Tagged Questions

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

379 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 ...
864 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})], ...
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 ...
70 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 = ...
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 ...
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 ...
227 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
456 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 ...
760 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: ...
192 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 ...
388 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 ...
972 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()], ...
548 views

How to Extract Data from U.S. National Landcover Dataset (NLCD) dataset?

I am working with U.S. National Landcover Dataset (NLCD) to classify habitat type at more than 150 sites across the northeast U.S. The dataset is very large (15GB) so I cannot upload it here, but it ...
109 views

Imported GPS data does not overlap with map

I´m working on QGIS and I geocoded 2 addresses of a city in Germany and tried to input the text-file as a layer. It worked, but the 2 points must be in the map of the city and if I zoom to the layer-...
683 views

Transformation of user-defined projected coordinatesystems

I want to transform from one projected coordinate system (pcs) to another using ArcGIS 10. Unfortunatelly the starting system is not predefind by ESRI and thus I´m not sure the software is doing what ...
116 views

Ok to measure and union a projected-on-the-fly shapefile in ArcMap?

I have a dataframe in arcMap 10.0.4 that is of Africa Albers Equal Area Conic PCS. I bring in a census shapefile of WGS 1984 CS and it is projected on the fly. I do 2 things: I use the calculate ...
138 views

Getting a “square” of lat/lon for database query [duplicate]

So I want to get the square formed by a single point of lat/lons, my plan was to take that point's latitude, divide by 360, and multiply by the circumference of earth. Giving us the distance from the ...
464 views

How do I perform a 3 parameter geotransformation and projection in Sql Server 2012?

I have a table with latitude longitude (NAD27) columns in it. I compute two other columns, X and Y, representing Web Mercator (WGS84) location. Currently I'm using a Arcmap to do this, by applying ...
1k views

Finding projection of point to line?

I have a segment defined by 2 LatLon points(A and B) and a third LatLon point (C). I need an alghorithm, formulae, or some code to find the projection point of C on the segment AB (call this point D) ...
105 views

Trying to match delimited text layer to my shapefile

I'm pretty new to QGIS and having a bit of trouble getting a text layer to match my shapefile. I'm trying to plot Canadian cities on a shapefile I have of Canada provinces. The provinces shapefile is ...
186 views

How to join edge of International Date Line in world file?

I am currently using world file (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/shorelines/gshhs.html) for international boundary information. Now I have difficulty with map projection that the map ends with ...
610 views

Data points Imported into QGIS are in the middle of ocean

I'm new to QGIS and tried importing some GTFS data in the CSV format (stops.txt). The project CRS, base map CRS and GTFS CRS have all been set to Google Mercator, but the points that are supposed to ...
6k views

Get Lon Lat values from a GEOGRAPHY data type in PostGIS

After storing lon lat values as a GEOGRAPHY data type, how do I retrieve the individual lat lon values? Failed attempt: SELECT id, geog, ST_X(geog), ST_Y(geog) FROM locations; Error: No function ...
39 views

Determining the SRID of a dataset in PostGIS [duplicate]

Sometimes the dataset provides some information about its projection. For example, it can mention Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983, Ellipsoid_Name: GRS1980, ...
4k views

What Spatial Reference System do I store Google Map's Lat/Lng in

I am new to PostGIS, Spatial Reference Systems and projections and want to store lat/lng coordinates retrieved from Google Maps and Openstreetmap and its services like the Geocoder/Nominatim. I'm ...
436 views

What's the difference between Geographic coordinate system 4019 and 4121?

I have a DEM with cell size 100,100 with geographic coordinate system GRS_1980_Transverse_Mercator, Datum: D_GRS_1980. I created some extra shapefiles with projected coordinate system: Greek_grid, ...
545 views

What's the correct transformation for Lambert Conformal Conic for Wyoming?

I am a newb in QGIS. I have loaded QGIS 1.8 (Lisboa) and practicing with a number of maps for portions of the state of Wyoming. My maps are mostly in UTM 12N NAD 27 & NAD 83 some are in decimal ...
730 views

Correct coordinate systems, but trustworthy distance between points?

