If you know the starting coordinate system or projection of your shapefile, you can quickly export the data into another coordinate or projections system using QGIS.
If you need a consolidated place to search for coordinate systems, EPSG.io is a place to start. The open source web-service was launch this past March and provides a database of over 6000 coordinate systems used around the world by different GIS datasets. The coordinate system database is based on the official […]
Map projections allow us to convert from sphere to planar (flat) representation. Geographic coordinate systems allow for the measurements of distances and to determine direction. Except for the Geographic Grid all coordinate systems are based on some form of map projection. Coordinates In a coordinate system, the X value given […]
What are Map Projections? The shape of the earth is roughly spherical wheres as maps are two dimensional. Map projection is a set of techniques designed to depict with reasonable accuracy the spherical earth in a two-dimensional (i.e. flat) media. Map projection types are created by an imaginary source of […]
Have you ever wondered why on legal documents your house is not listed with your address but rather by parcel location? If you have ever seen something akin to the southwest corner of the northeast corner of the northwest corner of Section 21, Township 4, that coordinate system is the […]