# Questions tagged [ecef]

Use this tag when referring to ECEF - earth centered, earth fixed when using a geographic coodinate system.

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### Can we say ECEF datum like in Geodetic datum?

Commonly we use geodetic datum to describe the geoid, a distorted ellipsoid model of the Earth, but is it correct to say Earth-Centered Earth-Fixed (ECEF) datum? Because we are applying ECEF to a ...
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### Treating latitude/longitude as a pair of polar coordinates

I have latitude longitude coordinates covering the whole globe that I wish to perform arithmetic operations (mean, interpolation) on without concern for ambiguous points and wrap around and without ...
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### Local ENU point of interest to ECEF

I have a local ENU coordinate system on the surface of the Earth (similar to this question: GPS coordinates to XYZ on relative grid). I know the lat,lon,alt of the local ENU origin, and thus I can ...
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### ECEF to relative displacement in meters

I have GPS NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) data that I collected being stationary and I can see the displacement of 4 meters just by looking at GPX data uploaded to google maps. I am ...
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### Units for LLA to ECEF conversion

I wish to implement this formula from Wikipedia to convert LLA to ECEF coordinates: where and a and b are the semi-major and semi-minor axes respectively. My question is: what units will this ...
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### Using local mean sea level (LMSL) as altitude for converting latitude longitude altitude to ECEF

I am new in Geographic area and would like to convert latitude and longitude coordinates into ECEF x,y coordinates so that I could do some linear calculation of line or circle equation. I was able to ...
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### Using Tissot's Indicatrix Validate Conversion to ECEF

When using NED & ECEF as CRS: https://www.mathworks.com/help/map/ref/ned2ecef.html?requestedDomain=true Am I should worry from getting 'classical' projection issues? For example when x,y are ...
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### Parametric equation with latitude and longitude

I have an arc described by three points: arc center, starting point, ending point. In order to calculate intermediate points of the arc, I would normally use the parametrized equation. x(t) = x(...
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### Using PROJ.4 to convert from 3D Cartesian ECEF coordinates to Lat/Long coordinates with inverse Icosahedral Snyder Equal Area (ISEA) projection

I have a set of X, Y, Z coordinates in the Earth Centered Earth Fixed (ECEF) geocentric system. I need to convert them from ECEF coordinates into Latitude/Longitude coordinates using an inverse ...
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### Importing ECEF WGS84 into ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a file in ECEF WGS84 in meters. I want to import these points in ArcMap 10.5 as point layer. The file to import is in Excel format. I can import them with Excel to layer tool. I can see all ...