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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Converting coordinate system of feature layers and datasets programmatically

I am trying to convert coordinate system of featurelayer and datasets using ESRI.ArcGIS.DataManagementTools.Project . The tool works fine in ArcCatalog . I have doubts about the parameters i am ...
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Projection bug between overlay and base layers

I am making a WebGIS application for a course and I am trying to integrate some nice base layers like OMS, Stamen, and Bing Maps with my overlay layers that are for Bolivia from a Bolivian map ...
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ArcGIS Desktop, shapefile and EPSG code

Why a shape file with CRS WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_22N en Arcgis has a differrent prj file than the EPSG:32622:WGS 84 / UTM zone 22N WKT ? Can I replace Arcgis .prj file with EPSG:32622 WKT ...
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Can MapQuest tiles be used in an Openlayers 3 map with a non-standard projection?

I have a map in OpenLayers 3 with raster and GeoJSON layers that are in an UTM projection and I would like to use MapQuest tiles as a base map while keeping the map and layers projected as UTM. Is ...
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How to project WGS84 raster in lat/long to WGS84 UTM in ArcMap 10?

I know this is suppose to be simple and I've found similar questions. However when I try to do the same (data management tools > projections and transformations > raster > project) inserting input ...
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Convert from WGS84 to 2D projection

I have a map in the form of .bil & .hdr using WGS84. I'd like to convert this into another map using a 2D projection while keeping the lat/long information. What I'd really like with this new map ...
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X and Y after Albers lat and lon transformation

that is probably a very obvious question but it is melting my brain: when transforming lat and lon to [x,y] (for instance using this code https://gist.github.com/RandomEtc/476238) I get the ...
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Projection change in QGIS after import & export in Grass

I'm working on an application written with Grass command in python and I have a projection problem. First I create a location with belgian lambert 72 (EPSG:31370) in Grass 7.0. After importing all ...
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How does Arc project data without spatial reference?

I have a raster file downloaded from here. When I load it into ArcMap, it says the data is missing spatial reference, and that it can be drawn in ArcMap but not projected. Nevertheless, using the ...
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NAD83 2011 AZ central projection

I am having trouble getting GDAL to read a file geodatabase with data projected in NAD83(2011) State Plane Arizona Central FIPS 0202. I have developed the following code: # standard imports import ...
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Creating a spatial reference in arcpy from projection name

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2, Python 2.7. I want to create a spatial reference from the name of a projection, e.g. NAD_1983_BC_Environment_Albers, using the arcpy tool ...
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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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If Geographic Coordinates are unprojected coordinates, how can GIS softwares display such unprojected data on a plane?

I have been using ArcGIS and QGIS regularly for about 2 years now, and just recently I was struck by this new thought. If a data set in say, in ArcMap, has been georeferrenced with a Geographic ...
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Converting distance between nautical miles and degrees using ArcObjects?

We have a certain functionality developed that: Will check for a tolerance value (this input is given by the user as NM); Buffer a polygon by that value (all polygons are in WGS-84); Iterate through ...
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gdal_translate or gdalwarp to define projection

Which of these is the best approach to define (aka. set) a projection for a tiff? 1) gdal_translate -a_srs EPSG:32182 in.tif out.tif 2) gdalwarp -s_srs EPSG:32182 -t_srs EPSG:32182 in.tif out.tif ...
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Lambert conformal conic isn't actually conformal?

Mathematically a conformal map has the property that the Jacobian of the transformation is a scaled version of a rotation matrix. The transformation involved in a spherical Lambert conformal conic ...
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Geographic Transformations using ArcPy vs. Coordinate Systems used by ArcGis online basemaps

I have three shapefiles with undefined projection, but I know which one was used (Lisboa_Hayford_Gauss_IPCC). I need to first Define Projection. It works. I then need to transform it to WGS_1984, so ...
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SRID, Shape2SQL and SQL Server 2008r2 query

I'm using Shape2SQL to load the Ordinance Survey's Meridian 2 map into SQL Server 2008r2 (which is working very smoothly and painlessly). According to this page ...
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How to use SRTM Global DEM for Aspect calculation?

I need to derive a raster representing aspect for North America (from STRM data, originally in geographic lat/long). In most projections, true north is only map north along eg the central meridian so ...
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project hdf file with geospatial_lat and lon in batch process

Is there any way that I can do a batch process in projecting hdf files wherein I could get and include only the geospatial_lat and lon in the batch script since every hdf file have different ...
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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 ...
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How to get projection data (.prj) of raster image using GDAL/OGR?

I start with a boundary shape-file (think U.S. states) in lat/long that I convert to some projection, and then rasterize the result as a .tif. What I need now are the raster coordinates of the ...
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Best Projection for Getis Ord Gi* Statistic Analysis

I am about to calculate the Getis Ord Gi* statistic for some rasters whose extents are global. In choosing a projection, do I want to preserve distance (e.g. equidistant) to obtain accurate ...
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Why prj2epsg cannot resolve PostGIS SRText?

In many places I have seen people referring to http://prj2epsg.org (here, here). I have used this service too, however, the service cannot uniquely identify an EPSG code alway. I understand that it ...
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Finding centroids for icosahedral gnomonic projection?

I've been trying to create an icosahedral gnomonic projection, like this example by Jason Davies or this one (the Fisher projection). The method that I initially used was using the centroid of each ...
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Reprojecting PostgreSQL/PostGIS data as it streams in?

