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

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How to convert MGRS to Lat/Long or UTM?

Can anyone please guide me on converting Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) to lat/long or UTM. Any help is greatly appreciated. Rahul
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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 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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Converting NZMG (or NZTM) to latitude / longitude for use with R map library

I am a statistician with no background in GIS so apologies for the newbie question. We routinely use R for a range of statistical and graphic analysis and are interested in using its map library to ...
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How to write a script that re-projects vector datasets in a folder?

This is probably a novice question, but I am a novice with python. I am trying to write a script that re-projects vector datasets in a folder. However there are rules in which to do this. They are: ...
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ArcGIS/ArcPy Python, how to get latitude and longitude of a projected point?

I have a point feature in a feature class that is being accessed by ArcPy. The point is projected but I need to find an efficient means to get the unprojected latitude and longitude for this point. ...
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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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Basic proj4 conversion UTM grid -> longlat and back

I'm a GIS novice, and am struggling to understand how to drive proj4 to accomplish what seems like a simple thing. I've googled for a couple of days, but everything I find seems to presuppose quite ...
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Does anyone know the proj4 Coordinte Reference System command line for Rectangular Polyconic Gores?

I am a GIS beginner using QGIS 1.8.0 I am trying to transform a world map from the standard WGS84 Coordinate Projection System to a set of rectangular polyconic gores, with a gore count of 12. ...
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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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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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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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Can I project a single set of coordinates that are not in a table or feature class with arcpy?

I have been searching for the easiest way to convert a single set of State Plane Coordinates (in units of "Feet") to Decimal Degrees using arcpy. All the methods I have seen so far involve one of the ...
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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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Transforming file geodatabase feature classes 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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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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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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Cartesian world sized projection WKT/EPSG code?

I am after the EPSG code or Well Known Text (WKT) of a projection that puts the centre of the earth a 0,0,0 and each point is a cartesian XYZ distance from that. My existing data is in WGS84 ...
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Change vector projection in Openlayers

I have added vector layer to map: vactorTest = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector("Editable Features", { strategies: [new OpenLayers.Strategy.BBOX(), saveStrategy], projection: new ...
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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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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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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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Problem reprojecting LiDAR data using liblas

I have multiple lidar data sets and I am trying to reproject them using liblas. They are missing the coordinate system in the header information so I assign them an SRS using las2las --a_srs: las2las ...
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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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Why doesn't LeafletJS complete the conversion when re-projecting to Spherical Mercator?

When I use the Mapbox Leaflet pre-packaged Projection class SphericalMercator to project a lat/long coordinate into EPSG:3857 I have to multiply the result Leaflet provides by the earth's radius. ...
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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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Coordinate System (Malaysia RSO Projection) not lining up in QGIS and ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using QGIS 1.9.0 on Linux Mint; and I am new to (Q)GIS I have three layers (2xshapefiles, 1xopenlayer[Bing Maps]) that I am trying to line up located in peninsular Malaysia. Shapefile_1 is a ...
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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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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 ...