Reprojects feature coordinates from one coordinate system to another.
If the feature had a coordinate system, that system is used as the source of the reprojection, and the Source Coordinate System parameter to this transformer is ignored.
If the feature did not have a source coordinate system, and the Source Coordinate System parameter was unset, then the transformer only sets the coordinate system of the feature to the destination coordinate system, and the coordinates of the feature remain unchanged.
Note: If the source coordinate system is not fixed and may change from feature to feature, and the features themselves have been tagged with a coordinate system from the reader that produced them, then a single Reprojector may still be able to be used. In such a case, both the source and destination coordinate system can be set to the same value – the destination coordinate system – and the desired behavior will be accomplished.
The Interpolation Type affects only raster data. Cell values are interpolated in order to change the raster to the specified size.
- Nearest Neighbor is the fastest but produces the poorest image quality.
- Bilinear provides a reasonable balance of speed and quality.
- Bicubic is the slowest but produces the best image quality.
- Average 4 and Average 16 have a performance similar to Bilinear and are useful for numeric rasters such as DEMs.
The Cell Size applies only to raster features.
- Stretch Cells: The cell size of the raster will be adjusted to maintain the same number of rows and columns in the reprojected raster as there were in the input raster.
- Square Cells: The number of rows and columns as well as the spacing will be changed to maintain approximately the same cell ground area and form square cells where the horizontal and vertical cell sizes are equal.
- Preserve Cells: Like the Square Cells option, this option will change both the number of rows and columns and the spacing to maintain cell ground area, but will also try to preserve the original cell aspect ratio, taking into account any warping caused by the reprojection.
If the destination coordinate system is specified as "_AZMEA_" or "_AZMED_", each input feature is reprojected to either an equal area or equal distance projection appropriate for that feature, respectively. In general, this causes a new coordinate system to be defined for each input feature.
Each feature remembers which specific equal distance or equal area coordinate system it has, and can be safely reprojected back to a normal (non-dynamic) coordinate system.
As an example:
- There is an input feature representing a point on the earth in LL-WGS84 (normal lat/long).
- The point is reprojected to _AZMED_ via a Reprojector with source LL-WGS84 and destination _AZMED_.
- The x and y coordinates of the point are extracted into x1, y1.
- Set x2 = x1 + 1000, and y2 = y1.
- Add a vertex to the point to make the line (x1,y1) -> (x2,y2).
- Reproject back to LL-WGS84 via a Reprojector with source _AZMED_ and destination LL-WGS84.
Note: Note that the source is ignored here. We just chose _AZMED_ to help remember what is going on. Sometimes people prefer to set the source and destination both to LL-WGS84.
- Now we have changed our point into a line extending 1 km east of the original point, in lat/long.
Dynamic coordinate systems have the following limitation:
• Z is not considered, so areas or distances are best preserved for geometry at an ellipsoid height of 0 meters.
- This transformer works with both raster and vector data.
- This transformer is unaffected by raster band and palette selection.
Editing Transformer Parameters
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