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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Layer is too small compared to rest of map? [duplicate]

I do apologize I am very new when it comes to this, this is my first GIS class. So I have one layer like this And I am trying to add another layer, but it is extremely small and placed in the ...
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Using British National Grid Transformation OSGB_1936_To_WGS_1984_NGA_7PAR in ArcGIS Desktop?

In ArcGIS 10 a new transformation has been added for converting between WGS84 and British National Grid. What is OSGB_1936_To_WGS_1984_NGA_7PAR? How should it be used when compared with the ...
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NAD 1983 Illinois State Plane- not projecting correctly

I'm having trouble with CAD drawings not projecting correctly within ArcMap 10.2. I am working in NAD 1983 State Plane Illinois East FIPS 1201 (US Feet) and want my CAD drawing to be located in the ...
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Equal Area SRID for Australia

Does anyone know the SRID for an equal area projection that is suitable for the whole of Australia? I realize that I could make my own (which I have done) but I am looking for one that is present ...
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Best formula for calculating short distances in UTM?

I'm fairly new at calculating distances with precision, but I wanted to know what is the best formula for calculating short distances in UTM coordinates. The distances that I'am calculating are all ...
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How to calculate areas for data that covers the whole of Australia [duplicate]

I have a polygon shapefile showing mining areas across all of Australia. I want to calculate the area for each of the polygons however they have been provided in a Geographic Coordinate System ...
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Transforming GCS_North_American_1983 to GCS_WGS_1984 using ArcGIS Desktop?

I posted Is there projection issue with Natural Resources Canada (NRC) Canada Atlas hydrology data? describing a shift in some of the NRC data (not all). Apparently, this shift has to do with ...
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How do you check if two feature classes have the same spatial reference?

Using arcpy, how do you check if two feature classes have the same spatial reference? Just checking if the two are equal doesn't work: >>> import arcpy >>> fc1 = ...
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Scale and density values in density map appear wrong when in projected coordinate system?

I'm making a series of maps illustrating different aspects (road density, location of dams, elevation etc...) of a single watershed in California. In most of my maps, I've had the projection set to ...
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Which coordinate system does MapTiler use for its “Photoshop Overlay for Google Maps” page?

I am attempting to use this MapTiler webpage to create a background image that I can position my image over and then use GDAL to generate tiles. My process is: Position the map on the MapTiler page ...
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Converting DEM in degree decimal to meter using ArcMap?

i am trying to make cell size of satellite image and DEM equal for Maxent. cell size of satellite image is in metric but DEM is in degree decimal. how can i convert DEM in degree decimal to meter ...
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Batch conversion of XY coordinates to latitude and longitude

I'm working on a school project. I have this dataset from Sacramento, California http://data.cityofsacramento.org/search/?q=police I want to convert the XY coordinates to latitude and longitude, in ...
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Transform itrf96 to web mercator 900913 proj4s

I am using cached basemap tiles with itrf96. proj4 version is like this: Spatial Reference Page +proj=tmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=27 +k=1 +x_0=500000 +y_0=0 +ellps=GRS80 +units=m +no_defs I want to ...
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How to use Esri custom geographic transformation in FME Desktop 2015 Workbench?

I am trying to reproject DWG files from one projection system to other using a custom transformation created by me with ArcGIS. When I execute it reprojects the data but does not use the custom ...
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How can I create custom projected coordinate system in arcpy?

I want to create my own projected coordinate system based on one of geographical coordinate systems and set custom values to properties as longitude, scaleFactor etc. I found SpatialReference class. ...
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What is the difference between spatialreference.org catalogs: EPSG, ESRI, and User-defined?

I'm trying to understand EPSG codes. I've been to the spatialreference.org site, and in its "about" link, it states: "There are currently three distinct catalogs of spatial reference systems on this ...
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Which projection system should I use to have my layers over Google Maps as basemap?

I am using Openlayers 3 with Google Maps in javascript to have my custom layers over a Google Maps basemap. My layers are in Projection EPSG:4326 (WGS 84), but are not falling in place on the ...
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Why do pyproj and matplotlib basemap produce different results when they convert my lat-long data into a CRS?

pyproj and matplotlib basemap seem to produce differing x-y values when they convert my lat-long data into the same CRS (such as Albers Equal Area). These x-y values tend to be off by hundreds of ...
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Is it safe to query for points contained within polygons using a lat-long projection?

I'm querying for points contained within a polygon. All data - both points and polygons - is stored in latitudes and longitudes. Technically I should probably project this data to a suitable local ...
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Should I set the projection if the data has already been projected?

I need to plot some data which was produced on a native grid with a lambert conformal conic projection. I need to create a geotiff (using python and gdal) and was wondering how to go about and do ...
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Querying for points within polygon in MySQL?

I have polygon in this format POLYGON(23.816364700000001 87.574939799999996 ,23.814872699999999 87.572279100000003 ,23.812595399999999 87.572279100000003 ,23.809925700000001 87.571678300000002 ...
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Ways to make distances more apparent

I have made this map: The intention of the map is to make it clear that the distances is shorter from Luleå than from Rome. As you can see that is not the case here. Which ways are there to make ...
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problem with area calculation in QGIS

I encountered a problem in QGIS 2.10.1 when I tried to calculate the areas of polygons in a polygon layer. I followed the instructions here ...
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Map opening in Indian Ocean on QGIS Web Client?

