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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Shape length distance wrong in Robinson projection

I have a world map in the WGS 1984 Geographical Coordinate System. I want to measure the lengths of borders between countries in kilometers. To get the units in meters, I have first used the Define ...
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What projection system is used in China which is aligned with WGS84

I have some GPS tracks in Beijing. I want to project it and convert the lat long degree values in meters for calculation in euclidian space. I was wondering what is the most suitable coordinate and ...
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Layers with same coordinate system should align/overlap but do not?

I put 4 different layers into my ArcMap document, but only one of them will show up on the map! I should be seeing the other 3 layers as well. When I do a Zoom to layer, I can see one layer, but I ...
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How to find Latitudes and Longitudes of projections of the vertices of a rectangular plane below earth's surface? [closed]

I want to find out the latitudes and longitudes of projections of the vertices of a rectangular plane inside the earth's surface. I know dimensions of rectangle, angles of orientation and latitude and ...
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Shapefile not projecting correctly [duplicate]

I am still new to this, so I apologise if I don't make a lot of sense! I am using QGIS 2.4.0 Chugiak. I am working on a project set to the GDA94/MGA Zone 50 coordinate system with 'on the fly ...
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Comparing printed nautical charts to GPS coordinates

I'm just getting my head wrapped around the various geodesic systems. I have some (printed) Finnish nautical charts I'm trying to match to GPS coordinates. Given the number of underwater obstacles, ...
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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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If I were flying over a flat world at constant zoom (“elevation”), taking aerial screenshots (“photos”), how would I patch them into a mosaic?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question (please comment on this rather than downvote, etc), but if I were flying over a 2 dimensional world, at a constant altitude, taking aerial ...
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ArcGIS 10: How to programatically project coordinates? [closed]

Let's say I have coordinates defined for SRID 4686, is there a way to programatically transform them to SRID 4682?
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eVis-Plugin centers mapwindow on coordinate origin

I have a QGIS-project with layers loaded from a postgis-database and also some shapefiles. I use the eVis-Plugin to display pictures. The displaying is working fine but after clicking on the geometry ...
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Why is this .prj file causing the shapefile to render in meters instead degrees?

So I've got a shapefile that has polygons of countries, with coordinates in decimal degrees: Country (String) = Algeria POLYGON ((6.928073999999953 36.88360652, 6.949973999999969 ...
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CRS for submission to Minnesota DOT

Does anyone have experience using QGIS to submit shape files to the Minnesota DOT (MNDOT)? I am using EPSG:26915 but got rejected due to an error in the CRS. MNDOT Specs call for "UTM coordinates, ...
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How to find the projection of an image?

Instead of georeferencing the image and deforming it, I'm trying to find the projection used by the author of the image. I've got tens of these distribution maps to digitize. The idea is to avoid ...
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Determining projection of Texas county shapefile?

I have a Shapefile of San Jacinto County in Texas. It thinks it is NAD83 UTM Zone 15N, but the dataset isn't jiving with any other dataset. Max X: 1,073,721 Max Y: 11,223,970 Min X: 895,728 ...
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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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Unknown Old Coordinate System of the Phillipines

I am reading a report made in 1979 and the coordinates show N 46,400 and E 47, 600. This is in the Philippines. Would anybody know what the coordinate system was used in this numbers? Thanks.
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Defining projection, reprojecting, and wrong area values [duplicate]

Apologies for duplication--this was mentioned in a previous post, but was suggested that this specific problem should be posted separately. My data: http://water.usgs.gov/GIS/dsdl/aquifrp025.tar.gz ...
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Identifying my coordinates from external datasource

I'm working with data received from an agency outside of my office and two columns in the dataset are labeled 'CompX' and 'CompY'. Here is a sample set pulled from the spreadsheet: ...
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XY data --> NAD_1983_2011_California_Teale_Albers always fails?

In ArcGIS 10.2, I am importing XY (point) data from excel, and have been having trouble projecting it into the following Projected Coordinate System: NAD_1983_2011_California_Teale_Albers -- NAD ...
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Calculate end point Height above the MSL of the target point given a starting point, distance, azimuth and elevation [duplicate]

We need to find the end point height (from the earth surface) given the start point lat, lon, azimuth (270 deg), distance (500 km) and elevation above the horizon of start point (10 deg). The ...
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how to transform sinusoidal cordinates in MATLAB [duplicate]

I am working with the Mod10a2. I want to convert MODIS HDFs with sinusoidal projections to WGS84 in MATLAB. i want to find the corresponding X & Y of the each pixel and then convert them ...
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Moving object of fixed dimension without distortion

I am trying to move a polygon object in a shapefile to a new location. I will perform an offset so that the process can be automated by shifting the object to a new geographic coordinate or moved by ...
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Does the NED use geocentric or geodetic latitude?

What kind of latitude does the National Elevation Dataset (NED) use? Geocentric or geodetic or something else? I can't find the information anywhere on their site (http://ned.usgs.gov/index.html) or ...
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Converting from an x-y coordinate system to latitude/longitude

I'm building an indoor wifi-based tracking system that can calculate the position of a device in meters relative to the sensors distributed throughout the building. So far I've gotten to the point ...
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How to handle layers with different spatial references in ArcGIS Runtime SDK WPF?

