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Difference between WGS84 and EPSG:4326?

What is the difference between WGS84 and EPSG 4326? It seems like for a given dataset it might be both WGS84 and EPSG:4326.
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Understanding the difference between coordinates projection in OSM and Google Maps in China

I'm looking at the coordinate differences between Google Maps and OSM. I'm a noob in the technicality behind GIS. Having read: EPSG 3857 or 4326 for GoogleMaps, OpenStreetMap and Leaflet How to ...
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In what coordinate system and unit measures the coordinates returned by the Google Maps API are?

In what coordinate system and unit measures the coordinates returned by the Google Maps API are? I ask this because I have a page that returns the geocode lat / long for me to find in my postgis ...
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What projection is being used to display in QGIS for Geographic Coordinates [duplicate]

Google/Bing Maps etc. or web mapping applications use WGS84 coordinates. When you moves the mouse on map, you see WGS84 latitude and longitude. Although coordinate system is WGS84, map is projected in ...
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Show google coordinates in leafLet with WMS Geoserver

I am new to GIS and have a problem with using geo-coordinates which I got from Google. I have some lat, lng data in my database(MSSQL) which I obtained from Google API (I think it should be in 3857 ...
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Importing google maps/bing points: which projection?

I am trying to use data imported through one of the google maps/Bing API, and am confused about the projection. Using the APIs, data comes under a non-geographic format, such as json or xml, try: ...
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ArcMap Exported (KML/KMZ) Meridians and Parallels do not match/ align with that of Google Earth

I was trying to draw kml that are (one degree in gap) meredians and parallels for Austrailia. e.g see i tried to draw 142 degree and 11 degree lines using fishnet in arcmap but when imported into ...
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Projections leaflet and OSM

I downloaded data from OSM and extract lat/lng coordinates from a user who is clicking on a leaflet map. So my program returns the coordinates where a user clicked! I am wondering what crs I need to ...
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Problem with distance in QGIS

I start a new project with base on OpenLayers plugin but if I check the distance on QGIS with distance tool (I choose a straight road) I view 5.466m on QGIS and 4.300m on google (by walking). How is ...
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Buffer polyline to kilometres in custom projection in QGIS, Python, R

I have a map containing polyline squiggles all over the world (shown below). I need to buffer these lines by 50 km either side, resulting in polygons. I have reprojected my data to this custom ...
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Finding the right CRS for Google Map coordinates

I'm trying to find the right CRS for a spreadsheet dataset I'm trying to add to my QGIS project. I collected coordinates for wildfire fuels reduction projects using Google Maps, and am hoping to add ...
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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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WGS 1984 Geographic Coordinate System, Version 2 vs WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere)

I'm fairly new to GIS, and wondering if someone can tell me if there is a difference between WGS 1984 Geographic Coordinate System, Version 2 and WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere)? Are they ...
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Vector points from CSV file wrong location in QGIS

I am using QGIS 1.8 (I know old version), and uploaded a CSV file with coordinates. The underlying base map is from Google, using the OpenLayers plugin. This base map uses WGS84-EPSG:3857, and my ...
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Buffering a polyline

I'm attemping to buffer a polyline that the user has drawn on a map (Google maps and OSM map). The user specifies a distance in metres and a polygon should be drawn around the polyline representing ...

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