Questions tagged [coordinate-system]

A reference framework consisting of a set of points, lines, and/or surfaces, and a set of rules, used to define the positions of points in space in either two or three dimensions. This tag also refers to cartographic projections and coordinate system transformations.

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Evaluating map projection scale error

This is related to a previous question How to determine projection parameters when customizing a projection I posted. I am trying to quantitatively evaluate scale distortion associated with choosing ...
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Georeference an unreferenced image using rasterio in Python

I have unregistered/unreferenced 6 band TIFF images that I have been trying to export as georeferenced GeoTIFFs. The GPS coordinates of the corners of each image is known and each image is 1024 height ...
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How to do a Lee’s Tetrahedral Conformal Projection of Antarctic/South pole on QGIS?

I want to do map of Antarctic using the Lee's Tetrahedral conformal map projection as the image below using QGIS version 3.4. Is it possible to make a custom CRS to do it? If yes, what's the ...
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Preventing ogr2ogr from generating invalid geometries in transformation

I have the following GeoPackage: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1COcGcbZQIsW6NrzuD-K-Kijpvg4BYQ54 I have checked it with spatialite and it does not have invalid geometries. It has a ...
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Resampling to 0.5° resolution in Earth Engine

I'm trying to reproject a 500m MODIS image into 0.5° longlat for comparison with climate data. I've followed the instructions for resampling here, but I'm confused about reducing the resolution. I ...
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Fuller/Dymaxion in proj4/gdal/qgis?

I know this question has been asked a million times already, but I can't find many detailed responses on exactly what I want to do. As far as I can tell, the full C code for the fuller projection is ...
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Mapproxy transformation from Web Mercator to WGS84

I want to transform tiles defined in Web Mercator (EPSG:3857) to WGS84 (EPSG:4326) using Mapproxy. Unfortunately the resulting WGS84 map gets more and more distorted to the poles. Here is my ...
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proj4js with geocentric CRS

I am developing a little web app to transform coordinates between CRSs. To do that I am using proj4js, but I notice that proj4js can't work with geocentric CRSs. Is there another tool similar to ...
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The drawing of Thiessen/Voronoi polygon boundaries - are the bisecting lines truly perpendicular?

I am concerned with how QGIS (version 2.8.1) and ArcGIS (version 10.0) draw "perpendicular bisecting lines" when Thiessen/Voronoi polygons are created. When using either program to create these ...
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How to interpolate within defined boundaries of a deformed mesh using R?

My goal is to create an interpolation map of some output model results that are mapped on a deformed mesh (from a numerical simulation). The model results are in an x-y plane (representing coordinates)...
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Does the projection of a PostGIS table affect the rendering speed in QGIS

I am interested to know whether changing the projection of a PostGIS table will affect the rending speed when viewing it in QGIS. I have two layers coming from QGIS which are exactly the same and ...
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ArcGIS project raster produces incorrect vertical coordinates

I have a DEM in UTM (meters) / NAVD88 (meters) and need to transform it to State Plane (feet) / NAVD88 (feet). Unfortunately, I do not have the raster calculator in ArcGIS, so I have to use "Project ...
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EPSG:4326 being saved as CRS:84

I am trying to save a GeoJSON file in QGIS as EPSG:4326, but it keeps being saved as CRS84. EPSG:4326 and CRS84 are the same except CRS84 saves coordinates as long, lat - and EPSG:4326 saves them as ...
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Seeking Public API to get GPS satellite's position?

Is there any public availible API that allows you to retrieve the current coordinates of satellites such as GPS and Galileo? I've only found ways to get Satellites Ephemeries and calculate the ...
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Handling raster data in a “rotated pole projection” with R?

My question is about using R to transform raster data from a rotated pole projection to a regular latlon grid - and then plotting it. I am working with data from a numerical weather model, which is ...
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Showing Polar coordinate grid?

