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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How to synchronize the marker's rotation field with the angular distortion in the map projection

I'm Using QGIS 1.8.0 to plot a global dataset showing the positions of aircraft in flight. The data I have are .csv files with three columns: Latitude, Longitude, and angle of travel. I assign ...
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How to convert from ITM ref to GPS ref ?

How can I convert from ITM ref (Israel new map) to GPS ref and from GPS ref to ITM ref? I need any C# sample code or formula for this. For example: 32.086156,34.769239 = 178364,665948 Or : ...
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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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Calculating bounding box coordinates based on center and radius

I need to calculate a bounding box for osm query. I get coordinates of center of the area (WGS84) and radius (meters). How can I do it? I though about using some kind of projection, calculating ...
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Leaflet and EPSG 4326 Projections

UPDATE: LEAFLET fixed support for EPSG 4326 (LL84) in the latest betas: https://github.com/Leaflet/Leaflet/issues/1207 Leaflet says it supports EPSG 4326 (Plate Carree, aka ll84) projections. I think ...
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How do I get the projection of an LAS file using liblas?

I am using the python api of liblas to read/write las files. I would like to get the spatial reference information of the las file using liblas, but have been unable to figure it out. Can anyone ...
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How to convert WGS84 to UTM when the study area covers 4 UTM Zones: 43- 46?

I'm working in ARCGIS 10.2, my area of interest falls in 4 UTM zones 43,44,45,46 equally distributed so i can't use the option of majority of area's UTM zone. Since i need to carryout varies analysis ...
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Layers having the same coordinate system should overlap, but they don't. What's wrong?

I put 4 different layers into my ArcMap document, but only one of them will show up on the map! I should be seeing the other 3 layers as well. When I do a Zoom to layer, I can see one layer, but I ...
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How do I specify a CRS for a fictional game map in QGIS?

I am about to start playing a steampunk RPG game called The Iron Realm, which uses a fictional world map. I have recently started using QGIS v1.7 and have no real experience with GIS sysstems. I have ...
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R - Plotting shapefile with geographical (raster) data

Over the last few days I have been trying to plot a shapefile over data loaded into a data.frame within R. It should be a view of radar precipitation with an overlay of the country borders from a ...
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Spatial Join of 2 line layers offset by minuscule amount

Let's say I have 2 line layers (green & red, in the image below) and I need to transfer attributes from one layer (red) to another (green) by doing a Spatial Join. The layers are identical, but ...
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towgs Definition for European Datum 1950

I am new to all things GIS so apologies for a basic questions. I am trying to specify the CRS of a climatic raster layer in R. It is an equal area projection based on Europe Equidistant Conic and the ...
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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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in python, srs.ExportToProj4() returns an empty string, why?

I have a shapefile with the following .prj file: ...
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Creating spatially projected polygon grid with ArcMap

i need to create a grid with 1x1 square kilometres cells in ArcMap. The operation located in Data Management Tools -> Feature Class -> Create Net is almost what i need but in the parameters, i can't ...
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Plotting a certain range in azimuthal projection using ggplot2

I would like to limit a map to a particular range of values (i.e. northern hemisphere) under an azimuthal or orthographic projection in ggplot2. When I set ylim, I receive an error message that ...
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Problem changing CRS to enable clip function

I have two layers, one point file and one polygon. The point file is in WGS 84 and polygon in NAD83-UTM10. The project CRS is NAD83-UTM10. They project fine with on-the-fly projection turned on. I ...
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My wms vector data overlay on openlayer vmap work fine but on osm img is not rendering

i am try to overlay my India roads vector over an openlayer (http://vmap0.tiles.osgeo.org/wms/vmap0) vmap work fine.but i want to do the sam task over osm(open street map), i am trying many different ...
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Variation of algorithms to find point from another point with bearing and distance

There are several algorithms to calculate distance between two latitude/longitude points. Haversine Hubeny Lambert-Andoyer Vincenty's formulae for inverse problem But there are not so many ...
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Coordinates values change for ArcGIS

I have received thousands of location information like below. X= 10°52.579 Y= 078°38.473 I don't have idea in which format is this, please let me know what is the format of this location and ...
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TileStache + OpenLayers TMS - Tiles are rendered disorderly

I newly turned to TileStache to render Mapnik tiles because of the caching option. Before, I was using Mapnik python bindings only and it was working perfectly. Now that I use TileStache, the tiles ...
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Miller cylindrical projection - central meridian

I'm new to projections topics and I've got a question that may be silly, but I hadn't found answer so far. I'm trying to use Miller's cylindrical projection for converting osm lat/lon to x,y values. ...
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Viewshed analysis and coordinate systems ArcGIS 10.1

I am trying to run a viewshed analysis and I've downloaded DEM data from the UK ordnance survey (Landform-panorama). Since the data is in ASCII format I have created a seamless raster mosaic (and used ...
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Equidistant projection for northern Delaware

I'm just getting started on a long-term project involving northern Delaware. Most of my distances will use great circle distances from the lat/lon, but for a few applications I'll wind up using ...
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Qgis OSM and layer projection problem

I am using QGIS 2.1.0, and trying to import my vector layer(parcels) with OpenStreetMap layer. My vector layer (parcels) use EPSG 31277 coordinate system. This is the definition for EPSG 31277: ...
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Why are Bounding Coordinates not as expected? [closed]

I have a shapefile in GCS_WGS_1984 projection, but the bounding coordinates/Feature extent shows the wrong coordinates in the screenshot below. . I tried to change the projection, by deleting the ...
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How to get projected centroids in QGIS?

