Questions tagged [mercator]

The Mercator projection is a cylindrical map projection presented by the Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569.

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GPS coord to SVG coords

I am trying to make an interrative map using SVG and I need to implement a coordinates system. So I look at http://jsfiddle.net/an3BZ/145/ but I do not know how did he calculated those nortLat ,...
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proj: Oblique Mercator specifying two points on central line

I'm trying to use Oblique Mercator in QGIS 3.4, which uses proj to calculate coordinates conversion. I specify two points in the central line, rather than specifying the center and alpha. Oblique ...
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Converting X and Y coordinates from Mercator world map (square) image to Latitude and Longitude

I'm using the following JS to transform Latitude and Longitude to X and Y coordinates but now I need the contrary, transforming Latitude and Longitude to X and Y. export const latLon2xy = (lat, lon, ...
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Converting between coordinate systems but retain visual shape? [closed]

We have some data that is stored in GeoJSON format (using EPSG:4326), but now we want to display the data in the mapbox-gl-js, which only supports EPSG:3857 for display (support for other projections ...
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Using project / layer CRS in QGIS?

I'm using QGIS 3.4.1, and I'm trying to print 61km x 61km area map of somewhere South Korea. Then I need to send this map with west / east latitude and north / south longitude info to other person, ...
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Regular grid for whole planet

I`m trying to generate rectangular grid for whole world with fixed cell size in 350 meters (width and height are equals). What i tried to do: 1) in main loop iterate trough longitude in range [-180; ...
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Mercator map coordinates transformation formula

I have a third-party application with a city map of size 131072x131072. There are data on this map which contains x and y coordinates. I want to transform these coordinates to latitude and ...
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Angular rotation using Proj4, for local coordinate system

I have a polygon feature on map to which I need to transform the coordinates to local coordinate system with respect to new origin while keeping the same datum. So far using the Proj4 library and by ...
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Map camera image onto sphere

How would I determine what the red point (phi', theta') is for a camera oriented at a known (phi, theta) is from a given image? The point of this is to determine what (dphi, dtheta) is so that I can ...
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Calculate Latitude based on a mouse position on Mercator map

I have a similar question to the one found here, Mercator projection: formula for latitude based on pixels? The answer was very helpful but my question is just different enough that it doesn't quite ...
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Straight lines plotting as curves

I'm trying to do something really simple, plot a rectangle using psxy on a .cdf grid file. Something like: grdimage grid.cdf -JM20c -R-70/0/20/60 -Bf20g10 -K > image.ps psxy rectangle.dat -JM -R -B -...
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C# - convert lat long coordinates to WKT format

How can I convert coordinates to WKT format like 39.8251136,-8.3824103 with 900913 system (spherical Mercator)? My client is askying me something like this: SRID=900913;POINT(-939520.0088637 4744291....
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Mercator - create uniformly distributed dots over map

I have a map in Mercator projection. I know coordinates of corners. I want to render uniformly distributed dots to map. for (float latDeg = startLatDeg; latDeg <= endLatDeg; latDeg += stepLatDeg){ ...
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Problem with parseWKT : projection mercator-2SP

1 -CoordinateReferenceSystem crss = CRS.parseWKT("PROJCS[\"Mercator\",GEOGCS[\"WGS 84\",DATUM[\"WGS_1984\"," + "SPHEROID[\"WGS 84\",6378137,298.257223563,AUTHORITY[\"EPSG\",\"7030\"]]," ...
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Why maps package adding straight lines in North America using mercator projection in r?

Why is this code creating a bunch of lines crossing the map? map(database = "world", proj="mercator", fill=FALSE, bg="white", resolution=0) How can I remove it without changing the ...
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problem converting OTF from Mercator to equal area

QGIS 1.8.0 on OSX 10.10.5: I've got continent outlines from Natural Earth that are in EPSG:4326 (degrees) plus USGS tree range data in EPSG:2030 (also degrees). When I set the project CRS to EPSG:4326 ...
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Converting EPSG to D3.js

Given an EPSG projection (say, this Alabama one: http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/26729/) How can you take the given WGS84 projection bounds in such a way that you can use them in a D3.js ...
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Convert lat/lon to Mercator x/y, then measure distance

I'm attempting to convert latitude/longitude coordinates to X/Y coordinates on a 52,000 sq. ft. grid according to a simple Mercator projection. I used the following Python code to accomplish this, ...
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a localised 2D coordinate system from GPS coordinates

I spend a few days reading about coordinate systems, map projections, datums, etc. Since I am new to gis, I am not confident I am doing this right. Problem at hand: I have a GPS device that gives ...
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Generating perfect tile set from Mapbox for given zoom level?

