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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Statistically comparing two sets of coordinates [closed]

I have been given a task to compare two sets of points, one set being a set of predetermined points, on the other being a set of actual points that were taken in the field. I have to compare these ...
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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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Problem when converting to LCC projection

I am very much so a beginner.. but here goes. I have two maps that should line up with each other, but their projections are different. I've tried to use the gdalwarp utility to match them up, but ...
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Which equal-area projection to use for UK?

I have a bunch of UK polygons that are saved in my PostGIS database as WGS84 projection. I would like to calculate the area of these polygons using st_area. According to this answer I can save these ...
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Meridian convergence. True north, magnetic north and grid north

I'm having difficulty wrapping my mind around meridian convergence, the horizontal angular distance between true north and grid north. Say I want to determine if a feature lies to the east or west ...
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Where are the elements of an ArcGIS SpatialReference as a string representation defined?

This seems absurd, but I cannot find any documentation on what the various elements mean in the string representation of an ArcGIS SpatialReference object. The first part is obviously the Well Known ...
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How to specify coordinate reference system (CRS) for scalebar that is different to project CRS?

Is it possible to specify a coordinate reference system (CRS) for the scalebar that is different to the project CRS? For example, my project CRS uses geographic coordinates (lat/long), the reason ...
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Openlayers2 checking coordinate system of WKT or KML file

In my Openlayers2 based project I give the possibility for users to upload their own features in KML file or with a WKT string. I only want to accept features with ESPG:4326 coordinates. Otherwise a ...
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How To Use Tiled Map Services with Different Spatial References in ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I have the following code fragment in an esri page to try and change basemaps, the following code works, unless the next basemap layer uses a different spatialreference. if (baseMap) ...
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Where should I start advanced GIS learning

I am relatively familiar with most of the GIS stuff. I develop GIS applications as well with open source offerings. Still I find some lapses in my theoretical knowledge in GIS. What resources can you ...
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Adding * .prj file to output via Python script tool that creates fishnet?

I'm a new python user. I wanted to make a tool box like fishnet in ArcGIS 10.2. Everything, works fine. However, at output there is no .prj file, although spatial reference was defined at the tool. ...
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Is there an EPSG code to specify WGS84 in (lon,lat) order instead of (lat,lon)?

Is there an EPSG code like EPSG:4326 or EPSG:4329, but that specifies (lon,lat) order instead of (lat,lon)? I've tried exploring the websites http://spatialreference.org and ...
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PostGIS GML round trip confusion

I've investigated the issue of coordinate order in GML and each time I think I've got it but I find my self confused once again. I think some of my confusion may be to do with PostGIS. Doing a ...
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Compensating lat/long offsets after conversions

In my application I am doing conversions between two different formats of data. First format is a simple one containing NE and SW coordinates for a given rectangular area: area = { "sw": { ...
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Points in Polygon Query but having CRS issues (QGIS)

I have two files: A csv file that has lat longs listed for points. A shapefile that contains England NHS CCG boundaries (which usually uses the British National Grid). When I 'add a delimited ...
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How to specify a map units line wider than 100000 units

Sorry if this is a very beginner question, but I can't seem to find an answer online by searching. Is there a way to increase the size of the "map units"? I'm trying to draw lines attached to my ...
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Why do I get unexpected coordinates after converting EPSG 102014 to EPSG 4326?

I have this Europe map (EPSG 102014) and I am trying to convert it to EPSG 4326 using geoconverter.hsr.ch After the conversion is done, I expect that coordinates are in the range of -180,180 and ...
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Unknown Coordinate System Cadastral?

I have point data from a proprietary source that came in a coordinate system I do not recognize. Here is an example: Lat: 35205357 Long: -11.15933 It looks like a combination of UTMs and ...
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Which parameter and Data Type to set for spatial reference in ArcGIS Python script tool?

I developed a python script for user defined grid and I want to make a tool from this script. The problem I am facing is to set up parameter for spatial reference. I used GetParameterAsText ...
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CRS reprojection

I am trying to change the CRS of one shapefile that is originally in NAD27 to WGS84 in Qgis 2.6. When I proceed to make the change, I still continue to see the file in UTM coordinates... I've tried to ...
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problem changing CRS of a shapefile [duplicate]

I am trying to change the CRS of one shapefile that is originally in NAD27 to WGS84. When I proceed to make the change, I still continue to see the file in UTM coordinates... I've tried to save the ...
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Points In Attribute Table Will Not Display In Data View

I am using ArcMap 10.2.2 and opening a shapefile of points. My issues is this: the points do not appear in the data view. In other words, I cannot view the points in the display where they usually ...
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Grids not originating from 2D parameter spaces

Is there any specific name for grids on sphere (or geoid, or any other manifold/surface) that do not originate from 2D parameter space? For example generating a grid on a sphere using icosahedron ...
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Converting longitude and latitude coordinates to Indian Grid system?

