AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

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unknown projection

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02-17-2012 11:06 AM

I have .shp files from the State of Michigan that show an unknown projection when importing or connecting with Map. The projection details line up with MI83-OB, so I have been overriding with this selection. Does anyone know of a way to have Map recognize the .prj file that comes with the State data?


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Re: unknown projection

02-17-2012 12:59 PM in reply to: yooper_75

I have a similar issue with .shp files for the USGS DRG coverages (24k/100k/250k).  I've ended up converting them into .SDF files and now I don't have to set the CS every time.  Although if it's data you use frequently, you can also save the conenction out to a .layer file from display manager.

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