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Projection Issues (Converting from UTM Zone 44N to Kandawala SriLanka Grid) shifting around 200 meters in the easting

Question asked by umapathy on Aug 4, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 5, 2014 by DOpgenorth-esristaff

Hi,

I am from Sri Lanka. Northern Sri Lanka is in UTM Zone 44. If the data been collected in UTM Zone 44N and If I (or someone) convert it to Kandawala Sri Lankan Grid (Available in ArcGIS 10.1 as Projected Coordinate Systems -> National Grids -> Asia -> Kandawala Sri Lanka Grid) there seems to be shifting around 200 meters on the east. However if I use DNR GPS software from DNRGPS Application: Minnesota DNR load the shape file  then if I set (from the DNR GPS) the file -> Set Projections -> Datum as Kandawala and Projection as Sri Lankan Grid only few meter difference which is acceptable. I have verfied this with 2 Garmin GPS one set to UTM Zone 44n and other set to Sri Lankan Grid . I shall be thankful if I can sort out the issue in ArcGIS.

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