[Proj] Two questions about Proj
Gerald I. Evenden
gerald.evenden at verizon.net
Fri Jan 20 12:47:06 EST 2006
> V&H seems to be in use even today.
Why it is, is incomprehensible to me.
> Originally used for calculating a 'billable' distance between telephone
> calling centers.
But my opinion aside, I understand less the code referenced. It refers to
ellipsoid yet I cannot find any reference to eccentricity, flattening, etc.
or anything aboout Clarke, WGS, etc.. It talks about transferring
coordinates from ellipsoid to sphere---conformal, authalic, ??? Is billing
*so accurate* that the ellipse must be accounted for?
What is/was the matter with the Two-Point Equidistant projection that has been
around for some time?
My opinion of this "projection" remains unchanged. It is a ad hoc
machination to solve a peculiar approach to a financial problem and not a
serious effort in geodesy, grid systems or general mapping needs. I suggest
seeing if Quicken, or other bookkeeping software giants can develop an
appropriate plugin for this projection.
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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