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How to create polygon that goes over +/-180 (dateline) in ArcMap?

I want to create a polygon feature that will go through the dateline (180 long.) in ArcMap. I am using WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere (WKID: 3857) for my data frame and my polygonal feature ...
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Help, I have 10,000+ .shp files covering 3 UTM zones with unknown projections

I was handed a ton of property files with no projections attached but was told they are all in UTM zone 21S. Well once I merged them all together and projected them I realized that the data covers 3 ...
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Geodesic measurements for short distances throughout US?

My ArcGIS experience has been limited to working on large-scale maps with planar projections. I'm moving to a project in which I want to calculate the distance between pro sports facilities throughout ...
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1answer
51 views

Convert decimal latitude/longitude bounding box to SRID 26910

I have a bounding box specified in decimal latitude/longitude, and need to convert this into a bounding box in the SRID 26910 coordinate system. I've never had to work with different GIS co-ordinate ...
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Is it safe to store coordinates on NFC tags always in one CRS and rely on conversion for others

I'm involved in NFC (Near Field Communication) standardization of a record structure for geographic point locations. That will allow to put coordinates on NFC memory tags which can be read with a ...
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59 views

Why is it important to ensure that the shapefiles have a spatial reference system when created?

Why is it important to ensure that shapefiles have a spatial reference system when created?
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Calculate length of line across zones with at least m accuracy

I have created lines between multiple points that are across MGA 54 and 55S (EPSG 28355). I am trying to calculate the distance between points but different methods give different answers (~1km ...
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117 views

Why does Transverse Mercator projection have scale factor?

Why does the Transverse Mercator projection have a scale factor in ArcGIS and the standard Mercator projection not? In other words what is the difference between these two projections beside being a ...
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41 views

Define a projection for one point

I'm new to ArcGIS and am using ArcMap 10.1. I wanted to find the distance from a point (lat 36N long 12E) to all the polygons in my shape file. People on this forum helped me out and said that I ...
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59 views

How do I set the projection and coordinate system for a TIFF file?

I have a topographic map of California (obtained from CAL-Atlas) as a TIFF file. I tried importing it into QGis, but it displays the map using a pixel based coordinate system rather than ...
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171 views

Can I just swap out a .prj file to reproject a shape file?

I'm an experienced software developer -- but a GIS noob. I have a shape file that I am trying to turn into a SVG map with Kartograph. When I try to run Kartograph I get this error: ERROR 6: No ...
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116 views

Using customized Coordinate System for Archaeological site data

I don't know so much about coordinate systems... In my office we use to deal with spatial data coming from archaeological sites. Each site has its own x-y-z coordinate system (GCS). Three simple ...
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Why is it not advisable to perform spatial analysis on layers with source datasets having same datum but different projections?

I have read that it is not advisable to perform spatial analysis on two layers with source datasets having the same datum but different projections loaded in ArcMap. Since the second layer should ...
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1answer
57 views

How to reproject from Clarke_1880_RGS_Lambert_Conformal_Conic to ETRS_1989_LAEA?

I am unable to reproject Marseille shapefiles from Clarke 1880 RGS_Lambert_Conformal_Conic to ETRS_1989_LAEA. I know that Clarke is a geographic coordinate system and it has no datum. I have tried ...
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How to calculate Polyline length in kilometres without changing projection from WGS84 (using ArcObjects)?

I have Road (polyline) feature class and I wish to find those roads whose length are greater than 500 kilometre. The feature class projection is in GCS_WGS_1984 and I do not want to change the ...
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How to project geographic coordinates to cartesian with the least possible error? [closed]

I need to convert geographic coordinates (in decimal degrees) to cartesian with the least possible error? I searched a lot on the internet but it seems that the conversion is not exact. Could you ...
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towgs Definition for European Datum 1950

I am new to all things GIS so apologies for a basic questions. I am trying to specify the CRS of a climatic raster layer in R. It is an equal area projection based on Europe Equidistant Conic and the ...
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149 views

How to display WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) services in Google Earth?

