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

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How to transform/convert Coordinate Reference System with Proj4 and php

Basically my question is: Can I combine the functions of proj4 with php in my server? For example, I would like to know if it is possible get data in WGS84 and transform in ETRS89. I need to get ...
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Van der Grinten IV projection. Is it possible and how?

I like the look of the Van der Grinten IV projection with it's two hemispheres and would like to use if for a map of the world. I could only find information on how to use the Van der Grinten I ...
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Shapefile projection issue - layers not lining up [closed]

See below for screenshot. The purple rectangle should line up with the green rectangle in the top right (OpenLayers Google Physical layer) and the tan points. I was sent this shp and given the ...
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Trying to convert coordinates from WGS84 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere to WGS84

I've been struggling with this for way too long now. I've got some data that was georeferenced in the WGS84 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere that should have been done just in WGS84. The Auxiliary ...
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How do you convert from GPS data in WGS84 to a GIS built in NAD27 in ArcGIS?

I have GPS data that has been recorded in Datum WGS84. The client has a GIS built in Datum NAD27. Having looked into the conversions online I would like to know how to do this rigorously with ...
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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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Exporting geographic coordinates in QGis as projected (flat) coordinates

I've created some polygons with Google Earth which I'd like to convert to my flat map's coordinate system. I've loaded a few shapefiles into QGis of a county's roads, parcels, etc. The coordinate ...
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Why is there an offset between reprojection results of ArcGIS and QGIS from PSAD56 to WGS84?

I did a comparison of file system PSAD 56 to WGS 84 with arcgis and qgis and the difference is 8 m, why is the difference? This is a points file (shape) and it is in UTM Zone 19S.
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Converting .kml to different projection in qgis not working

I have run into a slight problem it would seem. Yesterday I downloaded qgis in the hope that it could convert a .kml overlay of some administrative boundaries from EPSG:3857 (Google maps) to ...
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Reprojecting elevation dataset for “tilted Earth”

I would like to create maps of a "tilted Earth", such as the following example where Australia is at the North Pole: http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s379/laskaris_mods/tilted_earth.jpg I can ...
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Converting NEAR results to Meters/Kilometers?

I am having trouble figuring out how to convert the units from the results of my NEAR calculations. I want to convert them to meters or kilometers, but cannot figure out how to do so... ...
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Changing projection for field calculator

I've just succeeded in getting the area of a polygon using field calculator. The polygon was drawn on a Google hybrid aerial photo. There are no units given in the calculation and I assume the area ...
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How to reproject vector data?

I am evaluating QGIS with a view to visualize and manage geological exploration data. The information is currently stored in different local coordinate systems that I am looking to overlay with ...
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Can I use Openlayers Plugin with a different Datum/Projection?

There is probably already a post for my problem, but after long searching, I could not find a solution for my issue. I am working with QGIS und I am using the following projection/datum: MGI / ...
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Comparing features in GIS interface with Google Maps/Bing Basemaps - Which Co-ordinate system to use?

I want to compare some Geographic features in my data with Google maps in ArcGIS platform using a third party application. But I prefer the output to be in Local UTM cordinates. What is the best ...
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How can I assess the accuracy of a reprojection?

I'm reprojecting a set of measured GPS co-ordinates from WGS84 to OSGB36, using two methods: the pyproj.transform method, which uses PROJ.4, and a "homemade" method from here. The latter method is ...
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How does QGIS reproject data?

Projection systems are always troubling and I cam across and issue yesterday. I created a buffer and did a select by location using that buffer, however it was producing the wrong results. It would ...
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How do I solve Gdalwarp error 'too many points failed to transform' for remapping Geostationary to Lambert conformal?

I am trying to remap from Geostationary to Lambert conformal using gdalwarp. My input data is in netcdf, and is in geographic coordinates (degrees) and I would like to output the remapped data to ...
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Alignment/Projection issue when opening a shapefile in ArcMap that was created from DotSpatial code

I have a number of Polyline and Point features stored in a SQL Server 2012 database. I am using a website with C# and DotSpatial to create and export a shapefile of any one of these features ...
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EPSG:4326, EPSG:3857, JOSM and unprojections

It is said here that EPSG:4326 is not a projection. In my mind, a projection is a transformation of the surface of the Earth producing a flat image, notably a bitmap. We know that WGS84 (World ...
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Alignment Issue with using NAD27 data within ArcGIS Server 10

I am using ArcGIS online base map in my web application. I am trying to add some layers with Geogrphic - NAD27 projection. I am using NAD_1927_To_WGS_1984_33 for transformation, based on documentation ...
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Calculation for conversion of Lat/Lon to World Geographic Reference System (GEOREF)

Does any one have a reference to, or the actual code, to convert Lat / Lons to Georef code (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georef)? I am also interested in finding a conversion from lat/lon to MGRS. ...
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Determining the Coordinate System of shapefiles

I have 8 shapefiles which have a common coordinate system but none of them have it defined i.e. "unknown" is written when I look in the properties dialog box. However, I can see the extent which I am ...
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How to convert MODIS (Vegetation Continuous Fields - MOD44B) to (.img and hdr) in ENVI

Please can anyone help me to convert MODIS (Vegetation Continuous Fields) to (.img and hdr) formats? In ENVI, anytime i try using the MODIS conversion toolkit, a dialog box appears telling me to ...
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Projection of Shapefiles for Spain (INE)

I downloaded the official shapefiles for the municipalities of Spain from INE here. It has a lot of shapefiles, but I found out that the right one for what I need is esp_muni_0109.shp. I would like ...
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Create oblique projection?

bit of an odd one which isn't necessarily package-specific. I'm trying to make a tshirt with a map section centred on the plane between San Francisco, USA, to Galway, Ireland. The Great Circle line ...
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Open layers plugin problem [duplicate]

I am working in open layers plugin.i need to project the satellite data with respect to vector data shape file i am having .for that Andre Joost suggested to create vector grid with vector data ...
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Choosing the correct value for proj4string for shape file reading in R “MapTools”

I am having a shape file of polygons and another CSV file which contains a list of points as (Lat, Lng) pairs.. I want to check for each (lat, lng) pair from the CSV file which polygon does it fall ...
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How to convert x y coordinates to longitude latitude using QuantumGIS?

