I am using geotools to transform a set of point in chile EPSG:5359 to world EPSG:4326

I am using below code

transform("6884327.77", "447076.76");

static Coordinate transform(String Easting, String Northing) throws Exception {   
    GeometryFactory geometryFactory = new GeometryFactory();
    CoordinateReferenceSystem sourceCRS = CRS.decode("EPSG:5359");
    CoordinateReferenceSystem targetCRS = CRS.decode("EPSG:4326");
    WKTReader reader = new WKTReader(geometryFactory);
    Point point = (Point) reader.read("POINT (" + Easting + " " + Northing + ")");


    MathTransform mTrans = CRS.findMathTransform(sourceCRS, targetCRS);
    Geometry transformed = JTS.transform(point, mTrans);
    Coordinate cordinatesingle = transformed.getCoordinate();
    Coordinate[] cordinate = transformed.getCoordinates();
    return cordinatesingle;

I debugged and found out it goes into DefaultCoordinateSequenceTransformer class and then here it returns NAN. Why does it return NAN? Do I need another transformer for this?

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    Are you sure that the axis order is correct when you build the point?
    – Ian Turton
    Commented Jan 31, 2023 at 17:56

1 Answer 1


Your source point cannot be in EPSG:5359


That coordinate system is Ellipsoidal 3D CS. Axes: latitude, longitude, ellipsoidal height. Orientations: north, east, up. UoM: degree, degree, metre.

The units in your coordinates "6884327.77", "447076.76" are probably meters. Find out the proper EPSG code for your data.


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