A map projection is any method of representing the surface of a sphere or other three-dimensional body on a plane

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Evaluating map projection scale error

This is related to a previous question I posted. I am trying to quantitatively evaluate scale distortion associated with choosing different projection center, center azimuth, and scale factor values ...
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The drawing of Thiessen/Voronoi polygon boundaries - are the bisecting lines truly perpendicular?

I am concerned with how QGIS (version 2.8.1) and ArcGIS (version 10.0) draw "perpendicular bisecting lines" when Thiessen/Voronoi polygons are created. When using either program to create these ...
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Proj4 inconsistent longitude after projection

All coordinates expressed in this question are (longitude, latitude), the default for proj4. London is at (-0.1460838, 51.5170986), and San Francisco is at (-122.419302, 37.775549). According to the ...
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How to calculate false easting/northing for Lambert Conformal Conic projection

I'm defining a new GRASS location using the Lambert Conformal Conic projection. My understanding is that the values for the standard parallels and central meridian are dependent on my area of ...
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Transforming lat and long to Mercator x and y

I've been trying to plot a set of lat and long coordinates to a Mercator map using the following set of equations; x = long - long0 y = ln(tan(pi/4 + lat/2)) These equations are from a page on ...
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Wrong area using Albers Equal Area Projection in GRASS for Java, Indonesia

I am just getting to know GRASS 7.0 and I am struggling finding a good projection to work on a spatial analysis of Java, Indonesia. I am new to the forum, so if information's are missing for a better ...
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Do locations “move” when shifting datum?

I hope that this is the right Stack Exchange for this question. I may be oversimplifying this, but I'm looking for verification in my understanding of the following: If I have a spatial dataset in 2 ...
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Which projection can I use to see alignments on great circles?

I want to put on a QGIS map some historical sites to check if they are aligned. If an alignement exists, the points should stay on a great circle (is this correct?). I want to visually verify this ...
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Align vector and raster layers with D3

I have a geocoded raster image that I want to use as the background to a vector map with D3.js. The screenshot shows the layers in QGIS (grey is raster). Here's the markup for the map: <div ...
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Finding centroids for icosahedral gnomonic projection?

I've been trying to create an icosahedral gnomonic projection, like this example by Jason Davies or this one (the Fisher projection). The method that I initially used was using the centroid of each ...
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Why does field calculator compute area in square meters?

I am using EPSG:102748, and have set my Settings/Option preferred measurement units to ft. My CRS is NAD_1983_StatePlane_Washington_North_FIPS_4601_Feet, and when I use the measure tool, it returns ...
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Is there a way to expose Spherical Mercator Lat Lon in Google Map API?

The map tiles in the Google Maps are in Spherical Mercator projection (srid 900913), but in the API the methods report coordinates in Lat/Lon WGS84, e.g. map.getCenter(). Is there a way to return the ...
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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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Distortion in projected raster

I am having a frustrating problem with something that I think should be very simple. I have a number of DEMs from the National Elevation Dataset (NED), that come standard in the NAD83 coordinate ...
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Difference between feature to raster and polygon to raster

(I'm using Arc 10.1) I'm trying to rasterize a data set. I have a shapefile with geographic coordinates (GCS_GDA_1994) which I want to convert to a raster with 100m grid cells. So I need to project ...
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Is it possible to render tile-based web mapping projects in any other projection than web mercator?

Web-mapping technology has to a large degree adopted the web-mercator projection as the standard projection for displaying geographic objects with interactive map-clients. This is due to many factors ...
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Convert land-based camera image pixel x,y to ground lat/long or x,y,z

I have a number of cameras at various known locations (x,y,z) and directions that are above ground about 20 feet pointed at different ground locations about 100 feet away from each camera, and whose ...
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Fortifying re-projected shapefile for ggplot2 in R

I have a shapefile of US county boundaries which I got from the NHGIS. I can load the file using the rgdal package and see information about it: library(rgdal) shp_1860 <- readOGR("shp", ...
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Projection string for GOES-WEST

Full-res, full-disk GOES-WEST images are available from goes.gsfc.nasa.gov. Is it possible to rig up a projection string for these images? We know the center pixel is at (0N, 135W) and the satellite ...
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VBA Convert decimal degree to Meters button

I have 2 data frames one which has WGS data in it and the other OSGB1936. I am trying to create a button where the user can input decimal degrees (WGS) and it will zoom them to that location in ...
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Get tile URL with projection different than 900913

I have the following code, which should display a slippy map showing tiles producted by me with mapnik: Proj4js.defs["EPSG:31258"] = "+proj=tmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=13.33333333333333 +k=1 +x_0=450000 ...
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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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How can I move a polygon to a different place on the globe, while maintaining its true geographical size? (QGIS)

I'm trying to do something similar to the Greenland vs Africa comparison -- superimpose one country over another, showing how their true sizes compare (the example on the right). Thought this would ...
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Changing projection on each page of data driven pages

I am working with data driven pages and a raster image of the world. I have a separate polygon shapefile of all of the UTM zones (with a polygon for zones 1-60, north and south, for a total of 120 ...
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Converting from flat earth to WGS84 with python

I'm looking to move from basic 2d Cartesian coordinate system into WGS84. I know my starting coordinates, however all intermediate points are x/y/z points. of an origin 0,0,0 . Mathlab has a ...
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Aligning Points in Decimal Degrees

