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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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 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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Evaluating map projection scale error

This is related to a previous question I posted. I am trying to quantitatively evaluate scale distortion associated with choosing different projection center, center azimuth, and scale factor values ...
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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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Convert land-based camera image pixel x,y to ground lat/long or x,y,z

I have a number of cameras at various known locations (x,y,z) and directions that are above ground about 20 feet pointed at different ground locations about 100 feet away from each camera, and whose ...
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Fortifying re-projected shapefile for ggplot2 in R

I have a shapefile of US county boundaries which I got from the NHGIS. I can load the file using the rgdal package and see information about it: library(rgdal) shp_1860 <- readOGR("shp", ...
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Projection string for GOES-WEST

Full-res, full-disk GOES-WEST images are available from goes.gsfc.nasa.gov. Is it possible to rig up a projection string for these images? We know the center pixel is at (0N, 135W) and the satellite ...
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VBA Convert decimal degree to Meters button

I have 2 data frames one which has WGS data in it and the other OSGB1936. I am trying to create a button where the user can input decimal degrees (WGS) and it will zoom them to that location in ...
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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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How can I improve the resolution of a vector grid made in north pole stereographic projection?

I've been struggling with this for a while and wondered if someone could lend a hand. I have a map which already has sampling points from centroids in a 35x35km grid that was created in north pole ...
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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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Proj4 inconsistent longitude after projection

All coordinates expressed in this question are (longitude, latitude), the default for proj4. London is at (-0.1460838, 51.5170986), and San Francisco is at (-122.419302, 37.775549). According to the ...
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Mapserver+openlayers: displaying a shapefile with Cylindrical Equal Area (Lambert) projection

I have some shapefiles in "World Cylindrical Equal Area (Lambert) projection". The .prj reads: PROJCS["World_Cylindrical_Equal_Area",GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_ ...
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projection discrepancy with gdal (1.9) and proj4

I boiled the problem down to that python example: import sys try: from osgeo import gdal from osgeo import osr except: import gdal import osr if __name__ == '__main__': version_num = ...
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Projection declaration in dojox.geo.openlayers possible?

I am trying to integrate some maps of my own into the dojox charting demo and I had success in exporting a shapefile (externally, i.e. with my own parser) to the dojo JSON map format. The map is in ...
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Recommendations on universal projection API or algorithm for ArcObjects?

As asked on the esri forum here, we are trying to convert a geometry from any spatial reference to any other spatial reference. We have tried the default IGeometry.Project(target_spatial_reference) ...
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Help converting projection/coordinates to Google Earth

I'm trying to program a GPS style tracker for a simulation game but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to transform the game's coordinates into Google Earth's. The game's world is flat and has ...
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Get tile URL with projection different than 900913

I have the following code, which should display a slippy map showing tiles producted by me with mapnik: Proj4js.defs["EPSG:31258"] = "+proj=tmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=13.33333333333333 +k=1 +x_0=450000 ...
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raster data expressed as percent

I downloaded NDVI greeness data from the USGS Integrated Vegetation Mapping Viewer. In the metadata it says that visual greenness values range from 0 to 100. My data is from the period ending 3/5/12 ...
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Arc by center point in PostGIS does not fit the circle

I'd like to store a GML ArcByCenterPoint in PostGIS. I can work out the start, middle and end points required by the CIRCULARSTRING type and all seems to be OK, except that when I visualise the arc it ...
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Converting projected coordinates to google maps pixels

I have a single polygon in a local projection system. I would like to convert that polygon into an image that can be used as an overlay on google maps. I understand that it may be better to use ...
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Incorrect coordinates when reprojecting NAD27 to NAD83

I have some historic UTM coordinates as NAD27 (556787, 7169250) which I entered into a spreadsheet and have imported into QGIS. I assign them the projection Nad27 / UTM zone 12N (EPSG: 26712) I ...
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Differences between points and lines as poles in an equal area projection

I am planning on using an equal area projection in a current project. I used this website to determine which projection I should be using. I hadn't previously considered it, and was wondering if ...
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Am I correctly projecting a geometry using a WKID in ArcObjects?

I would like to take in any valid WKID for a spatial reference and then project a single geometry to it. The following code seems to be working, but (1.) can someone verify that this is the correct ...
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How do I change from lat/long to a metric coordinate system in GRASS?

Yes, it's yet another transformation question. I am working with ASTER DEM data, which is LatLong WGS84. I want to process the DEM map into an STL file for use in a CFD simulation. The script I am ...
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How to set Scale Factor for Lambert Conformal Conic (LCC) projection in ArcGIS Desktop?

The projection for my state according to my country's Mapping Agency is in a specific Lambert Conformal Conic (LCC) projection. They have given values for the following parameters: False Easting ...
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CRS centered on the 180 meridian?

