This page last changed on Mar 09, 2005 by dblasby.

Find attached (at the bottom) of this page, file that contains the definition of the EPSG Spatial Referencing System codes (in WKT).

The most common one is 4326 (WGS 84 lat/long).

1. download the attached .zip file
2. decompress it
3. view it in wordpad (or some other decent text editor)
4. search for your coordinate system
5. at the start of your line is a "#=". The # is your EPSG SRS code!

For Example, you are searching for the BC (Canada) Albers projection:

3005=PROJCS["NAD83 / BC Albers",GEOGCS["NAD83",DATUM["North_American_Datum_1983",SPHEROID["GRS 1980",6378137,298.257222101,AUTHORITY["EPSG","7019"]],AUTHORITY["EPSG","6269"]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0,AUTHORITY["EPSG","8901"]],UNIT["degree",0.01745329251994328,AUTHORITY["EPSG","9122"]],AUTHORITY["EPSG","4269"]],PROJECTION["Albers_Conic_Equal_Area"],PARAMETER["standard_parallel_1",50],PARAMETER["standard_parallel_2",58.5],PARAMETER["latitude_of_center",45],PARAMETER["longitude_of_center",-126],PARAMETER["false_easting",1000000],PARAMETER["false_northing",0],UNIT["metre",1,AUTHORITY["EPSG","9001"]],AUTHORITY["EPSG","3005"]]

Your EPSG number is 3005.

NOTE: Please ensure that you have selected the correct spatial reference system - there are often many, very similiar, systems that are slightly different.

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