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Error creating spatial reference from Alaska state plane system

Question asked by ekv5_cdc on Apr 10, 2019
Latest reply on Jul 12, 2019 by rvburton

We have a state plane feature class that covers the entire United States.  We use it to find the name of a coordinate system and plug it into arcpy.SpatialReference().  This works great for everywhere but most Alaska coordinate systems.

 

For some reason, it fails on every Alaska coordinate system except for one.

 

 

 

For what it's worth, it will accept the WKID. 

 

 

I know it's probably better to use the WKID than a string, but I inherited this project and it's not currently set up to use the WKID. 

 

Does anyone have a reason why the function would accept the first Alaska value, but not the second?  I can't tell if this is a bug or if someone on my end failed to update coordinate system names.  Is there a file to browse accepted system names?  The PDF (http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.5/analyze/arcpy-classes/pdf/projected_coordinate_systems.pdf) isn't much help.

 

Thanks.

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