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Questions tagged [datum]

The information connecting numerical coordinates to actual locations on the earth.

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ntv2 datum transformations-problem on file output

Hello Im working with qgis 2.18.27 I have installed ntv2 datum transformations and it worked fine, but yesterday it didn't work and i am not finding the way to resolve the issue (explained below) I ...
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How to apply a default datum transformation in an expression in QGIS

I'm using the expression: x(transform($geometry, 'EPSG:32632', 'EPSG:3003')) to add coordinates fields according to different CRS in a point layer. To obtain better accuracy i need to apply a Datum ...
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How can I translate the WGS 84 datum to mean sea level?

I'm very new to GIS so here my question is I have WGS84 DEM data for my country and I want to calculate the sea level rise. I will use QGIS raster calculator, my problem is I need to find sea level ...
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Using NAVD88 geoid in Northern Canada?

The USGS NED (1-arcsec) dataset is available for the continental US as well as most of Canada. It is based on the NAVD88 vertical datum. I am interested in using the DEM to orthorectify SAR scenes in ...
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Sentinel 1 (A and B) Vertical Datum

I have been working through the ASF's "Recipes" for the creation of a DSM from Sentinel 1 (A and B) imagery. I am able to produce a DSM, and am relatively happy with the results in terms of the ...
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What Datum is used by Google Maps?

I am trying to convert vector shapefiles into Google Maps Datum using QGIS. Do you know which one is the datum? When I tried to convert them into WGS84 EPSG 3857, I could see that the shapes of ...
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NAD83 to NAD83(CSRS) transformation for Northwest Territories, Canada

I am looking to determine the correct Grid Shift Binary (gsb) file for transforming data from the NAD83 original to NAD83(CSRS) geodetic datum for the NWT in Canada. I was able to find reference for a ...
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What is the formula to convert geodetic coordinates to state plane?

I know there are tools that can do the conversion like pyproj, but I'm actually interested in the formula for computing it. Or if it's done with a big lookup table. I would love some information on ...
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Defining Latitude and Longitude before defining Datum?

Reference material: The Five Key Ingredients for Mapping the Earth There are five important steps to producing a map of the Earth's Surface. These are: sphere with north and south through the ...
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Datum transformation in QGIS 3

I have an Esri shapefile with following in the .prj file (broken into multiple lines for comprehension): PROJCS[ "SGL_Stereo", GEOGCS[ "GCS_SGL_GEO", DATUM[ "D_SGL", SPHEROID["...
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Pix4D and ODM generated tiff with same source images not aligning?

I have created two georeferenced orthomosaics using dronemade images. I used OpenDroneMap and Pix4D for that and I used the same source images for both. I thought that if I used the same images, the ...
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How to change the vertical datum of a geotiff DEM

I am trying to do some change detection between SFM derived DEM products, but the DEM i would like to use as my base elevation (and one other) is in NAD83, the remainder are WGS84. I would like to ...
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Missing datum only have lat long

I have some lat long coordinates but do not have any other information (datum, CRS etc) . I know where the place on Earth is but I cannot locate it (is a few miles off) using the coordinate numbers I ...
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Trimble 7X GNSS point Z returns negative elevations

I have a newly acquired Trimble 7X (with a centimeter kit). I collected a point in an area with a clear view of the sky. The accuracy indicator showed 1" accuracy and post processing and a ...
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Universal Datum Transformations between Rasters in ArcPy

Problem: Translating a set of various rasters with different datum into the same datum using ArcPy My Solution: Run rasters through a for loop, check their datum with an 'if' statement, run rasters ...
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Cannot assign custom projection to raster file in QGIS

I have a LiDAR data tile (raster file in GeoTIFF format) that is currently in WGS 84 (lat/long) geographic coordinate system. However, the data was collected in New Arc 1950 / UTM Zone 36 South ...
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Transforming Datum in Lat/Long to Projection in Feet

