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Using GeoServer 2.8 and the Data importer plugin I can import shapefiles generated in ArcMap with WGS84 geographic coordinates (EPSG:4326) and UTM+WGS84 projection (epsg:32724). As a reminder, ArcMAP will not add the epsg code to the prj file. That is, it appears that GeoServer can identify the EPSG just based on ESRIs WKT projection file. However, if I try UTM+SIRGAS2000 (epsg:31984) the importer does not recognize the SRS and I have to manually select it. Now, if I substitute the prj file with a more complete one (which includes the EPSG code), geoserver will use it. Is there a way to make GeoServer accept the prj generated by ArcMAP and correctly identify the SIRGAS2000 projection?

  • Probably not without coding that into GeoServer or GeoTools. – user30184 Nov 11 '15 at 15:07
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    Try raising a bug on arcmap to meet the standard? – Ian Turton Nov 11 '15 at 18:46
  • The thing is, is there a standard for prj files? I've seen that there is a standard for WKT CRS but is that the same as prj files? – Daniel Nov 12 '15 at 16:57

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