[GRASS-user] Project map

Daniel Victoria daniel.victoria at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 10:32:52 EDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 11:09 AM, Stefanie Obmann <stef_ob at gmx.at> wrote:
> My question:
> If I save my vector map as shp.-file for another GIS (ARCGIS in my case)
> what projection does it use? My attribute table shows gg. Coordinates as in
> GRASS. So do I have to project it another time?
> (I also get a spatial reference alert back from the new GIS)
> Thanks,
> Steffi

When you save a shapefile in ArcGIS it will not necessarily carry
projection information. The shapefile only has projection information
if it has a .prj file with it or, if you explicitly set the projection
using ArcToolbox (Data management / projections and transformations /
DEFINE projection), which creates the .prj file


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