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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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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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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Help with “projected XY to screen xy” conversion algorithm?

I'm trying to convert coordinates from any given coordinate system (be they the coordinates of a graph figure or a map, meaning they can span across both negative and positive values across any of the ...
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How to align an HDF layer

Forgive me, but I am completely new to GIS. I am using QGIS. I have a raster layer (HDF format) that does not align with other layers. All layers are projected WGS84 (EPSG:4326) and still the problem ...
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Plotting spatial data when two spatial objects have different CRS

I have a spatial polygon object and a spatial points object. The latter was created from xy latlong data vectors (called latitude and longitude, respectively) in a dataframe, while the former was ...
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What is the closest CRS to “Meridiano de Greenwich”

I have a 1906 scanned map that I am trying to georeference in QGIS for Mac. The map has French and English lat-long, indicating them as either "Meridiano de Greenwich" or "Meridiano de Paris." I would ...
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Rhombus shaped pixels when viewing an image referenced in WGS84

Following the Question What is the projection of WGS84 in GIS software?, in the comments section of the answer http://gis.stackexchange.com/a/73578/5256, Jake very well explains that Because the ...
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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 relationship between ITRF and WGS84?

Why are there people saying that "I am using WGS84(ITRF96)"? There are newer version of ITRF. Will WGS84 follow it? If so, what will be the influence to us?
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Geographic co-ordinate system displayed as projected

ArcGIS suite of software categorises coordinate systems as either geographic or projected. From what I understand about coordinate systems (and I may be wrong), geographic co-ordinate systems are used ...
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methods for converting coordinate datum and format in python?

Related to an earlier Q&A of Missing grid shift files for cs2cs.exe? ... what are the various methods to convert coordinate datum and format in python? (Windows Vista, python 3.4) For example, ...
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Reprojecting between NAD27 and WGS 84 part III

I am trying to perform a reprojection for data with datum Nad27 to WGS84 datum. According to AndreJ in some previous questions in Stackexchange (CRS reprojection for instance) QGIS uses internally by ...
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Running Point To Raster has output coordinate system different from input?

I need to transform a DEM from a Point-Feature-Class (Shape) to raster (GRID). For that I'm using the tool 'point to raster' and it works perfectly. The only problem is that it seems to change the ...
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Transforming coordinates from one projection to another

var bounds = config.init_center.transform( new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:31466"), new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:3857")); console.log(config.init_center); console.log(bounds); I have ...
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Clearing data frame projection of current mxd using ArcPy?

I am required to open a bunch (50 per week) of mxd's and 'Clear' the Coordinate system from the data-frame to make sure my students have all of their data projected in the same (correct) Coordinate ...
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Generic Grid to Coordinate System

I have been given a large dataset of X,Y positions of animal movements in a generic grid system. It uses 0,0 as an origin and then position units are in feet from origin. I have the geo-referenced ...
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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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Choosing projection to use for Least-Cost Path analysis at continental scale?

I am trying to find least cost paths from the southern USA to the Great Lakes region (for example). My resistance layers are currently in an equal area projection but I'm wondering if I should convert ...
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How to get projected centroids in QGIS?

I am trying to get a centroid for several polygons on a global scale, in a way that it would correctly represent the common centre of all the polygons, taking Earth's curvature into account. The ...
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How to convert to Australian Height Datum from Google Earth elevation?

I am trying to figure out how to convert from Google Earth elevation to Australian Height Datum (AHD). Google Earth's elevation / altitude is based on The vertical component (altitude) is measured ...
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How to fix Raster Dataset with numbers in Extent that look like latitude/longuitude but say metres?

In ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1, the Spatial Reference of my Raster Dataset reports that its units are metres (well meters) but the values look like decimal degrees e.g. -33 degrees is highly plausible but ...
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Changing the CRS of a shapefile

Im trying to convert shapefile from one CRS to another in QGIS. On the layer menu, I right click on the shapefile, save it as with other name and there I change the CRS to the desired one (WGS 84). ...
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Setting coordinate system in PostGIS

The geographical information data that INEGI (part of the Mexico's goverment) provides are in the following coordinate system (or is projection?) Lambert Conformal Conic, double standard parallel ...
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How to bulk import ESRI projections into Postgis

Where can I get a file that would allow me to bulk upload all of the ESRI projections into the spatial_ref_sys table of postgis. I know that you can get insert statements on spatialreference.org; ...
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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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Cannot select a feature using ArcObjects because coordinate systems differ

I'm using ArcMap 10 and Bing Maps Road as base map. Then we have our adding which is programmed using C#. What I'm trying to do is to select a feature (A) that intersects another feature (B, from a ...
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How to define ITRF 92 and ITRF 2008 using Proj4 parameters in QGIS?

