[Proj] NAD27 and WGS84 woes

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Sat Nov 22 15:16:28 EST 2008

Michal Migurski wrote:
> Isn't it the case that without the datum shift files, proj outputs the 
> wrong numbers? Why wouldn't these be included in the default build and 
> debian package along with everything else?


The datum shift files are large and only applicably in a few cases
(north americans using NAD27).  I try to package them in binary
distributions I ship, but apparently by decision or by omission the
Debian package maintainer decided otherwise.

I would have hoped that they would at least have been available as an
add-on package.

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