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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GeoToolKit conversion from lat/long to UTM

What is the proper way to convert lat/longs to a UTM coordinate system using the Java geotoolkit API? I have not worked with GIS software before, so maybe what I am trying to do is not directly ...
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PRJ file for Stereo70 S-42 projection?

I receive lots of Romanian maps with the projection STEREO70 with Datum "S-42 for ROMANIA". I have only found the "Stereo 1970.prj" by ESRI, and when I open the maps with my GIS software the ...
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How to decode Magellan URL coordinates to lat/lon

Magellan uses this URL to designate a coordinate in New York: mgn:///address/?coord=merwFvlqbM,name=Viva%20Herbals%20Pizzeria,number=179,street=2nd%20Avenue,city=New%20York,country=US How can I ...
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How to convert Lat & Long from Onemap.sg to Google Maps

I have a set of address for Singapore, I would like to take the Lat & Long from onemap.sg (SYV21: X, Y / Easting, Northing) and then store it in my databse , convert into (WGS84: Longitude, ...
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Please help me identify this CRS. How could I identify this myself in the future?

I'm trying to georeference this map, but I don't recognise the CRS. It is for a region of Tanzania. Here is the image on imgur in case Stack Exchange compresses the image. How would I go about ...
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How to determine Earth co-ordinates?

I just read about latitudes and longitudes. I read latitudes are imaginary lines that run around the earth and longitudes are lines that run around from top to bottom. Using this system: 1. ...
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Computational most efficient way to convert Cartesian to Geodetic Coordinates

As far as I understand the literature there are several ways to convert a set of geoecentric cartesian coordinates to geodetic coordinates Bowring, 1976 Borkowski, 1989 Lin & Wang, 1995 Toms, ...
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How to speed up this simple MySQL points in the box query

MySQL doesn't have nearest neighbor search so. So I try to come up with a "distance" that's reasonable so the number of returned query is around 20-200. That way innodb doesn't have to compute ...
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How to define ITRF 92 and ITRF 2008 using Proj4 parameters in QGIS?

I know how to define a CRS, but this particular one is giving me a headache. I was unable to find the EPSG code at spatial reference. The main reason for asking this is that raster and vector data ...
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Importing GPS coordinates correctly

I am importing a gsx set of waypoints with lat/lon taken in degrees, minutes, and thousandths of a minute. When they are added to my project, the waypoints are not showing up correctly - the ...
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How to find embedded Coordinate Reference system in a Layer

I want to find CRS in an added shape file. Ex. In Arc GIS if we go to Layer Properties and Source we can find embedded CRS to a layer. How to find in QGIS, embedded CRS ia a layer/ Shape file??? I ...
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Is there a way to erase GeoTIFF header?

I've got some GeoTIFF files that have wrong bounding box extent and wrong CRS associated to. Fortunately I know the right CRS, but even associating it to the files (I've tried both with QGIS and ...
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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 ArcGIS Desktop recognize WMS CRS?

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