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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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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Add a raster specifying the projection in pyqgis

I would like add an raster but I want to specify the projection. If I do : qgis.utils.iface.addRasterLayer(url,layerName) QGIS ask me to specify the projection. I want to this with python. How I ...
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How to convert NAD 27 to WebMercator in using the ESRI Silverlight API? (C#)

I am working with the ESRI Silverlight API. I found THIS post in the ESRI forums and THIS OTHER which show how to convert between WGS84 geographic coordinates and WebMercator coordinates. I want to do ...
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Convert decimal latitude/longitude bounding box to SRID 26910

I have a bounding box specified in decimal latitude/longitude, and need to convert this into a bounding box in the SRID 26910 coordinate system. I've never had to work with different GIS co-ordinate ...
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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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OpenLayers Projection and Datum Question

I had a conversation with a co worker that was asking about an OL map I am developing. She asked me what the 'projection' was and I said EPSG:4326. She didn't know what that means, so I said it's ...
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Buffer is giving me a different distance [closed]

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1. When I Buffered I changed the environments to compare the two different projections. WyLAM is a statewide Lambert Conformal Conic projection used for Wyoming. State plane in ...
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Shorcut to apply selected shapefile projection to the data frame in arc gis

What is the shortcut to apply selected shapefile or the newly added data's projection to the data frame in arc gis, well not the traditional way of Dataframe--->Properties--->CS system "This could be ...
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I want to reproject data from 0-360 to -180 - 180 [duplicate]

I've been downloading data from NOAA in a CRS that goes from 0-360. The rest of my data is in -180 to 180. What's the easiest way to reproject or shift the data in QGIS? It took 30 seconds in ArcMap, ...
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Is it possible to use JTS for calculations on data in geographic coordinates?

I have some spatial data that has all of its coordinates as lat/lon pairs (with about 10 digits decimal precision), it's stored in a database as WGS84 data. Some of the data is represented as polygons ...
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Why is it important to ensure that the shapefiles have a spatial reference system when created?

Why is it important to ensure that shapefiles have a spatial reference system when created?
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How to automatically transform between base layer and vector layer in OpenLayers

I have a simple example on http://jsfiddle.net/29bsw/ I have a map with an OSM layer as base layer and an additional vector layer. The projection of the map is defined as EPSG:900913 and the ...
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Adding a Z Unit [duplicate]

I'm struggling with the Z Unit conversion of some data. Both the NHD data and my DEM are in a GCS with Decimal Degrees. These data sets project perfectly on the fly, but after I adjust the Z Unit of ...
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Adjusting Z Units on a DEM

I am learning how to use ArcHydro and attempting to change the Z Units because I get a warning message saying the Spatial Reference Doesn't Match. The DEM was in Meters, and I adjusted the Z Unit to ...
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Calculate length of line across zones with at least m accuracy

I have created lines between multiple points that are across MGA 54 and 55S (EPSG 28355). I am trying to calculate the distance between points but different methods give different answers (~1km ...
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Stereographic projection of WGS84 ellipsoid on a plane[python]

I would like to ask you for help in following task. What I need to do is to derive local x,y coordinates from latitude, longitude, applying stereographic projection of WGS84 ellipsoid on a plane, ...
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I have a WKT How can i put it to MAPINFOW.prj file [closed]

I have this WKT file: PROJCS["PRS92 / Philippines zone 3" ,GEOGCS["PRS92" ,DATUM["D_Phillipine_Reference_System_1992" ,SPHEROID["Clarke_1866",6378206.4,294.9786982138982]] ,PRIMEM["Greenwich",0] ...
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Determing which Which georeference system was used on an Ecuadorian Topo Baselayer

I'm creating a map in Western Ecuador, and am attempting to use a military topo baselayer for it. The map comes with UTM grid lines on it so georeferencing it was easy but I'm unsure of what ...
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Assign Projection to multiple shapefile

I have multiple shape files in a folder. I want to assign projection to all the files inside the folder at one go. In batch file i am able to assign projection to all the shapefiles, but i want to ...
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Define a projection for one point

I'm new to ArcGIS and am using ArcMap 10.1. I wanted to find the distance from a point (lat 36N long 12E) to all the polygons in my shape file. People on this forum helped me out and said that I ...
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Why does Transverse Mercator projection have scale factor?

Why does the Transverse Mercator projection have a scale factor in ArcGIS and the standard Mercator projection not? In other words what is the difference between these two projections beside being a ...
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QGIS - unable to change projections [duplicate]

I am relatively new to QGIS (version! 2.0.1) and having trouble changing projections. No matter what I choose the view is the same. For example, in the attached screen shot I have chosen Alaska Albers ...
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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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Equal (ish) areas Map Projection at the Tropics

What map projection (non-interrupted) preserves areas well for the entire tropical region? I am thinking of using a Cylindrical Equal Area or a sphere based version of a Cylindrical Equal Area or ...
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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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How to find out projection code for the sid file?

