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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Create custom projection using either QGIS (or ArcGIS Desktop)?

I have searched for an answer to this but don't see anything relating to what I am trying to do. What I have are a series of Geographic Coordinates, Latitude, Longitude, Ellipsoid heights. What I ...
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OpenLayers Map with custom SRS (without EPSG code) [closed]

Is it possible to show geodata by OpenLayers in custom projection? I want to show my geodata in OpenLayers interface. Source layer(s): shape-file(s), standard epsg:4326 lon/lat projection; ...
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How to setup leaflet map to display a WMS layer in ESRI:102012 projection?

I have a WMS server that serves layers in ESRI:102012 projection. http://spatialreference.org/ref/esri/102012/ It accepts GetMap requests with srs=EPSG:102012 parameter. My goal is to display a map ...
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Project tiles from custom imagery in transverse mercator with OpenLayers

I have the following parameters of a custom imagery and I need to set-up a layer in OpenLayers with which I would project the tiles properly from this imagery. TransverseMercator ellipsoidName=WGS84 ...
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Overlaying layers with different projections on Android

Hello, I'm trying to show a map on Android. I'm using two map providers and am having trouble when converting geo point(lat/lon) to point in my viewport(x/y in pixels). 1) the first map provider used ...
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What's the difference between EPSG:4326 and EPSG:900913?

I am a bit confused on EPSG:4326 and EPSG:900913. I thought that they were both same. Though as I am placing my features over GMaps, which is EPSG:4326, I need to define the srsname of the WFS layer ...
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How to convert a png with known bounds from Plate Carree to Mercator with GDAL

I have a png image that shows the region defined by the geo bounds UpperLat, LeftLon, BottomLat, RightLon (in degrees & -ve for West Lon and South Lat) in Plate Carree EPSG:4326. I want to convert ...
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How do I import specific Coordinates from Namibia in QGis?

I have a map here with Coordinates from the Schwarzeck Map Datum Format 1903. They have the following format e.g.: y: 41 944,31 x:363 810,71 I want these point to be pictured in QGis... how is it ...
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How to convert projection

I got sample shape files with the following *prj file content: ...
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Mapping x, y pixel coordinates to latitude and longitudes on the WGS84 datum

Apologies in advance for the long question, I am fairly confused at this point and I figure if I show my thought process any flaws early on in the piece can be more easily pointed out. I have a grid ...
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Problems with matching layers with different projections

I have two layers with the following projections: Monte Mario IT1 UTM* Anyhow, I followed the instructions (open the project, set the projection, select on the fly projection, load the layers but no ...
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lonlat from geometry point gives strange result

I added a vector layer to my main map with the controls like the example from openlayers: http://openlayers.org/dev/examples/draw-feature.html Now when I want to get the resulting lonlat from the ...
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Get tile URL with projection different than 900913

I have the following code, which should display a slippy map showing tiles producted by me with mapnik: Proj4js.defs["EPSG:31258"] = "+proj=tmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=13.33333333333333 +k=1 +x_0=450000 ...
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Problem in displaying a GeoTiff image in JMapFrame

I'm trying to display a GeoTiff image with no projection but where the geographical extent (bounding box) is known: reader= format.getReader(new File(sImageName)); GridCoverage2D gridCoverage= ...
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cannot reproject postgis in mapserver

I am trying to set up a wms server using point data in a postgis (v 1.5.1, pgsql v 8.4) database and mapserver (v 1.5.1) (I know these are not the most current versions of anything, but my server is ...
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Looking for formula for the Robinson projection

I'm looking for a source that describes how the Robinson projection is calculated. I'm going to use this for converting long/lat into Robinson coordinates in both R and in javascript.
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Calculate distance in km to nearest points (given in lat/long) using ArcGIS DEsktop and/or R?

I have two point datasets in ArcGIS, both of which are given in WGS84 lat/lon co-ordinates and the points are spread across the whole world. I would like to find the nearest point in Dataset A to each ...
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OSM Map projection doesn't seem to change

I have the following OpenLayers map: Proj4js.defs["EPSG:31258"] = "+proj=tmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=13.33333333333333 +k=1 +x_0=450000 +y_0=-5000000 +ellps=bessel ...
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Evaluating map projection scale error

This is related to a previous question I posted. I am trying to quantitatively evaluate scale distortion associated with choosing different projection center, center azimuth, and scale factor values ...
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Geoserver and SRS

I have a very basic problem, and please bear with me since I'm new to GIS. I have geoserver installed in a Ubuntu Box and installed a few maps in shapefile. The maps were originally in ArcGIS format ...
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What is a good projection for the whole of China (with units in meters)?

I get some GPS results which lay in China with WGS84 coordinate system, and I need to choose a projection to reproject for. First I chooses the UTM projection, but I find the results lay in ...
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ScaleLine shows NaN for LCC projection

I have used openlayers along with geoserver. My Map is having LCC projection by default, but SRS is EPSG:4042. The problem is that the scaleline shows NaN in meter as well as feet. How can I correct ...
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Python script to convert Lat Long to ITM (Irish Transverse Mercator)

I am currently working on a python script that converts Lat Long (WGS84) to ITM. The formulas used are based on a paper published by OSGB (Appendix B): ...
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Project layer with custom projection

My ultimate goal is to know UTM and UTM Northing and Easting. The data can be anywhere in North america. I calculated UTM using arcpy tool (arcpy.CalculateUTMZone_cartography) and I tried to truncate ...
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How to determine projection parameters when customizing a projection

I am trying to customize an Albers and a Hotine Oblique Mercator (HOM) projection to minimuze distortion in the region I am analyzing. The region extends from about 51 to 62 degrees latitude, covering ...
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domain for transverse mercator projection, using proj.4

I have to apologize for the naive question -- it's my first encounter with projections and this software package, and I intend to use it for a non-geographical application (hence I work on a unit ...
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Calculate distortion outside a UTM zone

One of my colleagues is working with data that is spread across two UTM zone. The majority of the data is in one zone, with a few outliers in another zone. He would like to know what the area ...
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An example Tissot ellipse for an Equirectangular Projection?

