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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How to choose the EPSG projection?

Up until now for reprojection of my WGS84 vector (.shp) and raster files (.tif), I have been using EPSG projections based on vector/raster central point's UTM zone. But what happens if the envelope-...
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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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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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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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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 do a custom, ad hoc, affine transformation?

I have a data set of unknown origin (probably CAD) and I have determined that the correct transformation for this data into the projection that I want is as follows: (4x + 2205432), (30y + 1254781) ...
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Rectangle shapefiles with the same extents does not align perfectly after projection

I have a rectangle shapefile built with UTM19 coordinates using a python script, and then projected to NAD83_CSRS (EPSG:4617). I have a second rectangle shapefile built with the same method (python ...
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Visualizing netCDF file with unknown projection

I'm having a tough time visualizing a netCDF file with poor metadata in ArcMap, which is probably not a surprise. I know the file to contain ozone concentrations over the United States. If I try to ...
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GDAL c# API returned different WKT from gdalinfo

I've found completely different results in WKT strings while using gdalinfo utility and method from c# API GetProjectionRef(). In the first case the result was: PROJCS["WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator", ...
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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 interest;...
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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 class="...
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Spherical Mercator - World bounds

What are the correct world bounds in the Spherical Mercator projection (EPSG:3857 and EPSG:900913) In some source I got those bounds see this link in the maxExtent parameter: minx: -20037508.3427892 ...
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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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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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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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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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Improving Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office and TerraSync coordinate systems workflow?

We have GPS survey projects all over the country (CONUS and OCONUS) and I am wondering what the best practice is for having to deal with multiple coordinate systems. I can go from WGS84 UTM 18N meters ...
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Aligning layers in QGIS?

I am new at QGIS and am having a problem aligning layers. Possibly I just don't understand how projection works. I have 2 layers: 1) GPS waypoints collected in a GPS UTM zone 55N 2) polygon ...
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ArcGIS project raster mosaic bends the raster but not the footprint when projecting

I have mosaic whose rasters are using a custom coordinate system: US_IFR Authority: Custom Projection: Lambert_Conformal_Conic false_easting: 0.0 false_northing: 0.0 central_meridian: -95.0 ...
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Creating Proj4 string for local coordinates

I am fairly new to coordinate system conversion, so am rather lost on the following problem. We have been using Proj4 to convert between various coordinate systems which is fine for known coordinate ...
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Calculate Geometry function returns underestimated distances

I'm making a map of the Colorado Trail and obtained a set of waypoints taken down the entire trail. I projected the set of waypoints from WGS84 (unprojected) to NAD 83 UTM13N after adding to the data ...
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Converting from unknown coordinate system into common one using fiducial points?

I have a thousand of points that I want to project in a different coordinate system. These points were generated using an old and odd coordinate system (let's call it CS) so it's not possible to use ...
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Raster and digitized shapefile misplaced in same projection

I have georeferenced .tiff rasters with cadastral borders and corresponding digitized borders in shapefile based on that raster. All that was done in some Mapsoft software. When I insert both in QGIS ...
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Converting u and v from WGS84 to NZTM2000 - Do I need to do vector conversion?

I have u and v wind component values in latitude and longitude in WGS84. I want to convert this to NZTM2000. I've converted the lat/lon in ArcView - (and will try in R) - but do I need to also do some ...
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OpenLayers measurment path in 31700 projection

I have this code who works great for distance measurment on 900913 projection with 4326 display projection (bing maps + layer WMS): measureDistanceControl = new OpenLayers.Control.Measure( ...
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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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ESRI/Mapinfo MGA56 prj vs QGIS MGA56 prj

I am trying to understand why the degree unit is different between ESRI/Mapinfo and QGIS: ESRI/Mapinfo PROJCS["GDA_1994_MGA_Zone_56",GEOGCS["GCS_GDA_1994",DATUM["D_GDA_1994",SPHEROID["GRS_1980",...
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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: https://gist.github.com/Robinlovelace/...
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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 ...