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## How do you Reproject in GIS?

Procedure

- Open the ArcToolbox Projection wizard. ArcGIS 9.x.
- Select the shapefile or geodatabase to be projected. ArcGIS 9.x.
- Specify a location and name for the new projected data.
- Specify the output coordinate system to project the data.
- Select an optional geographic transformation, if required.
- Complete the projection.

## What is the South African coordinate system?

Since 1 January 1999, the official co-ordinate system for South Africa is based on the World Geodetic System 1984 ellipsoid, commonly known as WGS84, with the International Terrestrial Reference Frame 91 (ITRF91, epoch 1994.0) coordinates of the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Telescope used as the origin of this system …

**Why projection is used in GIS?**

Projections are a mathematical transformation that take spherical coordinates (latitude and longitude) and transform them to an XY (planar) coordinate system. This enables you to create a map that accurately shows distances, areas, or directions.

**What is Reprojection in ArcGIS?**

Overview. The Reproject function modifies the projection of a raster dataset, mosaic dataset, or raster item in a mosaic dataset. It can also resample the data to a new cell size and define an origin.

### What is Reprojection in QGIS?

Follow Along: “On the Fly” Reprojection. QGIS allows you to reproject data “on the fly”. What this means is that even if the data itself is in another CRS, QGIS can project it as if it were in a CRS of your choice.

### What is the difference between Cape datum and hartebeesthoek datum?

In general terms, the differences between the Cape Datum and Hartebeesthoek 94 range between 20 m and 90 m for Y co-ordinates (Westings) and 292 m and 300 m for X co- ordinates (Southings). Geographical co-ordinate differences range between 0,5 secs and 2,8 secs for longitude and latitude.

**Where is Cape datum located?**

The Cape datum is the older of the two is no longer used. This references the Clarke 1880 ellipsoid and it was developed by Sir Thomas Maclear and Sir David Gill in the later 19th – early 20th Century. Hartebeesthoek94 is the datum currently in use in South Africa.

**What are the four types of projection?**

Each of the main projection types—conic, cylindrical, and planar—are illustrated below.

- Conic (tangent) A cone is placed over a globe.
- Conic (secant) A cone is placed over a globe but cuts through the surface.
- Cylindrical aspects. A cylinder is placed over a globe.
- Planar aspects.
- Polar aspect (different perspectives)

## What is projection example?

Examples of Projection A wife is attracted to a male co-worker but can’t admit her feelings, so when her husband talks about a female co-worker, she becomes jealous and accuses him of being attracted to the other woman. A man who feels insecure about his masculinity mocks other men for acting like women.

## What is the definition of Reproject?

Reproject definition Filters. (cartography) To change the projection (coordinate system) of spatial data with another projection.

**What is the central meridian of Cape Town?**

The latitude of Cape Town, South Africa is -33.918861, and the longitude is 18.423300. Cape Town, South Africa is located at South Africa country in the Cities place category with the gps coordinates of 33° 55′ 7.8996” S and 18° 25′ 23.8800” E.

**What are wgs84 coordinates?**

The WGS 84 Coordinate System is a Conventional Terrestrial Reference System (CTRS). It has a right-handed, Earth-fixed orthogonal coordinate format. The system origin also serves as the geometric center of the WGS 84 ellipsoid, and the Z-axis serves as the rotational axis of this ellipsoid of revolution.

### What is the difference between normal Mercator and Transverse Mercator?

Description. The transverse Mercator projection, also known as the Gauss-Krüger projection, is similar to Mercator except that the cylinder touches the sphere or ellipsoid along a meridian instead of the equator. The result is a conformal projection that does not maintain true directions.

### What are 3 types of map projections?

Conceptually, there are three types of surfaces that a map can be projected onto: a cylinder, a cone, and a plane. Each of these surfaces can be laid flat without distortion. Projections based on each surface can be used for mapping particular parts of the world.