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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PRJ file for Stereo70 S-42 projection?

I receive lots of Romanian maps with the projection STEREO70 with Datum "S-42 for ROMANIA". I have only found the "Stereo 1970.prj" by ESRI, and when I open the maps with my GIS software the ...
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GDAL/proj4 equirectangular projection coordinate system units assumed by OGRSpatialReference and GDALDataset::GetGeoTransform()?

How do I configure my OGRSpatialReference object to specify an equirectangular projection system http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equirectangular_projection where the affine geo-transform matrix (provided ...
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How to manually add spatial reference information for FEWS rainfall data in ArcMap?

I am trying to match rainfall data from USGS/FEWS to coordinate locations of survey households in Uganda, so I will need to be able to project the rainfall data. So far, I downloaded the dekadal RFE ...
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Zonal geometry output in ArcGIS

Is there a way to specify the coordinate type in Zonal geometry output in ArcGIS? I am trying to perform zonal geometry on a raster and in the resulting output, the XCENTROID and YCENTROID are in ...
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Openlayers 3 WMS custom projection wrong extent

I'm using Openlayers 3 to view a WMS-layer from a Mapserver in EPSG:3006, see the code: Proj4js: Proj4js.defs["EPSG:3006"] = "+proj=utm +zone=33 +ellps=GRS80 +towgs84=0,0,0,0,0,0,0 +units=m ...
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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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Multiple Satellite Swatch processing for 1 years worth of data

I have a file of several scans per day for one year. I am using the OMINO2 product from the Aura platform. I am tasked with creating an automated process to: 1) Extract the sub-data set within the ...
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How to set raster projection in R

I am new to R and grib files. library(raster) I have a "grd" file in and I am trying to set the coordinates to polar stereographic projection r <- raster("p190001.grd") # class : ...
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Lots of NaNs in reprojecting LSASAF to WGS84

I have a LSASAF file that has LOFF 1808 COFF 308 LFAC = 13642337 CFAC = 13642337 and the standard Euro dimensions NC = 1701 NL = 651 But when I try to translate the range col=1..1701, lin=1..651 ...
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Is EPSG:3857 the correct projection for my PDF in Lambert Conformal Conic projection?

Given the following NEATLINE from the results of gdalinfo on my Geospatial PDF: NEATLINE=POLYGON ((-1340591.5297333347 -260482.28440259479,-1340591.0579001249 1878014.4171204455,3081498.0723039531 ...
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LiDAR dataset displaying 500 meters to the east of correct position

Why does my LIDAR dataset show up ~500 meters to the east of the correct position even though a spatial reference/coordinate system is provided? Some background: The LIDAR data were downloaded from ...
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ogr2ogr re-projection produces empty shapefile

I use the following to re-project a shapefile to EPSG 4326 using ogr2ogr: ogr2ogr -s_srs "+proj=longlat +ellps=WGS84 +datum=WGS84 +no_defs" -t_srs "+proj=longlat +ellps=WGS84 +datum=WGS84 +no_defs" ...
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QGIS reprojecting .ecw file in EPSG:23032

I opened the .ecw file with qgis but I found that the ortophoto is 340 mt northern and 150 mt eastern the topographic map. How can I move the ecw?
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What are pros and cons of forcing square pixels on reprojection?

I am using Erdas Imagine 2014 to reproject 4-band raster data from GRS 1980 NAD83 Lambert Conformal Conic (ft) to UTM GRS 1980 NAD83 North UTM Zone 11 (m). Unlike ArcGIS, Erdas provides the option to ...
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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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How to change different projections of feature classes in geodatabase to one projection in new geodatabase?

I want to create a script that iterates through feature classes with different projections in a geodatabase and exports them into a new geodatabase, all with the same projections. What I want is to ...
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How to convert latitude, longitude to EPSG 3857?

I'm looking to study the math involved to see how a given latitude and longitude in decimal degrees can be converted to epsg 3857. Can anybody point to a good reference or a possible python/c/c++/java ...
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How to use a different projection than EPSG:3857 with CartoDB or Leaflet?

I have data that is accurately positioned with the NAD 83 MTQ Lambert EPSG:3798 projection. If I reproject this data in EPSG:3857 (web mercator) the markers are no longer positioned accurately on the ...
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Change Projection

I am a little bit lost here. working in QGis 2.8, OS X 10.10. I have a polygon shp in the CRS EPSG: 21781, CH1903 / LV03 and a point file in EPSG: 4326, WGS84 How would I work with these ...
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Adding IF statement for Batch Projections

How do I add an "if" statement that will: 1) List all .tif files and their projections within the input directory 2) Copy all .tif and .shp files that are of the same projection from the input ...
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ArcGIS 10.2.1 projection Issue - Everything shifted west 50 m

I just completed hand-digitizing features on some NAIP (NAD83) imagery as a shapefile (NAD83...or that's what I thought I was doing). The coordinate system for the dataframe was NAD83, but now when I ...
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How to “calculate” distance-to-ground of all 18 OSM zoom levels?

Assuming I'm building a 3D solution with the "world" being mapped to global geo-data supplied by OSM / Cloudmade... think http://www.webglearth.com but with completely different goals and use-cases. ...
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Obtaining length of non projected feature (gcs_wgs_84) in meters instead of decimal degrees?

I could not find a post which answered to my problem and I hope I didn't miss it, in case I did I apologize. I'm working with Arcgis 10 and I have a multiple lines feature with gcs_wgs_1984 ...
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Change SHP Projection to display on Google Map

I'm pretty new to GIS but not to programming, so sorry if this was already asked. I didn't find a solution not sure if I didn't quite understand everything about Projections and so on. I have a GIS ...
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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 ...
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Which projection is best for mapping the contiguous United States?

