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Please help, Wrong Projection??

Question asked by Badwolfpt on Mar 25, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 27, 2016 by Badwolfpt

Dear all,

First of all I am new to ArcGis


I was given a shapefile with the information of the bathymetry of a Portuguese river reach. In the same shapefile "package" there was one file with the information of the projection, a *.prj file.

 

I have loaded the shapefile on ArcGis and I got this information:

Projected Coordinate System:Lisbon_Lisbon_Portuguese_Grid
Projection:Transverse_Mercator
false_easting:0,00000000
false_northing:0,00000000
central_meridian:1,00000000
scale_factor:1,00000000
latitude_of_origin:39,66666667
Linear Unit:Meter

 

 

Geographic Coordinate System:GCS_Lisbon (Lisbon)
Datum:D_Lisbon
Prime Meridian:Lisbon
Angular Unit:Degree

 

This should be correct, but I used "layer to KML" and checked the location of this river in Google Earth, and it was placed on the sea, near Ibiza island. And this is a Portuguese river reach...

 

So, something is not correct here and I really do not know what can I do to project this river in the correct place... Can someone help me?

 

I know exactly the location of the river reach on Google Earth!

 

Thanks!

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