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Questions tagged [latitude-longitude]

Angular geographic coordinates that specifying the north-south and east-west positions of locations.

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Measuring accuracy of latitude and longitude?

I have latitude and longitude as 19.0649070739746 and 73.1308670043945 respectively. In this case both coordinates are 13 decimal places long, but sometimes I also get coordinates which are 6 ...
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Manually transforming rotated lat/lon to regular lat/lon?

First I should clarify I don't have previous experience with the field, so I don't know the technical terminology. My question is as follows: I have two weather datasets: The first one has the ...
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Displaying coordinates and inputs as LatLon or LonLat?

I'm trying to get a sense if this is an issue for others or every input/output should be labeled so user is not confused and just go with it? I think almost everyone pronounces it as "LatLon". Who ...
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Calculating longitude length in miles?

Suppose I have geographic coordinates of "Saratoga, California, USA" as Latitude: 37°15.8298′ N Longitude: 122° 1.3806′ W I know from here that in case of latitude 1° ≈ 69 miles and that ...
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Understanding terms in Length of Degree formula?

Online calculators such as http://www.csgnetwork.com/degreelenllavcalc.html (view page source) use the below formulas to get meters per degree. I understand in general how distance per degree varies ...
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How to compute the bounding box of multiple layers in lat/long?

I am writing an application to performance test all kinds of map services, primarily AGS 9.x, AGS 10, and WMS 1.x. Part of the application involves generating random bounding boxes for individual ...
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How do you compute the earth's radius at a given geodetic latitude?

(I see there is an equation on wikipedia that does exactly what I am asking but there is no references. I have no way of confirming the validity of this equation!) I already understand the difference ...
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How to render area that crosses 180°?

The problem is that the Chukotka Peninsula is located in the Western Hemisphere. So it is on the left side of Natural Earth Datasets. It needs to be moved to the right. I tried to use following srs(...
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Getting latitude and longitude raster from DEM using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Could anyone please provide with a way to calculate latitude and longitude from DEM, for each raster cell? In previous posts about this, I have seen that some suggest calculating lat and long in ...
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Creating Latitude Grid from DEM

I am trying to evaluate an equation in the raster calculator and I need latitude values. I have the DEM for the region and am wondering if it is possible to create a latitude raster based on the DEM? ...
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Getting all vertex lat, long coordinates every 1 meter between two known points using PHP?

I am currently using php to try and write code that will take a start point and end point latitude and longitude coordinate pair in decimal degrees and calculate the latitude and longitude of every ...
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Why do we use the terms “longitude” and “latitude” for a spherical body?

To specify a geographic coordinate we use the terms “longitude” and “latitude”. Far as I know, these terms derive from the Latin latitudo (= breadth) and longitudo (= length). In German we use the ...
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Great-circle lines in Equirectangular projection

Just to check that I'm on the right track: Are all great-circles on the sphere and in equirectangular projection (i.e. latitude, longitude pairs) either: meridians (i.e. going pole to pole) of the ...
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Changing shapefile longitude from -180 - 180 to 0 - 360?

I have a shapefile of world countries, with longitude between -180° and 180°. How can I change the shapefile (eg. with ogr2ogr) for having longitude between 0 and 360°. Following OSGEO/Trac ...
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WGS point to WGS line segment (great circle) distance

How would I go about resolving this in C#? I have a line segment (great circle distance) defined by two Lon-Lat pairs (call them points A and B). A third point somewhere on the Earth sphere. The ...
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PGROuting 2 : Getting nearest node to a given point (with lat - long given)

I have a point whose latitude and longitude (only) are known, and a table of nodes with their geom. I want to find the closest node in the table to the given point. I think I can achieve this with ...
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Formula for coordinates (lat, lon), azimuth and distance.

I would like to know how to find a set of coordinates on a small circle some distance from another point. For example, lets say A = (39.73, -104.98) #Denver B = (39.83, -106.06) #point approximately ...
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Calculating geometry for feature class with x/y and Lat/Long values in different projections?

I have a feature class with x/y values populated on the native projection of the feature class (state plane). In the same feature class I also have Lat/Long fields that I need to populate (WGS 84 in ...
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locating latitude-longitude point in a piste-map with matrix transforms

I am trying to plot points of a particular latitude longitude on this image of a Swiss mountainous landscape. What I am doing is I have some 54 known location-points plotted on this image (not ...
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Transforming data from a rotated pole lat-lon grid into regular lat-lon coordinates in QGIS?

I am working with data from a numerical weather model, the output of which is given in grid cells where I have the lat-lon coordinates of each cell's center point. The lat-lon specifications are, ...
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Coordinate Conversion: Decimal Degree to Deg-Min-Sec of lat/long Coordinates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a tool to convert DD to DMS I have two sets of climatic lat/long point data in excel worksheets. One of them is in decimal degrees and another is in degrees/...
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Computing an averaged latitude and longitude coordinates

How can I compute the average between several latitude and longitude spots? Should I just compute the Arithmetic mean for both lat and lng?
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Finding Sentinel tile for specific Long/Lat coordinate

I'm building a tool that downloads images from "Sentinel-2 on AWS" I have a trouble translating Long/Lat coordinates to a specific Sentinel tile. I know that Sentinel 2 uses MGRS and I tried to ...
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Detecting and fixing outliers in a GPS trajectory

I need to find an algorithm or method that can detect outlier latitude longitude points in a trajectory during post-processing, which can then be fixed (brought back into the trajectory's path based ...
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Mercator: scale factor is changed along the meridians as a function of latitude?

"In Mercator projection the scale factor is changed along the meridians as a function of latitude" How to calculate the Mercator scale factor as a function of the latitude in decimal degrees ? I ...
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Making QGIS interpret coordinates as long-lat instead of lat-long?