I have limited GIS experience with projections and I have some questions about trying to accurately display point data from two different sources in ArcGIS 10.1 in order to do a proximity analysis. ...
780 views

How do I reproject one raster to match another's in GRASS

I have two raster layers, A and B, which have information about the same location but have different projections and datums. How can I reproject layer A to match the projection and datum of layer B? ...
4k views

QPJ files on ESRI software

We have some GIS data, which was converted from AutoCAD dwg to TAB using mapinfo, then converted to shapefiles as that's what we are required to create. Editing the data fields was done in the shape ...
64 views

Projection string for GOES-WEST

Full-res, full-disk GOES-WEST images are available from goes.gsfc.nasa.gov. Is it possible to rig up a projection string for these images? We know the center pixel is at (0N, 135W) and the satellite ...
418 views

Coordinates conversion doubt

In QGIS do I have a EPSG:4326 shapefile that shows the coordinates "-7148300 -3688500" and I need them in the format -64º -31º for further processing in a geodjango app. However using ogrinfo I get ...
15k views

How can I get the proj4 string or EPSG code from a shapefile .prj file? [duplicate]

I have to work with a shapefile defined in an unusual projection, which my GIS software does not know about. How can I get the proj4 definition or the EPSG code for the projection?
637 views

Which Geographic Transformation to use for WGS_84 to D_Sphere?

I have a shapefile for world countries and I want to reproject it from GCS_WGS_1984 to Sphere_Eckert IV. However, it asks for Geographic Transformation; it says this is optional but it is required in ...
104 views

How to import multiple shapefiles each with different source projections to postgis

I have a couple thousand .zip files each with a .shp, .dbf, .shx, and .prj inside them that I want to load into postgis. The problem is, they have many different source projections (each defined in ...
2k views

Reprojecting coordinates and geoJSON in leaflet

I have a Leaflet map in default projection and a wms layer also in default (web mercator) projection. I would like to add polylines and a geoJSON layer to my map, but the coordinates are in EPSG4326. ...
364 views

Why do ArcGIS Area Calculations not match Official Statistics?

I am trying to calculate area of polygons using a shapefile from the world bank where countries are defined. When however I am trying to calcuate the area, the numbers that emerge are different from ...
3k views

Layers with same coordinates not lining up

I have a project where I have a few layers (State of Texas, cities, roads, etc.). They are all resaved and projected to NAD83 / UTM zone 14N EPSG: 26914. The project CRS is also NAD83 / UTM zone 14N ...
1k views

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 ...
69 views

I am a new GIS user, I have some problem can not be solved by myself. I get a shape file generated from an Excel file. at first, my projection is WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_48N some data are inside my country ...
557 views

Which BC Albers should I use and is there any difference?

I was about to calculate the area of some polygons and before I did I did some research. I found that the area of the polygon will be represented in the units of the projection used. So I did some ...
283 views

constant deviation projecting lat lon to itm(israel tranverse mercator

i use two different ways to project lat lon data taken from google earth to ITM (Israel Transverse Mercator) and export the data to arcmap same ways i try to unproject ITM data and export the data to ...
194 views

How to bulk import ESRI projections into Postgis

Where can I get a file that would allow me to bulk upload all of the ESRI projections into the spatial_ref_sys table of postgis. I know that you can get insert statements on spatialreference.org; ...
173 views

Projection WGS 84 is slightly displaced referring to a hillshade in QGIS

I have a hillshade and a vector layer. The vector layer is slightly displaced referring the hillshade. About lat=100m and long=175m The CRS of the project is EPSG:3397 - PD/83 / Gauss-Kruger zone 4. ...
2k views

Cartesian world sized projection WKT/EPSG code?

I am after the EPSG code or Well Known Text (WKT) of a projection that puts the centre of the earth a 0,0,0 and each point is a cartesian XYZ distance from that. My existing data is in WGS84 lat/...
132 views

Should I Reproject Data Which Has Been Captured Incorrectly?

I'm working on a project for a client which is migrating data from an Oracle database to an ESRI Geodatabase. When data for this project was initially captured over 15 years ago, the coordinate ...