Bug report #9696

wrong reading of the projection from the prj file (EPSG 25832)

Added by matteo ghetta over 10 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Category:Projection Support
Affected QGIS version:2.2.0 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:18260


Hi all,
it seems that QGIS doesn't read the information of the .prj when the EPSG = 25832 (QGIS assign automatically EPSG 3004). But when saving the shapefile through QGIS and the .qpj files is created then the shapefile is correctly read.

Two files (prj and qpj in attach)

test_25832.prj (388 Bytes) matteo ghetta, 2014-03-03 04:28 AM

test_25832.qpj (657 Bytes) matteo ghetta, 2014-03-03 04:28 AM


#1 Updated by Mattia De Agostino about 10 years ago

It seems that QGIS partially read (and write) projection information into the PRJ file.
Data with the PRJ file EPSG 25832 (ETRS89 - UTM 32N) are automatically assigned to EPSG 3044 (ETRS89 / UTM zone 32N (NE), which is valid only in Germany). The same problem occours when EPSG 25833 code is used (QGIS change the reference system projection to EPSG 3045).

This problem can be solved adding into the PRJ file the "AUTHORITY" optional field, as above:

PROJCS["ETRS89 / UTM zone 32N",GEOGCS["ETRS89",DATUM["D_ETRS_1989",SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137,298.257222101]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0],UNIT["Degree",0.017453292519943295]],PROJECTION["Transverse_Mercator"],PARAMETER["latitude_of_origin",0],PARAMETER["central_meridian",9],PARAMETER["scale_factor",0.9996],PARAMETER["false_easting",500000],PARAMETER["false_northing",0],UNIT["Meter",1],AUTHORITY["EPSG","25832"]]

The problem is not observed using raster data (e.g. GeoTIFF): EPSG 25832 is correctly assigned to data.

Is this problem related with QGIS or must be solved into the PROJ software?


#2 Updated by andskog - almost 8 years ago

Still an issue in QGIS 2.16.2. Tried with current GRASS GIS too, which reads the PRJ file correctly. Looks like GRASS also uses PROJ.4, so perhaps this actually is a QGIS bug.

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? set to No

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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