[OSGeo Africa] ArcMap Projection Files for Namibia

Shaun Anderson shaun at tnmaps.co.za
Mon Nov 10 21:16:31 PST 2014

Hi Andrew


Thanks very much, it’s a great help.





From: africa-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:africa-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Rand GIS CONSULTANT
Sent: 10 November 2014 07:16 PM
To: Africa local chapter discussions
Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] ArcMap Projection Files for Namibia


Dear Shaun

The Ministry of Mines and Energy maintains The Schwarzeck Datum "that consists of the Bessel 1841 Spheroid tied to a point called Schwarzeck located at 22º 45' 35".820 S and 18º 40' 34".549 E..." [source: http://www.mme.gov.na/gsn/nam-map-system.htm]

Given that this is an Open Source Geospatial list, the above Quantum GIS CRS nomenclature is: 

+proj=tmerc +lat_0=-22 +lon_0=17 +k=1 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +axis=wsu +ellps=bess_nam +towgs84=616,97,-251,0,0,0,0 +to_meter=1.0000135965 +no_defs

Hope that helps.



Andrew Rand MSc UCT

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On 10 November 2014 15:46, Shaun Anderson <shaun at tnmaps.co.za> wrote:



Can anyone assist in supplying me with projection files, to be used in ArcMap (.prj) for Namibia. 


The projection I am looking for is: Schwarzeck datum on Namibian – Lo17.


Thank you.


Best Regards


Shaun Anderson

083 398 0300

shaun at tnmaps.co.za



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