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Reproject Patterson Natural Earth to WGS84 (or anything, really)

Question asked by amberm on Feb 22, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 22, 2019 by BSavric-esristaff

I have a set of files that are stored in Tom Patterson's Natural Earth Projection, and I would like to convert them to WGS1984 (or anything that would be more versatile). This will require a transformation, but I can't locate one and don't know where to start with building one, if that's the route this needs to go.

Any help with methods for reprojecting would be appreciated - thanks!

To avoid any confusion, this is NOT the same projection that the Natural Earth data comes in (see the link above for disambiguation).

The .prj string for Natural Earth Projection is:

PROJCS["Sphere_Natural_Earth",GEOGCS["GCS_Sphere_GRS_1980_Mean_Radius",DATUM["D_Sphere_GRS_1980_Mean_Radius",SPHEROID["Sphere_GRS_1980_Mean_Radius",6371008.7714,0.0]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Natural_Earth"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",90.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",90.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",180.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0]]

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