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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Clustering the WGS84 point features (projection transformation aspects)

My question is quite trivial and was discussed many times before (like here) but in our case it has the confounding extra requirements... The list of sparsely distributed 2d point features is stored ...
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Why has an orthographic projection been used in this NatGeo map?

I'm wondering why this maps uses an orthographic projection, resulting in 3 maps to view the whole world. What were the requirements or the reasons to choose this projection (why not Mercator ) ? ...
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Trouble calculating areas in QGIS using field calculator

I am testing various projections to calculate areas using ICES statistical shapefiles and the QGIS field calculator. I am using ICES areas downloadable from the following link: ...
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Difference between ETRS89 / ETRS-TM32 and ETRS89 / UTM zone 32N

In QGIS I can choose among other things between "ETRS89 / ETRS-TM32" and "ETRS89 / UTM zone 32N". In my test project both projections displayed the layers at the very same place. So, where is the ...
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QGIS crashing when using 'save as' to save a new projection

Every time I try to save a layer with a new projection using 'save as' my QGIS crashes. The new files are there but they seem false. Please see two screenshots attached, one before and one after I ...
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What's the disadvantages of Gauss-Krüger Projection [on hold]

According to some reading materials, area deformation of Gauss-Krüger Projection is much larger than some other methods of projection. And could you explain how the area deformation comes about in ...
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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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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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using PostGIS to calculate distance of a route over a large area

I'm new to PostGIS and looking to measure the distance of the Pacific Crest Trail which spans western North America from Canada to Mexico. I have a data set containing the lat lon and dates from GPX ...
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GDAL - projection from pixels to geo coordinates

I am using GDAL library in C++. On my dataset, I have obtained geo transform with GetGeoTransform to GT array (GCP is NULL). Than I use this values for this equation (Source): Xgeo = GT(0) + ...
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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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ArcGIS WGS84 Web Mercator Vs. WGS84 UTM zone 15N: Very different distance dimensions

I am working in ArgGIS 10.1 with a field (raster layer in tif format) in which I have placed two points (.shp layer). I have two versions of both layers, resulting four layers: one tif+shp set in CRS ...
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Difference between NAD83 Indiana SPW in QGIS and ArcGIS for Desktop?

It seems ESRI and QGIS don't have the same definition for my most commonly used projection, NAD83 StatePlane Indiana West (US ft). When I create data in an ESRI product the projection shows up in ...
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Is there a standard for the specification of .prj files?

We use shape files for data exchange. I've looked at the .prj files: different programs produce different prj files. Is there a standard how the parameters must be specified in a prj file? AFAIK the ...
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Problem with projection of Slovenian Shapefile in QGIS

I hope someone can help me for this: I'm doing my masters thesis in Slovenia (in the field of wildlife management), for this I got a Shapefile of slovenian data by the University. As a main layer, I ...
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Proper projected coordinate system for Minnesota for measuring areas

I have seen in ArcGIS many different State Plane systems for Minnesota (location coordinates in WGS84: 44,07 lat/-94,61 long) within the Projected Coordinate system group: NAD 1983 (CORS 96) ...
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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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Pros and Cons of a latitude adjustment grid vs other methods of area calculations

When working with high resolution global raster data in WGS 1984 I often need to calculate areas. Now the traditional way for me to achieve this has been to reproject the data to an equal area ...
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Spatial reference for dummies?

Can anyone recommend a good reference or tutorial that explains the principles of spatial references, projections, and coordinate systems? We are a small team of programmers working with GIS ...
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How can I reproject a layer in a spatialite database

I'm writing an android mobile application and, for performance reasons, I want to reproject my layers to match the basemap's projection. Is there a command to do that?
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How can one use Google Maps API to mimic QGIS projection/CRS

I used QGIS to find the extents of a list of features. However, the resulting data auto-generates the CRS and changes it from WSG84 to a custom one. Is there a way to use the autogenerated CRS in ...
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TileStache : Unknown geometry type in geoJSON file

I'm currently trying to set up a TilSstache server on Ubuntu 12.04 to serve some GeoJSON tiles from a shapefile/JSON file (administratives boundaries) for a web mapping project using the Leaflet ...
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Difference between source SRS and target SRS in Raster Warp function

Hello I am trying to change a raster layer projections from WGS84 to a custom Lambert layer using 'Raster' --> 'Projections' --> 'Warp' function. I have been asked for source SRS and get SRS. what is ...
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Shapefile PRJ to PostGIS SRID lookup table?

