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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Point shapefile is not displaying.

I have created a point shapefile in ArcGIS 10.0 that has a geographic projection, but it will not display/draw. When I view the properties it has no "extent" information. Is this the problem? Thanks ...
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Buffer in QGIS/R is 650-670 m wide instead of 500 m

I am trying to make a 500 m buffer for my polyline layer. Unexpectedly, I receive buffer varying from 650 to 670 m, depending on location. As many resources recommend to use UTM before making a buffer,...
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How to make polygon shapefile containing WGS 84 UTM zones as features?

I need a shapefile with polygon features. Each feature has to be a unique UTM zone (each zone is 6 degrees) in the northern hemisphere. I have no idea how to make it - Create fishnet gives a wrong ...
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EPSG:4326, EPSG:3857, JOSM and unprojections

It is said here that EPSG:4326 is not a projection. In my mind, a projection is a transformation of the surface of the Earth producing a flat image, notably a bitmap. We know that WGS84 (World ...
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Map doesn't show anything in img file (WMS-Mapserver)

In a Project we wanted to use OpenLayers and MapServer to display our data using WMS, but we can't find a proper srs or EPSG code. One of the ITC students said, we have to change our MapServer ...
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What is the formula for calculating world coordinates for a given LatLng in Google maps?

I want to calculate a given LatLng to the world coordinate . I know I can use the internal projection of Google maps like this: var map=new google.maps.Map(...); map.getProjection()....
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Calculation for conversion of Lat/Lon to World Geographic Reference System (GEOREF)

Does any one have a reference to, or the actual code, to convert Lat / Lons to Georef code (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georef)? I am also interested in finding a conversion from lat/lon to MGRS. ...
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Stumped on python looping and data dictionaries

I have been stumped getting my python code to work for a while now. I've been using python for the last several years on and off for simple things, but I am far from an expert in python. I am trying ...
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Geometry Projection Speed Test

Lately I've been using the OGR projection classes that come with ogr/gdal, but pyproj was recommended to me, so I thought I'd give it a try. To help me decide if I should make the switch, I did a ...
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How can I use GDAL to batch define a projection?

I have a fodler with 1500 ECW rasters, no spatial reference information defined. Can I use GDAL to batch define a projection for all 1500 in the folder?
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Why does ERDAS not like my GDAL output?

I am creating a raster using GDAL and the IMAGINE file doesn't work in ERDAS because it doesn't recognize the projection. Here is the code to generate a sample: from osgeo import gdal projectionWkt ...
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CRS centered on the 180 meridian?

The problem I'm dealing with is the old 180 meridian problem, except I'm not trying to plot or render shapes that cross it, I need to do intersections of lines that cross it. The only spherical ...
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Changing the projection of the output to my OpenLayers click event handler

I've been playing around with the OpenLayers click event handler example, which you can see here. It tell you the coordinates where you have clicked but I am trying to change this to be in decimal ...
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Older British Geological Survey geology maps of Kenya; need complete projection information

I have several geologic maps of Kenya produced by the BGS circa 1993. Noted on each map is the following: Projection:-Transverse Mercator Spheriod:-Clarke 1880 (modified) That's great, but that doesn'...
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Convert from Mercator to transverse Mercator projection in C++?

I'm writing code to import images from a WMS server into some software. However, the software expects the images to be in transverse Mercator, but the WMS server provides it in Mercator. This ends up ...
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openlayers:transform from ITM to 900913 is not accurate

i did a custom projection ITM (Israel TM) and i then am doing transform to all the feature before im adding them to the map, from ITM to 900913 proj because i want to show the feature on the map. this ...
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How to compute area for polygons in an EPSG:4326 shapefile?

I have a shapefile covering the whole globe, in EPSG:4326 (geodetic WGS84). I would need to compute the polygons areas in a metric such as km2. How can I do that in QGIS or with gdal/ogr and having a ...
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Openlayers: transfer from custom projection to map projection

I am building webApp with openlayers that contain a map that allowed insert edit and remove points, my map is now using “EPSG:4326" projection. I have shp files and xlsx files that contain polygons ...
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Determining projection of Albanian military map?

