# [Proj] gaus-kruger projection

Mikael Rittri Mikael.Rittri at carmenta.com
Fri Feb 6 05:06:47 EST 2009

```There is no need to recompile proj.4. Gauss was a very productive guy.
I don't think the pj_gauss.c has anything at all to do with Gauss-Kruger

projection.

The projection method that is usually called "Gauss-Kruger" in
Europe (and Asia?), is the same as the one that is usually called
"Transverse Mercator" in USA.

(There are also some slightly different projection methods, that should
have the right to be called "a kind of Transverse Mercator", but which
differ from Gauss-Kruger.  For example, Gauss-Schreiber.  They are
discussed on this list now and then, but I don't think you need them.)

So, just use

+proj=tmerc

to implement what you call Gauss-Kruger.

Pieter Bosch wrote:
> if so, what is the parameters to use.

If you mean the names of the parameters, they are the usual ones:

+lat_0 // central latitude.  Often zero, but not always.
+lon_0 // central longitude (for the central meridian).
+k     // scale factor on the central meridian.
+x_0   // false easting
+y_0   // false northing
+ellps // ellipsoid
+datum // datum (it is better to use +datum instead of +ellps, I think)

+units // the length unit of projected coordinates
+no_defs // I've never quite understood this one, sorry.

I think x_0 and y_0 should normally be expressed in meters (because
that's the length unit used for the predefined ellipsoids), even
if +units specifies that projected coordinates are in feet, say.

But, if you mean "what values of the parameters should I use",
that would depend on what instance of the Gauss-Kruger projection
that you want to implement.  You haven't told us that.  Do you have
a name for the Coordinate Reference System, or the country name and
and a Gauss-Kruger zone number?

Best regards,
--
Mikael Rittri
Carmenta AB
SWEDEN
www.carmenta.com

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Subject: Re: [Proj] gaus-kruger projection

Hello,

I would swap the pj_tmerc.c (or what it is) to pj_gauss.c and compile it
again.

It may need some additional fixing in some init areas... ??

Regards: Janne.

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Pieter Bosch [pieter.bosch at za.saabgroup.com] kirjoitti:
>
>
> Hi,
>
>
>
> Does anyone know if proj4's  command prompt app can do gaus-kruger
> projection and if so what is the parameters to use. How would the
> following statement have to change to be in Gaus-kruger.
>
> +proj=tmerc +ellps=WGS84 +lon_0=12 +x_0=500000
>
>
>
> I've seen a pj_gauss.C file  but I cant see any abbreviation in the
>
>
>
> Cheers
>
> pieter
>
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