Questions tagged [coordinates]

Any of a set of two or more numbers used to determine the position of a point, line, curve, or plane in a space of a given dimension with respect to a system of lines or other fixed references.

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Creating point features with exact coordinates in QGIS?

How do I create point features with exact (manually entered) coordinates in QGIS? I get precise GPS coordinates from a survey team which I need to add to a point layer. What I want: -Add point, type ...
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Moving vectors to specified coordinates in QGIS?

I have a layer of vectors located around, say, (100, 100), and I want to move them to new coordinate like (1000, 1000). How should I do it using QGIS?
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Is WGS84 itself a Coordinate Reference System?

I was wondering the difference between WGS84 and EPSG:4326 (see this). Can then WGS84 on its own be defined as a Coordinate Reference System? Or is it just a datum so that a Coordinate System must ...
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Adding “noise” to overlapping X,Y coordinates so no longer in EXACT same place?

I have a series of points representing animal observations. Many of them overlap, having the exact same coordinates, and this is causing me trouble when I want to run some analytical tools which ...
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Generating random locations nearby?

I am trying to create random locations nearby my location. What i want is to create random latitude/longitude pairs inside a 200 meters circle surrounding my location. This is the formula i came up ...
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How to add Lat/long columns to a point layer which is not in WGS84? [duplicate]

I need to extract the Lat/long coordinates of the centroids of districts. My QGIS project SCR and the different layers have all been set on "WGS 84 / UTM zone 18N". I've created the centroids using ...
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Getting all vertex lat, long coordinates every 1 meter between two known points using PHP?

I am currently using php to try and write code that will take a start point and end point latitude and longitude coordinate pair in decimal degrees and calculate the latitude and longitude of every ...
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How to export polygon coordinates to CSV (not WKT)?

I am trying to export polygon coordinates from a shapefile to a CSV file, but so far all my attempts have failed. I have found numerous questions and answers about this, but none have solved my ...
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How to get Shapefile point coordinates into .xls?

How can I get just Coordinates (in a file) from point features (shapes) without a big hustle. Something like Shape to .xls, with distinct coordinates? I want to use this coordinates immediately, so ...
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Calculate bearing between two decimal GPS coordinates

I'm building a virtual tour application that uses custom panoramas in conjunction with Google's StreetView service. With StreetView, you can have 1 to n links at each particular location to move to, ...
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Calculating View Angle?

I am looking for the most accurate way of calculating the view angle (Azimuth, Elevation) from a reference point (my location) A to another point B. I have the Lat, Lon, and Altitude for each point. ...
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Why do we use the terms “longitude” and “latitude” for a spherical body?

To specify a geographic coordinate we use the terms “longitude” and “latitude”. Far as I know, these terms derive from the Latin latitudo (= breadth) and longitudo (= length). In German we use the ...
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Manually editing point coordinates in QGIS?

Is there a tool for shapefiles or a QGIS plugin available, which will enable me to edit the coords of a point manually ? ("tool" -f1 "Tsunami Gauge"-move x1.abcdef -to x2.ghijkl) I do have ...
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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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How to access Leaflet EPSG:3857 coordinates?

I read everywhere that Leaflet is internally using a spherical web mercator (EPSG:3857), but whatever I try I get either Lat/Lon (EPSG:4326) or strange coordinates I dont understand: map.getBounds()....
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Extract all the polygon coordinates from a SpatialPolygonsDataframe?

I want to do something relatively simply but it seems to be very difficult to do, though I am very new to using R for spatial data so apologies if I've missed something obvious. I have a list ...
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Calculating coordinates of square x miles from center point?

I am trying to create a x mile square (or circle) around a central point, where all sides of the square would be x miles from the centre. I need the 4 corner coordinates. It is scrambling my brain ...
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Converting csv to kml/geojson using ogr2ogr or equivalent command line tools? [duplicate]

I've just unsuccessfully tried to use ogr2ogr to convert CSV into KML like so: ogr2ogr -f "KML" output.kml input.csv The csv has "latitude" and "longitude" columns. The attributes are all loaded ...
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Formula for coordinates (lat, lon), azimuth and distance.

I would like to know how to find a set of coordinates on a small circle some distance from another point. For example, lets say A = (39.73, -104.98) #Denver B = (39.83, -106.06) #point approximately ...
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How do I import specific coordinates from Namibia in QGIS?

I have a map here with coordinates from the Schwarzeck Map Datum Format 1903. They have the following format: y: 41 944,31 x: 363 810,71 I want these points to be pictured in QGIS... How is it ...
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Getting First and Last Point coordinates of Polyline with Field Calculator in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to get the First Point coordinates (x,y) and Final Point coordinates (x2,y2) from a polyline in ArcGIS 10 with the Field calculator. I've added 4 (double) fields like StartX,StartY,EndX ...
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ArcGIS: Create polygon using file containing point coordinates

I have a text file containing the projected coordinates of the points that define a single polygon. The X, Y coordinates are separated by Tab Is there a tool in ArcGIS similar to "Add X,Y Data" in ...
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Is it possible to link a QGis project with an excel file?

