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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Set of intersection points in trilateration / multilateration [duplicate]

Like in this post I will get a set of points (3 or more) with latitude, longitude and distance (in KM) information to find out the target location. A distance could be about 500 KM. The circles ...
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Good projections for Middle East and North Africa in D3?

I'm a data visualizer who's mostly worked with US data, and I'm familiar with AlbersUSA project. However, I'm going to be doing a series of graphics on the Middle East. Any suggestions or interesting ...
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Google Earth image projection transformation question

I have taken a JPEG image snapshot of an area on google earth. Within it I marked and record the coordinates of the four corners. I then added and georeferenced the image to a map I was already ...
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Open Source Webmaps and Geotiffs

I have recently started to learn how to use open source web maps, and have come across the following issue. When using geoserver and geo explorer (part of the open-geo-suite), I seem to get an ...
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Importing spatially referenced geotiff from MicroStation V8i into ArcGIS

I can't figure out how to properly import a geo-referenced raster into ArcGIS from MicroStation. Both the design file and the Arc data frame are in the same projected coordinate system, which is ...
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Growing error from west to east when overlaying raster and shape

I am using a shape of Austria from gadm.org which I want to overlay with a netCDF file in R. As the netCDF has projected coordinates in EPSG:31287, I have reprojected the shape using FWtools and the ...
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Raster appears like polygon in Arcmap

I copied rasters across into my geodatabase for a client but when they open the raster dataset in ArcMap they appear in tiles as shown in the image below. When I drag and drop individual rasters over ...
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Equidistant Cartesian projection for NYC

I'm working on a project in which I cluster locations in New York City based on their distance. My dataset contains latitude and longitude and thus I'd like to project it to a 2D Cartesian space in ...
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How to modify or create a wider UTM zone?

am working on a project to do country-wide mapping using projected coordinate system such UTM. However, the country (Zambia) is covered by three UTM zones, namely zone 34,35 and 36.I have read ...
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Finding gps projection of 3d photo?

I have an aerial photo from Paris and I would like to plot gps paths and 3d surfaces on top of it (using R, python, etc). . The problem I have is converting my gps coordinates to 2d coordinates on ...
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Escaping the MODIS Swath Projection with GDAL: MOD06_L2: MRT Swath Tool not working

Stackexchange, I am looking at ftp://ladsftp.nascom.nasa.gov/allData/6/MOD06_L2/2012/222/MOD06_L2.A2012222.0800.006.2015062054108.hdf Trying to get the SDS (in WGS84 Projection and as GeoTiff): ...
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Determine XY offset in meters between two lat/long points (EPSG:4326), and accurately recreating point locations using XY offset

I have two tables in EPSG:4326, one for home locations and one for site locations. I need to be able to generate the XY offset in meters between the home location, and the site locations. I then need ...
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Converting GCS NAD 1983 to CA state plane

I have a polygon shapefile in GCS_North_American_1983. I'm trying to project it into NAD 1983 StatePlaneCalifornia III Fips 0403 (US Feet). This is my original file. When I run the project tool, ...
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How to project WRF data (lat/lon) onto ArcGIS maps

I have climate data generated using the WRF model, in lat/lon format (lambert conformal projection), in an Excel file. I'm looking to project / overlay this data onto a map of the UK using ArcGIS, ...
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Rectangular bounding box curved in D3.js

I am trying to project polygons to a map with a static background image using D3.js. The polygons looked slightly off in relation to the background so I drew the bounding box of the image, and sure ...
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Best projection / CRS for short-distance based analysis?

I'm having a bit of meltdown about projections and coordinate reference systems, and was hoping for a few pointers. I have 3 GIS projects, at 3 sites in Europe (the largest of which measures about ...
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Align vector and raster layers with D3

I have a geocoded raster image that I want to use as the background to a vector map with D3.js. The screenshot shows the layers in QGIS (grey is raster). Here's the markup for the map: <div ...
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Projection of Boston housing data

Boston housing data provided by GeoDa center is a well-known dataset. GeoDa Center provides this data in shapefile format. A metadata file included in the download indicates that the data use ...
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Create Envelope based on center point

I see in the Java SDK : https://developers.arcgis.com/java/api-reference/com/esri/core/geometry/Envelope.html they have : Envelope(Point center, double width, double height) Creates an envelope by ...
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Converting coordinate system of feature layers and datasets programmatically

I am trying to convert coordinate system of featurelayer and datasets using ESRI.ArcGIS.DataManagementTools.Project . The tool works fine in ArcCatalog . I have doubts about the parameters i am ...
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Projection bug between overlay and base layers

I am making a WebGIS application for a course and I am trying to integrate some nice base layers like OMS, Stamen, and Bing Maps with my overlay layers that are for Bolivia from a Bolivian map ...
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Can MapQuest tiles be used in an Openlayers 3 map with a non-standard projection?

