The process of translating a map or spatial data from one geographic projection to another

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More accurate way to calculate area of rasters

In my daily work, I am constantly asked to calculate areas of global raster datasets in geographic projection at 30 arc second resolution. These datasets are normally the result of a Combine operation ...
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Help with Python/GDAL documentation

The instructions from the url http://gdal.org/gdal_tutorial.html give the following example: dataset = gdal.Open( filename, GA_ReadOnly) with the following description: It's interpretation is ...
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projection differences in R

I am trying to reproject some climate data that I downloaded from http://gdo-dcp.ucllnl.org/downscaled_cmip_projections/dcpInterface.html#Welcomein The BCSD-CMIP5 data is found under the tab ...
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Overlaying two shapefiles and projecting one of them from Geographic to Projected Coordinate System? [duplicate]

I am trying to project a shapefile which is in Geographic Coordinate System i.e. Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 to a Projected coordinate system i.e. Map Grid of Australia Zone 55 using GDA 94 ...
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OpenLayers 2: Transform the geometries for a list of feature objects

I am trying to export GeoJSON for a list of feature objects. The features are in EPSG:3857 projection and I would like to convert all geometries to EPSG:4326. I am perfectly capable of doing this by ...
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Coordinates freeze when I give a projection

I have recently begun to use arcmap and needed some guidance on a problem that I am facing. I have a district shape file with 200 districts with geographic coordinate system: GCS_WGS_1984. I need to ...
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Unknown Coordinate System Cadastral?

I have point data from a proprietary source that came in a coordinate system I do not recognize. Here is an example: Lat: 35205357 Long: -11.15933 It looks like a combination of UTMs and ...
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Convert coordinates from readShapePoly in R to long-lat coordinates

I'm trying to find some centroids of a shapefile for Danish municipalities and afterwards find the driving time between them. I use R's readShapePoly function from maptools combined with the ...
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Why does this Geotools Java reprojection to WGS-84/4326 cause offset?

I am using the block of code below. I am reading in a geotif with a UTM zone projection and converting it to 4326. I am pulling out certain multiband values and creating a new raster, when I plot the ...
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Assign CRS to shapefile in R

I imported my shapefile dat to R with readOGR, coordinates are given in easting and northing, I'd like to change it to latlon and tried: dat_latlon <- spTransform(dat, CRS("+proj=longlat ...
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How to export projected layers with relative cartesian (x,y) coordinates in ArcGIS

I've got several GIS datasets for a national park in South Africa (elevation map, water points, elephant density and such). I have access to the full ArcGIS Desktop Advanced suite, but am no GIS ...
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ArcGIS Desktop:Transformations: Geographic vs Projected?

Arc10. I have two data sets (both CSV files w/ lat and long columns) and I am working on standardizing them to the same projection. File1: NAD27; File2: NAD27, WGS84, and NAD83. I would like all of ...
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Projection of COSMO-EU?

I have data points of COSMO-EU data stored in WGS84 coordinates. Now I try to transform them into coordinate system where the points becomming arranged to a regular grid. Does anybody knows the Proj4- ...
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Using GDAL's GetProjection information to make a coordinate conversion in pyproj

I'm opening a geoTIFF file in Python using gdal. Upon reading with the GetProjection() method, I find the following information ...
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Reprojecting from Wagner VII using QGIS

I have a shapefile in Wagner VII projection (well, the proj4 string really only is: "+proj=wag7 +datum=WGS84 +units=m"). I'd like to reproject it to WGS84 (EPSG:4326) using QGIS 2.6. However, when I ...
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Mapping NetCDF CF Mercator parameters to GDAL

I have coordinates on a mercator grid projection from a NetCDF (CF) file. The metadata attributes in the file include : standard_parallel, longitude_of_projection_origin, earth_shape (spherical), ...
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Conversion of EPSG:3857 coordinate to UTM

I'm trying to convert coordinates from Google Maps using the PostGIS. I'm using this query: SELECT ST_AsText(ST_Transform(ST_GeomFromText('POINT(-29.16297 -51.1795034)', 900913), 29182)); The ...
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What resampling technique should be used to reproject an altitude raster?

