# Questions tagged [azimuth]

An azimuth is "a [particular kind of] angular measurement in a spherical coordinate system."

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### Pyproj inverse transform returns NaN with EPSG that is not 4326

I am using pyproj inverse transform to add azimuth and distance "info" to an ordered geodataframe and keep getting unexpected NaN results when I use a local UTM-based EPSG. It works fine in ...
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### Using GeoPandas to find crossing azimuths

I have got a series of UTM coordinates and azimuths like that: Point one: Z23, 603484.00m E,7781714.00m S, Azimuth 222° Point two: Z23, 600593.00m E,7781310.00m S, Azimuth 137° Those azimuths (should) ...
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### Orientation of linestring with North arrow pointing up

With PostGIS I am trying to calculate the azimuth of a linestring in order to use it then in a print composer in QGIS, using an atlas. But since the azimuth is calculated by comparing startpoint and ...
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### Finding coordinates by Azimuth

I am working on a forest project. I have one central point (I know coordinates of it), than I have azimuth and distance of trees from this central point. How can I find coordinates of trees? p.s. ...
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### Calculate azimuth angle in QGIS

I have a few exercises to do and I can't do it at all. I am newbie to this field. I use QGIS 3.4. Exercise 1 What is the azimuth between the starting point and the Z place? I must write the value in ...
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### Azimuth calculation in QGIS 3.10

I am calculating the azimuth between two points whose position is defined in WGS84 coordinates. If I Open Attribute Table -> Open Field Calculator and ask for degrees(azimuth(make_point(6.020323,47....
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### Azimuth calculation, extending lines

I am trying to create a line feature as the result of another line in PyQGIS. The new line should start, where the old "ends", face the "same direction" and should have a defined length of X. ...
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### Compute the azimuth between two UTM32N points using Java GeoTools

I am using Java GeoTools to compute the azimuth between two UTM32N points, e.g. between POINT(496383,5419109) and POINT(528196,6070949). Is it possible to do so without converting the points to WGS84 ...
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### Abnormal results projecting WGS84 to local Azimuthal Equidistant projection with pyproj

I am trying to project regular WGS84 coordinates to a local projected system (Azimuthal Equidistant), using meters and centered on the eiffel tower (as an exemple). I am using python 3.8.2 and pyproj ...
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### Azimuth and distance plugin resultant shape at wrong dimension

I set my layer projections to NAD83  to draw surveyor results across a parcel in the US. Define the starting point using decimal degrees. Under Options I selected "Bearing" and under Distance ...
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### Why there is a different relative to Geodetic Azimuth from Arc Map from the original datums and transformations?

We where conducting a displacement for some BM (Old vs New values), we made calculations on different platforms for the North, East, Elevations. We used the NGS NCAT, Inverse 3D, TBC and manual ...
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### Getting the latitude and longitude coordinates (to plot 2D) from a well survey

I basically want to do what you did here How to create a layer of directional/horizontal wells?. I am able to get the coordinates from a well survey to create a shapefile to be able to visualize the ...
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### Azimuth calculations - PyQGIS

According to the QgsDistanceArea docs, an azimuth for computeSpheroidProject should be in radians, clockwise from North So, to build a new point with computeSpheroidProject i use math.radians(...
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### Selecting a line segment with an azimuth value closest to the azimuth value of another line segment in QGIS

I have a road network dataset and a dataset that consists of multiple disconnected lines of varying lengths in QGIS. Most of these lines are (largely) parallel to the road network, but their shape ...
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### Determining azimuth of continuous polyline segment

I have a polyline which represent the river bank of a particular section of a river drawn based on Satellite imagery. As you can see in the picture, it is drawn in red color. I have also a vertices ...
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### Sentinel-1a real azimuth resolution

I was exploring this satellite's payload characteristics on ESA's website and I saw that it's azimuth resolution varies a lot. For example azimuth resolution for IW mode is 22m (https://sentinel.esa....
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### Calculating azimuth between 2 points

I have been trying to use the azimuth expression function editor between 2 points. However, I am not getting it to work. I am obviously misunderstanding how to create the expression itself. This is ...
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### Calculating azimuth values relatively along line for its segments using PostGIS

I'm trying to make this calculation in SQL with PostGIS: azimuth_1 + (Sum rel_azimuth_2 to rel_azimuth_7) rel_azimuth_x is always the angle beetween the actual subsegment_x and one subsegment_x-1 ...
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### Calculating azimuth values along line for its segments using PostGIS [closed]

How can I calculate the azimuths along a line on its segments ? Is there a function in PostGIS for this? I want to calculate the min, max, sum and avg value of the azimuths for each segment.
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### Calculate weighted azimuth/bearing of a line

Given the line LINESTRING(-9.086532643219698 -7.939337106873815,-1.396102955719698 -0.9775148048290135,-0.780868580719698 -0.7138718839794582,-0.077743580719698 -0.6699297767574899,0.581436106780302 ...
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### Calculating Satellite Azimuth from Landsat WRS data?

