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

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Why is the project tool in ArcGIS (ArcMap) for desktop throwing the “invalid geographic transformation” error?

I'm trying to reproject a point shapefile from ITRF92 to WGS84 UTM ZONE 14 NORTH. On the geographic transformation input field, I copied and pasted the following geographic transformations from the ...
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Change raster projection in R

I'm trying to change raster projection using R and its raster library. The input raster projection is Lambert Azimuthal; this one and other params can be seen here: ...
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Does transforming to a new projection, then back, affect data accuracy?

I have a feature class (South Carolina counties, so a fairly large geographic area) in NAD83 SC State Plane. It needs to be transformed to a second projection (NAD83 UTM 17), then transformed back to ...
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Difference in EPSG:28992 (RD/Amersfoort) definitions

I need to do some projections between WGS84 (EPSG:4326) and the Dutch RD system (EPSG:28992) in JavaScript. I use Proj4js for this. When adding the definition from spatialreference.org I noticed a ...
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Arcobjects Assign projection transformation to layer file in VB.net

I want to be able to transform a layer from WGS1984 to OSGB1936. I created a tool that extracts layers from several folders on our company network folders, using check boxes that user clicks. One of ...
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How to convert 6 & 7 digit coordinates to degrees latitude & longitude

I'm a bit new to the whole GIS world, and though I am making great headway drawing polygons and such in Bing Maps, I am currently stuck. In our SQL spatial data, I came across MULTIPOLYGON data, where ...
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How to reproject a vector layer in QGIS?

I have some shape file which is in UTM. I wanted them to convert to Decimal Degrees in QGIS.
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MapProxy with WMTS source and reprojection

I am trying to consume Lantmateriet's WMTS source with EPSG:3006 and convert that to iOS TileOverlay compatible (GoogleMaps compatible) tile server. I cannot get it working. Can someone check this out ...
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How to convert GDA eastings/northings to WGS84 lat/long in QGIS

I'm using QGIS to map weed locations and have a mixture of data from GPS, shape files of contours, OSM all in a project with CRS WGS84 (lat, long). I am trying to add in a shape file I have been given ...
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TileStache Vector Tiles Overlay problem

I am using TileStache to serve my own vector tiles using a postgis datasource. First I re-projected the shapefiles I had using ArcMap ( reprojected to Web Mercator (Auxilary Sphere)) and loaded them ...
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Reprojecting WGS 1984 Web Mercator (EPSG:3857) in Python with GDAL

I am reprojecting rasters in python using GDAL. I need to project several tiffs from geographic WGS 84 coordinates to WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere), in order to use them later in Openlayers ...
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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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How to convert bbox when importing GeoTIFF with Geotools?

Here is my code: String EPSG4326 = "GEOGCS[\"WGS 84\",DATUM[\"WGS_1984\",SPHEROID[\"WGS ...
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Plot image on map based on corner coordinates

I have a color image and I know geographic coordinates of its 4 corners. Now I'd like to place this image on basemap in GMT using any projection. Any idea how to do that?
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How to re-project a shapefile to be compatible with another shapefile or raster?

I have a polygon shapefile and a raster. The shapefile and raster have different coordinate systems. Coordinate System for the shapefile: NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_19N WKID: 26919 Authority: EPSG ...
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Get XY coordinates in UTM from web-mercator where UTM zone is not known

How to get XY(northing/easting) coordinates in UTM where data is WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere(WKID: 3857) coordinate system and UTM zone is unknown. For e.g. India falls under multiple UTM ...
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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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How to describe a MODIS Tile's distortion

When looking at the MODIS grid [1] and compare it to how the sinusoidal projection is distorted, I wonder how to both practically and formally describe the distortion factor for each MODIS grid tile. ...
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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 ...
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How to unproject a UTM ESRI Shapefile over WGS84 extent boundaries

Background: I am working on a collaborative project in Python that uses GDAL/OGR to work with rasters and vectors. There is one function that attempts to project one ESRI Shapefile's coordinate ...
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Inferring lat/lon based on known location coordinates

I have a point dataset with a set of coordinates that is in an unknown projection. For some of these points I know the unprojected latitude and longitude. Based on these known data points, would it be ...
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Defining the correct AEA proj4string for FEWSnet Rainfall Data (Southern Africa) in R [closed]

I have some general questions about how to go about solving this problem: I am trying to incorporate FEWSnet's monthly Rainfall Estimate data from 2014-2015 for Southern Africa into an analysis where ...
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GeoTools, convert CRS for Google Maps

I'm trying to use GeoTools to convert coordinates from EPSG:3857 to various CRS, in order to display WMS layers on a Google Map. For example, I want to display a layer in the EPSG:4326 CRS. I have ...
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Reprojection issue from WGS84 to UTM32

In QGIS I want to transform a point shapefile from WGS84 to UTM32 (EPSG:4647). The result moves the point from somewhere in Norway to a position off the coast of Congo, Africa. Can anyone explain ...
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'Fix' offset and undersized data in QGIS

I'm currently working on a project to visualize some climate data, among the datasets I'm using is the data from the NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Project. Now, this data comes in a regular (non-gaussian) ...
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ogr2ogr of NTF_Lambert_II_etendu is off by about 30 meters

I am converting RPG files in NTF_Lambert_II_etendu to wgs_84 using: ogr2ogr -t_srs EPSG:4326 ilot_2008_027_wgs84_2.shp ilot_2008_027.shp but the result is off by about 30 meters. Surprisingly, the ...
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Reproject and cache a tile service

We have a legacy tile server with tiles georeferenced to EPSG:4326 accessed as follows through openlayers:- var OLDSERVICE = new ol.layer.Tile({ title: 'OLD SERVICE', ...
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What is a suitable map projection for the entire state of Idaho?

