The ratio between distances on a map and distances in the world

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Moving (translating and scaling) a polygon in a shapefile

Updated Question: I have an ESRI shapfile of the US, with Alaska, Hawaii, etc, broken down by county. I'm extracting the polygons (each representing a county) from the shp file, and then displaying ...
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Small discrepancy in scale reported by OpenLayers and GeoServer (after DPI fix)

I'm implementing some scale-dependent functionality in an application that uses OpenLayers 2.12 on the client and GeoServer 2.6.1 on the server. The legend is created in JavaScript and when a ...
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How to show\hide symbols according scales

How to show\hide symbols according scales, I couldn’t figure out if there is a way to hide symbols depending on scales the same way we do with labels. For example, in the screenshots below, the ...
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CartoDB - How do I turn on a scale (in feet / imperial) in the Visualization?

I'm making a map for an architectural site analysis and need to have a scale for the Visualization. Is this a feature in CartoDB? Thanks!
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Equatorial Scale

I have seen Equatorial Scale written along with the RF on the World Map in many Atlases, for eg., "Equatorial Scale 1:95 000 000". What does this Equatorial Scale mean and what is the significance of ...
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Can I fix scale qgis's canvas?

I need to fixed scale in canvas in qgis but I didn't find this function. If I fix scale it is impossible to make zoom in or zoom out into canvas. Only one move which layers loaded can be do are ...
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How to get bounds coords by center LatLng point, width and height in pixels and zoom?

I have to calculate bounds coordinates to query mongodb box on server side to get data before google maps is loaded. How can I get four LatLng corners by center LatLng point, window width and height ...
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QGIS symbols using “advanced — size scale field” aborts rendering if encounters negative [closed]

Not sure if this is new in QGIS 2.6 Brighton, but I was struggling to get my points (small area centroids) to properly scale in size based on attribute values (population growth). Only a few dots ...
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Worldwide High-Resolution Water Body Shapefiles with Consistent Scale

Where from your website can I access worldwide vector water body shapefiles that have better resolution than the generic SRTM 90m data? Do you have coastlines and inland features (lakes, estuaries, ...
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How can I manipulate the number of points visible according to scale?

I've gotten trillions of points extracted from a DEM and they are to be labelled. It's fine at scales such as 1:500 but it gets too cluttered especially if I need to make maps of this with scales up ...
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QGIS Web Client zoom and scale

I have a problem with setting up zoom levels and max/min scale in QGIS web client. It looks like that values used in GlobalOptions.js file does not apply. Right now ZOOM_LEVELS is 70, maxScale 50 and ...
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Measuring tool shows different measurements for same building in two different map documents?

So I have two map documents with two different Coordinate Systems set for the layers but using copies of the same shapefile. Map 1: Coordinate System: ...
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ArcGIS SDK for .Net (used in WPF): update map's zoom parameters after changing base layer

I'm having the following issue: Suppose I have a Map object and 2 base layers (a world map and a street map). A world map doesn't let us view the map too closely. The street map allows us to view as ...
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Dynamic scale dependency from attribute query using ArcGIS for Desktop?

If I have a feature class called roads with an attribute for type e.g. highway etc. Is there a way to setup a dynamic scale dependency on the layer based on the type of road? Like do a SQL query ...
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Restrict the scale of the search widget in ArcGIS Flex API

I wonder if I could restrict the scale scope only for the searching widget (and not the extent of the map)? We want to narrow down the scale for searching in order to avoid too many results which may ...
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How do ESRI and QGIS calculate scale values of geographic projections? [closed]

Does anyone know how (from which location) scale values are calculated in ESRI products and QGIS for geographic projections? The only thing I've noticed is that QGIS is changing scales when you pan ...
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The scale in Qgis is not setting to feet

I am working in QGIS 2.4. I have changed the CRS of all the layers and in the project properties to EPSG:102739 - NAD_1983_StatePlane_Texas_Central_FIPS_4203_Feet. I am in print composer trying to ...
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Annotation/Label size adjusting to map scale in QGIS

I'm trying to label the street names for a map I'm working on but I do not want the labels to automatically adjust to the map scale when zooming in or out. My question is: In QGIS how do I set a fixed ...
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Printing map to scale

How to print this map (page) to 1:500 without georeferencing or without using any gis software. It is better to say that the marked line of 3 km should be 6 cm on paper (A4). See image:
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Scaling Items in the Legend [duplicate]

I am using ArcGIS 10.1. I inserted a legend however the items in the legend are too large because of the size i set them in the data view. How do i scale the items in the legend so they will be the ...
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Scale on map requires correction coefficient. But why?

I am computing the distance of a map I am getting from ArcGIS' REST services by using a calculator as provided by this answer. In a nutshell, it uses a GeodeticCalculator for distance computation ...
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Shapefile not projecting correctly [duplicate]

I am still new to this, so I apologise if I don't make a lot of sense! I am using QGIS 2.4.0 Chugiak. I am working on a project set to the GDA94/MGA Zone 50 coordinate system with 'on the fly ...
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Calculate geographic size in meters given lower left coordinate and upper right coordinate

How do you find the geographic size in meters given a lower left coordinate and upper right coordinate. The projection would be WGS84 projection. Ex. 33,-119,35,-117. What would be the area in meters ...
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How to calculate pixels per meter ratio, according to Google or Bing map zoom level?

I have an image and detect two points in the image. I want to calculate the distance between these two points. I'm using Google map and Bing map. I have x,y pixel values for both two points zoom ...
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Choosing the map scale (1:nnn) for the given raster dimension

Starting points: let define the raster image size, say: 1800x900 pixels I want draw my own raster image map - by drawing polygons e.g. like "draw line from pixel with coordinates x100y100 to pixel ...
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Why are my points being flipped or mirrored when I convert from DMS to DD?

