# Questions tagged [ecef]

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

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### How can I project earth centered cartesian coordinates (EPSG:4978) to lat lon within Geoserver?

I have a PostGIS database with X, Y, and Z ECEF coordinates and I want to create a layer in Geoserver that displays these coordinates as points in OpenLayers. In Geoserver's create layer page there is ...
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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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### 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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### Perform Calculations in Cartesian Frame (NED/ECEF) Vs. Geodetic Frame

I'm recording robot's path (using INS) in Cartesian frame coordinates (x,y,z) relative to origin point. So essentially I've created NED coordinate system. Origin point has exact (in advance measured) ...
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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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### 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 ...