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The closeness of a repeated set of observations of the same quantity to one another.

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How to measure the accuracy of latitude and longitude?

I am very new to GPS stuff. Suppose I have latitude and longitude as 19.0649070739746 and 73.1308670043945 respectively. In this case both coordinates are 13 decimal places long, but sometimes I also ...
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Low-cost centimeter-level accurate satellite positioning (GNSS/GPS) [closed]

I am looking for a low-cost (< US\$500) GNSS/GPS setup with a centimeter precision without much HW hacking. I am not able to produce my PCB or do any soldering (though I would do that if there is no ...
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What is the precision of SELECT DISTINCT on PostGIS geometry column?

I wonder what the precision of the SELECT DISTINCT operator is on a PostGIS geometry. On my system, the following query gives me a count of 5, which means that the inserted points are considered equal ...
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What is the precision of a Geohash

I would like to know the precision of a geohash with a given length. If there is a 'simple' formula you can use to calculate it, that would be extra-cool. Wikipedia lists the precision up to 8 ...
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Creating DEM from point data in CSV files using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a lot of csv files which contain point data containing height, aspect and slope measurements at a resolution of 12,5 meters. I need to create a dem from this data and have ArcGIS 10 with ...
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I am currently taking Introduction to Image Interpretation online and there is a section in it that talks about Precision and Accuracy. I wanted to know if someone out there has any good information ...
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Accuracy vs Precision GPS

I am doing some research on consumer grade GPS accuracy and precision. I took 5 readings for 20 known locations (100 readings). Am I correct in assuming that the standard deviation between the 5 ...
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ArcGIS 10 exports losing precision with large numbers

I wonder if anyone else has run into this problem; and I'm baffled as to its reason and solution. Whenever I do an export of features that have large-number attributes (over 14 digits) to a shapefile,...
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Display XY Format to Shapefile (Scale)

Using ArcView 10.1 and using excel for Lat/Long conversion to a shapefile. The original Lat/Long has 7 numerical characters past the decimal point xx.1143717. When I convert this excel into a ...
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Compensating lat/long offsets after conversions

In my application I am doing conversions between two different formats of data. First format is a simple one containing NE and SW coordinates for a given rectangular area: area = { "sw": { ...
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What are arc's guarantees on data precision, XYTolerance (i) when displaying (ii) in arcpy?

Interesting behaviour: Two line segments in a dataset have almost, but not quite, identical endpoints. The difference between them is less than the XYTolerance for the data set. Reading the ...
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Row.Value returns rounded SHAPE.area and SHAPE.len values?

I have created a VB.Net Add-In, and am using IRow to get the value of fields in tables in ArcMap to use in a query. But I am encountering a problem when getting the values of the SHAPE.area and ...
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Is this distribution of GPS positions caused by multipath distortion?

I have some GPS points that are close to where they should be, but not nearly close enough (horizontal precision is around 10 meters). Looking at the positions which comprise these points (there are ...
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What is a reasonable time to get a gps fix with 10 meters precision?

I hope I'm asking this at the right part of Stack Exchange. Please bear with me if I'm wrong. I'm developing some gps based applications. The demands I have for precision are not very high, but I ...
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How to handle coordinates accuracy in ArcGIS

I am creating very basic rectangular polygon using very basic a Python code nCols,nRows=100,100 corners =[[0,0],[0,nRows],[nCols,nRows],[nCols,0],[0,0]] p=arcpy.Polygon(arcpy.Array([arcpy.Point(*...
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Densify a JTS LINESTRING (add points)

I have a LineString I would like to "soften" in a way that if two coordinates (vertices) in the LineString are very far apart, I want to automatically add some coordinates in between. The line ...
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Do somebody know how factors as “age of data”, “scale” and others influence the precision of GIS data?