I've found some maps for Antarctica https://nga.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html How can I show polar coordinate grid for it? I've got the grid source code in grid_wgs.js (I use OpenSeaMap ...
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Adding GDA2020 NTv2 transformation to ArcGIS 10.5

The implementation of GDA2020 is drawing near! In an effort to be ready before time I have downloaded the NTv2 Grid Shift Binary (GSB) transformation grid from ISCM (available here) who are the ...
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Wrong reprojecting of a shapefile with to_crs in GeoPandas

When reprojecting an ESRI Shapefile (EPSG:21781) into an EPSG:4326 with QGIS and then importing the resulting file in GeoPandas and plotting it, the coordinates are correct. When importing the same ...
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Local grids with rotated north in QGIS

Like many people in geology and archaeology I need to work with local grids that have eastings and northings from a specific reference point, and typically have a difference alignment/direction of ...
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Re-referencing raster in rotated coordinate system by “de-rotating” it

My Trying to define a "rotated regular grid" coordinate system in QGIS question about this got closed because there was already an answer to it, which I understand. I went to the answer in ...
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Automatically creating user CRS from postgis in QGIS

I have my custom CRS in table "spatial_ref_sys" in database. When I load layer from schema "public", QGIS create this CRS. But if layer from other schema, it's not. What I need to solve this problem?
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Sphere rendering inside out using QGIS on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to use QGIS to show earthquakes around a 3d globe. I changed my CRS to 'Sphere_Van_der_Grinten_I' and it rendered like this: Here's a report from Hardinfo on my system and display: ...
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QGIS: CRS, ellipsoids and area calculation

I have a doubt about dynamic CRS, ellipsoids and area calculations. I am using QGIS 2.14.0 (still waiting for IT to install 2.14.11...) When I load a polygon table into a new, empty project, it comes ...
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Can gdal be used to generate a single patch of the HEALPix projection?

Given a geo-referenced map of the world, I am able to produce a version with a HEALPix projection using gdalwarp like this: gdalwarp -t_srs '+proj=healpix +a=1 +ellps=WGS84 +wktext' -te -3.14159265 -...
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Converting lat/long to EPSG:3857 coordinates

The map widget I'm using gives me click locations in lat/long. I need to convert those coordinates to EPSG:3857 to query a database. Most of the solutions I've found use the formula described in ...
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QGIS 3D Globe Plugin Elevation Map Projection

I'm trying to get a map setup using the QGIS 'Globe Plugin'. I've been trying to use the UK Environment Agency LIDAR data as an elevation map. After a bit of puzzling this out I've found that the ...
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Creating Proj4 string for local coordinates

I am fairly new to coordinate system conversion, so am rather lost on the following problem. We have been using Proj4 to convert between various coordinate systems which is fine for known coordinate ...
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Crop raster based on another raster R

library(raster) How can one clip one raster based on another raster? RasA: class : RasterLayer dimensions : 459, 533, 244647 (nrow, ncol, ncell) resolution : 10000, 10000 (x, y) extent ...
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Creating custom CRS based on local project parameters in QGIS?

I'm having trouble creating custom proj4 CRS files to work with existing .shp files on local project coordinates. (Local in that the coordinates are relative only to themselves and not the 'real world'...
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how to set the geotransform using GDAL in python

I am trying to create an image from a numpy array and georefenrece it so that I can import it into qgis. I have the latitude and longitude in degrees for the top left corner of the array as well as ...
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Which spatial-reference system is used by the Haversine formula?

I've been reading Pro Spatial with SQL Server 2012. It discusses the various spatial-reference systems (SRS) that can be used when defining a coordinate system. According to the book, Google uses ...
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Schematic Map in GIS Tools?

The Question: Is there way to leverage GIS tools to author/edit a schematic map where elements' geometries has canvas-based coordinates rather than real-world coordinates on Earth? Perhaps to ...
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Why does field calculator compute area in square meters?

