[Proj] Re: Proj Digest, Vol 54, Issue 13

Jay Hollingsworth jhollingsworth at houston.oilfield.slb.com
Tue Nov 18 12:09:30 EST 2008

How about Winkel II (Snyder) ?

At 11:03 AM 11/18/2008, you wrote:

>Message: 3
>Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 19:37:08 -0500
>From: "Gerald I. Evenden" <geraldi.evenden at gmail.com>
>Subject: [Proj] Name that projection
>To: "PROJ.4 and general Projections Discussions"
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>Message-ID: <200811171937.08431.geraldi.evenden at gmail.com>
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>Paul Anderson alerted me to a problem with the Winkel II projection: 
>it was in
>error as described in the libproj4 system.  The real Winkel II is a variant
>of the Eckert III series of pseudocylindrials with ellipticall shaped
>meridians.  I had used Snyder's original description from his paper "A
>Comparison of Pseudocylindrical Map Projections."  But he recanted on p. 196
>of "Flattening the Earth" which was verified with an independent source.
>Things are being corrected but in the process the projection originally
>described as Winkel II does not have a name nor can be attibuted to anything
>but Snyder's erroneous paper.  At the moment, rather than throw it away, I
>will designate it as the no-name projection.
>However, if anyone can give it a verifiable attribution, please let me know.
>It is the Winkel II in the current 20081109 manual.pdf on
>It will be called the no-name in new reissue of the manual.
>The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due
>to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
>-- Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) British psychologist

Jay Hollingsworth

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