The coordinate system known as World Geodetic System 1984 (EPSG:4636)

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WGS_1984_UTM_33N vs. WGS_84

What is the difference between a map that has a projected coordinate system of WGS_1984_UTM_33N and a geographic coordinate system of GCS_WGS_1984 and a datum of D_WGS_1984 and a map no projected ...
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Converting between wgs84 and nad83

This is a newbie question that is about converting between wgs84 and nad83. I have aerial photos that I am trying to compute lat long coordinates for as closely as possible. There are several factors ...
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Why QGIS Raster clipper does not work on reprojected layers?

I try to clip a hillshade raster and I get this error. The hillshade was the result of a reprojected DEM from WGS84 to WGS84UTM. When I to clip the hillshade or even the reprojected DEM, I get the ...
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Convert WGS 84 cartesian 3D coordinates(x,y,z) to geographic coordinate (lat/long) [duplicate]

Do you know where can I find the formula and data needed to effectuate this conversion? Sorry I don't give enough information. I get the description file of a CORS ...
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How to convert (geodetic pose + cartesian offset) to geodetic position

I am in search of an algorithm to solve the first/direct geodetic problem precisely in 3D. The input is: a geodetic (not geocentric) position (WGS84, height is above the WGS84 reference ellipsoid) ...
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Point of Intersection for a Ray and Earth's Surface

Say I have a ray vector originating from somewhere out in space. An example might be a ray of light from the sun. How can I calculate the point of intersection (if it exists) between the ray and the ...
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How to draw an arc by centerpoint, radius and azimuth in KML

The question is how to generate lon/lat coordinates for an arc/sector. Coordinates can be used/filled into a KML file. Pointers to geometric formula or a program applying the formula are much ...
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What causes the GPS offset/shift in China?

I've spent close to two full days trying to understand the nature of the infamous GPS shift in China. After sifting through the noise, two recurring symptoms are that: GPS coordinates (WGS-84) plot ...
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Making Fishnet that is specific size in square meters on ground?

I have a raster image in GCS WGS 1984. For sampling I want to take a grid of 500 m^2 in my area of interest and pick the centroid of this square. How do I make sure that the grid created with Fishnet ...
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Convert WGS-84 position into lat/lng

I am using leafletjs. I have a list of "WGS-84" positions that look like: LATITUDE N45 52.1096 LONGITUDE W125 52.4665 LATITUDE N48 24.1051 LONGITUDE E174 37.3832 What is the significance of the ...
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Which UTM zone to use for a large country?

I want to reproject OpenStreetMap roads data from the current projection (WGS 84) to UTM, since I read in another GIS.SE discussion (How to get $length in meters in QGIS?) that WGS 84 cannot be used ...
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Conflicting WGS84 coordinates between Trimble and Garmin GPS receivers

I am a contractor at a government facility in Nevada. We have our own in-house survey department who, for a number of reasons, still uses NAD27 State Plane Coordinates (Nevada Central Zone 2702) in ...
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st_length column in Postgres db and ArcGIS under WGS84

I have a polyline feature class in ArcGIS running on top of postgres in WGS84 datum. I am wondering what is the unit of length used to drive st_length column under this datum and what is the method of ...
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How to use WGS84 in postgis?

I am getting NMEA output (WGS84) from my GPS and would like to put that into Postgis table. Format of the coordinate is 3267.56N 02575.92W. Is there way to insert that coord in db ?
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UTM ED 50 transformation to WGS84

I have a set of navigation shot points (pre 1975) with coordinates that are based on a UTM ED50 zone 33 projection and I need to transform these to WGS84. My procedure has been to load the excel fine ...
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Scalebar gives error in measurement in Qgis: Different measurements of distance on OSM tiles and GoogleEarth

I've created a map of Bordeaux using the QGIS map compositor by following this procedure: Used the OSM plugin to display an OSM map and zoomed to Bordeaux Used the print composer to create a map of ...
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Transforming coordinates between wgs84 and UTM ED50 31N, what am I missing?