I am using EPSG:102748, and have set my Settings/Option preferred measurement units to ft. My CRS is NAD_1983_StatePlane_Washington_North_FIPS_4601_Feet, and when I use the measure tool, it returns ...
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Reprojecting a population raster from LAEA to lonlat

I have a population density raster from the EEA which is based on the CORINE land cover 2000 data. http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/population-density-disaggregated-with-corine-land-cover-...
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Is there a way to expose Spherical Mercator Lat Lon in Google Map API?

The map tiles in the Google Maps are in Spherical Mercator projection (srid 900913), but in the API the methods report coordinates in Lat/Lon WGS84, e.g. map.getCenter(). Is there a way to return the ...
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Convert land-based camera image pixel x,y to ground lat/long or x,y,z

I have a number of cameras at various known locations (x,y,z) and directions that are above ground about 20 feet pointed at different ground locations about 100 feet away from each camera, and whose ...
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Fortifying re-projected shapefile for ggplot2 in R

I have a shapefile of US county boundaries which I got from the NHGIS. I can load the file using the rgdal package and see information about it: library(rgdal) shp_1860 <- readOGR("shp", "...
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Reprojecting raster data from a rotated pole grid

I have some raster data (ASCII grid files) that use a custom rotated-pole projection, that I'd like to reproject into something more useful, such as lon/lat WGS84. A description of the grid projection ...
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Nearest neighbor distance in km over contiguous US

I have two sets of line features in QGIS (rivers & roads - I'd like to find the road segment nearest to each river segment & the distance between them in km) across the contiguous United ...
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Manifest upload of multiple tiles to GEE and projection issues

I am trying to upload multiple tiles to Google Earth Engine using the manifest option: earthengine upload image --manifest manifest.json I am having issues into understanding and implementing the CRS ...
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Can I visualize a spatial movement (in a room) data using QGIS?

I am from a computer science background and I would say I have zero experience with GIS software and terminology. Can anyone confirm if I can use QGIS for the following problem: I used a motion ...
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Planimetric Area Measurement in Geographic Projected Vector Data in QGIS3

I am trying to calculate the area of agricultural fields in QGIS. If my vector data is in Default WGS 84 - EPSG:4326 geographic projection, the difference between Planimetric and WGS 84 Area ...
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Coordinate transformation for antenna pointing

I may have bitten off more than I can chew with some coordinate transformation math. As a background, I'm working on a project where we need to mechanically point an antenna to a receiving tower. The ...
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QGIS 3.12 - Setting Project default CRS causes “Ballpark Transform”

I'm coming across an issue that I am unsure of whether it is a bug or the result of my error. My work data is all projected in NAD83 (CSRS) / MTM Zone 10. EPSG Code: 2952. I set QGIS to default to ...
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Using different EPSG in QGIS projects

I have 2 projects, with data from different regions and with different EPSG, 1 with EPSG 31983 and the other with EPSG 31984, according to the folder structure shown below, in Windows explorer. In ...
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Rotate coordinates from climatic data in raster format (cordex-EU domain 11) to usual coordinate systems

I am trying to create a dataset that shows future climatic condition in Europe aggregates to NUT2 administration level in R. To do so, i work with cordex data (domain EU 11), that is coming ...
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Difference in raster pixels between Windows x86 and Windows x64

I have a huge problem and I can not find a reason for it. I have two PCa, one in my house and the other in my workplace. The first one is an old notebook with Windows x86 and the other is Windows x64. ...
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Geoserver does not wrap GRIB raster points to coordinates where x < 0

I am new to the GeoServer and want to use it for plotting wind barbs based on a GRIB file over land data. The wind barbs are properly created but nothing is shown on coordinates x < 0. The map ...
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Recreate a Local Custom Coordinate System from Survey Data in GIS?

I have a .DWG file of a series of survey points that has no associated projection file with it. The surveying group I received the data from states that the system they use is a local coordinate ...

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