Questions tagged [australia]

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Australian map grid zone 56 to lat long [duplicate]

Converting the below coordinators to degrees minutes seconds so I can plot on Google Earth. The location will be around Gympie Queensland Australia, most likely north... AMG 4612 70065 The source data ...
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Convert MGA to Lat Long [closed]

Converting the below coordinators to degrees minutes seconds so I can plot on Google Earth. The location willbe around Gympie Queensland Australia, most likely north... AMG 4612 70065 The source data ...
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Map not showing up when set to GDA2020

When I open the quickmapservices/OSM (or Google) map it opens up on a EPSG:4326 (default), but since I am in Australia I need to use the GDA2020 projection. When I try to change the CRS to GDA2020, ...
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Increasing the size of layer in QGIS

On QGIS, I have a worldwide basemap on which I selected Australia and I saved this selected layer. Now, I would like to increase the size of my layer while keeping the continent boundaries and the ...
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No coordinate change when reprojecting GDA2020 to GDA94?

I'm trying to use QGIS to reproject GDA2020 UTM55 coords to GDA94 UTM55 (they were recorded GDA2020 because 2022 but now we need to put them into older software). I load the CSV into QGIS and run the ...
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GDA2020 NTV2 transformation grid extents

I’ve seen this figure in ICSM GDA2020 doco: This suggests to me that there is national coverage across Australia from the GDA94-to-GDA2020 distortion grids. However, if I view the gsb files in QGIS (...
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Choosing projection in Eastern Australia (NSW in particular) for buffer in metres

I am using QGIS. Which projections / CRS are best to use for Eastern Australia (NSW in particular), which I can use to buffer points and lines in metres rather than degrees?
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How to align X and Y pixel values to a boundary using the Open Data Cube

I am trying to load the following dataset into the DEA Sandbox: import datacube dc = datacube.Datacube(app="Landsat") import sys sys.path.append("./Scripts") from dea_datahandling ...
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Getting a basemap in GDA94/MGA55

I'm working in QGIS. My project CRS is set to EPSG: 28355 (GDA94/MGA 55). Whenever I import basemaps they are automatically in EPSG: 4283 (just GDA94). When I try and change the CRS of the basemap to ...
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Converting latitude/longitude to UTM using GDA2020 datum with Pyproj

I want to convert a pair of (latitude, longitude) values that represent a location in Australia to UTM values within the GDA2020 datum. I tried to do something similar to what I usually do with North ...
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How to convert Australia related EPSG in pyproj?

I want to convert longitude (151.209900) and latitude (-33.865143) into Australia related EPSG (4283 and 7844) by using pyproj library. I have tried: from pyproj import CRS, Transformer transformer = ...
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WGS1984 to GDA 94 Zone 50 in ArcMap

I am using Arcmap. I have always defined the projection before starting a map. I have created a map in WGS 1984 and it is complete. They now want the map in GDA94 Zone 50. When I change the ...
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Strange shapes and lines while importing shapefile

I am trying to add a Shapefile over the top of my map of Australia showing the extent of native grasslands. However every time I add it all these extra lines and shapes appear over the top of the ...
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Transform 1860s Australian (English?) map coordinates to modern ones

I hope this is the right place. I found an 1862 reference to a very specific land location, not from where I live in Melbourne, Australia. However, when I entered the latitude and longitude into ...
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Latitude and longitude values conversion

I received a backup file and the latitude and longitude in this backup are very big, for example, Latitude: -106994676, Longitude: 488026770. I have not idea how to convert them into regular latitude/...
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Importing multiple CSV-files without coordinates into schema in QGIS 2.18 [closed]

I have multiple CSV-files that I need to import into a database in QGIS 2.18. The data contains Australian Postal Code information hence does not have x,y (lat/long) coordinates in it. How can I load ...
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Displaying only selected records on map

