate]

I've seen varying questions relating to this question. Except mine revolves around C#. I'm trying to validate that the projection I'm expecting matches what is in all the .shp files I'm reading. ...
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Why do I get wrong length using STLength on MultiLineString?

I have 2 MultiLineString representing the a route (first is driving there and the second is the return way) . MULTILINESTRING ((34.787315938035292 31.318235314177119, 34.788431415005249 ...
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Google Maps for other planets

I have visited, but do not remember where, Google maps for the Moon and Mars (I think). I am wondering if anyone knows what you have to do to generate the necessary GIS data (coordinate system, etc) ...
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Unknown gridlines on old Greenland base map!

Can anyone help me out please? I'm using an old 1:10,000 base map of Greenland for a mapping project with nice 10cm gridlines already drawn on. However it uses a coordinate system which is unfamiliar ...
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Coordinate System correctly renders both decimal Long/Lat and some number in the billions

I am new to ArcObjects and I have been creating an application which will (among other things) be reading data in from a sister program and plotting it on the map.I have found out that I can enter the ...
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How to Georeference Photos With No Spatial Reference?

I have about 100-200 field ground shot photos I would like to overlay in ArcGIS 10 that have no spatial information which I need to somehow develop using a photogrammetric formula. The camera was ...
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Transformation from WGS1984 to ITRF2008

We are using Projected Coordinate System: Ain_el_Abd_UTM_Zone_39N (Transverse_Mercator) in our GPS Devices and have valuable Coordinate data. Can I change the projection of this data this to WGS 1984 ...
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c# How can I get the spatial reference of a ArcGIS layer?

I m using the following c# code to add my layer dynamically on a arcgis silverlight application: ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer mylayer = new ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer() { ID = layerName, Url ...
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Why the layer can be loaded to Google Map not OpenStreet Map using MapServer?

Updates: Problem Solved !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Replace "wms_srs" "EPSG:3857" to "wms_srs" "EPSG:900913" in Mapfile !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am using ...
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Does the Load Data function in ArcCatalog automatically re-project the data?

If I have a feature class within a dataset in one coordinate system and using the Load Data function, load that data into a feature class of a different dataset that's in a different coordinate system ...
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Problem with plotting map in R

While plotting the gadm map of Russia in R, I have a problem at the 180 degree meridian, where part of the Russian region is plotted separately. You can see it on the plot using the following code ...
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Using PROJ.4 library to transform from local coordinate system coordinates to global coordinate system using ground control points?

I have a point cloud whose coordinates are with respect to a local coordinate system. I also have ground control points with GPS values. Can I convert these local coordinates to a global coordinate ...
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Confused about reprojecting Google Maps (latlong) to Irish Grid TM65

Trying to transform points taken from Google maps (as latitude and longitude) to Irish Grid TM65 using the spTransform in R, and I'm confused on something. Everything I find on the net tells me ...
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CORINE land cover 2000: coordinate reference system

The PDF in this link states that the CORINE land cover 2000 used ETSR89 as its coordinate reference system: http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/technical_report_2006_7 I wanted to check I am ...
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Creating nanoscale DEM with GDAL

A bit of a strange question perhaps, but let me give you a breif explanation of the background before my actual questions: Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is a method that, in short (and to my limited ...
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Which CRS fits “Lambert Conformal Conic Projection, Standard Parallels 46.40 and 49.20”?

I am trying to georeference a VFR chart in qgis and I can't figure out which CRS to use. Map projection - Lambert Conformal Conic Projection, Standard Parallels 46.40 and 49.20. Any ideas which ...
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Copy>Paste from meter to feet coord-sys, and coordinates don't change in ArcMap 10

My dataframe coordinate system is in UTM with linear unit Meter. If I have a Polygon shapefile in a UTM coordinate system with a linear unit of Foot_US and I am sent a shapefile in the same UTM ...
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Add MicroStation dgn to ArcGIS/ArcCatalog 10.1

I'm an iOS programmer but new to using ArcGIS 10.1. I'm having a problem loading my MicroStation dgn file to ArcCatalog. I've connected the folder containing my MicroStation V8i roadway design dgn to ...
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Stripping spatial reference

I am creating an exercise for remote sensing students and would like to take an existing raster and remove the spatial reference from the file so that the students can practice using another image to ...
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Python GDAL/OGR: WGS84 & meters units

I'm dealing with shapefiles projected in: GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984", DATUM["WGS_1984", SPHEROID["WGS_84",6378137,298.257223563]], PRIMEM["Greenwich",0], ...
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How do you convert to degrees and minutes from 8/9-digit lat/lon DMS code? [duplicate]

I'm trying to map the national bridge inventory, but the coordinates are stored in this 9-digit code for longitude (and 8-digits for latitude) EXAMPLE: Longitude is 81°5.8' Code is 081054800 Page 9 ...
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Distance measurements across UTM zones: use geographic or planar approaches?

I have a survey grid spread across 3 UTM zones (36N, 36S, 37S). I want to find the nearest (or shortest) distances of the centroids of these grids to roads and various points between. It seems like ...
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Mapping latlng values to a point on a HRAP grid

I have a copy of some NWS rainfall data loaded into a PostGIS database. Given a lat lng point, I want to find the rainfall for that given day. The original data are in XMRG format and projected ...
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Why are towgs84 definitions missing on Ubuntu 12.04 compared to Windows?