I have a postgres/postgis database. I would like to reproject those data coming to me in 4326 to 32736. For those tables with lat long info in wgs84 (4326) I have set the geom to 4326. Then I have ...
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Difference between WGS_1984_UTM_33N and GCS_WGS_84

What is the difference between: a map that has a projected coordinate system of WGS_1984_UTM_33N, a geographic coordinate system of GCS_WGS_1984, and a datum of D_WGS_1984 a map that has no ...
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Thiessen polygons extend outside of extent of projection

I'm working on a geological project on the past position of continents (in ArcMap 10 Service Pack 5, build 4400). The tool I'm creating in Model Builder uses Create Thiessen Polygons and all input ...
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Defining projection using readOGR if the shapefile doesn't have it?

I think that by using readOGR to import a shapefile renders worthless to put proj4string to the script since if any coords are available in the shapefile, it will be transported through the readOGR. ...
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How does OpenLayers 3 handle coordinates?

Ol3 always uses the flatCoordinates because obviously it needs 2d-coordinates as the screen is only 2-dimensional. But how does OL3 calculate the flat representation? For example if my view’s ...
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ArcGIS Online no spatial reference

My intention is to georeference an image so as to create a Swipe Map in AGOL. First, I add my control points, rectify, then analyze before attempting to share and finally publish in AGOL. The other ...
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set Default projection in postgis table

I've set the SRID 4326 for a table having geometry column, but when i insert a geometry without SRID, i get an error because no SRID specified is interpreted as -1 or 0, so how i can set a default ...
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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 manually add spatial reference information for FEWS rainfall data in ArcMap?

I am trying to match rainfall data from USGS/FEWS to coordinate locations of survey households in Uganda, so I will need to be able to project the rainfall data. So far, I downloaded the dekadal RFE ...
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Zonal geometry output in ArcGIS

Is there a way to specify the coordinate type in Zonal geometry output in ArcGIS? I am trying to perform zonal geometry on a raster and in the resulting output, the XCENTROID and YCENTROID are in ...
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Openlayers 3 WMS custom projection wrong extent

I'm using Openlayers 3 to view a WMS-layer from a Mapserver in EPSG:3006, see the code: Proj4js: Proj4js.defs["EPSG:3006"] = "+proj=utm +zone=33 +ellps=GRS80 +towgs84=0,0,0,0,0,0,0 +units=m ...
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Multiple Satellite Swatch processing for 1 years worth of data

I have a file of several scans per day for one year. I am using the OMINO2 product from the Aura platform. I am tasked with creating an automated process to: 1) Extract the sub-data set within the ...
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How to set raster projection in R

I am new to R and grib files. library(raster) I have a "grd" file in and I am trying to set the coordinates to polar stereographic projection r <- raster("p190001.grd") # class : ...
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Lots of NaNs in reprojecting LSASAF to WGS84

I have a LSASAF file that has LOFF 1808 COFF 308 LFAC = 13642337 CFAC = 13642337 and the standard Euro dimensions NC = 1701 NL = 651 But when I try to translate the range col=1..1701, lin=1..651 ...
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Is EPSG:3857 the correct projection for my PDF in Lambert Conformal Conic projection?

Given the following NEATLINE from the results of gdalinfo on my Geospatial PDF: NEATLINE=POLYGON ((-1340591.5297333347 -260482.28440259479,-1340591.0579001249 1878014.4171204455,3081498.0723039531 ...
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LiDAR dataset displaying 500 meters to the east of correct position

Why does my LIDAR dataset show up ~500 meters to the east of the correct position even though a spatial reference/coordinate system is provided? Some background: The LIDAR data were downloaded from ...
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ogr2ogr re-projection produces empty shapefile

I use the following to re-project a shapefile to EPSG 4326 using ogr2ogr: ogr2ogr -s_srs "+proj=longlat +ellps=WGS84 +datum=WGS84 +no_defs" -t_srs "+proj=longlat +ellps=WGS84 +datum=WGS84 +no_defs" ...
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QGIS reprojecting .ecw file in EPSG:23032

I opened the .ecw file with qgis but I found that the ortophoto is 340 mt northern and 150 mt eastern the topographic map. How can I move the ecw?
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What are pros and cons of forcing square pixels on reprojection?

I am using Erdas Imagine 2014 to reproject 4-band raster data from GRS 1980 NAD83 Lambert Conformal Conic (ft) to UTM GRS 1980 NAD83 North UTM Zone 11 (m). Unlike ArcGIS, Erdas provides the option to ...
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Reverse parameters of a projection map

I'm user of a soaring simulator named "Condor Soaring". This simulator is at the center of a community of enthusiastic people who build sceneries (landscapes) which represents quite accurately real ...
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How to change different projections of feature classes in geodatabase to one projection in new geodatabase?

I want to create a script that iterates through feature classes with different projections in a geodatabase and exports them into a new geodatabase, all with the same projections. What I want is to ...
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How to convert latitude, longitude to EPSG 3857?

I'm looking to study the math involved to see how a given latitude and longitude in decimal degrees can be converted to epsg 3857. Can anybody point to a good reference or a possible python/c/c++/java ...
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How to use a different projection than EPSG:3857 with CartoDB or Leaflet?

I have data that is accurately positioned with the NAD 83 MTQ Lambert EPSG:3798 projection. If I reproject this data in EPSG:3857 (web mercator) the markers are no longer positioned accurately on the ...
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Change Projection

I am a little bit lost here. working in QGis 2.8, OS X 10.10. I have a polygon shp in the CRS EPSG: 21781, CH1903 / LV03 and a point file in EPSG: 4326, WGS84 How would I work with these ...
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Adding IF statement for Batch Projections

How do I add an "if" statement that will: 1) List all .tif files and their projections within the input directory 2) Copy all .tif and .shp files that are of the same projection from the input ...