I'm using Mapbox API to generate bitmap tiles. First of all I have generated whole world tile with zoom 1 (seems it doesn't matter 0 or 1) and resolution 1280x1280. This tile perfectly positioned from ...
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gdal2tiles pixel shift in output tiles

I would like to re-calculate large geotiff files (10,000 x 10,000px) with the help of gdal2tiles into little (256 x 256px) tiles. The process works fine. However, the result is not perfect. There is ...
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Using pyproj and Mercator: x_0=0 and y_0=0?

I'm having a hard time figuring out how to project correctly from a Mercator projection to LAT/Lon. Basically, I have a netCDF file with the following variables: LON0 = 42.0 => reference longitude ...
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How does what3words build a grid of squares on the surface of the Earth?

What3words built a grid of squares of 3m2 on the earth. Does anyone know what is the algorithm ? I started with this method: the range of longitude is [-180, 180] and the range of latitude is [-90,90]...
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How a draw a circle (on the surface of earth) on a mercator projection?

I would like to use R and leaflet to draw a circle (a real circle on the surface of the earth) on a mercator projection. In the following code, I have the center of the circle (with lng=0 and lat=60),...
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QGIS Qtiles from EPSG 3395

I am having issues while converting my layer from 4326 to 3395. My Qtiles does not make tiles. I have a source mapinfo in 4326 with long, lat pairs. My goal is to show this on a maps.yandex (3395 ...
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What's the accuracy of Web Mercator EPSG:3857?

Are there any references on the accuracy or (min/max/avg) error of Web Mercator when it comes to e.g. distance calculations? For the sake of completeness, I haven't found any reference to the ...
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projecting onto Cartographic coordinates using Gauss Conformal Mercator in python

The shapefiles and boundaries I work with are on WGS 84 referenced to SA: GEOGCS["WGS 84", DATUM["World Geodetic System 1984", SPHEROID["WGS 84", 6378137.0, 298.257223563, AUTHORITY["EPSG","7030"]], ...
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How to quickly change EPSG in QGIS (Openlayers; 4326 vs. 3857)

I'm using Qgis 2.12.2-Lyon on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. With the OpenLayers plugin I added some OpenLayers to my Canvas. I usually use the WGS 84 (EPSG:4326) projection for my project, but I have to switch ...
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Transforming lat and long to Mercator x and y

I've been trying to plot a set of lat and long coordinates to a Mercator map using the following set of equations: x = long - long0 y = ln(tan(pi/4 + lat/2)) These equations are from a page on ...
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Formula of mapnik bounding box (spherical mercator)

I want to implement a tile server and I'm following the code in the repo node-mapnik-sample-code. When a request is sent with the parameters x, y, z (longitude, latitude, zoom), those parameters are ...
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Map scale factor when converting from Mercator to Equirectangular

Lets say I have a map in Mercator projection, and I know top and bottom latitudes: topLatitude = 80; bottomLatitude = -55; I also know width and height of a map: width = 800; height = 500; I want ...
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Converting x,y on mercator to WGS84 latitude and longitude

How do I convert a particular point on a Mercator map (points in a Mercator map svg) to WGS84 coordinates? Is it simply a direct translation of the x,y values, using a multiplier which matches the map ...
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Geoserver Mercator to EPSG:4326

I have external WMS server, which have a layer pusblished in Mercator projection (EPSG:3395). I have this layer set up in Geoserver (2.8.1, GeoTools 14.1). I need to expose this layer via WMTS in ...
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Flat Map that can go thru North Pole

Is there any map SDK or tool that can show the navigation that passes through the north pole in a flat way? Basically If I use a Mercator projection map it is only flat and cannot show the north part ...
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How to make a point from real latitude and longitude values

My program has a center point and one moving object . At this moment this point is somewhere in Europe.But Now i have to change that point from the latitude and longitude values(of Australia) . Please ...
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How to center a user-defined CRS on an area of interest?

