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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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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produce a grid of geographic coordinates within 1 mile of each other with QGIS or PostGIS

For a given county (bounded box, lets say), I need to get a network of gps points such that each point is 1 mile from its nearest neighbor point in each cardinal direction. The result of this initial ...
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Converting custom grid to OS grid

I have two sets of data, one is in OS coords, no problem there, but the other was set out in about 50 off 10x10 metre grids aligned to a 'feature' on the ground. I do have the OS coordinates of their ...
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Shapefile rotated after displayed on Bing Maps

I took a country shapefile from Thematic Mapping API | World Borders Dataset. Then opened it in QGIS and saved needed layer as KML file and took coordinates for displaying polygons. var country = ...
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Given a Lat and Lon, identify if the point is over land or ocean?

In R, what is the quickest way to identify if a point is over land or ocean? e.g. for: set.seed(0) lat <- runif(10, -80, 80) lon <- runif(10, -180, 180) points <- expand.grid(lat, lon) How ...
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Leaflet Custom menu links

I have an issue where leaflet when embedded in Drupal will not allow the user to click on the map as the Y coordinates have a decimal on for some reason. As a quick fix, I am thinking to put the map ...
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How to export xy-coordinates from a line segment

I need an export of xy-coordinates of line segments (Quantum GIS). I found an answer to a similar question here but that concerned only xy of the first and last vertex of a line segment. But I need ...
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Center map based on some (x,y) in QGIS?

I want to center and recenter the map loaded on QGIS using constantly changing (x,Y) Point. How should I do this using some code? My GPS device will write (x,y) to a text file. From there I get (x,y) ...
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How do I calculate the coordinates of the median point of a polyline?

I have a shapefile with some polylines. For each one of these polylines I'd like to calculate the median of the polyline (i.e. the point that's equidistant from each end) and then, calculate its ...
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List of central coordinates (centroid) for all countries?

I need a list of the central points (centroid) for all countries: China: lat/long (coordinates of the most central point in China) France: lat/long (coordinates of the most central point in France) ...
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Coordinates system in degrees in plugins for QGIS

After adding a vector layer of coordinates of settlements of a part of the world INTO QGIS 1.8, I wish to add a topographic or other nice looking, colored map. Trying plugins like maps from Google ...
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What is the range of numbers for coordinates in geographical coordinate systems

Up to now I thought the range of values in the geographic coordinate systems was: Latitude (S-N): -90 to +90 Longitude (W-E): -180 to +180 I have set the coordinate system of my ArcGIS data ...
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Plotting a point within a bounding box as a percentage of X/Y

I have two pairs of lat/long coordinates that represent the top left and bottom right corners of a bounding box. I have a third pair of lat/long coordinates representing a point within this bounding ...
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How can I label both coordinates in mmQGIS?

How can I label both coordinates in mmQGIS? Everything I try leads to only one of the 2 coordinates (lat or lon) to be labeled. I cannot get both labeled at the same time.
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Height of the geoid in ECEF coordinates

I know that the relationship of geoid height N and ellipsoid height h to orthometric height H is defined by H = h - N, but what if I have some position in Earth-Centered-Earth-Fixed (ECEF) coordinates?...
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Why is field calculator returning NULL for $x and $y in line and polygon layers?

I am trying to include XY coordinates in the attribute tables of several of my vector files; they are line and polygon files. I have tried two methods; first I used $x and $y in the field calculator (...
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Generate random location within specified distance of a given point

In a simulation (not using any GIS), I need to generate a random location that is within a specified distance of a given location. I found a very helpful post here on this exact topic: How to ...
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Leaflet: Container coordinates vs Layer coordinates?

What is the difference between map container coordinates and layer coordinates? From what I gathered, the map container coordinates are always relative to the map viewport, and while layer ...
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A shapefile / boundary coordinates for Bangladesh divisions

Are there any shapefiles on the boundary coordinates for each of the Bangladesh administration divisions? Essentially what I want to achieve is to have the minimum and maximum of the longitudes & ...
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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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Not able to convert GPS coordinates received from a software into Latitude and Longitude

I am working on a software which returns GPS coordinates in this format: Lat : '48684499' Lon : '5203474' I can not understand what type of coordinates are these and not able to convert them into ...
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Adding UTM Zone Number to Coordinates

The computer program that I'm working with requires an 8 digit UTM Easting for the coordinates of shapefiles (i.e., the UTM zone number must be included with each coordinate within a shapefile). The ...
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PyProj/Proj4 convert geographic to projected coordinates for Geostationary Data

I am trying to convert geographic coordinates (in degrees east/north lon lat) to projected coordinates in meters for geostationary full disc data (GVAR Goes East data from CLASS). To do this, I tried ...
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How to limit a specific area in order to have a topographic 3D map using MatLab?

I am using MatLab, I want to build a topographic 3D map, I am following this guide, I have been doing the steps listed on the section Draping Geoid Heights over Topography, and I do not have any ...
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Get coordinates from current view using arcobjects

I'm wondering if there's a way to get the longitude/latitude coordinates from the center of a data frame? The problem I'm faced with is this: I want to set a bookmark and have ArcMap tell me the ...
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Loading GPS information into map and track waypoints?

