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

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MODIS-Sphere to WGS84 coordinate system in ArcGIS

I want to overlay two global raster datasets on land use which use different coordinate systems (MODIS-Sphere & WGS84) using ArcGIS Desktop. There seems to be no direct transformation option from ...
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What is the DNSC08 Mean sea surface model ellipsoid based on?

Does anyone know what Danish Space centre DNSC08 mean sea surface model uses as the reference ellipsoid? there is no meta data on the web site: ...
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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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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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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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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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Unable to save to in Geojson format with the correct projection

I have a shape file (Polygon) in Qgis that I wish to save in Geojson in order to display it with the mapbox javascript api. Original projection is in POSGAR 97 My issue is that it does not reproject ...
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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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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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problem creating and editing features at extent edges

I'm in the process of creating a polyline feature layer of tectonic plates. I'm working with WGS-84 reference system, which means the extent is +-180 in lon, and +-90 in lat. In order to create the ...
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Bearing/Course/Heading in WGS84 ellipsoid model

There is a common formula for computing the initial bearing for a course from lat1, lon1 to lat2, lon2. (And yes, I'm aware that the course will change when traveling). atan2( sin(lon2-lon1) * ...
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Returning distances in meters from Near (Analysis) tool of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm trying to write a python program that returns the distance from each point in a set to the nearest road. Specifically, I was looking for any points within 10 meters of the roads. Both sets of ...
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Re-projecting WGS84 to OSGB in SAGAGIS

I took some points with a GPS, and I'm trying to convert from GCS to OSGB 1936 British National Grid in SAGAGIS. I'm working with a shapefile. To reproject the vector layer to the OSGB projection I ...
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Height of the geoid in ECEF coordinates

I know that the relationship of geoid height N and ellipsoid height h to orthometric height H is defined by H = h - N, but what if I have some position in Earth-Centered-Earth-Fixed (ECEF) ...
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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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is ellipse inside ellipse in WGS84 ellipsoid

My question is quite clear: Assume that there is an ellipse, namely EL1. Parameters of the ellipsoid are (focus11 [latitude, longitude], focus12[latitude, longitude], radius1). And a second ellipse, ...
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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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OSGB36 to WGS84 reprojection 'error'

First off, I am a recent convert to QGIS and am greatly impressed with its ease of use and speed compared with the ESRI products with which I am more familiar - my congratulations and thanks to its ...
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WGS84 to OSGB, using VB script

first post from an occasional programmer... I have adapted someone else's VB code to convert lat long to OSGB for UK locations. In essence my code converts a Google API location returned from a text ...
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Auto-Sanitizing illegal PostGIS WGS84 (lat, lon) coordinates

I have just stumbled upon what seems to be a very curious behaviour by PostGIS. The XYZ point -117.0, 32.0, 0 in WGS84 (SRID 4326) is legal: items=> SELECT st_y(st_geomfromtext('POINT Z (-117.0 ...
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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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convert headerless flat binary files to tif

I have set of headerless flat binary files (those are out put files of TIMESAT software). I want to convert those to .tif format. I did it using ENVI. but it does not overlap with the original input ...
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Node.js transformation from NAD83 to WGS84

I've used the excellent npm shapefile library to import Canadian electoral districts into MongoDB. Here's a sample file: http://ftp2.cits.rncan.gc.ca/pub/geott/electoral/2011/fed308.2011.zip Is ...
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My map is little bit off

I am pretty new in GIS things and i have been learning how to use QGIS. Most of the maps are fine, but yesterday I went to GIS center at my University and I got the maps of my country that I will be ...
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SRTM elevation data question

I have a question concerning the SRTM elevation data (http://srtm.usgs.gov/). As a little thought experiment, assume I want to build a 3D model of the earth's surface as a point cloud. The earth's ...
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GeoTools: SimpleFeatureCollection to KML error CoordinateReferenceSystem

I want to export a SimpleFeatureCollection (Read from a MySQL DB) to a KML file, here is my code used to read the infos into the console: private void featureCollectionToKML(SimpleFeatureCollection ...
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Get the distance between 2 WGS84 GEOSGeometries

I currently want to check if 2 given GEOSGeometry objects of type Point are within 100m of each other. (length flexible) Looking at previous asked questions on this topic, most of the answers were ...
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Convert MapCoordinate from WGS 84 and vice versa - ESRI MOBILE 10.0

I am seeing a strange issue in 10.0 mobile version. If a convert a coordinate (x.x,y.y) to WGS84 using mobilecache1.spatialreferece.towgs84 and if I convert the resulting GPS coordinate back to map ...
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Conversion From Transverse Mercator To Longitude & Lattitude

I have to transform (7-parameters datum transformation) coordinates from northings & eastings to lattitude & longitude. Following are details of source coordinate system(i.e. northings & ...
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Estimating world position of origin of coordinate system based on its members global position?

I have n points of interests (POIs). I have a local coordinate system. For all these n POIs I know there position in this system, that is there x, y, z translation (local position) from origin of ...
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Interpolating a set of GPS points on ellipsoid earth model

I have a set of GPS (latitude, longitude) co-ordinates along with the time at which the coordinates were collected. Additionally, I have the speed and the heading of the vehicle at those coordinates. ...
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Escaping the MODIS Swath Projection with GDAL: MOD06_L2: MRT Swath Tool not working

Stackexchange, I am looking at ftp://ladsftp.nascom.nasa.gov/allData/6/MOD06_L2/2012/222/MOD06_L2.A2012222.0800.006.2015062054108.hdf Trying to get the SDS (in WGS84 Projection and as GeoTiff): ...
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Can I use Redfearn's formula to convert between WGS84 and UTM?

I have GPS data at 1 point per second for several weeks in WGS84 latitude/longitude form. It was collected using a UBLOX GPS in 2015 in Australia (Zone 55s) Would it be correct to use Redfearn's ...
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Converting coordinate notation from GDA94 to WGS84 gives ERROR 999999?

I am trying to convert my data from GDA_1994 to WGS_1984 using the 'Convert Coordinate Notation' tool from ArcToolbox. I used the import XY data tool to import my csv file with x,y fields (among a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pros and Cons of a latitude adjustment grid vs other methods of area calculations

When working with high resolution global raster data in WGS 1984 I often need to calculate areas. Now the traditional way for me to achieve this has been to reproject the data to an equal area ...
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Setting correct units for Near tool?

I need to use the near tool to calculate distances between data points and a stretch of coastline. My problem is that when I run the function, the values that come up in the Field of the points' ...
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How to determine the Geoid model used by GPS receiver?

I have the following NMEA output by Holux M-241 GPS receiver: $GPGGA,144014.000,2227.0987,N,11410.1382,E,2,6,1.67,32.6,M,-1.3,M,0000,0000*7B I know that WGS84 height is higher than geoid height 1.3 ...
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issue with QGIS Scale Level

I have different layers of shape files. I have imported all shape files into PostGIS. Now i want to show 3 layers Country, State & District with different scale/zoom level I tried to set scale ...
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QGIS 1.8 problem with rendering polygons in WGS84 on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm using QGIS 1.8 on Ubuntu 12.04. If I add a polygon layer in SHP format and WGS84 projection and start to zoom in, from a scale of 1:200.000 aprox. polygons on the edges are not drawn anymore and ...