Aligning geographic data to a known coordinate system so it can be viewed, queried, and analyzed with other geographic data.

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Geoserver: Georectification via SLD fails

Situation I have a raster image and the coordinates of its four corner pixels. My goal is to warp the image with respect to this coordinates ("georectify") on the fly when requested via GeoServer to ...
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converting grid references to long/lat

If I import from a POST DB a set of points that are referenced by grid reference, will the long/lat decimal also be added to the file? or will I have to convert the points to long/lat myself? In ...
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Orthophoto in QGIS to georeference for use in Sketchup 8, or how to match it with Sketchup 8 pictures?

I have a high resolution orthophoto of an area I want to rebuild in sketchup and therefore want to lign it up (georeference it properly), but all the scaling and everything I tried so far did not help ...
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How to Georeference Photos With No Spatial Reference?

I have about 100-200 field ground shot photos I would like to overlay in ArcGIS 10 that have no spatial information which I need to somehow develop using a photogrammetric formula. The camera was ...
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What is causing this distortion in QGIS georeferencer results?

When importing a JPG map using QGIS's georeferencer plugin, the resulting map layer is distorted and does not look anything like the map that I am trying to import. I can't work out what is causing ...
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Cannot See Georeferencer Results

I am working in QGIS 1.8.0 Lisbosa. Currently I am trying to georeference a building blueprint in a .TIF format to a Google Streets layer. After selecting four points (the corners of the building), I ...
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Georeference IMG file in QGIS

I have a problem: I'm trying to georeference a satellite image (ASTER, ERDAS Imagine file *.img) in QGIS. I have georeferenced with QGIS before and never had any problems. The file is georeferenced ...
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Create world file from kml

I have a KML file for a NASA image. I want to create a world file from it so I can use the image in say QGIS. Is it possible to extract the key info (bounding coordinates) from the KML? It seems to be ...
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How to add georeferenced TIFF to AutoCAD 2010

I have a ~6GB georeferenced (from ArcGIS) .TIFF satellite image that a colleague wishes to add to AutoCAD 2010. He wants it as a base layer for digitising features from. I have searched forums but ...
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Worsened image quality and false colours after georeferencing

When I georeference a map of vegetation types (about 20 colours, each representing a certain vegetation) the quality of the georeferenced map is really bad and some colours have changed (e.g. black ...
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Assign projection to a satellite image

Today I stumbled upon a picture taken from the ISS looking down Europe and it is really beautiful. So, I started thinking I could add more to the picture. Like world borders, cities, road network, ...
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How to create georeferenced and projected data from hand-drawn map?

I am preparing datasets for students in a spatial statistics course for a module on spatial autoregressive models. We will use ArcGIS 10.1. The first dataset will correspond to a mythical ...
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how to get correct geo reference system for a VMap

I am new to GIS, trying to read the GeoRef System for VMap by using the following code: OGRSpatialReference *ref = layer->GetSpatialRef(); if( ref ) { QString georefSystem = ...
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Georeferencing a jpeg in QGIS but the scale is way off

I've gone through the really helpful walk-through(s) of how to georeference a jpeg in order to make it a layer, but after inputting the coordinates (either by typing in actual coordinates or clicking ...
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No clue of the Georeferencing tool in gvSIG

I have kept trying to locate the georeferencer in gvSIG but I could not find it. Some tutorials say it is under Tools from the main menu! I installed several versions of gvSIG, both on Windows and ...
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How to georeference PNG images using QGIS? [duplicate]

How can I georeference png images using QGIS, running on OSX? I've looked at ExifTool, and the plugins GeoTag and Import Photos + Photo2Shape. These tools (and other answers) as far as I can tell ...
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Join .csv file and .shp of georeferenced points

I have georeferenced a map and saved a selection of some points on the map. These points are cities of departure and arrival and I want to join the .shp with a and excel .csv with the information of ...
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What is some theory on the number of GCP when georeferencing?

Just wondering, is it always better to have more than 3 GCPs? Should the GCPs be spread out evenly? Where can I find some general resources on the theory of this? Other than trial an error, which ...
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Which CRS would you use to georeference historical world maps?

Which CRS would you recommend to georeference historical world maps like the ones in the London Geographical Institute - The Peoples Atlas - 1920, e.g. The map displays a lat/lon grid which I would ...
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Problem with reprojecting raster from MGI 6 to WGS

When I reproject a raster from Mgi 6 to WGS 84 using Warp in Quantum gis it makes mistake ( about 380m). Is there any way to avoid this?
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Is it possible to fix a vector layer after I badly georeferenced a map? [duplicate]

Sorry in advance if I missed another question on this topic. I searched for everything I could think of, but I didn't find anything with a solution to my problem. I am quite new to GIS tools and ...
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How to batch-process georeferencing of rasters (prelude to animation)?

I have many (10k) raster files, all with identical size and pixel dimensions, which need to be georeferenced. I would like to georeference one of them manually, using either QGIS or GRASS, and then ...
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QGIS WMS didn't show georeferenced tiff

I try to reference image and use them via WMS. Chouse project CRS to EPSG:900913 Add OpenStreetMap source using gdal wms <GDAL_WMS> <Service name="TMS"> ...
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Can you use a large file directory of jpgs for without georeferencing

I have a large map data set of 256x256 jpg images. The file directory is organized by /map_type/zoom/x/y.jpg. I have 12 zoom levels and each zoom level directory has 2^(2*zoom level) images. I have ...
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How to match air photo to existing vector layers on Mac OS?

