[Proj] Ellipsoid data sources

Gerald I. Evenden geraldi.evenden at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 17:35:58 EST 2009

An aside to this issue: the NIMA pdf Janne ref'ed on local geodetic systems 
notes "ID codes" with it appendix of ellipoid tables.  For example: WGS 84 
was code "WE".

Reference may be in the pdf but I could not locate it.  It just refers 
to "standardized two letter code."

Does anyone know where and who is responsible for these codes?

On Monday 05 January 2009 2:25:40 pm Clifford J Mugnier wrote:
> The largest I have ever seen in one place that is published is Georg
> Strasser's Ph.D. dissertation from the 1960s, but I don't know if it's
> available on the internet.  Of course, it doesn't have the ones listed
> after that date of publication.  I think it contained over 200 ellipsoids 
> ...
> From: proj-bounces at lists.maptools.org on behalf of Gerald I. Evenden
> Sent: Fri 02-Jan-09 11:08
> To: PROJ.4 and general Projections Discussions
> Subject: [Proj] Ellipsoid data sources
> Because I was refurbishing the GEOD_ELLIPS structure array of standard
> earth ellipse constants with its current 54 entries I seem to recall a
> seeing a list that may have been longer.  However browsing the normal list
> of suspects has turned up nothing.
> Does anyone have info on a well vetted and comprehensive list of earth
> ellipsoid constants.

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