My study extent in central Iran straddles two UTM zones (39 and 40): I would like to create a user-defined CRS in Transverse Mercator projection with central meridian inside this area. Through ...
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Calculating Mercator coordinates from lat/lon

I am new to GIS but I am working on a project mapping a building using floor plans and JOSM. Using the PicLayer plugin I added the .png floor plan as a layer. I wrote a .cal file to set the scale, ...
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Adding additional geometry column in PostGIS?

I'm importing many sets of geodata into PostGIS, and they have different SRID's. (Some have EPSG:3857, some EPSG:4326, some something else). I'd like to create an additional geometry column, eg. ...
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Overlay a raster image using Equirectangular projection (lat/lon) onto OSM/Google map with openlayers?

I have a forecast map of 6x6 lat/lon extend from 104E-110E, 10N-16N as an static PNG image and want to make it an overlay on the basemap of OSM/Google map using openlayers 3. The problem is OSM uses ...
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How did sailors navigate before the Mercator projection (1536)? [closed]

The Mercator projection (1536) must be great for nautical navigation. It allows one to find a bearing and keeping this constant one should reach the target (if not in the shortest line). But how did ...
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Convert from WGS84 to 2D projection

I have a map in the form of .bil & .hdr using WGS84. I'd like to convert this into another map using a 2D projection while keeping the lat/long information. What I'd really like with this new map ...
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Fixing mercator coordinates that are outside the world bounding box?

I'm using mercator-projected overlays from a crowdsourced website where volunteers georectify images of maps by hand. Unfortunately, the slippy map that serves as the site's interface wraps and allows ...
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gdaldem hillshade stop working with new projection?

Parallel to gdalwarp `-te -5.8 41 10 51.5 -ts 1980 0` not working with mercator? , my hillshade works with lat/long input : gdaldem hillshade input.tmp.tif shadedrelief.tmp.tif -s 111120 -z 5 -az ...
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Which projections emphasise the Northern Hemisphere, other than Mercator?

I'm working on a project where I have data points in the UK, US, France/Italy, Hong Kong and Japan. I want to show a world map with mini charts at each of these locations. For this project, it makes ...
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Extent from Centroids, Projection, and Resolution?

I have a file that defines a raster, although all the metadata was lost. I know the lat/long coordinates of the grid centroids, and that the grid is in a Mercator projection with a 1/12deg equatorial ...
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Reprojecting xy tiles from mercator to Gauß-Krueger in ubuntu terminal?

I have exported a map from tilemill as mbtiles and converted them to xyz tiles with help of mbutil. The tiles should be used (for learning purpose) with mod_tile or GeoServer and displayed in ...
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Calculating planar distance based on point coordinate and geodetic distance?

Using ThinkGeo, I have a Lat/Lon coordinate, and a distance of .1 miles. The .1 miles represents the radius of a circle and I'm trying to draw this radius around the lat/lon coordinate. The map units ...
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Mercator vs. Web Mercator for Large Scale Topographic Maps

I have 8 terabytes of imagery that is in either lon/lat or UTM projection that I will be using for the basis of large scale topographic maps. I have been studying the differences between Mercator and ...
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Re-projecting from Polar projection to EPSG:4326?

I simply want to project a polar stereographic raster (EPSG:3411) to Mercator (EPSG:3857) or WGS84 (EPSG:4326). The data I is from NOAA. $gdalwarp -s_srs EPSG:3411 -t_srs EPSG:3857 northpsg.20141027 ...
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Improving accuracy of mercator meters conversion to lat/lon?

My question is an extention to Converting mercator meters without UTM zone? While the answer in the previous Q&A got me so far, I've now come to an impass. While the conversion I do from Mercator ...