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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Guessing unknown projection of Webapp

I have a series of points around the greater london area (may be also around 100-200kms away from it) like those here in the format Lon, Lat: 43032.1,32681 95816.5,34473.8 15439.3,-13987 The ...
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Ogr2ogr trying to import and convert shapefile to EPSG:3857

I'm attempting to import a shapefile (along with .prj file) to MySQL using Ogr2ogr and using the t_srs option set to EPSG:3857 (the default for Leaflet and Google Maps) but I'm getting odd results, ...
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Projection to use with satellite image from Google Maps / Earth

I'm very new to anything concerning GIS so please forgive me if this question has been asked before, but I assure you, I've been trying to find an answer for quite some time now. Of course it is ...
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How to Buffer data in a Geographic coordinate system?

I am having an issue with buffer. My data is in Geographic coordinate system. I am trying to do a buffer of 600m and i am finding different results for each case, have tried thse so far: Map in web ...
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How to set projection parameters in ArcGIS?

I would like to open .hdf satellite data(FY-3 from China) in ArcGIS, but there is unknown projection info in it. The extent of hdf is : top: 0 right:1383 bottom:-586 left:0 And the projection ...
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Polygon Shifting in WGS 84

I'm troubleshooting some discrepancies between intersection results in State Plane and WGS 84. The intersect was ran when both the polygons and points were same PCS ...
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How to add a lat/lon grid to a map using azimuthal projection?

I have a north azimuthal projection, equal areas. I want to create a map from it (in QGIS) and display a grid on it for better orientation. Thats how it looks like: Why doe my degrees have so ...
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Which projection should be chosen to model transmission lines across the USA?

I am looking at different options for high voltage power lines in the US. These power lines cross several states. Since in the end the distance is of importance, is the USA Contiguous Equidistant ...
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How do I interpret this proj4string and why doesn't changing units change its resuls?

I'm new to GIS - I have a background in statistics. I have the following proj4string: '+proj=lcc +lat_1=40.66666666666666 +lat_2=41.03333333333333 +lat_0=40.16666666666666 +lon_0=-74 +x_0=300000 ...
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Determine projection of a shapefile

Is there anyway to determine projection of a shape file which doesn't have .prj file? I am trying to re-project this shape file to another projection, I know that it is Lat long data. I could manage ...
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World map different projection

I want to display something on a world map. I have these shapefiles http://thematicmapping.org/downloads/world_borders.php I want my map to look something like this: or I am using QGis. Is ...
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QGIS: How to add a second polygon that is exactly 5km larger in all directions?

Given is a map with an airport. Within a distance of 5km around the runway there is a so called no fly zone for drones (in Switzerland). I want to show this zone in a map. What I would like to do is ...
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Appropriate map projection for the Pacific Ocean

I've found this map that shows the Pacific Ocean from http://www.transpacificproject.com: I'd like to produce a similar map, for the same region of the earth and I'd like to use the same projection ...
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Overlay polygons on raster in different projections

I'm overlaying polygons on a raster to get the average value inside the polygon (using SAGA->Shapes-Grid->Add grid values to shapes in the QGIS Processing Toolbox), using a geographic and a ...
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Project Raster Data Loss - 2 Billion People

I am using the SEDAC/CIESIN raster data for population counts. This data is in WGS1984, and I want to project this data to a Fuller projection. After running through "Project Raster" in ArcMap 10.1, ...
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Projection issue in gwp-openlayers

We are trying to display wms laying that uses EPSP 4326 using gwt-openlayers. Here is a sample of its url: ...
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Different projections in the same shapefile

I was just wondering if it was possible to change the projection of only certain objects in a shapefile, while the others remain the same. I have to insert points onto a map, and some of them are in a ...
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How to load projection along with raster in R?

Why the operation myraster = raster("test.asc") does not load the associated projection file test.prj located in the same directory as test.asc? Does raster() need a specific argument? It seems ...
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US map shape distorted in QGIS

I am very new to QGIS and mapping. I am trying to load a US state map shapefile in QGIS. But the problem is it does not look like another US state map available on the internet. The upper part looks ...
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Surface Volume 3D Analyst tools

I'm using Surface Volume tool (ArcGIS 10.3) to calculate volume of air from a valley. I delimited my DEM (clip tool) and choose Below as plane reference with 603 m as height. The DEM is projected in ...
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Difference between 2 projections?

I have osm.xml file where projection is defined as follows: Map background-color="grey" srs="&srs900913;" minimum-version="2.0.0"> n settings.xml file projection is also set there as: <!ENTITY ...
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ArcGIS Layers same coordinates not lining up [duplicate]

I have a large polygon for a borough, and smaller polygons for the local authorities within it (they divide up the borough). When I add the smaller polygon layers, the polygon appears distorted and ...
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Changing Area Output - PUMAS

I currently have shapefile of US PUMAS and another feature shape file (call it feature X). I am using arcpy to project both of these files to the following projection coordinate system (using ...
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Stretching of geometry when rasterizing vector data on Google Maps

I'll start with a quick backstory on what I am trying to achieve. I'm working on an offline Android GIS tool and people are throwing giant datasets at it. It converts these into Google features (V2) ...
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How to create buffer around point having projection 4326

I am trying to create buffer (in meters) around point(long lat alt) which is in projection 4326 with below code. But it is not giving expected output. SELECT ...
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Generate tiles with stereographic projection

