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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Is there a command line tool for converting projection in .prj and GeoTiff to EPSG codes?

Is there a command line tool to convert a shapefile projection in the .prj file into corresponding EPSG code? I know that there is website http://prj2epsg.org/search for doing this online, but I ...
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Regional Large Scale Map Projection Choice

I am currently designing a geospatial product that will be primarily used for large and intermediate scales that cover an entire state of the US or more. The UTM projection would be ideal because of ...
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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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Improving accuracy of mercator meters conversion to lat/lon

My question is an extention to a previous post I had here a couple of weeks ago (converting-mercator-meters-without-utm-zone). While the answer in the previous topic got me so far, I've now come to ...
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Choosing country projections

Anyone know of a good reference (either pay or open-web) that details recommended country projections?
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Reprojection of shapefile in R and final extraction of values

I need to extract values from some raster files (stack) using a shape file. to bring both of them in the same CRS, I first transformed the shapefile using the EPSG codes. Opening it in an GIS software ...
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Adding shadedreliefarchive imagery to QGIS

I'm trying to add some relief imagery that is found at shadedreliefarchive.com Specifically, I'm trying to add the SEAsia one found here. I've tried making a custom CRS to match the details found on ...
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How to build custom CRS to export QGIS to Google Fusion Table

I want to export my layer from QGIS as a CSV to import it into google fusion tables. The problem is the qgis export for the geography column is in the wrong format for what google wants. QGIS ...
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Can I use EPSG:25832 and EPSG:32632 interchangably

up until now we have been using EPSG:25832 (UTM Zone 32N) as our standard Coordinate system. Recently however after we aquired a new project area and consequently new software, I have to display data ...
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Proj4js Problem in converting coordinates from google mercator

I am a really beginner into web-cartography, so sorry if this subject is rudimentary or basic but I truly search for a long time and I am still stick in it. So the problem is: I don't understand why ...
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Correction spatial reference

Please assist me on how to use ArcCatalog to confirm the spatial reference is correct and adjust if necessary.
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Polygon using ARCGIS API for javascript

I've polygon data as POLYGON ((1645481.0939999996 6124506.9885, 1645470.0473999996 6124473.5406, 1645475.7094 6124440.1391,1645481.0939999996 6124506.9885)) in wkid=2193 I want to project ...
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Geotransformation for polar stereographic?

I'm currently working to import CANGRID climate data (provided as Surfer Grid ascii, ".grd" files) into ArcGIS. The grid is 95 rows by 125 columns in size.Metadata provides lat/lon of origin (lower ...
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Returning distances in meters from Near (Analysis) tool of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm trying to write a python program that returns the distance from each point in a set to the nearest road. Specifically, I was looking for any points within 10 meters of the roads. Both sets of ...
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QGIS reference system problem

I'm working with Quantum GIS 2.4 and I would like to overlap a DTM (.asc) and a shapefile. The shapefile is a copy from the another, to make some trials, who had WGS84 as original CRS; I saved it by ...
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Project a polygon on new spatial reference using ARCGIS API for JavaScript [duplicate]

I've polygon data as POLYGON ((1645481.0939999996 6124506.9885, 1645470.0473999996 6124473.5406, 1645475.7094 6124440.1391,1645481.0939999996 6124506.9885)) in wkid=2193 I want to project ...
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How to calculate grid convergence (True North to Grid North)?

I would like to know how to calculate the grid convergence angle between True North and Grid North for UTM maps. I am using ArcGIS 10.0 (ArcView licence) and have used the Calculate Grid ...
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Project Point using ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I've to project geometry point Point(1657272, 6100874) with NZTM, WKID: 2193 But, point is shown near Austria, not on NewZealand maps. I've converted above coordinates to geographic, still its ...
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Setting raster resolution in meters when working in a Geographic Coordinate System

I work in WGS 84 (Geographic Coordinate System) in ArcGIS 10.1. I need to create a raster specifying its cell size in meters, and output it in WGS84. Is it a good solution (towards a less shape/area ...
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How to properly open an ASTER data?

Yesterday i downloaded an Aster L1B image from USGS's website. If i load it in QGIS, it doesn't get displayed properly(location wise). Even after i've enabled "On the fly" option, it's not reading the ...
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How to add an unknown CRS to QGIS? [duplicate]

I wonder if there is an option to add a CRS to QGIS which is not listed in the internal database of the program. I read that PostGIS allows adding a custom CRS.
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Best Practice for HTML5 Geolocation with ArcGIS for Javascript API

My organization would prefer to use its own basemaps rather than those provided by ArcGIS Online due to the accuracy of information that is represented in them. The area we service is rapidly ...
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How to define custom projection EPSG:5714 in QGIS

I have a series of raster files with the CRS EPSG:5714. I need to define this CRS in QGIS but I'm fairly new to this and have no idea how to define the proj4 CRS for this. I searched at ...
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Is there a standard for the specification of .prj files?

We use shape files for data exchange. I've looked at the .prj files: different programs produce different prj files. Is there a standard how the parameters must be specified in a prj file? AFAIK the ...
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Previous shapefiles do not show in re-opened projects

I have previously drawn a lovely shapefile in a project - all saved...good job. I open the very same project and, although the background raster maps project fine, my shapefile will not show. Zooming ...
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Converting mercator meters without UTM zone?

