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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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 ...
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A WMS layer fails to show at some scales

I am tring to overlay my WMS layer on Google but at a particular scale it doesn't show the data of my layer. What can be the problem? <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head ...
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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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How to use DotSpatial to project/reproject shapefiles on the fly

I would like to use DotSpatial to reproject shapefiles on the fly before loading them to GeoServer. I've been looking for tutorials on how to get started with this in vain. Any pointers on where I can ...
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Uploading unprojected shape files using GeoServer REST API

I have a number of shapefiles that lack the .prj file. I'm able to upload them to geoserver using the rest api. However, I'm unable to serve them after upload. Which brings me to the question as to ...
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Looking for CRS for NAD 83 UTM Zone 30N

I'm curious as to why the UTM zones are incomplete for NAD 83 in QGIS? I have a WGS84 shapefile that I would like to project to NAD83 UTM Zone 30N but can't find it in the QGIS CRS list. I see how ...
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coordinate definitions from nyc.gov open data SpatialLocation field

The NYC Open Data website has a dataset of street events. The last column is called SpatialLocation, and is defined as a text field. An example is below. It is clearly two points on a physical map. ...
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Is NAD 83 the same as EPSG:4326?

I'm getting mixed messages about these projections. For example -Is this projection below, NAD 83, 4326? GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983",DATUM["D_North_American_1983", ...
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2 Shapefile vectors will not plot properly in same space

There are slight differences in 2 shapefiles projection information. I have activated on-the-fly, but they do not plot in the same space. I tried to save as new shapefiles with the same CRS, but ...
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Reprojecting non 4326 WMS image to spherical mercator

In OpenLayers, I'm trying to display a WMS overlay (EPSG:4269) from a server I don't have control over to a spherical mercator projection. Is there an equivalent to this: ...
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Why did my shapefile distance get smaller after changing the projection? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Layers having the same coordinate system should overlap, but they don't. What's wrong? I'm working with a shapefile that has a geographic coordinate system and I ...
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Mass-update the projection in compressed GeoTIFF files

I have a huge set of compressed GeoTIFF files. Someone forgot to set the projection while creating the GeoTIFF files and I would like to add it now. If I use gdalwarp -t_srs source.tif ...
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Conversion from N,E to Lat/Long And Lat/Long to N,E will always be same? [closed]

I have an excel tool for the conversion of following lat/long: Lat: 23° 11’ 24.67503’’ S Long: 118° 46’ 6.15742’’ E , which gives me following N,E: Northing: 7,434,317.43 Easting: 680,991.69 But I ...
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On the usage of Proj4Js->tmerc.js

I am using "proj4js & open layers" for my mapping. I got projection & datum (which is based on "Transverse Mercator") of a local plane and this plane is part of a grid which returns ...
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Openlayers and Geoserver fail to reproject while editing Vector with WFS-T

I can't get the Openlayers and Geoserver work with WFS-T editing a vector layer. I have a layer of points where the Native SRS is EPSG:32639. After trying a lot of combinations, I ended up with two ...
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How to add FP_WGS_84_IBCAO_Polar_Stereographic projection to QGIS?

I have a GeoTiff image that is projected (see below) I would like to add this projection to the list of CRS in QGIS. Can someone help me do this? Thank you very much in advance!!! Francis ...
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How do you pass parameters for Proj4js implementation with OpenLayers

I am using Proj4js along with OpenLayers for the transformation of x,y (projection type is Transverse Mercator) to long, lat. While executing "inverse()" method what I noticed that in tmerc.js some ...
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How to transpose the lat/lon coordinates of a shapefile?

I need X to be Y and Y to be X (switching lat/long) within the polygon shapefile. If it were a point shapefile I know I could simply reverse the lat/long or x/y parameter and import from a table. I'm ...
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Tool For Generating Formula for Projection

I am using Proj4Js for northing,easting to lat,long transformation. My Datum is "AGD84" and projection is "Transverse Mercator". While doing so I found that if I don't specify "+proj" parameter in ...
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Generating Map Tiles for MGRS Grid Graticule?

I'm possibly a bit out of my league here, but ready to get my hands dirty. I want to generate map tiles for a MGRS grid graticule similar to http://tiles.mapbox.com/mapbox/map/afghanistan-mgrs. I ...
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Distances in {Plate Carrée projection - EPSG:4326 - WGS84}

So, "4326 is just the EPSG identifier of WGS84" [3], indeed http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/4326/html/ says it is a GEOGraphic Coordinate System: GEOGCS["WGS 84", DATUM["WGS_1984", ...
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Projection ETRS89 (Ellipsoid: GRS80) 6-Degree Zone 33 to UTM33N - WGS84

Hi I'm having trouble to reproject a shape file in Qgis. The projection is supposed to be "ETRS89 (Ellipsoid: GRS80) 6-Degree Zone 33" and I would like to project it to UTM33N - WGS84 (EPSG 32633). ...
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Are there WMS servers providing maps of UTM zones, actually in the zone projection?

There are lots of EPSG:4326 (lat lon) services out there but if one has to use an UTM projected map as base layer to display utm scenes, are there any WMS endpoints publicly available for that?
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C++ coordinate class that automates projection?

