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The ratio Pixel distance to geographical distance?

I have had this problem for several days and I have no idea to solve it. The problem is that I am trying to find out the length and width of ships from a Bing map. I got the location point (lon, lat)...
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Guessing a map projection by its values [duplicate]

This is more a theoretical question and not an actual problem that I have. Is it possible to identify or classify projections by their numerical coordinates? Or alternatively rule out in some sort of ...
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A way to transform by special epsg-code

In my country, we have a special epsg-code for transformation (#4649). In the definition (http://www.epsg-registry.org/report.htm?type=selection&entity=urn:ogc:def:coordinateOperation:EPSG::4649&...
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How do I convert to EPSG:3857 with GDAL?

I have some TIFs in EPSG4326 the GeoTiff info looks like: GEOGCS["WGS 84", DATUM["WGS_1984", SPHEROID["WGS 84",6378137,298.257223563, AUTHORITY["EPSG","7030"]], ...
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Is there a standard vertical datum for meters below the WGS84 ellipsoid, or below MSL?

I have data I am publishing a WMS layer representing data under the surface of the water, say temperature at 100m depth. What is the accepted way to represent this in WMS GetCapabilities document? ...
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EPSG codes and water level datums

I'm curious if, and how, people use EPSG defined water level vertical datums such as Mean Low Water. There is specific guidance to not use the OGP EPSG definition: Remarks: Users are advised to ...
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Adding a custom projection to the epsg.properties

I have created an entry at www.spatialreference.org of a customized .prj file. http://www.spatialreference.org/ref/sr-org/7973/ I'm trying to add the generated geoserver entry to the EPSG.Properties ...
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How to convert NAV4 coordinate system to WGS84?

I would like to know whether it is possible to convert the coordinates given in a NAV4 coordinates system into WGS84. I could not find out what NAV4 is and if it is actually a standardized CRS. Here ...
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What is the difference between WGS84 and EPSG4326?

What is the difference between WGS 84 and EPSG 4326? It seems like for a given dataset it might be both WGS 84 and EPSG 4326.
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Using Fiona to write a new shapefile from scratch

I am new to Fiona, and trying to wrap my head around reading a csv file and writing out an ESRI shapefile. I have most of it down, but am missing two things; (1) defining the projection/spatial ...
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How to convert geospatial data with a custom SRS into ESRI Shapefiles?

I want to convert geospatial data stored in a .csv file into GeoJSON or ESRI Shapefiles. The problem is that the coordinate reference system is not in the database of EPSG codes. The originator ...
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Projecting OpenStreetMap raster base in other projections

I know that OSM WMS service works with EPSG:4326 and EPSG:900913 I need to have an OSM base layer projected in another Projection, for example EPSG:32632 Do you know some way to do this? Even ...
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Do ArcGIS SpatialReference object factory codes correspond with EPSG numbers?

I've got a project where I'm reading in geometry objects from text files to put them in ArcSDE. These geometry objects have an associated EPSG code, and I'm looking for a way to ensure they're in the ...
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Question about BNG coordinate systems

I'm historically a user of MapInfo Professional but have recently started using FME and have been talked into now testing out a copy of QGIS. The main problem I've come across is that the coordinate ...
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GeoJSON shape distorted on Leaflet.js spherical mercator WMS map [closed]

I have a map with a simple WMS layer in spherical mercator projection (rendered by a OSM-Mapnik-TileCache server stack, everything is in EPSG:900913 / EPSG:3857). First: I can't understand why, if ...
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ogrinfo returns a negative coordinate for extent of mif data file

I'm trying to get the extent of a MIF file using ogrinfo. The MIF file is supposed to be in epsg:23030 projection. This is: PROJCS["ED50 / UTM zone 30N", GEOGCS["ED50", DATUM["...
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Get list of CRS in QGIS by python?

It is possible to get list/dictionary of "Recently used coordinate reference system" from QGIS by python? Or get list of all "Coordinate reference systems of the world" also from QGIS by python.
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Convert planar distance to ellipsoid (real) distance

I have the following linestring which approximately marks an airport runway: LINESTRING(-381578.819887 6574044.360475, -378513.534443 6574799.475787) # EPSG 3857 LINESTRING(-3.427781 50.732117, -3....
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Open Layers and OSGB 1936 (CRS 27700)

I've been working with loads of shapefiles projected according to OSGB 1936 (CRS 27700). THe project CRS is set to 27700 and "On the fly reprojection" to 27700 is set (I keep this as a default as I ...
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How do I change an existing srs in QGis?

I am showing postgis data with srid 28992 (Amersfoort / RD New). But when I plot the geospatial data on a map (with openlayers plugin), the data is shown a hunderd meters off because the datum shift ...
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How to get EPSG with OGRinfo?

Is it possible to get the EPSG code of a shapefile with ogrinfo? I know I can get layers SRS WKT with ogrinfo -so -al stands1.shp, but I am looking for the EPSG code.
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How to convert cartesian to lat-lon with Topojson?

I've been following the "Let's Make a Map" tutorial by mbostock about converting files for use for d3.js. I have been able to get things working with files from Natural Earth, but when trying to ...
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cannot get EPSG of bounding box

I use openlayers 2.12. I created a form where the user can insert a bounding box, to insert to the database a new borough. To check the EPSG of the borough I tried the following //ba bb bc bd came ...
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Problem with projection in layer

I'm having problems with visualizing a layer which is in EPSG:4326 Apparently the geometry looks perfect, but I don't know why, it's not in real coordinates. I have projected it to 4326 with QGIS, ...
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why is there a difference between using EPSG and using basic code

I have the OSgeo4w installed on my PC and I am trying to upload ITM(israel transverse mercator) landmarks to google earth. To do this I am using the cs2cs command.I noticed that i get a deviation ...
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Are these two OGC WKT projections the same? And if so, why are their reference strings different?

