[Proj] The world of ECEF aka geocentric coordinates

Karney, Charles ckarney at Sarnoff.com
Tue Feb 3 05:19:12 EST 2009

While we're at it, what's the consensus for the terminology for the
Cartesian system with origin at z = 0 tangent to ellipsoid, z up, y
north?  Choices so far:

    local Cartesian

It seems that topocentric is the best, and this doesn't tie you down to
Cartesian coordinates.  Transforming to polar gives azimuth-elevation-

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