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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Political world map texture?

What is correct name of texture and/or projection, which is suitable for 3D engines? I want to apply world map to 3D sphere, but a variety of images found by Google makes me thinks that some of them ...
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Projecting OpenStreetMap raster base in other projections

I know that OSM WMS service works with EPSG:4326 and EPSG:900913 I need to have an OSM base layer projected in another Projection, for example EPSG:32632 Do you know some way to do this? Even ...
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How to create an accurate Tissot Indicatrix?

A Tissot Indicatrix is useful method for communicating at a glance the kinds of distortion a given projection is prone to (in the figure below, each of the red circles occupies the same area). I've ...
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Assign a particular projection for un-projected raster/vector files in a folder/sub-folders

We are having 1000's of raster images/vector (shp,tab,dxf) files in a folder/sub folders. Is it possible to check the projection of those and if it is an un-projected one? WGS 1984 has to be ...
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Cause of MODIS Reprojection Tool errors?

I have installed the MODIS Reprojection Tool (mrt) and it says the installation completed successfully but it does not mosaic my images properly. However, there seems to be some projection errors. ...
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Correcting a table's projection in MapInfo

Occasionally I have a MapInfo TAB file that doesn't match up with others. Presumably this is because MapInfo is interpreting it as a different projection to the one it was saved as. I am also assuming ...
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List the projection & datum of all the files in a folder

In QGIS/GRASS, is it possible to list the projection details of all the shp,tab,dxf files in a folder ? We are having 100 - 150 files in too many folders. We would like to create a table of Proj ...
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calculation precision during projection transformation

I am using wgs 84 base tiles, and the tile is not rendered as image but with geojson format. I try to draw them in the tile according to the data. And the geometry of the returned feature is lng and ...
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Why doesn't LeafletJS complete the conversion when re-projecting to Spherical Mercator?

When I use the Mapbox Leaflet pre-packaged Projection class SphericalMercator to project a lat/long coordinate into EPSG:3857 I have to multiply the result Leaflet provides by the earth's radius. ...
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Openlayer plugin in QGIS, error in projection 3857 Pseudomercator

I'm using QGIS plugin Openlayer to set the background of Google satellite under my vector layer. However, even if I project my layers as EPSG 3857 (the default and only possible projection for ...
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How to project vector data in QGIS 2.2?

I'm running QGIS 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. Trying to project data gives me a hard time right now. The last time I did that was in 2.0 and I basically changed the projection by saving the data as a new ...
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Which projection should I use to get my WMS service to work?

All of my shapefiles have exactly the same WKT. Using http://prj2epsg.org I have verified that EPSG:3059 has the same parameters as WKT definition of my shapefiles, so I'm using 3059 in my mapfile. ...
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QGIS Digitizing in Cartesian

I have a client, that needs some geological maps digitized (polygons) in a Cartesian grid. It would be a basic, square grid with North up, and coordinates in x and y. Some of the maps will need to ...
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leaflet.js ImageOverlay projection bug

We are trying to display a image over the leaflet map using "ImageOverlay" layer, but it does not work according to expected. In Google Maps works perfectly. Apparently Leaflet just stretches the ...
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Add EPSG:3857 geometries to map using Leaflet

Right now Leaflet can only add geometries with latitude and longitude values onto the map. If we have a EPSG:3857 point, whose x=-11819829 and y=4200860, how can I add it onto the map? If this point ...
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Importing a DEM in ASCII format into Arcmap - Projection issues [closed]

I've been trying for the last couple of days to import an ascii grid file into Arcmap. However, I'm really battling to project the data. Can anyone please assist? It would be very much appreciated. ...
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Calculating closest distances in meters/kilometers given lat/long coordinates?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. I have a shape file containing points worldwide with lat and long, and another world map polygon file whose Geographic Coordinate System is GCS_WGS_1984 and Datum ...
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Question Regarding Interpretation of Openlayers BBOX in 4326 Projection

I have a BBOX strategy in my Vector layer, which is sending HTTP GET Requests to my server in order to get the features I wish to display. The projection of the layer is EPSG:4326, so it is my ...
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How to locate a point on google maps/earth using cadastral maps in Kenya

I'm an architect, so not too well versed with all this datum/transformation talk. My little problem: i want to be able to enter a position using UTM or deg/sec/min coordinates into google earth and ...
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Valid values of mollweide projection in QGis

i just imported a vectorlayer (without any reference points) to qgis as mollweide projection to save it to longlat. What i am wondering about is a mathematical problem: Not every x,y coordinate on the ...
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Raster projection problems

How would I go about specifying the following projection in Arc and QGIS? After defining this, how would I then go about changing the spatial reference to ESPG 27700? The following are the details of ...
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Does ModelBuilder need to use variable to define projection and then re-project?

I am trying to build a Model in ModelBuilder to create two different process raster datasets: One set is to define a raster dataset to set a WGS 84 projection; and then the second set is to take ...
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Hölzel projection - prj.file

Is there a prj-file-defintion available for the Hölzel-projection? (http://dl.maptools.org/dl/libproj4/manual.pdf#page=58, page 58)?
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How to fix shape file projections

I have a project with several shape files. The files overlapping however. I have to go to unusable extents to even see the file on the same screen. I have tried using to project to as suggested here ...
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Defining projections for multiple shapefiles in ArcMap 10?