The basemap services provided by Esri (on ArcGIS Online, Data and Maps for Sever, and the Data Appliance for ArcGIS) use the WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) spatial reference (WKIDs 102100 or ...
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216 views

Predefined Coordinate Systems missing in QGIS 2

in QGis 1.8 were lots of predefined coordinate systems (national projections). Where have they all gone in qgis 2.0? I specifically need the Gauß-Krüger-Projections Zone 1 to 5. Is there any plugin ...
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2answers
105 views

Coordinates values change for ArcGIS

I have received thousands of location information like below. X= 10°52.579 Y= 078°38.473 I don't have idea in which format is this, please let me know what is the format of this location and ...
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1answer
95 views

Viewshed analysis and coordinate systems ArcGIS 10.1

I am trying to run a viewshed analysis and I've downloaded DEM data from the UK ordnance survey (Landform-panorama). Since the data is in ASCII format I have created a seamless raster mosaic (and used ...
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1answer
101 views

Geographic Coordinate system and Projected coordinate system [duplicate]

Please Excuse me If I asked a Silly question : When to Set A Geographic coordinate system or projected coordinate system to a Shapefile?
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1answer
88 views

Change coordinate system of a WMS service

I have a WMS service that is projected to UTM/SAD-69. My workspace is in WGS-84 with no projection. I want to change the coordinate system of my WMS service. Is it possible in ArcMap 10.0? The wms ...
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Stereographic projection of WGS84 ellipsoid on a plane[python]

I would like to ask you for help in following task. What I need to do is to derive local x,y coordinates from latitude, longitude, applying stereographic projection of WGS84 ellipsoid on a plane, ...
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1answer
116 views

Waterman Projection in ArcMap

Anyone have any idea how to create (or where to find) the Waterman "Butterfly" projection in ArcMap?
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Layers with the same Geographic Coordinate system don't overlap [duplicate]

I am a GIS newbie. I'm having a problem that, from the looks of things on this website, is a fairly common problem. I have 3 layers, all in the same GCS that do not line up. I have read all the the ...
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1answer
67 views

What should this projection be in OpenLayers?

This is esri rest prj, "spatialReference": {"wkt": ...
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1answer
83 views

Rhombus shaped pixels when viewing an image referenced in WGS84

Following the Question What is the projection of WGS84 in GIS software?, in the comments section of the answer http://gis.stackexchange.com/a/73578/5256, Jake very well explains that Because the ...
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What is the projection of WGS84 in GIS software?

WGS84 is a reference ellipsoid that determines coordinates of every point on Earth using latitude, longitude and height about the its surface. This ellipsoid is often used as a base to make maps. ...
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How does ArcGIS determine which transformation to use when projecting on the fly?

How does ArcGIS determine which transformation to use when projecting on the fly? Where this would come in would be going from NAD 83 to WGS 84. Multiple transformations could be considered so how is ...
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1answer
413 views

Canvas Units to Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

I am using the WGS 84/UTM coordinate sysytem. When I go to > Project Properties / General / Canvas Units to Degrees, Minutes, Seconds my coordinates are wrong. I am using QGIS 2.0.1
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How to fix Raster Dataset with numbers in Extent that look like latitude/longuitude but say metres?

In ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1, the Spatial Reference of my Raster Dataset reports that its units are metres (well meters) but the values look like decimal degrees e.g. -33 degrees is highly plausible but ...
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Why does same image in two ArcGIS ArcMap configurations show different extent numbers?

I would like to get hear from you about the situation I am seeing here. What It got my eye was that when I download an ASTER from Reverb/ Echo from USGS website. At work, I load my ASTER file to my ...
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GCS_WGS_1984 and 900913. What is the difference?

