I have a shapefile which is consistently drawing in the wrong place. Luckily I was given some information about it and am now wondering how to get the shapefile properly projected and drawn.
What I know:
- It is in Mercator
- The latitude and longitude of origin are 33 and 60 degrees, respectively
- The scale factor is 1.15
- There is no false easting or northing.
I am a bit confused because I can't seem to modify these parameters in various Mercator projections through ArcMap. I can usually only modify one or two of them (ex: scale factor and central meridian or only central meridian, etc).
What process do I need to go through to get this shapefile projected correctly and drawing in the right place?
What I've tried:
- Creating a new projected coordinate system in Data Frame properties. Took projection "Mercator_Variant_A" and entered in the above central meridian (60) and scale factor (1.15). I then projected the .shp into this projection. Results: draws in the same incorrect place.
- Assuming the projection of the .shp is wrong, I deleted the .prj file for my .shp, then used "Define Projection" to this same new projection defined from "Mercator_Variant_A". Results: draws in the same incorrect place.