[Proj] Any access to geodetic[sic] functions ??

Clifford J Mugnier cjmce at lsu.edu
Thu Nov 13 09:07:28 EST 2008

The point about secrecy is that some NGA source code is not open and all NOAA source code is public domain - except the (very rare) contract stuff done for NGA ...
C. Mugnier


From: proj-bounces at lists.maptools.org on behalf of Christopher Barker
Sent: Thu 13-Nov-08 00:36
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Subject: Re: [Proj] Any access to geodetic[sic] functions ??

Clifford J Mugnier wrote:
> NGS no longer presents a "competitive" presence in software.  The NGS is
> an agency of NOAA, and now considers its software as public domain. 
> Everything is open and free to the public.  NGS only deals with civilian
> applications of geodesy and they do nothing of a classified nature.  NGS
> is not a secret organization like NGA must be for the U.S. Military.

I don't think anyone was suggesting there was anything secretive about
it -- after all I work for NOAA too!

I just didn't see the code on a quick glance at the page. And in any
case, old FORTRAN code for a few command line utilities doesn't quite
satisfy the need for a library -- though I'm sure it's worth looking at
and testing against.

Anyway, this all started because people ask about it a lot, and while
pointing them to that page will answer the questions, it won't be as
easy for folks as a C lib with a clean API -- it's not that big a deal,
only a handful of functions, really.


Christopher Barker, Ph.D.

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