Why for some of my most used CRS the 'towgs84' part of the definition of the layer spatial reference system is missing, compared to the QGIS for Windows? EPSG 3004, 23032, 23033 when used with QGIS ...
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Editor and projections ArcGIS

When opening an edit session Arc is telling me that some of my shape files' coordinate systems do not match the data frame. Here is the data frame coordinate system: Stereo_70 Projection: ...
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How to convert Rotated Polar grid raster to Non Rotated Polar Raster? [duplicate]

I have a RCM data which is in rotated Polar system , I want it to convert into non-rotated polar RCM. How can i do this things ? Please give some guidance
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Geometry has incorrect latitude-longitudes

SELECT ST_SRID(geom) AS s FROM zones GROUP BY s; returns a single record: 4326 SELECT Find_SRID('public', 'zones', 'geom'); returns 4326 SELECT AsText(geom) FROM zones returns geometry like: ...
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Geoprocessing tool not executing when Map's SpatialReference is Web Mercartor

I am facing a strange issue when trying to execute GP service when my map's spatial-reference is Web Mercator. I appreciate all help. I have a JavaScript API application. Initially I only had my map ...
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If I've given two different layers the same CRS, why won't they overlay one another?

I have a "towns" and "state" shapefile for Massachusetts as two separate vector layers in QGIS. I've set the project coordinate system to WGS 84 at the bottom of the screen (next to the "coordinate" ...
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Datums in compound CRSs

Is there some specific constraint regarding vertical and geodetic datums within a compound Coordinate Reference System (CRS)? E.g. if the ellipsoid model should be the same or not, or if the vertical ...
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Some terms related to coordinate

I was googling coordinate related information all the day. Now I am confused with some concepts and terms. I hope some one can help me to make it clear. Geographic coordinate system Geographic ...
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When is a projected length calculated via a pythagorean distance more accurate than an ellipsoidal length?

I'm using spatialite 3.0.1 with the following test data (in EPSG: 4326): Name astext(geometry) ---------- -------------------- Belitsa POINT(23.563 41.947) Malko Tarn POINT(27.533 ...
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what is the difference between the Geographic coordinate, transformed coordinate and screen coordinate [duplicate]

What is the difference between the Geographic coordinate, transformed coordinate(projected) ,cartesian coordinate, and screen coordinate? Is there a live example? And what is the association between ...
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Which CRS to use for Google Maps?

I am trying to map a Shapefile (download) onto a Google Map using the Javascript API. The Shapefile describes the boundaries of NYC School Districts. The file's projection was Lambert Conformal ...
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GDAL/Python: How do I get coordinate system name from SpatialReference?

In Python, using GDAL, I've extracted a raster's projection as a WKT string as follows: wkt = dataset.GetProjection() # wkt is ...
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How can I find the SRID from the WKT out of a GRIB file?

I have a grib2 file which I'm trying to import into PostGIS 2.0 Raster and process. Trouble is, I can't figure out what the SRID is supposed to be, or one close enough for government work. Running ...
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Is it possible to change dynamically the map spatial reference?

I have a map that uses ArcGIS Online in the small scales. So my map needs to be in Web Mercator in small scales. In the big scales, my web client Flex application uses some feature and map services to ...
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Why do points shift when reprojected from WGS84 to a state plane coordinate? [closed]

We have a Trimble unit we use to collect equipment. We collect the data in WGS84 and differentially correct it and then reproject it to a state plan coordinate system. The points always shift the ...
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Calculating points in the USDA's Cropland Data Layer coordinate system

I need to integrate against the USDA's cropland data layer. They've got a demo and some API docs. The important query I need to run is this, given an (x, y) of say (1551459.363, 1909201.537): ...
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“Request contains a format not offered by the server.” Error when using CRS transformation with WMS in QGIS

When I try to load a WMS layer which has a WSG84 as a default projection and use a CRS transformation on it, it gives this error message: Request contains a format not offered by the server. The WMS ...
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How to create georeferenced and projected data from hand-drawn map?

I am preparing datasets for students in a spatial statistics course for a module on spatial autoregressive models. We will use ArcGIS 10.1. The first dataset will correspond to a mythical ...
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Deleting QGIS CRS

I've created a new CRS on QGIS but I assigned a wrong name mistakenly to CRS's name. Now I have the CRS defined but the name of the CRS is wrong, or not easily identifiable. I was wondering if ...
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Getting: org.opengis.referencing.NoSuchIdentifierException: No transform for classification “Transverse Mercator Zoned Grid System” with geotools

Using geotools I've been trying to create a referenced envelope after converting/reprojecting from WGS 84 to UTM with specific zones and it seems that either I need to do something with authority ...
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Which function for creating a POINT in PostGIS?

When defining a Point in PostGIS, when do you decide to use which of the following? ST_SetSRID(ST_MakePoint(lon,lat),4326) ST_SetSRID(ST_Point(long,lat),4326) ST_SetSRID(ST_GeomFromText('POINT(lon ...
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PROJ4 C++ API: Amersfoort RD New to WGS84

I try to convert between dutch RD New (EPSG:28992) and WGS84 (EPSG:4326) via PROJ4 C++ API. On the console this works with: cs2cs +proj=sterea +lat_0=52.15616055555555 +lon_0=5.38763888888889 ...
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Why does a raster in Gauß-Krüger has a little offset to a shape in UTM?

I have raster data (TIFF files) where I think it's spatial reference is in Gauß-Krüger ("DHDN_3_Degree_Gauss_Zone_3") and some shape files in UTM ("ETRS_1989_UTM_Zone_32N_8stellen"). As you can see in ...
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What to set spatial reference to after projecting to GCS_WGS_1984

I have a shapefile containing some sort of vectors or polygonal chains. This file is in the GCS_CH1903 geographic coordinate system (it is not specified though... if I import it into ArcMap it says ...