So here is the .prj text of a federal shapefile dataset of all public airports in its native OGC WKT format: GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137.0,298.257223563]],...
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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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Changing the projection of the output to my OpenLayers click event handler

I've been playing around with the OpenLayers click event handler example, which you can see here. It tell you the coordinates where you have clicked but I am trying to change this to be in decimal ...
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PostGIS spatial reference ID (SRID) for regular cartesian coordinate system?

I would like to store a polygon as a set of 2D points represented as x, y coordinates of a Cartesian coordinate system. Which spatial reference can I use? Looking at my spatial_ref_sys table, all the ...
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Why the layer can be loaded to Google Map not OpenStreet Map using MapServer?

Updates: Problem Solved !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Replace "wms_srs" "EPSG:3857" to "wms_srs" "EPSG:900913" in Mapfile !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am using ...
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“could not get any sources: no image returned from source WMS” error in mapproxy demo

I am trying to connect my mapserver to MapProxy. First part of the map file is shown below MAP FONTSET "fonts.lst" IMAGETYPE png MAXSIZE 4000 SIZE 800 800 EXTENT -20000000 -20000000 20000000 20000000 ...
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EPSG 4267 (NAD27) boundaries

I need the bounding box coordinates for NAD27 (EPSG/SRID 4267) to check the user's coordinate input. http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/4267/ shows the area that doesn't cover North America at all....
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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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Getting: org.opengis.referencing.NoSuchIdentifierException: No transform for classification “Transverse Mercator Zoned Grid System” with geotools

Using geotools I've been trying to create a referenced envelope after converting/reprojecting from WGS 84 to UTM with specific zones and it seems that either I need to do something with authority ...
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How to convert EPSG:2163 coordinates to wgs84 in javascript

I'm currently testing a web app that calculates EPSG:2163 coordinates based on user interaction with a map created through d3.js. I wish to convert these coordinates to WGS84 in order to use various ...
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What does 'projected bounds' and 'WGS84 bounds' mean in the definition of a CRS (on spatialreference.org)?

The site http://spatialreference.org gives 'Projected Bounds' and 'WGS84 Bounds' for each Coordinate System. What does these 'bounds' mean? e.g. for ETRS89 / UTM zone 32 N this is given: I know what ...
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Is it possible to change a Geotiffs CRS?

Hi I have created a Geotiff from the Bing Aerial photography. As it is automatically in WGS 84 it inserts perfectly into QGIS, however this image is of no use to me outside of QGIS. I need to ...
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Which BC Albers should I use and is there any difference?

I was about to calculate the area of some polygons and before I did I did some research. I found that the area of the polygon will be represented in the units of the projection used. So I did some ...
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ESRI State Plane Coordinates as EPSG

I am working with some State Plane projections from Colorado. I have looked them up on spatialreference.org and they are the following: ESRI:102254: NAD 1983 HARN StatePlane Colorado Central FIPS ...
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How to use bbox in long/lat with google/bing/etc… using mapserver‏

The bbox of OpenLayers.Control.GetFeature works in utm when the baselayer is 900913 ie. google/bing/etc) and in long/lat when the baselayer is 4326 (ie. my postgis layers served by mapserver), no ...
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how to add a custom SRID to Spatialite

I'd like to create a spatialite database and load it with shapefiles using the Mississippi Transverse Mercator (MSTM) projection, but it doesn't have an EPSG definition in the spatialite library of ...
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What's the difference between EPSG:4326 and EPSG:900913?

I am a bit confused on EPSG:4326 and EPSG:900913. I thought that they were both same. Though as I am placing my features over GMaps, which is EPSG:4326, I need to define the srsname of the WFS layer ...
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Why is Spatialite delivering “Invalid SRID” error message

Qspatialite in QGIS 1.8 (and also Spatialite-gui) delivers an "Invalid SRID" error message when I try to load shapefiles with a SRID value of 3814 (Mississippi Transverse Mercatur). The SRID is ...
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Requesting map tiles from a wms server in epsg:900913 fails

I'm trying to figure out how to query a WMS server by using latitude/longitude coordinates. The reason is I'm trying to create an iPhone application and overlay custom tiles with data from the WMS ...
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Error occured decoding the epsg code - 3857 (Web Mercator) [closed]

I'm trying to add the following wms service to QGIS using EPSG:3857 and get the following error: Service (running on L/A/P/P geoserver): http://66.228.57.208/geoserver/wms?tiled=true or non-cached ...
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How to convert a geotiff from WGS84 to 3857 with gdalwarp?

I'm trying to convert images with WGS84 projection to 3857 but warp is not giving me a output I would expect. This is my command: gdalwarp -s_srs "+proj=merc +datum=WGS84" -t_srs "EPSG:3857" SRTM_1km....
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How to georeference a web mercator tile correctly using gdal?

As an example I will take the following tile http://a.tile.openstreetmap.org/3/4/2.png and save it as "4_2.png". The WGS84 coordinates of this tile can be calculated or read there by clicking the ...
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Convert Lambert png images to Mercator projection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I use GDAL to perform a transformation? Is there any way of converting the output .png images of a WRF system which are in Lambert projection to Mercator? I ...
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Is there no EPSG code to use for Behrmann equal-area projection in ogr2ogr?

I'm trying to use ogr2ogr to reproject some shapefiles. The projection I wish to use is Behrmann equal-area. I cannot find an EPSG code to use for the '-t_srs' part of the syntax. Is there any way ...
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How can I convert geomagnetic coordinates to geographic coordinates without doing the math myself?

I have some data which are in geomagnetic coordinates; that is, they are latitude and longitude, but in reference to the magnetic north pole in Canada rather than the geographic north pole. As you ...