I am trying to devise what CRS is being used by a shapefile published by the Slovenian Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning here. Unfortunately, I cannot download the .prj file, but I can open it in the browser (?) here is what I can see:


I copied the above text in notepad and created a .prj file. When I open the shapefile in QGis and look at the info of the layer this is what I get:

CRS Information

When I try to overlay the shapefile to a georeferenced orthophoto with correct CRS (EPSG:3794 - Slovenia 1996 / Slovene National Grid - Projected) I can see that there is a translation: translation

Can you help me find out what CRS has been used to create the shapefile?

  • Have look at either the website of the data provider, or go through all CRS listed on epsg.io which cover Slovenia.
    – Erik
    Commented Jun 5, 2020 at 9:48
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    The CRS information might be correct, but has no datum shift information from bessel to WGS84. Therefore you get the shift.
    – AndreJ
    Commented Jun 5, 2020 at 9:48
  • @Erik In the website there is no information about that, and I am going through the CRS on epsg.io but without meaningful results. Thank you for your comment. Commented Jun 5, 2020 at 10:03

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found it. That was EPSG:3912 - MGI 1901 / Slovene National Grid - Projected! After an endless manual search on epsg.io.

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