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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How to solve coordinate differences between packages

I have two maps generated by two different methods. The first, I used maps package and the function map() and symbols(). On the other hand, I used the ggmap package with the ggmap() and geom_point() ...
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Why can't gdal save CRS information to GeoJSON?

gdal fails to add CRS definitions to GeoJSON files in some cases. Try this, for example, from any linux terminal that has gdal installed: # download the data wget ...
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Is spatial reference information suceptible to be translated?

In an English application that uses ArcObjects API from ESRI, the information regards the spatial reference system is displayed in English as the API gives it. If the application is translated to ...
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Longitude and Latitude Mixed Up on Map

I am trying to map a WFS layer with data originally coming from a PostGIS table, and using a OpenLayers 3. At some point in this process, I believe the longitude and latitude coordinates are getting ...
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What is causing invalid spatial reference error using ogr2ogr converting PostGIS to FileGDB in a Feature Dataset?

I am trying to use ogr2ogr to convert a layer from PostGIS to a FileGDB. I want the layer to be created inside a Feature Dataset. The spatial reference of the source layer is EPSG:3500. The spatial ...
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How to change Axis Order when transfering data from WFS to Postgis DB

I am using GeoKettle to transfer data from a WFS service to a Postgis DB. The projection of the geometries is WGS 84 : GEOGCS["WGS 84", DATUM["World Geodetic System 1984", SPHEROID["WGS 84", ...
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calculating raster summary stats/pojection requirements

I have downloaded the ArcMap online ‘World Administrative Divisions’ polygon layer, and then projected it into World_Behrmann. so my data frame properties are set at: World_Behrmann WKID: 54017 ...
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ArcPad GPS Data Captured misaligned

Data captured using ArcPad 10 is not displaying properly. The .shp file created in arcpad is diplaying a NAD 83 Zone 17 projection. From what I've been reading, the datum for GPS is usually in WGS ...
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Appropriate reference system for small-scale mapping of the Middle East

I want to create a thematic map of the Middle East that displays certain historic places and regions on a small-scale map (between 1:6.000.0000 and 1:12.000.000). The map has to center the boundary ...
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Vector points from csv file wrong location in QGIS

I am using QGIS 1.8 (I know old version), and uploaded a csv file with coordinates. The underlying basemap is from Google, using the Open layers plugin. This basemap uses WGS84-epsg3857, and my vector ...
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ERROR 6: EPSG PCS/GCS code error when running QgsGeometryAnalyzer().buffer

I am trying to buffer points from a FileGDB in a PyQGIS script. I setup my environment with the following batch file and run the python script below. The problem is that I get ERROR 6: EPSG ...
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Calculating surface and lines in 3D projection in R

For my internship research I am trying to compare the surfacearea and length of geometric shapes and lines in one coordinate system to another. I have a SpatialPolygonDataFrame in the European equal ...
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Rounding off coordinates in an SpatialPolygonDataFrame in R

EDIT AFTER COMMENTS After a comment of Whuber (Thank you!) I realized it will probably be most easy to incorporate a round(...) statement within my code to be able to work with less decimals. ...
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My map is little bit off

I am pretty new in GIS things and i have been learning how to use QGIS. Most of the maps are fine, but yesterday I went to GIS center at my University and I got the maps of my country that I will be ...
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How to import a map consisting of pictures

I want to built some sort of Fantasy Map with Quantum GIS. The whole map is built out of 128x128 single pictures, 16384 in total. It should be a flat map. How do I import these pictures and align ...
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Arcmap: transform an image from Web Mercator Projection to Simple Cylindrical (Plate Carree) projection

I have an image that is projected using the Web Mercator projection. Does anybody know how to transform (in Arcmap) this image from the Web Mercator projection to the Simple Cylindrical (Plate Carree) ...
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Whats an appropriate map projection for georeferencing aerial photos?

I have some aerial photos that were shot from directly overhead a 5x5 mile property. They were then mosaiced to create a continuous overhead tiff of the entire property. I am now going to ...
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How to make crs transformation of a QgsVectorLayer?

I need to transform QgsVectorLayers in python from one crs into another crs. By googling I found the following solution ...
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Question about projected coordinate systems 30m DEM for Contiguous US

What is the best Projected Coordinate System (PCS) for the contiguous US (whole, not parts) if I want to maintain distance and area accuracy as much as possible across a nationwide DEM dataset? I'm ...
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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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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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I'm new to GPS, and I had a quick question about clarity.

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 ...
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Calculating closest distances in meters/kilometers given lat/long coordinates?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. I have a shape file containing points worldwide with lat and long, and another world map polygon file whose Geographic Coordinate System is GCS_WGS_1984 and Datum ...
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Creating custom CRS for India toposheets using QGIS?

Indian toposheets (pre-2000 series) of 1:50k scale are in Polyconic projection, with Everest 1956 spheroid and India-nepal datum. How do I create a custom CRS in QGIS to represent this, so that I can ...
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How can I see the overlay of two features (point & polygon)?

