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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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 srs(...
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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 !shape.area@...
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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 ...
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GCS_WGS_1984 and 900913. What is the difference?

I use WMS Service with mymapproxy/mapproxy.yaml : services: demo: kml: tms: wmts: wms: srs: ['EPSG:4326', 'EPSG:900913'] md: title: MapProxy OSM WMS Proxy abstract: This ...
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Problem in calculating length

I am Digitizing road line in India using open layer plugin.When I calculate the length of line using field calculator it gives me the result in millimeter . I thought it is the projection problem and ...
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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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Raster Dataset projection problem

I have a problem connected with my Raster Dataset projection. Two of its bands cannot be shown in some scale - only under 1:1500, when I use 'Zoom to raster resolution' option. Histograms for all 3 ...
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Map projection lat, lon to pixel?

I'm trying to find the concave hull of a lat, lon pointset but when I project my points on my map it doesn't look like expected. I've tried a lineare projection and a spherical projection. My data is ...
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which is the suitable Geographical Coordinate System and Projected Coordinate System for India

I want to create a spatial data for entire India, usually I use WGS84 as GCS and UTM zones for PCS in the places in India, but when I have to create the spatial data for entire India, I get confuse ...
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D3 to match this QGIS projection?

I have a map of Finland in QGIS, which says CRS = ETRS89 / ETRS-TM35 (Authority ID = EPSG:3047). I'm trying to show the map with D3, and can't quite match the borders/projection. The black one is ...
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Distance between latlongs varies in different projection systems?

I have shapefiles with correct projections. The SRS is EPSG 32735 (WGS 1984 UTM 35S) Now, I have these two coordinates from this projection system: (31.3751,-23.4388) and (31.3779,-23.4355). ...
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MMQGIS: How to make grid layer in meters not degrees?

I've read several of the posts on here pertaining to MMQGIS Create Grid Layer option, but I have not found information on how to make the grid based on meters veres degrees. I know how to manipulate ...
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ArcGIS / ArcMap problem with tiff file and projection

I have a raster in ArcMap . The projection is WGS 1984 UTM 22. When I look the details of the projection I can see that the "scale factor" is 0.9996 When I save this raster in a in tif file and the ...
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will ogr get coordinates in geographic coordinate system or projected coordinate system when using getPoint(int,OGRPoint*)

Consider the code that I have written in the stackoverflow question How to extract vertexes of geometries in ESRI shapefiles using ogr library with c++, I have used the code to show shapefiles on an ...
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Differences between points and lines as poles in an equal area projection

I am planning on using an equal area projection in a current project. I used this website to determine which projection I should be using. I hadn't previously considered it, and was wondering if ...
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Recommendations on universal projection API or algorithm for ArcObjects?

As asked on the esri forum here, we are trying to convert a geometry from any spatial reference to any other spatial reference. We have tried the default IGeometry.Project(target_spatial_reference) ...
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How to add new projection using ArcObjects of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I want to use "Mars MOLA" { 86 3396000.0 3396000.0 "Mars MOLA" 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 } with my shapefiles.
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What's the correct transformation for Lambert Conformal Conic for Mexico?

I have a shp archive without the .prj file. I don´t know the proyection of this shp, but I think it is in lambert conformal conic. Can anybody helpme to proyect this shp? i´ve tried to proyect it in ...
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Am I correctly projecting a geometry using a WKID in ArcObjects?

I would like to take in any valid WKID for a spatial reference and then project a single geometry to it. The following code seems to be working, but (1.) can someone verify that this is the correct ...
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QGIS Georeferencer, unexpected transformation, and GCP placement

Im trying to get the sample map which i believe to be EPSG:3112 into QGIS and geo referenced. In my screenshot, on the right is the raster in georeferencer with the points i have added. On the left is ...
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Mapguide and OpenLayers SRS WKT

I am trying to create OpenLayers vector features based on WKT strings that I retrieve from a MapGuide server. I have successfully gotten the proper geometry to be rendered, but I do not know how to ...
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Projections appropriate for global analysis that preserve area and that preserve distance (but not necessarily in the same projection)

I am looking for a projection (or a set of projections) that decently preserve distances so that I can buffer every country in the world and have a similar level of minimal distortion for each. I ...
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Help me convert this US Lambert Conformal Conic Google Maps Projection to Australia

Following on from this question: Identify what projection this Australian map uses? <- this is the sort of map i want to load in I need help changing the bits necessary in this example of Lambert ...
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How do I change from lat/long to a metric coordinate system in GRASS?

Yes, it's yet another transformation question. I am working with ASTER DEM data, which is LatLong WGS84. I want to process the DEM map into an STL file for use in a CFD simulation. The script I am ...
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Identify what projection this Australian map uses?

Im looking to put this map into google maps as custom tiles, but i now learn what projection is and that this map does not use the same format as google's default. You can create custom projections i ...
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Sort a collection of points based on proximity using pythagorean (2D) distance

I would like to present a user with a list of points, sorted by proximity to the user's location. Is there any problem with using the pythagorean formula to calculate the two dimensional distance ...
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How to get spatial reference of a shapefile using python?

I always use arcpy.GetParameterAsText to get the spatial reference from the user. There should be a way to decide what is the spatial reference of a shapefile but I can't find it. Something like ...
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How do I project a Azimuthal Equidistant global map into a circle in QGIS?

I'm fairly new to QGIS/GIS stuff in general, so I apologize if this is too simple of a question, and I'm just bad at finding my answer. I have a shapefile of all the countries in the globe I ...
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What is the standard Mercator projection?

I'm using QGIS in order to re-project a shapefile I have into "Mercator" so that something like protoviz understands my co-ordinates. Protoviz tells me "Mercator" (http://vis.stanford.edu/protovis/ex/...
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How to make SVG Stabius-Werner projection

I'd like to create a SVG file of a Stabius-Werner projection of the Earth. The image in the linked page is nice in that it's very high resolution (2,058 x 2,065 pixels), but I'd like to see if I can ...
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Images displaced in UTM

I recently received a collection of satellite images (GeoTiffs) and their indice. Originally, the indice came in a geographic projection (GCS WGS 1984) and the Geotiffs projected to the appropriate ...
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How do I redefine the projection of a DEM?

I have a DEM that was exported from AutoCAD civil 3D 2013 but it's in the wrong projection. I'm using an area specific projection that was not provided as an option in CAD DEM export dialog box. I ...
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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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is it possible to project a shapefile to a raster's custom projection with command line gdal/ogr?

I have a raster with a user defined sinusoidal projection and a shapefile in lat/lng coordinates (I believe this is called 'unprojected'?). I'd like to use ogr/gdal's command line utilities to ...
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Van der Grinten IV projection. Is it possible and how?

I like the look of the Van der Grinten IV projection with it's two hemispheres and would like to use if for a map of the world. I could only find information on how to use the Van der Grinten I ...
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GIS - Coordinates / Projections, Google Maps

I'm currently working with OS data and have just tried to import a table of google maps coordinates/point data into ARC. The data frame (& layer) coordinate system is as follows: ...
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How to use OpenLayers OSM-Layer with degrees instead of meters?

I have an OSM-Layer as a base layer. When I create a vector I have to define the coordinates in meter. Is there a way to use degrees right a way without reprojecting them beforehand to meters? var p0 ...