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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MapInfo2leafletjs tool

I've downloaded a tool to export a table from MapInfo GIS to leafletjs. The base map from Openstreetmap has been created, but the choropleth map of regions is not being displayed. One possible ...
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Correctness of Measurement

I tried Google, but the questions isn't that easy to put in Google, so I haven't found anything about this. I am making a database with different locations (latitude and longitude). For this I have ...
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Displaying X, Y coordinates on ArcGIS not working

I am trying to geocode some coordinates I have from my Excel sheet onto ArcGIS but everytime I do so, it doesn't show up on the screen. When I right click on the sheet layer to see where it went, it ...
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How can I move a polygon to a different place on the globe, while maintaining its true geographical size? (QGIS)

I'm trying to do something similar to the Greenland vs Africa comparison -- superimpose one country over another, showing how their true sizes compare (the example on the right). Thought this would ...
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Changing projection on each page of data driven pages

I am working with data driven pages and a raster image of the world. I have a separate polygon shapefile of all of the UTM zones (with a polygon for zones 1-60, north and south, for a total of 120 ...
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Defining Projection Lambert Conformal Conical w custom GCS

I have a shape file from Mexico´s INEGI site that doesn´t have prj file. I am having trouble defining the projection in Arc. INEGI tells me it is projected as Lambert Conformal Conical with a ITRF92 ...
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Measuring large distances when all layers are in decimal degrees using QGIS?

I just developed a distance matrix between various points across Canada in QGIS. The distances produced are in decimal degrees, and I would like to view them in metric. I am unsure how to do this.
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gdalwarp UTM Zone 1 to WGS84 - fails to transform

I have a global dataset consisting of tiles in UTM projection that I want to mosaic and therefore need to reproject to a common projection. Can I solve my reprojection error with options to gdalwarp ...
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What is the right projection for area calculation in Kenya? [duplicate]

I want to calculate the area of counties (1st admin level) in Kenya in ArcGIS. What is the right projection for that? I know I should use an equal area projection, but when I use them (I tried six ...
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Geoprocessing results outside of defined extent [closed]

I am running ArcGIS 10.2 Desktop Several different models I have built and tested successfully previously are demonstrating the same problem. They appear to execute slightly to the South of the ...
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OpenLayers 3 display wfs EPSG:4326 on EPSG:3857 map

Is it possible in OpenLayers 3 to project an EPSG:4326 wfs vector layer on to say a MapQuest EPSG:3857 map? I've tried the following code (modifying this example Open Layers 3 wfs example, but the ...
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Openlayers3 using custom EPSG:25832

I want to use EPSG:25832 as the default projection for all my layers. The projection is not working correctly because the Position (center point) should be in Germany but I end up in France. When I ...
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Ukrainian topographic map: projection and coordinates?

I need some help. I managed to get Ukrainian topographic maps for my project. I'd like to do the georeferencing in QGIS. The problem is that I don't have a clue what projection was used and how to ...
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How to align with QGIS two layers that have the same projection?

I am using QGIS 2.12.0 to create forest maps. I usually succeed to create maps from shapefiles with different projections but for some reason I cannot succeed to align the layer of one shapefile. As ...
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Do locations “move” when shifting datum?

I hope that this is the right Stack Exchange for this question. I may be oversimplifying this, but I'm looking for verification in my understanding of the following: If I have a spatial dataset in 2 ...
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Converting entire map to UTM 18 if only interested in part that is in UTM 18?

I am using some polygons and rasters whose initial extents cover all of Canada or all of North America. I am interested in a small area in Ontario that is in UTM zone 18. I would like to use the UTM ...
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ArcGIS project WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_32N to GCS_WGS_1984

I'm new to GIS. I have a shapefile for which I defined the coordinate system (using the Define Projection tool) to WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_32N and now I'm trying to reproject the shapefile from ...
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Geoserver Mercator to EPSG:4326

I have external WMS server, which have a layer pusblished in Mercator projection (EPSG:3395). I have this layer set up in Geoserver (2.8.1, GeoTools 14.1). I need to expose this layer via WMTS in ...
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how to fix projection in QGIS from earth data

After downloading and opening natural earth data in QGIS, the result shows like this I have tried uncheck simplify geometry but it doesn’t work. I think the problem is related with globe ...
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Converting X and Y to lat/long using UTM WGS-1984 48N projection system

Hi I am using street directory api and it is using the UTM WGS-1984 48N projection system. I only need to convert static values! I am mostly using JavaScript but at the moment I'm alright with any ...
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StreetDirectory API: metricToGeo returns undefined

I am currently implementing the SD API and am trying to convert their x and y coordinates into lat and long. I only need the static values and this is how I implement it: <script ...
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WMS Service Return plate carree

I am very new to the space and was hoping someone might be able to help point me to a WMS server that will return a plate carree projection and not web mercator projection.
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Raster statistics change after re-projection — which one is correct

I'm looking into some global DEMs (like ETOPO1 - http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/global/global.html), and noticed that the statistics for the elevation values can change quite a bit after reprojecting ...
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Projection for Calculating Distances in Continental United States?

TL;DR Question: I want to calculate distance from point to edge of nearest polygon for 2,000 points in Continental United States. What is the best projection to use? Full Question: I have two ...
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Layer is too small compared to rest of map? [duplicate]

I do apologize I am very new when it comes to this, this is my first GIS class. So I have one layer like this And I am trying to add another layer, but it is extremely small and placed in the ...
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Avoiding 400km shift NW in *.dgn files are shifted 400km (N/W) in *.dgn files with QGIS and Ubuntu?

