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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Ortho Projection produces artifacts

I`m trying to create a sphere-like view using qgis and the "world from space"-projection http://spatialreference.org/ref/sr-org/6980/ (essentialy an ortho-projection). ArcGIS wraps the shapes ...
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How to calculate false easting/northing for Lambert Conformal Conic projection

I'm defining a new GRASS location using the Lambert Conformal Conic projection. My understanding is that the values for the standard parallels and central meridian are dependent on my area of ...
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Convert to lat-lon coordinates GDAL

I have a netCDF file and would like to convert it to LAT-LON coordinates. 1) I do not know the projection in the file but from the website of the data provider, the data is on a polar-stereographic ...
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Vincenty or (Project + Euclidean) for accurate distances

I posted a similar question on stackoverflow, however was directed here for more help. If my main goal was to calculate distances such that my error was minimised to the nearest metre assuming that ...
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Project NetCDF file using GDAL or QGis

Can I project a NetCDF file with the help of GDAL or QGis? The file info is: gdalinfo c:\tomcat-6.0.36\webapps\ncWMS\layers\RAIN_MM_1hour_ac.nc Driver: netCDF/Network Common Data Format Files: ...
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connecting ecw to its projection and grid data in an xml file

I'm new to mapping please go easy on me:) I have a bunch of ecw files with 2 xml file one is a file ending with *.ecw.xml and one with *.ecw.aux.xml I am trying to load the ecw files into ...
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calculating ratio of areas on a sphere

I have 2 shapefiles and after identifying their intersections I'd like to know the ratio of intersecting areas, e.g. a given shape S in file1 intersects with shapes (x1,...,xn) in file2 with ...
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Can Mars be mapped in ArcGIS

Can I use ArcGIS to map planets in particular Mars? Where would I start in terms of basemapping and projection?
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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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Correct Projection for calculating centroids of a group of points?

I have a long list of points covering all of North America for which I would like to calculate the centroid (by grouping points based on the "Name" column). My approach is to take the WGS84 ...
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convert lat/lng to pixel and vice versa

This had been asked previously on Stack Overflow. I've tried different methods/formulas but results are not correct. 40.764296,-73.97302 should result into 930,3590 pixel on map image. I've Manhattan ...
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What's up with the GeoJSON spec and CRS as a IRM?

I'm writing a web API to our GIS data, currently revamping our geocoding service. I'm creating the option for folks to specify the output type as GeoJSON so I'm trying to follow the spec. Our data is ...
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Why do my layers that are in the same projection not align?

According to the data frame properties window, all of the layers are in the same projection. However, the Snowplow Routes don't align properly with the lakes and bella_vista_roads layer. Are there any ...
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Fisheye-like projection

I need a special projection for the purpose of effective presentation on a poster. I'd like to present the study area (Czech republic) in a context of whole Europe in such a way, that the Czech ...
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What projection to use in POSTGIS for LAT/LONG and 'contains' queries

I would like to store latitude / longitude information in a POSTGIS database. I will need to query that data with simple contains query (for display on a map, so the bounding will be simple box) and ...
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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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projection (WGS84, UTM) issue

I have a question about projections. I have a hillshade raster with UTM 31N projection (I reprojected this from WGS 84). I also have a satellite image that I need to georeference. For georeferencing I ...
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Is it possible to reproject spatial data using SQL Server?

SQL Server takes an SRID when creating spatial data, but is it possible to retrieve an object as a different spheroid? For example, let's say I have a bunch of spatial polygons using SRID 4258, but ...
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Projection for using ArcGIS as CAD [closed]

I want to use ArcGIS to map my apartment. How can I create a projection file (with which parameters)?
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Intersect Iso_rectangle_2 with Polygon_2 where Polygon_2 uses Projection_traits_xy_3

I have a set of [Point_3][2] that constitute a Polygon_2 using the Projection_traits_xy_3 typedef CGAL::Exact_predicates_inexact_constructions_kernel K; typedef CGAL::Projection_traits_xy_3<K> ...
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Plot image on map based on corner coordinates

I have a color image and I know geographic coordinates of its 4 corners. Now I'd like to place this image on basemap in GMT using any projection. Any idea how to do that?
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The drawing of Thiessen/Voronoi polygon boundaries - are the bisecting lines truly perpendicular?

I am concerned with how QGIS (version 2.8.1) and ArcGIS (version 10.0) draw "perpendicular bisecting lines" when Thiessen/Voronoi polygons are created. When using either program to create these ...
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How to re-project a shapefile to be compatible with another shapefile or raster?

I have a polygon shapefile and a raster. The shapefile and raster have different coordinate systems. Coordinate System for the shapefile: NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_19N WKID: 26919 Authority: EPSG ...
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Shapefile projections not matching up in QGIS?

