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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Importing data into a project with a custom CRS incorrectly projected

I created a custom CRS for a project I am working on. I then started a new project, set to my custom CRS and turn on "on the fly" transformation. I import Rail data that I know is in my custom CRS, ...
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How to create polygon that goes over +/-180 (dateline) in ArcMap?

I want to create a polygon feature that will go through the dateline (180 long.) in ArcMap. I am using WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere (WKID: 3857) for my data frame and my polygonal feature ...
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Does Y mean latitude and X mean longitude in every GIS software?

Now it's been 3 days I am using Mapinfo and it has Y as latitude and X as longitude. Is that the same case for all mapping software? As for any country their respective value is multiple of 1 or -1. ...
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Wrong lon and lat

I am using QGIS 2.2.0! I have shape file with wrong coordinates, it's had replaced x coordinate with y coordinate. For example my point feature have coordinates: 4830698,7496859 and right coordinates ...
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Help, I have 10,000+ .shp files covering 3 UTM zones with unknown projections

I was handed a ton of property files with no projections attached but was told they are all in UTM zone 21S. Well once I merged them all together and projected them I realized that the data covers 3 ...
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Can you create a CRS of superseded NSW Datum

I want to use a superseded projection (NSW integrated survey datum - referred to as ISG) because my main client utilises it. The projection is based on AGD66. We regularly receive survey files in this ...
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How to export raster from ArcGIS for Desktop to MATLAB using Tiff without losing projection?

How do I export data from ArcGIS for Desktop and import to MATLAB using Tiff without losing projection (lat lon) information? ASCII is too slow for my application. I manage to export a raster ...
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How to specify WGS84 CRS when importing a Shapefile into Idrisi?

Could you help me, please, to open shapefile from QGIS to Idrisi. I'm having problem answering to the Reference system, the project is using WGS84 but that is not in the Pick list. Idrisi is asking ...
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what is the relevance of cosine in determining map resolution? [closed]

"At any latitude and zoom level, you can determine the scale by using the following equation" Map resolution = 156543.04 meters/pixel * cos(latitude) / (2 ^ zoomlevel) is a quote from ...
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“Request contains a format not offered by the server.” Error when using CRS transformation with WMS in QGIS

When I try to load a WMS layer which has a WSG84 as a default projection and use a CRS transformation on it, it gives this error message: Request contains a format not offered by the server. The WMS ...
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Issue on Setting Coordinates for SVG Map

Can you please help me to figure out how to set coordinates for BC Canada , based on following snippet. This code is setting coordinates for French as the 43.15710, 8.17199 is the lower right point ...
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I had an error in Gdalwarp and i don't know the reason

I was trying to warp a raster using a mask and shift it before clipping but when i exectute the command bellow in Qgis/PyQt using QProcess: gdalwarp -s_srs "+proj=merc +a=6378137 +b=6356752 ...
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Can someone clear up a lat/long issue? with google maps/arcmap

I know a bit about lat/long, projected and geographic coordinate systems etc, and a bit about geodesy and datums, but I would like someone well informed to help me out. I have a lat-long in ...
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Coordinate mix up

I am working on a basic map, pulling coordinates from google earth, converting them to decimal degrees in excel, and then importing them into qgis. I am using qgis 1.8. When converting from degrees, ...
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changing central meridian in QGIS causes problems [duplicate]

I want to change the central meridian of my world map (WGS84) in QGIS from 0 to -80. The problem is that this distorts the map every time I try it. This is what I do: go to Settings/Custom CRS ...
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Which GEO data format does this data represent

I am parsing GIS data from a ESRI webservice in which I get the data specified as the following in a JSON file "geometryType" : "esriGeometryPoint", "spatialReference" : { "wkid" : 102100 an ...
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Modify CRS to match boundaries of shapefile

I have boundary data in WGS'84 lat/long and data in a custom generated CRS. The data in the generated CRS appears to be offset by a particular vector compared to WGS'84. I want to attempt to match the ...
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QGIS convert attribute table to point shape

I have imported an attribute (whith no spatial information) table from MySQL. Fortuantly it has two colums with Longtitude and latitude taken from google maps. Is it posible to use those values to ...
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Convert decimal latitude/longitude bounding box to SRID 26910

I have a bounding box specified in decimal latitude/longitude, and need to convert this into a bounding box in the SRID 26910 coordinate system. I've never had to work with different GIS co-ordinate ...
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How to support multiple Coordinate systems with ArcGIS Server 10.0 WMS?

I have a serve a number of wms Layers with ArcGIS Server (AGS) with the following coordinate system support - EPSG:25832, EPSG:31467, EPSG:4326 and CRS:84. As far as I can tell, AGS only supports 2 ...
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Is it safe to store coordinates on NFC tags always in one CRS and rely on conversion for others

I'm involved in NFC (Near Field Communication) standardization of a record structure for geographic point locations. That will allow to put coordinates on NFC memory tags which can be read with a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stereographic projection of WGS84 ellipsoid on a plane[python]

I would like to ask you for help in following task. What I need to do is to derive local x,y coordinates from latitude, longitude, applying stereographic projection of WGS84 ellipsoid on a plane, ...
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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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Is the GEO tag for QR codes lat/long or long/lat

I just found out that you can add a geographic component to a QR code. I also just found you can create one on the Google Chart API using this: ...
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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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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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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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How to reproject Network Dataset from GCS_WGS_1984 to Web Mercator?

I need to know how to change the coordinate system of my feature dataset with its network dataset from GCS_WGS_1984 to Web Mercator. Once I know how to do this, I would like to make a tool in Python ...
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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 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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Is GeoServer getting coordinate output in GeoJSON WFS wrong?

When I do a WFS request to GeoServer and specify the SRS like this: http://myserver.com/geoserver/wfs? service=wfs& version=2.0.0& request=GetFeature& ...
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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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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 ...