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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Mapguide and OpenLayers SRS WKT

I am trying to create OpenLayers vector features based on WKT strings that I retrieve from a MapGuide server. I have successfully gotten the proper geometry to be rendered, but I do not know how to ...
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Help me convert this US Lambert Conformal Conic Google Maps Projection to Australia

Following on from this question: Identify what projection this Australian map uses? <- this is the sort of map i want to load in I need help changing the bits necessary in this example of Lambert ...
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R - Plotting shapefile with geographical (raster) data

Over the last few days I have been trying to plot a shapefile over data loaded into a data.frame within R. It should be a view of radar precipitation with an overlay of the country borders from a ...
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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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Identify what projection this Australian map uses?

Im looking to put this map into google maps as custom tiles, but i now learn what projection is and that this map does not use the same format as google's default. You can create custom projections i ...
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Sort a collection of points based on proximity using pythagorean (2D) distance

I would like to present a user with a list of points, sorted by proximity to the user's location. Is there any problem with using the pythagorean formula to calculate the two dimensional distance ...
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Where did the polygons go after projecting a map in QGIS?

I'm fairly new at GIS know-how, but I've run into a problem with a projection of a world map. I have a shapefile of all countries I downloaded from Natural Earth. After projecting it into a ...
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How to get spatial reference of a shapefile using python?

I always use arcpy.GetParameterAsText to get the spatial reference from the user. There should be a way to decide what is the spatial reference of a shapefile but I can't find it. Something like ...
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How do I project a Azimuthal Equidistant global map into a circle in QGIS?

I'm fairly new to QGIS/GIS stuff in general, so I apologize if this is too simple of a question, and I'm just bad at finding my answer. I have a shapefile of all the countries in the globe I ...
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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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Images displaced in UTM

I recently received a collection of satellite images (GeoTiffs) and their indice. Originally, the indice came in a geographic projection (GCS WGS 1984) and the Geotiffs projected to the appropriate ...
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How to make SVG Stabius-Werner projection

I'd like to create a SVG file of a Stabius-Werner projection of the Earth. The image in the linked page is nice in that it's very high resolution (2,058 x 2,065 pixels), but I'd like to see if I can ...
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Van der Grinten IV projection. Is it possible and how?

I like the look of the Van der Grinten IV projection with it's two hemispheres and would like to use if for a map of the world. I could only find information on how to use the Van der Grinten I ...
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How do I redefine the projection of a DEM?

I have a DEM that was exported from AutoCAD civil 3D 2013 but it's in the wrong projection. I'm using an area specific projection that was not provided as an option in CAD DEM export dialog box. I ...
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is it possible to project a shapefile to a raster's custom projection with command line gdal/ogr?

I have a raster with a user defined sinusoidal projection and a shapefile in lat/lng coordinates (I believe this is called 'unprojected'?). I'd like to use ogr/gdal's command line utilities to ...
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GIS - Coordinates / Projections, Google Maps

I'm currently working with OS data and have just tried to import a table of google maps coordinates/point data into ARC. The data frame (& layer) coordinate system is as follows: ...
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Manipulating Azimuthal Equidistant Projections in QGIS

I have a shapefile of world countries that is projected as Azimuthal Equidistant with Chicago, USA as the center. I would like to change the projection such that Edinburgh, UK is the center. One would ...
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Changing the CRS of a shapefile

Im trying to convert shapefile from one CRS to another in QGIS. On the layer menu, I right click on the shapefile, save it as with other name and there I change the CRS to the desired one (WGS 84). ...
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How to use OpenLayers OSM-Layer with degrees instead of meters?

I have an OSM-Layer as a base layer. When I create a vector I have to define the coordinates in meter. Is there a way to use degrees right a way without reprojecting them beforehand to meters? var p0 ...
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Which UTM system do you recommend for Tamaulipas, Mexico?

I'm working with QGIS 1.8.0. Could anyone tell me which UTM system would be better to project a map of Mexico? There are too many to choose from. I have to convert my maps from WGS84 to UTM to do some ...
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Projection 27700 in the OpenGeo Suite SDK GXP

I have some data stored as UK grid references, they display just slightly off alignment on the map after I followed the OpenGEo EXP tutorial using these settings (below) however when I change the EPSG ...
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Selecting features to project to different coordinate system?

I've got data from all over Europe in one feature class projected in Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere. Due to the fact, that length and area values are not usable I'm now working on a python script ...
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Network segment gaps, when offset

I'm having an issue when offsetting a line shapefile. For some reason when the lines are offset, ArcGIS isn't drawing some segments although the segments are there confirmed via “identify”. Has ...
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Is there any library for converting projection transformation in php?

I would like to transform data from lat/long ETRS89 to y/x UTM ETRS89 through php. Any idea?
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Geographic Transformations using ArcPy vs. Coordinate Systems used by ArcGis online basemaps

I have three shapefiles with undefined projection, but I know which one was used (Lisboa_Hayford_Gauss_IPCC). I need to first Define Projection. It works. I then need to transform it to WGS_1984, so ...
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Why isn't enabling on the fly projection reflected in raster? QGIS 1.8.0

I have imported a map from the Ordnance Survey Open Data website. It is a 50k Street View raster. I have also created a new shapefile layer in which I have created a polygon overlay for the raster ...
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What SRID is this projection?

