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Problem with coordinate system when importing shapefile points

Question asked by carolinhelbig123 on Feb 1, 2020



what I want to do: Using 'Get Map Data' und adding some other georeferenced data to it such as shape-files with point data.


The shapefile uses normal GPS coordinates, as far as I know the ordinate system is WGS 1984 UTM Zone 33N.


When I import the shapefiles first, the points appear but not in the expected way. I get some boxes that are overlapping. I red that CE gives the point data a 0.1 x 0.1 m quad. But here must be the problem somehow, because my points have several 100 m distance, so normally, they should not overlap. I think, maybe CE is interpreting the GPS position somehow different?


If I start a scence with 'Get map data' and then importing the shapefile, I get the error: "The data is located too far from the the current scene's contents. Either edit the (geo-)location of the data, choose an adequate projection, or import it into a new empty CityEngine scene."


... even if I chosse the WGS 1984 coordinate system.


Can somebody help me?