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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QGIS area calculation differs when on the fly CRS transformation enabled

When I open QGIS, add the layer, and calculate the areas of the shapefile via field calculator I get a different area than when I open QGIS and check "Enable on the fly CRS transformation" and ...
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Want positive Y to be downward (not upward) in OpenLayers3

I want to use OpenLayers3 simply to draw some shapes that I can inspect by panning and zooming. There would be no map backdrop since the data is not geographic in nature. The data holds the ...
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LiDAR dataset displaying 500 meters to the east of correct position

Why does my LIDAR dataset show up ~500 meters to the east of the correct position even though a spatial reference/coordinate system is provided? Some background: The LIDAR data were downloaded from ...
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Identify coordinate system used near Kuala Lampur

I have some coordinates that were given to me, and I do not know much about how they were taken. I thought they were UTM coordinates, but when I try to convert them using some online tools I always ...
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How to upload GeoJSON to CartoDB in a CRS that is not lat/lon?

I'm pretty sure I need to convert the coordinates in my GeoJson file to EPSG:3857 for them to play nicely with CartoDB, but I don't know what coordinate system they are currently in. The original data ...
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Geosoft Oasis Montaj Local Datum Transform - What is the purpose of this parameter?

When defining a coordinate system in Oasis Montaj one of the parameters is "Local Datum Transform". Is this the coordinate transformation definition to convert the defined coordinate system of a data ...
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Plotting points using coordinates from excel [duplicate]

I have an excel spreadsheet with co-ordinates (eg. S31 07 35.3). I would like to use these co-ordinates in arcmap (version 10.2) to plot points based on these coordinates. How do I go about doing this ...
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Change Projection

I am a little bit lost here. working in QGis 2.8, OS X 10.10. I have a polygon shp in the CRS EPSG: 21781, CH1903 / LV03 and a point file in EPSG: 4326, WGS84 How would I work with these ...
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Getting weird lines in Print Composer QGIS

I am working with QGis 2.8 and want to use the print composer to create a jpg image. I used this PlugIn (https://github.com/jdugge/ClipToHemisphere) to create the globe. The graticules I created the ...
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Proper transformation file to go from NAD83 CSRS UTM 17 to NAD83 UTM 17

Looking to determine which transformation file to select when using the Project tool in ArcMap 10.2.2 to go from NAD83 CSRS UTM 17 and NAD 83 UTM 17. The data I am working with is from Geogratis and ...
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Unable to export Projected layer [UTM] to Google Earth from ArcGIS for Desktop?

When tried to export any vector layer in ArcGIS [projected in UTM] to Google Earth, it is falling away from the actual location. However, when I export vector layer in Geographical Coordinate System ...
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How to add spatial reference ESRI:102100 as a custom CRS to Geoserver?

I've been struggling with this for over a week. I'm using the ArcGIS Javascript API to create a basic map application, and I'm trying to add a WMS layer from my geoserver to this application. The ...
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ArcGIS Javascript API - How to define spatial reference for WMS layer?

I'm just starting with the ArcGIS Javascript API, and I'm having some issues adding layers from my geoserver to my basic map application. I started with the WMS resource info sample from the ESRI ...
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Obtaining length of non projected feature (gcs_wgs_84) in meters instead of decimal degrees?

I could not find a post which answered to my problem and I hope I didn't miss it, in case I did I apologize. I'm working with Arcgis 10 and I have a multiple lines feature with gcs_wgs_1984 ...
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How to get changed spatial reference of any layer in ArcMap using ArcObjects?

I have several layers in arcmap. I can access these layer's spatial references too. But if user changed one of spatial reference properties(eg. name, central_meridian etc.)of any layer, then how can I ...
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Measuring areas in WGS 84 [duplicate]

I started a QGis project with adding information layers from OpenStreetMap such as the streets and railways for a city. This data has WGS 84 CRS. After that, I made a shapefile with urbanized bodies ...
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How can I define coordinate system of feature class when overlaying with coordinate zone shapes in python?

I have generated bounding boxes for CAD drawings that do not have defined coordinate system files. I know that each drawing could be in one of 6 different systems that do not overlap. My idea was to ...
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Why are heatmaps on qgis 2.8.1 produced in the wrong CRS?

I noticed that the heatmap calculation on the new upgrade version of qgis is given the raster map without any coordinate system. Have you got the same problem?
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ESRI/Mapinfo MGA56 prj vs QGIS MGA56 prj

I am trying to understand why the degree unit is different between ESRI/Mapinfo and QGIS: ESRI/Mapinfo ...
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Which projection is best for mapping the contiguous United States?

If I wanted to project latitude & longitude data for the contiguous United States (the United States excluding Alaska and Hawaii), which projection would I use? I prefer more accurate distances ...
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Project only required shapefiles in folder

I have 8 shapefiles in a folder with shapefile 1 and 8 in the same projection and the others (shapefile 2-7) if different projections. Is there a way to use python to use shapefile 1 as the ...
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How to know spatial references of two layers are same?

I have two layers . Now I want to say that the spatial references of these layers are same or not .. I am using .Net technologies in arcmap. I have successfully got spatial reference information ...
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Georeferencing Old Mining Maps (Floetzkarte des Oberschlesische) in QGIS?

I am trying to georeference some old mining maps (Floetzkarte des Oberschlesische) in QGIS 2.9. I have already tried to do that by marking known points on present satelite photos, but the results were ...
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Translate coordinates between different CRS

There are two Coordinate Reference System, say they are wgs84 and crs2(a local crs). A certain location can be translated from wgs84 to crs2 by official algorithm, and the algorithm is ...
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Does anyone know the proj4 Coordinte Reference System command line for Rectangular Polyconic Gores?