I am trying to get a centroid for several polygons on a global scale, in a way that it would correctly represent the common centre of all the polygons, taking Earth's curvature into account. The ...
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Ortho Projection produces artifacts

I`m trying to create a sphere-like view using qgis and the "world from space"-projection http://spatialreference.org/ref/sr-org/6980/ (essentialy an ortho-projection). ArcGIS wraps the shapes ...
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Why do points shift when reprojected from WGS84 to a state plane coordinate? [closed]

We have a Trimble unit we use to collect equipment. We collect the data in WGS84 and differentially correct it and then reproject it to a state plan coordinate system. The points always shift the ...
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Where did the polygons go after projecting a map in QGIS?

I'm fairly new at GIS know-how, but I've run into a problem with a projection of a world map. I have a shapefile of all countries I downloaded from Natural Earth. After projecting it into a ...
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What are the set of projections that can be accurately georeferenced using polynomial 2?

Background I'm starting with a map from the internet (Encyclopedia Britannica) and georeferencing it using QGIS 2.0.1, I get really accurate georeference solution using polynomial 2 transformation: ...
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Choosing correct proj4string in R for a set of points

I was given a set of points which I eventually will overlay with a polygon shapefile in R. The issue is that the person who provided me with the points did not give them to in long/lat coordinates but ...
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Data points Imported into QGIS are in the middle of ocean

I'm new to QGIS and tried importing some GTFS data in the CSV format (stops.txt). The project CRS, base map CRS and GTFS CRS have all been set to Google Mercator, but the points that are supposed to ...
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Change the projection at runtime (OpenLayers)

How do I change the projection on an existing Map object? I'd like to allow a user to switch between cylindrical (EPSG:4326) and custom-declared projections with the click of a button.
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Which coordinate system and projection shall I use for georeferencing google map image in ArcGIS?

I have saved Google Maps image (not Google Earth) of area at latlon(17.692437,83.218689) by some method in jpeg format. It is an exact snapshot of the Google Maps. Now I need to geo-reference it to ...
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How do I convert State Plane coordinates to latitude-longitude?

Given a specific state plane coordinate system (whether NAD27 or NAD83), are there any resources to convert to latitude-longitude?
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Calculate distance in QGIS, wrong geographic projection?

I'm trying to do the following: I have 2 shapefiles, one containing all the public schools in NY, another one containing the hotspots in NY (both in points form). Now what I'm trying to do is ...
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How to transform a PostGIS bounding box?

I need to query the bounding box of a table (in WGS 84, srid 4326), and transform it to Web Mercator to be consumed by an OpenLayers map. Currently, I am using this to retrieve the bounding box: ...
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How to find and apply reprojection parameters?

I have a data set in one projection, and a shapefile in another, and I am trying to combine the two. I am using Python. I apologize for posting a "help me transform coordinates" question on this site ...
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How to rotate sphere when using Vertical Near Side Perspective projection?

Situation Data is currently displayed on a globe using the Vertical Near Side Perspective projection with a blue circle as a backdrop. Problem I would like to 'rotate' the globe by altering the ...
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Set projection/CRS in map and shapefile to produce buffer

I simply want to create a buffer of a specific size, around a single point. When I create a buffer it uses degrees/ or radians, or whatever, and the buffer is created that covers the whole screen. I ...
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Geographic Coordinate system and Projected coordinate system [duplicate]

Please Excuse me If I asked a Silly question : When to Set A Geographic coordinate system or projected coordinate system to a Shapefile?
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Doubt in Field Calculator

I am working in an project.I have a point Shapefile its projection is NAD83(HARN)Pennslyvaniasouth(ftUS)*EPSG3365* when I measure its distance(between two points) it gives me the answer in feet .yes ...
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How do I Fix Projection Issues in QGIS

I have some exiting shape files that supposedly have a CRS of OSGEO:41001. If I import new data, and set the CRS to OSGEO:41001 they do not align. If I change the CRS of the new layers to ...
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Coordinate systems and bearings

Ok so I've got a noodle scratcher and want some input before I open my mouth to my higher-ups. I recieved a new boundary description from a surveyor that uses metes and bounds in the form of bearings ...
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How can I improve the resolution of a vector grid made in north pole stereographic projection?

I've been struggling with this for a while and wondered if someone could lend a hand. I have a map which already has sampling points from centroids in a 35x35km grid that was created in north pole ...
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Best practices and examples of web maps of polar regions

I am looking for examples of web maps focusing on polar regions (Arctic or Antarctic) preferably using a polar projection. What could be best practices to follow for such web mapping applications? Any ...
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EPSG 3857 or 4326 for GoogleMaps, OpenStreetMap and Leaflet

The discussion at What is the difference between WGS84 and EPSG4326? shows that 4326 is just the EPSG identifier of WGS84.. Wikipedia entries for Google Maps and OpenStreetMap shows that they both ...
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What strategies, criteria, or rules to use for selecting coordinate systems?

What strategies, criteria, or rules do you use for selecting coordinate systems for (a) storing, (b) analyzing, and (c) displaying GIS data? (I humbly offer my reply to a related question ...
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Heads up digitizing - Polygons overlay differently with two different Satellite images

I have been digitizing building footprints from satellite image using ArcGIS 10.1 . Field data collections is done with the use of four corner point GPS way point. Due to multipath errors, we are ...