Custom Projection?

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12-02-2019 07:35 PM
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Is it possible to define a custom projection for use in an ArcGIS Online app. (Similar to this on ArGIS Server: Defining a custom projection for a WMS service—Documentation | ArcGIS Enterprise )

WKID 27500 is close to my projection but I need to modify it slightly.

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Hi Weldon Hoppe , 

I guess it is possible to publish your data using a different coordinate system. You will need your own basemap to me able to display the data. Choose basemap—ArcGIS Online Help | Documentation 

I would be careful with going that way, it might be better to project the data to a known and supported coordinate system to avoid incompatibility later on and being able to combine it with other data in an easy way.

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I am publishing in a standard coordinate system. However, I would like to use the Coordinate widget to allow the user to display coordinates in a custom system. I am limited to selecting a WKID for the alternate system(s). Is it possible to add a WKID for the custom system to my online project?

thank you,

Weldon

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Hi Weldon Hoppe , 

I don't think so. The whole idea of a WKID is that it is "well-known" and when you create a custom projection it will not be well-known.

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I understand your point of WKID, however, based on the reference to "Defining a custom projection for a WMS service" in my orignal post, I was just wondering if there is a way to submit a custom definition in WKT format in Online that is only used for my project.

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Hi Weldon Hoppe , 

The new web map (beta) based on the 4.x JavaScript has a widget for location which allows you to show the coordinates of the basemap. If you publish a basemap in your own coordinate system, you should be able to show the coordinates.

AGOL assistant allows you to edit the json of a web map, but I am not so sure what would happen in case you specify your coordinate system in the json. When you try, make sure to make a copy of the web map first...

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