I have a map in OpenLayers 3 with raster and GeoJSON layers that are in an UTM projection and I would like to use MapQuest tiles as a base map while keeping the map and layers projected as UTM. Is ...
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Convert from WGS84 to 2D projection

I have a map in the form of .bil & .hdr using WGS84. I'd like to convert this into another map using a 2D projection while keeping the lat/long information. What I'd really like with this new map ...
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Problem to create composer with open layer plugin in QGIS

Creating layout in composer I am facing a problem of dislocation of shp file and google earth image ( which I am using from "open layer plugin") Version 2.4.0 Chugiak (Mac) In the first image shows ...
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NAD83 2011 AZ central projection

I am having trouble getting GDAL to read a file geodatabase with data projected in NAD83(2011) State Plane Arizona Central FIPS 0202. I have developed the following code: # standard imports import ...
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How to project WGS84 raster in lat/long to WGS84 UTM in ArcMap 10?

I know this is suppose to be simple and I've found similar questions. However when I try to do the same (data management tools > projections and transformations > raster > project) inserting input ...
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Projection change in QGIS after import & export in Grass

I'm working on an application written with Grass command in python and I have a projection problem. First I create a location with belgian lambert 72 (EPSG:31370) in Grass 7.0. After importing all ...
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X and Y after Albers lat and lon transformation

that is probably a very obvious question but it is melting my brain: when transforming lat and lon to [x,y] (for instance using this code https://gist.github.com/RandomEtc/476238) I get the ...
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gdal_translate or gdalwarp to define projection

Which of these is the best approach to define (aka. set) a projection for a tiff? 1) gdal_translate -a_srs EPSG:32182 in.tif out.tif 2) gdalwarp -s_srs EPSG:32182 -t_srs EPSG:32182 in.tif out.tif ...
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If Geographic Coordinates are unprojected coordinates, how can GIS softwares display such unprojected data on a plane?

I have been using ArcGIS and QGIS regularly for about 2 years now, and just recently I was struck by this new thought. If a data set in say, in ArcMap, has been georeferrenced with a Geographic ...
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Lambert conformal conic isn't actually conformal?

Mathematically a conformal map has the property that the Jacobian of the transformation is a scaled version of a rotation matrix. The transformation involved in a spherical Lambert conformal conic ...
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SRID, Shape2SQL and SQL Server 2008r2 query

I'm using Shape2SQL to load the Ordinance Survey's Meridian 2 map into SQL Server 2008r2 (which is working very smoothly and painlessly). According to this page ...
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How to use SRTM Global DEM for Aspect calculation?

I need to derive a raster representing aspect for North America (from STRM data, originally in geographic lat/long). In most projections, true north is only map north along eg the central meridian so ...
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How to get projection data (.prj) of raster image using GDAL/OGR?

I start with a boundary shape-file (think U.S. states) in lat/long that I convert to some projection, and then rasterize the result as a .tif. What I need now are the raster coordinates of the ...
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project hdf file with geospatial_lat and lon in batch process

Is there any way that I can do a batch process in projecting hdf files wherein I could get and include only the geospatial_lat and lon in the batch script since every hdf file have different ...
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Why prj2epsg cannot resolve PostGIS SRText?

In many places I have seen people referring to http://prj2epsg.org (here, here). I have used this service too, however, the service cannot uniquely identify an EPSG code alway. I understand that it ...
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Spherical Mercator - World bounds

What are the correct world bounds in the Spherical Mercator projection (EPSG:3857 and EPSG:900913) In some source I got those bounds see this link in the maxExtent parameter: minx: -20037508.3427892 ...
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Finding centroids for icosahedral gnomonic projection?

I've been trying to create an icosahedral gnomonic projection, like this example by Jason Davies or this one (the Fisher projection). The method that I initially used was using the centroid of each ...
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Difference between WGS_1984_UTM_33N and GCS_WGS_84

What is the difference between: a map that has a projected coordinate system of WGS_1984_UTM_33N, a geographic coordinate system of GCS_WGS_1984, and a datum of D_WGS_1984 a map that has no ...
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Thiessen polygons extend outside of extent of projection

I'm working on a geological project on the past position of continents (in ArcMap 10 Service Pack 5, build 4400). The tool I'm creating in Model Builder uses Create Thiessen Polygons and all input ...
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How does OpenLayers 3 handle coordinates?

Ol3 always uses the flatCoordinates because obviously it needs 2d-coordinates as the screen is only 2-dimensional. But how does OL3 calculate the flat representation? For example if my view’s ...
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ArcGIS Online no spatial reference

My intention is to georeference an image so as to create a Swipe Map in AGOL. First, I add my control points, rectify, then analyze before attempting to share and finally publish in AGOL. The other ...
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set Default projection in postgis table

I've set the SRID 4326 for a table having geometry column, but when i insert a geometry without SRID, i get an error because no SRID specified is interpreted as -1 or 0, so how i can set a default ...
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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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Best Projection for Getis Ord Gi* Statistic Analysis

I am about to calculate the Getis Ord Gi* statistic for some rasters whose extents are global. In choosing a projection, do I want to preserve distance (e.g. equidistant) to obtain accurate ...
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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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Defining projection using readOGR if the shapefile doesn't have it?

I think that by using readOGR to import a shapefile renders worthless to put proj4string to the script since if any coords are available in the shapefile, it will be transported through the readOGR. ...
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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 ...