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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Grids not originating from 2D parameter spaces

Is there any specific name for grids on sphere (or geoid, or any other manifold/surface) that do not originate from 2D parameter space? For example generating a grid on a sphere using icosahedron ...
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Conversion of CSV file in MyGeoData Converter - XY columns not recognized

Recently I have tried to import various CSV files with XY coordinates to MyGeoData Converter. In some cases I got a message: Selected data does not have a spatial part! For example, this file ...
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Comparing two maps with two different libraries

I'm currently making a demonstration to compare the two OpenLayers libraries (2 and 3). For doing this, I have made two div elements and put the different maps on each other. The goal is to make a map ...
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Get feature data from lat long input QGIS

In QGIS, I have a polygon dataset with feature data. I would like to extract data from this dataset using a latitude and longitude. To be more clear, I have a list of 1000 coordinates. I would like ...
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How to convert PCS based point X/Y into GCS Lat/Lon using ArcObjects

There are so many permutations of questions I've tried to find the answer to my question from various sources, but I have yet to actually find an answer the way that makes sense to me (and works). ...
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WorldWind wms services show reversed coordinate in ArcGIS Desktop

I'm adding WorldWind wms services (http://data.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/wms?) to ArcMap (ArcGIS 10.2.2) but maps are misplaced, looks like they have reversed coordinates (as explained here: ...
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Adding graticules to the edge of the map only in QGIS

I would like to add graticules to a map, once it is in the 'print composer', on the border of the map, and not on the frame (my map insists on being smaller than the frame). I have managed to add a ...
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What do different realizations of the same datum have in common?

Firstly, am I correct in assuming that the process of determining the shape and the size of the spheroid is independent from the process of determining the origin and the orientation? For example, ...
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How to smoothly join two rectangles

I am looking for the Math and steps involved not using a tool. We have PostGIS but its an old version so we are working with the data in Python. Given three coordinates: -107.37, 52.46 -103.24, ...
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How can I show points on the same coordinate as e.g. a bigger symbol in QGIS?

I use QGIS 1.8 for mapping archaeological findings. Some of the findings within one layer are located on the same site and therefore have the same coordinates. Therefore you just see one point instead ...
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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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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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Trying to set the OpenLayers MouseOver position to be outside the Map

This is my code and I am trying to obtain the MouseOver to be displayed outside the Map container. <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>My Map</title> ...
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How to find bounding coordinates (lat/long) for UTM zones?

I want to error check incoming lat/lng points by checking if the point resides within the given UTM zone. (This would work for the data im using because sometimes there is a missing sign or lat/lng is ...
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Read .DEM (USGS) FIles with C#

I have a huge number of .DEMs and have been investigating how to process them into something useful. Does anyone know how, or even if it is possible to read coordinates and elevation data from ...
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tfw world file in decimal degrees?

I want to understand how "world files" are created. I found some definitions, like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_file which says that the 2 last lines in the file are x and y coordinates of ...
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QGIS 2.8 PrintComposer, no coordinates shown

I tested under MacOS 10.10.3 and 10.9.5 now: In the QGIS v2.8 Print Composer I don´t get coordinates shown when I want to create a map sheet and activate "Draw coordinates". I can do all settings ...
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Calculating lat/long coordinates from DLS (Dominion Land Survey) Location

I am trying to calculate the legal subdivision center of a DLS location and even when I try the simplest calculation my numbers are always off from other calculators. Take for example DLS location ...
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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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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 use qgis coordinate transformation in user code

I am now working with coordinate transformations between different CRSs, e.g. latlong to UTM. After comparisons, I found out that the coordinate capture plugin in QGIS is quite accurate for the ...
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warping and outputting coordinates of GeoTiff data: advice and error checking

So I have a massive TIF file (projected in Lambert azimuthal equal-area), and I'm trying to get lat/lon coordinates for each point of the grid. My first step is to warp the projection to the WGS84 ...
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Calculating Distances between coordinates

I have perused through the other questions that are very similar to mine but am still having some trouble. I have 75 coordinates in WGS84 that I brought in from an Excel table. They are now on my ...
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Getting XY screen coords from ArcScene 3D point using ArcObjects?