Several factors may cause imprecision in datasets. As example of such sources, we should list: "age of data", "formatting", "scale", the technique employed to create the data and others. Each of them ...
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Spatial Precision for Editing in Multiple GIS Clients

I have something I'd like to discuss, I'll try to explain it first, why it's important, and I'll explain how ArcGIS handles the issue, which I think is a good way to handle it. Finally I'd like to ...
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How to auto fill or delete sliver polygons without losing precision?

I am developing some boundaries in which precision holds the key value. Using ArcGIS 9.3 I am converting lines to polygons using the "feature to polygon" tool. The lines are accurate but I find ...
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Unable to select FLOAT precision when adding column

I'm trying to do the lessons in the training-manual at qgis.org. I,m having some problems with 3.3 Ratio Classification http://www.qgis.org/en/docs/training_manual/vector_classification/...
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Understanding precision of ArcGIS geodatabases?

I would like to know how precision is handled in ArcGIS software. Is it using a real Computer Algebra System engine, an arbitrary precision library or do others tricks to handle precision ?
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Transfer from Android phone to Windows OS truncates lat long

I am clicking GPS enabled pictures of sites which are less than 500 metres apart through Android based Samsung ACE Duos phone. I later use Google Earth on my Laptop to view these geo tagged pictures. ...
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PyQGIS export to JSON: writeAsVectorFormat and precision

In my QGIS plugin qgis2leaf I am exporting all layers as JSON into a JSON directory. Therefore I would like to enable the user to define the precision in the GUI. The normal "save as" dialogue in QGIS ...
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Will GPS L2 make RTK more reliable?

I currently experiment with an affordable L1 GPS RTK system based on u-blox NEO-M8T with RTKLIB and higher quality patch antenna (with ground plane). I wonder what is the role of L2 signal in an RTK ...
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Raster Precision QGIS

I am using r.patch extension in QGIS to join a number of LiDAR tiles, some of which overlap hence i am carrying out this task before utilising in a hydraulic model. R.Patch works fine, however the ...
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Degree Precision vs. Length [duplicate]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_degrees I found this chart in one of the questions here. Additional to this: When making a measurement and getting 2 Measures of Latitude, for example 51....
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FME: floating point precision issues (ArcSDE / FGDB)

I am working on a (generic) FME Workbench that clips and exports data from ArcSDE database into the File Geodatabase (FGDB) format. The SDE features are clipped using an AOI, that arrives in the ...
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How to Change Precision of Export / Add Geometry Columns field

I would like to display the coordinates of a number of points on a map. I can use Vector > Export / Add Geometry Columns which adds coordinates to 6 dp. However as I am using a UTM-type projection ...
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Precision of conversion from WSG84 to ECEF and ECEF to ENU?

To convert from a global to a local coordinate system, I apply the following transformations. WSG84 to ECEG: with and ECEF to ENU: Let's assume that the semi-major axes a and e are known ...
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Reduced real-type numbers in QGIS?

I have a SHP point file created from CSV with QGIS 2.4.0 Chugiak. It contains some data on noise in a certain point. When I import from CSV, it seems to be fine, but when I export to SHP and open the ...
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calculation precision during projection transformation

I am using wgs 84 base tiles, and the tile is not rendered as image but with geojson format. I try to draw them in the tile according to the data. And the geometry of the returned feature is lng and ...
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Precision for an FGDB raster dataset?

I would like to know the precision for an ArcGIS raster stored within a file geodatabase (FGDBR format); I can't seem to find this information anywhere in their documentation (apologies if I have ...
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How can I change the precision in the attribute table? [duplicate]

I'm working with QGIS, v. 2.0.1. I opened a csv-table (from an Excel-file) and now the precision is very high but I don't need this. At the moment the values are for example 15.00000000000000, how ...
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When I import a shapefile into Civil 3D 2014 my attribute fields are adding three more significant figures to the end of my values. I have played around with the precision and scale and between float ...
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Why is ArcGis change precision of double field after copy?

I create the attribute table of a shapefile and while I copy it by using the "copy features" tool it change the precision from 11 to 14. I create two fields with the name poly_x and poly_y and they ...