Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Oct 4 13:13:17 EDT 2001

Paul Ramsey wrote:

> Is there an expedient way to convert OGC Well-Known Text SRS
> representations to Proj4 representations? Even better, is it possible
> Proj4 will support WKT directly in the future?
> I am trying to put together an IMS-style front-end for mapserver and the
> true sticking point looks like it will be projections: IMS-clients
> expect to be able to ask for data in any projection they like, using WKT
> to define the projection they want.


PROJ.4 doesn't have these services, but they are available as services on

the OGRSpatialReference object.  It can read/write WKT and also transform to


Let me know if you need details.

Best regards,

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