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I have a GeoTiff image that is projected (see below) I would like to add this projection to the list of CRS in QGIS. Can someone help me do this? Thank you very much in advance!!!

Francis

PROJCS["FP_WGS_84_IBCAO_Polar_Stereographic",
   GEOGCS["FG_WGS_84",
      DATUM["FD_WGS_1984",
         SPHEROID["WGS 84",6378137,298.257223563,AUTHORITY["EPSG","7030"]],AUTHORITY["EPSG","6326"]],
      PRIMEM["Greenwich",0,AUTHORITY["EPSG","8901"]],
      UNIT["degree",0.01745329251994328,AUTHORITY["EPSG","9122"]],AUTHORITY["EPSG","4326"]],
   UNIT["meter",1,AUTHORITY["EPSG","9001"]],
   PROJECTION["Polar_Stereographic"],
   PARAMETER["latitude_of_origin",75],
   PARAMETER["central_meridian",0],
   PARAMETER["scale_factor",1],
   PARAMETER["false_easting",0],
   PARAMETER["false_northing",0],
   AUTHORITY["EPSG","3996"],
   AXIS["X",
      UNKNOWN],
   AXIS["Y",
      UNKNOWN]]
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Interestingly the only reference to this projection that Google can find is this question. However if you go to http://spatialreference.org/ref/?search=polar&srtext=Search you'll find a list of similar projections.

You can then pick one which has a similar Human readable WKT (e.g. http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/3031/html/) and then go to the Proj.4 link (http://spatialreference.org/ref/epsg/3031/proj4/) then copy this text into QGis and modify the number that are different in the WKT and your WKT above.

How to define new custom projections in QGIS? discusses how to add the projection to QGis.

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