I am having issues projecting my csv file I have imported in lat/long to our state government-standard projection (EPSG 102121 NAD 1983 Michigan GeoRef (feet)), which is based on Oblique Mercator. ...
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Raster DEM vertical units are defined in meters, yet Arcmap displays them in feet

Background: I have received a single-band, 32-bit floating-point tif raster DEM, derived from a lidar project. The tif's XY coordinate system linear units are feet. Its vertical coordinate system ...
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How to map using more 'accurate' DATUM than WGS84? [closed]

WGS 84 is not very accurate as it is a compromise for the whole earth. Assuming theoretically I'm surveying using very accurate IMU and very accurate GPS (in WGS 84 of course). I think I'll get a ...
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Converting vertical datum from WGS84 to EGM96 in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am comparing two different Digital Elevation Models SRTM (Datum: EGM96) Cartosat (Datum: WGS84) How to convert WGS84 to EGM96 in ArcGIS Desktop?
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Is it acceptable to assume there will be no 'walk' in coordinates transformed back and forth between two datums?

Given that you use the same datum transformation, you should end up with the same coordinate regardless of how many times you convert between to datums. Is this a correct assumption? Is this ...
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Postgis st_transform precision

I am checking effects of reprojecting planar coordinates from one CRS to another and back, keeping the same DATUM, and I was trying to determine the cause of the loss of precision. I know that ...
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Transforming from NGVD29 to EGM96/WGS84?

I have this USGS reservoir elevation in NGVD29 datum and I want to transform it to WGS84 ellipsoid (SRTM 1 ArcSec DEM). How can I transform this point data (NGVD29) to EGM 96 or WGS84 ellipsoid so ...
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Trying to project a shapefile to line up with another shapefile?

I have two polygon shapefiles representing district boundaries: Districts1 and Districts2. They are supposed to represent the same geographical area and same district boundaries, but I realized that ...
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What (where) are elements that comprise WGS60 and FSHR1960?

Considering two 1960 geodetic ellipsoids (from this list), I've found the following parameters (from here): WGS60: World Geodetic System of 1960: 6378165.0, 298.3 FSHR1960: Fischer – 1960 (Mercury):...
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Calculating Datum Corrections to Overlay pre-NAD27 USGS Maps?

I am working with some older (ca. 1900) USGS Topographic Maps. These Raster maps are georeferenced with a CRS of NAD27 and poly projection (polyconic). However, they are offset and require easting/...
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Convert Geoid File Types

Anyone know what I can use to convert a geoid surface stored as , BYN into .GTX for use with PROJ4? The CCG2013A vertical datum and geoid model from NRCan is only available, as far as I can find, in ...
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What vertical datum for OpenDroneMap with no GCP

I am processing drone imagery with OpenDroneMap using a native Ubuntu installation of OpenDroneMap. I see the the LAS generated returns points in UTM for X and Y coordinates as stated in the ...
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NOAA vdatum GDAL Variable Paths for Linux Ubuntu

I want to do vertical datum conversions on geotiffs using NOAA vdatum The conversion status menu shows no progress and no conversion happens. I see that Microsoft Windows needs GDAL environmental ...
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Determining Layer's DATUM and PROJECTION in “Layer Properties” (QGIS)

I have two layers in a QGIS project: "Layer 1" and "Layer 2". In their "Layer Properties" under "Coordinate Reference System" I see this: Layer 1 Layer 2 I'm trying to understand the differences ...
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Unable to transform feature classes having GCS_WGS_1984 to the current data frame layer (NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_10N)

This is my first time posting here, so I apologize if my question seems too basic. I am designing a map of various locations that are of interest to my organization. I've obtained all of the layers ...
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Spatial reference conflict: WGS84 or clrk66

For a raster dataset, trying my.raster@crs or proj4string(my.raster) in R gives the PROJ.4 string "+proj=longlat +ellps=clrk66 +no_defs". I downloaded the raster from SEDAC here - the World link, ...
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Convert NGVD 1929 to NAVD 1988?