I'm trying to add an air photo to a project and match it to existing data. CanVec data is mostly based on the old CIA dataset of the 60's and is hopelessly out of date, but the roads are up to date - ...
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ISIS to GDAL to QGIS: Georeferencing Mars Images

I'm trying to use QGIS to view some images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera. I use ISIS3 to download the images and convert them to mapped .cub files, following the instructions ...
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Why are JPG files invisible in Georeferencer?

I want to georeference a jpg file (map) with QGIS 1.8.0 on a Windows 7 (64 bit) machine. The georeference window opens, but the map is not visible. When converting the jpg file into a tif file (e.g. ...
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How to Georeference a tiff with correct coordinate system

I am having difficulty in georeferencing an existing tiff (already has georeference information - but is out of alignment). Using the georeference plug-in I can create the map's GCP in the 4 corners ...
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Adding PDF (especially GeoPDF) to ArcMap as data?

I receive a lot of PDF maps (vector, image, with georeference and without) and I am having to convert them to an image file before I can add them to ArcMap and georeference. I can't see any obvious ...
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Question about geotiffs

My colleague and I are georeferencing a bunch of .tif images. After each image, we'll click "update georeferencing". The resultant .tif files are different between our computers and I'm trying to ...
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Layer not aligning after georeferencing using BC Albers

I'm currently having trouble with the georeferencer... after what appears to be successful georeferencing, the map image layer does not align to the vector data. I'm trying to use BC Albers ...
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Problem converting georeferenced jpgs to geotiff - image is shifted/warped

I have hundreds of georeferenced jpgs in ArcGIS 10 that I need to convert to geotiffs. I'm trying to use GDAL translate to create geotiffs from them. Everything works great except that the ...
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Illustrator to QGIS workflow for vectors

I vectorized a map in Illustrator and would like to import it to QGIS now. I know I must use DXF for that purpose but when I convert the DXF to SHP with the QGIS plugin it is not georeferenced which ...
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How to use Scale tool when Georeferencing Raster in ArcMap?

I'm georeferencing a bunch of maps in ArcMap 10.0. The Shift and Rotate commands are pretty easy to use, no problems there. But whenever I use the Scale command, the image completely changes ...
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How do I georeference a ski map?

I have a map of a mountainous landscape, http://skimap.org/data/989/60/1218033025.jpg. It contains a number of known points, the lat-longs of which can be easily found out using google maps. I wish ...
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Coordinate system and projection for georeferencing Google Maps image in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have saved Google Maps image (not Google Earth) of area at latlon(17.692437,83.218689) by some method in jpeg format. It is an exact snapshot of the Google Maps. Now I need to geo-reference it to ...
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GeoTiff.lib: TiePoints only without ModelPixelScale do not get georeferenced in QGis

I have an image that has been georeferenced (geotiff.lib) by more than 3 tie points (x y 0 long lat 0 ...) and added following geotiff keys GTIFKeySet(gtif, GTModelTypeGeoKey, TYPE_SHORT, 1, ...
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Spatial adjustment for vector shp files in QGIS [duplicate]

How to do spatial adjustment for vector shp files in QGIS? I have a set of 4 cadastral maps of adjacent locations. I have converted them form DWG to DXF and then to vector shapefiles. They are not ...
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Determining the transformation between a satellite image and long/lat

I'm trying to overlay some data onto a satellite image of the UK. The image is a hi-resolution version of the image below (originally from dundee university): ...
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Why is Format of output data grayed out on Save As dialog for Rectify?

I started georeferencing and I could not save my new "rectify" file, I don't know if is because of the raster or I did something wrong. Then I find out that my control layer is not accurate, it ...
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Does QGIS georeferencing set to magnetic or grid north for British National Grid?

I have just been georeferencing a map on QGIS using British National Grid and it is not lining up with the vector maps I downloaded from OS. I used the 'From map canvas' option and used 'Linear' ...
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Is it possible to georeference an existing, un-georeferenced pdf?

I was wondering if there was anyway to georeference a pdf directly without first converting it to an image. I have access to ArcGIS 10.1 but haven't been able to find any information that would ...
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How to georereference a TIFF file which has already a spatial reference?

I have a TIFF file of Poland and a self drawn vector map of Poland. The vector map has no spatial information. I am intending to reference the TIFF exactly to the shape of the self drawn map. My ...
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Georeferencing shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a shapefile with some polygons that I would like to superimpose to a raster image, but unfortunately they don't match perfectly due to the reference system the shp has been created with. So, I ...
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How do I add a Corel Draw map as .dxf file to QGIS and how do I georeference it?

I have a vector data map of Poland, which I exported from Corel Draw. I can display the map in QGIS. At first the boundaries and subdivisions are only displayed as lines, after saving the data as ...
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Calculating distance in WGS84 (MySQL and Geoserver)

Here is the environment in which I work: An application using geo-referenced data Database MySQL 5.5, storing georeferenced points A Geoserver server, connected to the MySQL database Here is the ...
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Install Georeferencer Plug-in QGis 1.7.0 OS X

I'm trying to install the Georeferencer plug-in in QGis 1.7.0 on Mac OS X (10.5.8). However the plug-in doesn't show up in the list. I have used "enable 3rd parties directory" and I have checked ...
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How to stack rasters for ecological analysis?

The attached image shows two different forest openings. Each opening has the following layers associated with it: Point shapefile 1 = A red X which represent a large "legacy" tree in the gap Point ...
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QGIS' georeferencer layer doesn't appear?

I use QGIS 1.8.0 for Linux, and I want to draw roads manually on the map. So according some tutorials, I use Raster>Geoferencer>Geoferencer to import a bitmap image including roads, and set ...
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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 ...