I'm working with this downloadable shapefile that has X Y coordinates. They are akin to '3672187.92698000, 534175.72095400'. I would like to convert them to longitude latitude so they are more like ...
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LSA-SAF data reprojection with GDAL and R

The Land Surface Analysis Satellite Applications Facility (LSA SAF) distributes several products derived from the EUMETSAT satellites data. I am working with R to read and process the data (the file ...
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QGIS: plotting real time lat/lon GPS input on a different projection

I'm trying to plot realtime GPS over a satellite image in QGIS 1.8. The GPS data is coming in as NMEA lat/lon from a Garmin Etrex. This works when the image is in WGS84 lat/lon projection and ...
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Why are raster z-values changed when reprojecting?

I have raster data with height values (z). When I try to reproject/warp the raster to Gauss Kruger 3, the z-values are changing (several meters). (The data is already GK3, but I have to reproject ...
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Michigan Projection with GDAL or FWTools

Has anyone come across a specific projection for Michigan, specifically: NAD_1983_CORS96_StatePlane_Michigan_South_FIPS_2113_Ft_Intl When I look at spatialreference.org I do not find any instance of ...
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Problem reprojecting LIDAR data with Liblas [duplicate]

I am currently trying to reproject a LIDAR file (.las) using the Open-Source LibLAS, compiled on a Scientific Linux server. The Original data is in Oregon Lambert, NAD83 (EPSG:2992), and I am trying ...
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Geographic Transformation

I have an Image with the following metadata: Projection Information : Projection Zone : 0 Spheroid Name : Modified Everest Georeferenced to : RSO Map Information : Upper Left ...
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Reprojecting GeoTIFFs to WGS84/UTM

I'm using libgeotiff and proj4 to read and (try to!) process GeoTIFFs. After reading the file, I want to get the corner coordinates in WGS84/UTM - but there are so many functions and parameters to try ...
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Transformation from WGS1984 to ITRF2008

We are using Projected Coordinate System: Ain_el_Abd_UTM_Zone_39N (Transverse_Mercator) in our GPS Devices and have valuable Coordinate data. Can I change the projection of this data this to WGS 1984 ...
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Find projection from dataset

I have a dataset that I have pulled from a MaxSea 3d database. I am trying to figure out what projection is used, so I can transform and use the data. I have tried following this guide ...
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Reprojecting Natural Earth “Admin 0 – Countries” shapefile to Web Mercator

I haven't received a reply posting this same question on the Natural Earth forums, so I figured I'd give it a try here. I’m trying to reproject the 1:10m "Admin 0 – Countries" shapefile into a Web ...
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I have line strings in points and need to conver them to lon/lat degrees

I need to convert line strings back to latitude & longitude coordinates. Here are is an example, please keep in mind that they do NOT reference the same point. I have included the values to ...
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Confused about reprojecting Google Maps (latlong) to Irish Grid TM65

Trying to transform points taken from Google maps (as latitude and longitude) to Irish Grid TM65 using the spTransform in R, and I'm confused on something. Everything I find on the net tells me ...
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Geoserver - empty native SRS field

I'm converting layers from shape files to postgis with the below command: shp2pgsql -s 22175 -c -W "latin1" path/file.dbf' table_name db_name | psql -d db_name Next, I add this layer to the ...
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Trying to convert to EPSG:27700 (Ordnance Survey) projection, unable to do so

I'm trying to code an interface that allows a user to draw a vector shape on openstreetmap, which is then converted to a WKT string, processed by the server and sent of as a WFS query to emapsite ...
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How much error in a transformation?

I've been working in GIS for about a year and have a functional grasp of Projections and Transformations from within ArcGIS (10.0). Geosoft Oasis is another program we use. In working with our data ...
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How to get a correct scalebar in QGIS?

I apparently have a problem with getting meaningful scalebar values referred to a shapefile in QGIS. I think I tried all solutions suggested in other discussions, but still I don't get it. I use QGIS ...
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Copy>Paste from meter to feet coord-sys, and coordinates don't change in ArcMap 10

My dataframe coordinate system is in UTM with linear unit Meter. If I have a Polygon shapefile in a UTM coordinate system with a linear unit of Foot_US and I am sent a shapefile in the same UTM ...
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MGRS square identifier to polygon

I'm looking for a function/formula/library that basically takes a MGRS square identifier such as 4QFJ16 and returns me the coordinates of the 4 corners of this polygon in some simple form such as ...
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OGR Projection transformation error

I am trying to convert shapefile that was created by FME in EPSG:900913 to EPSG:3857 (I know its the same definition) with OGR in a script. datasource = ogr.Open(os.path.join(dirname,shapefileName)) ...
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How to find out what projection my data is using?

I have a set of data that I created from gps locations of images. The locations are in decimal. I don't know what projection was used when the data was captured. I used QGIS to display the data with a ...
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GPS Coordinates to WKID 102100

I'm currently creating a project for ios and I'm using the latest ArcGIS IOS api. I have a mapView that is using the spatial reference skid 102100 and i am receiving lat long coordinates from an ...