A map projection is any method of representing the surface of a sphere or other three-dimensional body on a plane

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Projecting INEGI shapefiles from Mexico

I have an INEGI file from Mexico that I don't know how to project properly. The shapefile is all of Mexico and has detailed information about various cities. Right now, the prj file reads: ...
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Projection mismatch when plotting precipitation with ggplot

I'm trying to plot accumulated precipitation in Brazil for a given period, see code below: Load packages library(raincpc) library(SDMTools) library(raster) library(ggplot2) library(rgdal) ...
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Custom projection with mapnik

I would like to superimpose openstreetmap data over a raster image, using mapnik. My problem is that this image is not in a projection being defined by a SRS, I have some non-linear algorithm to run ...
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What projected coordinate system to use for whole of USA? [duplicate]

I need to determine a projected coordinate system for a wide area that exceeds more than one zone? For Example: If I want to give US a UTM projection which zone will be represent the whole US? ...
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Why orthographic projection has been used in this NatGeo map

I'm wondering why this maps uses orthographic projection, and result is 3 maps to view the whole world, what were the requirments or the reasons to choose this projection (why not mercator ) ? this ...
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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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Euclidean Distance Function performed on unprojected data

I am looking to perform a simple multi-criteria analysis on a data set comprised of two criterion: occurence of wildfires and road accessibility. First, the project CRS was enabled with "on the fly" ...
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Wherer is wrong with transforming a WGS84 [lon,lat] point onto google maps

I want to convert a longitude latitude point in WGS84 coordinate system to Google Maps(not google earth) coordinate, But when I put the converted point on google map, it always has a roughly 10km ...
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OpenLayers + Geoserver problem with wfs projection

In geoserver i have a layer in EPSG:26191. In OpenLayers i add it on map as WFS: markerLayer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector('Markers',{ strategies: [new OpenLayers.Strategy.Fixed()], ...
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which Coordinate system should I use for 3D analysis?

I am creating 3D surface below the earth's surface using ArcGIS and then I need to find distances to the plane from the surface. Which coordinate system shall I use? 3D interfaces like IProximity3D ...
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Why can't I reproject from HARN State Plane Ft Intl to State Plane Ft?

I'm attempting to reproject a feature class that is: NAD_1983_HARN_StatePlane_Oregon_North_FIPS_3601_Feet_Intl to our standard, which is: NAD_1983_StatePlane_Oregon_North_FIPS_3601_Feet When I ...
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Projection for polygon intersection confined into one hemisphere?

I have polygons where each vertex is a (lon,lat) geographic coordinate. I want to find out if they intersect or contain each other. The polygons are guaranteed to never exceed a hemisphere (so they'll ...
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Geodjango transform introduces large errors

Apologies for the possibly naive question. I'm trying to understand how Geodjango (running on PostGIS) deals with coordinate transformations, and am experiencing some unusual behaviour. Let's say I ...
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Geoserver projection recognize problem

I'm publishing shape files in geoserver through curl,my problem is that geoserver didn't recognizing the projection which is in ESRI WKT format(layer was publishing).I searched for this problem i ...
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Fixing Mapinfo export to Google Earth projection which is slightly off?

I have around 20 layers of data (points and polylines) in Mapinfo TAB files which I need to export to KML files, however the projection is slightly out. I have tried various different projection ...
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What's the correct way to reproject a population raster?

I'm working with a population raster that is in the WGS84 coordinate system, and I want to get it into a projected coordinate system (Albers Equal Area), using ArcGIS 10.1. According to the metadata, ...
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Is there a standard projection for Sub-Saharan Africa?

With the help of d3.js, TopoJSON, and data from Glottolog I have made this map of Bantu languages that exist in Sub-Saharan Africa. I've used the standard Mercator projection so far. I know that ...
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Problem with Geometry SRID in PostGIS

i ceated my table (borne) in PostGIS id_borne serial NOT NULL, num_borne character varying, shape_borne geometry and i changed the SRID of my table with succes using select ...
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QGIS to solve projection mystery in Postgresql

I downloaded some data from local agency. Per QGIS 2.2, I defined the projection to 'EPSG:3587 - NAD83(NSRS2007) / Michigan Central' in postgresql (maybe ArcMap). Data is in Postgresql 9.3. I am ...
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Accurate local map projections

Is there a map projection that can accurately represent reality at a local area, i.e. when transforming the map could I choose an area that I care about accuracy and allow distortions elsewhere? Like ...
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MySQL+GDal+MapServer+OpenLayers WebMercator problem

I have a problem/question what is the most efficiant way to go from WGS84 (epsg:4326) to webmercator. Outline of the structure right now: MySQL Database: with point Latitude/Lontiude Data [~200 ...
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Choosing projection to use for Least-Cost Path analysis at continental scale?

I am trying to find least cost paths from the southern USA to the Great Lakes region (for example). My resistance layers are currently in an equal area projection but I'm wondering if I should convert ...
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Correcting coordinates of CAD drawing imported into ArcGIS?