Does anyone know whether I should choose: nearest, bilinear, cubic or majority when projecting the WorldClim altitude raster layer?
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Converting datum?

I need to measure the distance (with the ruler) of points from two different layers. However, one layer is NAD83 and the other is NAD27. I also have a standard ESRI basemap downloaded. The issue I ...
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1km circles around lat-long-points in many places in world

I have hundreds of lat-long-points spread around the world, and must create circle-polygons around each of them, with radius exactly 1000 meters. I understand the points must first be projected from ...
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Change projection didn't change position in a vector shape in qgis

I got a shape of points and when i save it with another datum and open it again, it stays in the same position. I was hoping for a slight change in position when save from epsg:5361 to epsg:32719.
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How can I place a ETRS89 layer to WGS84 project in QGIS?

I've got a QGIS project with several layers with SRC EPSG·4326 - WGS84. I have downloaded from a government website a layer projected in ETRS89. I have tried my very best to match this new layer with ...
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Importing kml google earth polygons to QGIS

I've created some polygons in google earth, saved it to kml and then I loaded these files into QGIS. The problem seems to be the projection, these polygons are slightly out of the place. I've tried ...
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Braun/Gall projection and pixel conversion

I am fairly new to projection mathematics and I usually manage to get things to work with copy-paste and trial-and-error but this time I'm lost ... I am trying to map latitude (-90 to 90) and ...
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Why my map just grayscale mode after use MRT?

i just follow the step to change .hdf file to geotiff file from this site http://duncanjg.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/loading-modis-ndvi-time-series-into-postgis-raster/#comment-1214 and i use data from ...
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Gdalwarp with “out of globe” values in sinusoidal projection

I want to project a global image (source ERA INTERIM) from WGS 84 to sinusoidal, using gdal 1.11 and bilinear resampling. It work fine BUT I have values everywhere on the rectangular extent of the ...
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Convert From Northing/Eastings to Latitude/Longitude with QGIS

How can I convert a file with the projection below (NAD83) to one with Latitude and Longitude? The import file is a SHP file and I would like to export back out a SHP file. +proj=tmerc +lat_0=0 ...
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Reproject GeoJSON in OpenLayers 3

I'm basically trying (and failing) to replicate this in OpenLayers 3. I've set up a fiddle here: http://jsfiddle.net/vu8ecy8v/5/ I'm under the impression that OpenLayers will reproject a GeoJSON ...
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Is there a way to include code/language for offsets within the “script” at the CRS dialogue screen

I'm pretty new to QGIS and coming from being just good enough to be dangerous in Manifold GIS. I have some JPEG 2000 rasters that were exported from Manifold in UTM 18S, and then imported into QGIS, ...
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Formula for maximum coverage of a geostationary satellite based on earth station elevation

I am trying to create a javascript function to represent the maximum coverage of a geo satellite for different antenna elevations (0 degrees, 5 and 10 degrees) with 3 leaflet polylines. The result is ...
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why do people use geometry to represent geography?

Historically I've mainly worked with simple latitude and longitude coordinates in a SQL Server. I stored them as a geography datatype in SQL Server, and rendered them on a variety of displays ...
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Regional Large Scale Map Projection Choice

I am currently designing a geospatial product that will be primarily used for large and intermediate scales that cover an entire state of the US or more. The UTM projection would be ideal because of ...
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Reprojection of shapefile in R and final extraction of values

I need to extract values from some raster files (stack) using a shape file. to bring both of them in the same CRS, I first transformed the shapefile using the EPSG codes. Opening it in an GIS software ...
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Why does the earth drop off faster than expected over a geodesic when converting from lat/lon to cartesian coordinates?

