1

I use this dataset from the European Union:
http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/administrative-land-accounting-units

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:

PROJCS
["ETRS_1989_LAEA",GEOGCS["GCS_ETRS_1989",DATUM["D_ETRS_1989",SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137.0,298.257222101]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Lambert_Azimuthal_Equal_Area"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",4321000.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",3210000.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",10.0],PARAMETER["Latitude_Of_Origin",52.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0]]

I am not a specialist of GIS.

1

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
0

For on-line transformation/convertion use Mygeodata Converter.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.