I am currently writing the "Zoom to Layer" function for my application. However, the spatial references between my imported layer and my base map are different. Is there a way around this? Can I ...
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ESRI : 54019 or World winkel II in QGIS

Currently I didn't find World winkel II or ESRI : 54019 coordinate system support in qgis. One of our client using this.. Can any one tell me a solution to load shape files,which are using his ...
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How to convert crs projection of Map in qgis

I am totally new to GIS. I have a qgis project. I am adding the screenshot. As you can see the map is sort of rectangle in projection. How can i project it like this (without the grids) Thanks ...
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How to calculate x/y in a different coordinate system in QGIS 2.4?

I'm trying to calculate Northing Easting in QGIS. I can get it to calculate my lat/long using $y and $x in the field calculator. I changed coordinate systems to what I want it displayed at, but it's ...
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What projected coordinate system to use for whole of USA? [duplicate]

I need to determine a projected coordinate system for a wide area that exceeds more than one zone? For Example: If I want to give US a UTM projection which zone will be represent the whole US? ...
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How do I convert Lon and Lat to pixels in map using world file? [on hold]

I have a tiff map file, with a tfw world file that has these parameters (lon/lat in radians): 0.00000107180145766 \\ A 0.0000000000 \\ D -0.0000000000 \\ B -0.0000009331315579 \\ E ...
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Leaflet: Container coordinates vs Layer coordinates?

What is the difference between map container coordinates and layer coordinates? From what I gathered, the map container coordinates are always relative to the map viewport, and while layer ...
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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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which Coordinate system should I use for 3D analysis?

I am creating 3D surface below the earth's surface using ArcGIS and then I need to find distances to the plane from the surface. Which coordinate system shall I use? 3D interfaces like IProximity3D ...
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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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Geometry has incorrect latitude-longitudes

SELECT ST_SRID(geom) AS s FROM zones GROUP BY s; returns a single record: 4326 SELECT Find_SRID('public', 'zones', 'geom'); returns 4326 SELECT AsText(geom) FROM zones returns geometry like: ...
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Convert from WGS84 to GDA94/MGA94 on iOS

I have a mobile app (iPhone/iPad) for recording data and taking notes, including photographs, and a government client needs GPS coordinates attached to each photo. They require coordinates in the ...
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What's the correct way to reproject a population raster?

I'm working with a population raster that is in the WGS84 coordinate system, and I want to get it into a projected coordinate system (Albers Equal Area), using ArcGIS 10.1. According to the metadata, ...
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Can't find correct coordinate system: UTM83 Zone 15 forcing input in meters; need it to be read in feet

Forgive me, I'm a CAD person, and am very new to GIS. I've searched google and this site extensively for an answer, with no luck. My problem is that I was given a large number of sistered Raster ...
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How to adjust the projection of a buffer?

I'm using ArcGis 10.1, and when I do a buffer at a point, the created buffer do not match the dimensions I asked for. For example, in the creation of buffers, in the option 'linear unit' I choose 50 ...
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Draw arc in Geo map WGS84 coordinate system

im trying to draw an arc in OpenLayers, in non Geo map it works well and here is my code: function calculateArcPointsNonGeo(center, radius,startAngle,endAngle,segments) { var pointList = ...
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Raster and vector layer in the same CRS don't match

While adding multiple raster and vector layers (and setting them all in CRS WGS84) in QGIS 2.2, they don't seem to overlap. Interestingly enough, only raster files overlap between each other, the same ...
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How to add .shp file to ArcMap? [closed]

Ive spent the last 12 hours trying to figure out how to use ArcMap. Ive made about 2% progress. I attached the link to the .shp files at the bottom. Ive been exporting .shp files via Pathfinder ...
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How do I display NYC community specific data on an interactive map without longitude/latitude coordinates?

I have downloaded the NY Department of Sanitation's Monthly Tonnage Collection data from https://data.cityofnewyork.us/City-Government/DSNY-Monthly-Tonnage-Data/ebb7-mvp5#revert and I want to use this ...
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Coordinate System (Malaysia RSO Projection) not lining up in QGIS and ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using QGIS 1.9.0 on Linux Mint; and I am new to (Q)GIS I have three layers (2xshapefiles, 1xopenlayer[Bing Maps]) that I am trying to line up located in peninsular Malaysia. Shapefile_1 is a ...
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Copy>Paste from meter to feet coord-sys, and coordinates don't change in ArcMap 10

My dataframe coordinate system is in UTM with linear unit Meter. If I have a Polygon shapefile in a UTM coordinate system with a linear unit of Foot_US and I am sent a shapefile in the same UTM ...
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Projecting GCS Australian 1984 to WGS 1984 UTM (or similar) to get units of meters?

I am currently trying to run a kernel density analysis and need to change the co-ordinate system to a UTM measurement in order to set some meaningful biological constraints to my seabird data (eg, ...
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QGIS DXF file projection match

I need to use this file on a map but I am not able to match the projection with the others I have, primarily data downloaded from OSM (city of Boston). I read many articles, I have repeatedly tried to ...
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Using Google Map Spatial Reference to plot HeatMap?

Basically I am trying to plot a Google heatmap based on the JSON objects returned. Here is my JavaScript: function getHeatMap() { var gradient = [ 'rgba(185, 185, 203, 0)', ...
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Which projected coordinate system should be used for mapping the US?

I'm on a project requires integrating data for all states in the US. It means I have two roadway datasets and I'm going to assign the attributes of roadways in one dataset to the same roadways in the ...
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Can't get SRS from PostGIS using Proj4 text

I'm having a problem transforming a point from the Australian MGA UTM datum (eg MGA Zone 51 http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/28351/) to WGS84 using GeoDjango. I've narrowed that down to a problem ...