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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QGIS to solve projection mystery in Postgresql

I downloaded some data from local agency. Per QGIS 2.2, I defined the projection to 'EPSG:3587 - NAD83(NSRS2007) / Michigan Central' in postgresql (maybe ArcMap). Data is in Postgresql 9.3. I am ...
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Accurate local map projections

Is there a map projection that can accurately represent reality at a local area, i.e. when transforming the map could I choose an area that I care about accuracy and allow distortions elsewhere? Like ...
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MySQL+GDal+MapServer+OpenLayers WebMercator problem

I have a problem/question what is the most efficiant way to go from WGS84 (epsg:4326) to webmercator. Outline of the structure right now: MySQL Database: with point Latitude/Lontiude Data [~200 ...
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Choosing projection to use for Least-Cost Path analysis at continental scale?

I am trying to find least cost paths from the southern USA to the Great Lakes region (for example). My resistance layers are currently in an equal area projection but I'm wondering if I should convert ...
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Correcting coordinates of CAD drawing imported into ArcGIS?

I am having some issues with some CAD drawings that I have imported to ArcGIS. I have a number of CAD drawings where by the features within the drawing have an error in their coordinates. For example, ...
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Conversion problem of projection of MODIS LAI from sinusoidal to geographic

I am trying to change MODIS data's (LAI) sinusoidal projection to geographic. Actually I did it. But when I reproject it by ERDAS, the output LAI raster moved about 10 km to west side of actual shape ...
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EPSG1612 transformation [closed]

I have survey data for contacts listed as eastings and northings - I need to overlay this onto PNG files but the location is quite far north - How do I apply EPSG 1612 transformation to the UTM Zone ...
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projection conversion from mercator to google maps format

Is this spTransform(Finland3, CRS("+proj=longlat +ellps=WGS84 +no_defs+ellps=WGS84 +towgs84=0,0,0 ")) the right way to project a shapefile with this projection coord. ref. : +proj=merc +lon_0=0 ...
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Projections when using google maps and rest service on openlayers

I am trying to use a rest service on an openlayers map that has 2 google maps layers. The google map layer is set to it's own custom projection (which I had to code into the library by hand, but I ...
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Creating a custom Lambert Conformal Conic projection in ArcGIS 10.1 and/or 10.2.2

referring to the table below, I am trying to use the values on the left from another program that uses different terms for the parameters of a custom projection. I just wanted to make sure that ...
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Wrong projection high quality shapefile for the coastline of Helsinki region (Finland)

I did some spatial interpolations in R and I need a support for those. Looking for shapefiles online the best I could find was and it looks really horrible, the same area in ggplot looks like . I ...
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OpenStreetMap Tile Server with Custom Projection Systems

I am trying to install the OSM tile server on a local machine with a custom projection system like epsg:3573. For the server installation I followed this tutorial ...
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Coordinate System Alignment

I have four shapefiles with different original projections that I am trying to bring into ArcMap 10.2. How do I set these four shapefiles to a single projection that will display the layers correctly? ...
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How to set a coordinate transformation GRID

Does anyone know how to set a coordinate transformation in qgis so I can measure the distances in meters or kilometers? If anyone has a clue, would be just great. Thanks!
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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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Show map using esri leaflet, with 4326 spatial reference

I have this MapServer http://geoservices.big.go.id/arcgis/rest/services/RBI/Rupabumi/MapServer It turns out it uses 4326 spatial reference. I want to present it using leaflet, my code so far: ...
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How to calculate point from lat/long, angle, and distance? [duplicate]

I am trying to calculate the point from a given lat/long, a bearing, and a distance. This is for plotting weather given a aeronautical way point. For example: Given a waypoint with a known ...
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problem in scale of projected raster

I have a shapefile (my basin limit) and one raster file that I projected it to the shapefile coordinate system and set its cell size to 1000m(area=1Km2). my basin area is 5400 Km2 and it should ...
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projections Basemap and pyproj

I am struggling to understand the projections using pyproj. for now my question is to understand the results of projection operations I have following coordinates that I project on x,y lon = ...
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Can I edit coordinates within an edit session and reproject without reloading the data

I have one lat/long to correct. I edited within my table, saved edits, and now when I project using the Project tool the point stays on my map in the same position. Do I need to reload my data from ...
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Applying distance/area dependent procedures in geographic coordinates over large areas?

I'm currently doing some niche modelling with data in geographic coordinates spanning all of Latin America. I am using R for my analysis. Some of the tasks I have to perform are area/distance ...
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Classic United Kingdom Projection?

When you visit a classroom in the United States and see a map of the contiguous states on the wall, it's usually in NAD83 Albers Equal Area with the central meridian right at 96 West. Is there an ...
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Project one layer in qgis using projection CRS of another layer

I am using QGIS 1.6 and have imported a set of latitude, longitude points from a csv file as a layer. I also have another layer from a shape file. When I go to layer->properties for the second layer I ...
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cs2cs works one way but not the other

I am trying to build a short program using cs2cs that will work on any windows pc I copied cs2cs.exe and proj.dll to a seperate folder When i run this to convert israel tranverse mercator to decimal ...
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gdal read whole geotif band into vector

i have another c++ GDAL question. I try to read alle elevation data out of an GeoTiff file into a c++ vector so that i can get elevation at x,y like this: vector[x][y]. I also like to use this data to ...
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Mapnik projection for rectangular coordinates

I am trying to use mapnik to render indoor floorplans and am having a little trouble figuring out the SRS projection. I have geoJSON that represents the floorplan. The coordinates are just cartesian ...
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50m x 50m grid around the world

I'd like to subdivide the earth into a grid of approx. 50 x 50 m cells (big database, I know). To make it more complicated (and fun), I also need to be able to determine to which cell a given set of ...
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Defining custom projection using baseline survey coordinates

I have CAD data that I need to incorporate into a GIS analysis. The CAD data does not have a defined projection, but the drawings include a table of survey baseline points. I need to know if I can ...
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Changing layer extent to decimal degrees?

