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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Doubt in Field Calculator

I am working in an project.I have a point Shapefile its projection is NAD83(HARN)Pennslyvaniasouth(ftUS)*EPSG3365* when I measure its distance(between two points) it gives me the answer in feet .yes ...
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How do I Fix Projection Issues in QGIS

I have some exiting shape files that supposedly have a CRS of OSGEO:41001. If I import new data, and set the CRS to OSGEO:41001 they do not align. If I change the CRS of the new layers to ...
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Coordinate systems and bearings

Ok so I've got a noodle scratcher and want some input before I open my mouth to my higher-ups. I recieved a new boundary description from a surveyor that uses metes and bounds in the form of bearings ...
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What strategies, criteria, or rules to use for selecting coordinate systems?

What strategies, criteria, or rules do you use for selecting coordinate systems for (a) storing, (b) analyzing, and (c) displaying GIS data? (I humbly offer my reply to a related question ...
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Heads up digitizing - Polygons overlay differently with two different Satellite images

I have been digitizing building footprints from satellite image using ArcGIS 10.1 . Field data collections is done with the use of four corner point GPS way point. Due to multipath errors, we are ...
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Change coordinate system of a WMS service

I have a WMS service that is projected to UTM/SAD-69. My workspace is in WGS-84 with no projection. I want to change the coordinate system of my WMS service. Is it possible in ArcMap 10.0? The wms ...
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No prj file output from qgis:reproject

I'm trying to reproject a vector layer using the 'qgis:reproject' algorithm in the processing/sextante module of QGIS, from Python. This kind of works, but the .prj and .qpj files created after ...
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Different output from running algorithm in toolbox and from script

I am unable to get the same results when running the qgis:reproject tool from QGIS processing toolbox (QGIS version 2.0.1) as when running it from a Python script (console). In this example I am ...
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Implementing day night functionality [duplicate]

I want to implement day/night functionality on world map i.e there will be dark layer showing countires having night now. This world map could be creaeted through ESRI or SVG map.I want to ...
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Waterman Projection in ArcMap

Anyone have any idea how to create (or where to find) the Waterman "Butterfly" projection in ArcMap?
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Reprojecting Natural Earth dataset to World Eckert I

My question is connected with QGIS 2. Could anybody explain me how I ought to reproject the Natural Earth dataset there in order my world map to look correctly? When I strive to reproject these data I ...
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QGIS display does not reflect projection

I have slight experience with ArcGIS, but am new to QGIS. I'm trying to set the projection of my map, and I understand that this is done by altering the CRS (coordinate reference system) of each ...
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What is the projection of an Android Location class instance?

What is the projection of a Location object returned from the LocationClient by a class implementing the LocationListener interface with a fused provider in the Google Play Services SDK? For example, ...
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Fortifying re-projected shapefile for ggplot2 in R

I have a shapefile of US county boundaries which I got from the NHGIS. I can load the file using the rgdal package and see information about it: library(rgdal) shp_1860 <- readOGR("shp", ...
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OpenLayers using GoogleMaps layers: issues with setCenter and transform

Past week or so I have been doing everything in just OpenLayers and has been going great: been using markers, vectors, bringing in json data via php, and some ajax. Everything has been in one layer ...
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GeoTIFF without projection?

I have encountered a GeoTIFF raster files with EPSG:4326 (WGS84), i.e. no projection defined! Is this normal? I would expect raster to be in Projected Coordinate System. Raster is a grid of pixels so ...
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openlayersplugin qgis 2.0.1

I have installed qgis 2.0.1, great thing... but.. open layerplugin doesn´t work proper. When I try to load two different open layers I get the answer "could not draw google satellite because:" Also ...
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Layers with the same Geographic Coordinate system don't overlap [duplicate]

I am a GIS newbie. I'm having a problem that, from the looks of things on this website, is a fairly common problem. I have 3 layers, all in the same GCS that do not line up. I have read all the the ...
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Adding Basemap and changing projection - still not aligned

I am using the basemap in ArcMap10 to create a shapefile of hand digitised polygons based on building outlines. However, when I change the basemap projection to Brit Nat Grid, it does not line up ...
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Is it possible to have another CRS in the status bar than used for the map?

I am new to QGIS. When I use OSM or Google Maps as a basemap via Open Layer Plugin, the map should be projected as EPSG: 900913. However, the Coordinates shown in the status bar are useless for me, ...
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Export to new projection in QGIS 1.7

Suppose I have layers A and B. I don't know their projections but by the looks of the map I know they are not the same. In QGIS 1.6 I would use one of my favorite features: Vector> Data ...
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cannot get EPSG of bounding box

I use openlayers 2.12. I created a form where the user can insert a bounding box, to insert to the database a new borough. To check the EPSG of the borough I tried the following //ba bb bc bd came ...
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Problem with projection in layer

I'm having problems with visualizing a layer which is in EPSG:4326 Apparently the geometry looks perfect, but I don't know why, it's not in real coordinates. I have projected it to 4326 with QGIS, ...
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Appropriate map projection for the UK?

As the title: what is the most appropriate projection to reduce distortion, if I'm just showing the UK on a map? Is WGS84 fine (since it's a relatively small area), or should I use some other kind ...
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How to reproject EPSG:102218 with QGIS?

