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

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Custom Geographic Transformation on QGIS

Is there a way to create a custom geographic transformation with specifics parameters in QGIS like in ArcGIS? Okay, I want to tranform SAD69 system into WGS84. Well, I'm in doubt because in ArcGIS ...
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MGRS in OpenLayers

I am trying to view the Military Grid Reference System coordinates in Openlayers through the MousePosition control. Is there an easy way to accomplish this just through Javascript? I am looking at the ...
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Given long, lat, x and y, how do I find the projection?

I am using an app called farsite that outputs shapefiles that show how forest fires will grow. I am getting output in coordinates as X and Y values rather than (lon,lat) and am looking for a ...
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QGIS: Plot a layer given with Longitudes [0 360] to [-180 180]

I have a world map in correct Longitudes from -180° to 180°. Additionally, I have a shapefile of data from South America, which shows at 290° instead of -70°. How can I reproject it using QGIS?
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What projection system is used in China which is aligned with WGS84 [closed]

I have some GPS tracks in Beijing. I want to project it and convert the lat long degree values in meters for calculation in euclidian space. I was wondering what is the most suitable coordinate and ...
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Getting shapefile in right projection using ArcGIS Desktop? [duplicate]

I have an older map that I didn't create. I'm just trying to get everything to line up on it, and having a hard time. The data frame is in NAD_1927_UTM_Zone_12N, as are the point shapefiles (derived ...
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Which UTM zone to use for a large country?

I want to reproject OpenStreetMap roads data from the current projection (WGS 84) to UTM, since I read in another GIS.SE discussion (How to get $length in meters in QGIS?) that WGS 84 cannot be used ...
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Holes between imagery tiles projected using gdalwarp

I am having the following issue when reprojecting imagery tiles using gdalwarp. These are 4096x4096 imagery tiles, which I'm gdalwarp'ing from WGS84 to a State Plane projection. When reprojected, ...
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How to reproject MODIS Swath data to WGS84

Im new to GIS and now working with MODIS04L2 Aerosol Optical Thickness image. I need to reproject the image to other coordinate system such as WGS84 for later work but now Im stuck with it. I have try ...
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Convert a shapefile with northing/easting to ASCII raster with latitude/longitude

Linked below is a polygon shapefile whose projection is NAD83 and whose values are LU/LC codes. Coordinates are meters of northing and easting. I would like to convert it to an ASCII raster with ...
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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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Javascript library for converting MGRS to Lat/Lng

Is there a JS library that converts MGRS to LL? I have found one that converts Lat/Lng to MGRS, but nothing that converts MGRS to Lat/Lng. Someone asked this question in the past, but the answer was ...
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What is the SRS code for Lambert Conformal Conic projection and GCS Everest Definition 1962?

I have a shapefile with Geographic Coordinate System is "GCS_Everest Definition 1962" and the Projected Coordinate System is "Lambert_Conformal_Conic". I want to add this shapefile in Geoserver. But I ...
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How to overlay geographic data from multiple sources?

Being a newbie to GIS, I am trying to create a map using shapefiles and addresses found online, as an exercise. The steps are below: I downloaded a shapefile of Connecticut from the following link ...
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How to unproject coordinates on a Google map with Openlayers?

Below is my code and a pic. When I finish making my circle on a Google map with Openlayers, I get the following coordinates but I want coordinates like E.G: bottom: -27.762124575762 left: ...
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Convert geographic coordinates to UTM zone 29N with Javascript

I have an issue converting lat longs to UTM with the ArcGIS javscript API. Lets say that I have a map, based on the UTM zone 29N, also known as WKID 32629. I have a known set of coordinates from a ...
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PROJ.4 custom projection that is Transverse Mercator with Affine post-process

I am trying to define some of my local TMAF grids in PROJ.4 so I can reproject points between the local grid and MGA95 and/or WGS84. For these grids I have the MapInfo CoordSys clause which defines a ...
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Reprojecting from MGRm to WGS84 using open-source tools

I would like to work with some of the Michigan state data (for example, this shapefile of cities ), but it is not in a common projection. However, when I try to reproject the file using ogr2ogr and ...
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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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Why do my Shapefiles not align correctly?

First: I'll summarize what I understand so far so please confirm or correct me. When On-the-Fly is selected a layer is re-projected from that of the layer's CRS to that of the project CRS, IF ...
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Why do I get “Failed to transform” when reprojecting from WGS84 to Google Mercator?

I am attempting to re-project a vector shapefile from Natural Earth, following a qgis tutorial. Another user reported this error, but a solution has not yet been reported. Given this post, and the ...
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How to reproject a raster in QGIS?

I am a history teacher and I like to make my own maps (I can never find exactly what I want). I am using QGIS 1.8 and Natural Earth data. I want to reproject their cross-blended hypso rasters into ...
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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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How to transform FileGDB featureclasses from custom local coordinate system?

