Any of a set of two or more numbers used to determine the position of a point, line, curve, or plane in a space of a given dimension with respect to a system of lines or other fixed references.

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Given a Lat and Lon, identify if the point is over land or ocean?

In R, what is the quickest way to identify if a point is over land or ocean? e.g. for: set.seed(0) lat <- runif(10, -80, 80) lon <- runif(10, -180, 180) points <- expand.grid(lat, lon) ...
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List of central coordinates for all countries?

I need a list of the central points for all countries: China: lat/long (coordinates of the most central point in China) France: lat/long (coordinates of the most central point in France) etc...
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Interpolate undulations for given points using a geoid model

I have two databases, the first one (F.tsj) contains gps points: coordinates and ellipsoid heights and the second one is simply a geoid model where every line stores latitude, longitude, and ...
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Change OpenLayers 3 view center

I'm using OpenLayers 3 to interact with some maps. I first declare my map: map = new ol.Map({ target: 'map', layers: [ new ol.layer.Tile({ ...
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Looking for Python module to do lat lon calculations

I'm looking for a Python module that can provide some / all of the following services using latitude/longitude to define points: Distance between two points Point in polygon Distance along a ...
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Is there a way to populate a spreadsheet of city names with their latitudes and longitudes from Google Maps or some other service?

I have a long list of cities in the United States, and would like to get the coordinates for each city without looking up each one individually. Is there a way to do this?
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PostGIS strange difference in distance calc from different point defenitions

I have a working POSTGIS database, loaded Dutch CBS data using shp2pgsql and now I want to map lat,lon coordinates to multipolygons. All examples I see use lon lat coordinates but if I do so I get ...
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Can't find correct coordinate system: UTM83 Zone 15 forcing input in meters; need it to be read in feet

Forgive me, I'm a CAD person, and am very new to GIS. I've searched google and this site extensively for an answer, with no luck. My problem is that I was given a large number of sistered Raster ...
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How to convert these mapping coordinates

I have an older database at work and I've been asked to map the recorded GPS coordinates for each record. Unfortunately, I can't figure out the map coordinates that were recorded. As an example, ...
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How to output coordinates from a shapefile to a GMT or CSV file in QGIS?

I want to get the coordinates for a line shapefile as csv or gmt files. I click create "new layer" - "new shapefile layer" - I check the "line" box and then "OK". Then I make my shapefile. When I ...
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Help identifying a coordinate system

I have some "latitude" and "longitude" data that describes the Silverstone motor racing circuit in the UK. The coordinates look something like this: latitude longitude +03124.27986 +00061.07652 ...
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Update point coordinates in QGIS after manually moving locations in edit mode

I have imported point coordinates from a database, but I need to manually adjust a lot of the locations. Is there a way for QGIS to automatically update the point locations in the attribute table ...
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Formula for coordinates (lat, lon), azimuth and distance.

I would like to know how to find a set of coordinates on a small circle some distance from another point. For example, lets say A = (39.73, -104.98) #Denver B = (39.83, -106.06) #point ...
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what is the suitable projection coordinate system for Iran

I am doing analysis for province wise Iran. I am using WGS1984 as my geographical coordinate system, and I do not know which is suitable Projection coordinate system for entire Iran. I feel the UTM ...
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Converting coordinates: Feet to Degrees-Minutes-Seconds

I have a point shapefile and I want to get the coordinates for each point in Degrees-Minutes-Seconds format. When I use Add XY Coordinates (Data Management) it gives me the coordinates in Feet format. ...
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which is the suitable Geographical Coordinate System and Projected Coordinate System for India

I want to create a spatial data for entire India, usually I use WGS84 as GCS and UTM zones for PCS in the places in India, but when I have to create the spatial data for entire India, I get confuse ...
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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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How to manually edit point coordinates in QGIS?

Is there a tool for shapefiles or a QGIS plugin available, which will enable me to edit the coords of a point manually ? ("tool" -f1 "Tsunami Gauge"-move x1.abcdef -to x2.ghijkl) I do have ...
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Compensating lat/long offsets after conversions

In my application I am doing conversions between two different formats of data. First format is a simple one containing NE and SW coordinates for a given rectangular area: area = { "sw": { ...
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Find CRS (coordinate reference system) based on known location and coordinates?

Is there any tool or any tutorial which would help me to figure out CRS (coordinate reference system) from related information? In my particular case I know only the system is in meters, has origin ...
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How to find X,Y coordinates of a single point in ArcMap 10.1?

I have a shapefile of a road layout (name: US-101). I drew a line across the road section which intersects the left and right edges of the road and pavement marking (which is also the part of ...
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How to center the map based on some (x,y) in QGIS?

I want to center and recenter the map loaded on QGIS using constantly changing (x,Y) Point. How should I do this using some code? My GPS device will write (x,y) to a text file. From there I get (x,y) ...
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How can I label both coordinates in mmQGIS?

How can I label both coordinates in mmQGIS? Everything I try leads to only one of the 2 coordinates (lat or lon) to be labeled. I cannot get both labeled at the same time.
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How to determine error radius of given points

I am running QGIS 1.8.0 on a 64-bit Windows 7 platform. Given multiple points with different (but close) coordinates, how do I automatically create a new point that programmatically takes into ...
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How to transform coordinates to location in x-y grid in R?

