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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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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How do you convert to degrees and minutes from 8/9-digit lat/lon DMS code? [duplicate]

I'm trying to map the national bridge inventory, but the coordinates are stored in this 9-digit code for longitude (and 8-digits for latitude) EXAMPLE: Longitude is 81°5.8' Code is 081054800 Page 9 ...
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How to I convert from decimal degrees to meters in Qgis?

I am trying to convert from decimal degrees to meters in QGIS. I have a shape file that is currently in WGS84/UTM zone 19S. I have tried the save as - browse - WGS84 EPSG:4326 but this appears: ...
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Data match-up problem ArcGIS 10.1

I am running into a problem with two data sets matching up, and although it seems like a newbie coordinate system problem, it has me stumped. One data set is a GPS track (Garmin Etrex Legend 30) and ...
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Convert coordinates

I have some data that I need to convert to Lat-Lon in order to plot. It originally came from an Esri Shapefile which I managed to get it out of with QIS. The issue is that the coordinate reference ...
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Calculating distance scale factor by latitude for Mercator

This was really inconvenient topic to google out - so I'm asking for clarification, did I understood things correctly. I'm talking about measuring short distances in Mercator projection (3857). You ...
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Is it possible to get coordinate system name from SQL Server geometry type?

I need to get the name of the coordinate system of a geometry type field in SQL Server 2008 R2 (for example NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_14N or GCS_WGS_1984 or other). Is this possible?
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Older British Geological Survey geology maps of Kenya; need complete projection information

I have several geologic maps of Kenya produced by the BGS circa 1993. Noted on each map is the following: Projection:-Transverse Mercator Spheriod:-Clarke 1880 (modified) That's great, but that ...
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Converting unknown type of coordinates to lat/lon

Our company is using Total Station (Surveying Machine using SOP) to calculate GPS coordinates and its results are something like this Easting: 3250193.00, Northing: 1115573.00, Elevation: 656.00 ...
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Predefined Coordinate Systems missing in QGIS 2

in QGis 1.8 were lots of predefined coordinate systems (national projections). Where have they all gone in qgis 2.0? I specifically need the Gauß-Krüger-Projections Zone 1 to 5. Is there any plugin ...
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Trouble using ogr2ogr w/ -s_srs to combine inconsistent EPSG files into my postgis DB

I'm having trouble combining shapefiles from TIGER and different local governments into a single postgis db to query legislative locations. I've imported all data to multipolygon geom, but found some ...
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LIDAR Dataset displaying 500,000 meters to the East of correct position

First post on here.. I've been hung up for a couple days. Why does my LIDAR dataset show up ~500,000meters to the east of the correct position even though a spatial reference/coordinate system is ...
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How do I check spatial reference on all parameters during Tool Validation?

How do I check spatial reference on all parameters during Tool Validation? Just looking for recommendations. Here is what I have already. This must work with existing validation. import arcpy class ...
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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 ...
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Using PROJ.4 library to transform from local coordinate system coordinates to global coordinate system using ground control points?

I have a point cloud whose coordinates are with respect to a local coordinate system. I also have ground control points with GPS values. Can I convert these local coordinates to a global coordinate ...
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How to Draw/plot or identify in GoogleMaps with below PointData

How to Draw/plot or identify in GoogleMaps with below PointData? Below are the points generated from spatial cadastre software. PointName Xpos Ypos _1 341.0926 527.9615 _10 669.1454 ...
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How to display WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) services in Google Earth?

The basemap services provided by Esri (on ArcGIS Online, Data and Maps for Sever, and the Data Appliance for ArcGIS) use the WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) spatial reference (WKIDs 102100 or ...
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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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Myanmar Datum 2000 information

Does anybody know where I can find the technical details for Burma's latest datum? It's called Myanmar Datum 2000 and I can't find any details online. I need the details to create a custom datum on my ...
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How do I make this into a working CRS in ArcGIS?

+proj=tmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=-114 +k=0.9999 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +ellps=GRS80 +towgs84=0,0,0,0,0,0,0 +units=m +no_defs I have this text string which I successfully used to project data in QGIS. How do I use ...
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Coordinate conversion - Lat Long to State Plane, ArcServer-Silverlight

I am trying to convert from a Lat/Long value I get from a table to a x/y value that I can use to plot a graphic. I have seen one way to do this may be to use something like this: feature.Geometry = ...
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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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proj.4 definition for Moscow GCS_Bessel_1841 to WGS84 convertion

I'm developing an app which should show a map using Leaflet framework but i have no luck as the coordinate system on the map server differs from the one used by Leaflet. As a map server i use ...
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Projection parameters from WGS84 UTM37 to Ain El Abd UTM37 and the reverse

I am developing application using JavaScript apis, I want the correct projection parameters to convert from WGS84 UTM37 to Ain El Abd UTM37 and the reverse. When I click in the map I get Ain El Abd ...
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Geodesic measurements for short distances throughout US?

My ArcGIS experience has been limited to working on large-scale maps with planar projections. I'm moving to a project in which I want to calculate the distance between pro sports facilities throughout ...
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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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Linear unit of a Coordinate system

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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geocoding addresses specifically into NAD1983 or converting X,Y into 1983 after geocoding

I'm going bananas trying to geocode addresses into a NAD1983. I have ArcMap 10.1 and I'm using the default address locator (North American 10.0 from arcgis online). No matter how low I set the ...
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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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Geoprocessing tool not executing when Map's SpatialReference is Web Mercartor

I am facing a strange issue when trying to execute GP service when my map's spatial-reference is Web Mercator. I appreciate all help. I have a JavaScript API application. Initially I only had my map ...
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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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Why is shapefile layer not visible on WMS layer in QGIS?

In my QGIS project I have added a WMS layer for which the CRS is WGS84 EPSG:4326. Now I want to show my shapefile layer which has the same CRS. QGIS shows the layer separately but does not show with ...
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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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Transforming a google maps overlay to fit a Ordnance Survey projection

I am currently in the process of creating a map with some administrative boundaries on it. The base map I am using is an ordnance survey map 1:10000. I downloaded an administrative border as a .kml ...
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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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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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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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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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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 is different? Is there a way around this? Can I some ...
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Qgis can not set googlemap basemap from openstreetplugin to Geographical coordinate system

For the love of god I can not get the google street layers from the open layers plugin to set to WGS84(4326) correctly. I am aware that the google base map is default set to WGS Psuedo Mercator(3857) ...
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Best practices for identifying the unknown coordinate system of a Shapefile

I got a Shapefile but it's coordinate system is unknown and there is no .prj file. How I can identify it now? Are there any tools that could help?
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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 ...