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ArcGIS project WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_32N to GCS_WGS_1984

ArcGIS project WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_32N to GCS_WGS_1984


I'm new to GIS.

I have a shapefile for which I defined the coordinate system (using the Define Projection tool) to WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_32N and now I'm trying to reproject the shapefile from WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_32N to GCS_WGS_1984.

I'm using the Project tool but I always get the following error and the projection never happens.

ERROR 999999: Error executing function invalid extent for output coordinate system. The operation was attempted on an empty geometry

I run the Repair Geometry tool ,it works fine, but then when I try to reproject to GCS_WGS_1984 I still get the same error as above

I don't understand what I'm doing wrong.

I know similar questions have been asked in the past but I couldn't find one where someone gets an error.


As commented by @wittich:

… check [the boundaries of your original shape file] your self. That way you can control if you have set the right coordinate system in the first place… I recommend to have a look [at] this coordinates calculator.

and @mkennedy:

double-check that the input data is really in UTM 32North. An error of invalid extent/empty geometry implies that the features cannot be unprojected. That could be due to the coordinate system definition being incorrect.


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