Changing the view to Pacific-centered
I need a world view that is centered on the Pacific. I followed a method that suggested changing the meridian from Greenwich to the Dateline. I tried and the view did indeed center on the Pacific, as needed. However, the decimal degrees have completely shifted, as well. Is there some way to change the view to a Pacific-centered one without changing the coordinates?
Mapping Center Answer:
I am not sure what you mean by "the decimal degrees have completely shifted". If you change the projection so that the central meridian is -180 rather than the default 0, then the geographic coordinates at the center of the map will be about -180. That is correct. They would not be about 0 because that is not what the coordinates are in the center of the Pacific. It sounds like you did everything right if you have longitude values of about -180 in the center of the map and the center of the map is in the Pacific.
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