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 publishing geodata in unprojected latlon coordinates better than a local UTM projection?

This is meant as some kind of reference Q&A. Unless I am working with truly global data, I always prefer projected, local, metric coordinates so that calculations like area or distances are ...
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Create custom projection using either QGIS (or ArcGIS Desktop)?

I have searched for an answer to this but don't see anything relating to what I am trying to do. What I have are a series of Geographic Coordinates, Latitude, Longitude, Ellipsoid heights. What I ...
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How can I project geojson borders on the google earth tiles in leaflet?

I started working with leaflet and google earth tiles. I want to add borders on my map so I tried to use the countries geoJson Data as a layer on the map. The problem is that the json borders ...
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OTF reprojection and reprojecting layer not working in QGIS

more troubles in QGIS. I georeferenced this raster in Corrego Alegre UTM23S and loaded up, so project CRS automatically changed to that. So far so good. I need it to be however in WGS84 UTM 23S. None ...
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Trying to set NAD 1983 EPSG 102631 in QGIS

I was able to find the right coordinate system online NAD 1983 Alaska But now I don't know what to do. I can't find the coordinate system on QGIS. When I choose the one I think is correct it warps ...
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Defining the azimuthal equidistant projection of an Environment Canada weather radar map

Environment Canada helpfully provides recent captures of all national weather radar stations at http://dd.meteo.gc.ca/radar/PRECIPET/GIF/ at ten minute intervals. These are the same GIF images as ...
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Projection issues whilst opening shapefile in ArcMap created in QGIS

I created a polygon shapefile in QGIS. Projection was saved as EPSG: 3857, WGS 84 / Pseudo Mercator. When I open this shapefile in ArcMap the projection sets itself as WGS_84_World_Mercator which I ...
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How to project a layer from WGS84 lat/long (automatic projection) to WGS 84 UTM Zone 23S in QGIS?

So I have a vector layer of polygons in WGS 84 lat/long (i.e. using the automatic projection for lat/long and WGS84 datum). I want to change that to WGS84 UTM 23S in QGIS. I tried doing like online ...
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Impossible to define the shapefile projection properly [duplicate]

I downloaded some dataset from Hot Export. By default they don't have any projection or coordinate system defined. The only thing I can see is the Feature Extent with values such as: Max Y ...
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Projection For Measuring Distances

Is it the case that when I use Arc GIS to compute nearest distance from a point to a poly-line/polygon, I need to project them both in an equidistant projection? Note: I am using the near tool. What ...
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How to define Winkel Tripel in proj 4.8.0?

I have QGIS with proj 4.8.0 installed. I'd like to add Winkel Tripel projection which seems to be defined as +proj=wintri But that definition string does not work. Is this a bug in my proj version, ...
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Polyconic Projection for China?

I have a set of locations/points and I am trying to compute the nearest distance of these points from a Polyline. The points and the polyline lie in China and the Geographic Coordinate System is WGS ...
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help with TMS (gdal2tiles) Openlayers 3 and custom projection

I work with a local italian projection (EPSG:3003 Monte Mario Italy zone 1) and I had loaded this projection in my project for evitate to reproject all of my data. I had created the tile pyramid with ...
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Problem with the DSID Data Set Identification

In my s57 file, I need to set the extent of the mapcanvas, for that i use : mpMapCanvas->setExtent(mpS57->mMapplay.value(DSID)->extent()); but if I display the value of the extents xmin, ...
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How to get correct lengths when switching from GCS to PCS?

I'm working on ArcMap 10 and need to get the lenghts (in meters) of the segments composing my line feature class. GCS of the line is WGS_1984. Extent of this data should be: Left 11.236520 dd, Right ...
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Is there a difference in results between Simplifying a geometry by different projections?

We have geometries in a PostGIS database projected in srid 4326. We need to have these geometries simplified with ST_SimplifyPreserveTopology. My question is whether this geometry needs to be ...
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Strange effect in gdalwarp output

I am using gdalwarp in python to extract and re-project reflectance bands from MODIS level 1B (MOD021km). An example of the command that I am using is the following: gdalwarp -of GTIFF -tps -t_srs ...
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what are the main advantages of using a Double Stereo projection?

I'm not per say a GIS guru, I'm more of a user of the technology. On a recent project we were asked to analyze, provide, and submit all our analysis using a Double Stereo projection. What are the main ...
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Why is the 'straight line' path across continent so curved?

This is the result of mapping the straight line path from a point in US to Poland using Distance Measurement Tool. Also, planes from Asia to US would travel almost over North Pole. Why is the path ...
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Change vector projection in Openlayers

I have added vector layer to map: vactorTest = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector("Editable Features", { strategies: [new OpenLayers.Strategy.BBOX(), saveStrategy], projection: new ...
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Using CAD data that is not to be projected in ArcMap?

I need to incorporate CAD data into my geodatabase but the usual steps seem to require defining a projection or projecting the data in some way. All of my geodatabase's feature classes are in ...
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Extracting *.tif agricultural area from shapefile?

I am attempting to extract from an image using Esri shapefile that is in the zip file RR_KZKD2012 In ArcGis the spatial reference is Projected Coordinate System: WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_43N. Then am using ...
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OpenLayers WMS - TypeError: this.resolutions is undefined

I'm trying to setup a map with WMS and WFS Layers by using Geoserver. However, when I'm combining WFS and WMS (with some Google basemaps) together in one map I got following error in Firebug: ...
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Where can I find GIS data to test GIS coordinate operations?

