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 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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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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Adding Basemap and changing projection - still not aligned

I am using the basemap in ArcMap10 to create a shapefile of hand digitised polygons based on building outlines. However, when I change the basemap projection to Brit Nat Grid, it does not line up ...
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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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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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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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How can i convert from local coordinates to coordinates gps?

i don know if this is the right place to publish this. i am working with business object tool traying to make a kml file to be imported on google maps. I dont know much about geographic systems, but i ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Getting polygon shapefile node coordinates and point order

I am trying to get the coordinates of each node of a polygon in QGIS. What I basically did is use the following tools: Vector -> Geometry tools -> Extract nodes Vector -> Geometry tools -> Export ...
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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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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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How to extract elevation data from binary .ADF elevation format at given coordinates?

I have a high resolution digital elevation model available. The ground resolution is 1 meter and the file format is adf which is some binary ESRI grid raster format. I have a script the outputs x/y- ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do you convert to DMS from 9-digit LAT/LON code? [duplicate]

I'm trying to map the national bridge inventory, but the coordinates are stored in this 9-digit code for LAT and LON EXAMPLE: Longitude is 81°5.8' Code is 081054800 Page 9 of document found here ...
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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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If I've given two different layers the same CRS, why won't they overlay one another?

I have a "towns" and "state" shapefile for Massachusetts as two separate vector layers in QGIS. I've set the project coordinate system to WGS 84 at the bottom of the screen (next to the "coordinate" ...
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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 ...
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Understanding the difference between coordinates projection in OSM and Google Maps

I'm looking at the coordinate differences between Google Maps and OSM. I'm a noob in the technicality behind GIS. Having read: EPSG 3857 or 4326 for GoogleMaps, OpenStreetMap and Leaflet How to ...
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Calculating points in the USDA's Cropland Data Layer coordinate system

I need to integrate against the USDA's cropland data layer. They've got a demo and some API docs. The important query I need to run is this, given an (x, y) of say (1551459.363, 1909201.537): ...
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generate random world point geometries

I have a world map. I need random point geometry. So, how can I randomly generate point coordinates? Any programming language. Also, I am using SRID 4326. Any programming language.
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convert GPS to XY coordinates

if i have obtain GPS coordinates as Latitude/Longitude, then i need to convert them to XY coordinates, i see this link actually i need to get the Trilateration , in its equation i need the XY ...
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Openlayers vector feature coordinates are not transforming,

I have a OpenLayers vector with a single feature [0]. It's coordinates are in the map projection (EPSG:3413) and I want them in WGS84 (EPSG:4326) decimal degrees. I have the following code which ...
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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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Polygon Nodes do not have separate coordinates [duplicate]

I'm attempting to measure the distance of a series of points from a smaller number of polygons. As a first step, I've changed the polygons into points along their border, via the Vector> Geometry ...
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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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Why does QGIS 1.8.0 crash when I try to set up CRS on Win XP?

I have a problem with my qgis 1.8.0. When I click on any button that set CRS or try to set the coordinates on the fly, qgis crash. I try to uninstall the program and re-install it again using ...
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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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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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Make POINT from longitude/latitude coordinates from existing table in 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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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?