I am developing a web application that shows some information to the user on a map. The application is not connected to the internet, so for the first protoype I generated some map tiles using ...
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GDAL - Warping raster to new domain/resolution/projection causes data loss

I am attempting to warp a GTiff from a lat/lon projection to a higher (~2x) resolution Polar Stereographic grid. In the output GTiff any cells north of 64 deg lat become NaN instead of their actual ...
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Georeferencing uneven/irregularly gridded rasters

I'm trying to take a set of NetCDFs and turn them into georeferenced datasets using GDAL. However, the only Geospatial data is a set of 2-D lat/lon arrays. The projection type is not lat/lon. THe ...
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Geowebcache alias for custom projections

Is there a way to configure a projection alias in geowebcache? E.g. if I would like to advertise projection EPSG:25833 and EPSG:32633 to the client, while requesting tiles from the backend using ...
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ArcMap ModelBuilder: problem with %name% variable when used in iteration for projection

I have prepared a model which should project all shape files ( currently in MUTM 81) in a folder to MUTM 84. But when I use “%Name%” in output dataset for geodatabase as “D:\Soil ...
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How to create custom coordinate system in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a series of control points with xy coordinates in both NAD83 UTM and in a local grid. How can I go about creating a new projection file in ArcGIS 10 for the local grid?
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Projecting NAD83 on-the-fly to WGS84 [duplicate]

I have a point feature class in a geodatabase that uses WGS84 as its SRS. A colleage of mine created points in this feature class using an external database containing lat and long values. However, ...
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Discontinuous or Interrupted map projections?

Do any of the current open source GIS softwares support discontinous projection systems? E.g. sinusoidal, dymaxion, butterfly, etc? If not, are there any affordable commercial ones that do (affordable ...
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Assigned projection and an unprojected WGS84 geographic coordinate system

I am to be submitting a shapefile for review but the first two requirements have me confused. Are these requirements conflicting or am i just not understanding the question? Requirements: The ...
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QGIS - Label polygon with different projections

I have a polygon layer projected in an UTM. In properties I checked 'show all labels for this layer'. Does anyone know why the label does not show until zoom 15:1 in QGIS with CRS-4326, while in ...
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USA Contiguous Albers Equal Area Conic to miles

My data is in USA Contiguous Albers Equal Area Conic projection. How can I convert the USA Contiguous Albers Equal Area Conic projection to miles?
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Computing UTM Zone from lat/long point?

I am trying to convert a latlong point to UTM. To define UTM projection, I need to calculate zone for the point. I am trying to figure out the best way to do this. One way to do this would be ...
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Reprojecting: Different results in OGR and PROJ.4 for EPSG24373 (India) [duplicate]

I need to convert EPSG4326 lon/lat tuples to EPSG24373 (Kalianpur 1880 / India zone III). However, when using the Python bindings of OGR and PROJ.4 (pyproj), I get different results. I wrote the ...
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Determining Projection using QGIS?

I am very new to QGIS and I am trying to determine the spatial projection and the units of distance of a certain raster file. The closest thing I can find is the CRS, which is set to some sort of ...
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Projecting from State Plane (Oregon) into UTM (zone 10)?

I have an air photo with the following xy coordinate system name: NAD_1983_StatePlane_Oregon_North_FIPS_3601_Feet_Intl and the following in the description field: Projection: ...
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How to generate a tiled map from a spherical mercator SVG?

I'm not a GIS person; this is really just a side task, so I probably have terminology/strategy incorrect; I would ask that you please bear with me. I have the following requirements for a Qt-based C++ ...
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Projection issues with merging files. [duplicate]

New QGIS user, 2.6 Brighton. My project CRS is default to Nad83ft / N.Carolina (US). I loaded various polygon and line (provided to me) that have various CRS's but they still show correctly in place ...
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Why does field calculator compute area in square meters?

I am using EPSG:102748, and have set my Settings/Option preferred measurement units to ft. My CRS is NAD_1983_StatePlane_Washington_North_FIPS_4601_Feet, and when I use the measure tool, it returns ...
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Does Re-Projecting ShapeFile only update content of *.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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Reproject TM65 to OSGB in ArcGIS

I have a TIFF file in the TM65 (Transverse Mercator) projection, and want to convert it to the OSGB (British National Grid) projection. I'm trying to do this in ArcGIS using the Project Raster tool. ...
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How to retrieve PROJECTION value for a map?

I am trying to read the Projection from Geotiff/shape file, using gdal 1.9.0 by the following command in the command line... gdalinfo.exe -proj4 map-path but its retuning empty string for ...
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Length difference between Google Earth and ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have drawn a complex path with multiple vertices in Google Earth (GE) Pro and its measurement property is shown as being 2,460 nm. It is located East of Australia. If i import this KML into ArcGIS ...
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Unknown coordinates in Shapefile, projecting doesn't give expected results

I'm reading a Shape file (four files actually, .dbf, .prj, .shp and .shx) containing polygons representing certain areas in my neighborhood. For this I use C# and a library called DotSpatial. I can ...
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Converting map to use space oblique mercator projection using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a map document in ArcMap which I want to convert to using Space oblique mercator projection, but I am not sure if ArcMap supports it. Any hints on how to achieve this?