[GRASS-user] Identification of projectiopn?

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Tue Jul 5 10:49:04 EDT 2011

On 05/07/11 12:52, Rainer M Krug wrote:
> Hi
> I have two shape files of which I do not know the projection (and it
> seems that the person I got them from does not know either...). The maps
> are from the Keurboom nature reserve area in South Africa
> (http://plak.co.za/moreinfo.php?id=347) and the two shp files have the
> folowing bounding boxes:
> In layer spatial reference system units : xMin,yMin 21340.4,-3755528.75
> : xMax,yMax 34244.9,-3749187.87
> In layer spatial reference system units : xMin,yMin 17001.2,-3754438.15
> : xMax,yMax 37019.9,-3743929.77
> I know this is a guessing game, but it must be a common projection - the
> map datum is very likely (almost certainly) WGS84.
> Any suggestions welcome,

Next to Lester's precise suggestions, this would be my path of choice:

Search for Type='projected CRS' and Area='South Africe' here: 
http://www.epsg-registry.org/ and then see which of these seem to fit.


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