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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Projecting gps data to get length of resulting line shape in ArcMap 10.0

I have gps data in WGS84 geographic coordinates. I will use the gps data to build a line shape in ArcMap 10.0. The data falls in UTM 15N. To get most accurate length of line, should I project the ...
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How to show an array of 2d points/polygons in Polymaps (Cartesian coordinate system)

I need to display these 2d points/polygons (Cartesian coordinate system) on Polymaps with GeoJson layer. I do not use the other layers. Do I need to convert xy coordinates to the lat lon? If so, how? ...
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How to convert decimal degrees units to km in R?

I am trying to figure out how I can transform my unit of length from decimal degree to km when I import the following simple ArcGIS polygon shape. Ultimately, I would like to have this information ...
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What projection is this [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: QGIS - Hell of time with CRS and vector intersect The tax assessor parcels layer I referred to in my first post gives this as its projection: +proj=lcc ...
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Image tiling math

I've been looking at MapTiler for the logic on how to render an image as tiles on a (google) map. Instead of storing the single tiles locally in a folder structure I want to use Djatoka. I'm able to ...
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Geoserver tiles mismatch

I tried to get WMS tiles from geoserver like /geoserver/gwc/service/tms/1.0.0/layername@EPSG%3A4326@png/15/19142/9530.png or with another projection ...
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raster data expressed as percent

I downloaded NDVI greeness data from the USGS Integrated Vegetation Mapping Viewer. In the metadata it says that visual greenness values range from 0 to 100. My data is from the period ending 3/5/12 ...
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API documentation for Gdal/Ogr with C#

I want to assign projection to shapefile in my web C# application, for this i am using Gdal/OGR/OSR C# bindings and add osr_csharp.dll and ogr_csharp.dll references. But i am facing some difficulty ...
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Geowebcache re-projection

I have one layer (raster geotiff image) published in geoserver with EPSG: 3011 projection. But I want this layer in EPSG 4326 projection for use it in google API web application. I have searched on ...
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Need Image with Sweref99_1800 projection/coordinate system

I need third party image tiles (probably world imagery) under sweref99_1800 projection and coordinate system (EPSG 3008). I found this link ...
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How is EPSG:4326 data 'projected' in a 2D map?

I like to think I'm relatively well-versed in datums, projections, and coordinate reference systems, so if this is a stupid question I will suffer eternal shame. OpenStreetMap data is stored in WGS84 ...
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Which world map projection allows comparing countries by shape and size?

The Mercator projection increases scale along with the latitude. Greenland seems larger than Australia, when in fact it is much smaller. The equal-area projections however stretch shapes away from the ...
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How is a “conformal latitude” used in ellipsoidal stereographic projections?

At my work, I've been doing some maintenance on internal software that claims to implement a Stereographic projection whose formulas were copied from an old system a long time ago. From what I've ...
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Mercator projection: problem with latitude formula

I'm trying to get the position of a coordinate on this map (source Wikipedia): If I'm correct than the formula for the position of the latitude would be: R * ln(tan(pi/4 + latitude / 2)) But ...
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How to define new custom projections in QGIS?

I'm trying to define a projection in QGIS. I want to add North America Albers Equal Area Conic. From the spatialreference site I copied the proj4 line: +proj=aea +lat_1=20 +lat_2=60 +lat_0=40 ...
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OpenLayers transform EPSG 27700 coordinate to Google 900913

Community, I'm currelty capturing my mouse click event and trying to transform the coordinates into Long Lat. I need to get at the Long Lat as strings so I can build a url and throw it at Google ...
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How can I transform GCS_WGS_1984 to GCS_North_American_1983?

I need to convert a GCS_WGS_1984 data set to NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_14N. What transformation should I use?
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Defining multiple projections inside a file gdb [error 000289 failed to alter spatial reference]

I am importing multiple shapefiles into a filegdb in ArcGIS 10, and using the following code to define the projection of the feature once imported, to the .prj of the original .shp file. Here is my ...
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Possible to use Google Earth to generate “skyline” planes?

I was really interested to notice that my city appears to have gotten the 3D Buildings treatment on Google Earth. I am trying to figure out how I might these 3D buildings to generate 'skylines' for a ...
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How to add a projection to a Shapefile using open-source tools?

I have been given some shapefiles WITHOUT a projection. So I need to add the projection in order to display it on google map. I found the projection information I need at ...
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Public reprojection services

Are there any free public services where I can send one point in a coordsystem and it returns the point reprojected in a specified coordinate system? I will not be doing many requests, for now it is ...
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Best practices to minimize error when buffering unprojected data

If I buffer hundreds of unprojected WGS84 points across the US by say, 3 miles, will I get accurate areas returned (3 x pi x r) for each of the circles created? I suspect not. If not, what would be ...
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Choosing best projection/SRID

I created a shape in OpenJump and exported it to shape(ESRI) file and then imported it to SQL2008 via shape2sql , the problem is that it shows bigger than what I want, In OpenJump it shows 1meter ...
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Measuring distance in spherical Mercator vs zoned UTM

I've got points in WGS84 lat/long and I'd like to measure "small" (less than say 5km) distances between them. I can use the haversine formula from http://www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong.html ...
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Quantum GIS Reproject a projected coordinate system with rotation

I have two shapefiles:- one in WGS84 Z30S and one in a custom, system based, projection. I need to convert the custom projection into WGS84 Z30S. I have a set of parameters including a shift in X and ...
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Overlapping map tiles with mapnik's generate_tiles.py script

I'm trying to generate map tiles using the mapnik's generate_tiles.py script, but the resulting tiles are overlapped. Example The tiles have the following directory structure: ...
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mixing lon/lat and mercator layers in a MapServer .map file

I have a basic question about my MapServer .map file, which has two layers, each with a different coordinate system, longlat vs. mercator. See my .map file below. If I leave it as shown below, with ...
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What projection appeared in the NYTimes this morning?

