Support ESRI WKT in .prj files
|Reported by:||wolf||Owned by:||warmerdam|
|Severity:||normal||Keywords:||WKT, prj, shapefile|
It seems that the shapefile driver only supports the OGC WKT .prj files, and fails to detect projection information when faced with a .prj file created by ESRI software, which doesn't contain the PROJ parameter and uses different names for some of the projections.
Example .prj file here which doesn't work (this is for EPSG:3857) http://pastebin.com/azijqu0n