[Proj] Old problems
Gerald I. Evenden
gerald.evenden at verizon.net
Sat Dec 31 17:04:55 EST 2005
I was looking into downloading and installing GRASS as I do not have a current
general purpose map making graphic on my system. The main problem I ran into
is that GRASS still uses the out of date PROJ.4 software. I suppose I will
have to download the stuff from remotesensing but I will be out of luck using
about half the projections currently in libproj4.
While reading http://www.remotesensing.org/proj/ I ran across the line:
"Gerald Evenden's PROJ.4 site: includes some updates and documentation for his
slimmed down libproj."
What I object to ;-) is the "slimmed down" part. All that I can recall that I
removed in the new system was the Cheby approximations (which I don't think
anyone here uses) and the referencing of external files for added + option
information. The "+no_opt" has been ignored for years in libproj4.
"Simplification" seems a better word. Unless the addition of datum
transformations redefined PROJ.4---again, back to old "issues."
The issue is probably hopeless but it would be nice to unify libproj4 with
Jerry and the low riders:Daisy May and Joshua
"The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous,
who obeys any authority, but that of reason."
---Mary Wollstonecraft 1792
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