Background: Started working for company that is in middle of system-wide IT upgrade including GIS data. Existing in-house data is in a FileGDB, is in an assumed coordinate system and represents 1000 ...
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Reproject TM65 to OSGB in ArcGIS

I have a TIFF file in the TM65 (Transverse Mercator) projection, and want to convert it to the OSGB (British National Grid) projection. I'm trying to do this in ArcGIS using the Project Raster tool. ...
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Coordinate conversion (EPSG:3857 to EPSG:4326) using OpenGIS/JTS too slow

I am using the Java based libraries of OpenGIS and JTS to convert coordinates from EPSG:3857 to EPSG:4326 to proceed to compute the distance using the Haversine formula. The distance features in a ...
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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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Converting projected coordinates to google maps pixels

I have a single polygon in a local projection system. I would like to convert that polygon into an image that can be used as an overlay on google maps. I understand that it may be better to use ...
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Ordnance Survey data to WGS-84

Recently I have reprojected Ordnance Survey data from British National Grid (ORD SURV GB) to WGS-84 using ArcGIS 9.2. After re-projecting I have found some shift in the data. Can any body guide me ...
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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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Pyproj: converting WGS84 to Robinson

I have a WGS84 coordinate pair (37.7749295, -122.4194155). I have an image that is a Robinson Map Projection of the world. I'm trying to write a python script to locate my WGS84 coordinate on my ...
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Valid values of mollweide projection in QGis

i just imported a vectorlayer (without any reference points) to qgis as mollweide projection to save it to longlat. What i am wondering about is a mathematical problem: Not every x,y coordinate on the ...
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Conversion of Latitude/Longitude to different map projection

I have two m*n matrices coming from a WRF-ARW simulation: one exclusively with longitude values and one with only latitude values. For both matrices I know the originatin projection (lambert conic ...
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Miller cylindrical projection - central meridian

I'm new to projections topics and I've got a question that may be silly, but I hadn't found answer so far. I'm trying to use Miller's cylindrical projection for converting osm lat/lon to x,y values. ...
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GeoTools and PostGIS with ESPG:3857

I'm trying to use both PostGIS and GeoTools with the same ESPG:3857 projection, however, it looks like the projections in PostGIS and GeoTools differ. This is what I have in PostGIS: PROJCS["WGS 84 ...
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KML from EPSG:4326 to EPSG:900913

im trying to create KML files manually (XML format) by extracting data from a postGIS database with "geography" values in a column. But i belive i need to transform the projection of each row in the ...
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Reprojection from WGS to Slovenian Gauss Kruger in QGIS

I have gpx file (track) in WGS84 (EPSG: 4326) coordinate system from Garmin GPSMAP 62 which is right projected in BaseCamp and MapSource. When I save track as *.GPX and import it to QGIS and use ...
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Is there any way to reproject multiple layers in QGIS?

I'd like to be able to consolidate not only the layers of a QGIS project (using QConsolidate) but also the projections used by each layer. On-the-fly projection reduces performance in QGIS, and this ...
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Why are layers not lining up with others with the same CRS? [closed]

I am creating a project on the UK and have downloaded various shapefiles. When I add a vector layer they are coming up as if they are not lining up. Some layers are nicely on top of each other with ...
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WFS getfeature request with diffent SRS

I'm having problems with a WFS getFeature request. I'm using openlayers with an OSM map as baselayers which use the google projection. Overlaying the layer with WMS works perfect. When I do a request ...
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How to project WMS layers from GCS_WGS_1984 to UTM ED50 31N using ArcMap?

I'm using a WMS service to open different layers. Specifically I'm using this link: http://w24.bcn.cat/WMSBaseGuia/request.aspx I have the following problem. When I open these layers with Arcmap, ...
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gdalwarp `-te -5.8 41 10 51.5 -ts 1980 0` not working with mercator?

I was working with native lat/log projection on etopo1: #donwload: curl -L -C - ...
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Range of values in slope and aspect changes when I try to unproject my projected rasters

I use the SRTM DEM and I have used the "Project Rater" tool in ArcGIS10.2 in order to project it from GCS_WGS_84 to a certain UTM zone in WGS84. With my projected elevation raster, I have calculated ...
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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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How do I convert Geo-Coordinates to Pixel-Coordinates on a Map?

I have an image file that is a Robinson Projection Map of the world. I have a list of geo-coordinates. I would like to find the pixel-coordinates on the map that correspond to my the geo-coordinates I ...
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Projecting INEGI shapefiles from Mexico

I have two INEGI files from Mexico (1990 and 2010) that I want to use the same projection. The 2010 file works fine (see below) and I would like the 1990 file to match the 2010 one. The shapefiles are ...
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No prj file output from qgis:reproject

I'm trying to reproject a vector layer using the 'qgis:reproject' algorithm in the processing/sextante module of QGIS, from Python. This kind of works, but the .prj and .qpj files created after ...
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Setting coordinate systems in gvSIG: workflow or transformation issues

I am learning how to use gvSIG 1.10 (Mac OS 10.6.8 Snow Leopard). My goal is to create a simple county map of Illinois using the base data shapefiles available from the Illinois Natural Resources ...
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How to convert a Shapefile from bessel1841 to WGS84?

I would like to convert a shape file which has +ellps=bessel to +ellps=WGS. In my understanding, even QGIS1.8.0, it is impossible. Let me know the free software which is able to convert shape file ...
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How can I find an OSGB six-digit code's bounding box?

How can I convert Ordnance Survey six-digit codes to the latlng bounding box of the related 1km grid square? For example, NH0325: according to Wikipedia this means a 1km square whose south-west ...