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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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 render tile-based web mapping projects in any other projection than web mercator?

Web-mapping technology has to a large degree adopted the web-mercator projection as the standard projection for displaying geographic objects with interactive map-clients. This is due to many factors ...
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Convert land-based camera image pixel x,y to ground lat/long or x,y,z

I have a number of cameras at various known locations (x,y,z) and directions that are above ground about 20 feet pointed at different ground locations about 100 feet away from each camera, and whose ...
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Fortifying re-projected shapefile for ggplot2 in R

I have a shapefile of US county boundaries which I got from the NHGIS. I can load the file using the rgdal package and see information about it: library(rgdal) shp_1860 <- readOGR("shp", ...
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Partial Map Pixel Projections

I have the following: A PNG or JPG of a random width and height, in pixels, that represents a partial map of the world (i.e. a rectangle of the United States). The four corners of this image are ...
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Projection string for GOES-WEST

Full-res, full-disk GOES-WEST images are available from goes.gsfc.nasa.gov. Is it possible to rig up a projection string for these images? We know the center pixel is at (0N, 135W) and the satellite ...
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VBA Convert decimal degree to Meters button

I have 2 data frames one which has WGS data in it and the other OSGB1936. I am trying to create a button where the user can input decimal degrees (WGS) and it will zoom them to that location in ...
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Get tile URL with projection different than 900913

I have the following code, which should display a slippy map showing tiles producted by me with mapnik: Proj4js.defs["EPSG:31258"] = "+proj=tmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=13.33333333333333 +k=1 +x_0=450000 ...
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Project twitter geo data into wgs 84 map

I'm currently working on displaying twitter geo data (currently just long/lat -> cartesian without any analysis). This is the world map (source: naturalearthdata): ...
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Converting projected coordinates to google maps pixels

I have a single polygon in a local projection system. I would like to convert that polygon into an image that can be used as an overlay on google maps. I understand that it may be better to use ...
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Mapserver, TMS, Scales zoom levels and how to deal with all of it

I have a whole bunch of data in my db that I need to draw at different zoom levels using Mapserver. Everything uses a 4326 SRID. My (custom) client, will fetch the data using 20 TMS zoom levels and ...
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How can I programmatically project the Z value of a z-aware feature point, using ArcObjects in .NET/C#?

I discovered the following code leaves the Z coordinate of featurePt untouched: // if not WGS84 project it if (!SpatialRefsEqual(featureSpatialRef, srWgs84)) { // featurePt here is a Z-Aware ...
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What is a good projection for the whole of China (with units in meters)?

I get some GPS results which lay in China with WGS84 coordinate system, and I need to choose a projection to reproject for. First I chooses the UTM projection, but I find the results lay in ...
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coordinate definitions from nyc.gov open data SpatialLocation field

The NYC Open Data website has a dataset of street events. The last column is called SpatialLocation, and is defined as a text field. An example is below. It is clearly two points on a physical map. ...
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Spherical Mercator projection invented by Google and not conformal?

I had some certitudes on the Google Spherical Mercator also known under EPSG code 900913 and 3857 before looking at this presentation, I was sure that this projection was in the Mercator family (so ...
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What coordinate system is this?

I just found a dataset of trees in San Francisco, but I'm unable to determine the system used for the coordinates. Here are some samples: 5998894.045593,2119007.035323 ...
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Best Projection for Getis Ord Gi* Statistic Analysis

I am about to calculate the Getis Ord Gi* statistic for some rasters whose extents are global. In choosing a projection, do I want to preserve distance (e.g. equidistant) to obtain accurate ...
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OpenLayers transform EPSG 27700 coordinate to Google 900913

Community, I'm currelty capturing my mouse click event and trying to transform the coordinates into Long Lat. I need to get at the Long Lat as strings so I can build a url and throw it at Google ...
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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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Identifying coordinate system for Jersey

I'm trying to plot some X,Y coordinates which should be located on Jersey (the British dependency, not the state). The metadata that came with the points is as follows: Coordinate System: ...
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Suitable projection for a map of Japan

I'm making a map of Japan in QGIS which will span UTM zones 54 and a small part of zone 53 (central and North Honshu). I'm using Natural Earth raster and shape file datasets with some WSG84 based ...
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OGR Projection transformation error

I am trying to convert shapefile that was created by FME in EPSG:900913 to EPSG:3857 (I know its the same definition) with OGR in a script. datasource = ogr.Open(os.path.join(dirname,shapefileName)) ...
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Converting google map api coordinates into meters

How would I go about converting the results of my map bounding box into meters within javascript? For example, if I have the coordinates 51.52366625446907, -0.07467269897460938 decimal degrees, can I ...
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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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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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How can I get the ellipsoidal values for length and area using spatialite?

