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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Converting grid co-ordinates to GPS co-ordinates

I need to convert grid co-ordinates from an old document to GPS co-ordinates that I can plot into Google Earth and ArcGIS. Here are the instructions: 'It was unfortunately not possible to produce ...
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Polygon using ARCGIS API for javascript

I've polygon data as POLYGON ((1645481.0939999996 6124506.9885, 1645470.0473999996 6124473.5406, 1645475.7094 6124440.1391,1645481.0939999996 6124506.9885)) in wkid=2193 I want to project ...
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Aligning data from PostgreSQL and ArcGIS Desktop in QGIS? [on hold]

I am pretty new to ArcGIS and QGIS. I have loaded some geometry data in QGIS from my postgres database, then I have also loaded the same data in ArcGIS. Then from ArcGIS i have created a shapefile ...
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ArcGIS coordinate system

I'm developing some software using ArcGIS API, but the question is rather theoretical, as I just came from Google Maps and have no idea where to start; everything seems to be different including the ...
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Defining multiple projections inside a file gdb [error 000289 failed to alter spatial reference]?

I am importing multiple shapefiles into a filegdb in ArcGIS 10, and using the following code to define the projection of the feature once imported, to the .prj of the original .shp file. Here is my ...
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QGIS 'Clip raster by mask layer': Problem loading output [on hold]

I'm using QGIS 2.8, currently developing a python plugin and at some point I have to execute consecutive processing algorithms. When it comes to loading the layer created by GDAL algorithm 'Clip ...
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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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Can we no longer reference an ArcMap layer to get the spatial reference?

I'm currently using ArcGIS 10.2.1. In previous custom geoprocessing tools, I've used the following code to create a feature class in-memory, and set the spatial reference using an existing layer in ...
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WFS: How to specify input coordinate reference system

Geeoserver allows to specify output CRS by parameter srsName in WFS GetFeature. Is there a way to specify the input CRS? I am displaying layers of different CRSs in my map - all reprojected to ...
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How to fix the error between two coordinate systems?

How do you think the shift of line is due to morphological change of river? Or it is due to deviation between two coordinate systems? Please point out !!
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Load USGS DRG into QGIS

I'm trying to load some DRG data from the USGS into QGIS. The source data uses UTM coordinate and I can't seem to get it to overlay with WGS 84 vector data. I (think) I've followed the recommended ...
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Calculating surface using Lambert correction?

i'm using lambert conformal conic , so we have distortions along any given parallel , i would like to get the area used to solve this distortion. I have calculated the area using Shoelace formula , ...
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map data is not lining up to basemap or ArcGIS Online map

on arcmap: i have tried lining my data frame coordinate system to the WGS 1984 World Mercator position but still will not align to basemap when I publish to ArcOnline. am i missing a step here?
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How to obtain WGS84 or Projected Bounds for given EPSG in postgis?

On the http://spatialreference.org, for almost all SRS are definied WGS84 Bounds and Projected Bounds. How to obtain this bounds from postgis? Spatial_ref_sys does not contains this information.
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rasters written with gdal show up with units of meters when they should be degrees

I have some SMOS soil moisture data packaged in a netcdf format distributed by "cp34-bec". I have been able to use GDAL to extract this data as a raster layer, using a projection i think is ...
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How to choose a coordinate reference system

I have a jpeg image of a reserve's layout and would like to use it to plot animals movements on i.e. GPS points. I have no idea which coordinate reference system to choose during the "georeferencing" ...
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Which co-ordinate reference system should I use for the British Isles?

I'm wondering which co-ordinate reference system would be the best to use for a project covering the British Isles, since the UK and Ireland have separate systems - British National Grid and Irish ...
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What is/are the coordinate systems used in South Africa?

What are the principal datums and projections used in South Africa including the names of geodetic datums and their projections?
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Change number of decimal digits for features in ArcGIS 10?

I am editing vertices in polygons and points in ArcMap 10, and realised that they only hold 3 decimal digits for the X, Y coordinates, but I would like at least 6 decimal digits. Even if I type in ...
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Using a Select By Location in Python and Calculating a field based on what State Plane a point falls in

Here's what I have so far. Do I need to make another feature layer based on the selection? import arcpy arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(r"PATH TO THE POINT", "point_lyr") ...
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Output of Add XY Coordinates?

I am trying to get the coordinates of the coastline. I have made a shapefile with points selected along the coastline, the coordinate system I have the shapefile under is WGS 1984 UTM Zone 30N. I have ...
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Coordinate System Google Maps API

I am making an application in java using GMaps4JSF where the person will enter the address on the map I'll take this coordinate and consult on my postgis base regions in which region this point is ...
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Adding Vertical Reference in Python to ArcGIS feature dataset

I am creating a python script to generate a terrain. In the process I am creating two feature datasets. However, in order to successfully create this FD, i need both horizontal and vertical datums. I ...
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Add XY Coordinate tool generating bad values [closed]

When I run the Add XY Coordinates tool, I end up with these XY values. At first I thought this might be a projection issue. I adjusted the projection in arccatalog to make sure it was the same, but ...
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Getting ArcGIS Desktop to understand LOAC so it calibrates coordinate systems correctly?

So I downloaded some data from the 2011 UK Census and I want to add it as a layer on my basemap. I couldn't see it on the map although it was in the Contents tab in ArcMap, so I zoomed out to full ...
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Projections way off on data imported into QGIS?

