[Proj] System 42/83 (S42/83)
Clifford J Mugnier
cjmce at lsu.edu
Wed Feb 1 08:32:53 EST 2006
The DHG has its origin in WWII and was developed by the Germans,
specifically by Dr. Gigas. It is identical to the UTM with only one
exception: Scale Factor at Origin is 1.0 and NOT 0.9996 - there is no
other difference (other than the standard ellipsoid for System 42 Datum.
Furthermore, it is the identical system that is termed "Russia Belts." The
math model is the Gauss-Kruger.
Clifford J. Mugnier
Chief of Geodesy and
CENTER FOR GEOINFORMATICS
Department of Civil Engineering
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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I'm trying to use coordinates in S42/83, a system often used in eastern
(e.g. Russia) and partially in East-Germany ("Deutsches Heeresgitter").
It's similar to Gauss-Kruger (Gauß-Krüger) (i.e a transverse mercator
projection) but it uses 6 degrees wide stripes instead of 3 degrees.
And its first meridian is at 3E.
Is there a possibility to define these parameters in cs2cs/proj4?
As ellipsoid "Krassovski" is used (+ellps=krass).
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