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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How to determine area of pixel in meters with GDAL and Python?

I have a raster loaded in Python using GDAL bindings. I'd like to be able to determine the area of a pixel in meters although I'm not confident that the projection is in meters. On this page I see a ...
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How to generate a grid of horizontal equal-area rectangles in a Mercator projection?

I'm new to GIS so pardon my ignorance and bear with me. I'm generating a grid relative to a LonLat point. To make the cells all equal area, I'm creating it in 2163 projection. The problem is that when ...
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Coords not aligning

The two shp files are not aligning like they should (note the img). The layer and the two shps all have the same coords - NAD_1983_StatePlane_North_Dakota_North_FIPS_3301_Feet The surface shp came ...
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How to provide transform information to openlayers on Image layer

I would like to include an overlay raster layer into my OpenLayers map. I've pre-transformed the image into the correct projection (EPSG:900913) and saved as a png using the gdal_translate command: ...
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Geowebcache does not displaying map tiles in EPSG:900913 from a remote WMS server

I connect Geowebcache to a remote WMS service through their Getcapability request by adding the url in geowebcache-servlet.xml document. Geowebcache demo page displays the list of wms layers from ...
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Conversion of any projection to latlong using proj4 string

I am using a tool which uses proj4 lib to project maps. I have a set of xy coordinates to be converted to latlongs with that tool. as I have the source projection string say +proj=aea +datum=NAD83 ...
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Projection mismatch when plotting precipitation with ggplot

I'm trying to plot accumulated precipitation in Brazil for a given period, see code below: Load packages library(raincpc) library(SDMTools) library(raster) library(ggplot2) library(rgdal) ...
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which map projection should be used for global map with geography and human demographics

I am working on a project to try to identify the most threatened populations (on a global scale) of having a limited access to freshwater. I want to compare those most at risk currently and then add ...
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Bad calculations with Colombian projection (EPSG:3116)

Solved, reading mail-archive I can understand that there is a conflict between: gt-epsg-wkt-9.2.jar gt-epsg-hsql-9.2.jar I tested removing each one, with 'hsql' I get the same wrong result, but ...
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How to use PROJ4 to reproject a file

Unfortunately, GDAL does not support a particular projection I am trying to achieve (the ob_tran rotated pole projection), so I am trying to use PROJ4 to convert a geotiff file to the projection I ...
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How to synchronize the marker's rotation field with the angular distortion in the map projection

I'm Using QGIS 1.8.0 to plot a global dataset showing the positions of aircraft in flight. The data I have are .csv files with three columns: Latitude, Longitude, and angle of travel. I assign ...
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Viewshed analysis and coordinate systems ArcGIS 10.1

I am trying to run a viewshed analysis and I've downloaded DEM data from the UK ordnance survey (Landform-panorama). Since the data is in ASCII format I have created a seamless raster mosaic (and used ...
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Choosing correct proj4string in R for a set of points

I was given a set of points which I eventually will overlay with a polygon shapefile in R. The issue is that the person who provided me with the points did not give them to in long/lat coordinates but ...
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Change coordinate system of a WMS service

I have a WMS service that is projected to UTM/SAD-69. My workspace is in WGS-84 with no projection. I want to change the coordinate system of my WMS service. Is it possible in ArcMap 10.0? The wms ...
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Misaligned GADM shapefiles and the NE dataset

I am very new to using GIS programs, so please excuse me if this is a trivial question. I'm having the following problem: When adding a GADM shapefile layer for Uganda onto the Natural Earth set of ...
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Waterman Projection in ArcMap

Anyone have any idea how to create (or where to find) the Waterman "Butterfly" projection in ArcMap?
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Change the projection at runtime (OpenLayers)

How do I change the projection on an existing Map object? I'd like to allow a user to switch between cylindrical (EPSG:4326) and custom-declared projections with the click of a button.
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Why does same image in two ArcGIS ArcMap configurations show different extent numbers?

I would like to get hear from you about the situation I am seeing here. What It got my eye was that when I download an ASTER from Reverb/ Echo from USGS website. At work, I load my ASTER file to my ...
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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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Older British Geological Survey geology maps of Kenya; need complete projection information

I have several geologic maps of Kenya produced by the BGS circa 1993. Noted on each map is the following: Projection:-Transverse Mercator Spheriod:-Clarke 1880 (modified) That's great, but that ...
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When is a projected length calculated via a pythagorean distance more accurate than an ellipsoidal length?

I'm using spatialite 3.0.1 with the following test data (in EPSG: 4326): Name astext(geometry) ---------- -------------------- Belitsa POINT(23.563 41.947) Malko Tarn POINT(27.533 ...
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Blank MapServer WMS image at low zoom levels in OpenLayers

I have an OpenLayers map using OSM as the baselayer with several layers coming from MapServer via WMS. The OL map is in EPSG:3857 and my mapfile (and shapefiles) are in EPSG:4326. In my mapfile I ...
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What are the units of the calculated area from a raster in decimal degree

I'm trying to calculate area for a raster file which contains 2 layers (0 for unsuitable habitat and 1 for suitable). It's been calculated successfully but I don't know what is the unit of the ...
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Transformation of user-defined projected coordinatesystems

I want to transform from one projected coordinate system (pcs) to another using ArcGIS 10. Unfortunatelly the starting system is not predefind by ESRI and thus I´m not sure the software is doing what ...
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Ok to measure and union a projected-on-the-fly shapefile in ArcMap?