I am trying to find some data that can be used to test GIS coordinate operations from one CRS to another CRS. So far all I have found is the Gold Data set and also various example points in the EPSG ...
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Feature Points Shapefile missing Spatial Reference Information

I'm working with ArcMap 10 and I have a feature points shapefile from the Florence (Italy) municipality open data (http://opendata.comune.fi.it/statistica_territorio/dataset_0040.html). Each point is ...
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What projection to use for many parts of the world

I'm creating a poster which has many separate maps (rivers of the world). I'd like to use a similar projection for each of them, so they're comparable in terms of shape and size. I guess I want some ...
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Postgis geometry column with different srid

I have a table that has geometry column named the_geom. I set SRID value to 29903. And I used Openlayers api to view data on map. I set map srid as 29903 and works well. But if I need to show my data ...
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How to access Leaflet EPSG:3857 coordinates?

I read everywhere that Leaflet is internally using a spherical web mercator (EPSG:3857), but whatever I try I get either Lat/Lon (EPSG:4326) or strange coordinates I dont understand: ...
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WFS request with CQL_Filter projection

I have a layer in Geoserver called bln_blocks. The layer is in EPSG:3857. I am doing the follwoing WFS request with a CQL Filter: var geoserverURL = geoserverURL + '/ows?'; var service = ...
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Working with lidar points (LAS To Multipoint) in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Currently I'm working with the LAS format and want to transform from WGS84 to RSO Kertau Malaysia. I'm using ArcGIS-Las to Multipoint and Data Management Tool-Project and succeeded in the ...
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NetCDF4 Files: Missing Projection & Varying Dimensions (Multiple Files)

All, I hope you can shed some light on issues I've been having regarding NCEP Reanalysis-I netCDF-4 file format: First issue, Projection information is not stored on the downloads I obtained from ...
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Layers with the same CRS in QGIS do not line up

I am busy with a project where I have to layer a .dxf and a .kml file but the layers are not lining up. The .dxf file's coordinates are completely wrong and the scale also does not appear to math up ...
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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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Vector data getting misaligned in final print in QGIS [duplicate]

My printcomposer view shows the data correctly aligned with background OSM/Google/Bing data but the final print makes it all misaligned. Data is in 3857 What can I do?
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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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Calculating surface using Lambert correction?

i'm using lambert conformal conic , so we have distortions along any given parallel , i would like to get the area used to solve this distortion. I have calculated the area using Shoelace formula , ...
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ArcGIS: Projection of State Plane Data to a Web Service?

This maybe a naive question but I can't help any online help so far. So we have some data in Shape files. The data is in NAD_1983_StatePlane_South_Carolina_FIPS_3900_Feet WKID: 102733 Authority: ...
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What is/are the coordinate systems used in South Africa?

What are the principal datums and projections used in South Africa including the names of geodetic datums and their projections?
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Projected MODIS data not aligning with ESRI basemap in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I can not get 1km MODIS data aligned with ESRI basemaps in ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop. See the photo below. I reprojected MODIS17A3 data using the MRT (MODIS reprojection tool). I selected WGS84 ...
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Proper ground-to-grid correction and projection from old survey maps

I asked this question over on the ESRI geonet site, but haven't had any luck there, sorry for the duplication... I'm working on digitizing a group of maps from the 1950's that show locations of ...
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GeoJSON and OSM layers with different projection

I have a GeoJSON from NaturalEarth for world state boundaries and I want to display it with only without backgroung. But also, I want to add a OSM layer as another baselayer option. The code I am ...
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Projections way off on data imported into QGIS?

I have elevation data as a .shp from the USDA ARS and Hi-Res Orthoimages (Mystery Projection (UTM 15N?)) from the USGS website as geoTIFFs (plain NAD 83). I am trying to project all of the images ...
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Using Python, Batch Project output won't drop into feature dataset?

When attempting to batch project in ArcGIS 9.3 or 10 (using either arcpy or arcgisscripting), I cannot get my geoprocessing results to drop into the feature dataset that I specify. The results ...
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Generating Scale Bar for Raster Image Data

My goal is to create a scale bar for a printed map at 1:1,000,000 scale. The input dataset is a Mercator projected geotiff. Using GDAL it is possible to get the spatial reference information and ...
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Why can I publish a layer in Geoserver using these two different projections?

I have a shapefile with this projection in the .prj file GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984", DATUM["D_WGS_1984", SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137.0,298.257223563]], PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0], ...
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Get Radius in epsg 4326 with Openlayers 3

What is the best method for getting the radius of a circle in Openlayers 3 in epsg 4326 (geodesic)? I'm using this example for a base and trying to draw a circle while getting the radius, but using ...
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Reproject GEOTIFF tiles from UTM to Plate Caree

I need to reproject several GEOTIFF tiles(each having different height/width) in six different UTM zones from UTM to Plate Carree. Output of gdalinfo of two sample tiles is enclosed. As is clearly ...
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Troubles setting correct projection in SDE

I have to transformate data and change the coordinate system but have troubles to set it correct programmatically. I have: ArcGIS 10.2 / MS SQL-Server 10.0.5520 / sde 10.2.2 My steps: 1) Some ...
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What simple and light Java library to use for WGS84 to UTM conversion?

Geotools and Geotoolkit are huge and complicated. CTS (1.3.3 from Maven) failed on me by not even being able to run its own test example (slightly modified ...
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Selecting the correct projection for NAD_1983_HARN_WISCRS_Bayfield_County_Feet

I am trying to map the following projection but having issues finding a one that works. I ahve used http://prj2epsg.org/search which gives a few results but none seem to work that well. ...