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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 projection, reprojecting, and wrong area values [duplicate]

Apologies for duplication--this was mentioned in a previous post, but was suggested that this specific problem should be posted separately. My data: http://water.usgs.gov/GIS/dsdl/aquifrp025.tar.gz (...
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Identifying my coordinates from external datasource

I'm working with data received from an agency outside of my office and two columns in the dataset are labeled 'CompX' and 'CompY'. Here is a sample set pulled from the spreadsheet: +-----------+------...
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XY data --> NAD_1983_2011_California_Teale_Albers always fails?

In ArcGIS 10.2, I am importing XY (point) data from excel, and have been having trouble projecting it into the following Projected Coordinate System: NAD_1983_2011_California_Teale_Albers -- NAD ...
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Counting number of points in 1 km grid covering surface of Earth?

I want to cover surface of earth with equal sized shapes and count number of points within each cell. shape of cell doesn't matters (triangle, hexagon ...), neither area, but equality of them is ...
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Does the NED use geocentric or geodetic latitude?

What kind of latitude does the National Elevation Dataset (NED) use? Geocentric or geodetic or something else? I can't find the information anywhere on their site (http://ned.usgs.gov/index.html) or ...
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Calculate end point Height above the MSL of the target point given a starting point, distance, azimuth and elevation [duplicate]

We need to find the end point height (from the earth surface) given the start point lat, lon, azimuth (270 deg), distance (500 km) and elevation above the horizon of start point (10 deg). The ...
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Moving object of fixed dimension without distortion

I am trying to move a polygon object in a shapefile to a new location. I will perform an offset so that the process can be automated by shifting the object to a new geographic coordinate or moved by ...
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Converting from an x-y coordinate system to latitude/longitude

I'm building an indoor wifi-based tracking system that can calculate the position of a device in meters relative to the sensors distributed throughout the building. So far I've gotten to the point ...
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ESRI : 54019 or World winkel II in QGIS

Currently I didn't find World winkel II or ESRI : 54019 coordinate system support in qgis. One of our client using this.. Can any one tell me a solution to load shape files,which are using his ...
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How to convert crs projection of Map in qgis

I am totally new to GIS. I have a qgis project. I am adding the screenshot. As you can see the map is sort of rectangle in projection. How can i project it like this (without the grids) Thanks
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What projected coordinate system to use for whole of USA? [duplicate]

I need to determine a projected coordinate system for a wide area that exceeds more than one zone? For Example: If I want to give US a UTM projection which zone will be represent the whole US? P.S....
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How to calculate x/y in a different coordinate system in QGIS 2.4?

I'm trying to calculate Northing Easting in QGIS. I can get it to calculate my lat/long using \$y and \$x in the field calculator. I changed coordinate systems to what I want it displayed at, but it's ...
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what is the output coordinate system when I use Near3D tool in ArcScene?

I added a 3D rectangular surface (rectangle formed by 3D points) and a 3D point as two different shapefiles and then I tried to use Near3D tool. Then it gives an error "Datum conflict between input ...
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which Coordinate system should I use for 3D analysis?

I am creating 3D surface below the earth's surface using ArcGIS and then I need to find distances to the plane from the surface. Which coordinate system shall I use? 3D interfaces like IProximity3D ...
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Why can't I reproject from HARN State Plane Ft Intl to State Plane Ft?

I'm attempting to reproject a feature class that is: NAD_1983_HARN_StatePlane_Oregon_North_FIPS_3601_Feet_Intl to our standard, which is: NAD_1983_StatePlane_Oregon_North_FIPS_3601_Feet When I ...
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How to adjust the projection of a buffer?

I'm using ArcGis 10.1, and when I do a buffer at a point, the created buffer do not match the dimensions I asked for. For example, in the creation of buffers, in the option 'linear unit' I choose 50 ...
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Draw arc in Geo map WGS84 coordinate system

im trying to draw an arc in OpenLayers, in non Geo map it works well and here is my code: function calculateArcPointsNonGeo(center, radius,startAngle,endAngle,segments) { var pointList = ...
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How to add .shp file to ArcMap? [closed]

Ive spent the last 12 hours trying to figure out how to use ArcMap. Ive made about 2% progress. I attached the link to the .shp files at the bottom. Ive been exporting .shp files via Pathfinder ...
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What's the correct way to reproject a population raster?

I'm working with a population raster that is in the WGS84 coordinate system, and I want to get it into a projected coordinate system (Albers Equal Area), using ArcGIS 10.1. According to the metadata, ...
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Can't find correct coordinate system: UTM83 Zone 15 forcing input in meters; need it to be read in feet

Forgive me, I'm a CAD person, and am very new to GIS. I've searched google and this site extensively for an answer, with no luck. My problem is that I was given a large number of sistered Raster ...
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Raster and vector layer in the same CRS don't match

While adding multiple raster and vector layers (and setting them all in CRS WGS84) in QGIS 2.2, they don't seem to overlap. Interestingly enough, only raster files overlap between each other, the same ...
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How do I display NYC community specific data on an interactive map without longitude/latitude coordinates?

I have downloaded the NY Department of Sanitation's Monthly Tonnage Collection data from https://data.cityofnewyork.us/City-Government/DSNY-Monthly-Tonnage-Data/ebb7-mvp5#revert and I want to use this ...
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Convert from WGS84 to GDA94/MGA94 on iOS

I have a mobile app (iPhone/iPad) for recording data and taking notes, including photographs, and a government client needs GPS coordinates attached to each photo. They require coordinates in the ...
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Projecting GCS Australian 1984 to WGS 1984 UTM (or similar) to get units of meters?