I know how to define a CRS, but this particular one is giving me a headache. I was unable to find the EPSG code at spatial reference. The main reason for asking this is that raster and vector data ...
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How to create aux.xml file?

after starting to use MOBAC to create offline background maps I found the aux.xml files very useful as QGIS automatically sets the CRS so this would be very useful for my colleagues with smaller GIS ...
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Using QGis for an imaginary plane world

I created an own map for my p&p rpg group and now I want to transfer it into QGis. That's easy to make, but I'd like to have an own CRS for that map but don't know how to use the right proj.4 ...
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QGIS “ERROR 6: No translation for Lambert_Conformal_Conic to PROJ.4 format is known.”

I am trying to clip a county DEM file using the PLSS Section shape files as mask layers... that is, I want it clipped to sections so that I can load my DEM into QGIS one section at a time, without ...
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Import Google Maps locations to ArcMap

I have a problem with importing a list of coordinates to ArcMap. I have a shape file of regions of Chile and I would like to add a list of locations with coordinates I got from Google Maps. The shape ...
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Need advice for localized survey base point

I have a set of 4 control points used for H and V localization. There is a base point located far to the SW of the property. I did not create this myself, but took it off of an existing Pocket 3-D ...
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Conversion from Namibian Coordinates to Google Maps (WGS84)

I have coordinates in Namibia, but don't know how to convert them to use them in Google Maps. The system is Lo22/19°. Then Y: +55 435,89 X: -498 157,28 Can anyone help with a conversion?
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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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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 to change the settings for where ArcGIS splits world data

I have a world map made up of 6 shp files. All the files and the data frame are set to WGS84. The way Arc 10 and 10.1 decides to display the files, it splits Russia into 2. The majority of Russia ...
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Does anyone know how to make new CRS to reproject some old plans?

I need to reproject some old Cadastral plans, but I can't find any appropriate CRS on web. They are in old Hungarian System (Budapest tangent plane stereographic projection) which used in late XIX ...
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QGIS custom CRS for map of manufacturing shop floor

I'm working on a web app that shows a map of a manufacturing plant's shop floor. I've built it in Inkscape and QGIS, but when I try to load it into Tilemill, I get a CRS error. Specifically, it ...
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Natural Earth: How to get the position of each country?

I've just split the 1:10m Natural Earth countries into individual JSON files which I plan to render and partially stitch back together using RaphaelJS. The 1:10m map is very big (10mb or so) so ...
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How to make QGIS recognize EPSG:31468?

I have Shapefiles without a CRS (e.g. without .prj file). I would like to set the CRS (EPSG:31468) before I pass the Shapefiles. I tried the following: Setting a .prj file manually with the string ...
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How to detect MGRS/UTM zone?

I posted a similar question on StackOverflow, but I thought I'd check here as well. I am developing an open-source library for converting between coordinate systems, and I've run into a wall. I want ...
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Create Archimedean spiral with geographic coordinates

I don't know if this is the right place to ask but here it his. I want to create an Archimedean spiral based in some location. Lets say I have this set of geographic coordinates (48.860770, ...
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Is there a way to expose Spherical Mercator Lat Lon in Google Map API?

The map tiles in the Google Maps are in Spherical Mercator projection (srid 900913), but in the API the methods report coordinates in Lat/Lon WGS84, e.g. map.getCenter(). Is there a way to return the ...
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Statistically comparing two sets of coordinates [closed]

I have been given a task to compare two sets of points, one set being a set of predetermined points, on the other being a set of actual points that were taken in the field. I have to compare these ...
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Where are the elements of an ArcGIS SpatialReference as a string representation defined?

This seems absurd, but I cannot find any documentation on what the various elements mean in the string representation of an ArcGIS SpatialReference object. The first part is obviously the Well Known ...
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Hexagon binning using Google Maps

I have a bunch of geolocated points that I am looking to cluster on a google map using hexagons. These clusters will be stored in a db for quick retrieval and will be reduced to a single point and ...
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How do I map points on a 2D map to a 3D illustration of the same area? [duplicate]

I'm looking for advice on how to build an algorithm that maps any point on a map to a point on another map, interpolating where needed. Let me better clarify with an example of what I concretely ...
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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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Unknown gridlines on old Greenland base map!

Can anyone help me out please? I'm using an old 1:10,000 base map of Greenland for a mapping project with nice 10cm gridlines already drawn on. However it uses a coordinate system which is unfamiliar ...
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Add MicroStation dgn to ArcGIS/ArcCatalog 10.1

I'm an iOS programmer but new to using ArcGIS 10.1. I'm having a problem loading my MicroStation dgn file to ArcCatalog. I've connected the folder containing my MicroStation V8i roadway design dgn to ...