Perhaps not as GIS related as some, but definitely about maps. Can anyone identify the map projection that appeared in the New York Times this morning? It's not one I've seen before, and a quick ...
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Is there a way to draw a straight line on a map which also represents a straight line on the earth surface?

I'm trying to understand more on projections. In this example, why must one calculate the curvature of the earth (great circle) if the map is already projected? Is there a way to draw a visibly ...
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List of methods of determining the projection of a shapefile when .prj is missing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best practices for identifying the unknown coordinate system of a Shapefile It would be helpful to mention what information is needed to perform each technique. What are ...
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OpenLayers.Control.DrawFeature Accuracy problem

When i draw a polygon using the OpenLayers.Control.DrawFeature then i export that polygon to KML using OpenLayers.Format.KML. Though, when I open it in google earth there is a big difference between ...
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projection/pyproj puzzle, and understanding SRS format

I have a shapefile that has a .prj file, with the following wkt contents: ...
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Arc by center point in PostGIS does not fit the circle

I'd like to store a GML ArcByCenterPoint in PostGIS. I can work out the start, middle and end points required by the CIRCULARSTRING type and all seems to be OK, except that when I visualise the arc it ...
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One dimensional map of the world?

Bit of a strange question but hope this is OK to ask here. Has anyone heard of a '1-dimensional' projection of the world map - that is mapping all the points on the globe to a single line? I was ...
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Can you search WMS services for a particular projection?

Is there an interface or website to search public WMS services for location/projection?
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How to set spatial reference to OSGB_1936_British_National_Grid in ArcGIS

I have two datasets in ArcGIS. One is from the Ordnance Survey (UK National Mapping Agency) and, when I view the properties of the dataset it says that the Spatial Reference is ...
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Why are Data Projections relevant?

Sorry for my ignorance - especially after being in this area for a long time. Why is it useful to store data in unusual projections and datums? I understand the value of projections as output ...
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Project twitter geo data into wgs 84 map

I'm currently working on displaying twitter geo data (currently just long/lat -> cartesian without any analysis). This is the world map (source: naturalearthdata): ...
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What's up with the GeoJSON spec and CRS as a IRM?

I'm writing a web API to our GIS data, currently revamping our geocoding service. I'm creating the option for folks to specify the output type as GeoJSON so I'm trying to follow the spec. Our data is ...
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Projection Decision

I'm deciding on whether to use a geographic projection (lat/long) or a lambert conformal conic projection for a web servicing project that will use raster, vector, and point data, for queries, ...
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How does OpenLayers determine a layer's projection?

Could anyone explain the strategy OpenLayers take to determine the layer's projection? For example, if I didn't explicitly specify any projection for a marker layer, what projection would the layer ...
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What is the definition for a geographic coordinate system with east/west bounds of 0 to 360

I need the coordinate system reference or a projection definition that uses geographic (i.e. lat/lon) coordinates but instead of east/west bounds being defined as 180 to -180, I need them to be ...
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What projections should I use to make my own Globe?

Searching for an answer to this question, I found instructions posted by Gulf of Maine Research Institute showing how to create a globe. Using manual methods ... What approach would I take to ...
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How to calculate oblique photo scale?

Is it possible to calculate oblique photo scale by given vertical photo scale ? I mean is there any kind formula relation between them or maybe is it possible to calculate rough approximation of ...
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Automate Projection of multiple shp files using ArcPy

I have been trying to create a Python script that will convert all shape files within a folder from GCS WGS 84 to Web Mercator. Below is the code I have so far but what I'm struggling with is how to ...
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How to convert coordinates from Gauss-Krueger to Longitude/Latitude?

I'm a newbie in the GIS world so please advise me :) In my .NET/C# project I need to show some shapes/points on the Bing Map. The problem is I have the Gauss-Krueger coordinates and need to convert ...
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Ogr2ogr projection problem- features are shifted 12 miles to the north?

I have discovered a problem related to the output of an ogr2ogr command line call. My resulting polygon features are 12 miles (.18 degrees) due north of where they should be, but the longitude is ...
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What is the current Web Mercator projection code?

The web mercator projection, popularised by Google Maps, seems to be given a new EPSG code every couple of years. EPSG:900913 (Google in calculator text) was an unofficial code EPSG:3785 - is the ...
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QGIS and MapInfo Projections - EPSG 27700 (British National Grid)

I have some data in a PostGIS table with the projection EPSG 27700. If I export this data from QGIS (v1.8) to MapInfo TAB / MIF when I open the data in MapInfo it has a shift on it. Does anyone know ...