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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Idaho's southern border looks curved in ArcMap. How do I make Idaho look flat?

I have a polygon of Idaho's borders in ArcMap. The southern border of the state is slightly curved. I realize that the Earth is curved in reality, but I want Idaho to look flat. Is there a way to do ...
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GIS projection for non-geographic data

I am working on two different types of data. One is related to mapping of Genome structure and another is creating a layout of the inventories inside Internet Data Center. What I am confused about is ...
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TileCache and Openlayers Problem - Projections?

I have a very known problem, but I can't solve it. I have set the same maxExtents in the config as in the Openlayers init JS. I have done the same thing with the projection (EPSG:900913) and done all ...
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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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Projection declaration in dojox.geo.openlayers possible?

I am trying to integrate some maps of my own into the dojox charting demo and I had success in exporting a shapefile (externally, i.e. with my own parser) to the dojo JSON map format. The map is in ...
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adding WMS service to application ArcGIS JS api

I've got map in projection: 4326 (WGS-84) when I try to add WMS layers which is in different projection I always get connection timeout Do you know if I could change WMS projection to set it up ...
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Is the quadrilateralized spherical cube map projection the same as Snyder's cubic equal area map projection?

Is the quadrilateralized spherical cube map projection [1] the same as Snyder's cubic equal area map projection [2]? I know both are equal area polyhedral map projections ( ...
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Adding X,Y data and viewing with existing shape file

Excuse me for a simple question. I have CSV files of X,Y data (in decimal degrees) that I want to add to a map and view with a shapefile of level III ecoregions that I downloaded from the USGS ...
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Get the geotransform in Mercator given a pixel size away from the origin

I have a radar image with the following information: The projection is Mercator (Mercator_1SP in GDAL) The projection origin is 0º lat 0º lon At a given geographic coordinates (e.g. lon=10º ...
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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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How to reproject raster from 0 360 to -180 180 with cutting 180 meridian

I have a geotiff raster image that has a coordinate system with longtitudes from 0 to 360. The horizontal center of the image is 180 longtitude. See image below: I want to transform it to EPSG:4326 ...
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How to reproject a raster to Winkel Tripel projection?

I'm trying to project a raster map (in ASCII grid format) from longlat to the Winkel Tripel projection. But I'm running into errors, for instance gdalwarp won't accept the proj-string. $ gdalwarp ...
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German coordinate system from Lat/Long

I have WGS latitude and longitude for data points near Munich and I'd like to use a grid-type coordinate system, like the Ordnance Survey grids in Ireland or the UK. What coordinate system do you ...
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Recovering Latitude and Longitude from Albers to Compute Distance

I have a shapefile of U.S. counties in USA Contiguous Albers Equal Area Conic. I want to do distance calculations. For example, distances from one county to another. I do not know how to interpret ...
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Import GPX to QGIS with WGS84 [closed]

When loading a GPX-File in QGIS it is not referenced on WSG84. It´s shown with wrong coordinates. Settings are WSG84.
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What is the purpose of having a separate Layer property for sphericalMercator?

The Beginner's Guide to OpenLayers 2.10 says the following: sphericalMercator {Boolean} This property determines if the map should behave as a Mercator-projected map. Setting this to true ...
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What is the expected margin of error for points plotted on EPSG:3857 projection?

I am using the projection EPSG:3857 to plot out points on the map. Since the Earth is closer to the shape of an ellipsoid instead of a sphere, I am interested to find out what is the range of error if ...
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Setting projection to a geotiff file when it's shown as Unknown

I have a geotiff file that has no CRS in the metadata but I know that the CRS of the raster is WGS 84 UTM 22 N. How can I modify the geotiff file to have the CRS WGS 84 UTM 22 N in the metadata. ...
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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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OpenLayers doesn't understand Mercator map measured in degrees?

I have access to a map server that takes a bounding box measured in degrees, and returns a map, projected in Web Mercator. I'm having trouble configuring OpenLayers to use a Mercator projection that ...
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Is there a difference between projecting shapefiles then rasterizing & rasterizing shapefiles then projecting?

I currently have a project where I rasterize shapefiles into simple presence/absence (1 & 0) rasters and then add each one to a running total to create a total richness raster at the end. The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does QGIS scalebar show a wrong scale?

I'm using QGIS 1.7.1 and have added a scalebar. The scalebar usually displays in degrees, unless I switch the map's projection to meters, in which case the units are display in cm. This is not ...
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Rendering a shapefile with a custom projection in GeoTools

I have an image, a shapefile, and a method which can translate an x/y pixel location from the image into a latitude/longitude point or vice versa. I'm trying to use Geotools to render the shapefile on ...
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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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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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What's a robust strategy for displaying 3D map data for navigation?

3D map data, specifically the kind you see on GPS units, or more recently on smart phones, almost always features a 'HUD' like view, which I'm trying to implement in an application of mine. I have ...
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How to perform datum transformation in ArcGIS server REST API exportmap

I have a ArcGIS server 10.0 mapcontext in one projection (swedish grid sweref99 TM) which uses its own datum, also named Sweref99 . When I use the REST API's map service export function I want to ...
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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 solve Projection Problem at client side

I want to discuss a scenario here to all. I have developed a Web mapping application in OpenLayers and GeoServer. The customer give us shapefiles with native projection SWREFF99_1330 (EPSG:3008). ...
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Mapserver, TMS, Scales zoom levels and how to deal with all of it

I have a whole bunch of data in my db that I need to draw at different zoom levels using Mapserver. Everything uses a 4326 SRID. My (custom) client, will fetch the data using 20 TMS zoom levels and ...
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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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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. ...