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Project from Datum Nad27 to WGS84

This should be simple: have a shapefile in UTM z16 DatumNad27 and want to transform it to Datum WGS84 latlon I am using Qgis 2.6 Sorry I am going to clarify, with the steps taken: 1- XY data of a ...
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ArcGIS Desktop:Transformations: Geographic vs Projected?

Arc10. I have two data sets (both CSV files w/ lat and long columns) and I am working on standardizing them to the same projection. File1: NAD27; File2: NAD27, WGS84, and NAD83. I would like all of ...
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Coordinate display in Terrasync

I'm using Terrasync on a Trimble GeoXH 6000 - set for WGS 84 and UTM. It acquires satellites fine, but instead of displaying my current location in UTMS, the skyplot screen shows "12RVU" and then a ...
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Transforming coordinates between wgs84 and UTM ED50 31N, what am I missing?

My problem is I must tranform a point cloud from wgs84 (geographic) to UTM (projected) ED50 for zone 31North. Easy, isn't it? Well, first surprise is I have several free webs who offer me this ...
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Converting datum?

I need to measure the distance (with the ruler) of points from two different layers. However, one layer is NAD83 and the other is NAD27. I also have a standard ESRI basemap downloaded. The issue I ...
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Change projection didn't change position in a vector shape in qgis

I got a shape of points and when i save it with another datum and open it again, it stays in the same position. I was hoping for a slight change in position when save from epsg:5361 to epsg:32719.
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Geo-referencing an old map

I'm trying to georeference this part of an old map of Indochina. . The full extent gives more information: . To do so, I used QGIS and tried to infere the datum, I tried "Unknown datum based on ...
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Figuring out what coordinates supposedly using 'NAD31 projection' refer to

I'm working with a GeoJSON file that contains sets of coordinates associated with street corners in the city of Montreal, Canada. The spec sheet of the API delivering those GeoJSON specifies that the ...
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ArcGIS Conversion Error While Converting ED50 Datum to WGS84 Datum

With ArcGIS for Desktop, I tried a datum conversion of Transverse Mercator ED50 Datum to Transverse Mercator WGS84 Datum. Normally, the difference between two projections is approximately 180 meters ...
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Comparing datums with GDAL/OGR

I have a bit of code in Java that takes in a SpatialReference object and checks that it is one of the acceptable datums (WGS84, NAD83, NAD83 HARN, NAD27), but because of the lack of standardization in ...
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Find AB_CSRS.gsb for NAD_1983_TO_WGS_1984_8 Transformation

I am trying to change my WGS84 data to NAD83 for Alberta data. My research tells me that I need to use the NAD_1983_TO_WGS_1984_8 Datum Transformation which is in the AB_CSRS.gsb. I can not find this ...
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NAD conversion in Mexixo

I am looking for the file "Mexico.gsb" which used with ArcGIS when datum shifting from NAD27 to NAD83 in Mexico.
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Why not measure elevation from the center of the earth?

In trying to understand Geoid vs Ellipsoid height, I ran across this page. One of the claims is: Zero elevation as defined by Spain is not the same zero elevation defined by Canada ...
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Origin of the OSGB36 datum origin

Interpreting 'GIS' in the geographical information science sense, I have a historical question about the 1936 OSGB datum following the 1936-62 retriangulation of Great Britain - hopefully not too ...
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WGS 84 Transformation issues with ArcGIS and Global Mapper

I have rasters, need to be geo-referenced in WGS 84 datum with Lat/Log (degree). I have geo-referenced using Global Mapper, which we usually used to use, because of its user friendly. Got a vector ...
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Persistent datum conflict error. Datums are the same

I'm clipping a number of features using other feature layers, and was careful to get everything into WGS84 beforehand, using what I thought were the proper datum transformations. Now I keep getting ...
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Myanmar Datum 2000 information

Does anybody know where I can find the technical details for Burma's latest datum? It's called Myanmar Datum 2000 and I can't find any details online. I need the details to create a custom datum on my ...
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What is the closest CRS to “Meridiano de Greenwich”

I have a 1906 scanned map that I am trying to georeference in QGIS for Mac. The map has French and English lat-long, indicating them as either "Meridiano de Greenwich" or "Meridiano de Paris." I would ...
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Geographic Transformations in Alaska Between NAD83 and WGS84

I have done a ton of research on the most accurate transformation to use in mainland Alaska to convert between the NAD83 and WGS84 datums, but I just can't seem to find a definitive answer. ArcMap ...
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OpenLayers Projection and Datum Question

I had a conversation with a co worker that was asking about an OL map I am developing. She asked me what the 'projection' was and I said EPSG:4326. She didn't know what that means, so I said it's ...
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Are ellipsoid and datum the same? [duplicate]

Are the datum and the ellipsoid the same? Please help me. What is a Datum? The Earth is shaped like a flattened sphere. This shape is called an ellipsoid. A datum is a model of the earth that is ...
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How to convert from one ellipsoid to another?

Introduction I have the following problem: I want to convert from WGS84 to "Anguilla 1957 / British West Indies Grid" (EPSG 2000). This seems to be straight-forward, as the transformation is a simple ...
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datum conversion with GDAL

I run gdaltransform like so: gdaltransform -s_srs nad27 -t_srs wgs84 -104.5 39.5 -104.5 39.5 0 gdaltransform -s_srs wgs84 -t_srs nad83 -104.5 39.5 -104.5 39.5 0 gdaltransform -s_srs nad27 ...
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Mapinfo and qgis file's datum problem [closed]

please refer to following link for the explanation of the problem I had. do you have any idea on this? ...
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What is the process to calculate Helmert parameters?

