Projection File properties


The Describe function returns the following properties for projection files.

For a projection file, the Describe dataType property returns a value of "PrjFile".


PropertyExplanationData Type
(Read Only)

The SpatialReference class instance of the projection file.


Code sample

Projection file properties example

The following stand-alone script displays some SpatialReference class properties for a projection file:

import arcpy

# Create a Describe Object from a prj file.
desc = arcpy.Describe("C:\data\mexico.prj")

# Print some properties of the SpatialReference class object.
SR = desc.spatialReference
print("Name:            " +
print("Type:            " + SR.type)
print("isHighPrecision: " + str(SR.isHighPrecision))
print("scaleFactor:     " + str(SR.scaleFactor))