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I have a specific transformation code that I would like to employ to transform one set of coordinates to another. Specifically the EPSG:15851 transformation. Is there a way to create a new Transform object in Pyproj with that code?

Alternatively is there a way to search for a specific EPSG Code in the list from:

from pyproj.transformer import TransformerGroup

tg = TransformerGroup(crs_from=4267, crs_to=4326)
tg.transformers()

The last line gives you a list of all the potential transformers for your conversion, but strangely the one I am looking for is not present. So I would like to skip the specification of the from_crs and to_crs in TransformerGroup() and just grab all of them and search for the specific one that I want.

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>>> from pyproj import Transformer
>>> tr = Transformer.from_pipeline("EPSG:15851")
>>> tr
<Transformation Transformer: pipeline>
Description: NAD27 to WGS 84 (79)
Area of Use:
- name: United States (USA) - CONUS including EEZ -onshore and offshore - Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming. US Gulf of Mexico (GoM) OCS.
- bounds: (-129.17, 23.81, -65.69, 49.38)
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  • Thank you for your answer, this seems to be the way, but I am getting an error. It seems that I might be missing the transform? Do you happen to know what this is? ProjError: Input is not a transformation.: (Internal Proj Error: pipeline: Pipeline: Bad step definition: proj=hgridshift (File not found or invalid))
    – gavargas
    Sep 7, 2021 at 21:00
  • Never mind, I just realized that I had to download the missing grids by first looking for the transformation grids and downloading the unavailable transformations. Then your solution works perfectly
    – gavargas
    Sep 7, 2021 at 21:40
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I am not familiar with this subject but perhaps you could use from_pipeline https://pyproj4.github.io/pyproj/dev/api/transformer.html.

I made a try to find the standard pipelines with projinfo command

projinfo -s epsg:4267 -t epsg:4326 --spatial-test intersects

Command is listing 78 operations with my Proj version that seems to be rather old, 6.3.2.

Code 15851 appears a few times in the list, for example:

Operation No. 2:

DERIVED_FROM(EPSG):15851, NAD27 to WGS 84 (79), 5.0 m, USA - CONUS including EEZ

PROJ string:
+proj=pipeline +step +proj=axisswap +order=2,1 +step +proj=unitconvert +xy_in=deg +xy_out=rad +step +proj=hgridshift +grids=conus +step +proj=unitconvert +xy_in=rad +xy_out=deg +step +proj=axisswap +order=2,1
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  • Thank you this got me on the right track as well
    – gavargas
    Sep 7, 2021 at 21:41

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