Questions tagged [georeferencing]

Aligning geographic data to a known coordinate system so it can be viewed, queried, and analyzed with other geographic data.

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Georeferencing vector layer with control points using QGIS?

I have a non-georeferenced vector layer that I need to be georeferenced. With raster layers the task is easy and straightforward, but I have no idea what should I do with my vector layer. I have a few ...
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Georeferencing vector PDF/SVG/DXF linework using QGIS?

I want to create a small web application to visualize election results on a per poll site basis for my city. The result is going to be very similar to what has been done for Berlin here. Hopefully ...
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Georeferencing DXF using QGIS?

I have got myself a dxf which is built with units in the wrong scale. How do I upscale that in QGIS? Note it does open in QGIS, just in the wrong map units and location.
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Adding PDF (especially GeoPDF) to ArcMap as data?

I receive a lot of PDF maps (vector, image, with georeference and without) and I am having to convert them to an image file before I can add them to ArcMap and georeference. I can't see any obvious ...
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Georeferencing in QGIS 3.0?

I just upgraded to QGIS 3.0 (OS X as well on Windows 10) and can not find out how to do some georeferencing. I am told by the software, that GDAL georeferencing is still installed and that I could not ...
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Batch Georeferencing in ArcMap/ArcPy?

I have about 50 pdf maps that I would like to batch georeference and/or georectify. I've saved one as a jpg and georeferenced it manually and would like to automate the rest which are in the same ...
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Generally accepted root mean square (RMS) error for rectifying topographic maps

This is a generic inquiry on the common practice/standard for determining the acceptable values of RMS when georeferencing topographic maps. Is there an absolute value? Some literature suggests that ...
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How do I specify a CRS for a fictional game map in QGIS?

I am about to start playing a steampunk RPG game called The Iron Realm, which uses a fictional world map. I have recently started using QGIS v1.7 and have no real experience with GIS sysstems. I have ...
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Georeferencing using GDAL?

I have a .tiff image that I am trying to overlay in google earth. For that I require to georeference it first. The image projection is UTM with NAD83 as datum. I know the lat/long of the four corners ...
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How to generate world files for raster X?

Given a list of georeferenced rasters, about a hundred, what is the simplest method to generate world files for each? In this case the source rasters are either geotiff with embedded georeferencing ...
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Georeferencing CAD files in ArcMap?

I've definitely got at least a couple of grey hairs while trying to convert some dwg. files to shapefiles. I've seen that this subject has been disscused a lot, but hope someone will have the ...
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Is it possible to georeference an existing, un-georeferenced pdf?

I was wondering if there was anyway to georeference a pdf directly without first converting it to an image. I have access to ArcGIS 10.1 but haven't been able to find any information that would ...
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How can I transform a georeferenced JPG to a georeferenced TIF?

I have an georeferenced JPG file and a JGW file containing the coordinates. How can I transform it to a georeferenced TIF file and a TFW file? I have tried to save the JPG file as an TIF file in ...
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Convert an arbitrary meta-data-free map image into QGIS project

My background: experienced programmer, amateur historian, complete beginner to GIS (so I'm using QGIS). I did learn to use the QGIS georeferencer tool though. The input: suppose I have an image like ...
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Seeking QGIS affine equation?

I am at the mercy of a govt authority who have provided utility information in a cad format with a 0,0 origin and a nonsense grid. About a dozen files, the grid and origin are entirely arbitrary. To ...
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Georeferencing window won't open QGIS 2.4

I had the georeferencer window open in QGIS 2.4 while project was running, I accidentally closed the Qgs document with the georeferencing window open (worked absolutely fine till then). When I opened ...
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Convert x, y position in georeferenced image (with world file) to longitude, latitude?

What steps do I need to do in order to calculate longitude and latitude for a specific pixel in a georeferenced image? For example this image http://www.shadedreliefarchive.com/...
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Missing Georeferencer

I installed Qgis Master 64 bits on win7 64 16gb of ram and I am unable to locate the georeferencer. All other Gdal application are there, Gdal is active, but no georeferencer. I tried yesterday, ...
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Work flow for georeferencing imagery using open source tools?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a work flow for georeferencing high resolution aerial photography using open source tools? Comparison of user friendliness and robustness between Quantum GIS ...
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Are there any general rules of thumb for selecting a transformation for Georeferencing?

There are several transformations that can be used when georeferencing a raster: 1st order Polynomial (affine) 2nd order Polynomial 3rd order Polynomial Spline... etc Are there any specific rules or ...
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Improving Georeferencing results? [closed]

Background This is my second question related to georeferencing naked raster maps in order to re-visualize them on different coordinate systems and in conjunction with other data layers. The previous ...
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What is the difference between geocoding and georeferencing?

After some googling around both seem to be interchangable words, where we speak of tying the spatial info of a real place and storing in database. But still I am not satisfied, there should be some ...
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Is there image editing software that will not alter a GeoTIFF's embedded georeferencing?

I know there are a couple workarounds for this but I was hoping a direct solution exists. I am looking for an image editor (like Photoshop but hopefully free software) which can be used to edit ...
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How to generate a world file with rotation

I`m writing code to geo reference some images that I get with a rc plane. I have the central coordinate of the image because its atached to the center of the plane. But I have problems when I open the ...
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Unknown Coordinate System on old drawing

I work with many old civil engineering documents, and occasionally I'll need to georeference one which has coordinates pairs listed at many given points but does not list which coordinate system these ...
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How to batch-process georeferencing of rasters (prelude to animation)?

