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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How do I calculate the coordinates of the median point of a polyline?

I have a shapefile with some polylines. For each one of these polylines I'd like to calculate the median of the polyline (i.e. the point that's equidistant from each end) and then, calculate its ...
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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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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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Extrapolate data and district names from map

My data: soil samples in each district. My question: I want to extrapolate from the soil sample's map the names of the districts in which the samples have been collected. I have already found the ...
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Coordinates system in degrees in plugins for QGIS

After adding a vector layer of coordinates of settlements of a part of the world INTO QGIS 1.8, I wish to add a topographic or other nice looking, colored map. Trying plugins like maps from Google ...
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Get coordinates from address

I am writing a application which allow users to save a address into database (db) and in the next step it shows all addresses on a map. But in the saving step I need automatically calculate a GPS ...
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Plotting a point within a bounding box as a percentage of X/Y

I have two pairs of lat/long coordinates that represent the top left and bottom right corners of a bounding box. I have a third pair of lat/long coordinates representing a point within this bounding ...
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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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Height of the geoid in ECEF coordinates

I know that the relationship of geoid height N and ellipsoid height h to orthometric height H is defined by H = h - N, but what if I have some position in Earth-Centered-Earth-Fixed (ECEF) ...
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How to generate random locations nearby my location?

I am trying to create random locations nearby my location. What i want is to create random latitude/longitude pairs inside a 200 meters circle surrounding my location. This is the formula i came up ...
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Definition and content for the concept Coordinate Reference Systems [duplicate]

I tried googling around to understand deeply in the concept Coordinate Reference Systems but it didn't explain enough and clearly. My question is what is "Coordinate Reference Systems"? The ...
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Conversion of coordinates of “Bochum coordinate system”

I need to convert historic coordinate data into more recent Gauß-Krueger data. Specifically, I need to convert "Bochum coordinates" used till 1960 in the local coal mines into DHDN/Gauß-Krüger zone 2 ...
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A shapefile / boundary coordinates for Bangladesh divisions

Are there any shapefiles on the boundary coordinates for each of the Bangladesh administration divisions? Essentially what I want to achieve is to have the minimum and maximum of the longitudes & ...
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How do I create point features with exact (manually entered) coordinates?

How do I create point features with exact (manually entered) coordinates i Quantum GIS (QGIS)? I get precise gps coordinates from a survey team which I need to add to a point layer. What I want: -Add ...
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Adding UTM Zone Number to Coordinates

The computer program that I'm working with requires an 8 digit UTM Easting for the coordinates of shapefiles (i.e., the UTM zone number must be included with each coordinate within a shapefile). The ...
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PyProj/Proj4 convert geographic to projected coordinates for Geostationary Data

I am trying to convert geographic coordinates (in degrees east/north lon lat) to projected coordinates in meters for geostationary full disc data (GVAR Goes East data from CLASS). To do this, I tried ...
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How to limit a specific area in order to have a topographic 3D map using MatLab?

I am using MatLab, I want to build a topographic 3D map, I am following this guide, I have been doing the steps listed on the section Draping Geoid Heights over Topography, and I do not have any ...
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Get coordinates from current view using arcobjects

I'm wondering if there's a way to get the longitude/latitude coordinates from the center of a data frame? The problem I'm faced with is this: I want to set a bookmark and have ArcMap tell me the ...
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Extract coordinates from vector layer in PyQgis

In Qgis, I have made a polygon, and from that polygon I have made a vector grid via research tools-> vector grid. The grid covers the entire polygon. Now I want to extract these grid points in the ...
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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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clipping polygons (vector) map with a polygon (vector) layer

A frustrated newbie with QGIS Lisboa version in Windows 7. I want to clip a soil map (multiple polygon vectors) with a single polygon (rectangular polygon vector). The project projection is set at ...
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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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How to import a DXF file in Quantum gis and set to the real coordinates [duplicate]

I have just started using Quantum GIS and I would like to know how to put a DXF file like a map or in background and adjust it to the real coordinates. Regards
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How to extract features with specific coordinates from a ShapeFile?

I would like to extract a number of features from a ShapeFile which match with specific latitude/longitude values. I am interested if/how this can be done with QGIS and ogr2ogr. The output should be ...
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EPSG:4326, EPSG:3857, JOSM and unprojections

It is said here that EPSG:4326 is not a projection. In my mind, a projection is a transformation of the surface of the Earth producing a flat image, notably a bitmap. We know that WGS84 (World ...
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Looking for a tool that will place the cursor to a specific x,y coordinate

I am a new user to Quantum GIS. I am looking for a tool/function that will allow a user to type in coordinates, and place the cursor on that exact position. This is for navigation in the field... ...
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convert GPS to x,y using reference node

i am using sensor nodes and their antenna to calculate GPS coordinates as notation of (degrees/minutes/seconds), i have some question of how to do these things: how can i convert latitude and ...
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Get Pixel index of a clicked point from a tile in WMTS layer

How do I get the index of a clicked point from a tile in WMTS layer? I also want the tile row and column number corresponding to the clicked location. So I tried to set the extent of my WMTS layer to ...
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Converting OSM_ID to coordinates

I have downloaded some open street map data from Webgeo, but instead of coordinates it came with an "OSM_ID". I cannot seem to find any data dictionary or information about this variable on the web. ...
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Should 2D Positions and 3D Positions be considered conceptually different entities?