I am trying to calculate distortion of an equirectangular projection via Tissot indicatrices. I have tried following the directions on this post (among other things) but it is beyond my understanding ...
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how to produce a Peirce quincuncial map?

As far as I know neither PROJ4 nor ESRI tools can apply the Peirce quincuncial projection. Does anybody know what libraries/softwares can manage it?
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Is there no EPSG code to use for Behrmann equal-area projection in ogr2ogr?

I'm trying to use ogr2ogr to reproject some shapefiles. The projection I wish to use is Behrmann equal-area. I cannot find an EPSG code to use for the '-t_srs' part of the syntax. Is there any way ...
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Calculate bounding box + buffer for rendering a map tile with mapnik library

Mapnik library has a Projection object (I'm using Python bindings): spherical_mercator = '+proj=merc +a=6378137 +b=6378137 +lat_ts=0.0 +lon_0=0.0 +x_0=0.0 +y_0=0 +k=1.0 +units=m +nadgrids=@null ...
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GeoTools Oblique Mercator Example

I would like to use the Oblique Mercator projection in GeoTools. I'm currently using a WGS84 Mercator projection like this: final CoordinateReferenceSystem wgs84CoordSystem = CRS ...
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Problem with spatial reference system / shapefile projection

I am new to using QGIS and having some problems getting some shapefiles to project correctly. I am using publicly available shapefiles for New York City municipal boundaries found here: ...
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Projecting Imported NetCDF file correctly?

I have 360 NetCDF files (.nc) that I need to import into ArcGIS. They hold monthly historical climate data in the U.S. When I tried to import one, using the Make NETCDF Raster Layer tool, the ...
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Converting shapefile in NAD27 from meters to decimal degrees to match xy data?

I have a shapefile of a boundary (polygon) that has the following projection: NAD_1927_UTM_Zone_11N Projection: Transverse_Mercator False_Easting: 500000.00000000 False_Northing: ...
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Mercator Didn't work on Geoserver

Got some problem with Mercator in Geoserver, I tried to display Flight Information Region that has been stored in my Postgre. The result is more likely drawing using Cartesian projection: I tried ...
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How to project geographic coordinates (lat/long) to a cartesian system (albers equal-area)?

I am using this matlab package http://www2.ocgy.ubc.ca/~rich/map.html#examples to project the latitudes,longitudes of my data to a specific projection. For this particular case I am using albers ...
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Defining datum for Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area and converting to geographic coordinates

I posted this question to a specialised mailing list for spatial data analysis using R here but didn't recieve a response. I am working with shapefiles and rasters in R, and I am unsure if I am ...
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1944 Cyprus Grid coordinate data projection problem in MapInfo

I have coordinate data from the 1944 British Army General Staff, Geographical Section (GSGS) Cyprus map which was cast on the Cassini projection, but was referenced to the Clarke 1880 ellipsoid where ...
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Custom Geographic Transformation on QGIS

Is there a way to create a custom geographic transformation with specifics parameters in QGIS like in ArcGIS? Okay, I want to tranform SAD69 system into WGS84. Well, I'm in doubt because in ArcGIS ...
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Need software to read geo information from tif

I am trying to verify the lat/lon and ECEF values that I have determined for a very specific and unusual situation (a geotif file), and it would be great if I could find some software to read them. ...
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Arcmap 10 feature with undefined coordinate system projects incorrectly when projecton is defined

I'm fairly new to GIS, and am slowly feeling my way through ArcMap 10. I have run across a problem defining the Geographic Coordinate System and projection for a feature (the feature currently has an ...
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Create Mercator map with arbitrary center/orientation?

I want to see a Mercator map where I choose what latitude/longitude is in the center and what direction is "north". In some sense, a Mercator map of a rigid rotation of the globe. Does such a ...
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PRJ file for Stereo70 S-42 projection?

I receive lots of Romanian maps with the projection STEREO70 with Datum "S-42 for ROMANIA". I have only found the "Stereo 1970.prj" by ESRI, and when I open the maps with my GIS software the ...
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How to compute a map-to-screen transformation?

Every projection calculation I have come across dealing with the Lambert Conic projection converts the given Lat & Long to meters. So now the magical question: how on earth do you take the meters ...
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Convert an arbitrary meta-data-free map image into QGIS project

My background: experienced programmer, amateur historian, complete beginner to GIS (so I'm using QGIS). I did learn to use the QGIS georeferencer tool though. The input: suppose I have an image like ...
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Why isn't valid geometry not valid in NetTopologySuite when close to poles?

I have a Polygon which crosses the south pole: Polygon in WKT: POLYGON((5.86826073458095 75.6638564054071,-16.5436836399021 63.2220742891438,-19.3664667294083 59.846221066959,-21.7009816876343 ...
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QGIS Projections

I am new to the GIS world and have faired pretty well with ArcGIS 9.3, learned and still learning on the job. I would like to get a better handle on QGIS though. I linked the files from my dropbox. I ...
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Choosing Projection for Gulf coast region of USA?

What are the most appropriate datum and projection I could use for the Gulf coast region - spanning Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida? I have to analyze block group data along the coast.
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How does one calculate distortion on Equirectangular Projection?

I am trying to calculate distortion so I can distort overlaying text and forms to precisely match an image of an equirectangular projection. So, how does one calculate the distortion at a given ...