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prj-file not Esri readable

Question asked by groote_lfu on Jun 26, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2018 by groote_lfu

Hello Esri-community,


I'm testing various transformation tools in order to transform shapefiles and feature classes from gauss krueger (epsg 31468) to utm32 (epsg 25832). No I'm running into the problem that I get not Esri-readable prj files (e.g. when using ogr2ogr). I think the problem is the problem might be the EPSG name and the GEOGCS name ("ETRS898" vs "GCS_ETRS_1989"). As soon as I change this parameters to the Esri-format everything is fine and ArcGIS recognizes the EPSG Code. as well as EPSG Geodetic Parameter Registry refer to the epsg code 25832 as "ETRS89 / UTM zone 32N" whereas files which are transformed in ArcGIS refer to "ETRS_1989_UTM_Zone_32N". 

PROJCS["ETRS89 / UTM zone 32N",GEOGCS["ETRS89",DATUM["D_ETRS_1989",SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137,298.257222101]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0],UNIT["Degree",0.017453292519943295]],PROJECTION["Transverse_Mercator"],PARAMETER["latitude_of_origin",0],PARAMETER["central_meridian",9],PARAMETER["scale_factor",0.9996],PARAMETER["false_easting",500000],PARAMETER["false_northing",0],UNIT["Meter",1]]



How is that possible or how can I avoid that I have to change my prj files after transforming them?


Thank you a lot for your help,



PS: something similar occurs when I use

gdalsrsinfo -o wkt_esri "EPSG:25832"