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Does ArcGIS support Polar Stereographic projections defined by a standard parallel parameter?

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Yes. The Projection Engine at 8.1.2 now has two versions of Polar Stereographic that use a standard parallel. The projection names are:


ArcInfo Workstation and ArcView support the standard parallel case.

In ArcGIS 8.1 the Projection Engine only supports a Stereographic case with a scale factor at the center.

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