I found the below answer in regards to how one identifies the satellite azimuth from Landsat Images, but am not sure how you translate the path/row into azimuth angle. I have searched for such, but am ...
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### Find the side of a polygon pointed by an azimuth

I have a dataset of points (longitude, latitude) and I used QGIS get a Voronoi diagram of these points. Each point has an azimuth and a wedge width that I also managed to visualize in QGIS. As you ...
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### Find orientation of rectangle in PostGIS for QGIS composer

I am storing rectangle in my DB in order to automatize the creation of technical maps of a networks. I am creating these maps in QGIS using the print composer. Many of these rectangles are oriented (...
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### Calculating azimuth of direction in OpenLayers? [closed]

I am developing an application with OpenLayers and I need to calculate the angle between two segments or directions. I thought about getting the azimuth of those segments and then calculate the ...
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### QGIS - tool to plot polygon from point with known bearings and distances

Is there a tool that can convert a point dataset to a polygon based on some known parameters. We will have 1- x,y Azimuth 3.Distances in m for a- point in the direction of 2 (the azimuth) (200m), ...
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### Using Click locations to determine azimuth in QGIS 3

I am using QGIS 3 64bit. While adding points to a shapefile (layer), what expression captures the insertion point coordinates of a point feature to use as a start point for an azimuth determination ...
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### Azimuth calculation from One to Many Points in PostGIS

I have vector data of 3D City Model in PostgreSQL database. So from my data geometry column, which is a surface geometry. (These are geometries of all the surfaces of buildings). I had extracted the ...
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### Calculating azimuth for shortest line from point to polyline in QGIS

How can I calculate the azimuth for the shortest line from a point (start) to a polyline (end) in QGIS? NNJoin calculates only the distance and joins the attribute from the line to the point ...
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### How to find coordinates of a triangle with azimuth?

I am just starting out in GIS and it's been a long time since I took math in university. I am teaching myself through a textbook but there are a few questions I am stumped on. Essentially I have a ...
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### Attributing polygons based on line attributes

I'm using QGIS 2.18. I have a grid that I need to calculate Azimuth and length for each side. Most have 4 sides but some ( see Gird C below) many more , up to 12. My process now convert Polygon to ...
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### How is ST_Azimuth (in PostGIS) calculated?

What algorithms are internally calculated in PostGIS? Can you explain it with simple code? (I want to know the standard of true north.)
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### Iterate through a list of polygons' centroids in QGIS

I try to calculate the azimuth between a row of polygonsheets to print the number of the last and the next sheet inside the sheet in direction of the last and the next sheet. This should help to ...
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### Calculating a reverse Azimuth

using QGIS 18.16 I am trying to figure out how to cal a reverse azimuth. Basically the opposite direction. So if i have a azimuth of 163, I subtract 180 which gives me -17. I some how need to write ...
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### Angle conversion for azimuth angle due east counter clockwise to due south clockwise

Suppose a given azimuth angle is calculated due east counter clockwise (ccw), and I want to convert it to due north clockwise, so I found the following formula, # limit the range to 0..360: r....
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### Azimuth (bearing) changes depending on map/project projection

I'm trying to calculate the initial bearing that is needed for the great circle between 2 points. As an example, let's say from London to New York. There are multiple calculators online and they ...
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### Azimuth from last point to next point

I found an script on https://community.esri.com/blogs/dan_patterson/2016/09/01/distance-calculations-using-the-field-calculator but the script is giving the azimuth to the next Objectid point and what ...
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### Using azimuths and bearings in GeographicLib? [closed]

I am currently using the JavaScript port of the geodesic routines from GeographicLib: https://geographiclib.sourceforge.io/html/js/ https://github.com/yurijmikhalevich/node-geographiclib I am ...
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### angle of incidence calculation

I am calculating angle of incidence by the following formula! cos(aoi) = cos(slp) cos(zn) + sin(slp) sin(zn) cos(azm_s - azm ) aoi: angle of incidence slp: slope zn: zenith angle azm_s: solar ...
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### Azimuth on projected tile map

Here is a very specific problem : I have some mercator flight simulator maps I projected with real coordinates. However, due to game simplification, these maps are not oriented correctly and real ...
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### Displaying azimuth of line in QGIS? [closed]

I have drawn a series of straight lines on a map joining different locations. The lines have a single vertex at each end. I am using the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain 1936 projection. I now ...
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### create sectors with given azimuths of one point in QGIS and show tabs info. following each sector direction

if there any way to create some sectors from one point with given azimuths,and show tab information on each sector following sector direction, or when i click the sector, all the information related ...
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### Programatically add polylines from existing points in QGIS

I am using QGIS 2.18 and I need help finding a python script or tool which will allow me to programmatically draw a line from existing GPS (sometimes as many as 500 or more) points that is 250 feet ...
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### How to randomly replace a given line vector multiple times within a polygon?

I have this line vector that represents the movement trajectory of a given animal. I would like to randomly replace this vector line within a polygon, multiple times, changing its position and ...
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### Bearing of Two close lines in python

In the picture below I am finding the bearing of two close lines. This is the picture of two complete lines. The brown line might be a bit large from the blue line. Should not be the bearing of these ...
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### Artifacts in gdalwarp output (from polar stereographic to azimuthal equidistant)

I'm trying to warp some GeoTIFF images (from NSIDC), from a polar stereographic projection, to an azimuthal equidistant projection using gdalwarp: gdalwarp -t_srs 'EPSG:102016' \ -te -7000000 -...
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### Generating new point file based on specified distances and azimuths/angles from previous point in ArcMap?

I have a shapefile of multiple points (upwards of 100). I would like to generate a new shapefile with points that are a specified distance and direction away from the previous points. For example, ...
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### Rotating all features by a single other feature's azimuth

I have a set of CAD drawings all published neatly squared to a page, but not located or rotated to true north. One of the drawings contains some referencing that I can extract and use to then apply to ...
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### How to create a sector with different azimuths of one point using QGIS?

If I got one point like this: ID longitude latitude azimuth A 113.38107 22.35215 80 A 113.38107 22.35215 180 A 113.38107 22.35215 350 How to use QGIS to create a sector ...