Angular geographic coordinates that specifying the north-south and east-west positions of locations.

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What is the longest possible loop we can build on this planet?

Say if building bridges over an ocean regardless of how long is not an issue. What is the longest possible loop we can build ? I heard people mentioning Equator but my question is, how about one line ...
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Postgis: Traslate geometry from EPSG:23030 to EPSG:21818, then to lat long

I'm from Colombia, South America. I'm a computer programming student and I have to develop a prototype for a GIS system for my small home town using Postgis >= 2.0 as database back-end. The local ...
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How can I get the circle of a sphere (on Earth ellipsoid) around a point using the Latitude and Longitude?

Specifically finding points along the circle. If possible without converting into Northing/Easting beforehand. I'm looking for the fastest possible way to calculate points in Latitude/Longitude in a ...
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How do I convert this location data to regular latitude and longitude [duplicate]

I have some location data for silverstone racetrack but the lat and longs are in a wierd format that I don't recognise. Here is an example lat and long: +03124.10520,+00061.40430 What format is this ...
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What methods exist for geohash of polygon?

GeoHash is an excellent method to code the latitude and longitude of a point into a string. It's concise, due to the use of numbers + letters, and the precision can be tuned adding characters at the ...
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Bilateration using longitude, latitude

I have 2 coordinates (Longitude and Latitude) and a distance from them to a third coordinate. How is it possible to calculate the longitude and latitude (probably 2 possibilities) of the third ...
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50m x 50m grid around the world

I'd like to subdivide the earth into a grid of approx. 50 x 50 m cells (big database, I know). To make it more complicated (and fun), I also need to be able to determine to which cell a given set of ...
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What kind of coordinate system is this?

I have a csv with a list of the world sea ports and their coordinates. The coordinates are in this format: 5234N 00226W How can i convert this to decimal Latitude / Longitude ? Data source
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Compute the latitude of a center of mercator projection

Say I'm looking at a portion of a map that's displayed using Mercator projection with the view bounded at 40°N and 20°N. How do I compute the latitude of the point that's in the centre of that view? ...
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Find square with latitude and longitude for given lat and lng and distance [duplicate]

I have the coordinates of some point, lets say lat and lng, I want to find the latitude and longitude of top left and bottom right corners of the square, whose sides are located k kilometers from the ...
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Creating Longitude and Latitude Lines in Google Maps

I'm working on an independent high school project where i'm trying to build a simple differential equation model for diffusion. I'm trying to overlay the model on top of a map to visualize spread, so ...
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MYSQL 5.6 Cluster / chain points by distance to any other point without millions of calculations?

I have a table of approx 10,000 - 20,000 dynamic points across the globe stored as lon/lat points. I want to cluster any point within (roughly) 3km of any other point into one point (and return the ...
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Lat/lon of pixel inside Landsat scene

How do I find the lat/lon of each pixel inside a landsat scene. Either the equations for converting i,j to lat/lon or just a bunch of files, one for each scene. Background: I have downloaded a bunch ...
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Help identifying a coordinate system

I have some "latitude" and "longitude" data that describes the Silverstone motor racing circuit in the UK. The coordinates look something like this: latitude longitude +03124.27986 +00061.07652 ...
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Searching planet_osm_point by longitude and latitude

I used osm2pgsql to import data into my PostgreSQL database and it put gave me the following 4 tables, planet_osm_point, planet_osm_line, planet_osm_polygon and planet_osm_roads. I have looked at ...
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Get LatLng coordinates from SIRGAS2000 UTM 21s coords

I have a bunch of locations (36k) and they are represented using SIRGAS2000 (UTM 21s) coordinates. I need some way of converting them to traditional LatLng format so I can upload them to my database ...
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Extract Longitude and Latitude from Geotiff (ASTER 30m DEM)

my problem is apparently quite simple, but I cannot really find an easy answer: in QGIS I've created a raster layer by merging different GeoTiff images from the ASTER 30m DEM dataset. The merging is ...
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PostGIS to GeoJSON with GDAL: how to get lat/longs?

I'm trying to convert line features from PostGIS to GeoJSON files, as follows: from psycopg2 import * from subprocess import call conn = connect(dbname='gis') cur=conn.cursor() cur.execute("SELECT ...
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calculate distance between points crossing the antimeridian

How can I calculate the distance between two points (lon/lat) if any of the points exceeds the antimeridian (+-180 longitude)? Im using the distVincentyEllipsoid {geosphere} to calculate the shortest ...
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How to obtain the maximum/minimum longitude and latitude for a polygon?

I have the MSA/CMSA shape file which contains 274 metropolitan areas. How do I have to obtain the maximum/minimum longitude and latitude for an area? So, it's like drawing a box right outside and ...
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Decimal Degree data erases itself between edit sessions in QGIS

I have a shapefile with point data. I calculate the $x and $y of the points successfully I save the changes and close the edit session. Once I reopen the attribute table, the data after the decimal ...
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Compute the area of a given polygon (in vector format) lying between specified lines of latitude

I have species distributions (in vector format) and I would like to calculate how much of the area for a given species distribution is within certain lines of latitude, such as temperate and tropic ...
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Get tag/feature/landuse meta information for latitude longitude in openstreetmap

I need the possibility to find the underlying ground information of a given location (set by latLng) - not an area! I already tried the nominatim reverse search, but it lacks the landuse information. ...
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What is the format expected by QGis for Latitude/Longitude in DMS?

