I use this dataset from the European Union:

Opening the shapefile with Java' Geotools, I see coordinates like:

4591000 2713000

and I would need to translate these into regular lat and long coordinates.

I've seen posts suggesting the .prj file can help solving this problem, so I post its content here:


I am not a specialist of GIS.


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The dataset use Pan-European mapping standard projection system - EPSG3035

If you are open to non-java tool and simplicity, you will be able to reproject the file to WGS84 using GDAL/OGR : http://www.gdal.org/, that way :

ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" path/to/NUTSV9_LEAC.shp NUTSV9_LEAC_wgs84.shp -s_srs EPSG:3035 -t_srs EPSG:4326

For on-line transformation/convertion use Mygeodata Converter.

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