I am trying to open two digitized layers, one containing points in a region and second which I have downloaded separately for the region as polygon layer. I would like to overlay two of these layers ...
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LiDAR dataset displaying 500 meters to the east of correct position

Why does my LIDAR dataset show up ~500 meters to the east of the correct position even though a spatial reference/coordinate system is provided? Some background: The LIDAR data were downloaded from ...
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LLA vs ECEF--which to choose?

I will be providing points in 3D to an external source via XML. One coworker suggests Lat/Long/Alt and another suggests ECEF. We can do either without much trouble. We have an existing product that ...
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Kartograph - “projection not named”

The Kartograph package looks very promising, so I have been trying play around with it. As it turns out, I have been able to get the most basic map to work (the "world.json" example), but I could not ...
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Intersection between a ray from lat, lon, alt, with pan, tilt and earth's surface

I have a problem that consists of finding the intersection point between a ray from a given lat, lon, alt, that is looking to a given pan and tilt angles and the earth's surface. I need the lat, lon ...
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How does Arbitrary Coordinate System in QGIS work?

I have got the drill hole data, which needs to be geo-referenced based on non-earth coordinates system (with no datum, ellipsoid information defining through Custom CRS). Could any one explained me ...
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Converting custom grid to OS grid

I have two sets of data, one is in OS coords, no problem there, but the other was set out in about 50 off 10x10 metre grids aligned to a 'feature' on the ground. I do have the OS coordinates of their ...
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Gauss-Krueger coordinates in Openlayers

I want to show the coordinates of my map in gauss-krüger coordinates, but nothing works. I tried another projection, displayProjection, lonLat.transform but the answers are the same. my source ...
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Reference to Basemap instance's coordinate system

I use the matplotlib basemap toolkit (mpl_basemap.Basemap) to plot GeoTIFF images on a map background using pcolor() or pcolormesh(). For this purpose, I need to transform a meshgrid of x and y ...
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Help me convert this US Lambert Conformal Conic Google Maps Projection to Australia

Following on from this question: Identify what projection this Australian map uses? <- this is the sort of map i want to load in I need help changing the bits necessary in this example of Lambert ...
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proj/pyproj converted coordinates offset

I'm using pyproj to convert some coordinates from WGS84 to OSGB36. When mapped out the converted and unconverted don't map to the same places on a map. The OSGB36 coordinates are mapped about 100 ...
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How to set Scale Factor for Lambert Conformal Conic (LCC) projection in ArcGIS Desktop?

The projection for my state according to my country's Mapping Agency is in a specific Lambert Conformal Conic (LCC) projection. They have given values for the following parameters: False Easting ...
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Spot NDVI spatial reference system

I have a series of spot NDVI data for Australia and I need to extract some information from it. Unfortunately there is no spatial reference system attached to it. This is one example of the data (HDF ...
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How to define coordinate system and geographic transformation for a CAD drawing?

I am a GIS guy and I occasionally work with CAD files as well. Now I need to know how I can define a coordinate system and a geographic transformation for a CAD Drawing. According to ESRI: "You can ...
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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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Adding X,Y data and viewing with existing shape file

Excuse me for a simple question. I have CSV files of X,Y data (in decimal degrees) that I want to add to a map and view with a shapefile of level III ecoregions that I downloaded from the USGS ...
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Coordinate system for map downloaded Digimap?

I have download a 1: 25000 map from Digimap. It came as a tif file along with a tfw file. When I try to import the tif file as a raster layer, I get the following message: 'this layer appears to have ...
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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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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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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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Spatial Reference and Area/Length Attributes relationship

I currently allow users to add a shape file in. From the shape file, allow the user to generate a new layer base on the polygons from the shape file's polygon they imported. Generating the new ...
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Why do GRASS' NC dataset and USGS' CONUS dataset coordinates disagree?

In the course of trying to figure out a specific data extraction task, I'm trying to understand the coordinate system used by GRASS. For a while, I'd been working with elevation data near Raleigh, NC, ...
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R to ArcMap, erroneous change of spatial reference

I have SPOT5 imagery from Northern Sweden / Finland. Data is downloaded from SACCESS service and is provided in Sweref99 TM projection. When opened in ArcMap the data is shown in Sweref99 TM as ...
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What is coordinate system of US 1990 census tract data

I would like to set coordinate system of US 1990 census tract data using ArcGIS for Desktop. Do you know how I can do this?
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Table to ellipse not working properly

I have a point shapefile with fields major_axis, minor_axis, azimuth, POINT_X and POINT_Y. There are values in those fields. I run Table To Ellipse, it goes without errors but what i get at the end is ...
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Converting coordinate system of feature layers and datasets programmatically

I am trying to convert coordinate system of featurelayer and datasets using ESRI.ArcGIS.DataManagementTools.Project . The tool works fine in ArcCatalog . I have doubts about the parameters i am ...