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

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Is there a name for 0,0?

Is there a name for the latitude/longitude pair 0,0? On a graph, (0,0) is referred to as the "origin" but I'm not sure if that term also applies to the location 0,0 in cartography.
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Pointers to open source C/C++ code for converting Lat/Lon data into geo-spatial indices in a triangular or hexagonal grid?

I have a streaming data application which needs equal area geo-spatial indexing of input Lat/Lon observational data for locality of referencing. From reading, it would seem that a triangular or ...
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How do I get a set of lat/lon points into OSMAND?

I have a lat/lon points that I want to get into OSMAnd. What format do I need to put this in?
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Want a good database that has precise location coordinates (longitude & latitude) [closed]

I am searching for a good Excel spreadsheet database in tabular form that has the following: 1) It can be related to anything, eg. monuments of a country, tourist places, wildlife, cities; anything ...
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Getting latitude and longitude raster from DEM

Could anyone please provide with a way to calculate latitude and longitude from DEM, for each raster cell? In previous posts about this, I have seen that some suggest calculating lat and long in ...
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How to create buffer around point having projection 4326

I am trying to create buffer (in meters) around point(long lat alt) which is in projection 4326 with below code. But it is not giving expected output. SELECT ...
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Calculating position in SRTM grid

I'm actually trying to calculate a grid point position in a SRTM grid by row and column count. So I got a position by lat/lon, then calculating the row and column in my hgt-file (this post helped me) ...
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Analyzing long lat location data to find locations in proximity

I am looking for a tool to analyze location data (long lat values from vehicle GPS available). The goal is to identify locations which are in close proximity (within a circle of 30-60ft) and then ...
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convert points to same utm zone

I have lat/long and when I convert to UTM, my points are in zones 35 and 36. is it possible to "transform" or "project" (I am not sure which word is used to do this operation) the UTM coordinates from ...
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What lat/long formats can I use for a map data file

I can't find any clear documentation as to the formats allowed for lat/long in data files for cartoDB maps? Should Lat/long be in decimal form. Or as deg/min/sec? Or, geocoded lat/long? IOW is there ...
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liblas georeference las file and update header

I am just starting yo use liblas and I had a small issue and I am hoping that you can help me. I have next code to generate a las file with geo-referenced points: std::ofstream ofs; liblas::Header ...
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Convert shapefile to LonLat (R)

Just a small disclaimer: I don't have any background in cartography, hence I might have missed the answer to my question in search just because I didn't even know the keywords to look for. So, I am ...
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Geotransformation, from sat coordinates to Earth coordiantes

I'm using this code: https://github.com/mcidasv/mcidasv/blob/master/ucar/unidata/geoloc/projection/sat/GEOSTransform.java to retrieve longitude and latitude in Earth system from column, line ...
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How to get the latitude & longitude of the 4 corners of the Map being displayed.

I am working on Open Layer (ol3) and I want to get the Latitude, Longitude of the Corners of the map being shown at at point. I tried using map.getView().getProjection().getExtent() and converting the ...
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Grouping latitude and longitude coordinates by city neighborhood

I'm working on a model to predict whether craigslist apartment listings are over or under market value. I'm a complete novice with GIS. I have the lat and long as well as what neighborhood the author ...
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How much a decimal degree is equal to in latitude 40N?

I would like to learn how much a decimal degree equals to 40N latitude as units of distance. I have this table (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_degrees) in mind, but I am interested for the ...
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Finding the boundary polygon from a set of gridded points (no hole)

Let us consider a set of a 2-D points (longitude, latitude) each of which is centre of square grid (intersect point of the diagonals of the square). I try to make you understand what I want to do in ...
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From what latitude can you only travel south? [closed]

From what latitude can you only travel south, and from what latitudes can you only travel north? This question is probably extremely easy and I'm just over thinking it. Some explanations would be ...
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Get Minimum bounds of 4 LatLon

I have 4 Lat Lon positions. They represent a (rotated) rectangular region. But due to some calculation errors, sometimes they are not proper rectangular. I want to convert those into (rotated) ...
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Get latlong at a distance on a path

I have 2 decimal point in lat/lon. I want to divide the line drawn by lat/lon into parts each at a specified distance, lets say 'x' -- all except the last segment will be of length x -- and I need the ...
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I have to fetch the subdivision categories using location coordinates

I'm looking for an API where I can get second level subdivision(ISO 3166-2) if I pass longitude and latitude. Second level subdivision code reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2:GB Eg. ...
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Transform lat,lng into x,y

I have coordinate system with x and y. Also I need to show there x,y point but I have coordinates latitude, longitude. How I can trasform latitude, logitude into x,y to show on x,y scale?
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Determine lat/lon intersection on earth from point in space along 3d line

I have a known point in space with a lat,lon,alt. It has a camera with a line of sight and a angle of field of view. I can take the central point and calculate each corner vector of the field of view, ...
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QGIS how to 'compare' points (latitude/longitude) w/address data (zip) to a zipcode boundaries shapefile

Hello my fellow GIS brethren, I am a geography major (gis) alumni who can't remember what he learned in college! It's been so long since I dealt with geospatial data and I can't remember the best ...
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ERROR 000989 Issue with Python Script and Field Calculating distance between two long lat points

very new to scripting and I have been struggling with my script for a while. I'm not sure why it doesn't work in field calculator. I am trying to calculate a list of distance between two long lat ...
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How to convert local Coordinates to lat/long Coordinates

I'm using QGIS to do some data analysis and visualization for my newspaper. I received some x,y coordinates from the City of Minneapolis that I can use to build some static graphical maps shaped like ...
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Understanding the error term

I have some (mobile) location data from a vendor. For each user and timestamp, there are three columns: lat, long, error. I "guess" that the error means that the user is located within a circle with ...
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Calculate geographic position based on azimuth, distance and height [duplicate]

How to calculate the geographic position of an object in sky (Point B)(like an aircraft) from Home Point (Point A) based on only four variables: Lattitude and Longitude at Home Point, Azimuth at ...
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NAD27 to NAD83, saving AFTER transformation?

