[Proj] wgs84 northings and eastings

Roger Oberholtzer roger at opq.se
Tue May 24 08:24:47 EST 2011

I have had a request to provide locations (northings and eastings) in
wgs84. Up to now, I have always worked with a specific projection
somewhere in the world. Such a projection seems rather senseless to me.
But there you have it. My question is, given wgs84 lat/longs, how would
I request wgs84 northings / eastings from proj. Would this be adequate?

+proj=merc +lon_0=0 +k=1 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +a=6378137 +b=6378137 +units=m +no_defs 

Equally worrisome is that I am unsure how to test this as the requester
has no sample data. Sigh...

Yours sincerely,

Roger Oberholtzer

OPQ Systems / Ramböll RST

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