[Proj] Projection problems using Mapserver 4.6

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Oct 26 12:28:33 EDT 2005

On 10/26/05, William Hudspeth <bhudspeth at edac.unm.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using Mapserver 4.6 and Proj 4.4.7 on Fedora Core 3. I am using a
> map file where map and layer projections are defined as:
>    "init=epsg:4326"
>  END
>  My WMS GetMap requests look like this:
> http://falstaff.unm.edu/cgi-bin/mapserv?
> map=reason/dream_map.map&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetMap&BBox=-120.000,26.000,-97.000,44.000&SRS=EPSG:4326&Width=570&Height=446.086956522&Layers=GRASS_SHADED_RELIEF
>  And, regardless of which map layer I call, I get the following error.
>  msProcessProjection(): Projection library error. projection not named
>  I would much appreciate any enlightenment!


My guess is that the projection initialization file is not being
found.  Where is your "epsg" file?  On unix it would normally
be in /usr/local/share/proj or perhaps /usr/share/proj.  You
might try setting the PROJ_LIB environment variable to point
to the appropriate directory and see if that helps.

Other than that, I would suggest upgrading to PROJ 4.4.9
though I can't immediately think of any reason that should be

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