I am trying to get the EPSG code from a proj4 WKT.

:“+proj=lcc +lat_1=46.183333333 +lat_2=47.483333333 +lat_0=45.666666667 +lon_0=-100.5 +x_0=600000 +y_0=0 +ellps=GRS80 +units=us-ft +no_defs”

But I am unable to do so, I tried the same in QGIS but it also says user defined CRS. Although ArcMap is showig the CRS name correctly NAD_1983_StatePlane_Ohio_North_FIPS_3401_Feet. Is there any API or way to get EPSG code from a proj4 wkt.

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If you have QGIS installed, you can search its CRS database for Ohio to find:

EPSG:102722 NAD_1983_StatePlane_Ohio_North_FIPS_3401_Feet
+proj=lcc +lat_1=40.43333333333333 +lat_2=41.7 +lat_0=39.66666666666666 +lon_0=-82.5 +x_0=600000.0000000001 +y_0=0 +datum=NAD83 +units=us-ft +no_defs

As you can see, it uses different standard parallels. Searching for +lat_1=46.183333333, you may end up on http://lists.maptools.org/pipermail/proj/2002-July/000438.html containing

# NAD_1983_StatePlane_North_Dakota_South_FIPS_3302_Feet
<102721> +proj=lcc +lat_1=46.183333333 +lat_2=47.483333333 +lat_0=45.666666667 +lon_0=-100.500000000 +x_0=600000.000 +y_0=0.000 +ellps=GRS80 +datum=NAD83 +to_meter=0.3048006096 

which seems to fit better.

Note that EPSG:102721 is not part of the EPSG registry, but rather invented by ESRI.

EPSG:2266 is basically the same, and part of the official EPSG registry.

+proj=lcc +lat_1=47.48333333333333 +lat_2=46.18333333333333 +lat_0=45.66666666666666 +lon_0=-100.5 +x_0=599999.9999976 +y_0=0 +ellps=GRS80 +towgs84=0,0,0,0,0,0,0 +units=ft +no_defs

BTW the code in your question is not called WKT, but proj.4 string.

The full WKT definition can be looked up at https://epsg.io/2266 or https://epsg.io/102721

A lookup service for WKT input exists at http://prj2epsg.org/search.

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