I have a dataframe in arcMap 10.0.4 that is of Africa Albers Equal Area Conic PCS. I bring in a census shapefile of WGS 1984 CS and it is projected on the fly. I do 2 things: I use the calculate ...
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Correct coordinate systems, but trustworthy distance between points?

I have limited GIS experience with projections and I have some questions about trying to accurately display point data from two different sources in ArcGIS 10.1 in order to do a proximity analysis. ...
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CRS Austrian Lambert/WGS84

I am totally new to Qgis (or GIS in total): My problem is to get two layers in same CRS to do an intersection and further analysis described in the blog of underdark (Groupstat tutorial). My is the ...
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Why are the output point shapefile PRJ files empty?

I have tried evry thing I could find (using C++) to create a new .prj file for an output point shape file using OGR. While I get no compilation or execution errors and ArcMap accepts the file as a ...
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OpenLayers Vector Layer not aligned with Google Oblique Imagery

Check http://jsfiddle.net/vasile/BKvcX/6/ In the first map, the yellow line should follow the street curve, however if you pan the map up-down, you clearly see the misalignment due to what ? ...
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Howto change OpenLayers BBOX request projection?

My map uses EPSG:900913 projection on the map. All coördinates in the database are stored in the 'normal' google format / GPS coordinates (WGS84). For instance, if you save a new location..Before I ...
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What is the expected margin of error for points plotted on EPSG:3857 projection?

I am using the projection EPSG:3857 to plot out points on the map. Since the Earth is closer to the shape of an ellipsoid instead of a sphere, I am interested to find out what is the range of error if ...
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Mapping x, y pixel coordinates to latitude and longitudes on the WGS84 datum

Apologies in advance for the long question, I am fairly confused at this point and I figure if I show my thought process any flaws early on in the piece can be more easily pointed out. I have a grid ...
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cannot reproject postgis in mapserver

I am trying to set up a wms server using point data in a postgis (v 1.5.1, pgsql v 8.4) database and mapserver (v 1.5.1) (I know these are not the most current versions of anything, but my server is ...
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Looking for formula for the Robinson projection

I'm looking for a source that describes how the Robinson projection is calculated. I'm going to use this for converting long/lat into Robinson coordinates in both R and in javascript.
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domain for transverse mercator projection, using proj.4

I have to apologize for the naive question -- it's my first encounter with projections and this software package, and I intend to use it for a non-geographical application (hence I work on a unit ...
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Convert shapefile in NAD27 from meters to decimal degrees to match xy data?

I have a shapefile of a boundary (polygon) that has the following projection: NAD_1927_UTM_Zone_11N Projection: Transverse_Mercator False_Easting: 500000.00000000 False_Northing: ...
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Mercator Didn't work on Geoserver

Got some problem with Mercator in Geoserver, I tried to display Flight Information Region that has been stored in my Postgre. The result is more likely drawing using Cartesian projection: I tried ...
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Is there an arcpy boolean check for whether an EPSG or prj is supported by arcmap?

I'm writing a tool and essentially I found out that arcmap defaults an epsg to 0 if it sees that the projection is not supported against the predefined projections.
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How to convert decimal degrees units to km in R?

I am trying to figure out how I can transform my unit of length from decimal degree to km when I import the following simple ArcGIS polygon shape. Ultimately, I would like to have this information ...
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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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How can I transform GCS_WGS_1984 to GCS_North_American_1983?

I need to convert a GCS_WGS_1984 data set to NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_14N. What transformation should I use?
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Possible to use Google Earth to generate “skyline” planes?

I was really interested to notice that my city appears to have gotten the 3D Buildings treatment on Google Earth. I am trying to figure out how I might these 3D buildings to generate 'skylines' for a ...
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Quantum GIS Reproject a projected coordinate system with rotation

I have two shapefiles:- one in WGS84 Z30S and one in a custom, system based, projection. I need to convert the custom projection into WGS84 Z30S. I have a set of parameters including a shift in X and ...
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Export to new projection in QGIS 1.7

Suppose I have layers A and B. I don't know their projections but by the looks of the map I know they are not the same. In QGIS 1.6 I would use one of my favorite features: Vector> Data ...
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Problem reprojecting data from personal geodatabase using QGIS

I have a dataset in the form of a personal geodatabase (mdb) and am interested in using certain feature classes for further processing. My problem is - I am using USGS data orthoimagery which comes ...
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How can I convert from EUREF-FIN coords to Lat/Long?

See question title, how can I Translate EUREF-FIN coords to Lat Long?
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Applying distance/area dependent procedures in geographic coordinates over large areas?

I'm currently doing some niche modelling with data in geographic coordinates spanning all of Latin America. I am using R for my analysis. Some of the tasks I have to perform are area/distance ...
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Is it safe to store coordinates on NFC tags always in one CRS and rely on conversion for others

I'm involved in NFC (Near Field Communication) standardization of a record structure for geographic point locations. That will allow to put coordinates on NFC memory tags which can be read with a ...
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Eliminating/minimizing distortion in 200 NM EEZ buffers [duplicate]

I frequently need to calculate buffers of 200 nautical miles from country or baseline polygons in order to map maritime Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). However, I've noticed that when generating the ...
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How can I transform Real-time Local position system coordinates into GPS/WGS84?

I have a local coordinate system built with Ubisense sensors and tags (it is a real-time locating system used to automatically identify and track the location of objects or people). The local ...