on-the-fly reprojection

On-the-fly reprojection is a process that takes data stored in latitude and longitude format (unprojected data) and transforms its visual representation to match other projected datasets. For example, as data is added to a map with a different spatial reference, on-the-fly reprojection performs a temporary data transformation to the map's spatial reference.

Also known as

  • dynamic reprojection

Related terms

  • spatial reference
  • projection

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