I am currently trying to run a kernel density analysis and need to change the co-ordinate system to a UTM measurement in order to set some meaningful biological constraints to my seabird data (eg, ...
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Choosing projection to use for Least-Cost Path analysis at continental scale?

I am trying to find least cost paths from the southern USA to the Great Lakes region (for example). My resistance layers are currently in an equal area projection but I'm wondering if I should convert ...
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Using Google Map Spatial Reference to plot HeatMap?

Basically I am trying to plot a Google heatmap based on the JSON objects returned. Here is my JavaScript: function getHeatMap() { var gradient = [ 'rgba(185, 185, 203, 0)', ...
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Which projected coordinate system should be used for mapping the US?

I'm on a project requires integrating data for all states in the US. It means I have two roadway datasets and I'm going to assign the attributes of roadways in one dataset to the same roadways in the ...
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Can't get SRS from PostGIS using Proj4 text

I'm having a problem transforming a point from the Australian MGA UTM datum (eg MGA Zone 51 http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/28351/) to WGS84 using GeoDjango. I've narrowed that down to a problem ...
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Creating a custom Lambert Conformal Conic projection in ArcGIS 10.1 and/or 10.2.2

referring to the table below, I am trying to use the values on the left from another program that uses different terms for the parameters of a custom projection. I just wanted to make sure that I'...
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Reference Coordinates System bounds

I have a catalog that contains different coordinates system definitions. I have a web interface where one should be able to see a given coordinate system extent in a google maps view. My question ...
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Using Spatial References with ArcPy after *.prj files no longer installed by ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop?

I'm writing a python script that uses the CreateFeatureclass_management tool, without a template. One of the required parameters is a spatial reference. I used to be able to point to the system *.prj ...
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Create feature task could not be completed because coordinates or measures are out of bounds?

I'm trying to create a layer based on a feature class, in ArcMap (I've created a geodatabase from ArcCatalog and linked it to PostgreSQL). The feature class that I've created is registered as ...
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Coordinate System Alignment

I have four shapefiles with different original projections that I am trying to bring into ArcMap 10.2. How do I set these four shapefiles to a single projection that will display the layers correctly? ...
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How to set a coordinate transformation GRID

Does anyone know how to set a coordinate transformation in qgis so I can measure the distances in meters or kilometers? If anyone has a clue, would be just great. Thanks!
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Coordinate Reference System issues between SHP and Raster file

I am having an issue with the CRS of a given Aster DEM. I have downloaded a Aster DEM from www.oziexplorer3.com which comes with the EPSG:4326 - WGS 84 as the CRS. This is a DEM from Gabon, and all ...
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How to measure areas using an official CRS which is not available in QGIS?

I am very new to QGIS and doing a project on Glacial Lake Outburst & Flooding (GLOF). I am trying to find the area of a lake using images from Google Earth 7.0.3.8542. I am using the WGS84 CRS ...
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ArcGIS Conversion Error While Converting ED50 Datum to WGS84 Datum

With ArcGIS for Desktop, I tried a datum conversion of Transverse Mercator ED50 Datum to Transverse Mercator WGS84 Datum. Normally, the difference between two projections is approximately 180 meters ...
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When to reproject LAS data?

I've downloaded a few LAS files from the NOAA: http://www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/data/coastallidar I used lasinfo to get the coordinate system of the LAS files and it returned: ...
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Determining accuracy of coordinates from handheld GPS?

I'm working on a project for class, and I'm mapping GPS on Google Earth with a KMZ file. I used a handheld GPS 24°6.691'N + 74°27.833'W. How accurate is my coordinates? I know I'm in decimal minutes!...
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How to get the Measure Line in Yards (not Feet)

I'm using Qgis Dufour 2.0.1 and the Openlayers Plugin for images. I'm working on a golf course project where everyone thinks in yards. I've tried different CRS (now working the State Plane Missouri ...
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Any difference between EPSG:3003 and EPSG:102091?

I am working on QGIS 2.2.0. The PRS I am working on is Monte Mario / Italy zone 1 (EPSG:3003), with the following parameters: PROJCS["Monte Mario / Italy zone 1", GEOGCS["Monte Mario", DATUM["...
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Creating raster pinned to cartesian coordinates using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm looking to create a raster such that the edges of the raster are aligned perfectly with the cartesian coordinates of the underlying projection. I am using a custom Lambert conformal conic ...
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Project one layer in qgis using projection CRS of another layer

I am using QGIS 1.6 and have imported a set of latitude, longitude points from a csv file as a layer. I also have another layer from a shape file. When I go to layer->properties for the second layer I ...
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“CRS selector” dialog after running a script

I add an empty vector layer using the following script. layer = QgsVectorLayer('LineString', 'MyLayer' , 'memory') QgsMapLayerRegistry.instance().addMapLayers([layer]) After I run the script, "...
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Geoserver: gs:Reproject in SLD fails

I want to reproject data via sld: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?> <StyledLayerDescriptor version="1.0.0" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.opengis.net/sld StyledLayerDescriptor.xsd"...
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How can I define coordinate system of feature class when overlaying with coordinate zone shapes in python?

I have generated bounding boxes for CAD drawings that do not have defined coordinate system files. I know that each drawing could be in one of 6 different systems that do not overlap. My idea was to ...
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Shifting a CAD file from ATS77 MTM 5 to NAD83 CSRS UTM 20

Looking to make the coordinate system shift in ArcMAP (for Nova Scotia) between ATS77 MTM 5 and NAD83 CSRS...NTv2 file?
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Free .exe for coordinate transformation lat-long - UTM

I need to find a simple program for Windows which transforms lat-long to UTM. I know that there a websites to do this, but this is for use with the emergency services. The forestry commision use gps ...