I have elevation data as a .shp from the USDA ARS and Hi-Res Orthoimages (Mystery Projection (UTM 15N?)) from the USGS website as geoTIFFs (plain NAD 83). I am trying to project all of the images ...
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How to let the user select a spatial reference using ArcObjects?

I need to build a tool where the user selects a coordinate system for a given CAD file. What is the easiest way to do this with ArcObjects? Obviously, I could populate a list with the hundreds of ...
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MODIS-Sphere to WGS84 coordinate system in ArcGIS

I want to overlay two global raster datasets on land use which use different coordinate systems (MODIS-Sphere & WGS84) using ArcGIS Desktop. There seems to be no direct transformation option from ...
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What is the process to calculate Helmert parameters?

I have some double points (the same points in 2 different datums). I'd like to calculate the Helmert parameters but I don't understand how. NOTE: I don't need software. I need an algorithm in order ...
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How to define Winkel Tripel in proj 4.8.0?

I have QGIS with proj 4.8.0 installed. I'd like to add Winkel Tripel projection which seems to be defined as +proj=wintri But that definition string does not work. Is this a bug in my proj version, ...
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What is a coordinate system?

Please help me understand a coordinate system and how a coordinate system is relevant to a region of interest such as South Africa. I came across this term a couple of times and overlooked it because ...
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When does a local system introduce errors in a map due to the earth's curvature?

If the extent of a map is very small, like a building plan, there is no coordinate reference system used. To which scale/size of building is that acceptable? Of course it depends on the precision ...
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How to set CRS in QGIS using pyQGIS

This question is very similar to these one , but it's doesn't work for me. This is my try: ........ vlayer.setCrs(QgsCoordinateReferenceSystem(25830)) ...
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How to create a customized grid with two coordinate systems?

I need to put two grids on a map - one in NAD27 State Plane CA Zone 5, and the other in NAD83 State Plane CA Zone 5 (feet) and have the grids be formatted properly. If I go into the Data Frame ...
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How to do a coordinate transformation with EPSG codes in CTS?

Let's say I want to convert the following WGS84 (EPSG:4326) coordinate to UTM32N (EPSG:25832): 54.321, 9.876 Is there any tool to reproject x,y coordinates, apart from Proj4? links to the CTS wiki. ...
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How can I add custom CRS with +proj=mercxx to QGIS 2.2.0 Valmiera?

i've builded a custom proj.4 library, tested it by command line (proj and cs2cs) and with postgres/postgis. All works fine. Now i'm trying to make the same with Qgis 2.2.0. I've replaced the original ...
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PostGIS: ST_Transform function conversion problem

I'm inserting map data from a GML file with srid EPSG:27700 into a PostGIS database table with srid EPSG:4326. I'm using the ST_Transform function as in this snippet: ...
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convert from PCS: Palestine 1923 Palestine Grid to WGS84 coordinate system

I have the coordinate system of points in GIS in PCS: Palestine 1923 Palestine Grid, is it possible to convert the coordinate system to WGS84 coordinate system?
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Measuring distances when crossing UTM zones?

I like to calculate distance between two UTM coordinates which are in different zones. Could any one point me how I can do this. I found that we can map these coordinates in to a new projection for ...
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Troubles setting correct projection in SDE

I have to transformate data and change the coordinate system but have troubles to set it correct programmatically. I have: ArcGIS 10.2 / MS SQL-Server 10.0.5520 / sde 10.2.2 My steps: 1) Some ...
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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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What simple and light Java library to use for WGS84 to UTM conversion?

Geotools and Geotoolkit are huge and complicated. CTS (1.3.3 from Maven) failed on me by not even being able to run its own test example (slightly modified ...
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QGIS 'Save As' Reprojection Produces Different Results from ogr2ogr command line

Another 3857 vs 4326 question. When I reproject from EPSG:3857 to EPSG:4326 (and from .shp to .geojson) via the QGIS 'Save As' dialog, I get results that display in the expected place on Google Maps. ...
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In PostGIS, is it possible to use `ST_SnapToGrid` align to a coordinate system?

I am wondering if it is possible to align a raster or geometry by specifying the coordinate system using the spatial reference identifier, i.e. 4326 for WGS 84. I did not see anything in the ...
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Projecting shapefile with unknown CRS to WGS84 using QGIS?

I've tried setting QGIS to on the fly, changing the layer settings, nothing. I'm at a lost cause. Although I am not a GIS professional. ...
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Leaflet setView with non lat/long CRS

Is it possible to use setView when using an alternative CRS? var map = L.map('map',{crs: L.CRS.EPSG26915}).setView([4970081,477018], 13); // Returns: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot call method ...
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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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Is it possible to find Lat,Long coordinates of points within a polygon whose GPS coordinates is known [duplicate]

I have a set of gps coordinates which make up a polygon. Is it possible to find Latitude,Longitude coordinates of points within this polygon using GPS coordinates of the polygon I already possess. ...
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Calculating area with Europe Albers Equal Area in QGIS [closed]

I am trying to calculate the area for a number of polygons in EPSG:102013, having changed it from EPSG:3857. When using the field calculator $area, the entire column was returned as nan. Has the ...
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How to calculate grid convergence (True North to Grid North)?

I would like to know how to calculate the grid convergence angle between True North and Grid North for UTM maps. I am using ArcGIS 10.0 (ArcView licence) and have used the Calculate Grid ...