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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Geotagged tweets and Twitter API

When I do a timeline query using the Twitter API, http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.xml?screen_name=MyTwitterName the geographic component of the reply looks like this: ...
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Are perpendicular lines still perpendicular after converting from UTM zone 15 to 16 (or between two neighboring zones)?

I want to convert a square polygon that is close to the edge of UTM zones 15N and 16N. The polygon's coordinates are in UTM 16N, but it is spatially positioned in the UTM15 area. My question is that ...
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Spatial index vs two coordinates indexes

I have a table with two columns: latitude and longitude. I want to get all objects inside a "rectangular" (well, rectangular in a lat/lon coordinate metric) bounding box: min-max latitude and min-max ...
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What kind of coordinates are this ones?

I have to map a point using this coordinates: 38 R MF 18852 15799 I can't understand the coordinate system. For sure '38' is the UTM zone number and 'R' is the designation (indicating southern ...
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Python libraries for correlating Photo to GPX file?

Can anyone recommend a Python library(s) that can geotag a photograph with the lat/long coordinates by correlating the timestamp of the photograph to the timestamp of a waypoint within a GPX file? I ...
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How can I programmatically open an OnPoint map to specific coordinates?

We have an OnPoint server at work and I'm wondering how to open the mapping service and having it zoom in to my specified latitude and longitude. The reason I ask is because we have an application at ...
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Geocaching - XY coordinates

I was wondering what is the easiest way to get XY geocaching coordinates (by a particular Area of Interest (AOI)) data in a spread sheet format that I could covert to a GIS layer? On the ...
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Creating shape file from file with coordinates

How can I make a shape file of an csv file with coordinates?
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How to find coordinates for a lot of locations based on the town or village name?

I have got an Excel spreadsheet with roundabout 15,000 locations, which are only identified by the towns or villages name and the country. I am intending to present these on a world map. Therefore, I ...
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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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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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Why Different 2D Coordinate Transformation Methods Exist

It is a homework question but I couldn't find a satisfactory answer by googling. There are 4 different transformation approaches I'm asked for: - Conformal, - Affine, - 2D Projective, - 2D Polynomial ...
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Why does Calculate Geometry give incorrect number of decimals for Longitude?

intermediate ArcMap user here. I'm trying to calculate the geometry for a shapefile such that I can add lat/long columns to my attribute table. While I have no trouble calculating the latitude, the ...
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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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Add a point on a spplot in R

I have to add a point on a existing spplot in R. I need it only for a visual purpose. I have the coordinates of the point, but I don't know how to change the code in order to add the point. This is ...
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Getting XY coordinates and field values for each row in ArcPy SearchCursor?

I am trying to enumerate each row of a points shape file and get a certain field's value (elevation) and the xy coordinates. But I see I can only use: arcpy.SearchCursor to get the field; OR ...
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How to fix incorrect coordinate data for the mouse's position

I am running Quantum GIS 1.8.0 on a 64-bit Windows platform. I've imported a data set that plots correctly when overlaid with a Google Satellite map, so I know that the layer/project CRS is okay ...
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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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Calculate View Angle

I am looking for the most accurate way of calculating the view angle (Azimuth, Elevation) from a reference point (my location) A to another point B. I have the Lat, Lon, and Altitude for each point. ...
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Finding location entering coordinates in QGIS?

I am new to QGIS. Can I find a location on the map I'm working with by entering its coordinates? If yes, where do I enter these coordinates?
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How to add XY coordinates (latitude/longitude) to a DEM raster in ArcGIS 10.1

I would like to add xy coordinates of about 10 sites to a raster. I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and my xy coordinates are on Access 2013 database - saved as .mdb. The steps I have taken so far: 1) In ...
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Point interpolation in route

I have a set of GPS coords with X,Y and Course. I need to interpolate additional points based on the course of each point. It would be a simple line intersection based on lines drawn using the 2 ...
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Difference between latitude and longitude

It occurred to me that latitude and longitude are not homologous in that the lines of latitude lie on parallel planes or slices through Earth, while lines of longitude are not parallel and meet at the ...
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Calculating Distances between coordinates

I have 75 coordinates in WGS84 that I brought in from an Excel table. They are now on my imagery basemap spanning across about a half mile on either side of a dirt road in Prescott National Forest in ...
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Populate X and Y fields in SDE Point Data Using SQL trigger

Here is my situation. I am running ESRI ArcGIS Server and Desktop 10.2 on SQL Server 2008 R2. I would like to populate the Latitude and Longitude fields from point data (Signs data collected using ...
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How to create cohesive Spatial Pixels from Spatial Points Dataset

I have a Spatial Point DF spo (covering an irregular shaped area of interest). The data are not on a regular grid due to crs transformation. My goal is a raster with predefined resolution and extent ...
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Inserting coordinates from Google Maps into a Database

My question is pretty basic. I am using Android Google Maps to take the coordinates off a location on the map and I want to insert it into a PostgreSQL database. I know I have to use PostGIS but how ...
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How to get coordinates of Drag Box using OpenLayers 3?

I'm pretty new to Openlayers and I have a problem.I can draw a rectangle using DragBox on my OpenLayers 3 map. How can I get it's coordinates? I tried getGeometry() but it returns 'null'. I think I ...
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Plotting X, Y coordinates generated from MySQL database in QGIS

Currently running QGIS 1.8.0 on Mac OS X 10.8.4. I can plot points on a map using the "Add delimited text layer" plugin to get x-y coordinates from a text file. However, I'd like to be able to ...
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What kind of coordinate system is this?

I have a csv with a list of the world sea ports and their coordinates. The coordinates are in this format: 5234N 00226W How can i convert this to decimal Latitude / Longitude ? Data source
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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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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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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 the actual coordinates in a shapefile (QGIS)

I'm trying to map data for a county in Texas. The data were provided to me in a shapefile, and I've been working with it in QGIS 2.14. My problem is this: The coordinates in the shapefile I was given ...
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Is there a standard for the coordinates of pixels in georeferenced rasters ?

We are working with different raster datasets, and the pixel coordinates are either stored at the center of the pixel or at one corner. The information is usually provided in the metadata, but ...
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Distance in meters between two geographic coordinates

I want to determine the distance in meters between two geographic coordinates. The points are: Lat (deg) Lon (deg) A: -33.3930906 -70.5452765 B: -33.3993212 -70.5468767 So if i calc the ...
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Converting coordinates in Florida, USA?

I have an point location and the information given is: Easting: 519122.06 Northing: 1290630.07 Original thought was it's UTM, but does not appear to be correct because I know the point needs to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Transform geometry to coordinates

I need transform with postgis a geometry of type ...
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Can QGIS plot coordinates in Degrees-Minutes format?

I have a .csv file of coordinates that looks like this: Is there a way for QGIS to plot coordinates formatted like this? I've tried Adding a Delimited Text Layer... in QGIS, but do not see any ...
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Update a table with values from coordinates on GEOMETRY in Oracle

I have 2 columns in a table that represent the X and Y coordinates. The values in those columns don't match the actual coordinates and I want to update them with the coordinates values that are ...
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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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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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Calculate geometry on some features have same X and Y for start and end?

I did "Calculate Geometry" on a line shapefile to obtain the coordinates X and Y for the start and the end of all the lines of the shape. But some lines resulted with the same X on the start and on ...
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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 ...