[Proj] Some need for updated proj-4 manuals

Hamish hamish_b at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 14 23:34:06 EDT 2008

Janne wrote:
> Actually the minimium would be to have a list of available projections,

$ proj -l

> maybe some picture how it looks

http://www.galleryofmapprojections.com/  ->
http://www.csiss.org/map-projections/    (server down?)

> and an accurate description of all parameters

I wouldn't guarantee that it's a full set, but these are the ones used
in the EPSG file.

$ cat epsg | grep -v '^#' | tr ' ' '\n' | grep '^\+' | \
  cut -f1 -d'=' | sort | uniq

> and how they affect the result.

A short sentence/paragraph on each of the above would be nice.
As Markus suggested, the (FW/OSGeo) proj4 wiki is a nice place to work
on collaborative documents.

I made a start at naming the above, if others could please complete...

There you will find nice things like:
== Documentation ==
* General Parameter Notes
* Projections List page on the GeoTIFF site includes information on how
  to describe many common projections with PROJ.4 command arguments.

> The idea behind using libraries is that such work that can
> be done only once... also would be done only once.




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