[OSRS-PROJ] Support for Transverse Mercator south-oriented projection.
Gerald I. Evenden
gevenden at capecod.net
Wed Sep 20 13:16:15 EDT 2000
I certainly do not want to get into a brouhaha over the upside down world
other than offer my last comments on this issue.
Granted there is probably a bit of chavenism with having the North as
positive and oriented at the top of maps but since the bulk of the world
population lives in the northern hemisphere this makes a reasonable
choice and, because we have the most votes, it should be a standard.
Secondly, since the polarity is total arbitrary with no word from God
as to what is right or wrong, the choice to choose a southern polarity
was obviously thumbing the nose at those who stayed behind in the
north. I'm just responding: "Your mother wears combat boots!" ;-)
In the meantime, the majority of the population has to do cartwheels
for the minority's vanity.
Jerry Evenden and the Low Riders, Katie and Daisy May
gevenden at capecod.net http://www.capecod.net/~gevenden
----- Original Message -----
From: Clifford J Mugnier <cjmce at lsu.edu>
To: <osrs-proj at remotesensing.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: [OSRS-PROJ] Support for Transverse Mercator south-oriented
> Au contraire, monsieur. The South Africans have been doing it this way
> about a century. They are not the only ones with what seems "upside down"
> to us in the Northern Hemisphere. Have you ever seen a map of the world
> that is compiled and printed in Australia?
> Consider that if you accept the closest pole to you as being positive
> latitude, the South Africans use the same quadrant logic as we do in North
> America, including the absolute value of "increasing" longitude.
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