# Questions tagged [wgs84]

WGS 84 (that spelling) is the name of an ellipsoid (EPSG::7030), the name of a geodetic coordinate reference system (EPSG::4326), and the alias of a datum (EPSG::6326), official name World Geodetic System 1984. WGS84 (no space) is the alias of the ellipsoid (EPSG::7030). WGS 84 is most commonly used to describe the coordinate reference system.

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### How to convert to Australian Height Datum from Google Earth elevation?

I am trying to figure out how to convert from Google Earth elevation to Australian Height Datum (AHD). Google Earth's elevation / altitude is based on The vertical component (altitude) is measured ...
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### Problem with projection in layer

I'm having problems with visualizing a layer which is in EPSG:4326 Apparently the geometry looks perfect, but I don't know why, it's not in real coordinates. I have projected it to 4326 with QGIS, ...
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### Rhombus shaped pixels when viewing an image referenced in WGS84

Following the Question What is the projection of WGS84 in GIS software?, in the comments section of the answer https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/73578/5256, Jake very well explains that Because the ...
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### What is the precise distance from equator to pole according to WGS84?

For calculating areas of polygons by means of projecting to a cylindrical equal area projection I came across the following discrepancy: I ended up with a different distance, off by more than 5km, ...
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### Are these two OGC WKT projections the same? And if so, why are their reference strings different?

So here is the .prj text of a federal shapefile dataset of all public airports in its native OGC WKT format: GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137.0,298.257223563]],...
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### How to make world file in WGS84 out of OpenLayer's Google Earth layers?

I would like to make world file out of OpenLayer's Google Earth. The problem is, that Google Earth layers in Qgis are shown EPSG:3857, but I need just standard WGS84 (ESPG:4326). When I try to set ...
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### Trying to convert coordinates from WGS84 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere to WGS84

I've been struggling with this for way too long now. I've got some data that was georeferenced in the WGS84 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere that should have been done just in WGS84. The Auxiliary ...
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### How do you convert from GPS data in WGS84 to a GIS built in NAD27 in ArcGIS?

I have GPS data that has been recorded in Datum WGS84. The client has a GIS built in Datum NAD27. Having looked into the conversions online I would like to know how to do this rigorously with ...
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### Conversion from NZMG to latitude and longitude

I want to convert NEW ZEALAND MAP GRID coordinates i.e. Northing and Easting into WGS84 coordinates i.e. Latitude and Longitude. I have searched on internet but there is no proper explanation of how ...
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### How can I assess the accuracy of a reprojection?

I'm reprojecting a set of measured GPS co-ordinates from WGS84 to OSGB36, using two methods: the pyproj.transform method, which uses PROJ.4, and a "homemade" method from here. The latter method is ...
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### Transformation from WGS1984 to ITRF2008

We are using Projected Coordinate System: Ain_el_Abd_UTM_Zone_39N (Transverse_Mercator) in our GPS Devices and have valuable Coordinate data. Can I change the projection of this data this to WGS 1984 ...
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### How to make polygon shapefile containing WGS 84 UTM zones as features?

I need a shapefile with polygon features. Each feature has to be a unique UTM zone (each zone is 6 degrees) in the northern hemisphere. I have no idea how to make it - Create fishnet gives a wrong ...
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### Wrong object size after projecting spatial data from one coordinate system to another

I am having problems reprojecting items in ArcMap 10.1 from British National Grid To WGS84. (WKID: 27700 Authority: EPSG to WKID: 102100 Authority: ESRI) All Polygon Layers I project [I use Project (...
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### problem creating and editing features at extent edges

I'm in the process of creating a polyline feature layer of tectonic plates. I'm working with WGS-84 reference system, which means the extent is +-180 in lon, and +-90 in lat. In order to create the ...
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### How to convert EPSG:2163 coordinates to wgs84 in javascript

I'm currently testing a web app that calculates EPSG:2163 coordinates based on user interaction with a map created through d3.js. I wish to convert these coordinates to WGS84 in order to use various ...
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### WGS84 - how to convert

I have multiple locations saved in WGS84 - it looks like e.g. latitude: 12345678 longitude: 87654321. I tried to search it on the map this way: 12.345678 87.654321, but it doesn't match the place it ...
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### Get the distance between 2 WGS84 GEOSGeometries

I currently want to check if 2 given GEOSGeometry objects of type Point are within 100m of each other. (length flexible) Looking at previous asked questions on this topic, most of the answers were ...
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### Projection WGS 84 is slightly displaced referring to a hillshade in QGIS

I have a hillshade and a vector layer. The vector layer is slightly displaced referring the hillshade. About lat=100m and long=175m The CRS of the project is EPSG:3397 - PD/83 / Gauss-Kruger zone 4. ...
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### Why is my Polygon (WGS84) in SpatiaLite 4 not displayed by QGIS? [closed]

I made a polygon in a SpatiaLite 4 database as follows: INSERT INTO test_pg (id, name, geom) VALUES (3, 'test', ST_PolyFromText('POLYGON((8.556824 47.185269, 8.611009 47.185269, 8.611009 47.218568, ...
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### What is the relationship between ITRF and WGS84?