I have some double points (the same points in 2 different datums). I'd like to calculate the Helmert parameters but I don't understand how. NOTE: I don't need software. I need an algorithm in order ...
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Aligning layers with questionable metadata in SW Ontario

After making my best efforts to read/try everything I can on this forum and elsewhere, I unfortunately have to contribute to the wide literature of "my layers aren't aligning" questions. I am working ...
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Why does my map look stretched out?

I've decided to give this map design thing a go - I downloaded the USA counties shapefile from National Atlas, exported them to SQLite from QGIS, and then linked the SQLite file in Tilemill, and this ...
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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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towgs Definition for European Datum 1950

I am new to all things GIS so apologies for a basic questions. I am trying to specify the CRS of a climatic raster layer in R. It is an equal area projection based on Europe Equidistant Conic and the ...
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“Horizontal” and vertical datums terminology

I have heard people referring to as a horizontal datum to models such as WGS84 and as a vertical datum to geoids. The former is primarily used for determining latitude and longitude but also the ...
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Incorrect coordinates when reprojecting NAD27 to NAD83

I have some historic UTM coordinates as NAD27 (556787, 7169250) which I entered into a spreadsheet and have imported into QGIS. I assign them the projection Nad27 / UTM zone 12N (EPSG: 26712) I ...
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Huge differences between results for 7-param datum transform

I'm trying to transform a WGS84 lat/lon point 11d42'32.10629" E 5d12'56.75371" S in three different software packages (Proj4, GeoTrans and Leica GeoOffice) but I receive very big differences ...
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IL East 1201 coordinate system

What is the difference between NAD CORS96 (Illinois East 1201) and the "normal NAD1983? We have data that was GPS'ed in CORS96, but data was imported into ArcMap using the "normal" NAD1983? What ...
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RFE raster images datum conflict

Im using ArcGIS 9.3. I've downloaded RFE images from FEWSNET. And im trying to load them on ArcMap, to clip them using Mozambique's shape. But as the RFE images related to Southern Africa come with ...
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Transform from PSA56 to NAD83

I need to transform some data from PSA56 to NAD83. It doesn't have to be that rigorous as it's purely for a context map. I'm guessing I will need to go to WGS84 and then to NAD83. If anyone has any ...
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Is there a way to determine the datum used when all you have is a lon and lat?

I have a dataset of US intersections from 2011 that I'm going to be using in a project together with data based in WGS84. Included in the CSV file is a variety of fields two of which are the lat and ...
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How do you convert from GPS data in WGS84 to a GIS built in NAD27 in ArcGIS?

I have GPS data that has been recorded in Datum WGS84. The client has a GIS built in Datum NAD27. Having looked into the conversions online I would like to know how to do this rigorously with ...
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GeometryServer > Project with Datum Transformation

I am facing the problem that when i use the extent in the url and i go from Amersfoort(WKID 4289) to WGS84(WKID 4326) that without the tranformation the point from longitude and latitude is placed ...
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Older British Geological Survey geology maps of Kenya; need complete projection information

I have several geologic maps of Kenya produced by the BGS circa 1993. Noted on each map is the following: Projection:-Transverse Mercator Spheriod:-Clarke 1880 (modified) That's great, but that ...
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OpenLayers and custom Proj4 Projection

ok so I'm a newbee in using OpenLayers. I try to map some planetary data on my webMap server using OpenLayers. I defined a proj4 projection as follow: Proj4js.defs["MYDATUM"] = "+proj=longlat ...
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How to adjust online basemap to Arcmap

How can I adjust the online basemap imagery file to our existing ArcMap data. Below are steps I perform to add the basemap data. I Added basemap from "Add Data From GIS Online" in the file menu and ...
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How to find out what projection my data is using?

I have a set of data that I created from gps locations of images. The locations are in decimal. I don't know what projection was used when the data was captured. I used QGIS to display the data with a ...
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looking for datum to georeference maps of 19th century Maine

I am trying to georeference 3 (1840, 1844, and 1877) northern Maine maps. I really am not able to find which datum to use. Can anyone point me to a list of historic and regional datums? thanks
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Datums in compound CRSs

Is there some specific constraint regarding vertical and geodetic datums within a compound Coordinate Reference System (CRS)? E.g. if the ellipsoid model should be the same or not, or if the vertical ...
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How to set GDAL/cs2cs/proj to use NTv2 grid shift file when using EPSG codes?

I am using the GDAL API for Python for a script that takes only EPSG codes for inputs to specify source and target coordinate systems. While the cs2cs command seems to handle quite well ...
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define a datum and meridian in a CRS in QGIS

I have a shapefile defined by the source as: "The layer is in geographical (lat-long) coordinates (GCS_Clarke_1866; Datum: D_Clarke_1866; Prime Meridian: 0)." opening the shapefile in QGIS 1.8 the ...
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How do I perform a 3 parameter geotransformation and projection in Sql Server 2012?

I have a table with latitude longitude (NAD27) columns in it. I compute two other columns, X and Y, representing Web Mercator (WGS84) location. Currently I'm using a Arcmap to do this, by applying ...
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Where is list of Geographic Transformations in ArcGIS, and their areas of applicability?

I have some data in Provisional South American Datum 1956, and I need to project it to Web Mercator with WGS84 as the datum. When I use the project tool in ArcGIS desktop, it requires a Geographic ...
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Modify CRS to match boundaries of shapefile

I have boundary data in WGS'84 lat/long and data in a custom generated CRS. The data in the generated CRS appears to be offset by a particular vector compared to WGS'84. I want to attempt to match the ...
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Error in Min. Bounding Geometry results

I'm getting consistent, weird results from using Minimum Bounding Geometry to make circle polygons. I'm not sure if a datum issue, but I'm leaning more towards something wrong with Minimum Bounding ...