I have a polygon with a 40m diameter and several points that lay inside it. Now I want to reformat the point locations (projected in DHDN/GK-3, but could vary) to x-y coordinates ranging from zero to ...
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I have a list of coordinates that make up a route - how can I easily render this shape on a map?

Additional info - I don't need this to be on a map - I just need the shape of the route. Is there anything that can return that shape easily? The list of coordinates are in an xml document and I'd ...
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Enter 4 Coordinates and get a Polygon QGIS

Is it possible to enter 4 Coordinates for getting a Polygon. I have to Clip lots of exact rectangles and i was just wondering wether you know a plugin. Thanks a lot danke! Alex
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How Can I Calculate Time from Coordinate?

For my application I am searching for an API or an algorithm for clicking point time and time zone. I dont know how I can do this but after getting time I want to calculate giving coordinate sun ...
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Online/offline tool for collection of coordinates for simulation purposes

Is there any good free online tool to collect coordinate positions given, say a trajectory; or a polygon. For example, retrieve all coordinates between two points, every 500 meters. Many thanks.
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Do I need to transform wind vectors when changing projection from EPSG4326 to EPSG24373?

I have a set of points and polygons given in "normal" lat/lon coordinates EPSG4326, which I need to transform to EPSG24373. I can do this without problem using PROJ4. However, I also have wind ...
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How to know the coordinates in a grid?

I have a raster (a catchment area) and a weather station with its coordinates (imported as .txt in ArcGIS) in UTM system. I want to know which row and column of my grid belongs to this station. How ...
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Making POINT from longitude/latitude coordinates in existing table using PostGIS?

I would like to make a POINT using the longitude and latitude columns of an existing table. Here's a link to the documentation of ST_MakePoint. Here's my table: CREATE TABLE sysinst.bio ( oid ...
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How to get X and Y coordinate values of the map?

I want the upper right and lower left coordinate of the exposed portion of the map, and for the whole map. What is the way to do this?
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Is there a method to tell which hemisphere a point belongs to, in WGS84 geoid, where the equator is an arbitrary ellipsis?

I use the WGS84 geoid (because I'm working with a GPS chip). I define an ellipsis that splits the surface in two parts, lets name these 'A' and 'B'. This ellipsis is defined by two points 'a' and ...
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Converting lat lon into co-ordinates (in ft of m)

I have a set of latitude and longitude of a series of points which specific the trajectory of a vehicle. If I consider the first point as the origin (0,0), is it possible to convert the trajectory ...
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How can i select a polygon in MS SQL 2008

I am very new to MS SQL 2008. I got a task to select a polygon from the polygon layer by giving the X-Y coordinates. I already got the script for PostgreSQL for the same thing, but i need it for MS ...
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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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Why does gdalwarp return incorrect corner coordinates for my geotiff?

I have a png source image that's in Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area and I have the long/lat extent. So I ran gdal_translate to create tie points and convert to gtif. Then I ran gdalwarp to reproject to ...
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What's the difference between coordinateDimension and spatialDimension?

The OpenGIS standard mentions three methods to query the dimensions of a Geometry: dimension(): the inherent dimension of the geometry: 0 for Point 1 for Curve 2 for Surface coordinateDimension(): ...
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Given distances from two locations how to accurately find geographic coordinates [duplicate]

I am working on a research problem which requires me to calculate a geographic location accurately (with error distance of few meters), given distances from two geographic locations. For instance: ...
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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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How to Batch Change X, Y Coordinate Number in ArcGIS?

I have a huge number of points (100000 points). Some of these have the same x,y coordinates. For example, 50 points are same in x,y then 100 points are same in another x,y coordinates and so on. ...
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Stripping spatial reference

I am creating an exercise for remote sensing students and would like to take an existing raster and remove the spatial reference from the file so that the students can practice using another image to ...
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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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Change coordinates of a polygon

I wanted to know whether it is possible to change the coordinates of a Polygon by typing them in. I don't want to have to manually drag them into the right position.
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ST_MakePoint or ST_PointFromText to generate points

I'm new to postGIS and am having trouble finding an answer to this question. I have loaded UK postcode data (OSGB36, SRID 27700 with eastings and northings fields) into a postGIS database. I now want ...
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ArcGIS: Create polygon using file containing point coordinates

I have a text file containing the projected coordinates of the points that define a single polygon. The X, Y coordinates are separated by Tab Is there a tool in ArcGIS similar to "Add X,Y Data" in ...
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Is it possible to place a point at a coordinate in QGIS?

Is it possible to place a point at a coordinate in qgis? I have a map, using irish grid reference and wish to place a point at an exact 6 digit coordinate. Is it possible to do it. Previous to this ...
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Looking for map calibration software and city database

I'm in need of a mapping software which, given a map, lets you calibrate it (choose which geographic coordinates project to which pixels on the map image) and then given a database of cities, you can ...
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How to get Shapefile point coordinates into .xls?

How can I get just Coordinates (in a file) from point features (shapes) without big hussle. Something like Shape to .xls, with distinct coordinates? I want to use this coordinates immediately, so GPX ...