I have a miami.sid file and miami.sdw and miami.sid.aux.xml files. How to find out the projection code? This question is similar to: I have a .sid image but can't figure out the CRS GDALInfo ...
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r openproj to plot in open street map in a different projection

I am very new to geographic data, so I am sorry for the stupidity of the question. I need to plot some data that are in this projection EUREF_FIN_TM35FIN Projection: Transverse_Mercator ...
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QGis points distance from shore in metres

I have a grid of depth points in the Irish Sea that i'm trying to add other data fields to, in this case distance from shore. I've tried both of these suggestions to no avail, but am having some ...
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Using QGIS, features are suddenly placed 7.5 thousand kms off correct location

I've been counting an muskrat dens on lakes with aerial photos by creating a feature in a separate shapefile. I checked my progress after doing about 80 small lakes and suddenly, half of the lakes ...
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Comparing projections of two datasets when SRID not available

Similar to this question: How to test if two GDAL datasets are in the same projection? However, the above does not cover cases where an SRID is not available. It can often be the case that an SRID is ...
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How do I set the projection and coordinate system for a TIFF file?

I have a topographic map of California (obtained from CAL-Atlas) as a TIFF file. I tried importing it into QGis, but it displays the map using a pixel based coordinate system rather than ...
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Which projection is being used in this figure?

I would like to use the projection being used in this figure. Does anyone know which one it is? Esp helpful if it is available in ArcGIS. From plant stress page thanks!
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In Ogr2OGR: what is SRS?

I am trying to understand this command: ogr2ogr -f "MapInfo File" original.tab wgs84.shp -s_srs EPSG:27700 -t_srs EPSG:4326 I don't understand the s_srs and t_srs paramaters. The help file says ...
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does Pseudo Mercator Projection causes problem while clipping rasters

I tryed to clip a Raster file using an ESRI shapefile using gdalwarp command, but i always get an empty output file or a wrong clip with wrong location. this the command bellow: gdalwarp -dstnodata ...
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How can I obtain the unit of a projection SRID?

Given a projection SRID, is there a way I can obtain the coordinates unit string (meter, degree, ...) ? In PostGIS for example, it looks like it is present in the srtext column of spatial_ref_sys. ...
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Field Calculator returning incorrect length and area values when QGIS project is reopened

Similar to Field Calculator returning incorrect length and area values, but as always slightly different. I have QGIS 2.0 and when I create a polyline shapefile, the field calculator returns the ...
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Shapefiles from Nationalgrid without a .prj file - what projection are they in?

Im working with these shapefiles: http://www2.nationalgrid.com/uk/services/land-and-development/planning-authority/shape-files/ They show pipelines & electricity grid of the UK. They do not ...
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Projection problem with ESRI JSAPI and ArcGIS map service

I was trying to obtain a gpx file with some coordinates by drawing on an Openlayers map with an ArcGIS baseMap. When I draw the polyline and create the gpx, if I open it on Google Earth, what I see ...
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QGIS: Albers projection in lat lng?

I'm trying to make a map of Russia in the Albers projection. My projection string is: +proj=aea +lat_1=45 +lat_2=70 +lat_0=40 +lon_0=100 +x_0=20 +y_0=20 +ellps=GRS80 +towgs84=0,0,0,0,0,0,0 +units=m ...
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Problem with projection of layers in QGIS

I'm having a problem with projections in QGIS that i hope someone here can help me with. I have been searching and found other people having the same problem, but have not been able to solve mine ...
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Can I just swap out a .prj file to reproject a shape file?

I'm an experienced software developer -- but a GIS noob. I have a shape file that I am trying to turn into a SVG map with Kartograph. When I try to run Kartograph I get this error: ERROR 6: No ...
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What is the default projection in Leaflet?

I've read an API documentation for Leaflet on its site, but I can't realize: what is a default projection to view maps? It was written about spherical and elliptical Mercator and Equirectangular - so ...
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Eliminating/minimizing distortion in 200 NM EEZ buffers [duplicate]

I frequently need to calculate buffers of 200 nautical miles from country or baseline polygons in order to map maritime Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). However, I've noticed that when generating the ...
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Lines as Great circles on a map

How can I get line features to appear as great circles on a map, instead of straight lines? Thanks,
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Problems with transformations in ArcMap

I have files projected in British National Grid. After I have transformed them into WGS_1984. I noticed that if I were to transform them back to BNG the original would not match the new. Is there a ...
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Measure areas, lenghts in specific regions (Australia, Sout East Asia)

I'm in need to find a suitable projections to measure correctly areas and lenghts for 2 areas of interest. I want to measure both factors for: 1) First region Australia & New Zealand (1st ...
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Change coordinate system using SQL or Javascript

Is there any built in function in SQL Server 2008 R2 which can transform the cordinates from 102100 to 4269 coordinate system something equivalent to ST_Transform from postgres. If there is algorithm ...
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How can I obtain the same area values provided by the Census for TIGER boundaries using PostGIS functions?

In PostGIS, how can I compute the area of Census Boundaries and obtain the same results as are provided by the Census? For example, most Census Boundaries include attributes for Land Area and Water ...
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How can I transform Real-time Local position system coordinates into GPS/WGS84?

I have a local coordinate system built with Ubisense sensors and tags (it is a real-time locating system used to automatically identify and track the location of objects or people). The local ...
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How to select projection

I have to compare geometries anywhere in the world; mainly between 65N and 40S but also in the Arctic latitudes. I need "commercial accuracy" - not military or navigational. For example does a line ...