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.
- Run the Projection Utility.
- Type the parameters to be passed to the utility. For our example:
D:\esri32a\av_gis30\arcview\bin32\>projutil.exe -IF c:\gisdata\WI_CENT.shp
-OF c:\gisdata\WI_UTM16.shp -IC 32153 -OC 26916 -q
-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."
Last Published: 5/5/2016
Article ID: 000002558