A map projection is any method of representing the surface of a sphere or other three-dimensional body on a plane

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

2
votes
2answers
166 views

How to reproject all featureclasses in a database to another database?

I am very new to arcpy and have ArcGIS 10.0 I would like to make a script where I would only have to change two variables in a script (database_input and database_output) so that I can reproject all ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to I create a .prj file with the following projection parameters?

I have received shape files that are missing .prj files. The documentation for the shape files describes the projection system as Lambert Conformal Conic and provides the following "Projection ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Python GDAL: degrees to meters without reprojecting

I am trying to get senseful results in my Python script. I want to measure distance between features in a shapefile. I'm working with the SRS: GCS_WGS_1984, so my units are in degrees. But for the ...
0
votes
1answer
320 views

How can I clean up this OpenLayers code by correctly doing a transform or projection, for an array of features?

I have some features I've created via some Kml data. Now, to display these features on a Google Map, I need to project them from 'EPSG:4326' to 'EPSG:3857'. This works great. Now, i need to convert ...
1
vote
1answer
775 views

TileStache + OpenLayers TMS - Tiles are rendered disorderly

I newly turned to TileStache to render Mapnik tiles because of the caching option. Before, I was using Mapnik python bindings only and it was working perfectly. Now that I use TileStache, the tiles ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

OGR Projection transformation error

I am trying to convert shapefile that was created by FME in EPSG:900913 to EPSG:3857 (I know its the same definition) with OGR in a script. datasource = ogr.Open(os.path.join(dirname,shapefileName)) ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

How to transform World data from EPSG 4326 to EPSG 3857

I have tryed different opensource tools to transform a world data shapefile from 4326 to 3857 but I always have an error. Im not sure, but is it because of Antartica? I have tryed with GDAL and QGIS ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to scale/reduce my polygon without changing the central lat & long?

I am writing a VBA code to resize my polygon, I get a input as vector points(Shape file). The code below resizes it as according to my scale factor but my central latitude and longitude are also ...
0
votes
0answers
297 views

How to find out what projection my data is using?

I have a set of data that I created from gps locations of images. The locations are in decimal. I don't know what projection was used when the data was captured. I used QGIS to display the data with a ...
1
vote
1answer
455 views

Pseudo Mercator error?

I'm mapping on QGIS, I have a vector layer and his CRS is on EPSG:4326 - WGS 84, but also I wanted to put a satellite image, so when I do it, the image use WGS 84 / Pseudo Mercator. The problem is, ...
1
vote
0answers
130 views

need info on GeoTIFF projection keys

I am a programmer (not a cartographer!!) developing an application which needs to read and write GeoTIFF files. I have a number of questions about those GeoTIFF keys which are related to projections. ...
1
vote
1answer
61 views

Editor and projections ArcGIS

When opening an edit session Arc is telling me that some of my shape files' coordinate systems do not match the data frame. Here is the data frame coordinate system: Stereo_70 Projection: ...
2
votes
2answers
177 views

Digitized Shapefile manually using wrong projection: how to fix it?

I have a raster in correct projection. I used shapefiles, and marked objects (manually), but I found out that my vector layers have different projection, so they have different size and position. Is ...
1
vote
4answers
946 views

What projection to use in ArcMap for a map that extends over Wgs84 Utm31 and 32

Please i have a Wgs84 Utm map that extends over 2 utm zones(31N and 32N). Using either of them distorts my map and ArcGIs allows you to choose only one projection per map. Please what can i do? Thank ...
2
votes
2answers
294 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
919 views

How to create a Winkel-Tripel map of countries with different colors?

I need a good quality rasterized world map, Winkel-Tripel projection, in which all countries have different (random?) colors. No borders, text, grid or anything else on the map. Is GIS the right way ...
2
votes
1answer
525 views

If I've given two different layers the same CRS, why won't they overlay one another?

I have a "towns" and "state" shapefile for Massachusetts as two separate vector layers in QGIS. I've set the project coordinate system to WGS 84 at the bottom of the screen (next to the "coordinate" ...
0
votes
1answer
453 views

Why does map display like it is in Isometric when everything is in EPSG:4326?

