[GRASSLIST:1091] Re: Conversion Transvers Mercator Shape File to LL Shape File

Markus Neteler neteler at geog.uni-hannover.de
Mon Nov 6 14:02:24 EST 2000

On Mon, Nov 06, 2000 at 05:45:55PM +0100, m.malicky at landesmuseum-linz.ac.at wrote:
> Hi all!
> I have the following question:
> How does one convert a transvers mercator (gauss krüger) shape 
> file to a lat-long shape file.
Hi Michael Malicky,

you will have to create a location containing the gauß-krüger
data, and a second location with lat-/long settings (empty).

Then go into lat/long-location and transform the gauß-krüger-data
with v.proj. It will ask you for the source (gk) location and
get this dataset into the new lat/long location.

In case you don't know the lat-/long coordinates:
To convert the corner coordinates of your gk-location use 
m.proj to receive the corresponding lat/long values.

Hope this helps! In case of problems, please contact me.



Dipl.-Geogr. Markus Neteler *  University of Hannover
Institute of Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology
Schneiderberg 50 * D-30167 Hannover * Germany
Tel: ++49-(0)511-762-4494  Fax: -3984

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