I need to measure the distance (with the ruler) of points from two different layers. One layer is NAD83 and the other is NAD27. When importing the NAD27 csv file, I specified it was NAD27. Then I ...
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Why is longitude also written as B and latitude as k?

Why is longitude also written as B and latitude as k? I see that abbreviation when working with Google maps API.
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Given a date obtain latitude and longitude where is the sun zenith

Searching is easy to find terminator line (frontier between day and night) or the position of the sun in the sky given a position on the earth and a time; but I can't find how to obtain where is the ...
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Transform lat long to state plane coordinates

I am trying to convert a set of lat long to state plane coordinates using python and pyproj. The location is Tennessee and this gave me information about the central meridian, lat origin and the proj ...
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Equations to convert from global cartesian coordinates to geographic coordinates

First, I needed to convert geographic coordinates (like those received from GPS) to global cartesian coordinates. I found an earlier question (How do I calculate a xyz-position of a gps-position ...
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Finding latitude & longitude values for both ends of a road

I am looking for a way to find latitude and longitude values of both ends of any given road. So for example if there was a site or tool that did this, I would just have to provide a road name (and ...
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Is a point within a polygon

I need help in this question. To explain briefly -- the question is: Whether a point with coordinates lng:-80.087535 lat: 42.054246 lies over or under line with coordinates: lng: -80.267831 ... ...
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Improving accuracy of mercator meters conversion to lat/lon

My question is an extention to a previous post I had here a couple of weeks ago (converting-mercator-meters-without-utm-zone). While the answer in the previous topic got me so far, I've now come to ...
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How to get longitude and latitude in degree units

When i navigate on my map , I receive the latitude and longitude, but I want them to be specified in degrees. I don't know what should I do please help this is my code: function ...
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Converting GPS cords to X Y based on wrapper

I'm trying to create some software for an airport and they require me to place icons of aircraft in their position based on GPS. I have 10x10 tiles each tile being 256x256 pixels and the origin point ...
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Calculating z coordinate for longitude, latitude Google Map [duplicate]

I have a point (lon, lat) values. Is there any service to calculate Z coordinate of this point. Google service, OpenLayers service or others.
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Convert Lat/Lon Pair to Cartesian

I'm lost on how to correctly and accurately translate Lat/Lon coordinates to XY coordinates to draw them using OpenGL. The coordinate information I have is the following: Start Lon, Start Lat, End ...
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How to find a location is inside a country?

Given a Country Code and a Lat Lng pair, I want to find whether it is inside that country or not? What is the way to do it? Is there an algorithmic way to do this? I can accept certain amount of ...
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How to calculate the shortest geographical distance between a line and a point? [duplicate]

I'm trying to calculate the shortest distance between a line (described as a pair of [lat, long]s) and a point (lat, long) accurately. I've read many Wikipedia pages, but I'm new to the topic. I've ...
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Converting mercator meters without UTM zone?

I've been attempting to extract track information from Humminbird (Side Imaging Sonar) binary files and have hit a stumbling block with the coordinates it provides. The values are apparently in ...
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Locating Moon in Sky from Earth

I am working on project which need to find moon location from a specified lat, long on earth. So basically info I am having is Lat,Long and Timezone. Format of the moon location Info? So first in ...
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Pros and Cons of a latitude adjustment grid vs other methods of area calculations

When working with high resolution global raster data in WGS 1984 I often need to calculate areas. Now the traditional way for me to achieve this has been to reproject the data to an equal area ...
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Can a shapefile, or other file, be made from Excel without coordinates

I have two Excel spreadsheets I'd like to make into shapefiles, or some equivalent. I have access to ArcGIS at work and want to try using GRASS as well. I have seen the help on doing so, but only if I ...
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Convert polygon data into extreme lon/lat coordinates using QGIS

I'm very new to QGIS. I have a shape file of census blocks and want to use the data to plot points within each boundary using Google Maps api. I figure the best way to do this is to find the extreme ...
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Load feature class with tab delimited file that is missing Lat/Long

I am working on a Python script that receives a nightly tab delimited flat file. This flat file has Latitude and Longitude fields and the script loads the data using the gp tools Make XY Event Layer ...
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gdaldem slope attribute passing

How to pass slope attribute to the command "gdaldem slope manj.tif outpiu.tif -p use percent 45 -s 111120/370400" It's giving error like FAILURE: Too many command options. give any ...
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Adding a latitude/longitude graticule in CartoDB (e.g. WMS)

I'd like to add a basemap that has a graticule in latitude/ longitude to the Map View of a CartoDB project. This could be in the WMS format for example, but I haven't been able to find one that ...