I use WMS Service with mymapproxy/mapproxy.yaml : services: demo: kml: tms: wmts: wms: srs: ['EPSG:4326', 'EPSG:900913'] md: title: MapProxy OSM WMS Proxy abstract: This ...
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which is the suitable Geographical Coordinate System and Projected Coordinate System for India

I want to create a spatial data for entire India, usually I use WGS84 as GCS and UTM zones for PCS in the places in India, but when I have to create the spatial data for entire India, I get confuse ...
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will ogr get coordinates in geographic coordinate system or projected coordinate system when using getPoint(int,OGRPoint*)

Consider the code that I have written in the stackoverflow question How to extract vertexes of geometries in ESRI shapefiles using ogr library with c++, I have used the code to show shapefiles on an ...
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How to use projection of a shapefile in order to have a better view in OpenGL

As you see here, this is the code that I have used to extract vertices of ESRI shapefiles in order to show them with OpenGL. I have also uploaded my project here, if you want to give it a try and see ...
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What's the correct transformation for Lambert Conformal Conic for Mexico?

I have a shp archive without the .prj file. I don´t know the proyection of this shp, but I think it is in lambert conformal conic. Can anybody helpme to proyect this shp? i´ve tried to proyect it in ...
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Help me convert this US Lambert Conformal Conic Google Maps Projection to Australia

Following on from this question: Identify what projection this Australian map uses? <- this is the sort of map i want to load in I need help changing the bits necessary in this example of Lambert ...
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How do I change from lat/long to a metric coordinate system in GRASS?

Yes, it's yet another transformation question. I am working with ASTER DEM data, which is LatLong WGS84. I want to process the DEM map into an STL file for use in a CFD simulation. The script I am ...
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Identify what projection this Australian map uses?

Im looking to put this map into google maps as custom tiles, but i now learn what projection is and that this map does not use the same format as google's default. You can create custom projections i ...
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1answer
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How to get spatial reference of a shapefile using python?

I always use arcpy.GetParameterAsText to get the spatial reference from the user. There should be a way to decide what is the spatial reference of a shapefile but I can't find it. Something like ...
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1answer
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Images displaced in UTM

I recently received a collection of satellite images (GeoTiffs) and their indice. Originally, the indice came in a geographic projection (GCS WGS 1984) and the Geotiffs projected to the appropriate ...
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1answer
141 views

Changing the CRS of a shapefile

Im trying to convert shapefile from one CRS to another in QGIS. On the layer menu, I right click on the shapefile, save it as with other name and there I change the CRS to the desired one (WGS 84). ...
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Which UTM system do you recommend for Tamaulipas, Mexico?

I'm working with QGIS 1.8.0. Could anyone tell me which UTM system would be better to project a map of Mexico? There are too many to choose from. I have to convert my maps from WGS84 to UTM to do some ...
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Projection 27700 in the OpenGeo Suite SDK GXP

I have some data stored as UK grid references, they display just slightly off alignment on the map after I followed the OpenGEo EXP tutorial using these settings (below) however when I change the EPSG ...
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Geographic Transformations using ArcPy vs. Coordinate Systems used by ArcGis online basemaps

I have 3 shape files with undefined projection, but I know which one it was used (Lisboa_Hayford_Gauss_IPCC). I need to 1st Define Projection. It works. I need to transform it from WGS_1984, so I've ...
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1answer
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Why isn't enabling on the fly projection reflected in raster? QGIS 1.8.0

I have imported a map from the Ordnance Survey Open Data website. It is a 50k Street View raster. I have also created a new shapefile layer in which I have created a polygon overlay for the raster ...
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265 views

How to set Scale Factor for Lambert Conformal Conic (LCC) projection in ArcGIS Desktop?

The projection for my state according to my country's Mapping Agency is in a specific Lambert Conformal Conic (LCC) projection. They have given values for the following parameters: False Easting ...
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How to translate WIGeoEU projection from ArcGIS to Qgis?

I have a Layer with this projection in ArcGIS: ...