I have a raster file. ArcMap says it is in NAD_1983_USFS_R6_Albers (EPSG:102218). QGIS says it is in USER:100000 - * Generated CRS (+proj=aea +lat_1=43 +lat_2=48 +lat_0=34 +lon_0=-120 +x_0=600000 ...
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Define projection at the record level

Hopefully this isn't too dumb a question, but is it possible to define projection at the record level, instead of a whole layer or table? I want to create a "project" database for all the work my ...
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Draw cirlcle on Equirectangular projection [duplicate]

I'm trying to draw a circle (actually a great circle) on an equirectangular map to archive something like this http://i.stack.imgur.com/7EliU.png (from here). So I have the lat/lon coordinates of the ...
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GeoTools and PostGIS with ESPG:3857

I'm trying to use both PostGIS and GeoTools with the same ESPG:3857 projection, however, it looks like the projections in PostGIS and GeoTools differ. This is what I have in PostGIS: PROJCS["WGS 84 ...
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Good projection for covering most of the world

I'm writing an application for building navigation routes thru the city streets, and not quite sure what projection would be best. I tried EPSG:3587, however, the tools I'm using - GeoTools and ...
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Partial Map Pixel Projections

I have the following: A PNG or JPG of a random width and height, in pixels, that represents a partial map of the world (i.e. a rectangle of the United States). The four corners of this image are ...
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Geostationary Satellite Projection

What is the equation needed for forward and inverse transformation of Geostationary Satellite projection.?. How to convert it to Geodetic and vice versa. Geostationary satellite projection is ...
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I am getting a blank layer preview from geoserver after Quick Exporting my shapefile to postgis and then getting postgis to point to geoserver [closed]

What could be the potential problems? Looking at the layer's data fields/form the one thing that isn't filled is the Native SRS and its source, but I have already passed in the projection info as it ...
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Incorrect coordinates when reprojecting NAD27 to NAD83

I have some historic UTM coordinates as NAD27 (556787, 7169250) which I entered into a spreadsheet and have imported into QGIS. I assign them the projection Nad27 / UTM zone 12N (EPSG: 26712) I ...
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Rhombus shaped pixels when viewing an image referenced in WGS84

Following the Question What is the projection of WGS84 in GIS software?, in the comments section of the answer http://gis.stackexchange.com/a/73578/5256, Jake very well explains that Because the ...
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Mapping elements in a warehouse

I am new to GIS. For a small project I want to map elements in a warehouse and want to find the location of the elements later (e.g. nails are located at x,y). Now I am wondering what kind of ...
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Change projection system .tif file [duplicate]

I have a list of .tif files which have the wrong projection system (NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_13N). However, I want to have those files in (WGS_1984). I want to do this by a script that can transform tif ...
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How to render area that crosses 180°?

The problem is that the Chukotka Peninsula is located in the Western Hemisphere. So it is on the left side of Natural Earth Datasets. It needs to be moved to the right. I tried to use following ...
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Shapefile point coordinates to lonlat

I'm currently trying to parse a shapefile (http://www.esri.com/library/whitepapers/pdfs/shapefile.pdf) with c++. While I have no problems parsing all the data I need, there is a problem with the ...
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Using a different projection to calculate areas using the Field Calculator

I have a dataset that is in a WGS84_UTM projected coordinate system, can I force the Field Calculator to use another coordinate system when I use it to calculate areas using pythons ...
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Suitable projection for a map of Japan

I'm making a map of Japan in QGIS which will span UTM zones 54 and a small part of zone 53 (central and North Honshu). I'm using Natural Earth raster and shape file datasets with some WSG84 based ...
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How does ArcGIS determine which transformation to use when projecting on the fly?

How does ArcGIS determine which transformation to use when projecting on the fly? Where this would come in would be going from NAD 83 to WGS 84. Multiple transformations could be considered so how is ...
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How to fix Raster Dataset with numbers in Extent that look like latitude/longuitude but say metres?

In ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1, the Spatial Reference of my Raster Dataset reports that its units are metres (well meters) but the values look like decimal degrees e.g. -33 degrees is highly plausible but ...
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Canvas Units to Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

I am using the WGS 84/UTM coordinate sysytem. When I go to > Project Properties / General / Canvas Units to Degrees, Minutes, Seconds my coordinates are wrong. I am using QGIS 2.0.1
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Is there a world projection that looks like a 3D globe?

I would like to try and show data such that it appears as if it was on google earth. For example, in this case, the view of the earth is circular-like and the data shown curves around. Are there any ...
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albers projection to Lat, Lon

Thanks in advance for helping me with my issue. This GIS stuff is using parts of my brain that have remained idle since high school, and some parts are working faster than others. I have land data ...
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Are there tools in ArcGIS for drawing compass bearings, and which projection should be used to create a map showing them?

I have a requirement to create a map (or multiple maps) showing four different locations with a bearing compass drawn around each one, oriented towards Grid North. I was told that each of the ...
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Why does same image in two ArcGIS ArcMap configurations show different extent numbers?

I would like to get hear from you about the situation I am seeing here. What It got my eye was that when I download an ASTER from Reverb/ Echo from USGS website. At work, I load my ASTER file to my ...
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How can I make a polyline wrap around the world?

I am using leaflet maps to create a representation of a round-the-world challenge. I would like to add a polyline which heads east from tokyo and then appears west of south america on the map - but ...