[Mapserver-users] ogr broken perhaps? Problems with on-the-fly and other projections.

Andrew selkiesdad at twcny.rr.com
Wed May 26 12:54:13 EDT 2004

I have been trying to get a latlong shapefile produced by the usgs from 
a UTM dataset (grs80 nad83  zone 18N) to display on a raster layer in NY 
State Plane East (epsg:32115) projection , map base projection also set 
to epsg:32115.  My failures have led me to reproject my data manually 
using gdalwarp and ogr2ogr. I have confirmed the projections by using 
ogrinfo, gdalinfo and by actively plotting the results. The ogr utility 
(manual and on-the-fly) puts all my latlong points at negative  state 
plane coordinates at a very reduced scale and far off "center" (by 
several region diameters). I have tried working with the false eastings 
and northings,  but with no luck. Gdal seems to get this info (if it is 
needed) from the headers; rasters seem to project both on the fly and 
manually, though I have to assemble more files and templates to test this.  

I have tried TRANSFORM=TRUE and =ON, no luck (which is it, by the way? 
both appear on the doc sites and in postings) and evrything else I can 
think of or have seen posted.

There is an old reference to version 3.3(something) being broken in this 

Any insights?

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