[GRASS-user] area spanning several UTM zones and dbf driver error

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Sun Aug 18 15:02:12 PDT 2013

On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 5:46 PM, Sonali Saha <sahairc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all- I am trying to create a shapefile out of google earth

What is the projection of the SHAPE file?

> of an area
> which spans two UTM zones, while setting the map limits, I should use lat
> lon instead of UTM coordinates, right?

Well, you can use only one UTM zone at a time. But there are other
metric projections available which have a large extent.
For example: in Europe, the EU LAEA (EPSG 3035) is commonly used.

> However when I am trying to load the shapefile I get the message DBF: driver
> error, could not create a table.

Please copy the commands and error messages as they appear.


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