[Proj] "Double Ellipsoid" error, reproduction

Gerald I. Evenden geraldi.evenden at gmail.com
Sun Dec 7 22:57:44 EST 2008

On Sunday 07 December 2008 10:43:25 pm Richard Greenwood wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 7:59 PM, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> > This is why I believe it was suggested we should be able (potentially)
> > to use different ellipsoid values for the projection calculations and
> > for the datum shift.
> Which seems like it would solve all the problems (at least the
> technical problems) discussed thus far in this thread. But there is no
> way to do this in the existing implementation of cs2cs - please
> correct me if I am wrong. I've not seen software that allows different
> ellipsoids for the projection and datum. Does such software exist?
> Frank - is this something that you would contemplate adding to cs2cs?
> Rich

This email and my previous one with the flow chart brings up the question Is 
it possible to code of a datum shift procedure that merely expects geographic 
on sysin and spews out datum shifted geographic on sysout.

With that process, Rich can do anything he wants if he is willing to contruct 
a pipe procedure and learn to directly use proj4 or lproj.

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