I received .dgn files with VN2000 projection. You can find the files here. I can open them with QGIS easily by using the Browser Panel. The dataset includes lines, polygons and point. I am being ...
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Openlayers GeoJSON write not maintaining projections

How do I get GeoJSON.write to maintain the projections used in the construction of the GeoJSON? points.geojson {   "type": "FeatureCollection",   "features": [     {       "type": "Feature",       ...
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How to calculate areas for data that covers the whole of Australia [duplicate]

I have a polygon shapefile showing mining areas across all of Australia. I want to calculate the area for each of the polygons however they have been provided in a Geographic Coordinate System ...
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What data projection should I use for area analyses in different countries at a global scale

I'm creating A4 maps to show where forest cover and mining fields overlap across the globe. Each A4 map focuses on a specific country (e.g. India, USA, China, Australia...). For each country, I need ...
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QGIS Server & custom CRS

I'm using QGIS Server and an OpenLayers-based web client (in EPSG:3857). I have a QGIS project that I want to serve with QGIS Server, containing layers in several CRS, including custom ones. ...
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Geoserver import does not recognize projection

Using GeoServer 2.8 and the Data importer plugin I can import shapefiles generated in ArcMap with WGS84 geographic coordinates (EPSG:4326) and UTM+WGS84 projection (epsg:32724). As a reminder, ArcMAP ...
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How do I fix distortions when reprojecting cshapes world maps?

I am using the cshapes package in R as a source of historically accurate country borders. While the default WGS 84 maps plot fine, I would like to reproject the maps. This introduces some distortions ...
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How to test polar stereographic projection for a specific longitude intersection?

I'm writing a library that tests grids defined by map projections for intersections, and am running into an issue implementing the test for polar stereographic and rectangular projections - ...
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Reprojecting Tifs [duplicate]

When I import some geotifs into QGIS, they use a reference of 0, 360. My basemaps are all -180, 180. Both the basemaps and geotifs use the same CRS, WGS84. So the geotifs display starting at 0 on the ...
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Add scaleline control to openlayers 3 map with unknown projection

I've a mapguide map display with openlayers 3 like this: var options = { "minZoom": 0, "maxZoom": 100, "center": [mapInfos.center.x, mapInfos.center.y], "extent": [mapInfos.extent.minX, ...
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Why do pyproj and matplotlib basemap produce different results when they convert my lat-long data into a CRS?

pyproj and matplotlib basemap seem to produce differing x-y values when they convert my lat-long data into the same CRS (such as Albers Equal Area). These x-y values tend to be off by hundreds of ...
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Is it safe to query for points contained within polygons using a lat-long projection?

I'm querying for points contained within a polygon. All data - both points and polygons - is stored in latitudes and longitudes. Technically I should probably project this data to a suitable local ...
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Should I set the projection if the data has already been projected?

I need to plot some data which was produced on a native grid with a lambert conformal conic projection. I need to create a geotiff (using python and gdal) and was wondering how to go about and do ...
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change projection for openlayers map with kml file

I use the basic example shown in dev.openlayers.org/examples/sundials.html to display kml files areas, with map.zoomToExtent(kmllayer.getDataExtent()) to auto center and zoom. The problem is that ...
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how to set the geotransform using GDAL in python

I am trying to create an image from a numpy array and georefenrece it so that I can import it into qgis. I have the latitude and longitude in degrees for the top left corner of the array as well as ...
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problem with area calculation in QGIS

I encountered a problem in QGIS 2.10.1 when I tried to calculate the areas of polygons in a polygon layer. I followed the instructions here ...
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How to create raster with origin in degrees and dx dy in metres

I need to create a raster from array. In gdal if i understand correctly i need to specify the top left lat lon for the SetGeoTransform((originX, pixelWidth, 0, originY, 0, pixelHeight)) however the ...
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Projected Coordinate System issue using GDAL and qgis when defining x and y

I have a numpy array which I would like to save as GeoTiff using GDAL in python. The array was created using the following PCS in mind: +proj=lcc +lat_1=48 +lat_2=48 +lat_0=48 +lon_0=0 +x_0=0 ...
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Get pixel geo info according projection and map extent

I would like to know if it is possible to calculate the geographic coordinates (lat, lon) for a pixel specified by its x/y (top-left) cartesian coordinates in a map image/raster? The datum and ...
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On the fly reprojection in QGIS?

I'm new to QGIS and trying to deal with on the fly reprojection. I have three layers : a shapefile in EPSG:4326 a raster in EPSG:3395 that same raster reprojected in EPSG:3857 (with QGIS via the ...
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Ways to make distances more apparent

I have made this map: The intention of the map is to make it clear that the distances is shorter from Luleå than from Rome. As you can see that is not the case here. Which ways are there to make ...
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Coordinates transformation

I have the following data base with information about rainfall for a set of meteorological stations: year station latitude longitude depto municipio date rainfall 1990 11010010 0527 N ...
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How to convert projected coordinates to geographic coordinates without ArcGIS? [closed]

I'm trying to convert a series of points from Easting Northing to LatLong, I have this working perfectly in Arc but ideally I would like the algorithm to do it through our own system. It is a huge ...
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$area calculation doesn't work or wrong projection?

I've been reading the QGIS manual and I've encounter a problem I don't know what to do. I downloaded data from OpenStreetMap and the raster from http://srtm.csi.cgiar.org/SELECTION/inputCoord.asp The ...
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Issue rendering polygons at global scale when using the Robinson coordinate reference system in QGIS 2.10

I am trying to create a map using the Robinson coordinate reference system (EPSG:54030) in QGIS 2.10, on Mac. I used the 'on the fly projection' feature in the Project Properties. My base layer is a ...