I'm beginning with Geoserver and try to display a map of my country (Belgium) is an openlayer map (embedded into a MapPanel object). I've downloaded the municipalities limits from gadm.org and copied ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

Some terms related to coordinate

I was googling coordinate related information all the day. Now I am confused with some concepts and terms. I hope some one can help me to make it clear. Geographic coordinate system Geographic ...
2
votes
1answer
76 views

When is a projected length calculated via a pythagorean distance more accurate than an ellipsoidal length?

I'm using spatialite 3.0.1 with the following test data (in EPSG: 4326): Name astext(geometry) ---------- -------------------- Belitsa POINT(23.563 41.947) Malko Tarn POINT(27.533 41....
0
votes
0answers
45 views

what is the difference between the Geographic coordinate, transformed coordinate and screen coordinate [duplicate]

What is the difference between the Geographic coordinate, transformed coordinate(projected) ,cartesian coordinate, and screen coordinate? Is there a live example? And what is the association between ...
2
votes
1answer
155 views

Wrong object size after projecting spatial data from one coordinate system to another

I am having problems reprojecting items in ArcMap 10.1 from British National Grid To WGS84. (WKID: 27700 Authority: EPSG to WKID: 102100 Authority: ESRI) All Polygon Layers I project [I use Project (...
4
votes
3answers
11k views

Which CRS to use for Google Maps?

I am trying to map a Shapefile (download) onto a Google Map using the Javascript API. The Shapefile describes the boundaries of NYC School Districts. The file's projection was Lambert Conformal Conic,...
2
votes
2answers
148 views

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, ...
0
votes
2answers
982 views

Tile script (Mapnik) with OpenLayers - Problem with projection (900913)

I use Mapnik python bindings in a geodjango application to render tiles in openlayers with datasource stored in postGIS in 900913 projection. The feature seems to be rendered correctly in the ...
2
votes
1answer
653 views

Blank MapServer WMS image at low zoom levels in OpenLayers

I have an OpenLayers map using OSM as the baselayer with several layers coming from MapServer via WMS. The OL map is in EPSG:3857 and my mapfile (and shapefiles) are in EPSG:4326. In my mapfile I ...
1
vote
1answer
688 views

how to make the translation between latitude/longitude and screen pixels

The earth is three dimension object while our screen is two-dimension. So when we use the gis software to display the geographic data, how do they handle the translation between latitude/longitude ...
1
vote
0answers
942 views

Using gdal to convert from UTM to equidistant lat/lon

I am getting rather confused with converting a UTM gridded dataset into a equidistant/rectangular latlon gridded dataset. Can anybody help me? I have a UTM set with the following projection: PROJCS["...
1
vote
1answer
665 views

Problem Overlaying layers in OpenLayers

I have a html page with 2 WMS layers. The first is one Base Layer , & the second is my personal WMS feature. I load it from Geoserver. The problem when I add the 2 layers I do not have the ...
3
votes
1answer
50 views

Does IDistanceOP.EucDistanceFull require a projected coordinate system?

I have designed an implementation of ArcObjects' IDistanceOP.EucDistanceFull. It takes its input as a feature class and converts it to a GeoDataset with which EucDistanceFull can work with. It works ...
0
votes
1answer
526 views

Why do points shift when reprojected from WGS84 to a state plane coordinate? [closed]

We have a Trimble unit we use to collect equipment. We collect the data in WGS84 and differentially correct it and then reproject it to a state plan coordinate system. The points always shift the ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

De facto QGIS projection for EPSG4326 / 'unprojected' reference systems? [duplicate]

This is my understanding of projections/datums: To get a map of the earth on a plane you need to project the 3 dimensional earth by 'wrapping' a plane around it in the way that suits you (according ...
2
votes
1answer
244 views

Do FeatureLayers reproject their features to adapt them to the map projection?