I have an Excel file with coordinates and I have used this file to plot the coordinates in QGis. I was wondering if it was possible to permanently link the excel file to the QGis project, so that when ...
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How to handle coordinates accuracy in ArcGIS

I am creating very basic rectangular polygon using very basic a Python code nCols,nRows=100,100 corners =[[0,0],[0,nRows],[nCols,nRows],[nCols,0],[0,0]] p=arcpy.Polygon(arcpy.Array([arcpy.Point(*...
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How to get LatLng array from geoJSON Layer in Leaflet?

i need to hand the latlng coordinates from my phpPostGIS-served geoJSONLayer as an array over to a new added HeatMap Layer. L.geoJSON has an build-in option: coordsToLatLng( coords )" and a static ...
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Convert X,Y State Plane coordinates to decimal degrees

I have 1000's of data point I need to convert from North Central Texas 4202 into Lat/Long decimal degrees. Can someone give me a conversion equation so I can quickly convert using excel? I have only ...
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GTA V coordinates to LatLng

I'm here because I'm trying to create a GTA V map with Leafletjs API. In deed, I've got my tiles that are ready. But the aim is to put markers on the map by using GTA V in-game coordinates. To achieve ...
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Line vs. Polygon Intersection Coordinates

I am working with Python, Shapely and Fiona... Is there any way where I can give in an input of a line shapefile and a polygon shapefile, and get a result of the intersection points and their ...
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Determining coordinates of a SHP file

i have a SHP file of a building converted from a DXF file. This SHP file is unprojected and have no specific coordinates (origin 0,0). I find WGS84 coordinates (lat, long) of this building from Google ...
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Update point coordinates in QGIS after manually moving locations in edit mode

I have imported point coordinates from a database, but I need to manually adjust a lot of the locations. Is there a way for QGIS to automatically update the point locations in the attribute table ...
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Populate X and Y fields in SDE Point Data Using SQL trigger

Here is my situation. I am running ESRI ArcGIS Server and Desktop 10.2 on SQL Server 2008 R2. I would like to populate the Latitude and Longitude fields from point data (Signs data collected using ...
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Why Different 2D Coordinate Transformation Methods Exist

It is a homework question but I couldn't find a satisfactory answer by googling. There are 4 different transformation approaches I'm asked for: - Conformal, - Affine, - 2D Projective, - 2D Polynomial ...
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Can QGIS plot coordinates in Degrees-Minutes format?

I have a .csv file of coordinates that looks like this: Is there a way for QGIS to plot coordinates formatted like this? I've tried Adding a Delimited Text Layer... in QGIS, but do not see any ...
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Transform coordinates EPSG:32628 to EPSG:3857 Openlayers 3

I need to transform the example coordinates to a different projection in Openlayers3, the EPSG:32628 to EPSG:3857. I made a function to do it but the result is exactly the same numbers. function ...
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If Geographic Coordinates are unprojected coordinates, how can GIS softwares display such unprojected data on a plane?

I have been using ArcGIS and QGIS regularly for about 2 years now, and just recently I was struck by this new thought. If a data set in say, in ArcMap, has been georeferrenced with a Geographic ...
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Getting polygon shapefile node coordinates and point order

I am trying to get the coordinates of each node of a polygon in QGIS. What I basically did is use the following tools: Vector -> Geometry tools -> Extract nodes Vector -> Geometry tools -> Export ...
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OpenLayers: Get Coordinates of drawn features

Can someone help in finding coordinates of drawn features? I am using this example OpenLayers website. I need to be able to export drawn objects as set of coordinates. Posting the code from the ...
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How can I show points on the same coordinate as e.g. a bigger symbol in QGIS?

I use QGIS 1.8 for mapping archaeological findings. Some of the findings within one layer are located on the same site and therefore have the same coordinates. Therefore you just see one point instead ...
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Coordinate points not lining up with a preexisting map on QGIS

I asked this question once before, but I did not receive any feedback on solving on the issue and I am still confused as to what I am doing wrong. I found a public domain map of Florida counties on ...
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Find CRS (coordinate reference system) based on known location and coordinates? [duplicate]

Is there any tool or any tutorial which would help me to figure out CRS (coordinate reference system) from related information? In my particular case I know only the system is in meters, has origin (...
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Conversion of coordinates of “Bochum coordinate system”

I need to convert historic coordinate data into more recent Gauß-Krueger data. Specifically, I need to convert "Bochum coordinates" used till 1960 in the local coal mines into DHDN/Gauß-Krüger zone 2 (...
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Getting cell value along Flow Direction using ArcPy?

I have: a flow direction raster where I took off (assigned NoData value) the cells that overlayed the river network (from flow accumulation). a perfectly overlapping raster where I asigned a ...
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Stripping spatial reference from raster using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am creating an exercise for remote sensing students and would like to take an existing raster and remove the spatial reference from the file so that the students can practice using another image to ...
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How to find the proper coordinate reference system with two sets of data using different measurements or too convert one system into another

I have two different entries of data in two different spread sheets. One of the spread sheets uses a coordinate reference system that I have no idea what the units of measurement are. the properties ...
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Convert latitude longitude pair to pixels in geotiff

I am not a GIS guy. I have a GeoTiff and I need to read elevation information out of it using GDAL (in some Java Code). So now I need to convert a given latitude/longitude pair into a pixel inside ...
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Exporting coordinates from LAS files to CSV?

Is there any tool available for extracting the X, Y and Z coordinates from a .las file and exporting them to a .csv or similar file?
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Extracting Z data from point layer using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have created a point layer with ~150 points. I have a DEM beneath it, which is where I have taken the X and Y values from. Does anybody know how I can retrieve the Z values, without using the info ...
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Getting coordinates from geometry in PostGIS?

This line: SELECT geom FROM myLayer.geom will return a hex value. How would I get decimal values, which is a human-readable coordination?
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Is there a standard for the coordinates of pixels in georeferenced rasters ?

We are working with different raster datasets, and the pixel coordinates are either stored at the center of the pixel or at one corner. The information is usually provided in the metadata, but ...
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Looking for Python module to do lat lon calculations

I'm looking for a Python module that can provide some / all of the following services using latitude/longitude to define points: Distance between two points Point in polygon Distance along a multi-...