# Projection identification

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### #1 Hans van der Maarel Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:21 AM

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I need to supply some data to a vendor and they want it in a certain projection. Thing is, all they can tell me about that projection is:

"We think it might be Lambert"

and this MapInfo coordsys definition:

'CoordSys Earth Projection 3, 104, "m", 5, 49.08516574, 44, 54, 1507373, 1607866'

Does anybody have an idea what this projection might be? It's supposed to be for Europe (the data I'm supposed to supply is for Switzerland/Austria, but I think their system covers all of Europe)
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### #2 gregsd Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:01 AM

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I need to supply some data to a vendor and they want it in a certain projection. Thing is, all they can tell me about that projection is:

"We think it might be Lambert"

and this MapInfo coordsys definition:

'CoordSys Earth Projection 3, 104, "m", 5, 49.08516574, 44, 54, 1507373, 1607866'

Does anybody have an idea what this projection might be? It's supposed to be for Europe (the data I'm supposed to supply is for Switzerland/Austria, but I think their system covers all of Europe)

Hans,

The MapInfo reference guide descibes the format of the coordinate systems used in MapInfo

Coordsys Earth Projection = 1 - Lat/Long

3 = Projection Type - Lambert Conformal Conic

104 = Datum - World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS 84)

m = metres
5 = origin longitude
49.08516574 = origin latitude

44 = standard parallel 1
55 = standard parallel 2
1507373 = false easting
1607866 = false northing

Does that help any?

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### #3 Hans van der Maarel Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:36 AM

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Thanks Greg! The customer reported back with additional information and this confirms it's Lambert Conformal Conic.
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