I'm working with the ArcGIS Flex API. For example, ArcGISDynamicMapLayers do reproject their data in order to make it in the same projection as the map. Do FeatureLayers have the same behaviour?
0
votes
0answers
37 views

QGIS: Unable to project raster layers correctly on a Toshiba Tecra 64# Win7

I know how to project a raster, I can do it on other machines. On this particular machine the raster loads but are no where near the correct position as if the datum is on another planet.
11
votes
1answer
494 views

Assign projection to a satellite image

Today I stumbled upon a picture taken from the ISS looking down Europe and it is really beautiful. So, I started thinking I could add more to the picture. Like world borders, cities, road network, ...
1
vote
2answers
485 views

define a datum and meridian in a CRS in QGIS

I have a shapefile defined by the source as: "The layer is in geographical (lat-long) coordinates (GCS_Clarke_1866; Datum: D_Clarke_1866; Prime Meridian: 0)." opening the shapefile in QGIS 1.8 the ...
1
vote
1answer
378 views

Incorrectly Projected PostGIS data in TileMill

When I bring PostGIS data in EPSG:900913 into TileMill, my layers end up on other continents. This is my workflow: (1) Save shapefiles in QGIS to EPSG:900913 (2) Import the shapefiles using PostGIS ...
1
vote
1answer
851 views

Wrong projection on WFS layer with OSM baselayer [duplicate]

I am trying to add a vector layer with a WFS protocol. var wfs = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector("WFS", { strategies: [new OpenLayers.Strategy.BBOX({resFactor: 1})], ...
3
votes
2answers
8k views

What are the units of the calculated area from a raster in decimal degree

I'm trying to calculate area for a raster file which contains 2 layers (0 for unsuitable habitat and 1 for suitable). It's been calculated successfully but I don't know what is the unit of the ...
1
vote
0answers
69 views

how to get correct geo reference system for a VMap

I am new to GIS, trying to read the GeoRef System for VMap by using the following code: OGRSpatialReference *ref = layer->GetSpatialRef(); if( ref ) { QString georefSystem = ...
17
votes
3answers
4k views

What is the approximate error of the Pythagorean Theorem vs. Haversine Formula in measuring distances on a sphere at various scales?

Many people when first trying to calculate distances between two longitude / latitude pairs ask if Pythagorean theorem works as an appropriate distance function. Most often people answer "no, the ...
0
votes
0answers
131 views

How to get Earth radius in pixels?

I need Earth radius in pixels for use in Mercator projection. Well let's say that our map's height is 1478 pixels and distance between 0 pixel and 1478 pixel is 2.52 degree. Radius is distance from ...
3
votes
1answer
224 views

Compute global DEM topographic indices and compromise projections

I would like to compute global topographic indices based on SRTM elevation data. These indices are computed along river/channel networks extracted from a DEM and are a functions of both local slope ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

openlayers multiple layers with different projection

My page contains two layers: 1. Open Street Map as a basic layer and WMS layer from mapserver as a overlay layer. My map show this two layers but in a wrong position. I spent a lot of time trying ...
3
votes
1answer
98 views

What is displayed when I am using a geographic CRS for my project

I understand that each geographical dataset has a CRS, and that in order to overlay them, you need to either make sure that all datasets use the same CRS, or re-project some of them (or use on-the-fly ...
8
votes
2answers
446 views

Should point data be equidistant projected when using ArcGIS IDW spatial interpolation?

I am wondering if anyone can clarify whether point data should be projected to an equidistant projection when using ArcGIS IDW spatial interpolation? I am working on a dataset from Western North ...
0
votes
2answers
756 views

OpenLayers WMS - TypeError: this.resolutions is undefined

I'm trying to setup a map with WMS and WFS Layers by using Geoserver. However, when I'm combining WFS and WMS (with some Google basemaps) together in one map I got following error in Firebug: ...
0
votes
0answers
191 views

I want to change EPSG:4326 to EPSG:900913 using C# for a set of uploaded shapefiles

I have written some code (using help from these pages) that uploads a directory full of shapefiles to a geoserver using C#. The uploaded shapefiles are set to EPSG:4326 however I would like them to be ...
1
vote
0answers
376 views

Reprojecting raster data from a rotated pole grid

I have some raster data (ASCII grid files) that use a custom rotated-pole projection, that I'd like to reproject into something more useful, such as lon/lat WGS84. A description of the grid projection ...
1
vote
2answers
962 views

WFS reprojection problems

In geoserver i have a layer in EPSG:4326. In OpenLayers i add it on map as WFS: markerLayer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector('Markers',{ strategies: [new OpenLayers.Strategy.BBOX()], ...