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bio website sean2me.com
location Kitimat, Canada
age 42
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seen Jun 9 '13 at 15:49

I am a Land Surveyor who recently completed a year of full time studies in GIS at BCIT (Burnaby, BC).

I am very interested in acquiring skill in various programming languages, PHP, Java, Javascript, and Python being of major interest. I am also interested in acquiring more experience with GIS with hopes of applying it to my current employment.

I am also interested in bridging my Surveying skills with GIS. I am currently trying to figure out how to make custom projections, so I am researching how to do this in QGIS or ArcGIS or any other software. I hope I find that it is possible!

I live and work in Kitimat, BC

I have worked in and around Massachusetts, Arizona, Washington (State), Alberta, Manitoba, and now BC.


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comment Create custom projection using either QGIS (or ArcGIS)?
Thanks mkennedy and nhopton! I need to sit down with your ideas and evaluate to fully understand. I truly appreciate your answers, very helpfull to my learning process!
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revised Create custom projection using either QGIS (or ArcGIS)?
Added some geographic and local ground data.
Oct
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comment Create custom projection using either QGIS (or ArcGIS)?
Yes, I want to be able to have the software convert automatically as needed. The area is in North Coastal BC. Its basically a modified projection that represents ground distances locally.
Sep
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comment Create custom projection using either QGIS (or ArcGIS)?
We have a local system that is based on UTM Zone 9. This local system is then scaled to ground coordinates, rotated, and shifted over. There is also an adjustment to the vertical but that can be ignored. This is a very large ongoing project. I am hopeful that Proj4 can handle scaling, rotation, and translation parameters. I want the option of using project coordinates or whatever else. I am primarily a Land Surveyor, so thats why some of this might sound weird to a strickly GIS person (which I just received training in).
Sep
29
comment Create custom projection using either QGIS (or ArcGIS)?
Thanks for that link! That's a start anyhow! Any idea how I would fit those parameters above into the notation scheme? Is it possible? In GIS context, the vertical isn't as important as the horizontal.
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