[Proj] Re: Graduated equidistant...concluding comments
mikeo2106 at msn.com
Sun Aug 12 22:24:39 EDT 2007
Your "equidistant elliptical" is Apianus II.
Fine. I never claimed priority for it.
Your "graduated equidistant"
doesn't really have a name; it's just the equirectangular projection with
standard parallel set to need.
Call it what you want. It's useful for what I described.
I didn't refer to my first posting because I was sure that I'd early
mentioned the sinusoidal as a compromise with those who want equal area.
But at no time did I become an advocate of equal area. I always referred to
the sinusoidal as a compromise with someone else who wants equal area.
So then, apparently the first time I mentioned the sinusoidal as a
compromise in these postings was in reply when you said that you considered
equal area necessary. That was when the possible need for such a compromise
became obvious to me. But the fact that I began suggesting the sinusoidal
as an equal area compromise only after someon expressed need for equal area
does not mean that I was inconsistent, or that my own preferences "evolved".
You wanted equal area, and I then suggested a compromise with equal area and
the linearly interpolable positions property (though I hadn't named or
precisely defined that property yet).
Hence I'm going to ignore your aspersions of "falsities"; they
carry no credibility.
I cited a few other falsities. And the claim that my preferences "evolved",
and that I displayed inconsistecy, when I merely offered an equal area
compromise when hearing a demand for equal area is itself a falsity. One of
the several that I mentioned.
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