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  • ArcGIS 9.x ArcToolbox Batch Project Tool and Projection Parameters

    This example shows projecting shapefiles from NAD 27 UTM Arizona Zone 12 to NAD83 HARN(HPGN) State Plane, AZ Central Zone, International Feet. It uses the ArcGIS 9.0 (Service Pack 2) Batch Project tool.

    The source shapefile(s) must have a proper .prj file as described under "Projection files" at Using ArcGIS ArcToolboxProject and Projection Parameters

    If the ArcToolbox tools are not visible, pick the red toolbox button in ArcCatalog or ArcMap.

    The Batch Project tool can handle one or more source shapefiles as input. While a single shapefile could be done with the "Project" tool, we find it easier to use the Batch Project tool in all cases for consistency.

    • Pick the "Batch Project" tool under Data Management Tools, Projections and Transformations, Feature.

    • Browse to the input shapefiles:

    • Highlight one or more input shapefiles, and pick Add:

    • Browse to the Output Workspace, highlight the directory, and pick Add:

    • Pick to set an Output Coordinate System:

    • Pick Select... to choose a predefined coordinate system for output:

    • Double-click on Projected Coordinate Systems:

    • Double-click on State Plane:

    • Double-click on NAD 1983 HARN (Feet, Intl and US):

    • Double-click on NAD 1983 HARN StatePlane Arizona Central FIPS 0202 Feet Intl.prj:

    • Pick OK:

    • Enter "NAD_1927_to_NAD_1983_NADCON;NAD_1983_To_HARN_Arizona" (without quotes) for the Transformation, and pick OK. It helps to copy and paste this string. Note the required semicolon separating the two transformation values.

    • Close after the process is finished:



    The output shapefiles names will have "_shp" appended to them. For example, fz.shp is name fx_shp.shp after projecting. You'll probably want to rename the output shapefile.

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