I have many (10k) raster files, all with identical size and pixel dimensions, which need to be georeferenced. I would like to georeference one of them manually, using either QGIS or GRASS, and then ...
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Georeferencing LAS files in geographic coordinates (lat/lon) or in cartesian (projected) ones?

First of all, I am a newbie in GIS. I have a lidar point cloud with GPS and telemetry data associated. Then, I transform coordinates of every point to an ECEF coordinate system and finally I ...
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Georeferencing Himawari-8 in GDAL (or other)

Does anyone know the appropriate project information to georeference (and hence reproject) Himawari-8 AHI data in the IR? The images are 5500x5500 pixels. Currently I try these: ulx=-5570248.832537 ...
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GeoReference XYZ point cloud

I am looking for help. I have done a little bit of geo-registration of images with QGIS. But now, I have been handed some LIDAR data in PCD format (basically x,y,z), But it is not geo-referenced. I ...
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Georeferencing Image using saved Link Table from another Image?

I had a scanned map that I did did a georeferenced a few weeks ago and saved the link table. Now I have two more scanned map that need to do the same thing. It is the same area and one of them I did ...
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Geoserver: Georectification via SLD fails

Situation I have a raster image and the coordinates of its four corner pixels. My goal is to warp the image with respect to this coordinates ("georectify") on the fly when requested via GeoServer to ...
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How to remove black box around georeferenced grayscale image in QGIS?

i'am trying to georeference a grayscale image (*.tif) in QGIS 2.2.0 Valmeria. It is working but QGIS draws a black box around the georeferenced raster image. If i use the option set 0 transparent, not ...
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Using GDAL/Python to stack georeferenced images of different sizes

I am in the process of porting a code I wrote in IDL (interactive data language) to Python but am running into a bit of a problem that I am hoping someone can help me with. The code goes like this: ...
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OGR DXF to KML conversion

I'm trying to convert a DXF 2010 file to KML using ogr2ogr: ogr2ogr -f "KML" outfile.kml infile.dxf In the file, $INSUNITS is 6, that's meters, if I'm correct? The problem is that DXF is not ...
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Georeferencing old map in QGIS?

I have an old map over a part of Laos and wondering how do I georeference the map with the help of the Grid lines and other Longitude and Latitude information on the scanned map? I have searched for ...
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Georeferencing las files using liblas

I am trying to write georeferencing information to a '.las' file using liblas and c++. Here is my code: ofstream ofs; ofs.open("test.las", ios::out | ios::binary); liblas::Header header; ...
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I want to georeference jpg map without any digitizing data

I have only a jpg map but don't have any digital data for georeferencing that jpg. So is there any way for georeferencing my map (like googlemaps)?
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Using Georeference information stored in tfwx (from ArcGIS) in QGIS?

I have georeferenced some images (ArcGIS -> Update Georeferencing) which creates a *.tfwx file with the new parameters for georeferencing. I renamed it to *.tfw but QGIS is not able to read the ...
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Create world file from kml

I have a KML file for a NASA image. I want to create a world file from it so I can use the image in say QGIS. Is it possible to extract the key info (bounding coordinates) from the KML? It seems to be ...
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Geo- referencing Projected coordinated raster with GCS - ArcGIS

I have raster displaying Lat/ Long grid, but map information shows that, it s been mapped in Gauss Krugger projetion/ Beijing 1954. So, technically we need to geo reference the map in Gauss Krugger/ ...
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Add georeferenced png layer to map automatically

Using ArcGIS Desktop v10.2 with an Advanced level license we have georeferenced our engineering drawings in PNG format. Next we have created a polygon layer for every single drawing to see the Area of ...
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Steps to creating a GeoTIFF

First off, I'd like to mention that I'm pretty new to working with GIS, so please forgive my inexperience. My situation is as follows: I'm tasked with georectifying a set of imagery and importing ...
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30,000 data points… can this be reasonably served using openlayers?

I'm trying to tackle a web GIS problem and need to figure out the best strategy. I have a map with 30,000 cells on it forming a grid for the province of Alberta. I have a list of data points for ...
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Is there an explanation of Root-Mean-Square-Error (RMSE) for Dummies available?

Having an all-round expertise in GIS is sometimes not enough to fully understand some concepts of GIS Science. To add to this, I am also not a mathematician. Considering this, would anyone be able ...
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Coordinate system and projection for georeferencing Google Maps image in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have saved Google Maps image (not Google Earth) of area at latlon(17.692437,83.218689) by some method in jpeg format. It is an exact snapshot of the Google Maps. Now I need to geo-reference it to ...
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Georeferenced 3D Model Import

How can we open a 3D MAX File(3D Building model with exterior and interior elements)in Autodesk Infrastructure/LandXplorer or ESRI CityEngine? How can we georeference a 3D vector building model?
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How to determine if a tiff is georeferenced or not?

I received a tiff file from someone, but I'm not sure if it's georeferenced. Is there an easy way to check this?
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Georeferencing aerial photos when only centroid is known using ArcGIS for Desktop or ERDAS Imagine?

I have heaps of aerial photos that need to be georeferenced. I have access to ArcMap and ERDAS. All I am given is an excel sheet with the centroid coordinates of each image. Each photo covers ...
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How do I eliminate the black border on a georeferenced map layer?

I have geo-referenced several scanned maps. Theses are placed side by side on separate layers in QGIS. They overlay other older maps of the same areas. Georeferencing caused the maps to have black ...
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Georeferencer plugin will not load in QGIS

I have downloaded and installed QGIS. I would like to georeference an image using the core georeference plugin. When loading it no toolbar appears and the 'update', 'reinstall' etc boxes in plugin ...