I already know how to convert screen point (X,Y in pixels) to 3D point: ISceneGraph pSceneGraph = m_pSceneHookHelper.SceneGraph; IPoint pPoint; pSceneGraph.Locate(pSceneGraph.ActiveViewer, X, Y, ...
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Choosing the map scale (1:nnn) for the given raster dimension

Starting points: let define the raster image size, say: 1800x900 pixels I want draw my own raster image map - by drawing polygons e.g. like "draw line from pixel with coordinates x100y100 to pixel ...
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Problem with finding point within the box in MongoDB

I'm doing a search within box. It works perfect except only one situation. Let me describe it. Suppose the point has coordinates: (lng:-155, lat:19) If we have box: sw - (-170, 10), ne (29,69) that ...
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Decimal degree coordinates: how many decimal places to use for …? [duplicate]

When using coordinates in decimal degrees, how many decimal points actually make sense? For example, say one is producing a table of locations of base camps in a report, there's no point in ...
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Is it safe to store coordinates on NFC tags always in one CRS and rely on conversion for others

I'm involved in NFC (Near Field Communication) standardization of a record structure for geographic point locations. That will allow to put coordinates on NFC memory tags which can be read with a ...
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Determine when I have crossed state line?

We are currently using the Google Maps API to get route information and total mileage but we would like to determine when we are crossing into a new state. When we return the route information we can ...
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How to locate a house on the 3D Map correctly?

I've done my 3D map generation in WebGL/THREE.JS project and have an issue with the building locations. I have the data about building position ( its polygon ) from DB server, but first of all I want ...
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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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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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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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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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Interpolate current Course value of GPS using previous Course values

I have a set of GPS data with Lat, lon and Course. I need to interpolate current value of course, using previous values of Course. The formula I am using is not accurate in curves.In C language I was ...
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Mean coordinates in QGIS

I am using QGIS v 1.7.4 for MAC and I am trying to calculate mean coordinates for a set of points using ftools. To calculate my result I am going to Vector -> Analysis tools -> mean ...
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Plotting latitude on to a (Mercator projection) SVG representing a country map

I want to convert (google sourced) longitude and latitude coordinates to x and y to place points on a SVG map I can get the longitude converted to X but I can't nail latitude. ...
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Coordinates values change for ArcGIS

I have received thousands of location information like below. X= 10°52.579 Y= 078°38.473 I don't have idea in which format is this, please let me know what is the format of this location and ...
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How to remove z & m coordinates from shapes with QGIS? (Or arcgis, grass, gdal, Python…)

I've recently received some parcel data in shapefile format that has z & m coordinates (all = 0.0). The WKT for a typical parcel looks like this: "MULTIPOLYGON (((2672464.560700002 ...
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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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How do you convert to degrees and minutes from 8/9-digit lat/lon DMS code? [duplicate]

I'm trying to map the national bridge inventory, but the coordinates are stored in this 9-digit code for longitude (and 8-digits for latitude) EXAMPLE: Longitude is 81°5.8' Code is 081054800 Page 9 ...
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How to compute mean coordinates?

Can anybody explain how to compute mean coordinates? Regards.
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convert csv to kml or geojson, etc using ogr2ogr or equivalent command line tools (use “latitude” and “longitude” attributes for coordinates)

I've just unsuccessfully tried to use ogr2ogr to convert CSV into KML like so: ogr2ogr -f "KML" output.kml input.csv The csv has "latitude" and "longitude" columns. The attributes are all loaded ...
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Uses for “Calculate Geometry” option

Is there another use for "Calculate Geometry" aside from calculating area, length and points? I already read the help section ArcGIS Help (10.2, 10.2.1, and 10.2.2) and it's very informative. ...
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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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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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Converting mercator meters without UTM zone?

I've been attempting to extract track information from Humminbird (Side Imaging Sonar) binary files and have hit a stumbling block with the coordinates it provides. The values are apparently in ...
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Identifying my coordinates from external datasource

I'm working with data received from an agency outside of my office and two columns in the dataset are labeled 'CompX' and 'CompY'. Here is a sample set pulled from the spreadsheet: ...