If I wanted to project latitude & longitude data for the contiguous United States (the United States excluding Alaska and Hawaii), which projection would I use? I prefer more accurate distances ...
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Displaying a map in EPSG:26915 projection in open layers 3

My GIS experience is limited to having worked on several Geospatial Humanities projects. That is to say that I still struggle significantly with the technology (and terminology) in getting to my goal. ...
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How can I create a warp mesh to match two close but not identical datasets together?

I have two datasets for Mars. One of them is the Mars Viking color mosaic, the other the Mars Global Surveyor black and white imagery. When I overlay the two datasets, it becomes obvious that the ...
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What are the units of the calculated area from a raster in decimal degree

I'm trying to calculate area for a raster file which contains 2 layers (0 for unsuitable habitat and 1 for suitable). It's been calculated successfully but I don't know what is the unit of the ...
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Error in projection Qgis [duplicate]

qGIS- when I try to project using +proj=robin +lon_0=-150 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +ellps=WGS84 +datum=WGS84 +units=m +no_defs In order to centre on the Pacific I get this: Any advice? Thank you!
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Creating custom projections with Proj4

I'm reading into how to customise projections with Proj4 - specifically to achieve tilted projections such as the example below (from vis4.net) The Proj4 literature is pretty heavy going and having ...
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Raster displaying in ArcGIS

Can anyone please explain this to me? I need the image to be displayed right in any case as I will be using it in different programs. When I open this raster image in an existing ArcGIS map it ...
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Raster overlay with different projection in Google Maps

I have a map created with Google Maps. I want to overlay over some data I am downloading dynamically, covering the whole world. That data is a matrix as follows: 1024 values for the longitude ...
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Misaligned layers unknown projection [duplicate]

I have two datasets for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that come from the same original dataset and are almost exactly the same. However, one has been projected into an unknown projection. Both were at some ...
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Overlaying Shapefile with projection and raster (without projection but with defined extent) using QGIS?

I'm trying to overlay a shape file into a raster. The raster has no defined projection but it's a global raster with extent 0, -1800 : 3600, 0. I tried "on the fly CRS" transformation and followed the ...
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MMQGIS:Create:Hub Distance: Output shapefile in wrong coordinate system

I have a QGIS-project that is completely in EPSG:31467 - DHDN / Gauss-Kruger zone 3. It consists of random points (camera traps) surrounded by a polygon (forest edge). I already converted the polygon ...
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UTM ED 50 transformation to WGS84

I have a set of navigation shot points (pre 1975) with coordinates that are based on a UTM ED50 zone 33 projection and I need to transform these to WGS84. My procedure has been to load the excel fine ...
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Plotting Netcdf data. How to get right projection?

Maybe it's very easy for someone to fix, but I'a a new one in R, so I really need help. I/m trying to plot data containing lat, lon and variable (nmf2). The grid isn't a regular one, so there are some ...
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Guessing unknown projection of Webapp

I have a series of points around the greater london area (may be also around 100-200kms away from it) like those here in the format Lon, Lat: 43032.1,32681 95816.5,34473.8 15439.3,-13987 The ...
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Ogr2ogr trying to import and convert shapefile to EPSG:3857

I'm attempting to import a shapefile (along with .prj file) to MySQL using Ogr2ogr and using the t_srs option set to EPSG:3857 (the default for Leaflet and Google Maps) but I'm getting odd results, ...
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Projection to use with satellite image from Google Maps / Earth

I'm very new to anything concerning GIS so please forgive me if this question has been asked before, but I assure you, I've been trying to find an answer for quite some time now. Of course it is ...
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How to Buffer data in a Geographic coordinate system?

I am having an issue with buffer. My data is in Geographic coordinate system. I am trying to do a buffer of 600m and i am finding different results for each case, have tried thse so far: Map in web ...
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How to set projection parameters in ArcGIS?

I would like to open .hdf satellite data(FY-3 from China) in ArcGIS, but there is unknown projection info in it. The extent of hdf is : top: 0 right:1383 bottom:-586 left:0 And the projection ...
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Polygon Shifting in WGS 84

I'm troubleshooting some discrepancies between intersection results in State Plane and WGS 84. The intersect was ran when both the polygons and points were same PCS ...
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How to add a lat/lon grid to a map using azimuthal projection?

I have a north azimuthal projection, equal areas. I want to create a map from it (in QGIS) and display a grid on it for better orientation. Thats how it looks like: Why doe my degrees have so ...
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Which projection should be chosen to model transmission lines across the USA?

I am looking at different options for high voltage power lines in the US. These power lines cross several states. Since in the end the distance is of importance, is the USA Contiguous Equidistant ...
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How do I interpret this proj4string and why doesn't changing units change its resuls?

I'm new to GIS - I have a background in statistics. I have the following proj4string: '+proj=lcc +lat_1=40.66666666666666 +lat_2=41.03333333333333 +lat_0=40.16666666666666 +lon_0=-74 +x_0=300000 ...
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Determine projection of a shapefile

Is there anyway to determine projection of a shape file which doesn't have .prj file? I am trying to re-project this shape file to another projection, I know that it is Lat long data. I could manage ...
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World map different projection

I want to display something on a world map. I have these shapefiles http://thematicmapping.org/downloads/world_borders.php I want my map to look something like this: or I am using QGis. Is ...
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QGIS: How to add a second polygon that is exactly 5km larger in all directions?

Given is a map with an airport. Within a distance of 5km around the runway there is a so called no fly zone for drones (in Switzerland). I want to show this zone in a map. What I would like to do is ...