Projections used in State Plane Coordinate Systems

Types of Projections

State Plane Coordinate System (SPCS)

  • State Plane Coordinates Presentation by Dr. Ghilani
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Geodesy and Geophysics
  • Fundamentals of the State Plane Coordinate Systems by Joseph F. Dracup, Sept 1974. National Geodetic Survey
  • Map Projections: A Working Manual by John P. Snyder. USGS Professional Paper 1395. Washington, D.C.: USGS, 1993.
  • UTM

    How to draw the SPCS origin

    Scale Factors

    Coordinate Systems (Geographic and Projected) in ArcMap

    When adding data to ArcMap, will sometimes get a warning message "One or more layers is missing spatial reference information, Data from those layers cannot be projected"

    Map Projections

    How to Project Geodatabases and Shapefiles

    Define a Shapefile's Projection

    Define a ArcInfo Coverage's Projection

    Define a GeoDatabase feature class Projection

    Common Coordinate Systems used in Clark County NV

    Define Local/Surface Coordinate Projection in ArcMap

  • Alternative method is to Define a Projection using ArcToolbox

    Indepth Discussion on Projections