[gdal-dev] orginfo and prj files

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Thu Aug 14 13:40:47 EDT 2008

Lucena, Ivan wrote:
> Mateusz,
> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>  > For Shapefile format specifically, it does run through morphing
>  > procedure by calling OGRSpatialReference::importFromESRI
> In that case I would expect something like coming from ogrinfo:
>     GEOGCS["NAD83",
>         DATUM["North_American_Datum_1983",
>             SPHEROID["GRS 1980",6378137,298.257222101,
>                 AUTHORITY["EPSG","7019"]],
>             AUTHORITY["EPSG","6269"]],
>         PRIMEM["Greenwich",0,
>             AUTHORITY["EPSG","8901"]],
>         UNIT["degree",0.01745329251994328,
>             AUTHORITY["EPSG","9122"]],
>         AUTHORITY["EPSG","4269"]],
>     UNIT["metre",1,
>         AUTHORITY["EPSG","9001"]],
> But instead I am getting just the content of the PRJ file:


I've stepped through the OGR code while opening states.shp data from 
ESRI and I confirm that the execution goes through morphFromESRI 
function. However, I'm not sure why ESRI version is printed, I suppose 
your ESRI WKT is passed through morphing but it isn't recognized well.
May be Frank will have more comments.

Best regards,
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
Charter Member of OSGeo, http://osgeo.org

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