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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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 ...
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How to identify grid shift file used by osgeo in Python?

I wrote a Python script reprojecting points from a source coordinate reference system (SCRS) to a target one (TCRS) both identified by an EPSG code. I would like my python script to retrieve details ...
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What is displayed when I am using a geographic CRS for my project

I understand that each geographical dataset has a CRS, and that in order to overlay them, you need to either make sure that all datasets use the same CRS, or re-project some of them (or use on-the-fly ...
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What does 'projected bounds' and 'WGS84 bounds' mean in the definition of a CRS (on spatialreference.org)?

The site http://spatialreference.org gives 'Projected Bounds' and 'WGS84 Bounds' for each Coordinate System. What does these 'bounds' mean? e.g. for ETRS89 / UTM zone 32 N this is given: I know what ...
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How can I find an appropriate coordinate reference system?

I have a worldmap and need to present different countries (e.g. Japan and France) in different extracts in QGIS. Thus I need to find out the best way to decide for an appropriate CRS for the ...
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problem of buffering a point on large areas with a projected coordinate system

could someone clear this up for me please. i remember reading an article not long ago on the web about the problems associated with buffering points on a globe due to the fact that a globe uses angles ...
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How to get CRS of a raster layer in pyqgis?

I have this problem accessing to the coordinate reference system(crs) of a raster layer map. I wonder if such thing is possible? I have used this xml from GDAL open map service to load in a raster ...
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Ok to measure and union a projected-on-the-fly shapefile in ArcMap?

I have a dataframe in arcMap 10.0.4 that is of Africa Albers Equal Area Conic PCS. I bring in a census shapefile of WGS 1984 CS and it is projected on the fly. I do 2 things: I use the calculate ...
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why can I only define 6 custom CRS?

Using Q GIS 1.8.0 - I am trying to create several custom CRS definitions for the purpose of rectifying several split areas of a census shapefile. In the "Custom Coordinate Reference System Definition" ...
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Why does QGIS 1.8.0 crash when I try to set up CRS on Win XP?

I have a problem with my qgis 1.8.0. When I click on any button that set CRS or try to set the coordinates on the fly, qgis crash. I try to uninstall the program and re-install it again using ...
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Data points Imported into QGIS are in the middle of ocean

I'm new to QGIS and tried importing some GTFS data in the CSV format (stops.txt). The project CRS, base map CRS and GTFS CRS have all been set to Google Mercator, but the points that are supposed to ...
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Where is list of Geographic Transformations in ArcGIS, and their areas of applicability?

I have some data in Provisional South American Datum 1956, and I need to project it to Web Mercator with WGS84 as the datum. When I use the project tool in ArcGIS desktop, it requires a Geographic ...
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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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Which Geographic Transformation to use for WGS_84 to D_Sphere?

I have a shapefile for world countries and I want to reproject it from GCS_WGS_1984 to Sphere_Eckert IV. However, it asks for Geographic Transformation; it says this is optional but it is required in ...
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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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Extent is zooming map to 0,0 in ArcGIS API for Silverlight?

When I use this code (from the example): ESRI.ArcGIS.Client.Geometry.Envelope myEnvelope = new ESRI.ArcGIS.Client.Geometry.Envelope(); myEnvelope.XMin = -130; myEnvelope.YMin ...
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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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ArcGIS Desktop, shapefile and EPSG code

Why a shape file with CRS WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_22N en Arcgis has a differrent prj file than the EPSG:32622:WGS 84 / UTM zone 22N WKT ? Can I replace Arcgis .prj file with EPSG:32622 WKT ...
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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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Coordinate system and projection for georeferencing Google Maps image in ArcGIS Desktop?

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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Which is correct projection in ArcGIS Server for EPSG:3857/900913?

I want to publish a mapservice in ArcGIS server, which will be overlayed on Google Maps or Bing Maps. For this, the Map Service needs to be in EPSG:3857/900913. The Google Maps projection is supposed ...
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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?