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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Convert height Geoid EGM96 to ellipsoidal?

I'd like to convert the height data which is in EGM96 to Orthometric projection. Perhaps there are tools, like ArgGIS (I cannot find if ArcGIS can do this), or any formula that may help me.
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How to change the projection of the base layer of a tile map?

Normally, we change projection of vector data for displaying it over a Google base map. Is it possible to change the projection of base image tiles map? If yes, how we can do that? Any reference or ...
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Wrong projection high quality shapefile for the coastline of Helsinki region (Finland)

I did some spatial interpolations in R and I need a support for those. Looking for shapefiles online the best I could find was and it looks really horrible, the same area in ggplot looks like . I ...
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Raster origin is incorrect, does not properly overlay with vector in same CRS

Two layers, both allegedly WGS84, one vector layer of the Midwestern US, one raster layer with coverage of the entire US. The vector layer renders correctly (coordinates are correct), but the raster ...
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Change projection didn't change position in a vector shape in qgis

I got a shape of points and when i save it with another datum and open it again, it stays in the same position. I was hoping for a slight change in position when save from epsg:5361 to epsg:32719.
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Partial loss of projection data converting to MapInfo File with OGR

I'm trying to convert some data from ESRI Shapefile to MapInfo TAB format using ogr2ogr. The data is projected using the British National Grid (EPSG:27700). The output file is valid, and the geometry ...
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GeoTiff using GDAL

How can I project a tiff using the position of the four corners where the picture have to be placed ? The tiff file has no georeference or projection information I have got a grid with values of ...
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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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Using customized Coordinate System for Archaeological site data

I don't know so much about coordinate systems... In my office we use to deal with spatial data coming from archaeological sites. Each site has its own x-y-z coordinate system (GCS). Three simple ...
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How can I measure area from geographic coordinates?

If I have polygons in geographic coordinates (WGS84), how do I measure the total area each takes on the surface of the earth, taking into account the curvature of the earth?
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How to transform this PostGIS type of projection to EPSG:900913 in OpenLayers?

I have transferred this kind of projection from this type(which I don't what type it is): 010100000054E077E6F8F33640FD87F4DBD7AD4340 to EPSG:900913. I have the points which are in the above format ...
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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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Mercator vs. Web Mercator for Large Scale Topographic Maps

I have 8 terabytes of imagery that is in either lon/lat or UTM projection that I will be using for the basis of large scale topographic maps. I have been studying the differences between Mercator and ...
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1944 Cyprus Grid coordinate data projection problem in MapInfo

I have coordinate data from the 1944 British Army General Staff, Geographical Section (GSGS) Cyprus map which was cast on the Cassini projection, but was referenced to the Clarke 1880 ellipsoid where ...
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How to store lat/long in PostGIS database? [duplicate]

I have a bunch of points in a text file that are represented using lat long (116.3158516 39.9748016). I import them into my GIS enabled database and create trajectories using st_makeline() as ...
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How to manually change from GPS (WGS84) to web based maps projection systems?

I have collected location point data and wish to display this on a web based map. It was collected using a Garmin Etrex GPS using the WGS84 datum. I wish to display the points using Ushahidi and have ...
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How do ESRI and QGIS calculate scale values of geographic projections? [closed]

Does anyone know how (from which location) scale values are calculated in ESRI products and QGIS for geographic projections? The only thing I've noticed is that QGIS is changing scales when you pan ...
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Reprojecting a base map in ArcGIS

I am new to ArcGIS. I have the EDN license (Desktop and Server); have setup ArcGIS for Server in our offline environment; have published several base maps (with caches that ESRI provided me on a DVD) ...
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QGIS CRS correct, but layers appear warped

I am trying to overlay a raster Landsat 8 scene and vector scene boundary. Both are using WGS 84 + UTM48N. However, the vector (orange line) appears offset when overlaid on the raster. I have checked ...
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reprojecting (unprojecting) in MrSID decode (SDK)

I am using the C++ SDK (version MrSID_DSDK-9.1.0.4045-win32-vc9). I'm trying to read in arbitrary .sid files and extract rectangular sections of them that can be displayed on top of a "web mercator" ...
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Why my map just grayscale mode after use MRT?

i just follow the step to change .hdf file to geotiff file from this site http://duncanjg.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/loading-modis-ndvi-time-series-into-postgis-raster/#comment-1214 and i use data from ...
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Can I get Geoserver to return a WMS in gnomonic projection?

I need to be able to pass in the center lat and long. I have tried using the AUTO Namespace for SRS (which works) but this only supports a few projections, the closest being orthographic. I have ...
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Definitive list of Proj4 supported coordinate systems

I need to determine the minimum set of coordinate systems supported by all tiers of my project's stack. I have a list of EPSG codes supported by Oracle and GeoServer but I'm having trouble finding a ...
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matching coordinate systems by transforming and projecting

matching coordinate systems of all my data (transforming, projecting) My data uses the GCS_Bessel_1841 coordinate system. Would there be any inaccuracies if i would transform it to DHDN 3-Degree ...
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Appropriate reference system for small-scale mapping of the Middle East

I want to create a thematic map of the Middle East that displays certain historic places and regions on a small-scale map (between 1:6.000.0000 and 1:12.000.000). The map has to center the boundary ...
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Overlaying misaligned DGN file in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I received a DGN file, I believe created in Bentley 8, and there is a bit of a misalignment problem. The dgn, when overlain on a Bing Maps aerial or NAIP image, shows up about 20 m or so off. I'm set ...
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OpenLayers 3 drag and drop interaction with custom projection problem

I am trying to add layers by using drag and drop interaction. Here is jsfiddle.http://jsfiddle.net/anuket/umdwzn10/ It almost works, I mean new layer is added, but for Geometry it gives "NaN". Geojson ...
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Mapnik tiles have latitude distortion, projection issue?