Anyone know what the SRID is for the following projected coordinate reference system: { PROJCS [ "Florida 0901, Eastern Zone [1983, US Survey feet]", GEOGCS [ "NAD 83 ...
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Albers Conic versus State Plane Zone in terms of accuracy

I'm trying to determine if an Albers Conic (Alaska Albers) is suitable as a projection for a corridor 800 miles long by 50 miles wide, that goes from the north coast of Alaska to the south coast. ...
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How to set Scale Factor for Lambert Conformal Conic (LCC) projection in ArcGIS Desktop?

The projection for my state according to my country's Mapping Agency is in a specific Lambert Conformal Conic (LCC) projection. They have given values for the following parameters: False Easting ...
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How to reproject vector data?

I am evaluating QGIS with a view to visualize and manage geological exploration data. The information is currently stored in different local coordinate systems that I am looking to overlay with ...
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Adding Basemap and changing projection - still not aligned

I am using the basemap in ArcMap10 to create a shapefile of hand digitised polygons based on building outlines. However, when I change the basemap projection to Brit Nat Grid, it does not line up ...
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Can I use Openlayers Plugin with a different Datum/Projection?

There is probably already a post for my problem, but after long searching, I could not find a solution for my issue. I am working with QGIS und I am using the following projection/datum: MGI / ...
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Using ogrinfo to list all projection source of a database [closed]

I have to reproject all the layers from a database, but some of them are undefined and some are defined in a wrong projection. I would like to sort all those layers in a text file with their source ...
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Comparing features in GIS interface with Google Maps/Bing Basemaps - Which Co-ordinate system to use?

I want to compare some Geographic features in my data with Google maps in ArcGIS platform using a third party application. But I prefer the output to be in Local UTM cordinates. What is the best ...
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How to translate WIGeoEU projection from ArcGIS to Qgis?

I have a Layer with this projection in ArcGIS: ...
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Setting coordinate system in PostGIS

The geographical information data that INEGI (part of the Mexico's goverment) provides are in the following coordinate system (or is projection?) Lambert Conformal Conic, double standard parallel ...
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How to quantify projection distortion using ArcGIS [duplicate]

I am trying to figure out a workflow to quantify the amount of distortion for different projections throughout a given area of interest. I am thinking in the form that you would do a relative ...
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Working with Interrupted Goode Homolosine data

I'm trying to use Global Land Cover Characterization data from the USGS: http://edc2.usgs.gov/glcc/fao/data_specifications.php It is in the Interrupted Goode Homolosine projection. As I am working ...
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Openlayers and KML layer projection issue

I'm not a GIS expert at all, but I've been asked to add a KML layer to an Openlayers map which probably needs some tweaks and that's where I get confused. Let say I have an Openlayers map with the ...
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GeoTIFF without projection?

I have encountered a GeoTIFF raster files with EPSG:4326 (WGS84), i.e. no projection defined! Is this normal? I would expect raster to be in Projected Coordinate System. Raster is a grid of pixels so ...
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Point shapefile is not displaying.

I have created a point shapefile in ArcGIS 10.0 that has a geographic projection, but it will not display/draw. When I view the properties it has no "extent" information. Is this the problem? Thanks ...
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Buffer in QGIS/R is 650-670 m wide instead of 500 m

I am trying to make a 500 m buffer for my polyline layer. Unexpectedly, I receive buffer varying from 650 to 670 m, depending on location. As many resources recommend to use UTM before making a ...
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How to make polygon shapefile containing WGS 84 UTM zones as features?

I need a shapefile with polygon features. Each feature has to be a unique UTM zone (each zone is 6 degrees) in the northern hemisphere. I have no idea how to make it - Create fishnet gives a wrong ...
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EPSG:4326, EPSG:3857, JOSM and unprojections

It is said here that EPSG:4326 is not a projection. In my mind, a projection is a transformation of the surface of the Earth producing a flat image, notably a bitmap. We know that WGS84 (World ...
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Map doesn't show anything in img file (WMS-Mapserver)

Actually in a practical Project we wanted to use OpenLayer and MapServer to display our data using WMS, but We can't find a proper srs or EPSG code. One of the ITC students said, we have to change our ...
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What is the formula for calculating world coordinates for a given LatLng in Google maps?

I want to calculate a given LatLng to the world coordinate . I know I can use the internal projection of Google maps like this: var map=new google.maps.Map(...); ...
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Calculation for conversion of Lat/Lon to World Geographic Reference System (GEOREF)

Does any one have a reference to, or the actual code, to convert Lat / Lons to Georef code (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georef)? I am also interested in finding a conversion from lat/lon to MGRS. ...
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Stumped on python looping and data dictionaries

I have been stumped getting my python code to work for a while now. I've been using python for the last several years on and off for simple things, but I am far from an expert in python. I am trying ...
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Geometry Projection Speed Test

Lately I've been using the OGR projection classes that come with ogr/gdal, but pyproj was recommended to me, so I thought I'd give it a try. To help me decide if I should make the switch, I did a ...
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How can I use GDAL to batch define a projection?

I have a fodler with 1500 ECW rasters, no spatial reference information defined. Can I use GDAL to batch define a projection for all 1500 in the folder?