How to make selected records display on the map only? So far, I've selected by attributes and created the clause for the records I needed. These records are highlighted on the map but also the other ...
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AusMap plugin loading/install error

I receive the following error running 3.8 on macOS High Sierra - thoughts? Couldn't load plugin 'AusMap' due to an error when calling its initGui() method AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no ...
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Synchronize Coordinate System in ArcGIS Pro

I have a map created in ArcGIS Pro ver 2, on the map the area of interest on the Layout Frame has a coordinate system of GDA94 MGA Zone 56. On the Content Pane, the Map Grid is in MGA Zone 55 and the ...
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Plotting points using AusMap plugin QGIS v3?

I am trying to plot infrastructure points from the AusMap plugin but it does not align with my current CRS. The points are in GDA2020 - when I change my basemap to this it still does not align. I am ...
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Creating rotated local grid/fishnet in QGIS with known AMG origin & rotation angle?

I have a local grid with known origin that is in AMG (metres) and a rotation angle. How do I establish that grid so that it can be projected into known CRS eg GDA94/ MGA Zone projection? I located ...
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Converting the vertical datum of elevation data in R

I have elevation data for 699 points around Australia. I want to calculate the difference between these point elevations and the highest elevation within 25 nautical miles - in simple terms I want to ...
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Downloading or caching web based map service for faster access?

The Western Australia Department of Mine and Petroleum allows access to one of their online systems called Tengraph Web with which I can view tenements, major infrastructure, and topography for the ...
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Seeking Australian Irrigation Boundaries? [closed]

Does anyone know of a source for Irrigation district boundaries in Australia, specifically NSW?
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Rotating North in Custom CRS using proj4?

I'm trying to create a CRS for a local mine grid that involves the translation and rotation of GDA94 / MGA zone 55. The origin is translated 2195129.073 in the +x direction and by 5489615.789 in the +...
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Using original shapefile vs osm for routing in South Australia using pgRouting?

I'm looking at building a simple routing application using pgRouting. I'm running on Windows 10 at the moment but could migrate to Windows Server at some point. I'm trying to figure out how best to ...
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Using new Australian Datum GDA2020 in SQL Server 2016?

We have several hundred datasets/spatial layers within SQL Server 2016 which has the geometry datum/projection of GDA1994 Zone 54 (EPSG:28354) and we wish to reproject/shift the spatial locations to ...
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Mapping coordinates from one to another location?

I have some MapInfo files in my workspace in FME. The coordinate system of my data is "LL-GDA94", this coordinate system is related to Australia. My problem is the coordinates of all data in TAB ...
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Converting MGA coordinates for Google Earth?

I am new to looking up coordinates, etc. However, I have some coordinates that I want to look for, but they are in MGA. I am wanting to look up these coordinates on Google Earth and then try and ...
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No Landsat across northern Australia in 1974-1977

Why there is no Landsat imagery available for the Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Australia, in 1974-1977? I have obtained imagery via USGS Earth Explorer from 1972 through to 2017, but there is a gap ...
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Sedimentary Basins GIS Database Australia

I'm currently working with a place on Australia and I can't find the a shapefile polygon of the Northwest Australia Sedimentary basins. Can someone that already works with this current dataset can ...
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Converting Australian coordinates (EPSG:3112) for mapping in R

I'm trying to map road accidents in Australia, which comes with x and y coordinates (e.g., x = 1328459.1 and y = 1670878 for Adelaide) as well as the following information: PROJECTION LAMBERT UNITS ...
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Finding Statistical Area (SA) in which address (Lat\Long) lies via R Point in Polygon?

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provide census information for all Australia. However, ABS has its own division of a state/suburb/town called Statistical Areas Level 1-4 (SA), which is different ...
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Choosing Projected Coordinate Sytem for Australia in ArcGIS Desktop? [closed]

I have a data from Australia which has the Geographic Coordinate System of GCS_GDA_1994 but has no Projection System. I need to calculate (Geomerty) the area/length in part of my model but for that ...
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Formula for rotating half degree square map/data frames in projected coordinate system so that they look straight?