In PostGIS 2.1.1, I've been plotting elevations from a raster over distances, but noticed that beyond 1km, the earth's curvature seems to be greatly exaggerated. In this example over a 40km geodesic ...
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Clipping and reprojecting in one process for modelbuilder // “Save raster layer as” … in modelbuilder

I want to build a model in the QGIS Modelbuilder. First it should do a clip. Afterwards it should be reprojected (from Geographic WGS84 Coordinates to Gauss-Krüger). I only see one way to do this: ...
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How to transform XYZ Raster from WGS84 to UTM ED50 Zone 34

i'm trying to convert an XYZ file from WGS84 (lat/long) to UTM ED50 zone 34. Qgis can load the file as a raster, but i cant see a way of changing the coordinate system or exporting the results as an ...
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How to display distance in meters (km) and not in Decimal Degrees in QGIS 2.4?

I am a GIS beginner, and I have a question about how to get the distance between two points in meters instead of decimal degree. In QGIS 2.4 I have a project with two point layers (in WGS84). From ...
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Transforming and Projecting Shapefiles in R & ArcGIS for Desktop?

Perhaps this is an issue with one of my original data sources, but I've searched extensively to address this problem both through ArcGIS and R. I've got 2 separate sources of a county layer SourceA ...
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Difference between source SRS and target SRS in Raster Warp function

Hello I am trying to change a raster layer projections from WGS84 to a custom Lambert layer using 'Raster' --> 'Projections' --> 'Warp' function. I have been asked for source SRS and get SRS. what is ...
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How can I reproject a layer in a spatialite database

I'm writing an android mobile application and, for performance reasons, I want to reproject my layers to match the basemap's projection. Is there a command to do that?
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Custom projection problem with proj.4

I have some vector files that come without projection. So I have to define my own projection in QGIS. The information that comes with the data reads as following: Projection: Lambert Azimuthal Units: ...
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How to get ASTER level 1B data to overlay correctly on google earth/ bing maps/ arcmap imagery basemap

I have recently purchased Two granules of ASTER 1B data from ERSDAC. Upon importing this data into arcmap 10.2, the layers representing each band were specified as being projected in: ...
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Short list of .prj options in .pyt

I'm tasked with creating a .pyt to distribute across our office and field computers (state geological survey) for converting .gpx to features but constraining the choice of projections/datums to seven ...
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correct projection of GADM data

I'm trying to use a map of Austrias districts from the GADM project. The Shapefile can be found here: AUT_adm.zip (All other formats provided by the project appear exectly equal.) The coordinate ...
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Mapping from one plane on the other plane despite of masking regions

have a set of data given here, where in the first and second columns there are the sky coordinates (ra,dec) e.g. right ascension and declination, respectively and in the third and forth, the ...
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Gdal: How to reproject from equirectangular to mercator?

I work with raster ETOPO1, made a crop of my area of interest. curl -L -C - ...
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ogr2ogr reprojection works on command line but shifts output when same command run from inside python?

Reprojection with ogr2ogr works fine on command line, but shifts the polygon to northeast when same command is run from inside python using os.system(...) Any ideas why this could be? I hard-coded ...
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Colour issue when reprojecting image mosaic

We have a couple of instances of GeoServer running, one of which is the latest version and the other is version 2.1.3. The older version has Ordnance Survey base mapping which is loaded as a number ...
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Reprojecting Natural Earth raster into natearth projection with gdalwarp causing black squares?

I'm trying to reproject the Natural Earth 2 raster layer (http://www.naturalearthdata.com/downloads/10m-raster-data/10m-natural-earth-2/) into the natural earth projection ...
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Lambert_Conformal_Conic: converting from shapefile to geojson fails

I have a shapefile that also contains a proj file that looks like so: PROJCS [ "MGI_Austria_Lambert", GEOGCS [ "GCS_MGI", DATUM [ "D_MGI", ...