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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Unknown coordinate system warning when programmatically adding layer

I have another interesting question for you. I have data with unknown coordinate system. When I add this data using a standard tool(File->Add Data) in ArcMap, a warning dialog appears. It looks like: ...
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File representing extents of coordinates systems and their wkid

I'm looking for a file that represents the major coordinate systems throughout the world, and the extent that they cover. Ideally they'll also have the wkid as an attribute. Something like the ...
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QGIS v2. Convert longitude/latitude to UTM projection-Zone 51J - Southern hemisphere [duplicate]

Could somebody please let me know in QGIS version 2.0.1 How do I convert Longitude/latitude default setting to UTM projection. I am bringing in waypoints from a GPS device which is set to the above ...
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I get an ERROR 000622 when it checks for arcpy.DefineProjection_management

So the purpose of my code is to create a loop that copies shapefiles from a folder to my folder and change its projection 'GCS_WGS_1984'. Each shapefile starts with the year follow by the month and ...
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Can't save custom CRS in QGIS 2.0.1

I am trying to enter a custom CRS in QGIS 2.0.1 but when I enter the proj4 parameters and hit okay they are changed. There is no save open in 2.0.1 which seemed to be the problem for many people ...
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Aligning two layers captured in different coordinate systems

I have two layers, one of points (locations of fruit trees) and one of Atlanta zip codes, in an ArcMap, but the layers are not aligning. The zip codes are in the top right and the fruit points are ...
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Add custom CRS - 2.2.0 Valmiera

i've builded a custom proj.4 library, tested it by command line (proj and cs2cs) and with postgres/postgis. All works fine. Now i'm trying to make the same with Qgis 2.2.0. I've replaced the original ...
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Understanding Scale and Resolution between WGS84 and Web Mercator

This might be very basic question, am trying to understand the relationship between scale, resolution and coordinate system. First, let me explain the problem I have a web mapping application (using ...
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Why is it important to ensure that the shapefiles have a spatial reference system when created?

Why is it important to ensure that shapefiles have a spatial reference system when created?
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Error getting spatial reference as string in arcpy

I am trying to get the string associated with a spatial reference to print into an xml using arcpy and xml.cElementTree. Using the snippet: ... spatial_ref = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(3) ... Prj = ...
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QGis polygon to points different CRS problems

I'm trying to join the values from polygons onto a grid of points. I had this problem solved here by @Underdark , however a few layers weren't working. It seemed they were all British National Grid ...
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What does coordinate system WG 21° mean?

I have a land survey document for a piece of land, it contains absolute coordinates that I would like to locate on google maps, but I don't know how to correctly interpret the data. What does the ...
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Gdalinfo and QuantumGIS does not recognize Spatial Reference even though Python does

I apply the following Spatial Reference to a file: spatialRef = osr.SpatialReference() spatialRef.ImportFromEPSG(3411) outraster.SetProjection(spatialRef.ExportToWkt() ) geotransform = ...
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Is latitude / longitude a universal coordinate system?

I hear people complain: my biggest gripe with google spatial apis is that they hide the fact that latitude/longitude is not a universal coord system My question is Is latitude / longitude a ...
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datum conversion with GDAL

I run gdaltransform like so: gdaltransform -s_srs nad27 -t_srs wgs84 -104.5 39.5 -104.5 39.5 0 gdaltransform -s_srs wgs84 -t_srs nad83 -104.5 39.5 -104.5 39.5 0 gdaltransform -s_srs nad27 ...
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Problems with french coordinate systems (i.e. Lambert Zone I, EPSG 27571)

I'm working on a coordinate library implementation and I seem to be stuck with the French Lambert coordinate systems. I'm using this page as a reference (can anybody confirm the results there are ...
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Calculate length of line across zones with at least m accuracy

I have created lines between multiple points that are across MGA 54 and 55S (EPSG 28355). I am trying to calculate the distance between points but different methods give different answers (~1km ...
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Why does Transverse Mercator projection have scale factor?

Why does the Transverse Mercator projection have a scale factor in ArcGIS and the standard Mercator projection not? In other words what is the difference between these two projections beside being a ...
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Calculate distance between two coordinates to use in variogram calculations in ordinary kriging

I need to calculate distance between two stations in a map in order to calculate empirical variogram in ordinary kriging to interpolate temperature data. Calculating distance in kriging using ...
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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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Define a projection for one point

I'm new to ArcGIS and am using ArcMap 10.1. I wanted to find the distance from a point (lat 36N long 12E) to all the polygons in my shape file. People on this forum helped me out and said that I ...
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Eastings/Northings OSGB36 Grid origin

Using this site, we can see that the (approximate) centre of Southampton, UK has OSGB coordinates of 441847,112279. However, looking at the UK grid, where each large square is (500 km)2, then these ...
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Get list of CRS in QGIS by python?

It is possible to get list/dictionary of "Recently used coordinate reference system" from QGIS by python? Or get list of all "Coordinate reference systems of the world" also from QGIS by python.
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How can I carry out a reliable coordinate transformation for point data?

I have ArcGIS 10.0 with ArcGIS Server (AGS) 10.0. Due to a known bug in the AGS geometry service we cannot carry out coordinate transformations with AGS 10.0. Our Internet client therefore does not ...
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How do I set the projection and coordinate system for a TIFF file?

