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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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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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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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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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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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Seeking Australian Irrigation Boundaries? [closed]

Does anyone know of a source for Irrigation district boundaries in Australia, specifically NSW?
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Seeking Australian Spatial Data?

I already have basemap data. For that Bing Maps or OpenStreetMap are fine. However, for demonstration purposes I need data for operational layers that I can throw on top of this. It needs to be ...
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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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Is ANZLIC Metadata supported using the new approach of ArcGIS 10.x?

I like the new approach to metadata at ArcGIS 10 because I fall into the camp that prefers minimal metadata for many purposes, but like to have the option to work with more comprehensive standards ...
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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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Seeking shapefile for Australia and New Zealand?

I was trying to find a shapefile which has Australia and New Zealand together (states) so that I could convert to jVectorMap for ANZ. Where I can find it?
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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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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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Getting daily-air temperature of several months of past years for Australia?

I really need to obtain the daily-air temperature for several months of 2011. In addition, the data I'm looking for must have the maximum spatial resolution of 1Km*1Km. Since, as I know, there isn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Creating CRS of ISG (superseded NSW coordinate system) in QGIS?

I want to use a superseded projection (NSW integrated survey datum - referred to as ISG) because my main client utilises it. The projection is based on AGD66. We regularly receive survey files in this ...
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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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NDVI Web services over Victoria australia

Does anyone know of any web services that are available where you can pass...say a WKT polygon or point and return the mean NDVI or NDVI from that point from an array of the most recent NDVI runs?
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Reprojected Shapefile does not align with OpenLayers Plugin [closed]

I am based in NSW, Australia. I have a shapefile that when I underlay with the OpenLayers plugin (Google satellite), the shapefile is skewed despite all my efforts to correct it. I changed the ...
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Producing map of higher level regions using postal codes in SAS only?

I have a map of Australian postal codes (technically a postal code shapefile downloaded from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Web Site) and I want to use this map to construct a higher level ...
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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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How to best set up QGIS for GDA 94 zone 55 (Australia)

I am looking for help on the best way to set up QGIS for GDA 94 zone 55. (i.e. all the relevant settings etc.)[1.8 in lieu of 2.0] Am working off Garmin GPS/GPX data in GDA/UTM format (I access this ...
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Error in merging two shapefiles of different geometry types

I am trying to merge two shapefiles... Here are the links of two shapefiles Australian State & Territory State and Territory ASGC Ed 2011 Digital Boundaries in ESRI Shapefile Format (http://...
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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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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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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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All LGAs for Australia in KML or KMZ format

Can somebody please show me where to find a KML or KMZ file that includes the digital boundaries for all Local Government Areas in Australia?
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Using 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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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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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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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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Convert from WGS84 to GDA94/MGA94 on iOS

I have a mobile app (iPhone/iPad) for recording data and taking notes, including photographs, and a government client needs GPS coordinates attached to each photo. They require coordinates in the ...
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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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Geocoding rural addresses in Australia

For my research project at university I would like to geocode about 100-200 addresses in mostly rural areas in Australia. I'm having problems finding a suitable geocoding online service. Services ...
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How to calculate areas for data that covers the whole of Australia [duplicate]

I have a polygon shapefile showing mining areas across all of Australia. I want to calculate the area for each of the polygons however they have been provided in a Geographic Coordinate System (GDA_94)...
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Setting right coordinate system for northern Australia?

I have shapefile (points) which I got from adding xy data in ArcMap from Excel table. I had Latitude/Longitude data. It is area of northern Australia. For example (5 points): Longitude 136.882 ...
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Where can I find map data for Northern Territory State, Australia?

Could you please say where I can find the layers for Australia? I need just Northern Territory State I need basic layers like buildings, roads and others in shape format apart from the cloudmade.
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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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Putting x y locations into ArcMap?

How can I put x,y values in an Excel spreadsheet into Arcmap? They do not show on the map when I try. I think the problem is the projection. I tried coordinate system: ...
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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 ...
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Equal Area SRID for Australia

Does anyone know the SRID for an equal area projection that is suitable for the whole of Australia? I realize that I could make my own (which I have done) but I am looking for one that is present ...
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Are Australian Height Datum and GDA94 applicable to Christmas, Lord Howe, and Norfolk islands?

I've been asked to recommend a mapping coordinate reference frame for use for Australian mapping, which I've said AHD for the vertical component and GDA94 for the the horizontal component. However, I'...