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

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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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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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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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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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projection conversion from mercator to google maps format

Is this spTransform(Finland3, CRS("+proj=longlat +ellps=WGS84 +no_defs+ellps=WGS84 +towgs84=0,0,0 ")) the right way to project a shapefile with this projection coord. ref. : +proj=merc +lon_0=0 ...
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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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Orthographic reprojection with mapnik

I am trying to create a google earth like wep application. My problem is that I can't get to render a full view of the earth. The zoom_all() function generates the following error : RuntimeError: ...
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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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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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NAD83 and NAD83 State Plane

I'm struggling with a projection question. I have some data in California State Plane and am trying to align a NED with NAD83. I thought these would just natively align, but they don't seem to ...
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Lambert Conformal Conic Projection Inverse Transform after Fitting Ellipse to Noisy LLA Data

I'm using Python and Basemaps to convert some Lat Lon data to the LCC projection and back again. Since it is noisy data representing the footprint of a satellite, I am filtering it and fitting an ...
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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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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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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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Converting WGS84 points to a 2D x,y point (plotting)

I have been trying to convert the WGS84 style geo-positions to x,y coordinates on a 2D plane. I have looked into many different links, websites, studies and I honestly gave up on finding a plane copy ...
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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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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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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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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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GDAL/proj4 equirectangular projection coordinate system units assumed by OGRSpatialReference and GDALDataset::GetGeoTransform()?

How do I configure my OGRSpatialReference object to specify an equirectangular projection system http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equirectangular_projection where the affine geo-transform matrix (provided ...
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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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I need to convert a kml file to a shp file without losing any attributes [duplicate]

I am unsure how to do this, I think that global mapper would do the trick but I dont has access to a supported computer. Every conversion technique I try doesnt transfer my attribute table from my ...
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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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Coordinate systems conversion

I have the following task. This is my sample data. WGS84 datum (longitude/latitude): -123.75 36.59788913307022 -118.125 40.97989806962013 Spherical Mercator (meters): -13775786.985667605 ...
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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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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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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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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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Overlaying layers with different projections on Android

Hello, I'm trying to show a map on Android. I'm using two map providers and am having trouble when converting geo point(lat/lon) to point in my viewport(x/y in pixels). 1) the first map provider used ...
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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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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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Bug in gdalwarp's simple nearest neighbor? Or more likely I need some help

I'm trying to understand how to use the GDAL utilities a little better. I think I've defined something incorrectly or I've found a bug in gdalwarp. My bet is that I've defined something incorrectly, ...
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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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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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Converting X,Y coordinates to lat/long using pyproj and Proj.4 returns the wrong coordinates

I'm writing a python script that reads multiple XML files containing x and y coordinates and combines them all into a single csv file. Latitude and Longitude are required fields in the csv, but I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...