Changing Map Projection

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  • #3450

    sukumar
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    Hi,

    While searching for a world map for my project, I found naturalearthdata.com. I downloaded the 1:50m Cultural Vectors – Countries, and using QGIS for reading the file but the projection is not what I want.

    I want to render map as flat, like here

    http://scribblemaps.com/#lat=43.60051262761005&lng=25.5959875000003&z=2&t=Map&y=0&p=0

    But the map from naturalearthdata.com has curve on top and bottom. Sorry for this silly question but I don’t know how to fix it.

    Will really appreciate if someone can help.

    Thanks!

    #4193

    sukumar
    Participant

    Any help please?

    #4194

    Nathaniel
    Keymaster

    The projection in your scribble is web spherical Mercator. The data you get from natural earth is geographic wgs84. You want qgis to transform your projection on tge fly to match. Not sure what u mean by curve.

    #4195

    sukumar
    Participant

    Hi Nathaniel,

    Thanks a lot for your reply.

    Is there any way to download natural earth data in Web Spherical Mercator projection (like used in Scribble, Google Maps etc.). Or is there any way to convert the projection in QGIS?

    #4196

    Nathaniel
    Keymaster

    No. Natural Earth comes plain vanilla. You need to cook it. Try something like:

    http://linfiniti.com/2011/03/on-the-fly-raster-reprojection-comes-to-qgis/

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