I've received some very useful maps of Albania for my work (scale 1:25000) and I would like to georeference them in order to put them together to one Map for my destined regions. Unfortunately I ...
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Measurements across UTM zones, how to apply spatial parameters to a customize a projection?

I have a survey grid that spans 3 UTM zones. Using http://www.epsg-registry.org/ I can get an indication of what projections are available. Where can I find more info on the patterns of distortion ...
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Why does a shapfile shift after transformation?

I have a shapefile created in the raster package (ER_14.3_2000_poly). > #read in a raster file > ER_14.3_2000<-raster('E:/Ecoregions Models/Outputs/ER_14.3/ER_14.3_ConsensusMap3.asc') > ...
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Projection of Shapefiles for Spain (INE)

I downloaded the official shapefiles for the municipalities of Spain from INE here. It has a lot of shapefiles, but I found out that the right one for what I need is esp_muni_0109.shp. I would like ...
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QGIS Layers Not Lining Up

I am new to QGIS, I have been using ArcGIS for most of my maps. I have two layers that are not overlapping properly. One is a shp file from a GIS clearinghouse and another from a delimited text ...
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How to project Google Earth KML files in ArcGIS so that they display properly?

I am sure my question has been answered in the past but I would really appreciate it if someone could help me with this... I have downloaded a KML point file from Google earth and I imported it into ...
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Is GeoServer getting coordinate output in GeoJSON WFS wrong?

When I do a WFS request to GeoServer and specify the SRS like this: http://myserver.com/geoserver/wfs? service=wfs& version=2.0.0& request=GetFeature& outputFormat=...
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Create oblique projection?

bit of an odd one which isn't necessarily package-specific. I'm trying to make a tshirt with a map section centred on the plane between San Francisco, USA, to Galway, Ireland. The Great Circle line ...
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Choosing the correct value for proj4string for shape file reading in R “MapTools”

I am having a shape file of polygons and another CSV file which contains a list of points as (Lat, Lng) pairs.. I want to check for each (lat, lng) pair from the CSV file which polygon does it fall ...
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GEOTIFF explanation of .aux xml and tfw world file

I want to know how raster images work, I have a set of geotiffs that has no aux, tfw or xml when I check the spatial information in arccatalog, they do have an projection. and they shows correctly. ...
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What's the best way to add a projection to GDAL?

I have a number of files in Maryland State-Plane (US foot) that have the following wkt: "PROJCS["NAD_1983_StatePlane_Maryland_FIPS_1900_Feet", GEOGCS["NAD83", DATUM["North_American_Datum_1983", ...
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Should states/provinces be stored as geographic or geometric data types?

While reading the GeoDjango documentation, they advise using geometric rather than the geographic data type when storing values that are on a continental scale. The Canadian province of Ontario, for ...
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PostGIS spatial reference ID (SRID) for regular cartesian coordinate system?

I would like to store a polygon as a set of 2D points represented as x, y coordinates of a Cartesian coordinate system. Which spatial reference can I use? Looking at my spatial_ref_sys table, all the ...
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Transforming regular lat/lon to rotated lat/lon?

I am currently working with climate data projected in a rotated lat/lon grid and came across this excellent 'cookbook' by mkadunc on how to manually transform rotated lat/lon to regular lat/lon: gis....
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Projection Issues [duplicate]

I am working with NC shapefiles, I downloaded a national cities shapefile and I can't seem to line them up, actually you can't even see the layers in the same view. I have tried many times to re ...
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Michigan Projection with GDAL or FWTools

Has anyone come across a specific projection for Michigan, specifically: NAD_1983_CORS96_StatePlane_Michigan_South_FIPS_2113_Ft_Intl When I look at spatialreference.org I do not find any instance of ...
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OpenLayers and custom Proj4 Projection

I am trying to map some planetary data on my webMap server using OpenLayers. I defined a proj4 projection as follow: Proj4js.defs["MYDATUM"] = "+proj=longlat +a=1740000 +b=1740000 +units=m +no_defs"; ...
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MapServer Mapfile: Scalebar not displaying correct distances?