Why are there people saying that "I am using WGS84(ITRF96)"? There are newer version of ITRF. Will WGS84 follow it? If so, what will be the influence to us?
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### How do I get the area of a WGS84 polygon in square meters?

The following gives me the area of the polygon in square degrees: SELECT ST_Area(ST_GeomFromText('POLYGON((871325.790874952 6105405.3261047,871418.748307692 6105359.72944624,871346.22022442 6105215....
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### is ellipse inside ellipse in WGS84 ellipsoid

My question is quite clear: Assume that there is an ellipse, namely EL1. Parameters of the ellipsoid are (focus11 [latitude, longitude], focus12[latitude, longitude], radius1). And a second ellipse, ...
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### How to Project shapefile from NAD 1983 UTM Zone 12 to WGS 1984 UTM Zone 13N?

I have a question and I have a shapefile that is in NAD UTM Zone 12 and Datum is North American Datum of 1983. What I would liket to reprojection it to NAD 1983 UTM Zone 13N and change the Datum to ...
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### QGIS: On the fly projection from WGS84, 19 N, to Web Mercator. Do I need to define a new CRS with transformation parameters?

Workin in QGIS, I have a shapefile called "protected areas" of Dominican Republic, that was digitized from topomaps 50k. Shapefile is projected to WGS84, 19N zone. My problem is that when I load ...
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### Transform Shapefile from WGS84 to NAD83 using QGIS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to reproject a vector layer in QGIS? I have some shapefiles whose CRS is WGS 1984 and I have some shapefiles whose CRS is NAD 1983 State Plane Illinois East. I want them ...
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### Convert MapCoordinate from WGS 84 and vice versa - ESRI MOBILE 10.0

I am seeing a strange issue in 10.0 mobile version. If a convert a coordinate (x.x,y.y) to WGS84 using mobilecache1.spatialreferece.towgs84 and if I convert the resulting GPS coordinate back to map ...
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### How to convert from EPSG:4326 to WGS84/UTM 32U?

I am unable to convert from the project's coordinate system to a different one using QGis 1.8.0. I have a .shp file with a certain coordinate system information (WGS84 EPSG:4326 according to qgis). I ...
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### Precision when working with spatial data in GIS

Is there a basic or introductory study that examines and compares the precision of spatial data when working with varying precison of the data input, like having 1, 2, ... decimal places? with the ...
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### OSM To Postgis & WGS84 problems

I’m trying to import OpenStreetMap (OSM) data into postGIS it doesn’t appear to be working in that features do not appear to be in the correct place.. Using the QGIS OSM add in and a coastal shape ...
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### Creating a User Defined Point Grid

Im trying to write some code (in C#, but any language will do) where the user defines and area, based on Min/Max Long/Lat's, and specifies a distance between points in meters, and the code returns a ...
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### java vividsolutions jts wgs-84 distance to meters

my (java) project uses com.vividsolutions.jts.geom, which provides a distance function. After some googling I finally found that the return value from this function is in central angle degrees, when ...
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### Measuring distance between points in ArcMap - what coordinate system to use?

This is a basic -newbie - question. I have some handwritten data points taken off a GPS - so I am assuming they are in WGS 84, and I want to load them in ArcMap 9.3, via excel, and measure the ...
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### Empty mapper window when I open a OSGB36 shapefile in MapInfo Professional. How can I see the data?

I have a set of shapefiles which I'm trying to open in MapInfo Professional 7.8. Each of the shapefiles has a .prj file which looks like this: PROJCS["British_National_Grid",GEOGCS["GCS_OSGB_1936" ,...
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### How to recalc WGS84 Shape_Area field to square miles in ArcGIS 10

What are the units of the Shape_Area field in a wgs84 feature class? Is it decimal degree squared? I would like to convert that to something more meaningful like square miles without reprojecting the ...
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### Matching ArcGIS and QGIS coordinate systems

I have the following info for a feature class in ArcGIS that is supposed to be in WGS 1984/UTM 16N projected coordinate system: Projection: Transverse_Mercator False_Easting: 500000.000000 ...
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### Global grid, which reference system to use?

I have seen a couple global studies using WGS84 as geographic reference, with the problem that the area of raster cells is not constant. Which reference system would you use for a global analysis in ...