[GRASS-user] Re: reprojection with v.proj

Hamish hamish_nospam at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 10 22:21:11 EDT 2006

Seb wrote:
> > How can the PROJ_INFO file be generated?  Any further hints welcome.
> A note for other users in this situation: generate the projection
> files (e.g. ESRI's projection utility) with the software the shape
> files were created.  v.in.ogr will then be able to generate the proper

The shapefile format by itself is projection-less. They need an
associated .prj projection file if another piece of software is to
use them in a projected environment without manual projection entry.

If the shapefile is known to be in the current GRASS location's
projection, but lacks a .prj file, you can use "v.in.ogr -o" to skip
the mis-matched projection check and force the import.


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