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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gdalwarp for warping a Space View Perspective or Orthographic tiff

i need to warp an image with a Space View Perspective or Orthographic project. What is the parameter for the gdalwarp -s_srs "+proj=???? +ellps=WGS84 +datum=WGS84" -t_srs EPSG:4258 in.tiff out.tiff ? ...
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Is it possible to redefine a projection in QGIS?

Is it possible to redefine a projection in QGis? It seems like the shape files offered by Agiv (a Flemish agency) differ slightly from the definition that QGis has of EPSG:31370. I'm NOT looking to ...
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OSGEO/GDAL and Rotated Pole Grids

I have a netCDF containing a raster in a rotated pole grid. I have a script for converting the desired information to GeoTiff, however it requires projection information in the form of WKT string. ...
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Which projections emphasise the Northern Hemisphere, other than Mercator?

I'm working on a project where I have data points in the UK, US, France/Italy, Hong Kong and Japan. I want to show a world map with mini charts at each of these locations. For this project, it makes ...
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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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Problem with projection of Slovenian Shapefile in QGIS

I hope someone can help me for this: I'm doing my masters thesis in Slovenia (in the field of wildlife management), for this I got a Shapefile of slovenian data by the University. As a main layer, I ...
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Transformation data austria - slovenia

can anyone please help with fitting together these 2 shape-files? many many thanx https://www.dropbox.com/s/saa9yp7ecg1qxh1/Grenzen.rar
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How to georectify a fictive earth to a projection-less version

I have a picture of a fictive earth-like world. Now I would like to draw the outlines and then georectify this to a projection-less version. I really need the map unrectified. Because I want to ...
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Warping images with unknown projection

I have tried to used gdalwarp to project set of images(from hdf4 files to tif) before merging them using gdal_merge. But then the merge output has spaces/blanks. They're not merge properly, and I ...
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Project house on WGS84

I have imported a DXF file of my house in QGIS. I also included an openstreetmap layer in WGS84 which also displays my house as a square. Naturally, my house from the DXF file is placed in the ocean ...
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Why my Shapefile is not loaded into OpenLayers?

This is my website for test: http://www.cv.nctu.edu.tw/tonywang/shapefile-js-openlayers/ol_simple.html I want to put my Shapefile in OpenLayers. I found an example at ...
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Reprojecting a CSV file using ogr2ogr?

I am trying to convert a CSV with fields in one projection system (EPSG:27700) to fields in another (EPSG:4326). I have made a VRT file called landfill.vrt, in the same directory as my CSV file, ...
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GCS transformation

I have a shape POSGAR 1994, I tested several reprojections and I cannot delete a displacement of about 100 meters with google earth. These are the shape data: PROJCS["POSGAR_1994_Argentina_Zone_5", ...
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ArcGIS Online & Mobile Apps Projection Support?

What is the level of projection/co-ordinate system and transformation support accross the ArcGIS Online family of apps ; ArcGIS Online Web Map Viewer (Desktop) ArcGIS Online Web Map Viewer (Mobile) ...
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Changing layer extent to decimal degrees?

Using ArcMap or ArcGIS 10 ... In the photo below, you can see my extent is in meters while my projected coordinate system is in decimal degrees. How can I convert my layer extent to decimal degrees? ...
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Qgis - Projection Problem with EPSG:2272

I work in both Qgis and ArcGIS. Most of my data has been created using ArcGIS and all of my data should be in the EPSG:2272. When I add my data to Qgis, it does not recognize my projection and gives ...
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Work order: project then resample, or resample then project

I'm working with 10m DEMs in northern New York, along the Canadian border (in ArcGIS 10.2). To complete a regional elevation map (and eventually slope, flow, etc.), I need to also include a portion of ...
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Why is the 'straight line' path across continent so curved?

This is the result of mapping the straight line path from a point in US to Poland using Distance Measurement Tool. Also, planes from Asia to US would travel almost over North Pole. Why is the path ...
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Georeferencing a map image with no precise projection info

I am trying to georeference a map that has meridians and parallels etc. but no projected grid displayed. I can get the coordinates of the meridians/parallels fine, so georeferencing should not be an ...
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How to re-project graphics returned from a geoprocessing service on the fly? [duplicate]

I have a geoprocessing service returning a feature-set in WGS_84. I want to show that graphics on the map using Arcgis JS api. As I can see my geometries are not re-projected on the fly, since my ...
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help with TMS (gdal2tiles) Openlayers 3 and custom projection

I work with a local italian projection (EPSG:3003 Monte Mario Italy zone 1) and I had loaded this projection in my project for evitate to reproject all of my data. I had created the tile pyramid with ...
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OpenLayers overview shows wrong map

i have a problem. I have to implement a map with OpenLayers. As BaseLayer I use an external WMTS-Service, which has the projection EPSG:25832. I want to have an OverviewMap, but the OverviewMap ...
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QGIS (2.0.1): Field calculator for length not working - values way too high

Same problem as another thread: Field Calculator returning incorrect length and area values Trying to calculate length of a line shapefile, and field calculator is returning values that are way too ...
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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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Displaying map tiles from GeoPackage

Is it possible to translate tile requests from a mapping engine wanting Google Map style tiles into tile requests from a geopackage file? If not, where can I find information about how to create a ...
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Projection Issues with QGIS 2.6.1

I Started this yesterday and I was able to create the shapefile in QGIS but i need the projection to be in NAD 83 New Jersey State Plane (ft) Coordinate System, which I was able to change the layer ...
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cannot get ArcGIS to project a shapefile

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 (SP1). I got a shapefile with polygons representing some features of the landscape in my study area. This file has been provided by a third party institution. The coordinate ...
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QPJ files on ESRI software

We have some GIS data, which was converted from AutoCAD dwg to TAB using mapinfo, then converted to shapefiles as that's what we are required to create. Editing the data fields was done in the shape ...
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How to compute area for polygons in an EPSG:4326 shapefile?