I have a topographic map of California (obtained from CAL-Atlas) as a TIFF file. I tried importing it into QGis, but it displays the map using a pixel based coordinate system rather than ...
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How to identify township range and section from longitude and latitude

I have several hundred coordinates in an Excel file. I would like to identify the township range and section they are located--what is the easiest way to do this? I have you QGIS and basic GIS skills ...
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QGIS layer only displays when I uncheck on-the-fly transformation

I have a layer that covers the stats of Indiana that has the following Layer SRS: +proj=utm +zone=16 +ellps=GRS80 +towgs84=0,0,0,0,0,0,0 +units=m +no_defs It will not display unless I uncheck the ...
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What projection system for the entire world should I use to calculate distances ArcGis?

I've got two point shapefiles (A and B) that represent features all over the world, and I'm using Near (Analysis Tools-Proximity). I'm trying to calculate the distances between the points in layer A ...
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In Ogr2OGR: what is SRS?

I am trying to understand this command: ogr2ogr -f "MapInfo File" original.tab wgs84.shp -s_srs EPSG:27700 -t_srs EPSG:4326 I don't understand the s_srs and t_srs paramaters. The help file says ...
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DotSpatial.Projections Vs. ProjNET4GeoAPI

DEAR PEOPLE FROM THE FUTURE: Here's what we've figured out so far… I have been facing the issue of transform coordinates from a custom spatial reference to a well known spatial reference (let's say ...
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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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QGIS with CH1903/LV03 and WGS84 layers

I have a few CH1903/LV03 layers (lake, river and the country border of Switzerland) and a layer in WGS84 (two points of two cities, Vaduz and Bregenz). On-the-fly-transformation is activated but ...
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How can I use the proj string in java code?

I want to do projection from UTM/oblique mercator CRS to WGS84. And I know the solution to use a proj.4 string in commandline like+proj=omerc +lat_0=51.4 +lonc=7 +alpha=-10 +k=1 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +gamma=0 ...
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Convert long/lat 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 picture ...
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Changing CRS for basemap from OpenLayers plugin

Relatively new to QGIS here and I haven't been able to find this question answered yet. I'm working on plotting data from NYC (Queens, specifically) and I would like to overlay my heatmap on a basemap ...
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Can I just swap out a .prj file to reproject a shape file?

I'm an experienced software developer -- but a GIS noob. I have a shape file that I am trying to turn into a SVG map with Kartograph. When I try to run Kartograph I get this error: ERROR 6: No ...
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recalculate latitude and longitude from a pixel in a cropped map

i want to recalculate a geographic coordinate from a pixel in a map. For this i have the size and the coordinates from the map to convert a coordinate to a pixel is use the algorithm, you find at ...
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App using latitude and longitude, should decimal degrees be a separate selection from metric?

So silly question to some I suspect. I am coding a mobile app that displays coordinates in parts of the interface. We currently have an option to toggle between Imperial and Metric. But I am unsure if ...
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How ensure data put into PostGIS gets proper CRS attached?

I recently had an intractable problem that we finally traced back to the fact that some points in a PostGIS table had a CRS associated with them and others did not. This resulted in some points being ...
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How to read coordinates with variable Gauß-Krüger zone (meridian) in QGIS?

Is there a sensible way to visualize coordinates like this as point layer in QGIS? X values starting with 2 are EPSG 31466, 3 is 31467 and 4 is 31468. I didn't try, but i think the same problem will ...
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What is the process to calculate Helmert parameters?

I have some double points (the same points in 2 different datums). I'd like to calculate the Helmert parameters but I don't understand how. NOTE: I don't need software. I need an algorithm in order ...
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Leaflet setView with non lat/long CRS

Is it possible to use setView when using an alternative CRS? var map = L.map('map',{crs: L.CRS.EPSG26915}).setView([4970081,477018], 13); // Returns: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot call method ...
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What is the CRS for France

Has anyone any idea what the CRS is for France? I am new to QGIS (moving over from using Arcgis) and trying to find out basics. I have found a huge list beginning NTF (Paris) but wonder which one to ...
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Unable to expand projected co-ordinate system folder in ArcMap 10.1

On trying to re-project any raster from GCS to any PCS, in the "Spatial Reference Properties" window, my "Projected Co-ordinate Systems" folder is not expanding. Where as the GSC folder is expanding. ...
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What are the differences between 81989 and 27700 CRS for the British National Grid?

We are using applying Oracle Spatial to run point in polygon queries in Great Britain using Ordnance Survey MasterMap and point data. MasterMap is on British National Grid (BNG) and has the ...
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Using customized Coordinate System for Archaeological site data

I don't know so much about coordinate systems... In my office we use to deal with spatial data coming from archaeological sites. Each site has its own x-y-z coordinate system (GCS). Three simple ...
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How to derive GetFeature URL from capabilities document?

Given this capabilities definition how can I compose a GetFeature request that downloads the actual geodata? I came up with the following URL refering to WFS 2.0.0: ...
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How do I set a CRS when it isn't listed in QGIS? (Mac, not PC)

I want to work with a shapefile that is in a Coordinate System that I can't locate in QGIS for Mac. When I load this shapefile data, it shows up fine, on-the-fly has generated the CRS data most likely ...
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Open Layers and OSGB 1936 (CRS 27700)

I've been working with loads of shapefiles projected according to OSGB 1936 (CRS 27700). THe project CRS is set to 27700 and "On the fly reprojection" to 27700 is set (I keep this as a default as I ...
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Capturing GPS coordinates on the ground in Boliva?

Assuming no cellular or internet connection, what is the best way to capture GPS coordinates on the ground in Boliva? Preferably a free approach. For example, are their any android apps that can do ...