I am working with some sample GIS data for Idaho. The data is in geographic coordinates but I want it in projected coordinates. I am unsure how to address the issue of projection as Idaho crosses ...
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How to use Prolong Line feature with an input layer in WGS84?

I have a source point table in SRID:4326, and to make it look geographically accurate, I project my project file to SRID:2877 (State Plane CO) (layer still reports source CRS of SRID:4326). In order ...
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Retaining resolution of MODIS data while reprojecting using gdalwarp

Can anyone help me to use gdal(gdalwarp specifically) for reprojection? I am using it to reproject MODIS data : I originally have an hdf file - MCD43A4.A2005001.h08v05.005.2007351192333.hdf which has ...
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In R: Convert from WGS84 lat/long to UTM and back again to WGS84 lat/long

I am looking for a way in R to project WGS84 latitudes and longitudes to a UTM grid and then convert the UTM coordinates back to the WGS84 latitudes and longitudes. I have found a number of ways to ...
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How can I specify a spatial reference system which has a north pole different than the standard north pole?

I have a geographic spatial reference system (i.e., latitude and longitude) which has a north pole that is not the usual north pole: it's the magnetic north pole at approximately 70.30 degrees north, ...
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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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Mass reprojection of raster files in a loop [Linux]

I have a folder with numerous .asc raster files that each accompanied by a corresponding .prj file. The file basename is the same for both files. The projection however can vary between all of them ...
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Convert NAD_1983_Georgia_Statewide_Lambert to NAD83

All I have a ESRI generated shapefile that uses: NAD_1983_Georgia_Statewide_Lambert Here is the projection information: ...
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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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what is the best way to programmatically convert between WKT and Proj4 string?

some shapefiles have a .prj file associated with it. and the .prj file contains the projection info of the shapefile in the format of WKT. Sometimes I need to convert WKT to proj4 string, and ...
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Projecting GeoJSON polygon object in python to calculate area

I have a script, written in python, that does many calculations - but one set of calculations hinges on determining the area of a polygon that I read in, in GeoJSON format. I can convert this object ...
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Converting a .lasd (Lidar) coordinate system?

How can one change a coordinate system for a .lasd (Lidar) dataset? The file is currently in UTM_Zone_15N and I am trying to convert it to IL_East.
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Why do MGI and WGS 84 data not line up in ArcGIS for Desktop?

When i reproject raster from MGI 6 zone to the WGS84 it makes a mistake (it is moved for 380 m )See example below: I know that the problem is in MGI 6 projection (it is not accurate),but I do not ...
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Do I need to reproject a NAD83 raster (with no projection) before using it with a shapefile that has a specific NAD83 projection?

I am relatively new to using ArcMap, so I apologize for what I guess is a relatively easy question. I working with a gridded PRISM precipitation raster (www.prism.oregonstate.edu), which has a ...
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Displace Lat/Long by meters

Sorry for the inflammatory title, Yes, I know these cannot be added. Problem: I have a vehicle that is reporting LL84, coordinates. It has a sensor that reports footprints of obstacles (LineString, ...
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Creating Projection/Datum TransvMerc/OrdSurvGrtBrit in QGIS?

I have Memory Map files QCT exported to ECW. The Projection/Datum is Transverse Mercator / Ordnance Survey Great Britain which is not mentioned in the list of Projections/Datums available. How can I ...
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Project to NAD83 (epsg:26912) with projectRaster - gives epsg:2152

I am working with some Landsat 8 images from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. I am processing the images in R, and after masking the clouds, I ...
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How to make two layers with different CRS line up correctly?

I have an Excel Table with Lat/Long information. Its lat/long of this coordinate System: UTM zone 29n My population density map instead is this coordinate system: UTM WGS84 Example: Barcleyville: ...
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Using Proj.4/GDAL to convert lat,lon to i,j

I'm working with a data set in GRIB2 format and need to determine the grid cell index (i, j) corresponding to a given lat,lon. I have the projection definition in the form of projparams as follows: ...
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Converting GeoTIFF projection definition to proj4

I'm working with las/laz files which often have GeoTIFF information attached to them. However, for further processing I need proj4 definitions. http://spatialreference.org/ has helped me so far to ...
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Building proj/pyproj projection string for local coordinate system?

I'm struggling to come up with a proj string for a local county coordinate system using pyproj. The system is defined as follows: Linear unit: International foot (ift) Geodetic datum: North ...
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How to measure nearest neighbor in miles or kilometers between two point layers using QGIS?

I have tried to look for an answer to this question, but cannot find an adequate solution. I have two point layers. One is of locations by lat/longs of homes in Louisiana. The other is a layer of ...
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gdalwarp leaves big hole at 180° longitude when warping from 4326 to custom AEqD

I'm trying to reproject the Natural Earth I 1:50m raster into an Azimuthal Equidistant projection centered on my hometown. As you may know, the source raster covers from -180° to 180° latitude, and ...