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

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Help with Python/GDAL documentation

The instructions from the url http://gdal.org/gdal_tutorial.html give the following example: dataset = gdal.Open( filename, GA_ReadOnly) with the following description: It's interpretation is ...
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More accurate way to calculate area of rasters

In my daily work, I am constantly asked to calculate areas of global raster datasets in geographic projection at 30 arc second resolution. These datasets are normally the result of a Combine operation ...
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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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projection differences in R

I am trying to reproject some climate data that I downloaded from http://gdo-dcp.ucllnl.org/downscaled_cmip_projections/dcpInterface.html#Welcomein The BCSD-CMIP5 data is found under the tab ...
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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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How to get screen coordinate from geographic one?

I need to know, how can I convert some geographic coordinates to the screen one. I want to remind you about desktop coordinates system, how it look like: I've developed soft, which is loading map ...
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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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Overlaying two shapefiles and projecting one of them from Geographic to Projected Coordinate System? [duplicate]

I am trying to project a shapefile which is in Geographic Coordinate System i.e. Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 to a Projected coordinate system i.e. Map Grid of Australia Zone 55 using GDA 94 ...
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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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OpenLayers 2: Transform the geometries for a list of feature objects

I am trying to export GeoJSON for a list of feature objects. The features are in EPSG:3857 projection and I would like to convert all geometries to EPSG:4326. I am perfectly capable of doing this by ...
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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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British National Grid to KML results in offset polygons

I have a shape file of English wards from ONS. It is similar to the files available here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/geography/products/census/spatial/2011/index.html except I had to ...
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Coordinates freeze when I give a projection

I have recently begun to use arcmap and needed some guidance on a problem that I am facing. I have a district shape file with 200 districts with geographic coordinate system: GCS_WGS_1984. I need to ...
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Unknown Coordinate System Cadastral?

I have point data from a proprietary source that came in a coordinate system I do not recognize. Here is an example: Lat: 35205357 Long: -11.15933 It looks like a combination of UTMs and ...
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Convert coordinates from readShapePoly in R to long-lat coordinates

I'm trying to find some centroids of a shapefile for Danish municipalities and afterwards find the driving time between them. I use R's readShapePoly function from maptools combined with the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...