I'm an experienced software developer -- but a GIS noob.
I have a shape file that I am trying to turn into a SVG map with Kartograph. When I try to run Kartograph I get this error:
ERROR 6: No translation for Lambert_Conformal_Conic to PROJ.4 format is known.
Because I don't want to delve into Kartograph, it seems like I need to reproject the shape file. The wikipedia page for shape files says that the .prj file describes the projection.
.prj — projection format; the coordinate system and projection information, a plain text file describing the projection using well-known text format
Can I just swap out the prj file to reproject the file? If so, where can I find a .prj file that will work to reproject the map so that Kartograph can turn it into an SVG?