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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Is there general Earth Projection in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm starting a new personal project and I need a little bit of helping on setting it up. First off I'm trying to determine the area of a rectangle that is 1 mile in width and the circumference of ...
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Geoserver Reprojection Results in Northerly Shift Compared to GDAL

I have data in a postgresql data store in EPSG:2163 and am displaying that using OpenLayers in EPSG:3857. This results in a ~25 km northerly shift when displayed either in QGIS or OpenLayers. To ...
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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 ...
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My class using ogr to calculate distance is returning incorrect results away from the equator

In an answer to this question ustroetz kindly provided some sample code for use of ogr to do lat/lon distance and point in polygon calculations. I've created a Python class based on his example to do ...
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Why has Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere) become the web map standard?

I understand what the difference is between the Web Mercator projection and Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (WMAS). I also understand that both Google and Esri have adopted this projection as their ...
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How to realign misplaced GeoTiffs?

I have bought a few (30) GeoTiff maps from my country's Geo-department - South Africa. They all have a date in the filename and the newest one was created in 2004, I see one is dated 1977 - that old! ...
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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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Predefined Coordinate Systems missing in QGIS 2

in QGis 1.8 were lots of predefined coordinate systems (national projections). Where have they all gone in qgis 2.0? I specifically need the Gauß-Krüger-Projections Zone 1 to 5. Is there any plugin ...
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Problems with projections in QGIS 2.2 on a Windows Vista? [duplicate]

I use QGIS 2.2 on Windows 8, and the same QGIS 2.2 has been installed on a computer with Windows Vista. On the Windows 8 everything works just fine, but something is wrong on the Windows Vista. All ...
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Hand-written coordinates from a Garmin NUVI

I've been asked to map point data that was collected in the field by manually writing down the coordinate from a Garmin NUVI 1490 LMT. They were put into a spreadsheet and sent my way which I was ...
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Which projection corresponds to my shapefiles?

All of my shapefiles have exactly the same .prj files with this content: PROJCS["GRS_1980_Transverse_Mercator", GEOGCS["GCS_GRS_1980", DATUM["D_GRS_1980", SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137,298.257222101]], ...
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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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How to display WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) services in Google Earth?

The basemap services provided by Esri (on ArcGIS Online, Data and Maps for Sever, and the Data Appliance for ArcGIS) use the WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) spatial reference (WKIDs 102100 or ...
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Why this two datasets don't match?

I have a postGIS database in SRS 4326 (WGS84) with several Europe layers working well, but when I load a shapefile projected to the same SRS with QGIS, the layers don't match. To explain it better ...
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Imported netcdf file doesn't project correctly - help!

I have 360 netcdf files (.nc) that I need to import into ArcGIS. They hold monthly historical climate data in the U.S. When I tried to import one, using the Make NETCDF Raster Layer tool, the ...
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calculate distance between points crossing the antimeridian

How can I calculate the distance between two points (lon/lat) if any of the points exceeds the antimeridian (+-180 longitude)? Im using the distVincentyEllipsoid {geosphere} to calculate the shortest ...
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Azimuthal Equidistant - 40,000 Km range

I've been looking at making an azimuthal equidistant map. There are several web sites that offer to make one, based on my location, but they all have the same problem. They assume my antenna rotates ...
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Question Regarding Interpretation of Openlayers BBOX in 4326 Projection

I have a BBOX strategy in my Vector layer, which is sending HTTP GET Requests to my server in order to get the features I wish to display. The projection of the layer is EPSG:4326, so it is my ...
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Projecting polygon when calculating its area? [duplicate]

I have a broad range of polygons (in vector format and in SpatialPolygonsDataFrame class), some going east-west, others going south-north, while even others span polar regions or very large ranges as ...
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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 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 ,here is one file https://echange-fichiers.inra.fr/get?k=LUfqiyO1Dl7az5bihnS. from the metadata ,the projection is cylindrical and the resolution is 25 km: ...
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Add EPSG:3857 geometries to map using Leaflet

Right now Leaflet can only add geometries with latitude and longitude values onto the map. If we have a EPSG:3857 point, whose x=-11819829 and y=4200860, how can I add it onto the map? If this point ...
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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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How does Arc projecting 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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Best method to select features in one fc and project to different coordinate systems?

I've got data from all over Europe in one feature class projected in Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere. Due to the fact, that length and area values are not usable I'm now working on a python script ...
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Does ModelBuilder need to use variable to define projection and then re-project?

