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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Finding gps projection of 3d photo?

I have an aerial photo from Paris and I would like to plot gps paths and 3d surfaces on top of it (using R, python, etc). . The problem I have is converting my gps coordinates to 2d coordinates on ...
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Determine XY offset in meters between two lat/long points (EPSG:4326), and accurately recreating point locations using XY offset

I have two tables in EPSG:4326, one for home locations and one for site locations. I need to be able to generate the XY offset in meters between the home location, and the site locations. I then need ...
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Escaping the MODIS Swath Projection with GDAL: MOD06_L2: MRT Swath Tool not working

Stackexchange, I am looking at ftp://ladsftp.nascom.nasa.gov/allData/6/MOD06_L2/2012/222/MOD06_L2.A2012222.0800.006.2015062054108.hdf Trying to get the SDS (in WGS84 Projection and as GeoTiff): ...
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Deleting custom spatial reference using ArcGIS for Desktop? [on hold]

I have created a custom spatial reference. Arcgis gave srid to it. Now I want to remove it. How can i do it. Is it safe to delete from st_spatial_references table. Or is there another way ...
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Calculating projected distance using ArcObjects?

I am pretty new to this and I am not sure I understand all the concepts, so I might be using words wrongly or obviously not getting some details right. We mean to do those calculations within our ...
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Trying to set NAD 1983 EPSG 102631 in QGIS

I was able to find the right coordinate system online NAD 1983 Alaska But now I don't know what to do. I can't find the coordinate system on QGIS. When I choose the one I think is correct it warps ...
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Converting GCS NAD 1983 to CA state plane

I have a polygon shapefile in GCS_North_American_1983. I'm trying to project it into NAD 1983 StatePlaneCalifornia III Fips 0403 (US Feet). This is my original file. When I run the project tool, ...
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How to project WRF data (lat/lon) onto ArcGIS maps

I have climate data generated using the WRF model, in lat/lon format (lambert conformal projection), in an Excel file. I'm looking to project / overlay this data onto a map of the UK using ArcGIS, ...
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Difference between Geographic and Projected coordinate systems?

What is the difference between a geographic coordinate system and a projected coordinate system?
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Which is correct projection in ArcGIS Server for EPSG:3857/900913?

I want to publish a mapservice in ArcGIS server, which will be overlayed on Google Maps or Bing Maps. For this, the Map Service needs to be in EPSG:3857/900913. The Google Maps projection is supposed ...
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How to re-project ease( Equal Area Scalable Earth) grid with a ~25 km cylindrical projection to WGS84 0.25 degree? [duplicate]

I have nc (NetCDF) files . From the metadata, the projection is cylindrical and the resolution is 25 km (it is based on authalic sphere based on International 1924 ellipsoid). I want to re-project ...
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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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How to define Winkel Tripel in proj 4.8.0?

I have QGIS with proj 4.8.0 installed. I'd like to add Winkel Tripel projection which seems to be defined as +proj=wintri But that definition string does not work. Is this a bug in my proj version, ...
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Rectangular bounding box curved in D3.js

I am trying to project polygons to a map with a static background image using D3.js. The polygons looked slightly off in relation to the background so I drew the bounding box of the image, and sure ...
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Projection of Boston housing data

Boston housing data provided by GeoDa center is a well-known dataset. GeoDa Center provides this data in shapefile format. A metadata file included in the download indicates that the data use ...
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Best projection / CRS for short-distance based analysis?

I'm having a bit of meltdown about projections and coordinate reference systems, and was hoping for a few pointers. I have 3 GIS projects, at 3 sites in Europe (the largest of which measures about ...
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Problem to create composer with open layer plugin in QGIS

Creating layout in composer I am facing a problem of dislocation of shp file and google earth image ( which I am using from "open layer plugin") Version 2.4.0 Chugiak (Mac) In the first image shows ...
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Align vector and raster layers with D3

I have a geocoded raster image that I want to use as the background to a vector map with D3.js. The screenshot shows the layers in QGIS (grey is raster). Here's the markup for the map: <div ...
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How can I project geojson borders on the google earth tiles in leaflet?

I started working with leaflet and google earth tiles. I want to add borders on my map so I tried to use the countries geoJson Data as a layer on the map. The problem is that the json borders ...
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Create Envelope based on center point

I see in the Java SDK : https://developers.arcgis.com/java/api-reference/com/esri/core/geometry/Envelope.html they have : Envelope(Point center, double width, double height) Creates an envelope by ...
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What projection is this and how to use it in a GIS?

I have a request to do a map in non-standard projection: (source: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1263246127905&lang=eng) I couldn't manage to find it my materials. As well ...
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OpenLayers and custom Proj4 Projection

ok so I'm a newbee in using OpenLayers. I try to map some planetary data on my webMap server using OpenLayers. I defined a proj4 projection as follow: Proj4js.defs["MYDATUM"] = "+proj=longlat ...
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How do I reproject one raster to match another's in GRASS

I have two raster layers, A and B, which have information about the same location but have different projections and datums. How can I reproject layer A to match the projection and datum of layer B? ...
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Converting coordinate system of feature layers and datasets programmatically

I am trying to convert coordinate system of featurelayer and datasets using ESRI.ArcGIS.DataManagementTools.Project . The tool works fine in ArcCatalog . I have doubts about the parameters i am ...
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Projection bug between overlay and base layers

I am making a WebGIS application for a course and I am trying to integrate some nice base layers like OMS, Stamen, and Bing Maps with my overlay layers that are for Bolivia from a Bolivian map ...
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projection conversion from mercator to google maps format

Is this spTransform(Finland3, CRS("+proj=longlat +ellps=WGS84 +no_defs+ellps=WGS84 +towgs84=0,0,0 ")) the right way to project a shapefile with this projection coord. ref. : +proj=merc +lon_0=0 ...
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ArcGIS Desktop, shapefile and EPSG code

Why a shape file with CRS WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_22N en Arcgis has a differrent prj file than the EPSG:32622:WGS 84 / UTM zone 22N WKT ? Can I replace Arcgis .prj file with EPSG:32622 WKT ...
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Determining Natural Origin for a GeoTIFF file (Lambert Conic)

I am trying to display an existing GeoTIFF file (from the FAA WAC set) in an application that requires the GeoTIFF NaturalOriginLongitude tag (FalconView 5.1.1). There are some older files in that set ...
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Can MapQuest tiles be used in an Openlayers 3 map with a non-standard projection?

