A group that maintains a freely available database with standard codes for coordinate systems, datums, spheroids, units and the like

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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 ...
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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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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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What is the difference between EPSG:900913 and EPSG:3857?

I'm using the QGIS google layers plugin to digitize a parcel as a shapefile. Later I want to import it to PostGIS. I know that google maps use a special 'google mercator' projection. What is the ...
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What is the current Web Mercator projection code?

The web mercator projection, popularised by Google Maps, seems to be given a new EPSG code every couple of years. EPSG:900913 (Google in calculator text) was an unofficial code EPSG:3785 - is the ...
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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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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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Using customized Coordinate System for Archaeological site data

I don't know so much about coordinate systems... In my office we use to deal with spatial data coming from archaeological sites. Each site has its own x-y-z coordinate system (GCS). Three simple ...
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Proper gdaltrasform syntax to transform a list of coordinates?

this is probably a very simple question, but I'm very new to GIS so I just need one last nudge. I've got a sense of the Linux utility gdaltransform and I am feeding it coordinate pairs in ...
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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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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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Get relative north aligned point 2163 (US Equal Area)

What I'm trying to do is create a grid where the y axis is north aligned. I have a origin Lat/Lon point which is the bottom left corner of the grid and each cell should be 100 by 100 meters. So I ...
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Projected layer misaligned with Mapserver

I have a couple or raster files in epsg:23031 reference that i want to reproject to other reference systems (epsg:4326 and google projection) using the 'on the fly reprojection' of Mapserver. No ...
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Projection system differs

There is a problem . I want to define projection for a Shape file. The projection system is: "NAD_1983_StatePlane_Montana_FIPS_2500" which is refered in Qgis 1.9 as EPSG:102700 .The same projection ...