I am trying to build a Model in ModelBuilder to create two different process raster datasets: One set is to define a raster dataset to set a WGS 84 projection; and then the second set is to take ...
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How to create polygon that goes over +/-180 (dateline) in ArcMap?

I want to create a polygon feature that will go through the dateline (180 long.) in ArcMap. I am using WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere (WKID: 3857) for my data frame and my polygonal feature ...
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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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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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Given a flight path given in latitudes and longitudes, how do I find another flight path that is parallel to the path given?

Given a flight route that is given in latitudes and longitudes, how do I find another route that is "parallel" to the route given (find a perpendicular line to each waypoint given)? I think the best ...
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Does Re-Projecting an ESRI ShapeFile only update the content of the .prj file?

if i wish to change the projection of some shapefiles from .. lets say NAD83 (4269) to WGS84 (4326) ... and by using some 3rd party app .... does this mean the .prj file is only updated .. and not the ...
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ESRI projection to SRID?

I am looking at MapX and MapY coordinates. The docs say they are "truncated State Plane coordinates: NAD 1983 State Plane Louisiana South FIPS 1702 (US Feet)." I am trying to reproject into a common ...
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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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Help, I have 10,000+ .shp files covering 3 UTM zones with unknown projections

I was handed a ton of property files with no projections attached but was told they are all in UTM zone 21S. Well once I merged them all together and projected them I realized that the data covers 3 ...
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Projecting a Raster from WGS84 to planar Equal Area to Calculate Area: How to Select the Cell Size?

I have a broad question on how to calculate the 'correct' cell size for a raster when analyzing an area not at the equator. My goal is to project a land cover raster provided in GCS WGS84 to an equal ...
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Problem Overlaying layers in OpenLayers

I have a html page with 2 WMS layers. The first is one Base Layer , & the second is my personal WMS feature. I load it from Geoserver. The problem when I add the 2 layers I do not have the ...
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Openlayers and Geoserver: OSM/Google Maps and WMS Overlay

I am experiencing projection problems with the following set up: GeoServer with ESPG:4326 based shapefiles (*.shp) OpenJump to edit my shapefiles Openlayers with EPSG:900913 base layers GeoServer ...
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How to convert a png with known bounds from Plate Carree to Mercator with GDAL

I have a png image that shows the region defined by the geo bounds UpperLat, LeftLon, BottomLat, RightLon (in degrees & -ve for West Lon and South Lat) in Plate Carree EPSG:4326. I want to convert ...
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Scaling x,y coordinates in proj4

This question was asked before, but without answer. Let's say we have mercator map with given resolution (for simplicity in centimeters). Now let's get coordinates of (lat,lon) = (50, 15): $ proj ...
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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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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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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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Why are some layers saved with custom CRS while others use the appropriate EPSG code?

I have a number of .shp's that I have converted from EPSG 4148 to CPNO27. Some have come out perfectly and others revert to EPSG 1000007. I have checked and the only difference between the two is the ...
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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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Add a raster specifying the projection in pyqgis

I would like add an raster but I want to specify the projection. If I do : qgis.utils.iface.addRasterLayer(url,layerName) QGIS ask me to specify the projection. I want to this with python. How I ...
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How to convert NAD 27 to WebMercator in using the ESRI Silverlight API? (C#)

I am working with the ESRI Silverlight API. I found THIS post in the ESRI forums and THIS OTHER which show how to convert between WGS84 geographic coordinates and WebMercator coordinates. I want to do ...
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Projection problem? — OpenLayers, Drupal, and MapBox

I've installed OpenLayers in Drupal 7 and created a view that pulls geofield data for a "Geography" vocabulary (states, tribes, and U.S. jurisdictions) and shows points on a map that I'm storing on ...
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Getting EPSG:4326 WKT data for use in Drupal Geofield [duplicate]

As I understand it, EPSG:3857 is measured in "meters" and EPSG:4326 uses latitude and longitude. In Drupal, geofield seems to want to store "EPSG:4326" data using the WKT widget -- even though the ...
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How to convert a NetCDF file to GeoTIFF using GDAL

I have a NetCDF file which contains data for the number of rain days in the UK. I'd like to convert it to a GeoTIFF, but can't get GDAL correctly georeference it. See dumps from gdalinfo below. I ...
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Convert decimal latitude/longitude bounding box to SRID 26910

I have a bounding box specified in decimal latitude/longitude, and need to convert this into a bounding box in the SRID 26910 coordinate system. I've never had to work with different GIS co-ordinate ...