[Proj] Local Projection Selection
Gerald I. Evenden
gerald.evenden at verizon.net
Sun Aug 7 14:43:13 EDT 2005
On Sun, 2005-08-07 at 18:02 +0200, Patrick Mézard wrote:
...
> I suppose I can ignore the False Easting and Northing. Latitude and
Yes, indeed
> longitude of natural origin would be the projection center point.
> Remains the scale factor. I could let it at 1.0. But maybe there is a
> way to generate it programmatically given a center point, and ellipsoid
Assuming that most of the points are within so many meters (ie. 50m) of
the central point
(lat_0, lon_0) then select a k_0 factor that would make the scale factor
1
half way between the center point and projection limit. The center's
true scale will be
somewhat larger than 1. and the rim slightly smaller. Start with about
+k_0=.99999 .
Use the -V option to experiment.
If you are keeping within 50km. scale errors should probably kept to
within much better than 1 part in
100000 or close to your 2/3 meter.
> and a working area radius. It probably does not worth the pain however.
> Are the output coordinate units naturally in meters or have I missed
> other parameters ?
The Cartesian coordinates are the same as the ellipsoid major axis
units. If 'a' is in
meters then the x-y values are in meters. There is also a scaling
parameter.
...
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