I have a collection of crash data that provides latitude and longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds that I'm converting to decimal degrees using: (degrees + (minutes/60.0) + (seconds/3600.0)) ...
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Scale keeps changing in QGIS composer?

Every time I pan the map content in the QGIS composer window the scale changes. Is there a way to make it stick at specific scale?
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Enlarge region/features in shape file

I'm completely new to QGIS. I have a shape file over the counties in Denmark (see here for what the shape file looks like). The counties around Copenhagen are rather small and I'd like to add an ...
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problem in scale of projected raster

I have a shapefile (my basin limit) and one raster file that I projected it to the shapefile coordinate system and set its cell size to 1000m(area=1Km2). my basin area is 5400 Km2 and it should ...
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How specify QGIS scale settings according to project?

I have a layer in QGIS named rivers. I want to view this layer between 1/5000 and 1/400.000 scale. But when I open QGIS, I see the default scale is 1:-2.147.483.648 I setted the project scales from ...
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Why is the scale on my maps a bit too big?

I saved couple of pdfs when I relized that the scale I set is not the scale that shows, everything is a bit bigger. I tried to check it not only at the print composer, but in the "work space" and it ...
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Web site for plan upload and measure

I've got plans of my house and a warehouse on paper. I would like to scan them in JPEG, import them on my PC and measure them. I'm looking for a website where I can upload those tiff, jpeg or pdf ...
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OSM exports at different scale to what is on screen

I am using ArcGIS 9.3.1 I have added OSM as a WMS layer. I have a map set up how I want it to look in the layout view. When I go to export the map, whether as an image file, or in AI, which is the ...
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Defining a scale number from the Helmert transformation

I know this is more bit of a cartographic issue, but maybe somebody would be able to help. I have an old map georeferenced to the openstreetmap with 50 identical points. I want to get the scale of the ...
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Scale and Z factor have no effect on hillshade analysis in QGIS

I used an SRTM DEM to create a hillshade in QGIS 2.2.0. However, the resultant hillshade seems to be vertically exaggerated. Also, changing the settings for scale and z-factor does not have any effect ...
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qgis html annotation does not respect 'Lock layers for map item' in print composer

In the QGIS 2.2 map composer, html annotation objects do not seem to respect the 'Lock layers for map item' checkbox. Unless an explanation / solution surfaces, I think this is a qgis bug and I'll ...
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qgis html annotation - scale dependent rendering?

In the QGIS 2.2 map composer, I have a large map at a certain scale (let's say 1:25000) and an inset map that is an enlargement of part of the main map (let's say 1:12500). When adding html ...
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Mapfish printing application from Openlayers : disableScaleLocking

Mapfish printing application from Openlayers: I get the following error when I use a different scale than the scales defined in the config.yaml even though I am using disableScaleLocking: true ...
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Why are map scales not used instead of Zoom-levels in web mapping clients such as OSM or Google Maps?

Google Maps and OpenstreetMap and many other web mapping products utilize the concept of zoom-levels to change the size of the map in a web client. Most people are however more familiar with the ...
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Maximum scale dependent visibility changes from 1:0 to -2147483648:1

QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour. When i open the layer properties and the scale dependent visibility is unchecked and when i check it, the maximum (inclusive) shows 1:0. I click Apply, OK, reopen layer properties ...
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How to set map scale using Arcgis silverlight Api?

I want to set map scale manualy using ArcGIS Silverlight Api . I use silverlight api 3 and arcgis server 10 . I have 4 scale levels and I want to show the map in these scales. How can i set these ...
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Map scale vs. map extent vs. map canvas size in Print Map Composer

Please help! I am so beyond frustrated. I am using QGIS 2.0 and when I try to create my map in the print composer, I cannot make the scale and the extent the way that I need it. I need my map to be ...
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How can I set a specific meter scale in the print map composer?

I am making a map for an orienteering class at the environmental education center that I work at. In order for us to easily calculate the distance between orienteering points, I need the scale to be ...
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How to get tiff file of project limits at specific scale using QGIS 2.0?

I have shapefile which has a layer extent scale of 1:551920. I want the TIF file exports of the file at a scale of 1:200000. Is there way to do it automatically? Or do I have to do it manually by ...
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QGIS pixel/square cms using scale, dpi

The data (vectors) I'm using are 5cm in resolution. I think that resolution refers to accuracy of the data and not the image resolution. I've produced maps using the QGIS print composer and exported ...
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How to add Map Legend, Scale Bar and Select tool to an ArcGIS Server Service?

I have published a service from ArcMap to my Server Account but I can't figure out how to add the legend, scale bar and select tool to the service. According to the published service it was built ...
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Error in raster displays of NoData cells when “zoomed in” past scale 1:3,000,000

I looked around GIS stack exchange and ArcGIS Help pages and didn't find anything on this issue. I have encountered an error in how Arc displays a Raster file (.TIF format) at different scales. At ...
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How to calculate size of a pixel for a scanned map?

A land use map has a scale of 1:150000. The map is scanned at a resolution of 150 DPI. What will be the surface area in m square represented by each pixel in the resulting easter map?
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How do I create a map that is not to scale in QGIS?

I want to make a map that isn't to scale and I'm so used to being pedantic about CRS and scale that I don't know where to start. The map that I need to make is a simple guide for people to get to a ...
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Measuring scale for small scale maps

A cartography question: you open an atlas and usually at the beginning of it there are some world maps showing various thematics. Let's say the world map uses Robinson projection and it says it has a ...