I'm trying to work out a kink in setting up mapnik-node. My geos are in postgis, and I allllmost have them rendering properly, but my GIS experience is lacking so I can't seem to determine why this ...
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Mine Grid to UTM

I have been given spatial data (lidar) that was collected in mine grid feet in ASCII format. I am using arc to process but need to define a projection does anyone know how to do this or any other ...
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Formula for charting a course around the globe, given a location and degree heading?

I'm looking for a formula that takes a long/lat coordinate and a degree heading, (e.g. "I'm standing in San Francisco and I'm facing 45º from north"), and which can draw a line across a map projecting ...
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Regional Large Scale Map Projection Choice

I am currently designing a geospatial product that will be primarily used for large and intermediate scales that cover an entire state of the US or more. The UTM projection would be ideal because of ...
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Geometric Operations in GIS Systems

I have worked with 2D geometry for CAD - My questions are general and relate to understanding operations on geometric entities (lines). Should geometric operations such as line-line intersection be ...
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Formula for maximum coverage of a geostationary satellite based on earth station elevation

I am trying to create a javascript function to represent the maximum coverage of a geo satellite for different antenna elevations (0 degrees, 5 and 10 degrees) with 3 leaflet polylines. The result is ...
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Proj4js: Is this correct implementation of Azimuthal Equidistant relative to an arbitrary center?

If I wanted to interpolate points along a Great Circle Arc, it makes sense that either endpoint of the Great Circle is a satisfactory starting place. Next, I suppose I'll need a projection to preserve ...
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Transforming Robinson to Equirectangular

I need convert this http://bioval.jrc.ec.europa.eu/products/gam/images/large/access-map.png (is it robinson?) to Equirectangular (ESPG:32662) How can i get this using gdalwarp?
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Overlaying layers with different projections on Android

Hello, I'm trying to show a map on Android. I'm using two map providers and am having trouble when converting geo point(lat/lon) to point in my viewport(x/y in pixels). 1) the first map provider used ...
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Is there a command line tool for converting projection in .prj and GeoTiff to EPSG codes?

Is there a command line tool to convert a shapefile projection in the .prj file into corresponding EPSG code? I know that there is website http://prj2epsg.org/search for doing this online, but I ...
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Equivalence of EPSG:3857 for MapInfo 9.5

I have a raster projected on EPSG:3857 with QGIS. I have image registration in Mapinfo but there is no projection for EPSG:3857. Do you know the projection that I need to use?
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How to create an interrupted Mollweide map in R?

I am wondering if it is possible to create an interrupted Mollweide map in R. This question is similar to Discontinuous or Interrupted map projections? which does not really have a satisfactory ...
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Calculating Grid Convergence for Lambert Conformal Conic

What is the formula to calculate Grid Convergence angle (angle between true north and grid north) for Lambert Conformal Conic projection for a given location. Searching online, I have been able to ...
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Georeferencing a raster using GDAL and Python

I want to georeference a raster using python and GDAL. My current approach is to call gdal_translate and gdalwarp using os.system and an ugly list of ground control points. I'd really like a way to do ...
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Geotransformation for polar stereographic?

I'm currently working to import CANGRID climate data (provided as Surfer Grid ascii, ".grd" files) into ArcGIS. The grid is 95 rows by 125 columns in size.Metadata provides lat/lon of origin (lower ...
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Choosing country projections

Anyone know of a good reference (either pay or open-web) that details recommended country projections?
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Distortion in projected raster

I am having a frustrating problem with something that I think should be very simple. I have a number of DEMs from the National Elevation Dataset (NED), that come standard in the NAD83 coordinate ...
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Is it possible to automatically set CRS of Rasters from PRJ file?

I am trying to learn my colleagues to display measured data (ASCII) in maps relatively easily. I can prepare project, color and symbology style for the point layer and background map. I also found ...
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Set default projection of geometry objects in arcpy

I have a script that creates a polyline geometry from scratch using some math to generate coordinate pairs. At the same time, there is a user-defined polygon shapefile that is used to "erase" the ...
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Project lines onto surface in QGIS

This question may already be answered so please point me in the right direction. I am designing a water distribution system for a rural village in Guatemala. I have created contours for the area. I ...
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Project WGS84 to Google using MapGuide and WKT

I'm having trouble projecting a simple WGS84 formatted layer over google maps. I can't find a good WKT "API" that not only shows parameters, but explains what each parameter is. The coordinate system ...
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Correction spatial reference

Please assist me on how to use ArcCatalog to confirm the spatial reference is correct and adjust if necessary.
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How to plot a full hemispheric orthographic projection in R

I want to make a plot like that using R: All I want is the country borders as seen from outer space, no fancy colors needed. It seems I need to use the spTransform function, but it gives me a "non ...