Bug report #674

Projections - .prj files ignored

Added by john-craddock-xitech-com-au - over 17 years ago. Updated almost 15 years ago.

Assignee:Tim Sutton
Category:Projection Support
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:invalid
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:10733


When adding a new layer to a project with project projection set to GDA94 (qgis srs = 2548) and file .prj also = GDA94, Dialog box pops up asking for layer projection when it is already in the .prj file. If on-the-fly reprojection is enabled. No dialog box pops up but the projection seems to assume the default of WGS84 for the file. It is all a little confusing because the meta data does not actually advise the projection in understandable naming or even the srs.
A shape file set is included that can demonstrate the issue. GDA94 and WGS84 are essentially the same so there is no real efect. However other projections may make greater issues.

CentWestPipe.zip - CentWestPipe = shape line file with prj file (1.3 KB) Redmine Admin, 2007-03-20 03:34 PM


#1 Updated by Magnus Homann over 17 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

The projection in the .prj file looks like WGS84 to me:

The GAD94 uses the GRS80 ellipsoid.

So, the above .prj matches the WGS84 (qgis id 2585) projection, and that wil be set from the .prj file.

Ask for projection does not really work in 0.8, but works in 0.9.

#2 Updated by Anonymous almost 15 years ago

Milestone Version 0.8.1 deleted

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