[Proj] prj to xml

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Dec 18 17:25:34 EST 2007

Gennady Khokhorin wrote:
> Frank,
> Did search a bit for prj<-->xml conversion tools and wonder if OGR
> supports OpenGIS GeospatialXML standard:
> http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/ct 
> Any plans to adopt it?


The OGC 01-009 specification includes definitions of WKT and XML encodings
for coordinate systems.  The WKT encoding is the basis of the WKT in GDAL/OGR
though I only implement some portions of it.

I did some early work to support the XML encoding but that has been discarded
in favor of the GML coordinate system encoding.  I am not aware of any real
world use of the 01-009 XML encoding.  It is effectively superceded by GML

Best regards,
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