gmcmahan

Polar Stereographic Projection

Discussion created by gmcmahan on Aug 27, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 27, 2012 by gmcmahan
I was asked to create a map in a custom projection for meteorological data and I am having some trouble figuring out how to specify the projection in ArcGIS.

This was the description of the projection. 

"The map projection we use is a local polar stereographic one.

map_proj = 'polar',
ref_lat   =  59.20,                <------------------- projection point
ref_lon   = -145.3,              <------------------- projection point
truelat1  =  60.1,
truelat2  =  90.0,
stand_lon = -149.3"

I've tried a few things, but I can't seem to get the map to match some hard copies he already has.  Does anyone have any insight into using this information in ArcGIS?

Thanks
Gabe

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