I was wondering if there is such a thing as an shapefile PRJ to PostGIS SRID lookup table? Something that can translate the most standard shapefile PRJ definitions into the likely SRID. When using ...
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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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Custom projection problem with proj.4

I have some vector files that come without projection. So I have to define my own projection in QGIS. The information that comes with the data reads as following: Projection: Lambert Azimuthal Units: ...
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openlayers display projection

I'm displaying coordinates in epsg:900913 using ol.control.MousePosition() with OSM. I'd like to convert these on the fly in another epsg:2154. I call in the header : <script ...
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Lambert Conformal Conic Projection Inverse Transform after Fitting Ellipse to Noisy LLA Data

I'm using Python and Basemaps to convert some Lat Lon data to the LCC projection and back again. Since it is noisy data representing the footprint of a satellite, I am filtering it and fitting an ...
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Precision loss when transforming coordinates systems in GDAL (vector layers)

Anybody knows the order of magnitude of the error introduced when transforming coordinates using GDAL? More specifically, I would like to know if significant error is introduced when the ...
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ArcMap Area Calculations vs MultiNet FEATAREA Field Discrepancy

I'm finding a huge discrepancy between the values supplied in the FEATAREA field in my MultiNet data and the area calculation results from ArcMap v10.2.2. In this case, I'm looking at the area of ...
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Is the bilinear resampling technique appropriate for the projection of ASTER data?

I need to project some ASTER data from a geographic coordinate system to a projected one. I have read online that the cubic resampling technique is the most appropriate for this purpose. However, ...
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Transforming between epsg:3857 and Google Maps Tile coordinates

Hio, I used to use a simple python project (https://github.com/hrldcpr/mercator.py) to convert between wgs84 and google maps tile coordinates. This project doesn't have a license, and looks like it ...
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Guessing a map projection by its values [duplicate]

This is more a theoretical question and not an actual problem that I have. Is it possible to identify or classify projections by their numerical coordinates? Or alternatively rule out in some sort of ...
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Projecting Data with Transformations - Alignment Issue

Problem: I am having problems getting data to align properly with basemaps layers. The image below shows the difference between roads. The centerlines shapefile's coordinate system is ...
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Mercator bias plot in Leaflet

I was inspired by this wikipedia image from the mercator projections page to hack around with leaflet. The idea was to interactively have your cursor move a continent and that it would be corrected ...
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How to get ASTER level 1B data to overlay correctly on google earth/ bing maps/ arcmap imagery basemap

I have recently purchased Two granules of ASTER 1B data from ERSDAC. Upon importing this data into arcmap 10.2, the layers representing each band were specified as being projected in: ...
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Show map using esri leaflet, with 4326 spatial reference

I have this MapServer http://geoservices.big.go.id/arcgis/rest/services/RBI/Rupabumi/MapServer It turns out it uses 4326 spatial reference. I want to present it using leaflet, my code so far: ...
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How to import and project ASTER 1B data into Arcmap?

I recently purchased a granule of ASTER 1B data from ERSDAC, when I import any of the associated rasters into ArcGIS, the image is displayed as being only 1m across, when the actual area represented ...
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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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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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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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Reprojecting MODIS Ice Sea Temperature products with gdalwarp

I have problems projecting MODIS Ice Sea Temperature (IST) products to EPSG:3031 (Antartic Polar Stereographic) using gdalwarp. The product I'm working with is MOD29E1D, documented here, p33: The ...
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Short list of .prj options in .pyt

I'm tasked with creating a .pyt to distribute across our office and field computers (state geological survey) for converting .gpx to features but constraining the choice of projections/datums to seven ...
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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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Choosing projection to use for Least-Cost Path analysis at continental scale?

I am trying to find least cost paths from the southern USA to the Great Lakes region (for example). My resistance layers are currently in an equal area projection but I'm wondering if I should convert ...
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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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correct projection of GADM data

I'm trying to use a map of Austrias districts from the GADM project. The Shapefile can be found here: AUT_adm.zip (All other formats provided by the project appear exectly equal.) The coordinate ...
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GDAL/proj4 equirectangular projection coordinate system units assumed by OGRSpatialReference and GDALDataset::GetGeoTransform()?

How do I configure my OGRSpatialReference object to specify an equirectangular projection system http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equirectangular_projection where the affine geo-transform matrix (provided ...
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GDAL for Python: extracting subdomains from NetCDF file?

I need to make a script that processes a NetCDF file that contains 3 days of hourly forecast data from the norwegian meteorological office. The NetCDF file contains various data I need ...
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Projection to use with satellite image from Google Maps / Earth

I'm very new to anything concerning GIS so please forgive me if this question has been asked before, but I assure you, I've been trying to find an answer for quite some time now. Of course it is ...