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I have this Europe map (EPSG 102014) and I am trying to convert it to EPSG 4326 using geoconverter.hsr.ch

After the conversion is done, I expect that coordinates are in the range of -180,180 and -90,90, but instead, I get this range: 10.00,10.10 and 30.00,30.10.

If you check this example here, you can see that the countries have the same shape, it's all looking great, but they are all concentrated in a tiny area of Africa.

How can I convert between the two EPSGs and get the right latitude and longitude?

  • could you provide the ELCC coordinates of some know point (big cities): it could be that your input coordinate system is not correct. – radouxju Dec 4 '14 at 6:47
  • It could be that EPSG:102014 doesn't exist, while ESRI:102014 does. May be your converter only accepts standards? – Ian Turton Dec 4 '14 at 8:19
  • ESRI:102014 exists in the EPSG official spatial reference lists, so I presume it is standard. I tested the conversion process and converted the GeoJson version of the same data from the same website successfully and compared it to the results I get in QGIS. So, geoconverter honours EPSG:102014. I then repeated the process with the javascript version to duplicate your issue. However, geoconverter gives me an error "Conversion failed". So, I suspect the error is with the js version of the data. I recommend you use geojson in this instance or get the original data from www.naturalearthdata.com. – MappaGnosis Dec 4 '14 at 8:37
  • Thank you very much for the answers, I will also give it a try with QGIS and try to get the data in the right format. – Roco CTZ Dec 4 '14 at 9:20
  • Why would you expect a European map to expand to a global extent? – Vince Dec 4 '14 at 13:28

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