Let's suppose we want to model GeographicPositions, described by coordinates or coordinate tuples inside some Coordinate Reference System. Also, these would be put inside some sequence to represent ...
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Comparing two spatial datasets statistically

I'm new to this forum. I'm working on the following problem - I have two datasets. Let's call it dataset A and B. Both of them will contain a set of points like A1,LonA1,LatA1 A2,LonA2,LatA2 .. .. ...
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How to define coordinate system and geographic transformation for a CAD drawing?

I am a GIS guy and I occasionally work with CAD files as well. Now I need to know how I can define a coordinate system and a geographic transformation for a CAD Drawing. According to ESRI: "You can ...
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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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Insert geometric data to a column from coordinate values in double precision

Screenshot of database http://wp.me/aIW9p-i0 For table “households”, I want to create two new columns: 1) “Geom”, data type – geometry; 2) “WKT”, data type ‐ text; I am intending to do the following ...
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converting grid references to long/lat

If I import from a POST DB a set of points that are referenced by grid reference, will the long/lat decimal also be added to the file? or will I have to convert the points to long/lat myself? In ...
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How to write a expression in field calculator for finding $X and $Y?

I'm trying to calculate the lat/long of points using the Q GIS field calculator.Nathan W suggested to First, save the layer as WGS84 and import it again. Then in the field calculator you can use $x or ...
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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 do I obtain layout coordinates of features using arcpy?

I just read the topic about Convert point XY to page units XY using arcpy? but I didn't find a solution to my problem. I have a point layer file, I know coordinates in map view, I'd like to know ...
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OpenLayers maxExtent

I've displaying Ordnance Survey UK tiles in OpenLayers using a TMS Layer the scales are using are 1000K, 250K, 50K and 10K. I've set the maxExtent to 0.0, 0.0, 700000.0, 1300000.0 which is working ...
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How to get x and y coordinate values of an annotational featureclass

I am able to get the x and y coordinate values from point, polyline, polygon and multipoint type featureclasses. However, I am unable to export x and y coordinate values of an annotational ...
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Is it possible to update only latitude or longitude in postgis ?

I have a postgis database that contains Points created based on a couple (longitude, latitude), and I need to update only one of those two for a given point. I found that it's possible to do so but ...
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Unable to dynamically locate map boundary coordinates in OSM/Leaflet

I have been trying for the past hour to take the coordinates of the map edge in a OSM/leaflet application I am making. While I can get the coordinates of the center, and I can get the coordinates of ...
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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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Python script to create a point WITH attributes values

GIS platform: ArcGIS 10.1 I have coded up a Python script that determines the coordinates of where I need to create a new (calibration)point, but I can't work out how to add it to a feature class ...
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How to convert drawn vector feature from EPSG:900913 to EPSG:4326

My script allows you to drawn shapes on an openlayers map, and then to get the WKT information from that shape, except the returned coordinates are in 900913 and i need them to be in lat/lon. thanks
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How to transfer absolute node position to latitude and longitude? [duplicate]

I am new to gis and also a newbie using QGIS. I have got a Layer with one shape. I extracted the nodes from the shape. Now I have got the absolute X and Y value of my Layer in the attribute table. ...
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ArcMap 10.1 - UTM Zone Display Mismatch

I've recently noticed that the UTM zone displayed in the Identify box and the "Goto XY" box display a different UTM zone than the one I'm in. I'm working in WGS84 NAD83, Zone 13N but when I use the ...
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What is the formula to convert WGS84 coordinates to EPSG 2163?

I'm looking for the formula which converts wgs84 coordinates to epsg 2163. I know that QGIS can do the calculations but I need the exact formula. Cheers!
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Drawing on jpg-map image with proj4 (perl)

From the point of view GIS professionals this question will be sure very primitive, but please keep in mind - i'm totally newbie in this area - and this is my 1st question here. Have several GPS ...
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Why do we use the terms “longitude” and “latitude” for a spherical body?

To specify a geographic coordinate we use the terms “longitude” and “latitude”. Far as I know, these terms derive from the Latin latitudo (= breadth) and longitudo (= length). In German we use the ...