[Proj] CC is back

Gerald I. Evenden geraldi.evenden at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 09:40:43 EST 2009

Your Curmudgeon Cartographer is back.

As you may have noted (through some unknown accident) that the old 'proj' 
Verizon site is now dead.  The equivalent is now available at:


A little rough around the edges but the critical parts seem to work.

The projection library has now been converted and I am currently spot checking 
the results.  The meanest part of the change over was the modifiction to 
proj_param which often proviced cleaner code in the using procedures.

Individual projection usage comments were significantly cleaned up and 
expanded in many cases: known to y'all as the results of a [l]proj -lP 
expanded list.

Option pm=<prime meridian> was added.  More about this and datum corrections 
in later email.

One problem persists which may not be solvable.  Processing argument strings 
was improved whereas the strings could be of type 'const'.  Thus:

VOID *proj_initstr(const char *);

But a problem exists with the list version proj_init;

Next phase is the retool the making of the libproject distribution which is 
getting much more complicated than the original distribution.  ;-(

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

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