[OSGeo Africa] Projection used for small areas and police boundaries

Gavin Fleming gavinjfleming at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 07:40:32 PST 2016

Hi Adi

On 19/02/2016 16:42, Adi Eyal wrote:
> Hi All
> I have the SAL area boundaries from StatsSA. Unfortunately, it seems
> that these boundaries have already been projected onto a plane - are
> unprojected shapes available?
Are you sure their CRS is just not correctly defined? StatsSA and other
national data sets are normally unprojected (i.e. geographic or
long-lat). Whatever CRS the geometry is actually in (despite how it's
defined in its metadata) can easily be projected to anything else in
QGIS. If you send a small sample I'll send you the steps to take.

> Thanks
> Adi
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