Scalebar: SCALEBAR LABEL COLOR 0 0 0 SIZE SMALL END STYLE 0 SIZE 180 8 POSITION lc COLOR 0 0 0 UNITS MILES INTERVALS 2 TRANSPARENT TRUE STATUS EMBED END I didn't even ...
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Reprojecting GeoTIFFs to WGS84/UTM

I'm using libgeotiff and proj4 to read and (try to!) process GeoTIFFs. After reading the file, I want to get the corner coordinates in WGS84/UTM - but there are so many functions and parameters to try ...
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Find projection from dataset

I have a dataset that I have pulled from a MaxSea 3d database. I am trying to figure out what projection is used, so I can transform and use the data. I have tried following this guide http://...
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Changing projection does not change map extent

I have a shape file with a UTM projection. I want to save the data to a new shape file with a lat/long projection for a mapping system that only can deal with lat/long projections. I open the UTM ...
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Does the Load Data function in ArcCatalog automatically re-project the data?

If I have a feature class within a dataset in one coordinate system and using the Load Data function, load that data into a feature class of a different dataset that's in a different coordinate system ...
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Using the projection of a layer variable to project another in Model Builder in ArcGIS

So in model builder I would like to have one input feature class projected to match the projection of another layer (a raster layer) that is a variable in the model. Can anyone help me achieve this?
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Long range Trilateration from 3 lat, long, range

I've been looking at the following solution to a similar problem Trilateration using 3 latitude and longitude points, and 3 distances However with my problem the 3 points are spread over a large ...
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How to understand GeoTIFF tags?

I'm trying to understand GeoTIFF info, but not getting far. For instance, using listgeo with one file I can get this output: Geotiff_Information: Version: 1 Key_Revision: 1.0 Tagged_Information:...
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Trying to convert to EPSG:27700 (Ordnance Survey) projection, unable to do so

I'm trying to code an interface that allows a user to draw a vector shape on openstreetmap, which is then converted to a WKT string, processed by the server and sent of as a WFS query to emapsite (...
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OpenLayers TMS limit zoom and extent

I have a custom map which I get from a mbtiles file with the bounds -13,25,49,60 and zoom from 4 to 10.The display div is dynamic, I mean that it depends on window size and the extent restriction ...
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How to retrieve PROJECTION value for a map?

I am trying to read the Projection from Geotiff/shape file, using gdal 1.9.0 by the following command in the command line... gdalinfo.exe -proj4 map-path but its retuning empty string for "...
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Which CRS fits “Lambert Conformal Conic Projection, Standard Parallels 46.40 and 49.20”?

I am trying to georeference a VFR chart in qgis and I can't figure out which CRS to use. Map projection - Lambert Conformal Conic Projection, Standard Parallels 46.40 and 49.20. Any ideas which ...
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How do you make a function for changing projection with proj4js in Openlayers?

I have included Proj4js in OpenLayers. I would like to create a function (so I can use a make a button). To change the projection of my map. I have included in javascript Proj4js.defs["EPSG:54008"] ...
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Python GDAL/OGR: WGS84 & meters units

I'm dealing with shapefiles projected in: GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984", DATUM["WGS_1984", SPHEROID["WGS_84",6378137,298.257223563]], PRIMEM["Greenwich",0], UNIT["Degree",0....
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Error reported when trying to import prj for data points in New Brunswick Canada into QGIS

I have data points recorded with a Trimble GIS. The projection is New Brunswick Sterographic Double Projection, which as near as I can find via a Google search is EPSG:2953. However, when I try to ...