I am working with the TRMM 3B31 files on precipitation provided by NASA. When I load them on QGIS selecting the WGS84 projection together with other shape files the maps are displayed vertically, i.e. ...
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Longitudinal Issues with NetCDF data

I am seeking advice on working with world data sets where the GCS has a positive range (0 degrees to 360 degrees). The data I am working with are NetCDF oceanographic data and have positive coordinate ...
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ogr2ogr specify lat/long order on conversion to GeoJSON

When using ogr2ogr to convert a polyon from a .shp file to GeoJSON, I noticed that it writes the coordinates in order lat, long. I noticed this because whenever I tried to view the GeoJSON on a map, ...
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Extracting values from raster according to Lat and long of values?

having 12 files with 12 hdrs for one year: these files are raster (projected WGS84,lat long): samples = 1440 lines = 720 bands = 1 header offset = 0 ...
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Does the NED use geocentric or geodetic latitude?

What kind of latitude does the National Elevation Dataset (NED) use? Geocentric or geodetic or something else? I can't find the information anywhere on their site (http://ned.usgs.gov/index.html) or ...
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How to get latitude /longitude in Degree Minute Second (DMS) using QGIS field calculator?

I have come up with the following expression to convert 5.1234 to 5° 7`24.24" toint ($x) || '° ' || toint((($x) - toint ($x)) * 60) ||'`' || substr( (tostring(((($x) - toint ($x)) * 60) - toint(...
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How do I calculate ECEF X,Y,Z velocities for GPS if I have no satellites

I'm attempting to simulate a GPS message where know variables are starting location, ending location, speed (m/s), and a bearing (0 - 359 degrees). How can I calculate the ECEF X, Y, Z velocities ...
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Creating image with specific latitude/longitude positions using GDAL?

I have an ASCII file with latitude, longitude, and data_val in the following format. 35-13.643782N, 080-57.190157W, 118.6 ... I have a GeoTiff image file, and I can easily view it. I want to place ...
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What is the origin of the Degrees, Decimal Minutes format?

In my experience, for most non-GIS folks, the most commonly used and understood coordinate system is good old Latitude and Longitude, displayed as degrees, minutes, and seconds (DDMMSS.ss). In GIS, it'...
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Finding the boundary polygon from a set of gridded points (no hole)

Let us consider a set of a 2-D points (longitude, latitude) each of which is centre of square grid (intersect point of the diagonals of the square). I try to make you understand what I want to do in ...
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Assigning CRS to Lat/Lon in R giving error: “Geographical CRS given to non-conformant data”

I have a list of suburbs in Queensland, Australia along with their lat/longs. However, when I try to read in the file in R and assign a CRS, R is giving the following error message: Error in ...
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Converting Longitude and Latitude Coordinates to Square Miles?

I have a set of Long and Lat co-ordinates making up a five point polygon which I have converted in excel using the following formula: =((X1*Y2)-(X2*Y1)+(X2*Y3)-(X3*Y2)+(X3*Y4)-(X4*Y3)+(X4*Y5)-(X5*Y4)+...
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How to convert gml:pos to latitude and longitude?

I'm trying to figure out the latitude and longitude of rail stations that are contained in this WMS feature list. I'm completely new to the GIS field, so please forgive me if I use the wrong terms ...
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A point due east of me is closer to the equator? [duplicate]

This footnote: East-west directions can be misleading. Point B, which appears due East from A, will be closer to the equator than A. Thus the curvature found this way is smaller than the curvature ...
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How to determine vector between two lat/lon points

For all the math geniuses out there...given two lat/lon points (point A and point B), what is the simplest way to find the vector needed to reach point B from point A. For example, the vector needed ...
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Searching planet_osm_point by longitude and latitude

I used osm2pgsql to import data into my PostgreSQL database and it put gave me the following 4 tables, planet_osm_point, planet_osm_line, planet_osm_polygon and planet_osm_roads. I have looked at ...
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Convert NZTM to Latitude/Longitude in SQL

I have NZTM coordinate data stored in SQL Server in a Geometry field. I'd like to convert these coordinates to Lat/Long so that it can be used with Bing maps in Excel (and a few other things). I ...
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Does Y mean latitude and X mean longitude in every GIS software?

I am using Mapinfo and it has Y as latitude and X as longitude. Is that the same case for all mapping software? As for any country their respective value is multiple of 1 or -1. So for Nepal can I say ...
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How to extract specific information from GRIB files?

How to extract fetched GRIB data with Python and gribapi package (link goes to official ECMWF Wiki)? I tried to follow few examples from their "documentation" and do it myself, but I just cannot ...
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How do I georeference a ski map?

I have a map of a mountainous landscape, http://skimap.org/data/989/60/1218033025.jpg. It contains a number of known points, the lat-longs of which can be easily found out using google maps. I wish to ...
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Transforming regular lat/lon to rotated lat/lon?

I am currently working with climate data projected in a rotated lat/lon grid and came across this excellent 'cookbook' by @mkadunc on Manually transforming rotated lat/lon to regular lat/lon? I’ve ...
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Making world grid with angle in QGIS?

I need to make a world map with a grid that have a angle like in this map I look into it and find that I can add a grid in the print composer I have succeeded to change the grid distance in the ...
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Locating property corners using plat map description?

I am interested in a piece of property for which I have a plat map description, giving what seem to be latitudes/longitudes of lines along the boundaries (not sure about this). The objective is to ...
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How do you find a lat/lon (DMS) on a paper map using a 30cm ruler?

How do you use a 30cm ruler to find DMS on a paper map? The locations I would like to find are the 'corner' points so I can generate an extent based on the four corners. I have an old paper map (3 ...
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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 ...