I hope someone can help me for this: I'm doing my masters thesis in Slovenia (in the field of wildlife management), for this I got a Shapefile of slovenian data by the University. As a main layer, I use CORINELandCover and World borders (TM_WORLD_BORDERS-0.3) in WGS84. When I import the slovenian layer (Data layer strictly confidential, but exactly the same problem when I import this layer: Grid 100m x 100m.zip), it absolutely doesn't match the location where it should be projected on the CORINE- and WorldBorder-layer. I'don't know the coordinate system of the slovenian shapes, but when importet into QGIS, it tells me that it's WGS84, which cannot be true, because when I zoom to the slovenian layer, the coordinates shown in the "Current map coordinate" (right, down) are definitely not WGS84 (it gives me the following extends: 342637,26823 : 656728,197123).

I have no idea what the problem is, maybe QGIS doesn't know this coordinate system, but in this case, shouldn't it report an error message regarding this?

  • The .prj file that comes together with shapefile package defines the projection. In this case it seems to be custom "Slovenia (D-48 Slovenia) 3-parameters", 8, 999, 10, 668, -205, 472, 7, 15, 0, 0.9999, 500000, -5000000. QGIS may not know how to reproject it correctly. You can try to save the PRJ definition from here spatialreference.org/ref/sr-org/7326 on disk and use it instead of the .prj file you have now. – user30184 Sep 22 '14 at 16:04

The .prj file is definitely wrong, it should contain a WKT definition. It looks rather like a mapinfo projection definition file.

Try EPSG:3787 MGI Slovene National Grid or EPSG:3912 MGI 1901 / Slovene National Grid. They differ in the datum shift.

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