Can anyone point me to a C++ class for representing coordinates that automatically handles projection transforms? What I'm thinking of is something that would allow me to create vars that incorporate ...
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Change vector projection in Openlayers

I have added vector layer to map: vactorTest = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector("Editable Features", { strategies: [new OpenLayers.Strategy.BBOX(), saveStrategy], projection: new ...
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How to shift the Map a little bit?

I'm having trouble with two maps, both UTM33N/WGS84. They should be exactly on top of each other but there is a slight shift between them of probably a few hundred meters or so. I Tried to adjust ...
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Re-initializing OpenLayers Map with different projection

Is it possible to re-initialize OpenLayers Map with a different projection ? Scenario: OL Map with projection 4326 is created, along with click, measurement, drawing handlers. A button to switch to ...
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LonLat Points to Grid of Polygons in PostGIS

I'm going to preface this with it's my first time using PostGIS. I'm starting out with a 5 km x 5 km grid cell in which I know the center point lon/lat (SRID=4326). I'm trying to create a polygon for ...
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Conversion From Transverse Mercator To Longitude & Lattitude

I have to transform (7-parameters datum transformation) coordinates from northings & eastings to lattitude & longitude. Following are details of source coordinate system(i.e. northings & ...
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Reprojecting a shape to UTM33

I still have trouble reprojecting shape files :( I would like to reproject it to UTM33N / WGS84 (EPSG 32633) I think the projection of the shape might be Pulkovo 1984/ Gauss-Krüger Zone 4 (EPSG ...
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How to correctly specify coordinate system?

Using QGIS v. 1.9 (1.7 does not seem to be available for Ubuntu Linux 12.04), do the following: Create new project, specify coordinate system by clicking on button in bottom right hand corner, ...
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Display two layers with OpenLayers at once

How can i display two layers with diferent projections at once? For example i have layer with EPSG:70076 and OSM layer.
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Convert Nasa's Blue Marble into a cubic projection

I'm looking for a free tool to convert the cylindrical projection map of the Earth's surface that you can get from Nasa (under the Blue Marble project): ...
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How do you change the prime meridian of a map?

I am working with the Natural Earth world map as a SHP file, but when I try to change the prime meridian (PRIMEM) of the coordinate system ...
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Projecting selection from large data set using ArcPy?

I have a large data set X(x1-xn) from which I must select consecutively the attributes A(a1-an) from X.fieldsSRC or X.fieldDST and project the selections. I have a functioning arcpy script that does ...
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Is there an arcpy boolean check for whether an EPSG or prj is supported by arcmap?

I'm writing a tool and essentially I found out that arcmap defaults an epsg to 0 if it sees that the projection is not supported against the predefined projections.
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Automate database conversion from NAD83 to Web Mercator

A NAD83 database is updated daily while a Web Mercator clone is only update when time is available. Looking to automate this process of Copying Layers Projecting them to Web Mercator Placing in ...
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How do I get the distance meter value between two geometries in PostGIS?

I have a simple question about calculating distances in PostGIS. I would like to get the distance between two geometries. I am using this sid : 4269 in meters what i am doing now is this : ...
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Projecting from State Plane (Oregon) into UTM (zone 10)?

I have an air photo with the following xy coordinate system name: NAD_1983_StatePlane_Oregon_North_FIPS_3601_Feet_Intl and the following in the description field: Projection: ...
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How do I use Proj4js or other technique to make custom map projections with google.maps.Projection?

I'm using Google's Projection class to try to convert my map projection from the default spherical mercator to something like Lambert Conformal Conic. I was previously adapting the code from this ...
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How to change the projection of a UTM-georeferenced raster in Quantum?

I have a project file in Quantum which contains some shapefiles and rasters that are properly georeferenced. However, I have started using GeoTiffs which are in UTM - WGS84 that don't seem to be ...
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When I import polygon kml layer, how do I change projection and offset to correct for GMT wrap?

I created a polygon in Google Earth and saved to kml. After importing as a vector layer, where the polygon crosses the prime meridian, the polygon wraps around the world. So far, I have figured out ...
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How to create custom coordinate system in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a series of control points with xy coordinates in both NAD83 UTM and in a local grid. How can I go about creating a new projection file in ArcGIS 10 for the local grid?
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How to define Winkel Tripel in proj 4.8.0?

I have QGIS with proj 4.8.0 installed. I'd like to add Winkel Tripel projection which seems to be defined as +proj=wintri But that definition string does not work. Is this a bug in my proj version, ...
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Spatial reference for dummies?

Can anyone recommend a good reference or tutorial that explains the principles of spatial references, projections, and coordinate systems? We are a small team of programmers working with GIS ...
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How to show an array of 2d points/polygons in Polymaps (Cartesian coordinate system)

I need to display these 2d points/polygons (Cartesian coordinate system) on Polymaps with GeoJson layer. I do not use the other layers. Do I need to convert xy coordinates to the lat lon? If so, how? ...
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Converting decimal degrees units to km in R?

I am trying to figure out how I can transform my unit of length from decimal degree to km when I import the following simple ArcGIS polygon shape. Ultimately, I would like to have this information ...