[Proj] The trouble with grid datum correction files

Gerald I. Evenden geraldi.evenden at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 19:10:55 EST 2009

On Saturday 04 July 2009 7:27:25 pm Christopher Hunt wrote:
> Hi there,
> I do not claim to fully understand the context of the issue here, but
> as a software developer I have an expectation for portable binary data
> to be presented in big endian form. My expectation is derived from the
> big endian nature of data in binary network protocols
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endian#Endianness_in_networking ).

For the moment, I do not think we should concern ourselves with binary data 
*and* network protocol.  This introduces an additional complex layer on a 
problem which may already be out of anyones control --- at least in this 

At the moment what bothers me most is the fact that I have the strong feeling 
that those who assembled these data bases were either ignorant of the problem 
or chose to ignore it.  This is evidenced by the total lack of any comment 
about the subject by the distributers.

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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