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RCinSTP

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my map is stretched horizontal
« on: December 22, 2015, 03:52:51 PM »
I have a map made from vector layers and when I compare my map to the same area on a map produced by a commercial map maker, my map is stretched horizontally.  The commercial map measures 30" x 25", my map of the same area measures 30" x 18"
I made maps from the same shapes file in both QGIS and ArcMap and both maps look the same.
I don't know if this influences the shape of the map but, the Reference System Information from my map data is: Code NAD83 (EPSG:4269) Codespace  EPSG
The commercial map is NAD 27

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Re: my map is stretched horizontal
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2015, 08:02:32 AM »
I figured it out. I entered the Longitude/Latitude into the URL below which showed me the UTM number, then I went into the project properties > CRS and scrolled through the list of Coordinate Reference Systems until I found the same UTM.  I selected that UTM and the map popped into the correct shape.

https://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?params=48.62724___N_-91.90917___E