My problem is I must tranform a point cloud from wgs84 (geographic) to UTM (projected) ED50 for zone 31North. Easy, isn't it? Well, first surprise is I have several free webs who offer me this ...
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Updating and exporting XY positions in UTM and WGS84 to spreadsheet using ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

On a daily basis I'm editing the geographic positions of various points of a shapefile (corner_XY.shp) by dragging them on my map. When this editing task is done I'm updating the points coordinates in ...
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Erroneous location when converting from a GCS_WGS_1984 to UTM

I have a shapefile map of Belgium divided by cantons that I want to re-project in order to have units in meters and to be able to calculate distances. I know how to do it with ArcGIS Projection tool, ...
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Polygon Shifting in WGS 84

I'm troubleshooting some discrepancies between intersection results in State Plane and WGS 84. The intersect was ran when both the polygons and points were same PCS ...
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problem in PostGIS Name of the system used for Points and how to get distance between to point?

I have started to work on a project in PostGIS. I have a table with a geometry points in which points saved like this : "010100000089F511C671C01E4162327E2A83545341" and I have translated this ...
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Convert 2D coordinates from NAD83 to WGS84 using Postgis

I have a set of NAD83 coordinates that I need to convert to WGS84 coordinates. I am using postgis on an RDS. Specs for the box I am using from postgis_full_version(): POSTGIS="2.1.3 r12547" ...
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Converting from WGS84 Ellipsoidal Height to NAVD88 Orthometric Height

Is anyone aware of a way to batch convert or project elevation z-values from a point from WGS Height Above Ellipsoid (standard GPS height) to ortometric NAVD height using the GEOID03 model in ...
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Converting from British National Grid (27700) to WGS84 (4326) to Web Mercator (102100)

I'm developing a web application that uses ArcGIS to display a map using JavaScript. We are holding all our data in MS SQL Server 2008 as Easting/Northing against the British National Grid. ...
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Projecting NAD83 on-the-fly to WGS84 [duplicate]

I have a point feature class in a geodatabase that uses WGS84 as its SRS. A colleage of mine created points in this feature class using an external database containing lat and long values. However, ...
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Converting WGS84 points to a 2D x,y point (plotting)

I have been trying to convert the WGS84 style geo-positions to x,y coordinates on a 2D plane. I have looked into many different links, websites, studies and I honestly gave up on finding a plane copy ...
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Find latitude of point on great circle given longitude

I am trying to find out wether my implementation has faults and/or if there is a better method. The problem: Given two points (Lat/Long) defined over the WGS84 ellipsoid, find the point lying on ...
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How to convert the SRTM DEM orthometric to ellipsoidal heights using ArcGIS or others GIS?

Recently I got the SRTM DEM from Cgiar,which based on WGS84/EGM96. and I merged the tiles to one tiff file. I want to get the WGS84 ellipsoidal heights. According the steps from the Arcgis Help 10.2 ...
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WGS 84 - NAD 83 with a twist

I have a dataset of GPS field point collected received in WGS 84 but displayed in NAD 83 UTM. I used a field point to inform a total station for a reference starting point, so all my total station ...
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What is the formula for converting from WGS84 to EPSG:3071 (Wisconsin Transverse Mercator)

I have GIS software that can do this conversion but I need to know the actual formula / math involved. I'm writing code and need to perform a single conversion (WGS to EPSG:3071) so using a library, ...
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Google Earth / QGIS projection (great circle line)

Here is my question: 1- Based on a long distance segment ( approx 2000 km) drawn on Google Earth and imported as shapefile in QGIS I want to obtain a terrain profile based on "Terrain Profile" ...
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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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How to convert between SWEREF99 TM (GRS80) and long-lat (WGS84) coordinate with JMapProjLib (Java version of Proj4)?

I'm making an android app which is reading SWEREF99 TM (GRS80) coordinates from a file, but I need to convert them to long-lat (WGS84) coordinates, and also in the oposite direction (WGS84 -> GRS80). ...
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How to georeference LAS files?

