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Has anyone worked with reprojecting NOAA data?

RichRich Administrator, NatCap Staff
edited November -1 in Pre/Post-Processing
It seems like NOAA uses their own custom projection that is difficult to reproject. Does anyone have experience with this?


  • Joe_FJoe_F Member
    edited June 2013
    I have experience obtaining and working with data from the coastal service center (i.e. land cover data from C-CAP) and from the NGDC (i.e. seamless topo/bathy DEMs). If I recall correctly, these might have unique, but standard, projections. The metadata (describing the projections, datums, and units) can be tougher to track down than it ought to be but I have never had problems re-projecting those data.
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  • RichRich Administrator, NatCap Staff
    Thanks Joe and Brad. Brad, that's what I was talking about.
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