[OSGeo Africa] Identify coordinate system

Basson, FC FCBasson at elsenburg.com
Thu Jul 11 23:31:03 PDT 2019

Hi Zoltan

This page provides a nice list of possibilities: https://epsg.io/?q=Qatar%20kind%3APROJCRS
Click on the “Get position on a map” link for each projection to compare.
It seems like it must be EPSG 27039 or EPSG 32639.

FC Basson

From: Africa [mailto:africa-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Zoltan Szecsei
Sent: 11 July 2019 05:52 PM
To: Africa at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: [OSGeo Africa] Identify coordinate system

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

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