How to convert lat/long coordinates to Indian Grid system? I've googled for a couple of days but didnt find the exact algorithm for this. and i got a link Indian Grid System. but i didnt get a ...
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What happens to feature class when importing to feature dataset?

I am creating a model that needs to ensure that all input datasets end up in the same coordinate system (among other things). I was originally going to batch project all of the datasets whether they ...
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Projection of COSMO-EU?

I have data points of COSMO-EU data stored in WGS84 coordinates. Now I try to transform them into coordinate system where the points becomming arranged to a regular grid. Does anybody knows the Proj4- ...
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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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Copy Feature Class to Feature Dataset

I try to copy a feature class to a feature data set but i get this massage see the screen shot , what might be the issue here?
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Is there a way to change the QGIS default CRS?

I'm working in a UTM projection and bringing in dxf layers from a different program. The dxf files are all in the correct UTM coordinates already, but when I bring them in I need to change the CRS to ...
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Formulae to convert WGS84 coordinates (B,L) to spherical coordinates (phi,lambda)?

How to convert WGS84 coordinates(B,L) to spherical coordinates(phi,lambda)? I Need Formulae? the thing I'm wondering seems quite simple but I've been searching through internet and library of my ...
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LatLon or LonLat, what's the “right” way to display coordinates and inputs?

I'm trying to get a sense if this is an issue for others or every input/output should be labeled so user is not confused and just go with it? I think almost everyone pronounces it as "LatLon". Who ...
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Creating a spatial reference in arcpy from projection name

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2, Python 2.7. I want to create a spatial reference from the name of a projection, e.g. NAD_1983_BC_Environment_Albers, using the arcpy tool ...
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Unknown Spatial Reference after Georeferencing in ArcMap

I am trying to georeference an image base on another *.tif, after rectifying i still have my Image as unknown spatial reference. Does somebody know how I can fix it?
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proj.4 definition for Moscow GCS_Bessel_1841 to WGS84 convertion

I'm developing an app which should show a map using Leaflet framework but i have no luck as the coordinate system on the map server differs from the one used by Leaflet. As a map server i use ...
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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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Misplaced Google Maps with OpenLayers plugin in QGIS?

I was using Google Maps with OpenLayers plugin in QGIS with my vector layer with projection EPSG:4326 with google map projection EPSG:3857 and "on the fly" transformation enabled. It was matching ...
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Checking whether Spatial Reference is Projected Coordinate System using ArcPy?

I'm modifying CreateFishnet in ArcGIS 10.1 using python.. I want to ask the user to input a projected coordinate as spatial reference. How can I check if the user didn't put geographic coordinate by ...
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Adding data from PostgreSQL to Query Layer of ArcGIS for Desktop warns that given coordinate references are incompatible?

When adding data from PostgreSQL in a Query Layer I get the warning "The given coordinate references are incompatible" I have added many other layers with the same properties no problems, but I have ...
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latitude and longitude coordinates into postal code with town names

Here is my problem. I have a csv file, with latitude and longitude coordinates. I would need to know the name of the French towns and the relevant postal codes that match these coordinates. My ...
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How to export projected layers with relative cartesian (x,y) coordinates in ArcGIS

I've got several GIS datasets for a national park in South Africa (elevation map, water points, elephant density and such). I have access to the full ArcGIS Desktop Advanced suite, but am no GIS ...
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How to set the Measure Tool Ellipsoid Default Behavior?

Using QGIS 2.6.0 Brighton, I want to overlay a shapefile (EPSG: 26910, Nad83 UTM10) over OpenLayers Google Satellite (EPSG: 3857, Pseudo Mercator), and reliably measure distances. Furthermore, I want ...
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How to define Winkel Tripel in proj 4.8.0?

I have QGIS with proj 4.8.0 installed. I'd like to add Winkel Tripel projection which seems to be defined as +proj=wintri But that definition string does not work. Is this a bug in my proj version, ...
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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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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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Definition of the WGS 84

Hi i'm having some trouble getting the following things straight with , does this make sense? EPSG:4326 WGS84 Coordinate system: WGS84 Datum/Ellipsoid: WGS84 Projection: longlat
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How to convert local Coordinates to lat/long Coordinates

I'm using QGIS to do some data analysis and visualization for my newspaper. I received some x,y coordinates from the City of Minneapolis that I can use to build some static graphical maps shaped like ...
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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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Transforming coordinates between wgs84 and UTM ED50 31N, what am I missing?

My problem is I must tranform a point cloud from wgs84 (geographic) to UTM (projected) ED50 for zone 31North. Easy, isn't it? Well, first surprise is I have several free webs who offer me this ...