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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Coordinate Transformation Issues

We are a GIS department using ArcDesktop and SDE 10.3. We are receiving service requests through a 3rd party web application (seeclickfix) that records the service request in WGS 84 lat/long. The ...
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GIS only shows the Latitude and does not shows Longitude in nc format file?

I've downloaded a global data-sets contained of .nc format. I tried to open it in ArcGIS model. I used the function Make NetCDF Table View to view the data, when i selected the Dimension, it only ...
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Extracting *.tif agricultural area from shapefile?

I am attempting to extract from an image using Esri shapefile that is in the zip file RR_KZKD2012 In ArcGis the spatial reference is Projected Coordinate System: WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_43N. Then am using ...
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What CRS is the USGS Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base?

I have trouble bringing land cover data from the USGS into a "decent" coordinate system. I obtained an .img file of the "Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0" from ...
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Importing shapefiles with unknown spatial reference into feature dataset?

I was wondering if I import shapefiles with unknown spatial reference into a feature dataset, with desired coordinate system, would that work?
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Feature Points Shapefile missing Spatial Reference Information

I'm working with ArcMap 10 and I have a feature points shapefile from the Florence (Italy) municipality open data (http://opendata.comune.fi.it/statistica_territorio/dataset_0040.html). Each point is ...
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Are State Plane Coordinates always derived from longitude and latitude?

Do state plane coordinates always begin as longitude and latitude? In other words, they are not another system that can be calculated without Long. and Lat., correct? I guess I'm saying, back in ...
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How to display the map within two longitude lines

I am new to GIS and I try to use the following code to display a pacific-centered world map. +proj=robin +lon_0=-198 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +ellps=WGS84 +datum=WGS84 +units=m +no_defs However the map ...
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Point Coordinates Conversion with unknown system

I've been using QGis for few weeks now. Although this site always came very helpful, I can't find solution to my recent problem: I have few points, and know their coordinates in "WGS-84" and "ISN-93" ...
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Problem with distance in QGIS

I start a new project with base on OpenLayers plugin but if I check the distance on QGIS with distance tool (I choose a straight road) I view 5.466m on QGIS and 4.300m on google (by walking). How is ...
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Postgis geometry column with different srid

I have a table that has geometry column named the_geom. I set SRID value to 29903. And I used Openlayers api to view data on map. I set map srid as 29903 and works well. But if I need to show my data ...
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Using CAD data that is not to be projected in ArcMap?

I need to incorporate CAD data into my geodatabase but the usual steps seem to require defining a projection or projecting the data in some way. All of my geodatabase's feature classes are in ...
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GeoTools, convert CRS for Google Maps

I'm trying to use GeoTools to convert coordinates from EPSG:3857 to various CRS, in order to display WMS layers on a Google Map. For example, I want to display a layer in the EPSG:4326 CRS. I have ...
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How to access Leaflet EPSG:3857 coordinates?

I read everywhere that Leaflet is internally using a spherical web mercator (EPSG:3857), but whatever I try I get either Lat/Lon (EPSG:4326) or strange coordinates I dont understand: ...
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QGIS for geophysical surveying?

I need to make 30x30 and 20x20 grid layouts with co-ordinate points in the corners. These points then need to be relayed to a GPS to be able to set the grids out in person and then survey them. The ...
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Layers with the same CRS in QGIS do not line up

I am busy with a project where I have to layer a .dxf and a .kml file but the layers are not lining up. The .dxf file's coordinates are completely wrong and the scale also does not appear to math up ...
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error 00289 while projecting raster

I tried to project satellite image of pixel size 2.5m*2.5m. It's in wgs84 UTM zone 44 North. I tried to project it to nepal_87 but failed. The error massage displayed was 'error-000289,failed to alter ...
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Estimating world position of origin of coordinate system based on its members global position?

I have n points of interests (POIs). I have a local coordinate system. For all these n POIs I know there position in this system, that is there x, y, z translation (local position) from origin of ...
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Coordinate Transformation in LAStools?

LasTool program only limited to UTM platform for coordinate transformation. (las2project,las2transform) Is there any other ways to transform coordinate for local projection in lastool? For example ...
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Converting grid co-ordinates to GPS co-ordinates

I need to convert grid co-ordinates from an old document to GPS co-ordinates that I can plot into Google Earth and ArcGIS. Here are the instructions: 'It was unfortunately not possible to produce ...
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Load USGS DRG into QGIS

I'm trying to load some DRG data from the USGS into QGIS. The source data uses UTM coordinate and I can't seem to get it to overlay with WGS 84 vector data. I (think) I've followed the recommended ...
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How to fix the error between two coordinate systems?

How do you think the shift of line is due to morphological change of river? Or it is due to deviation between two coordinate systems? Please point out !!
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map data is not lining up to basemap or ArcGIS Online map

on arcmap: i have tried lining my data frame coordinate system to the WGS 1984 World Mercator position but still will not align to basemap when I publish to ArcOnline. am i missing a step here?
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How to obtain WGS84 or Projected Bounds for given EPSG in postgis?

On the http://spatialreference.org, for almost all SRS are definied WGS84 Bounds and Projected Bounds. How to obtain this bounds from postgis? Spatial_ref_sys does not contains this information.
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rasters written with gdal show up with units of meters when they should be degrees

I have some SMOS soil moisture data packaged in a netcdf format distributed by "cp34-bec". I have been able to use GDAL to extract this data as a raster layer, using a projection i think is ...
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Which co-ordinate reference system should I use for the British Isles?

