[Qgis-developer] Help with projections

Werner Macho werner.macho at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 01:58:51 PST 2016

Hi all,

however we are going to solve this ..
+1 for better projection support.

reason: there are a lot of downloadable shapefiles by austrian
government which are obviously produced by ESRI products (with
austrian projection) - but when I load them in QGIS I still get
"custom projection" with the same parameters as the austrian
projection (I think it was 31259). So there must be something wrong
with projection recognition.
So beside the better projection CHOICE support - there is still some
thing to do ..


On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 9:41 AM, Andreas Neumann <a.neumann at carto.net> wrote:
> Hi Paolo,
> I think it would be worth to have better projection choice support in QGIS.
> It is really hard to select proper projections, esp. for new users. We also
> lack some useful worldwide projections in our proj4 database.
> One could have a d3.js based preview for world-wide projections.
> Would be a good thing for a GSOC project, I think.
> Andreas
> On 13.01.2016 09:23, Paolo Cavallini wrote:
>> Il 13/01/2016 08:24, Paolo Cavallini ha scritto:
>>> Hi all,
>>> during courses, a frequent question is how to find the correct
>>> projection for layers without a .prj or similar.
>>> An interesting approach is this: http://projfinder.com/
>> BTW, this particular implementation does not work, as it seems to be
>> strongly biased towards North America.
>> The idea is still valid, however.
>> All the best.
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