I am using QGIS 1.8 in Ubuntu 12.04. I am working with Robot Operating System (ROS) and QGIS simultaneously. My ROS system is connected to LIDAR (sensors) that will publish GPS message so, I could ...
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Plotting X, Y coordinates generated from MySQL database in QGIS

Currently running QGIS 1.8.0 on Mac OS X 10.8.4. I can plot points on a map using the "Add delimited text layer" plugin to get x-y coordinates from a text file. However, I'd like to be able to ...
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Adding Basemap and changing projection - still not aligned

I am using the basemap in ArcMap10 to create a shapefile of hand digitised polygons based on building outlines. However, when I change the basemap projection to Brit Nat Grid, it does not line up ...
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Get coordinates from address

I am writing a application which allow users to save a address into database (db) and in the next step it shows all addresses on a map. But in the saving step I need automatically calculate a GPS ...
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How to extract features with specific coordinates from a ShapeFile?

I would like to extract a number of features from a ShapeFile which match with specific latitude/longitude values. I am interested if/how this can be done with QGIS and ogr2ogr. The output should be ...
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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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EPSG:4326, EPSG:3857, JOSM and unprojections

It is said here that EPSG:4326 is not a projection. In my mind, a projection is a transformation of the surface of the Earth producing a flat image, notably a bitmap. We know that WGS84 (World ...
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Looking for a tool that will place the cursor to a specific x,y coordinate

I am a new user to Quantum GIS. I am looking for a tool/function that will allow a user to type in coordinates, and place the cursor on that exact position. This is for navigation in the field... ...
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Converting from local coordinates to coordinates GPS?

i am working with business object tool traying to make a kml file to be imported on google maps. I dont know much about geographic systems, but i begin to understand some basic things. I have a ...
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Should 2D Positions and 3D Positions be considered conceptually different entities?

Let's suppose we want to model GeographicPositions, described by coordinates or coordinate tuples inside some Coordinate Reference System. Also, these would be put inside some sequence to represent ...
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Comparing two spatial datasets statistically

I'm new to this forum. I'm working on the following problem - I have two datasets. Let's call it dataset A and B. Both of them will contain a set of points like A1,LonA1,LatA1 A2,LonA2,LatA2 .. .. ...
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How to define coordinate system and geographic transformation for a CAD drawing?

I am a GIS guy and I occasionally work with CAD files as well. Now I need to know how I can define a coordinate system and a geographic transformation for a CAD Drawing. According to ESRI: "You can ...
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How to write a expression in field calculator for finding $X and $Y?

I'm trying to calculate the lat/long of points using the Q GIS field calculator.Nathan W suggested to First, save the layer as WGS84 and import it again. Then in the field calculator you can use $x or ...
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Insert geometric data to a column from coordinate values in double precision

Screenshot of database http://wp.me/aIW9p-i0 For table “households”, I want to create two new columns: 1) “Geom”, data type – geometry; 2) “WKT”, data type ‐ text; I am intending to do the following ...
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converting grid references to long/lat

If I import from a POST DB a set of points that are referenced by grid reference, will the long/lat decimal also be added to the file? or will I have to convert the points to long/lat myself? In ...
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Unknown gridlines on old Greenland base map!

Can anyone help me out please? I'm using an old 1:10,000 base map of Greenland for a mapping project with nice 10cm gridlines already drawn on. However it uses a coordinate system which is unfamiliar ...
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How do I obtain layout coordinates of features using arcpy?

I just read the topic about Convert point XY to page units XY using arcpy? but I didn't find a solution to my problem. I have a point layer file, I know coordinates in map view, I'd like to know ...
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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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Is it possible to update only latitude or longitude in postgis?

I have a postgis database that contains Points created based on a couple (longitude, latitude), and I need to update only one of those two for a given point. I found that it's possible to do so but ...
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How to extract elevation data from binary .ADF elevation format at given coordinates?

I have a high resolution digital elevation model available. The ground resolution is 1 meter and the file format is adf which is some binary ESRI grid raster format. I have a script the outputs x/y- ...
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Unable to dynamically locate map boundary coordinates in OSM/Leaflet

I have been trying for the past hour to take the coordinates of the map edge in a OSM/leaflet application I am making. While I can get the coordinates of the center, and I can get the coordinates of ...
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Converting OSM_ID to coordinates

I have downloaded some open street map data from Webgeo, but instead of coordinates it came with an "OSM_ID". I cannot seem to find any data dictionary or information about this variable on the web. ...
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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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How to convert drawn vector feature from EPSG:900913 to EPSG:4326

My script allows you to drawn shapes on an OpenLayers map, and then to get the WKT information from that shape, except the returned coordinates are in EPSG::900913 and I need them to be in lat/lon.
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Copy>Paste from meter to feet coord-sys, and coordinates don't change in ArcMap 10

My dataframe coordinate system is in UTM with linear unit Meter. If I have a Polygon shapefile in a UTM coordinate system with a linear unit of Foot_US and I am sent a shapefile in the same UTM ...