After installing web part of qgis i created a project with layers. All layers are working, but i always need to scroll the map to reach these layers. How can I open the map exactly there i want? I ...
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Projection error, geotransform not valid

I am trying to extract data from gridded weather datasets such as GLDAS from pixels in which weather stations are located. I created an ArcGIS shapefile of weather station points. These ...
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What is most accurate Spatial reference system for calculate Area entire world [duplicate]

I want to know what Spatial reference system is most accurate to calculate area? I want to use it for entire world (-180,+180,-90,+90 area in WGS84 system) I have every thing ok I only need to ...
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Is it possible to change spatial reference (and reproject) feature classes in-place, using ArcMap/GeoProcessing?

We have an Esri based system in production; a complicated data model with a large number of feature classes. We need to migrate the data to another spatial reference. The feature classes have class ...
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Coordinates transformation

I have the following data base with information about rainfall for a set of meteorological stations: year station latitude longitude depto municipio date rainfall 1990 11010010 0527 N ...
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How to display coordinate-system properties of raster data in FME Data Inspector?

FME Data Inspector shows detailed information of coordinate-system properties of vector data sets (marked in green). But for raster data sets FME displays in the status bar only basic information ...
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projection conversion from local to UTM

I have some images at a local coordinate system with the following specifications: TIFF header file: -gdalinfo im.tif Driver: GTiff/GeoTIFF Coordinate System is: PROJCS["Eastern Ridge Project Grid ...
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How to convert projected coordinates to geographic coordinates without ArcGIS? [closed]

I'm trying to convert a series of points from Easting Northing to LatLong, I have this working perfectly in Arc but ideally I would like the algorithm to do it through our own system. It is a huge ...
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Representing coordinates on non-earth globes in semantic data

There are standards to represent geospatial data in the context of linked data, such as GeoSPARQL. However, I could not find a way to represent the coordinates that are not on Earth - such as, for ...
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CRS changes even though set in project

I am slightly confused as to why when i am working in projects the CRS changes when I add new data, e.g. add Bing maps or try to georeference an image. The CRS is set in the project and when I am ...
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Trying to find Coordinate System for Dubai?

I have a CSV file to convert .shp. The X,Y values are like X -40219075 Y 200946341 This is somewhere in Dubai area. Can any one tell me what will be the coordinate system they used for this?
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Automating Define Projection within Python script tool?

How would I automate the Define Projection tool so that I can just enter my layer each time? I have it as a script in toolbox, but I am unsure how to set it so I can just input my layer as ...
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Using GDAL to ID a pair of GeoTiff Coordinates

I've got a large library of images with no spatial reference. When I view the GeoTiff properties, I can view a lat/long under a "GPS" heading, but there's no indication of a coordinate ...
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How do I go from the WKT results of Calculate UTM Zone (Cartography) to a spatial reference object?

Calculate UTM Zone (Cartography) assigns a UTM zone to each feature within a feature class as a field value. The value returned is a 'UTM spatial reference string', which is a long string that looks ...
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On python, how to generate an array of coordinates between two points

Perhaps I'm looking to a solved question, but while searching I didn't find any solution. I need to build a matrix of lat, lon values, based on two points, and a sampling rate (distance between ...
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Issue rendering polygons at global scale when using the Robinson coordinate reference system in QGIS 2.10

I am trying to create a map using the Robinson coordinate reference system (EPSG:54030) in QGIS 2.10, on Mac. I used the 'on the fly projection' feature in the Project Properties. My base layer is a ...
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Convert UK OS grid coordinates to decimal degree WGS84?

I've got a list of coordinates in the UK Ordnance Survey grid system e.g. "NZ 27 41" or "NZ 284 449". How do I convert them in QGIS 2.10 to decimal degrees so I can map them in QGIS in WGS84? BTW, is ...
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Is there a way to include code/language for offsets within the “script” at the CRS dialogue screen

I'm pretty new to QGIS and coming from being just good enough to be dangerous in Manifold GIS. I have some JPEG 2000 rasters that were exported from Manifold in UTM 18S, and then imported into QGIS, ...
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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 get the Parameters for a Lambert conformal conic projection CRS in QGIS 2.6

I am currently having some trouble adding the CRS to a vector file that I want to re project to WGS84/UTM. The shapefile is using Lambert Conformal Conic Projection; ITRF92 horizontal datum and GRS ...
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How to transform unknown coordinates?

I have two lists of coordinates in lat/long format which are showing the same points but in different coordinate systems. I need to find the corresponding points in two datasets using distance but ...
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Disparity between QGIS and ArcGIS for Desktop georeference results?

I am georeferencing a static map in JPEG format. I would prefer to use QGIS for a variety of reasons. I've never georeferenced with QGIS before, so I may not have the process quite right. I ...
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Explaining gap between Robinson WGS84 (EPSG 54030) in QGIS and ArcMap?

Does anybody know why there a gap appearing between two point layers create with ESRI and QGIS when I a reproject, from the same source file, to Robinson ? The source coordinate system and ...
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What projection should I georeference this historical map to?

I'm using ArcGIS. I have a historical map from 1884. It has bathymetry information which I would like to compare to modern bathymetry models with as much accuracy as possible. I don't know what ...
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ArcMap - UK - Ordance Survey Map Misalignment

I'm trying to load an Ordnance Survey Great Britain 1:50000 basemap that I downloaded. It should be centred over north-east Scotland, but is showing as somewhere near Nigeria (Africa). I've tried ...
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Point feature class from xy coordinates cannot be related to project in ArcGIS

Once created the point feature class from XY coordinates I imported from an excel table (e.g. X: -4,415622; Y: 36,733385 using ArcCatalog), I am able to zoom to the layer, but I am not able to relate ...