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

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Create floorplan KML file in QGIS?

I import a building floor plan from DXF format to QGIS. When I export it to KML format and then import it in Google Earth, how can I put the floor plan to my desire building location? MY CRS is WSG84 ...
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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 ...
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Creating .shp from .dbf in ArcMap?

How do I create a shapefile using the latitude and longitude information in my dBASE table? I am using ArcMap 10.1
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Cannot convert dms to dd in Excel 2007 using VBA code

I am trying to convert the data in an Excel sheet from dms (degree-minute-second) to dd (decimal degree) format using the vba script available here. Here is sample data: 53° 0' 39.31" 6° 44' ...
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Mercator: scale factor is changed along the meridians as a function of latitude?

"In Mercator projection the scale factor is changed along the meridians as a function of latitude" How to calculate the Mercator scale factor as a function of the latitude in decimal degrees ? ...
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How can I measure area in square kilometres from lat / lon gps coordinates?

I have code from openlayers that I cannot quite handle because I am so new for these kind of codes. My main goal is to measure area from n amount of lat/lon gps coordinates and convert the result into ...
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Lat Long to Useable values in QGIS

I am using both QGIS 1.8 and 2.0. So either is helpful. A client has given me locations of trial pits but i cannot load them into QGIS no matter how hard i try. For example, 50°24.711 North ...
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Are latitude and longitude independent of each other or correlated?

I want to develop a bivariate gaussian kernel in order to handle the random noise in my GPS tracks where each point has three parameters (lat, long and time stamp). I was wondering if latitude and ...
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Does the NED use geocentric or geodetic latitude?

What kind of latitude does the National Elevation Dataset (NED) use? Geocentric or geodetic or something else? I can't find the information anywhere on their site (http://ned.usgs.gov/index.html) or ...
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Calculate distance using 2 sets of lat/long values in the same record

I have a point layer with over 90K records in it. For each record I have lat/long field for incident, and lat/long for engine location. Is there a way to find the distance between Incident point and ...
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How do you memorize the meaning of longitude and latitude? [closed]

Longitude and latitude are concepts I usually don't need an then I sometimes suddenly need to learn their meaning for a period of time b/c I am using them. Is there an aide-memoire to finally ...
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Create global raster layer with latitude values of each cell in QGIS

I have a raster with a 0.0083 degree resolution (WGS 84) of which I need the area of every single pixel. An easy but compute-intensive approach is explained here but as I need to work with bigger ...
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Drawn figure looks stretched

I have written some code which offset a certain latitude and longitude with a distance in centimeters. What I am trying to do is based on a coordinate and a vector create two new points along the line ...
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How do I convert Lon and Lat to pixels in map using world file? [closed]

I have a tiff map file, with a tfw world file that has these parameters (lon/lat in radians): 0.00000107180145766 \\ A 0.0000000000 \\ D -0.0000000000 \\ B -0.0000009331315579 \\ E ...
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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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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 ...