I have been struggling with a csv file I need to import into QGis 2.2.0 (on Windows 7). The coordinates are in this format: LATITUDE LONGITUDE 424605 861204 395222 861206 303051 861219 ...
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Ohio State Plane to Lat/Lon

I've looked into a few other posts/libraries as far as converting between State Plane (Easting/Northing) to get a Lat/Lon value, however I've run into some trouble. I saw here ...
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Reprojecting kml in NAD27, 83 or WGS84 using QGis

I have downloaded a kml file from Google containing location of shops. The coordinates in that file are in lat/long. I have other shp files containing roads and territories. I am trying to have all ...
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Converting lat-lon from degrees and decimal minutes to decimal degrees in PostGIS [duplicate]

Creating a geometry in Postgis is fairly simple: ST_SetSRID(ST_MakePoint(longitude,latitude),4326); These lat/lon should be in decimal degrees format like 33.02505 -96.70668 Is there a ...
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Census Block GEOid2 conversion to Latitude Longitude

My question is similar to this question. I have two different data files. Data1.csv (4500 rows) GEOid GEOid2 Total Population Urban Rural ...
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Convert some UTM coordinates to Lat Long

I have a series of UTM coordinates in an Excel file that I need to convert to Lat/Long. They are listed in the spreadsheet as "LONG(XUTM)" and "LAT(YUTM)". I know the coordinates are located in ...
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What is the longitude and latitude of Tokyo, Japan [closed]

Please help me I need to know for a project
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Lat Long to State Plane conversion

I am using the ESRI javascript API and I have a set of lat/long points I need to convert to a state plane coordinate system. My spatial reference is wkid 3418. I can easily use the GeometryService ...
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Is it possible to use JTS for calculations on data in geographic coordinates?

I have some spatial data that has all of its coordinates as lat/lon pairs (with about 10 digits decimal precision), it's stored in a database as WGS84 data. Some of the data is represented as polygons ...
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Why is the GPS Reference Meridian 100m to the East of the Prime Meridian?

Apparently if you stand at Greenwich then your GPS will not say you are at longitude zero. This is because the GPS reference meridian is about 100 metres to the east of the prime meridian. My ...
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Is latitude / longitude a universal coordinate system?

I hear people complain: my biggest gripe with google spatial apis is that they hide the fact that latitude/longitude is not a universal coord system My question is Is latitude / longitude a ...
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What is the max latitude and longitude values possible?

What is the max value of latitude and longitude values possible available that fit on with in the world coordinate system.
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Creating a point layer from lat/long coordinates [duplicate]

I have a spreadsheet that lists the lat/long coordinates of several locations I wish to map. I would like to produce a geocoded point layer in QGIS. How do I do this? Thanks!
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How to get from Lat/Lon to this format?

I have twitter data with coordinates such as: [-7.2377761, 112.73091137] I'm working with a python geo library called osgeo. The sample code indicates creating a point like this. point = ...
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Ohio DNR Oil Gas Lat / Long Conversion in ArcGIS 10.1

Is anyone familiar with the Ohio Oil Well Search off their website? For the Lat/Long, they have WH_X and WH_Y. The numbers in their do not match up with the actual Lats/Longs off the OHio Well ...
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LLA vs ECEF--which to choose?

I will be providing points in 3D to an external source via XML. One coworker suggests Lat/Long/Alt and another suggests ECEF. We can do either without much trouble. We have an existing product that ...
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How to use GDAL to import lat/lon points from ESRI File Geodatabas into MySQL

I have a file geodatabase from here: ftp://ftp.csc.noaa.gov/temp/MarineCadastre/AIS.SampleData.zip Using ogrinfo, I can see that it contains a layer called "Broadcast_" that has lat/lon points: ...
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Lambert Conformal Conic Projection Inverse Transform after Fitting Ellipse to Noisy LLA Data

I'm using Python and Basemaps to convert some Lat Lon data to the LCC projection and back again. Since it is noisy data representing the footprint of a satellite, I am filtering it and fitting an ...
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Convert long/lat to indian grid system

how to convert lat/long coordinates to Indian Grid system? I've googled for a couple of days but didnt find the exact algorithm for this. and i got a link Indian Grid System. but i didnt get a picture ...
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How can I build a network from a latitude, longitude points? [closed]

How can I build a network from a latitude, longitude points? I have some points(latitude and longitude) and i wish to build my network based on this points.
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Obtain Longitude/Latitude Values and Export Data From QGIS

I have a CSV file with address data elements (Street# and Name, City, State, Zip). I'd like to be able obtain corresponding X,Y coordinate for each of the address? How do I achieve this using QGIS? ...
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Area Solar Radiation tool - many rasters with different lats and zs

My problem is as follows: I want to count direct radiation for all Europe. As the Area Solar Radiation (ASR) tool allows to work only on small landscapes, I cut my raster-Europe into fragments with ...
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How to calculate position in a picture based on latitude/longitude

I have got a picture on which a user manually marks some points. Let's say for simplicity's sake these points always create a 4 point convex polygon. For each one of these points I know latitude and ...
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How to find the row that has a shape file containing a lat long point in my PostGIS geometry column

I am fairly new to PostGis and I'm trying to return a row in my table that has the shape file containing a lat long point I pass in via st_contains. Below is a query I wrote myself that brings back 0 ...
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extract country code from lat long submission - offline

1) need to extract the country code 3166 from a lat long submission (example http://ws.geonames.org/countryCode?lat=-16.03&lng=167.2 2) want to localize that data set of country coordinates if ...
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How to update polygon longitude if negative?

I have a polygon, with longitude in [-180, 180], with 2 parts around the dateline. I want to make a map centered on the date line. My plane is to: 1./ update the longitude, so that if lon < 0 , ...
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How to source the boundaries(latitude/longitude) information for US states, cities, Zip level

I am trying to color code the states, cities, zips differently based on certain parameters. As the user zooms in they should be able to see the different colors dynamically painted on the maps. Was ...