I'm wondering which co-ordinate reference system would be the best to use for a project covering the British Isles, since the UK and Ireland have separate systems - British National Grid and Irish ...
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What is/are the coordinate systems used in South Africa?

What are the principal datums and projections used in South Africa including the names of geodetic datums and their projections?
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Output of Add XY Coordinates?

I am trying to get the coordinates of the coastline. I have made a shapefile with points selected along the coastline, the coordinate system I have the shapefile under is WGS 1984 UTM Zone 30N. I have ...
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Adding Vertical Reference in Python to ArcGIS feature dataset

I am creating a python script to generate a terrain. In the process I am creating two feature datasets. However, in order to successfully create this FD, i need both horizontal and vertical datums. I ...
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Getting ArcGIS Desktop to understand LOAC so it calibrates coordinate systems correctly?

So I downloaded some data from the 2011 UK Census and I want to add it as a layer on my basemap. I couldn't see it on the map although it was in the Contents tab in ArcMap, so I zoomed out to full ...
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Projections way off on data imported into QGIS?

I have elevation data as a .shp from the USDA ARS and Hi-Res Orthoimages (Mystery Projection (UTM 15N?)) from the USGS website as geoTIFFs (plain NAD 83). I am trying to project all of the images ...
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When does a local system introduce errors in a map due to the earth's curvature?

If the extent of a map is very small, like a building plan, there is no coordinate reference system used. To which scale/size of building is that acceptable? Of course it depends on the precision ...
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How to create a customized grid with two coordinate systems?

I need to put two grids on a map - one in NAD27 State Plane CA Zone 5, and the other in NAD83 State Plane CA Zone 5 (feet) and have the grids be formatted properly. If I go into the Data Frame ...
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How to set CRS in QGIS using pyQGIS

This question is very similar to these one , but it's doesn't work for me. This is my try: ........ vlayer.setCrs(QgsCoordinateReferenceSystem(25830)) ...
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convert from PCS: Palestine 1923 Palestine Grid to WGS84 coordinate system

I have the coordinate system of points in GIS in PCS: Palestine 1923 Palestine Grid, is it possible to convert the coordinate system to WGS84 coordinate system?
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MODIS-Sphere to WGS84 coordinate system in ArcGIS

I want to overlay two global raster datasets on land use which use different coordinate systems (MODIS-Sphere & WGS84) using ArcGIS Desktop. There seems to be no direct transformation option from ...
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Troubles setting correct projection in SDE

I have to transformate data and change the coordinate system but have troubles to set it correct programmatically. I have: ArcGIS 10.2 / MS SQL-Server 10.0.5520 / sde 10.2.2 My steps: 1) Some ...
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How to do a coordinate transformation with EPSG codes in CTS?

Let's say I want to convert the following WGS84 (EPSG:4326) coordinate to UTM32N (EPSG:25832): 54.321, 9.876 Is there any tool to reproject x,y coordinates, apart from Proj4? links to the CTS wiki. ...
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What simple and light Java library to use for WGS84 to UTM conversion?

Geotools and Geotoolkit are huge and complicated. CTS (1.3.3 from Maven) failed on me by not even being able to run its own test example (slightly modified ...
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QGIS 'Save As' Reprojection Produces Different Results from ogr2ogr command line

Another 3857 vs 4326 question. When I reproject from EPSG:3857 to EPSG:4326 (and from .shp to .geojson) via the QGIS 'Save As' dialog, I get results that display in the expected place on Google Maps. ...
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Measuring distances when crossing UTM zones?

I like to calculate distance between two UTM coordinates which are in different zones. Could any one point me how I can do this. I found that we can map these coordinates in to a new projection for ...
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In PostGIS, is it possible to use `ST_SnapToGrid` align to a coordinate system?

I am wondering if it is possible to align a raster or geometry by specifying the coordinate system using the spatial reference identifier, i.e. 4326 for WGS 84. I did not see anything in the ...
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What is a coordinate system?

Please help me understand a coordinate system and how a coordinate system is relevant to a region of interest such as South Africa. I came across this term a couple of times and overlooked it because ...
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Projecting shapefile with unknown CRS to WGS84 using QGIS?

I've tried setting QGIS to on the fly, changing the layer settings, nothing. I'm at a lost cause. Although I am not a GIS professional. ...
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Calculating area with Europe Albers Equal Area in QGIS [closed]

I am trying to calculate the area for a number of polygons in EPSG:102013, having changed it from EPSG:3857. When using the field calculator $area, the entire column was returned as nan. Has the ...
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same projections but different extents

I have two shapefiles that contain the same projection (WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_51N) but their extents are far from each other. One shapefile has this parameters: Left:2.000000 m Right:7791.000000 m ...
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Is it possible to find Lat,Long coordinates of points within a polygon whose GPS coordinates is known [duplicate]

I have a set of gps coordinates which make up a polygon. Is it possible to find Latitude,Longitude coordinates of points within this polygon using GPS coordinates of the polygon I already possess. ...
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Adding multiple datasets to ArcMap with the same coordinate reference system but different transformations

I want to be able to load multiple datasets to my mxd, using various CRS (coordinate reference systems). Some of these datasets will use the same CRS, but with different transformations. When I load ...
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What would a map of the world look like if lat/longs were treated as projected coordinates? [duplicate]

I'm not quite sure if I'm phrasing this right. It's just occurred to me that lat/longs are two dimensional coordinates like any other projected coordinate system, so it's presumably possible to create ...
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What projection to use for many parts of the world

I'm creating a poster which has many separate maps (rivers of the world). I'd like to use a similar projection for each of them, so they're comparable in terms of shape and size. I guess I want some ...