I'm a fairly new user of QGIS and I've run into an issue that I can't seem to solve on my own. I'm trying to work with the NRCan Atlas of Canada Waterbodies SHP file but I'm having an issues re-projecting other datasets to line up with this one.
When I reviewed the .PRJ file packaged with the NRCan data, it indicates it is Lambert Conformal Conic projection with two standard parallels at 49°N and 77°N (see .PRJ text below); however, when I add the file to QGIS (v1.8.0-Lisboa) and view the layer properties, the CRS is displayed as follows:
USER:100001 - * Generated CRS (+proj=lcc +lat_1=49 +lat_0=49 +lon_0=-95 +k_0=1 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +ellps=GRS80 +towgs84=0,0,0,0,0,0,0 +units=m +no_defs)
Note that the second standard parallel (which should be in there as '+lat_2=77') is missing... I'm hoping this explains why my other datasets aren't lining up when I project them, but I can't seem to get QGIS to recognize the second parallel.
Suggestions? Or is this second parallel not an issue for re-projecting data?
Unmodified NRCan .PRJ file contents
PROJCS["NAD_1983_Canada_Atlas_Lambert", GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983", DATUM["D_North_American_1983", SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137.0,298.257222101]], PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0], UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]], PROJECTION["Lambert_Conformal_Conic"], PARAMETER["False_Easting",0.0], PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0], PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",-95.0], PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_1",49.0], PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_2",77.0], PARAMETER["Latitude_Of_Origin",49.0], UNIT["Meter",1.0]]