[Proj] website cartographic executables---a query

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Sat Dec 17 14:46:05 EST 2005

On 12/17/05, Gerald I. Evenden <gerald.evenden at verizon.net> wrote:
> I am currently unaware of any website that offers the basic service
> offered by program lproj (or, for that matter, proj or derivatives).
> If a website would provide for C program it would seem useful to
> be able to select a projection, specify its details and get a
> conversion of coordinate pairs.  With data base facility, the user
> should be able to select grid system specs, etc. on the browser and
> do conversions.


A PROJ.4 based web based coordinate system transformer is implemented
according to an earlier version of the WCTS protocol at:

Check out the "HTML Form" link for the interactive form, though it is
very EPSG oriented in terms of selecting coordinate systems.

> I would appreciate any comments on the usefulness of the above ideas
> and the feasibility of implementation.  Also, any recommendations
> on website hosts would be appreciated.

The OGR WCTS server is built around an OGC protocol, and
ultimately the HTML interface to this lacks some usability.  I
have encountered a few other web projections interfaces over
the years, though I can't point to any of them just now.

I think it would be nice, and not particularly hard, to build an
HTML inteface to "lproj" or similar services, using the PROJ.4
syntax for coordinate systems.

If you want, I would be happy to provide an account for this
purpose on www.gdal.org.

Best regards,
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