[OSGeo Africa] Identify coordinate system

Zoltan Szecsei zoltans at geograph.co.za
Thu Jul 11 08:52:27 PDT 2019

Hi Listers,
I've been asked o help a school-going daughter of a friend of mine in 
Doha (yes, this is "AfricaList" :-/  )
She has been given a shapefile without a projection file. The area is Al 
Wakrah, just South of Doha airport.

The numeric values of the geometry coords are around 560000, 2782000 - 
the second value looked like a distance from the Equator, so I tried UTM 39N
The scaling seems wrong, and it does not align with the coastline 
(QND95) shapefile I have.
(I also tried EPSG:27039)

As you can see, projection-sleuthing is not one of my strengths.
Can anyone point me in a direction to try and solve this?

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards,


Zoltan Szecsei GPrGISc 0031
Geograph (Pty) Ltd.
GIS and Photogrammetric Services

P.O. Box 7, Muizenberg 7950, South Africa.

Mobile: +27-83-6004028
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