I am having some issues with some CAD drawings that I have imported to ArcGIS. I have a number of CAD drawings where by the features within the drawing have an error in their coordinates. For example, ...
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Conversion problem of projection of MODIS LAI from sinusoidal to geographic

I am trying to change MODIS data's (LAI) sinusoidal projection to geographic. Actually I did it. But when I reproject it by ERDAS, the output LAI raster moved about 10 km to west side of actual shape ...
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EPSG1612 transformation [closed]

I have survey data for contacts listed as eastings and northings - I need to overlay this onto PNG files but the location is quite far north - How do I apply EPSG 1612 transformation to the UTM Zone ...
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projection conversion from mercator to google maps format

Is this spTransform(Finland3, CRS("+proj=longlat +ellps=WGS84 +no_defs+ellps=WGS84 +towgs84=0,0,0 ")) the right way to project a shapefile with this projection coord. ref. : +proj=merc +lon_0=0 ...
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Projections when using google maps and rest service on openlayers

I am trying to use a rest service on an openlayers map that has 2 google maps layers. The google map layer is set to it's own custom projection (which I had to code into the library by hand, but I ...
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Creating a custom Lambert Conformal Conic projection in ArcGIS 10.1 and/or 10.2.2

referring to the table below, I am trying to use the values on the left from another program that uses different terms for the parameters of a custom projection. I just wanted to make sure that ...
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Wrong projection high quality shapefile for the coastline of Helsinki region (Finland)

I did some spatial interpolations in R and I need a support for those. Looking for shapefiles online the best I could find was and it looks really horrible, the same area in ggplot looks like . I ...
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OpenStreetMap Tile Server with Custom Projection Systems

I am trying to install the OSM tile server on a local machine with a custom projection system like epsg:3573. For the server installation I followed this tutorial ...
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Coordinate System Alignment

I have four shapefiles with different original projections that I am trying to bring into ArcMap 10.2. How do I set these four shapefiles to a single projection that will display the layers correctly? ...
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How to set a coordinate transformation GRID

Does anyone know how to set a coordinate transformation in qgis so I can measure the distances in meters or kilometers? If anyone has a clue, would be just great. Thanks!
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WFS request with CQL_Filter projection

I have a layer in Geoserver called bln_blocks. The layer is in EPSG:3857. I am doing the follwoing WFS request with a CQL Filter: var geoserverURL = geoserverURL + '/ows?'; var service = ...
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Show map using esri leaflet, with 4326 spatial reference

I have this MapServer http://geoservices.big.go.id/arcgis/rest/services/RBI/Rupabumi/MapServer It turns out it uses 4326 spatial reference. I want to present it using leaflet, my code so far: ...
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How to calculate point from lat/long, angle, and distance? [duplicate]

I am trying to calculate the point from a given lat/long, a bearing, and a distance. This is for plotting weather given a aeronautical way point. For example: Given a waypoint with a known ...
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problem in scale of projected raster

I have a shapefile (my basin limit) and one raster file that I projected it to the shapefile coordinate system and set its cell size to 1000m(area=1Km2). my basin area is 5400 Km2 and it should ...
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projections Basemap and pyproj

I am struggling to understand the projections using pyproj. for now my question is to understand the results of projection operations I have following coordinates that I project on x,y lon = ...
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Can I edit coordinates within an edit session and reproject without reloading the data

I have one lat/long to correct. I edited within my table, saved edits, and now when I project using the Project tool the point stays on my map in the same position. Do I need to reload my data from ...
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Applying distance/area dependent procedures in geographic coordinates over large areas?

I'm currently doing some niche modelling with data in geographic coordinates spanning all of Latin America. I am using R for my analysis. Some of the tasks I have to perform are area/distance ...
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Classic United Kingdom Projection?

When you visit a classroom in the United States and see a map of the contiguous states on the wall, it's usually in NAD83 Albers Equal Area with the central meridian right at 96 West. Is there an ...
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Project one layer in qgis using projection CRS of another layer

I am using QGIS 1.6 and have imported a set of latitude, longitude points from a csv file as a layer. I also have another layer from a shape file. When I go to layer->properties for the second layer I ...
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cs2cs works one way but not the other

I am trying to build a short program using cs2cs that will work on any windows pc I copied cs2cs.exe and proj.dll to a seperate folder When i run this to convert israel tranverse mercator to decimal ...
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gdal read whole geotif band into vector

i have another c++ GDAL question. I try to read alle elevation data out of an GeoTiff file into a c++ vector so that i can get elevation at x,y like this: vector[x][y]. I also like to use this data to ...
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Mapnik projection for rectangular coordinates

I am trying to use mapnik to render indoor floorplans and am having a little trouble figuring out the SRS projection. I have geoJSON that represents the floorplan. The coordinates are just cartesian ...
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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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Defining custom projection using baseline survey coordinates

I have CAD data that I need to incorporate into a GIS analysis. The CAD data does not have a defined projection, but the drawings include a table of survey baseline points. I need to know if I can ...
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Changing layer extent to decimal degrees?

Using ArcMap or ArcGIS 10 ... In the photo below, you can see my extent is in meters while my projected coordinate system is in decimal degrees. How can I convert my layer extent to decimal degrees? ...
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Is there any Google Maps-like zoomable world map, but with an equal-area projection?

Whenever I look at Google Maps at a global or polar area, the projection hurts. Is there any web service with a zoomable world map, that uses an equal-area projection — preferably pseudorectangular ...
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Why are Google Mercator and UTM rotated towards each other?

Being a self-taught GIS user, I struggled a while before getting the grips on map projections. But now this: because I like to use OpenStreetMap as a background layer for orientation, I have saved my ...
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How to find Latitudes and Longitudes of projections of the vertices of a rectangular plane below earth's surface?

I want to find out the latitudes and longitudes of projections of the vertices of a rectangular plane inside the earth's surface. I know dimensions of rectangle, angles of orientation and latitude and ...