I have over 100 shape files that don't have .prj file and thus when I bring them into ArcMap they show the coordinate system as unknown. I know all of the shape files coordinate system is GCS WGS ...
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How to get a “classical” globe projection

I have a shapefile of the world continents in EPSG 4326. To what reference system do I have to reproject my file to get a projecting like this globe below?
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Problems with projections in QGIS 2.2 on a Windows Vista? [duplicate]

I use QGIS 2.2 on Windows 8, and the same QGIS 2.2 has been installed on a computer with Windows Vista. On the Windows 8 everything works just fine, but something is wrong on the Windows Vista. All ...
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Bad calculations with Colombian projection (EPSG:3116)

Solved, reading mail-archive I can understand that there is a conflict between: gt-epsg-wkt-9.2.jar gt-epsg-hsql-9.2.jar I tested removing each one, with 'hsql' I get the same wrong result, but ...
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Geoserver Reprojection Results in Northerly Shift Compared to GDAL

I have data in a postgresql data store in EPSG:2163 and am displaying that using OpenLayers in EPSG:3857. This results in a ~25 km northerly shift when displayed either in QGIS or OpenLayers. To ...
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Is there general Earth Projection in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm starting a new personal project and I need a little bit of helping on setting it up. First off I'm trying to determine the area of a rectangle that is 1 mile in width and the circumference of ...
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My class using ogr to calculate distance is returning incorrect results away from the equator

In an answer to this question ustroetz kindly provided some sample code for use of ogr to do lat/lon distance and point in polygon calculations. I've created a Python class based on his example to do ...
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Why has Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere) become the web map standard?

I understand what the difference is between the Web Mercator projection and Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (WMAS). I also understand that both Google and Esri have adopted this projection as their ...
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How to realign misplaced GeoTiffs?

I have bought a few (30) GeoTiff maps from my country's Geo-department - South Africa. They all have a date in the filename and the newest one was created in 2004, I see one is dated 1977 - that old! ...
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Older British Geological Survey geology maps of Kenya; need complete projection information

I have several geologic maps of Kenya produced by the BGS circa 1993. Noted on each map is the following: Projection:-Transverse Mercator Spheriod:-Clarke 1880 (modified) That's great, but that ...
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Predefined Coordinate Systems missing in QGIS 2

in QGis 1.8 were lots of predefined coordinate systems (national projections). Where have they all gone in qgis 2.0? I specifically need the Gauß-Krüger-Projections Zone 1 to 5. Is there any plugin ...
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Hand-written coordinates from a Garmin NUVI

I've been asked to map point data that was collected in the field by manually writing down the coordinate from a Garmin NUVI 1490 LMT. They were put into a spreadsheet and sent my way which I was ...
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Why this two datasets don't match?

I have a postGIS database in SRS 4326 (WGS84) with several Europe layers working well, but when I load a shapefile projected to the same SRS with QGIS, the layers don't match. To explain it better ...
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calculate distance between points crossing the antimeridian

How can I calculate the distance between two points (lon/lat) if any of the points exceeds the antimeridian (+-180 longitude)? Im using the distVincentyEllipsoid {geosphere} to calculate the shortest ...
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Azimuthal Equidistant - 40,000 Km range

I've been looking at making an azimuthal equidistant map. There are several web sites that offer to make one, based on my location, but they all have the same problem. They assume my antenna rotates ...
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Projecting polygon when calculating its area? [duplicate]

I have a broad range of polygons (in vector format and in SpatialPolygonsDataFrame class), some going east-west, others going south-north, while even others span polar regions or very large ranges as ...
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Geodesic measurements for short distances throughout US?

My ArcGIS experience has been limited to working on large-scale maps with planar projections. I'm moving to a project in which I want to calculate the distance between pro sports facilities throughout ...
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Spherical Mercator projection invented by Google and not conformal?

I had some certitudes on the Google Spherical Mercator also known under EPSG code 900913 and 3857 before looking at this presentation, I was sure that this projection was in the Mercator family (so ...
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How does Arc projecting 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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How to create polygon that goes over +/-180 (dateline) in ArcMap?

I want to create a polygon feature that will go through the dateline (180 long.) in ArcMap. I am using WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere (WKID: 3857) for my data frame and my polygonal feature ...
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Given a flight path given in latitudes and longitudes, how do I find another flight path that is parallel to the path given?

Given a flight route that is given in latitudes and longitudes, how do I find another route that is "parallel" to the route given (find a perpendicular line to each waypoint given)? I think the best ...
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Does Re-Projecting an ESRI ShapeFile only update the content of the .prj file?

if i wish to change the projection of some shapefiles from .. lets say NAD83 (4269) to WGS84 (4326) ... and by using some 3rd party app .... does this mean the .prj file is only updated .. and not the ...
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ESRI projection to SRID?

I am looking at MapX and MapY coordinates. The docs say they are "truncated State Plane coordinates: NAD 1983 State Plane Louisiana South FIPS 1702 (US Feet)." I am trying to reproject into a common ...
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Help, I have 10,000+ .shp files covering 3 UTM zones with unknown projections

I was handed a ton of property files with no projections attached but was told they are all in UTM zone 21S. Well once I merged them all together and projected them I realized that the data covers 3 ...
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Projecting a Raster from WGS84 to planar Equal Area to Calculate Area: How to Select the Cell Size?

I have a broad question on how to calculate the 'correct' cell size for a raster when analyzing an area not at the equator. My goal is to project a land cover raster provided in GCS WGS84 to an equal ...
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Problem Overlaying layers in OpenLayers

I have a html page with 2 WMS layers. The first is one Base Layer , & the second is my personal WMS feature. I load it from Geoserver. The problem when I add the 2 layers I do not have the ...