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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What is the most accurate coordinate system for calculating areas of polygons?

I have multiple polygons, all located offshore around the UK. I am trying to calculate the areas of these polygons in square kilometres, without splitting them by UTM zone. Is it possible to do this ...
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Is WGS84 itself a Coordinate Reference System?

I was wondering the difference between WGS84 and EPSG:4326 (see this). Can then WGS84 on its own be defined as a Coordinate Reference System? Or is it just a datum so that a Coordinate System must ...
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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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How to get the coordinates in Lat/long from a point layer?

Sorry for asking this basic question, but I couldn't get the solution from the previous answers. I need to extract the Lat/long coordinates of the centroids of districts. My QGIS project SCR and the ...
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Calculate bearing between two decimal GPS coordinates

I'm building a virtual tour application that uses custom panoramas in conjunction with Google's StreetView service. With StreetView, you can have 1 to n links at each particular location to move to, ...
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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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Is there a tool to add “noise” to overlapping X, Y coordinates so they are no longer in the EXACT same place?

I have a series of points representing animal observations. Many of them overlap, having the exact same coordinates, and this is causing me trouble when I want to run some analytical tools which ...
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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 find the proper coordinate reference system with two sets of data using different measurements or too convert one system into another

I have two different entries of data in two different spread sheets. One of the spread sheets uses a coordinate reference system that I have no idea what the units of measurement are. the properties ...
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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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How to adjust the difference between the coordinate from OpenStreetMap and Google Maps

I have downloaded the OSM from OpenStreeMap that came with all nodes from the map and their respective coordinates. Now I have to plot a node (latitude and longitude) on Google Maps, but all ...
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How to move vectors to specified coordinates in QGIS?

I have a layer of vectors located around, say, (100, 100), and I want to move them to new coordinate like (1000, 1000). How should I do it? Preferably using QGIS.
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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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Creating shape file from file with coordinates

How can I make a shape file of an csv file with coordinates?
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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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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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How do I import specific Coordinates from Namibia in QGis?

I have a map here with Coordinates from the Schwarzeck Map Datum Format 1903. They have the following format e.g.: y: 41 944,31 x:363 810,71 I want these point to be pictured in QGis... how is it ...
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How do you calculate positional accuracy in qgis?

How to you compare two layers in QGIS to get the positional accuracy?
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How to unproject coordinates on a Google map with Openlayers?

Below is my code and a pic. When I finish making my circle on a Google map with Openlayers, I get the following coordinates but I want coordinates like E.G: bottom: -27.762124575762 left: ...
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How do I group near points with GPS positions?

I'm an IT person so I don't know too much about projections and so on, I hope you can help me. I have made an application for Android that collects a GPS position, so I have the latitude and the ...
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Working out the coords of a square x miles from a center point

I am trying to create a x mile square (or circle) around a central point, where all sides of the square would be x miles from the centre. I need the 4 corner coordinates. It is scrambling my brain ...
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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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Convert X,Y State Plane coordinates to decimal degrees

I have 1000's of data point I need to convert from North Central Texas 4202 into Lat/Long decimal degrees. Can someone give me a conversion equation so I can quickly convert using excel? I have only ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Saving a gml layer does not change coordinates

I am trying to export a gml layer to geojson with lat/lng as the preferred coordinate system. So what I did was a 'save as' on the layer with selected CRS: 'IGNF: WGS84G'. Now I was hoping it ...
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Automatically create polygons from top right and bottom left coordinates?

I have a CSV file with hundreds of records. Each record contains 2 matching coordinates, 1) top right corner of a rectangle, 2) bottom left corner of a rectangle. Polygon ID, Lat 1, Lat 2, ...
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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 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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How to add Excel-sheets with meter coordinates to QGIS?

I have an Excel-sheet where the coordinates are in meters. What is the most efficient way of inputting this file to QGIS? There are thousands of files to put so please recommend some straight-forward ...