I've been attempting to extract track information from Humminbird (Side Imaging Sonar) binary files and have hit a stumbling block with the coordinates it provides. The values are apparently in ...
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Proper projected coordinate system for Minnesota for measuring areas

I have seen in ArcGIS many different State Plane systems for Minnesota (location coordinates in WGS84: 44,07 lat/-94,61 long) within the Projected Coordinate system group: NAD 1983 (CORS 96) ...
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Accuracy of shape area measurements when GCS shapefile is source of layer in PCS Data Frame?

I would need to deliver a result shapefile in WGS 84 (GCS: Geographic –lat/lon- coordinate system), the shapefile is originally in WGS84; but in the process of creating this result shapefile I need to ...
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Dealing with raster: creating it in projected CRS and exporting it in geographic CRS

When creating a raster from a polygon (the CRS of the polygon is a geographic coordinate system), the raster is created in the projected coordinate reference system of the data frame, which is a ...
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Are shapefile coordinates unaffected when layer exported from Data Frame with different CRS?

I would need to deliver a result shapefile in WGS 84 (GCS: Geographic –lat/lon- coordinate system), the shapefile is originally in WGS84; but in the process of creating this result shapefile I need to ...
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How to display distance in meters (km) and not in Decimal Degrees in QGIS 2.4?

I am a GIS beginner, and I have a question about how to get the distance between two points in meters instead of decimal degree. In QGIS 2.4 I have a project with two point layers (in WGS84). From ...
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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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How can one use Google Maps API to mimic QGIS projection/CRS

I used QGIS to find the extents of a list of features. However, the resulting data auto-generates the CRS and changes it from WSG84 to a custom one. Is there a way to use the autogenerated CRS in ...
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Difference between source SRS and target SRS in Raster Warp function

Hello I am trying to change a raster layer projections from WGS84 to a custom Lambert layer using 'Raster' --> 'Projections' --> 'Warp' function. I have been asked for source SRS and get SRS. what is ...
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CRS of QGIS bounding boxes

I used QGIS to find the extents/bounding boxes of a list of features from census data. I used the following method: Vector - Research tools - Polygon From Layer Extent, which creates a new shapefile ...
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Determining unknown Coordinate System using QGIS?

I'm trying to figure out the coordinate system of some data I downloaded from a no-longer-maintained USDA website. The data's still accurate, it's just floating in space. I've tried several ...
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How to calculate area of shapefile with a merged layer

so i have 'save as''d the new project and layer with my new Custom CRS project string being '+proj=laea +lat_0=70 +lon_0=0 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +ellps=GRS80 +towgs84=0,0,0,0,0,0,0 +units=m +no_defs'. ...
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Choosing the right geo reference system - NorthEast Atlantic

I am currently trying to calculate fish stock density for various stocks in the NE Atlantic. My habitat areas are too large to use UTM and I was wondering how I would find the best geo-coordinate ...
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How to overlay two shape files with different coordinate system?

It seemed to be easy but make big problems, perhaps it is a beginner mistake. Anyway I have to ask you: I need to lay two shapefiles over each other to make a spatial query. The coordinate systems of ...
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Measuring tool shows different measurements for same building in two different map documents?

So I have two map documents with two different Coordinate Systems set for the layers but using copies of the same shapefile. Map 1: Coordinate System: ...
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georeference a grid by using a script

I've got an image and a set of coordinates, which represent a grid, that looks similar to this: What I'm looking for is a script, that would transform my image, by using such a grid. Edit: My ...
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Adding point data from text file when coordinates are in OSGB36

I have a text file in which coordinates are in the OSGB36 National Grid reference system used in Great Britain, so the coordinates are not in longitude and latitude (e.g. coordinates look like this: ...
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Can two files have the same coordinate system and still don't align /overlap? [duplicate]

I have two shape files, with the same coordinate system (File 1 and File 2). I have defined the Projection/Coordinate System of File 2 in ArcGIS using ArcToolbox using the Data Management ...
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Why are my DMS points plotted way off from their true locations?

I'm having a bit of a nightmare plotting some GPS coordinates in QGIS. My coordinates came from a PDF so it took a little wrangling to extract the from the PDF and convert them to a CSV file. I've ...
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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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Changing Spatial Reference System (SRS) of existing GeoTiff file?

How do I change the Spatial Reference System (SRS) of an existing GeoTiff file? Or more fully, what can I use to convert the meta data for the file to a different SRS?
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Data refusing to line up with basemap after re-setting source for data

I've only been using GIS for a couple of months so this is probably just a really n00b problem but I cannot for the life of me fix it. The other day I managed, with a lot of finagling, to create a ...
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Guessing a map projection by its values [duplicate]

This is more a theoretical question and not an actual problem that I have. Is it possible to identify or classify projections by their numerical coordinates? Or alternatively rule out in some sort of ...
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CRS problem: not recognizing the CRS of shapefiles to be the same for all

I'm attempting to aggregate (average) the attributes a point layer to polygon attributes (i.e. block groups and counties) via a spatial join. Both the points and polygons are in the same projection - ...
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How set correct options for displaying a grid in QGIS composer?

I am using q. 2.5 4291337 in Windows 7 64 bits. I am working with raster and vector layers in EPSG 26714 (UTM NAD27 14N). In this version of QGIS, you are able to put a grid in a different CRS of the ...