[GeoNode-users] SRC not established from *.prj. Non admin Users can´t select SRC of layers they upload.

Daniel Victoria daniel.victoria at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 08:00:51 PDT 2017

An update. I don't think it's GeoNode problem but rather a GeoServer issue
that does not recognize the proj file

Here is an issue related to the problem:


So basically, if you try to upload the malformed file directly into
GeoServer, it will fail.


On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 11:51 AM Ariel Neri <ariel.neriw at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for your tips. They helped me find the problem. As Daniel said, it
> was related to malformed .prj files. Most of the shapefiles were generated
> with R Studio. The prj files (slightly diferent in R) are well recognized
> by QGis an ArcGis, but not by GeoNode. Files reprojected and exported in
> both  QGis and ArcGis are well referenced in GeoNode (as Stefan confirmed).
> Thanks for your help.
> cheers
> Ariel
> 2017-10-03 11:12 GMT-03:00 Daniel Victoria <daniel.victoria at gmail.com>:
>> We've encountered some issues with malformed .prj files. QGis would
>> recognize them fine but once imported into GeoNode, the projection would
>> end up wrong. If I remember correctly, it was how ESRI defined the
>> SIRGAS2000 datum. But this was some time ago, using GeoNode 2.4. Not sure
>> if it's fixed.
>> One work-around that we did, to debug the problem, was delete the .prj
>> file and redefine the shapefile projection in QGis. Then things would work.
>> Cheers
>> Daniel
>> On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 10:42 AM Stefan Steiniger <sstein at geo.uzh.ch>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I don't have a problem with uploading data in UTM19S in V2.0, so I guess
>>> it's either a degression (not likely) or an  issue with your *.prj
>>> file/definition strings. My shapefile are mostly from QGIS, though.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Stefan
>>> > El 03-10-2017, a las 10:24, Ariel Neri <ariel.neriw at gmail.com>
>>> escribió:
>>> >
>>> > Hi, i´m using Geonode 2.6. Neather I, nor the users of our geonode
>>> portal could find the way to establish the correct SRC on their layers (I
>>> thought they could from the metadata edition section but i was wrong),
>>> apart from the admin interface or Geoserver UI.
>>> > When a new shapefile is uploaded, a default SRC is set (40400), no
>>> matter what the *.prj inidcates. Only EPSG:4326 shapefiles are set
>>> correctly (most of our work is on UTM). Is this a miss-configuration on our
>>> GeoNode or that´s the way it works?
>>> > If it´s a local problem, would you indicate what files should i search
>>> for the problem?
>>> >
>>> > At the moment i´m correcting that from Geoserver UI, but it would be
>>> very usefull if non-admin users could do it themselves on their layers.
>>> >
>>> > Thanks
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