How To: Use the Projection Utility through the command line
The example in this article, reprojecting a shapefile from State Plane Coordinate System Wisconsin Central NAD 1983 to UTM Zone 16 NAD 1983, shows how to use the Projection Utility through the command line.
Open a DOS window.
Navigate to the directory where the Projection Utility executable is located.
Code: D:\>cd D:\esri32a\av_gis30\arcview\bin32
Run the Projection Utility.
Type the parameters to be passed to the utility. For our example:
-IF: Pathname of the shapefile to re-projected. -OF: Pathname where the new shapefile will be written to. -IC: Code number for the Input Coordinate System. -OC: Code number for the Output Coordinate System. -q: Run the projection utility in quiet mode.
For a complete list of codes, see the ArcView Help document, "Using the ArcView Projection Utility from a DOS prompt."
You can find the code numbers for the Input and Output Coordinate System in the ArcView Help document, "Projected Coordinate Systems in the Projection Engine."