[Proj] Which Coordinate system/Projection should i assign to shapefile ?

Jose Gonçalves jagoncal at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 04:59:05 EST 2011

Probably the order of your coordinates is wrong. When you georeference in a
geographic coordinate system x is longitude and y is latitude.


José A. Gonçalves

2011/4/18 Mustafa646 <noorcs22 at gmail.com>

> hello all,
> I digitize a tiff image file in Map Window. I assign three Lat-lon points
> based on wgs84 to this tiff image before digitizing. The sample points are
> (59.350067,18.208219), These are lat-lon points of Lidingö Area in sweden.
> After completing the digitizing, i get to know that there is no projection
> defined to my newly generated shapefile. Then i assign following projection
> to shapefile by using Map Window GIS tools-> assign projection to
> shapefiles.
> Category: Geographic Coordinate System
> Group: World
> Name: WGS1984
> WGS 1984 (+proj=longlat +ellps=WGS84 +datum=WGS84 +no_defs )
> Actually i want to display this shapefile over Google map, but when i tried
> to display it over Google map, it displayed on wrong place in ocean
> somewhere, So, where i am wrong ? How can i fix it ? Please give some
> useful
> suggestion.
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