I'm attempting to use mapexport to create ESRI shapefiles for our client's land agents to submit into an Alberta Government GIS database, which requires the use of a specific .PRJ file (no exceptions) as shown here ...
Our .dwg files are base in the UTM, NAD83 Datum, CSRS UTM-11N or UTM-12N coordinate systems, and currently we create the shapefiles and then send them to GIS persons and he then corrects the projection in ESRI. I would hope there would be a way to have our AutoCad presonel to export this file directly from Map3D using the correct .PRJ file, but I have not found a way to import this information into the coordinate lists that are available in Map3D.
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I'm asuming your using AutoCAD Map.
In the MapExport dialog box, on the options tab, you can convert the coordinate system to what ever you like.
The CANA83-10TM115 is close, but does not have the false easting and slightly different in the mathamatecal parameters...
I was hoping that they have made a way to import .prj files (since they are so widely used) into their database of coordinate systems. I thought I had read that you could somehow automatically register a new system by having it somehow preoaded into a drawing file, but It looks like the previous reply of creating the projection manualy is the only way to do it. Now my next problem is figuring out which directories to get I.T. to change permissions on, since I am currently unable to create a new system as shown above...
you can modify the existing cs. by duplicating and modifying
use command mapcscreate & select the help button. help explains what you need to modify for the false n & e in