I am using a Shapefile of which the projection is not recognized by QGIS. The .prj file of the shapefile has the following information:


I want to add this custom coordinate reference system, but I can't get it to work. My parameters are validated, but the "name" keeps causing an error (see added picture) problem with custom coordinate reference system

Does anyone know how to solve this?

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    do you know what projection it should be in? is there a .prj file? or any metadata?
    – Ian Turton
    Commented May 25, 2020 at 14:50
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    To detect an unknown crs, Projfinder can be a useful tool.
    – MrXsquared
    Commented May 25, 2020 at 15:04
  • If there's a .prj file with the .shp file then open it in a text editor or Word and show the contents in your message.
    – Spacedman
    Commented May 25, 2020 at 16:25
  • Thanks a lot! This really helps, there was a prj file with the following message: GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137,298.257223563]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0],UNIT["Degree",0.017453292519943295]]
    – Eline
    Commented May 27, 2020 at 9:50
  • Can you see from this which projection it should be?
    – Eline
    Commented May 27, 2020 at 9:51


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