To start off with, I'm very new to QGIS. I'm attempting to place a shapefile with locations for 3 substations on a map of Peniche, Portugal. The locations for the substations are given in latitude and ...
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Inaccurate Buffer Distances

When buffering a point, the result is inaccurate to the basemap. I specify a 200 foot buffer around a point however the resulting buffer has a distance from the point of about 260 feet. Both the ...
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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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How to describe a MODIS Tile's distortion

When looking at the MODIS grid [1] and compare it to how the sinusoidal projection is distorted, I wonder how to both practically and formally describe the distortion factor for each MODIS grid tile. ...
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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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Which map projection should I use for a country land cover map?

I am currently completing a piece of GIS work and I am a bit stuck, even after doing some reading. What would the appropriate map projection and co-ordinate system be for a land cover map for a ...
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Converting Grid to Geographic?

My project specifications are as below: utilise geodetic and shift parameters between WGS84 and specified datum (ED50), local projection (UTM 31N, CM 3 East) and transformation (EPSG1613) for all ...
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Does Oracle Spatial calculate geodetic distance?

I've got to migrate a PostGIS database to Oracle Spatial, and am stuck on a problem: In a view, I have a column that amounts to ST_Distance(geography(geom_1), geography(geom_2)), effectively ...
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Calculating Grid Convergence for Lambert Conformal Conic

What is the formula to calculate Grid Convergence angle (angle between true north and grid north) for Lambert Conformal Conic projection for a given location. Searching online, I have been able to ...
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OpenLayers 3 - in-house tiled ArcGIS basemap not visible

I am new to openLayers. I am trying to display an in-house cached basemap from an ArcGIS REST service. I can see the basemap if I use "ol.source.TileArcGISRest" for the source property, but the ...
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Inferring lat/lon based on known location coordinates

I have a point dataset with a set of coordinates that is in an unknown projection. For some of these points I know the unprojected latitude and longitude. Based on these known data points, would it be ...
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Reprojecting and retiling a large set of tiles

I am trying to understand the process to re-project and re-tile a set of raster (GeoTiff) but can't wrap my head around how to use the different GDAL tools to achieve my goal. More concretely, I ...
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Defining the correct AEA proj4string for FEWSnet Rainfall Data (Southern Africa) in R [closed]

I have some general questions about how to go about solving this problem: I am trying to incorporate FEWSnet's monthly Rainfall Estimate data from 2014-2015 for Southern Africa into an analysis where ...
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Taudem - Failed to execute while processing projected raster

At the moment I'm trying out some tools in ArcGIS 10.3 with the TauDEM toolbox. I want to process a raster with tools like Pit Removal, Flow direction etc. (Creating a watershed based on DEM). It ...
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Get Radius in epsg 4326 with Openlayers 3

What is the best method for getting the radius of a circle in Openlayers 3 in epsg 4326 (geodesic)? I'm using this example for a base and trying to draw a circle while getting the radius, but using ...
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Choosing projection to make Arizona look “normal”?

I am having issues projecting my AZ state boundary from looking like this: to looking like this: I found that I could use the U.S. National Atlas Equal Area to get the shape I want, but when I ...
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How to access Leaflet EPSG:3857 coordinates?

I read everywhere that Leaflet is internally using a spherical web mercator (EPSG:3857), but whatever I try I get either Lat/Lon (EPSG:4326) or strange coordinates I dont understand: ...
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What is the SRID of LCC projection?

I have a raster file with LCC projection and a point dataset with SRID 4326. I want to extract raster value to point. When I use the query SELECT ST_Value(rast, geom) val FROM testraster5, ...
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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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mapnik.Gdal(file=my_latlon_raster_file_path) returns a datasource with an empty all_features() list

When I get my mapnik layer datasource like that for a raster file: layer = mapnik.Layer(my_raster_layer_name) layer.srs = my_srs layer.datasource = mapnik.Gdal(file=full_path_to_my_raster_file) and ...
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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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Transforming lat and long to Mercator x and y

I've been trying to plot a set of lat and long coordinates to a Mercator map using the following set of equations; x = long - long0 y = ln(tan(pi/4 + lat/2)) These equations are from a page on ...
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Minimizing error when buffering unprojected data in ArcGIS Desktop?

If I buffer hundreds of unprojected WGS84 points across the US by say, 3 miles, will I get accurate areas returned (3 x pi x r) for each of the circles created? I suspect not. If not, what would be ...
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Area units for output polygon in WGS 84 UTM Zone 32N using QGIS

I am calculating the area of my polygon and I have used WGS 84 UTM zone 32N to calculate the area (using geometry on the field calculator) of my polygon, and I obtained 745461 (without units). How ...
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Displaying a map in EPSG:26915 projection in open layers 3

My GIS experience is limited to having worked on several Geospatial Humanities projects. That is to say that I still struggle significantly with the technology (and terminology) in getting to my goal. ...
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Combining UTM zones into one solid map

I have an area, example 4000m x 4000m. So, 4x4km. The origin can be placed anywhere, maybe in center, maybe on the top-left, nevermind. Now, I want to fill this area with some stuff from OSM. I read ...
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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 ...