Restoring a Map View Coordinate Reference System

After importing data that does not have an assigned coordinate reference system (CRS), the data will be displayed in its own local coordinate reference system. This might happen, for example, when importing an elevation grid data file or HEC‑RAS model into the project. As such, only the loaded data will be shown in the Map View. The other data layers lie in a different projection of the Map View and are not directly visible.

Follow these steps to restore the Map View CRS so the other data layers are visible:

  1. Select one of the data layers that have been assigned the project CRS from the Map Data Layers panel.
  2. Right-click and select Zoom to Layer Extents from the displayed context menu.
  3. The Map View will now switch the selected data layer CRS.
  4. Confirm that the correct CRS has been restored by looking in the lower right corner of the application and examining the CRS that is listed.

About the Author Chris Maeder

Chris Maeder

Chris is an experienced civil engineering and software technology leader, with over 30 years industry experience. With proven expertise in global software development, he has built engineering teams that adapt quickly, focus on what’s important and, most importantly, deliver. He is a licensed professional civil engineer with extensive experience in water resource engineering. He has performed and supervised engineering projects in urban stormwater drainage, transportation and roadway drainage, storm sewer design, detention pond design, stormwater quality, green infrastructure, watershed management planning, wastewater sewers, water distribution networks, pump stations, FEMA flood studies, bridge and culvert design, bridge scour and armoring, dam failure analysis, seepage and groundwater modeling, and environmental permits.

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