I have spatialite geometry data stored in a spatialite database in WGS 84 (EPSG 4328) format: SELECT Srid(geometry) FROM shape_layer; > 4326 When geometry is being returned as text, it is ...
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how to convert latitude, longitude projection from epsg:3857 to epsg:4326

I want to use geocode in our application. so that, I got Google geocoding API and could achieve with Google Maps. Problem is that I wanted to achieve the same with my own map which is having ...
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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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What is the projection of an Android Location class instance?

What is the projection of a Location object returned from the LocationClient by a class implementing the LocationListener interface with a fused provider in the Google Play Services SDK? For example, ...
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How to re-project the EASE (Equal Area Scalable Earth) grid with a ~25 km cylindrical projection to WGS84 0.25 degree?

I have nc files. from the metadata ,the projection is cylindrical and the resolution is 25 km: indrical NC_GLOBAL#ease_resolution=25 ...
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What is the purpose of having a separate Layer property for sphericalMercator?

The Beginner's Guide to OpenLayers 2.10 says the following: sphericalMercator {Boolean} This property determines if the map should behave as a Mercator-projected map. Setting this to true ...
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LonLat Points to Grid of Polygons in PostGIS

I'm going to preface this with it's my first time using PostGIS. I'm starting out with a 5 km x 5 km grid cell in which I know the center point lon/lat (SRID=4326). I'm trying to create a polygon for ...
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Why are the tile coordinates different in Google maps and Google earth?

I have a .NET application that typically uses the standard Google Maps JavaScript API V2. Within this application I am using a GTileLayerOverlay to add my own custom dynamic tile layer. function ...
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How to modify or create a wider UTM zone?

am working on a project to do country-wide mapping using projected coordinate system such UTM. However, the country (Zambia) is covered by three UTM zones, namely zone 34,35 and 36.I have read ...
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Plotting Netcdf data. How to get right projection?

Maybe it's very easy for someone to fix, but I'a a new one in R, so I really need help. I/m trying to plot data containing lat, lon and variable (nmf2). The grid isn't a regular one, so there are some ...
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Help projecting Austria data with QGIS

I'm trying to reproject this dataset from Austria Statistik Geodata. Data comes in "MGI_Austria_Lambert", and I'm trying to reproject to WGS84 What I'm doing is Saving layer as... and selecting ...
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EPSG:4326, EPSG:3857, JOSM and unprojections

It is said here that EPSG:4326 is not a projection. In my mind, a projection is a transformation of the surface of the Earth producing a flat image, notably a bitmap. We know that WGS84 (World ...
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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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Is GeoServer getting coordinate output in GeoJSON WFS wrong?

When I do a WFS request to GeoServer and specify the SRS like this: http://myserver.com/geoserver/wfs? service=wfs& version=2.0.0& request=GetFeature& ...
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What Spatial Reference System do I store Google Map's Lat/Lng in

I am new to PostGIS, Spatial Reference Systems and projections and want to store lat/lng coordinates retrieved from Google Maps and Openstreetmap and its services like the Geocoder/Nominatim. I'm ...
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How to avoid exceeding latitude and longitude limits, when importing a .csv file?

I am currently working with a project with "on the fly"-projection (WGS 84 / UTM zone 32U). Now I want to import a csv. file with points, which have a longitude and latitude using the "Add Delimited ...
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C++ coordinate class that automates projection?

Can anyone point me to a C++ class for representing coordinates that automatically handles projection transforms? What I'm thinking of is something that would allow me to create vars that incorporate ...
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How to shift the Map a little bit?

I'm having trouble with two maps, both UTM33N/WGS84. They should be exactly on top of each other but there is a slight shift between them of probably a few hundred meters or so. I Tried to adjust ...
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Shapefile CRS changed after exporting from QGIS. Are they equivalent?

I added a shapefile as a vector layer in qGIS 1.7 so that I could join in additional attribute data (not geodata) from another DBF file. The Shapefile that I added has this CRS (as far as I can tell ...
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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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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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Why is this .prj file causing the shapefile to render in meters instead degrees?

So I've got a shapefile that has polygons of countries, with coordinates in decimal degrees: Country (String) = Algeria POLYGON ((6.928073999999953 36.88360652, 6.949973999999969 ...
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Problem with Geometry SRID in PostGIS

I ceated my table (borne) in PostGIS id_borne serial NOT NULL, num_borne character varying, shape_borne geometry I successfully changed the SRID of my table using select ...
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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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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 ...