I am currently developing a map series using ArcPy with ArcGIS Pro. I am not using the Map Series functionality for this because I need to have lots of control over what is on each map sheet, and ...
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Difference between UTM GDA94 and GDA94/MGA zone 56

I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell me the difference between UTM UPS GDA94 (set on my GPS) and GDA94/MGA zone 56, the nearest equivalent I can find in ArcGIS (under Projected Coordinate ...
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Choosing Projected Coordinate System for Western Australia?

I am using QGIS to observe and analyse spatial distribution of earthquakes in Western Australia. I want to measure polygon areas, and create buffers, for which I need to use a projected coordinate ...
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Loading Australian Electoral Commission data (MIF/MID) into QGIS for Ubuntu?

I have installed QGIS for Ubuntu (linux) and downloaded some GIS electoral data from the AEC. When I try to open the files (they have MID and MIF extensions), the application does not recognise the ...
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What is the function of GDA2020 dynamic formats?

Comments against another question on GDA2020 identified that while EPSG 9 includes static GDA2020 support, there are apparently some dynamic (temporal dependency) variant(s). How do the GDA2020 ...
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Transition to GDA2020 in QGIS?

Just wondering if anyone knows when and how to do the transition to GDA2020 in QGIS? I assume it will be as simple as selecting the CRS but it doesn't appear to be available as a CRS yet. Currently ...
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GNAF query for all points in Turf denoted by list of points?

I'm using Australia's gnaf geospatial info which is loaded into postgres with the postgis extension. It is a SQL database . Gnaf has a table of address with long,lat and i have a list of points like ,...
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Does ArcMap sometimes incorrectly skip datum check between GCS_WGS_1984 and GCS_GDA_1994? [closed]

My original test (included at the bottom of this question) did not match completely the circumstances in which I see ArcMap unexpectedly skip a datum check between GCS_WGS_1984 and GCS_GDA_1994. This ...
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Finding city polygon for Brisbane, Australia using OpenStreetMap?

I can't seem to find a polygon for the city of Brisbane, Australia. I can only find a Point. Is there another name i should be searching for? ie. city, municipality. I've searched for "Brisbane, ...
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Cannot connect to WMS server from QGIS

I am trying to connect to a WMS server from this location through QGIS. I get the message The server you are trying to connect to does not seem to be a WMS server. Please check the URL I am ...
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Can the JSON output for an ArcGIS Rest Server be opened in a similar way to a WFSServer?

I would like to construct a python script to obtain JSON vector data from the following ArcGIS Rest Server: http://maps.six.nsw.gov.au/arcgis/rest/services/sixmaps/LPIMap/MapServer/69 For a ...
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Mapping Australian election results using QGIS? [closed]

I am interested in mapping Australian election results. There is a good tutorial here using British elections as an example. However, it relies on him joining two datasets using vlookup. I can't work ...
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Satisfying the 'Contribution to the Profession' requirement of the GISP-AP Certification, does GIS SE make the cut?

Does participation in moderated online communities such as GIS SE count towards satisfying the 'Contribution to the Profession' requirement of the GISP-AP Certification issued by the Survey and ...
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Seeking free/open source Western Australian Topographical data?

Does anyone know (or have m) a free or open source Western Australian Topographical datasets? I have a project that involves terrain relief in Northam, ideally they want it at a scale of 1;25,000 ...
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Projected Coordinate System for South Australia

I am calculating areas of polygons and distances between points in a small park in South Australia (~ 139.4 longitude, -34.3 latitude). All of these points are currently in GCS WGS 1984, and the ...
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coordinates in Australia not lining up

I have the following set of points (there are far more). Originally they were given to me without any decimals. I was able to correctly plot them into arcmap however they don't line up with my other ...