I have a Layer with this projection in ArcGIS:


Whenever I try to open it with QGIS, this layer is somewhere out of space and I can't display it together with any other layers which should overlay.

I try to convert this by hand to the format QGIS is using without any success.

That's how the description of the shape looks in QGIS:

Layer Spatial Reference System:

+proj=lcc +lat_1=40 +lat_2=60 +lat_0=0 +lon_0=10 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +ellps=WGS84 +towgs84=0,0,0,0,0,0,0 +units=m +no_defs

Is anyone able to help me with my issue?

2 Answers 2


The value of CENTRAL_PARALLEL = 30.0 has got lost in the conversion.

Try lat_0=30 and see if it fits.

Is the datasource publicly available?

No need to be frustrated, you are not the first one: http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3191

Unfortuantely, the ticket has not got much attention :-(


I've submitted a patch for the ticket, hopefully someone will review it. I don't have much for test data, a real world example and data set would be nice.

  • Fixed: trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3191#comment:7, thanks for the pretty-fying my link underdark.
    – user10353
    Jul 31, 2013 at 22:51
  • It will hopefully find its way into the QGIS 2.0 release too.
    – AndreJ
    Aug 1, 2013 at 5:19
  • Assuming 1.10.1 will be out in the next few weeks, and QGIS 2.0 a few weeks after, it should make the release.
    – user10353
    Aug 22, 2013 at 14:25

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