I have a shapefile covering the whole globe, in EPSG:4326 (geodetic WGS84). I would need to compute the polygons areas in a metric such as km2. How can I do that in QGIS or with gdal/ogr and having a ...
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How to efficiently project datasets of varying coordinate systems into one coordinate system?

I am working on streamlining data processing at my organization. Currently we are using various large-scale Models that we will gradually bring into Python. The gist of our data processing is as ...
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why the graphics layer coming from the Geoprocessing service in WGS_84, is projected correctly on a Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere Basemap

I have made a Geoprocessing service, which results (features) are in wgs_84 (4326). My map's spatial reference is wgs_84 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere 102100 (projected system) Considering that the ...
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Wrong projection reference in coordinate system - How can I modify the original coordinate system?

Working in Germany, where Gauss_Kruger is very often used (as well as ETRS1989_zone 32N), and trying to find out about WKID when I realised that on my machine, the projection reference of the ...
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How are ESRI WKT projections different from OGC WKT projections?

Does anyone know the precise list of differences between esri wkt and ogc wkt projection format strings? I know there are various tools to help convert from esri wkt to ogc wkt, incl gdal utilities ...
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ArcGIS bufferzone projection

I have a point shp file of 445 points around the globe, that i need to create buffer-zone of 10 km around each point, the points shp file is in wgs1984 geographic coordinate and wgs1984 platte carre ...
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Kartograph - “projection not named”

The Kartograph package looks very promising, so I have been trying play around with it. As it turns out, I have been able to get the most basic map to work (the "world.json" example), but I could not ...
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Kernel density estimation across multiple UTM zones

I'm trying to compare the spatial distribution between two groups of fishing locations (for each of several different years) in the Bering Sea (lat's ~53 to 65N, long's ~ -178 to -158W. My preliminary ...
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Using a Local Datum Plane (LDP) scale factor within ArcMap?

I have a CADD drawing that uses a Local Datum Plane (LDP) scale factor of 0.99991199. When I add the drawing to ArcMap without taking into account the scale factor, the drawing appears to the east of ...
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Correcting the shift of MapInfo data in QGIS 2.6 (and earlier too)

I often receive multiple .mif or .tab files and view them alongside shapefile layers in QGIS 2.6.1. Dragging one of the .mif files from a Windows Explorer window into a QGIS window will display the ...
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polygon will not project correctly into project

I have a project that one shapefile( I believe created in arcgis) layer mysteriously quit projecting correctly. I am using Q 2.6.1 On the fly is enabled, coord system set at EPSG:4326 - WGS 84, when ...
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How do I get UTM projected areas from a shape file created in QGIS?

I create a polygon (or point or line) .shp file in QGIS and it is automatically saved as WGS (as I understand, correct me if I'm wrong). That is fine by me despite being a bit inconvenient. Then I ...
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Reprojected Shapefile does not align with Openlayers Plugin [closed]

I am based in NSW, Australia. I have a shapefile that when I underlay with the openlayer plugin (google satellite), the shapefile is skewed despite all my efforts to correct it. I changed the ...
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Show a kml (which uses longitude and latitude EPSG:4326) in “google/OSM” projection (EPSG:3857) in open street map

I am showing a kml layer, over OSM. The points in the kml are latitude/longitude (EPSG:4326). I don't have to convert any points or anything, it all just works. Great! Now, the client also wants to ...
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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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Working with AIG Raster format in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I downloaded a specific layer which has the format "AIG" as you can see in the screenshot. It has no projection so I applied "Define Projection" on it. I searched for the projection and found the ...
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Digitized Shapefile manually using wrong projection: how to fix it?

I have a raster in correct projection. I used shapefiles, and marked objects (manually), but I found out that my vector layers have different projection, so they have different size and position. Is ...
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How can I get a web-hosted kmz file to project correctly when added as a layer to an arcgis online map?

I have a kmz file hosted on dropbox that I would like to display in a map through arcgis online. The kmz file was generated from an esri grid raster. I have tried altering the raster projection prior ...
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How to reproject vector data?

I am evaluating QGIS with a view to visualize and manage geological exploration data. The information is currently stored in different local coordinate systems that I am looking to overlay with ...
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Real-world example of Affine Transform?

From the Wikipedia article: In geometry, an affine transformation or affine map or an affinity (from the Latin, affinis, "connected with") between two vector spaces (strictly speaking, two affine ...
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Projection problems when importing .kml from Google Earth to QGIS

I want to open several points that I exported from Google Earth as a .kml in QGIS for further use. I can import the data and the points are displayed but something must be wrong with the projection as ...
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Transformation parameters for Everest datum to WGS84

I have a shapefile with the following projection information: ...