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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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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How to change the projection of the base layer of a tile map?

Normally, we change projection of vector data for displaying it over a Google base map. Is it possible to change the projection of base image tiles map? If yes, how we can do that? Any reference or ...
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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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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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Layers with same coordinate system should align/overlap but do not?

I put 4 different layers into my ArcMap document, but only one of them will show up on the map! I should be seeing the other 3 layers as well. When I do a Zoom to layer, I can see one layer, but I ...
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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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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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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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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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What's a robust strategy for displaying 3D map data for navigation?

3D map data, specifically the kind you see on GPS units, or more recently on smart phones, almost always features a 'HUD' like view, which I'm trying to implement in an application of mine. I have ...
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Converting distance between nautical miles and degrees using ArcObjects?

We have a certain functionality developed that: Will check for a tolerance value (this input is given by the user as NM); Buffer a polygon by that value (all polygons are in WGS-84); Iterate through ...
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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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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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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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How to create an Azimuthal Equidistant map for long-distance radio?

I'm trying to produce world or continent scale maps that use the Azimuthal Equidistant projection. I'm a radio amateur, and to an antenna, the whole world looks like spread out on a flat plane, with ...
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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 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 ...
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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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What is wrong with this Proj4 transformation?

I'm implementing support for WMS maps in my company's software. Servers return a list of projections their maps are available in, but our software only displays data in WGS84 (lat/lon or UTM), 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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How to efficiently project datasets of varying coordinate systems into one coordinate system?

I am working on streamlining data processing at my organization. Currently we are using various large-scale Models that we will gradually bring into Python. The gist of our data processing is as ...
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What happens to feature class when importing to feature dataset?

I am creating a model that needs to ensure that all input datasets end up in the same coordinate system (among other things). I was originally going to batch project all of the datasets whether they ...
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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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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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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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TileCache and Openlayers Problem - Projections?

I have a very known problem, but I can't solve it. I have set the same maxExtents in the config as in the Openlayers init JS. I have done the same thing with the projection (EPSG:900913) and done all ...
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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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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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Is it possible to use the Goode Homolosine projection in QGIS?

Is it possible to use the Goode Homolosine projection in QGIS? Both QGIS and GRASS seem to have trouble with the interruptions, squashing the higher latitudes together. I tried +proj=goode ...
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Openlayers and Geoserver: OSM/Google Maps and WMS Overlay

I am experiencing projection problems with the following set up: GeoServer with ESPG:4326 based shapefiles (*.shp) OpenJump to edit my shapefiles Openlayers with EPSG:900913 base layers GeoServer ...
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Map projection in OpenLayers

I want to overlay some data whose projection is WGS-84 on Google map layer in OpenLayers. But I just can't make them in the right place. I did as follows: map = new OpenLayers.Map('map', { ...
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Waterman butterfly projection in Mapnik

Like the title says, how would someone configure Mapnik to use the Waterman butterfly projection ? Otherwise, what other tools would be able to render using this projection ?
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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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How to display KML image overlays in OpenLayers?

I am working on displaying Ground Overlays on OpenLayers by parsing KML manually. To do so, I was trying to add an image on top of Google Map by looking at GroundOverlay section from ...
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Using ArcMap, how may I convert a shapefile to use decimal degrees?

I have a shapefile that currently uses meters as the measure for its coordinate system, but the map framework I wish to use expects decimal degrees. I'd like to reproject my shapefile to use decimal ...
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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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Reproject TM65 to OSGB in ArcGIS

I have a TIFF file in the TM65 (Transverse Mercator) projection, and want to convert it to the OSGB (British National Grid) projection. I'm trying to do this in ArcGIS using the Project Raster tool. ...
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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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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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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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Why does QGIS scalebar show a wrong scale?

I'm using QGIS 1.7.1 and have added a scalebar. The scalebar usually displays in degrees, unless I switch the map's projection to meters, in which case the units are display in cm. This is not ...
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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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Is it possible to reproject KML using ESRI's Javascript API?

Specifically into NAD83. Google tells me that KML only supports WGS84, but I can't seem to find much info on being able to reproject KML using ESRI's Javascript API. Basically, I've got this base ...
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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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Moving GPS Points with a VB script - Bearing works well but distance is wrong

I am using a script I found online created in 2003 by one of the commentators here. It is a great script and exactly what I have been looking for and I'm very glad to have found it. It simply takes ...
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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 ...