I have a map in OpenLayers 3 with raster and GeoJSON layers that are in an UTM projection and I would like to use MapQuest tiles as a base map while keeping the map and layers projected as UTM. Is ...
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How to project WGS84 raster in lat/long to WGS84 UTM in ArcMap 10?

I know this is suppose to be simple and I've found similar questions. However when I try to do the same (data management tools > projections and transformations > raster > project) inserting input ...
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Convert from WGS84 to 2D projection

I have a map in the form of .bil & .hdr using WGS84. I'd like to convert this into another map using a 2D projection while keeping the lat/long information. What I'd really like with this new map ...
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X and Y after Albers lat and lon transformation

that is probably a very obvious question but it is melting my brain: when transforming lat and lon to [x,y] (for instance using this code https://gist.github.com/RandomEtc/476238) I get the ...
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OpenLayers WMS - TypeError: this.resolutions is undefined

I'm trying to setup a map with WMS and WFS Layers by using Geoserver. However, when I'm combining WFS and WMS (with some Google basemaps) together in one map I got following error in Firebug: ...
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Projection change in QGIS after import & export in Grass

I'm working on an application written with Grass command in python and I have a projection problem. First I create a location with belgian lambert 72 (EPSG:31370) in Grass 7.0. After importing all ...
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How does Arc project data without spatial reference?

I have a raster file downloaded from here. When I load it into ArcMap, it says the data is missing spatial reference, and that it can be drawn in ArcMap but not projected. Nevertheless, using the ...
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NAD83 2011 AZ central projection

I am having trouble getting GDAL to read a file geodatabase with data projected in NAD83(2011) State Plane Arizona Central FIPS 0202. I have developed the following code: # standard imports import ...
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Creating a spatial reference in arcpy from projection name

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2, Python 2.7. I want to create a spatial reference from the name of a projection, e.g. NAD_1983_BC_Environment_Albers, using the arcpy tool ...
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Is NAD 83 the same as EPSG:4326?

I'm getting mixed messages about these projections. For example -Is this projection below, NAD 83, 4326? GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983",DATUM["D_North_American_1983", ...
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If Geographic Coordinates are unprojected coordinates, how can GIS softwares display such unprojected data on a plane?

I have been using ArcGIS and QGIS regularly for about 2 years now, and just recently I was struck by this new thought. If a data set in say, in ArcMap, has been georeferrenced with a Geographic ...
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Converting distance between nautical miles and degrees using ArcObjects?

We have a certain functionality developed that: Will check for a tolerance value (this input is given by the user as NM); Buffer a polygon by that value (all polygons are in WGS-84); Iterate through ...
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gdal_translate or gdalwarp to define projection

Which of these is the best approach to define (aka. set) a projection for a tiff? 1) gdal_translate -a_srs EPSG:32182 in.tif out.tif 2) gdalwarp -s_srs EPSG:32182 -t_srs EPSG:32182 in.tif out.tif ...
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Lambert conformal conic isn't actually conformal?

Mathematically a conformal map has the property that the Jacobian of the transformation is a scaled version of a rotation matrix. The transformation involved in a spherical Lambert conformal conic ...
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Geographic Transformations using ArcPy vs. Coordinate Systems used by ArcGis online basemaps

I have three shapefiles with undefined projection, but I know which one was used (Lisboa_Hayford_Gauss_IPCC). I need to first Define Projection. It works. I then need to transform it to WGS_1984, so ...
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SRID, Shape2SQL and SQL Server 2008r2 query

I'm using Shape2SQL to load the Ordinance Survey's Meridian 2 map into SQL Server 2008r2 (which is working very smoothly and painlessly). According to this page ...
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How to use SRTM Global DEM for Aspect calculation?

I need to derive a raster representing aspect for North America (from STRM data, originally in geographic lat/long). In most projections, true north is only map north along eg the central meridian so ...
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How to reproject from Clarke_1880_RGS_Lambert_Conformal_Conic to ETRS_1989_LAEA?

I am unable to reproject Marseille shapefiles from Clarke 1880 RGS_Lambert_Conformal_Conic to ETRS_1989_LAEA. I know that Clarke is a geographic coordinate system and it has no datum. I have tried ...
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project hdf file with geospatial_lat and lon in batch process

Is there any way that I can do a batch process in projecting hdf files wherein I could get and include only the geospatial_lat and lon in the batch script since every hdf file have different ...
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Tiled raster image to be placed in an OSM/ Leaflet.js map

I have a mapoverlay in a custom projection which I need to add as a layer to an Openstreet map within a website. Since I was not able to change the projection earlier, I decided to manipulate the ...
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Which Geographic Transformation to use for WGS_84 to D_Sphere?

I have a shapefile for world countries and I want to reproject it from GCS_WGS_1984 to Sphere_Eckert IV. However, it asks for Geographic Transformation; it says this is optional but it is required in ...
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How to get projection data (.prj) of raster image using GDAL/OGR?

I start with a boundary shape-file (think U.S. states) in lat/long that I convert to some projection, and then rasterize the result as a .tif. What I need now are the raster coordinates of the ...