[FWTools] Dumping to wkt for a .prj file - meter vs. metre

David Fawcett david.fawcett at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 12:18:06 EDT 2006

I am using FWTools 1.0.5 on Windows, specifically the the ogr and osr
modules in python.

In my script, for data that is in lat/lon, I am transforming it to UTM Zone

When I write the srs to WKT to create a shapefile .prj file, the units come
out as 'metre'.  I can understand that this unit is equivilent to 100cm, but
ArcMap 9.1 doesn't recognize this as a known unit.  If I edit the .prj file
and replace 'metre' with 'meter', the units are recognized.

PROJCS["NAD83 / UTM zone

I can always do a string replacement in my code before writing the wkt
definition to the .prj file, but I am curious if this is intended.

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