The problem I'm dealing with is the old 180 meridian problem, except I'm not trying to plot or render shapes that cross it, I need to do intersections of lines that cross it. The only spherical ...
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Create oblique projection?

bit of an odd one which isn't necessarily package-specific. I'm trying to make a tshirt with a map section centred on the plane between San Francisco, USA, to Galway, Ireland. The Great Circle line ...
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Reprojecting GeoTIFFs to WGS84/UTM

I'm using libgeotiff and proj4 to read and (try to!) process GeoTIFFs. After reading the file, I want to get the corner coordinates in WGS84/UTM - but there are so many functions and parameters to try ...
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Trying to convert to EPSG:27700 (Ordnance Survey) projection, unable to do so

I'm trying to code an interface that allows a user to draw a vector shape on openstreetmap, which is then converted to a WKT string, processed by the server and sent of as a WFS query to emapsite ...
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Using gdal to convert from UTM to equidistant lat/lon

I am getting rather confused with converting a UTM gridded dataset into a equidistant/rectangular latlon gridded dataset. Can anybody help me? I have a UTM set with the following projection: ...
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how to get correct geo reference system for a VMap

I am new to GIS, trying to read the GeoRef System for VMap by using the following code: OGRSpatialReference *ref = layer->GetSpatialRef(); if( ref ) { QString georefSystem = ...
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Reprojecting raster data from a rotated pole grid

I have some raster data (ASCII grid files) that use a custom rotated-pole projection, that I'd like to reproject into something more useful, such as lon/lat WGS84. A description of the grid projection ...
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How to import multiple shapefiles each with different source projections to postgis

I have a couple thousand .zip files each with a .shp, .dbf, .shx, and .prj inside them that I want to load into postgis. The problem is, they have many different source projections (each defined in ...
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Projection for Tracking a Vehicle

I'm looking for the best coordinate system projection to use for cartesian calculations while a vehicle is running from its starting location to about 100 miles from that spot. The offline format ...
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Lines as Great circles on a map

How can I get line features to appear as great circles on a map, instead of straight lines? Thanks,
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What is a radar projection?

Trying to overlay a radar image(radar projection) on a mercator projected map, but have no idea about what a radar projection is. So here are my quesions: What is a radar projection? What's its ...
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What is UTM Zone 0?

I am currently working with some roadway link data and it is being projected in UTM. After importing the shapefile into GRASS I can view the map and it looks correct but when I view the projection ...
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ArcPy 10.1 PointGeometry.projectAs()

I'm trying to reproject an X,Y passed in from an Add-in. So far this works fine: pointGeometry = arcpy.PointGeometry(arcpy.Point(x,y),srIn,False, False) projectedPoint = ...
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Mercator projection that shrinks toward pole

I've noticed that lots of map viewer (especially those nautical chart viewer) will shrink a mercator projected chart while panning towards poles. Is this some compensation for mercator distortion? ...
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Converting altitude in feet to pixels on a mercator map image

I know the question might seem farfetched given that the map is 2d. But I essentially want to project items-aircraft-above the map and I would like their altitude to be vaguely 'realistic' in terms of ...
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How to overlay 3 different layers using ArcMap

I have to overlay 3 different layers called "Bacino Isonzo Perimetro", "Bacini Tributari Isonzo", and "Isonzo" in ArcMap. Layers'properties are shown below. BACINO ISONZO PERIMETRO Data Type: File ...
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adding WMS service to application ArcGIS JS api

I've got map in projection: 4326 (WGS-84) when I try to add WMS layers which is in different projection I always get connection timeout Do you know if I could change WMS projection to set it up ...
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Adding X,Y data and viewing with existing shape file

Excuse me for a simple question. I have CSV files of X,Y data (in decimal degrees) that I want to add to a map and view with a shapefile of level III ecoregions that I downloaded from the USGS ...
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OpenLayers doesn't understand Mercator map measured in degrees?

I have access to a map server that takes a bounding box measured in degrees, and returns a map, projected in Web Mercator. I'm having trouble configuring OpenLayers to use a Mercator projection that ...
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Project tiles from custom imagery in transverse mercator with OpenLayers

I have the following parameters of a custom imagery and I need to set-up a layer in OpenLayers with which I would project the tiles properly from this imagery. TransverseMercator ellipsoidName=WGS84 ...
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ScaleLine shows NaN for LCC projection

I have used openlayers along with geoserver. My Map is having LCC projection by default, but SRS is EPSG:4042. The problem is that the scaleline shows NaN in meter as well as feet. How can I correct ...
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How to project geographic coordinates (lat/long) to a cartesian system (albers equal-area)?

I am using this matlab package http://www2.ocgy.ubc.ca/~rich/map.html#examples to project the latitudes,longitudes of my data to a specific projection. For this particular case I am using albers ...
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How to compute a map-to-screen transformation?

Every projection calculation I have come across dealing with the Lambert Conic projection converts the given Lat & Long to meters. So now the magical question: how on earth do you take the meters ...
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A WMS layer fails to show at some scales

I am tring to overlay my WMS layer on Google but at a particular scale it doesn't show the data of my layer. What can be the problem? <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head ...