shiftystylin

Student struggling with projections.

Discussion created by shiftystylin on Mar 13, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 20, 2012 by Hardolph
Hi all,

I have been using ArcGIS for less than a year now and am stuck with my dissertation project in my final year of University. I am doing a hypothetical (not so much anymore) situation of Libya splitting into its old regions of Cyrenaica and Tripolitania (east-west) and delimitating their territorial waters.

Basically I have the following geotiff.............................................. http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/ibcm/ibcmbath.html
And I wish to use the following maritime boundaries.......................... http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/marbound/index.php

Now both will reference with each other in WGS84 although for the purpose of my dissertation, I have to convert these into a transverse Mercator, preferably UTM. The image says it is referenced to 38deg. N which sounds like a UTM but nothing else will even come close to referencing to it, they're all distorted and out of shape when changing the coordinate reference system through Arc catalog. The university does not have access to some of the tools to use GML coordinates that the vliz website also offers.

I am really stuck with this and any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks, Giles.

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