[Proj] Standard projection for Mediterranean basin

Gerald I. Evenden geraldi.evenden at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 12:25:39 EST 2010

On Monday 15 February 2010 12:01:20 pm Clifford J Mugnier wrote:
> So?
> Keep the parameters and just use Authalic Latitude.
> Easy.

Perhaps, except that the software would likely have to be modified to add this 
step while Albers is already available with no software mod..

Also, below the CM is located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean (29E) 
between Crete and Cyprus. This does not seem suitable for an extent ranging 
from Gibraltar (6W) to Lebanon (36E).


> On Sunday 14 February 2010 11:46:30 pm Clifford J Mugnier wrote:
> > From 1925 to 1946, there was a "British Grid" used by the Allied Forces
> > in the Mediterranean.  The British Army (GSGS) established the
> > "Mediterranean Zone" for the secant Lambert Conical Orthomorphic
> > Projection where the central meridian was 29° East of Greenwich, and the
> > latitude of origin was 39° 30' N, the scale factor at origin was 0.99906,
> > the False Easting was 900 km, and the False Northing was 600 km.

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