I am a GIS beginner using QGIS 1.8.0 I am trying to transform a world map from the standard WGS84 Coordinate Projection System to a set of rectangular polyconic gores, with a gore count of 12. ...
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Convert WGS-84 position into lat/lng

I am using leafletjs. I have a list of "WGS-84" positions that look like: LATITUDE N45 52.1096 LONGITUDE W125 52.4665 LATITUDE N48 24.1051 LONGITUDE E174 37.3832 What is the significance of the ...
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How does ArcGIS Desktop recognize WMS CRS?

I'm using ArcGIS Desktop 10 and working on a WMS service with Mars data. Currently the GetCapabilities shows <SRS>EPSG:4326</SRS>. I assume ArcGIS 10 reads this and therefore the WMS has ...
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Layers with the same projected coordinate system and geographic coordinate system do not overlap [duplicate]

I have a blank map, I've set the data frame to the same projected coordinate system as the data I'm going to add. I have added one shapefile and it looks good. When I wave the cursor over the map the ...
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How to identify, spatial references of two layers are same?

I have two layers. Polygon layer Polyline layer Now I want to check if spatial references of these two layers are same. How can I achieve this ?? In spatial reference there are many property ...
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Python - Projecting different shapefiles in the same folder

I have a few shapefiles in one folder with different coordinate systems but would like to use one of them as a template dataset. Is there a way to use python to filter out the shapefiles already in ...
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Wetterzentrale maps georeferencing - coordinate system?

I'm trying to georeference two maps from wetterzentrale in ArcGIS. In what coordinate system are those maps created?
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Google Maps for other planets

I have visited, but do not remember where, Google maps for the Moon and Mars (I think). I am wondering if anyone knows what you have to do to generate the necessary GIS data (coordinate system, etc) ...
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Haversine formula to calculate distance between real coordinates?

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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What projection system is used in China which is aligned with WGS84 [closed]

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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WKID (Well Known ID) for national projection for ArcGIS REST API

I have to use my national projection system which does not have corresponding WKID listed for ArcGIS REST API. Without it I am unable to use this projection system for my web application. Any ...
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Convert GPS coordinate to ArcGIS x,y point?

I'm trying to plot some AGSSimpleMarkerSymbol's in a AGSGraphicsLayer. The issue I'm running into is that the data I'm starting with are GPS coordinates (lat/lon). I'm using AGSPoint to plot the data, ...
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Excel worksheet for Coordinate transformation between EPSG:31467 and EPSG:25832?

for offline use I have been asked to provide a coordinate transformation worksheet in excel that converts between EPSG:31467 and EPSG:25832 and also WGS84. Has anyone any experience with something ...
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Set GPLinearUnit type parameter default based on input spatial reference (Buffer Example)

Within a .pyt python toolbox I'd like to have a parameter of data type GPLinearUnit get a default value based on an input Feature Class (FC). The standard Buffer (Analysis) tool works as a great ...
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Adding points defined by Latitude and Longitude to map using QGIS?

I have an OS map on which I want to display points defined by Latitude and Longitude, but the map coo-ordinates have values I do not recognise or understand. The image shows the map, with my first ...
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ArcCatalog complains that spatial references don't match between a feature dataset and a feature class that have the same coordinate system?

I have a feature dataset that is using the GCS_WGS_1984 as the geographic coordinate system. It includes a few feature classes. This feature dataset is itself in a file geodatabase that contains a ...
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How to convert Geographic wgs-84 to lambert (LCC_wgs 84 projection for a vector file?

I have one shape file with Geographic wgs-84 projection but i need to calculate geometry for that I tried to convert it into UTM projection system. As my data is of whole country so I can't give one ...
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How to manage the CRS of Open-Layers plugin in QGIS?

I am working with OpenLayers plugin in QGIS 1.8 but I am not sure on how should I manage thc CRS. The defaul CRS for Googles/Bing layers is WGS84/Pseudo Mercator (EPGS:3857) but I am not sure on the ...
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Is there a name for 0,0?

Is there a name for the latitude/longitude pair 0,0? On a graph, (0,0) is referred to as the "origin" but I'm not sure if that term also applies to the location 0,0 in cartography.
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Adjusting extents so that same-CRS shapefiles overlap in QGIS?

I have two files with identical projections/CRS. Using both OTF on & off I cannot get them to overlap: one shapefile contains coastal polygons of Massachusetts, and the other shapefile contains ...
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converting coordinate/reference system on IDRISI Selva

i had converted my shp.coordinate/reference system from plane to UTM 48S in IDRISI Selva by change it directly at its layer properties. And after, theres message said that the changing is only for ...
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Reproject before a Spatial Join

I have one polygon file containing all German municipalities as well as a point file. For each municipality, I would like to compute the average of a certain attribute of all points within the ...
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EPSG code as dynamic text in ArcGIS

Is it possible to get ArcGIS to show the EPSG code for a coordinate system as dynamic text? The default text is quite verbose (see below), and I think just showing the "Coordinate System" is probably ...
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Writing shapefile with projection defined crashes fiona

I've just started trying to use Fiona to write out shapefiles. I found the example code below, which seems to work fine from shapely.geometry import mapping, Polygon import fiona # Here's an example ...
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ArcGIS Server WMS URL Syntax Incorrect

Having a strange issue consuming WMS services hosted on ArcGIS Server 10.3. When the service is cached in ESRI's compact format, the request fails with HTTP 400. In exploded format, it works ...
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Are there different EPSG codes for 6 digit, 7 digit and 8 digit UTM Zone32 coordinate systems (CRS)?

I get data sent to me in various flavours of EPSG:25832. Unfortunately, everyone thinks that their own EPSG:25832 is the correct one. Some send data with the 32 at the front, others with just a 2, and ...