My root issue is that I have elevation values in NGVD 1929 that need to be related to a DEM which has elevation values in NAVD 1988. Is there a way that I can convert elevation from one data to ...
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What's the difference between NAD83(2011) (OGR WKID 6318) and GCS_NAD_1983_2011 (ESRI WKID 6318)?

I just projected a feature class originally in Web Mercator (WKID 3857) to WKID 6318 (ESRI calls this "GCS_NAD_1983_2011") using ESRI's projection tool, and the same feature class to WKID 6318 (OGR ...
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What WGS84 epoch date is used by Google Maps

I have some Nad83 data that I want to overlay on Google Maps. This article by ngs.noaa.gov explains translating from nad83 to wgs84 better than anything I have read. If I were to use a tool like the ...
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Project data between different datums using custom parameters in QGIS!

I want to convert or reproject in the fly some shape files and raster between between different datums using custom transformation parameters (7 parameters) but don't know how to do that in QGIS. I ...
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Get Transformation method and Parameters from coordinate system

I have data (vectors, and raster) that are in UTM coordinate system, and I need to reproject them to a local coordinate system. Unfortunately, I do not know the transformation method that I may use ...
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Why does WGS84 refer to so many different things?

Sounds like a stupid question, but I've been struggling with this. Here's a diagram of the structure for EPSG 4326 - the geographic CRS known as WGS 84. Here we have WGS 84 (a CRS), World ...
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Procedure for converting NAD83 to NAD83 1992 epoch (1991.35)?

I am attempting to convert a shapefile from NAD83 HARN / egm96 vertical to NAD83 1992 epoch (1991.35) / NAVD 88 vertical. I have attempted to use NADCON to no avail. I know I can use the Define ...
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Projection (Datum?) slightly off for plotting Geopandas. Datum issue?

I'm trying to plot some polygons I obtained from a 2002 Census in Chile. I'm loading them to geopandas, converting them to epsg='4326' and then sending them to Folium (which is a wrapper for Leaflet). ...
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Performing QGIS Datum Transformation from WGS 1984 to NAD 1983?

Is there a way to transform a shapefile's datum from WGS 1984 to NAD 1983 in QGIS 2.18.0? In the picture I have attached, the green dots are points that were collected in the field using a Trimble ...
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Defining new datum in ArcGIS with seven parameter translation?

Is there a way to define a new datum in ArcGIS with seven parameter translation?
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Representing heights in GIS? [closed]

I've discovered, that I have no idea, how height is usually represented in GIS. For example, let's say we have software, that lets you create a mission plan for an UAV such as take off go to point ...
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When is data created in datums other than WGS84?

I'm trying to understand why we need datums other than WGS84. Since GPS coordinates are relative to the WGS84 ellipsoid what is the advantage of having other datums like for example NAD83. I ...
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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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How big is the error of relative elevation between two points taken from GPS relative to taken from a topographic survey?

I am sufficiently familiar with the fact that a GPS is not supposed to be used to measure elevation of a point, since it gives the elevations relative to a reference ellipsoid, not relative to MSL of ...
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Overlay rasters from 2 different coordinate systems

I'm trying to overlay SAR (10m-res) and IFSAR (5m-res) rasters. I tried to project both using the PROJECT RASTER function of ArcGIS to the same coordinate system, but they won't overlay properly. ...
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Convert locations from ECEF NED (local coordinate system) to WGS 84 (global coordinate system)

I track relative positions to known fixed reference location (Lat/Lon/Alt on WGS 84). Which means Location_0 is the above reference location, and Location_i is something like (X,Y,Z) relative by ...
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Vertical Datum and Projection

Does vertical datum get projected? I feel a bit confused with the concept of the vertical datum and doing a projection.
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Getting test data for Lat/Lng -> MGRS/USNG and UTM, and Geotrans rounding errors

I'm making an MGRS overlay plugin for leaflet. To help with this, I've been using some of the leaflet mosue coordinate plugins. But they have occasional math errors. So I want to write some unit tests ...