Using ArcMap or ArcGIS 10 ... In the photo below, you can see my extent is in meters while my projected coordinate system is in decimal degrees. How can I convert my layer extent to decimal degrees? ...
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Is there any Google Maps-like zoomable world map, but with an equal-area projection?

Whenever I look at Google Maps at a global or polar area, the projection hurts. Is there any web service with a zoomable world map, that uses an equal-area projection — preferably pseudorectangular ...
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Why are Google Mercator and UTM rotated towards each other?

Being a self-taught GIS user, I struggled a while before getting the grips on map projections. But now this: because I like to use OpenStreetMap as a background layer for orientation, I have saved my ...
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How to find Latitudes and Longitudes of projections of the vertices of a rectangular plane below earth's surface? [closed]

I want to find out the latitudes and longitudes of projections of the vertices of a rectangular plane inside the earth's surface. I know dimensions of rectangle, angles of orientation and latitude and ...
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which map projection should be used for global map with geography and human demographics

I am working on a project to try to identify the most threatened populations (on a global scale) of having a limited access to freshwater. I want to compare those most at risk currently and then add ...
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Adding a custom projection to the epsg.properties

I have created an entry at www.spatialreference.org of a customized .prj file. http://www.spatialreference.org/ref/sr-org/7973/ I'm trying to add the generated geoserver entry to the EPSG.Properties ...
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How to use Google Maps projection with GeoDjango/PostGIS

I am building a web service with GeoDjango which involves user submitted events including a location. I created a model field for my location using django.contrib.gis.db: location = ...
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OpenLayers Plugin with on-thy-fly-transformation causes wrong coordinates

I am using the OpenLayers Plugin with the maps from Google Satellite. In Qgis I have chosen on-the-fly-transformation into WGS 84. But the WGS 84 coordinates in Qgis are now 0.15 degrees further E ...
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Copy .prj file into QGIS projection folder

I want a custom projection used in ArcGIS be available in QGIS. I have the .prj file copied out of a ArcGIS folder (containing different projections). Now, I want this file to be added into QGIS. Is ...
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km measurement in qgis with EPSG 4326

I'm struggling with a small issue. I'm working with the master version of QGIS and I have some layers loaded in my project. All the layer are in 4326 projection and the on the fly option in NOT ...
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Problem with projection in meters with ArcGIS 10.1 [duplicate]

I hope you can help with the following problem. I have a shapefile and want to project it using a projected coordinate system with meters as unit. What I did was to change the projection from ...
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Get XY in different projection without changing data frame using python addin [duplicate]

I been searching for a way to use this http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/49273-getting-xy-from-mouse-click-using-python tool but print the XY in different coordinate system like WGS 1984 (decimal ...
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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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Using Fiona to write a new shapefile from scratch

I am new to Fiona, and trying to wrap my head around reading a csv file and writing out an ESRI shapefile. I have most of it down, but am missing two things; (1) defining the projection/spatial ...
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Assign a particular projection for un-projected raster/vector files in a folder/sub-folders

We are having 1000's of raster images/vector (shp,tab,dxf) files in a folder/sub folders. Is it possible to check the projection of those and if it is an un-projected one? WGS 1984 has to be ...
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Political world map texture?

What is correct name of texture and/or projection, which is suitable for 3D engines? I want to apply world map to 3D sphere, but a variety of images found by Google makes me thinks that some of them ...
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Cause of MODIS Reprojection Tool errors?

I have installed the MODIS Reprojection Tool (mrt) and it says the installation completed successfully but it does not mosaic my images properly. However, there seems to be some projection errors. ...
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List the projection & datum of all the files in a folder

In QGIS/GRASS, is it possible to list the projection details of all the shp,tab,dxf files in a folder ? We are having 100 - 150 files in too many folders. We would like to create a table of Proj ...
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calculation precision during projection transformation

I am using wgs 84 base tiles, and the tile is not rendered as image but with geojson format. I try to draw them in the tile according to the data. And the geometry of the returned feature is lng and ...
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Openlayer plugin in QGIS, error in projection 3857 Pseudomercator

I'm using QGIS plugin Openlayer to set the background of Google satellite under my vector layer. However, even if I project my layers as EPSG 3857 (the default and only possible projection for ...
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How to project vector data in QGIS 2.2?

I'm running QGIS 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. Trying to project data gives me a hard time right now. The last time I did that was in 2.0 and I basically changed the projection by saving the data as a new ...
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QGIS Digitizing in Cartesian

I have a client, that needs some geological maps digitized (polygons) in a Cartesian grid. It would be a basic, square grid with North up, and coordinates in x and y. Some of the maps will need to ...