[FWTools] ESFI shapefile conversion

Gary Sherman sherman at mrcc.com
Sun Mar 5 21:54:11 EST 2006

Paul Newby wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm a neophyte when it comes to map file formats - I
> have an ESRI shape file in an apparently unknown
> coordinate system, and can convert it to an ascii
> MapInfo format, but the ultimate objective is to
> extract latitude/longitude from the data.
Any chance you have a .prj file that came with the shapefile?
If not is there any metadata for the file? Without knowing the source
projection you'll just be guessing...



Gary Sherman

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