Running ArcMap 10.3 I am displaying a layer of manholes from a table coming from SQL. The XYs are in decimal degrees however they are displaying no where near my other layers (NYC PLUTO). I have ...
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Thiessen polygons extend outside of extent of projection

I'm working on a geological project on the past position of continents (in ArcMap 10 Service Pack 5, build 4400). The tool I'm creating in Model Builder uses Create Thiessen Polygons and all input ...
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set Default projection in postgis table

I've set the SRID 4326 for a table having geometry column, but when i insert a geometry without SRID, i get an error because no SRID specified is interpreted as -1 or 0, so how i can set a default ...
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Reverse parameters of a projection map

I'm user of a soaring simulator named "Condor Soaring". This simulator is at the center of a community of enthusiastic people who build sceneries (landscapes) which represents quite accurately real ...
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Stretching of geometry when rasterizing vector data on Google Maps

I'll start with a quick backstory on what I am trying to achieve. I'm working on an offline Android GIS tool and people are throwing giant datasets at it. It converts these into Google features (V2) ...
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How can I get a web-hosted kmz file to project correctly when added as a layer to an arcgis online map?

I have a kmz file hosted on dropbox that I would like to display in a map through arcgis online. The kmz file was generated from an esri grid raster. I have tried altering the raster projection prior ...
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Working with AIG Raster format in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I downloaded a specific layer which has the format "AIG" as you can see in the screenshot. It has no projection so I applied "Define Projection" on it. I searched for the projection and found the ...
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How to prevent cross-world lines in ggplot world map?

I'm having issues displaying 'great circles' paths and polygons in ggmap, an extension of ggplot2. Please enter the following code to replicate my issues: ...
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Reprojecting PostgreSQL/PostGIS data as it streams in?

I have a postgres/postgis database. I would like to reproject those data coming to me in 4326 to 32736. For those tables with lat long info in wgs84 (4326) I have set the geom to 4326. Then I have ...
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QGIS CRS correct, but layers appear warped

I am trying to overlay a raster Landsat 8 scene and vector scene boundary. Both are using WGS 84 + UTM48N. However, the vector (orange line) appears offset when overlaid on the raster. I have checked ...
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Mine Grid to UTM

I have been given spatial data (lidar) that was collected in mine grid feet in ASCII format. I am using arc to process but need to define a projection does anyone know how to do this or any other ...
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Project lines onto surface in QGIS

This question may already be answered so please point me in the right direction. I am designing a water distribution system for a rural village in Guatemala. I have created contours for the area. I ...
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How do you clip a gnomonic or stereographic azimuthal projection?

I have polygons comprised of lat/lon coordinates and I want to project them onto a plane that's appropriate for polygon operations (such as checking for intersections). In some cases, the polygons ...
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MySQL+GDal+MapServer+OpenLayers WebMercator problem

I have a problem/question what is the most efficiant way to go from WGS84 (epsg:4326) to webmercator. Outline of the structure right now: MySQL Database: with point Latitude/Lontiude Data [~200 ...
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Is it safe to store coordinates on NFC tags always in one CRS and rely on conversion for others

I'm involved in NFC (Near Field Communication) standardization of a record structure for geographic point locations. That will allow to put coordinates on NFC memory tags which can be read with a ...
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How can I improve the resolution of a vector grid made in north pole stereographic projection?

I've been struggling with this for a while and wondered if someone could lend a hand. I have a map which already has sampling points from centroids in a 35x35km grid that was created in north pole ...
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Differences between points and lines as poles in an equal area projection

I am planning on using an equal area projection in a current project. I used this website to determine which projection I should be using. I hadn't previously considered it, and was wondering if ...
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How do I change from lat/long to a metric coordinate system in GRASS?

Yes, it's yet another transformation question. I am working with ASTER DEM data, which is LatLong WGS84. I want to process the DEM map into an STL file for use in a CFD simulation. The script I am ...
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Projecting a Raster from WGS84 to planar Equal Area to Calculate Area: How to Select the Cell Size?

I have a broad question on how to calculate the 'correct' cell size for a raster when analyzing an area not at the equator. My goal is to project a land cover raster provided in GCS WGS84 to an equal ...
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Mercator projection that shrinks toward pole

I've noticed that lots of map viewer (especially those nautical chart viewer) will shrink a mercator projected chart while panning towards poles. Is this some compensation for mercator distortion? ...
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Mapserver+openlayers: displaying a shapefile with Cylindrical Equal Area (Lambert) projection

I have some shapefiles in "World Cylindrical Equal Area (Lambert) projection". The .prj reads: PROJCS["World_Cylindrical_Equal_Area",GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_ ...
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projection discrepancy with gdal (1.9) and proj4

I boiled the problem down to that python example: import sys try: from osgeo import gdal from osgeo import osr except: import gdal import osr if __name__ == '__main__': version_num = ...
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Projection declaration in dojox.geo.openlayers possible?

I am trying to integrate some maps of my own into the dojox charting demo and I had success in exporting a shapefile (externally, i.e. with my own parser) to the dojo JSON map format. The map is in ...
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Recommendations on universal projection API or algorithm for ArcObjects?

As asked on the esri forum here, we are trying to convert a geometry from any spatial reference to any other spatial reference. We have tried the default IGeometry.Project(target_spatial_reference) ...
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Project tiles from custom imagery in transverse mercator with OpenLayers

I have the following parameters of a custom imagery and I need to set-up a layer in OpenLayers with which I would project the tiles properly from this imagery. TransverseMercator ellipsoidName=WGS84 ...