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### Increment GPS coordinates by a certain distance given in meters [duplicate]

Say I have this point: 45.1200,10.5000 From there I want to create another point that is 20 meters north and 10 meter east from the previous point. Is there any equation I can use for doing this?
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### Calculate new Lat/Lon from initial Lat/Lon plus Cartesian X,Y [duplicate]

For small distances (below 10 km), assuming Earth is flat and I have initial Lat0/Lon0 and I have X(km), Y(km) distance From Lat0/Lon0, how can I calculate new Lat/Lon for the added X,Y?
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### Can you correct calculate the coordinates of a position given time and distance [duplicate]

lets say i have a point on the map New York, NY, USA Latitude: 40.712784 | Longitude: -74.005941 If i move 10 metres north in 20 seconds ,can i use the coordinates i have to calculate the new ...
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### How much is 1 meter in decimal degrees?

I am using FME's Tester to select objects that are bigger than 1 meter. My data are in EPSG:4326. How much is 1 meter in decimal degrees?
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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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### java vividsolutions jts wgs-84 distance to meters

my (java) project uses com.vividsolutions.jts.geom, which provides a distance function. After some googling I finally found that the return value from this function is in central angle degrees, when ...
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### How can I compute raster pixel width and height given raster bounds, row count, and column count?

Restated, how do I convert arc degrees to meters? For example, I have an elevation data raster that has the following metadata: WEST LONGITUDE=64.97798789° E NORTH LATITUDE=33.02003415° N EAST ...
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### Quick way to determine if facing a given lat/lon pair with a heading

I'm looking for a fast way, preferably without trigonometric operations (just multiply, divide, add, sqrt and subtract) to determine if a point is visible. E.g. say I am facing 0 degrees N, I am at 51....
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### PostGIS: Convert meters to arbitrary spatial reference units?

I'm writing a query that needs to be able to work with data of any SRID. The basic problem is very simple - I get two pieces of information: A point (SRID = 900913) A distance (unit = meters) I [...
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### QGIS Python Distance between points [closed]

I'm new in QGIS and in GIS. I want to calculate distance between two points in meters using WGS 84 coordinates. I'm working with QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour and Python 2.7 The code is the following (based on ...
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### Method to generate points in any projection

I am writing an application in ArcMap to generate a grid of points. These points have a very defined layout and I have worked out an algorithm that works great under a projected coordinate system. ...
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### Converting (geodetic pose + cartesian offset) to geodetic position? [closed]

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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### How do I find out the resolution in (centimeters per pixel) of a TIF?

I tried using GDAL and got: # gdalinfo nicholas_map_2.tif Driver: GTiff/GeoTIFF Files: nicholas_map_2.tif nicholas_map_2.tfw Size is 28799, 27875 Coordinate System is: GEOGCS["WGS 84", ...
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### How to convert length in Decimal degrees to meters programmatically?

I'm new to qgis and I want to find the length of some roads in a map. So I used the following code, from shapely.wkb import loads def getLength(): layer = qgis.utils.iface.mapCanvas().currentLayer()...
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### Setting cell size on “Polygon to Raster” tool, in ArcGIS?

How do I properly set the cell size that I want when converting polygons to raster files? Also on the raster file Layer Properties what exactly does the Cell Size indicate, as it doesn't seem to ...

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