First of all, I am a newbie in GIS. I have a lidar point cloud with GPS and telemetry data associated. Then, I transform coordinates of every point to an ECEF coordinate system and finally I ...
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Transforming a PNG from RD_new to WGS84

I got the request to transform a PNG in RD_new to WGS84. Is this possible? I was thinking of changing the accompanied world file its coordinates. I do not think it is possible to load in a png in a ...
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Is there a method to tell which hemisphere a point belongs to, in WGS84 geoid, where the equator is an arbitrary ellipsis?

I use the WGS84 geoid (because I'm working with a GPS chip). I define an ellipsis that splits the surface in two parts, lets name these 'A' and 'B'. This ellipsis is defined by two points 'a' and ...
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Determine lat/lon intersection on earth from point in space along 3d line

I have a known point in space with a lat,lon,alt. It has a camera with a line of sight and a angle of field of view. I can take the central point and calculate each corner vector of the field of view, ...
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Unknown Coordinates

I'm new at gis. I'm using Arcgis 10.2.2 and trying to geocode some addresses. I used a geocoding service which gave the coordinates in this format: POINT(102778.307715144 105888.168842117) I don't ...
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ITRF2008 to WGS84 Datum Transformation in ArcMap?

If I have data in IRTF2008 as shapefile is it possible to change this to WGS84 and how? The need for this comes when trying to display the data in a third party program that doesn't recognize the ...
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Proj4js Problem in converting coordinates from google mercator

I am a really beginner into web-cartography, so sorry if this subject is rudimentary or basic but I truly search for a long time and I am still stick in it. So the problem is: I don't understand why ...
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How are EGM96 and WGS84 related to each other?

As far as I understand the EGM96 defines the Geoid, where as the WGS84 Standard defines the Ellipsoid. Is the ellipsoid defined in the WGS84 standard defined in a way to maximize the congruency with ...
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How to calculate new point coordinates from distance and angle using ArcGIS SDK for iOS?

I want to calculate the coordinates of a new point. What I have: The source point coordinates, the distance (meters) and the angle For example: I want to create a point within 100 meters and 45 ...
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how to transfer a geotif with WGS84 to a mercator array for ploting it with matplotlib.basemap

I want to plot data from a sensor raster file (tif) to a map using basemap. I have a geotif with 'WGS 84' >>> gtif = gdal.Open("example.tif") >>> print gtif.GetProjectionRef() ...
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Formulae to convert WGS84 coordinates (B,L) to spherical coordinates (phi,lambda)?

How to convert WGS84 coordinates(B,L) to spherical coordinates(phi,lambda)? I Need Formulae? the thing I'm wondering seems quite simple but I've been searching through internet and library of my ...
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Closest line, line intersects box and general help

I've been knee deep in information about Geo data, projection and topography but can't find a simple library/method to help me with basic calculations of coordinates. I'm using Google Maps API in ...
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Point-in-polygon using WGS84 geographic coordinate system

When running a point-in-polygon operation, is it valid to run that with polygon features in straight up WGS84 and a point in lat/lng, or should both be projected into a non degree based coordinate ...
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Is there an algorithm for transforming from CGCS2000 to WGS84?

Is there an algorithm that supports transforming from CGCS2000 coordinate to WGS84 coordinate? CGCS2000 is China Geodetic Coordinate System 2000. Any advice would be thankful!
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J2000 to WGS84 in QGIS?

How to transform Earth-Centered Inertial J2000 CRS to WGS84 CRS in QGIS? I searched J2000 in spatialreference.org, however nothing found. I don't know the proj4 string of J2000. Any advice would be ...
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Convert EPSG:3068 to WGS84

So I have a GeoJSON with EPSG:3068 and I would like to convert the coordinates to WGS84(EPSG:4326). I could also convert them before I write them to GeoJSON. I could not find an algorithm for the ...
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Converting projected geoTiff to WGS84 with GDAL and Python

Apologies if the following question is somewhat stupid, but I am only VERY new to this whole GIS thing. I am trying to convert some projected geoTiff images to WGS84 using gdal in python. I have ...