[Proj] cs2cs: Gauss-Krüger to WGS84

Andre Joost andre+joost at nurfuerspam.de
Mon Dec 10 10:29:42 EST 2012

Am 10.12.2012 15:28, schrieb Martin Trautmann:

> Hm, I thought I got the latest release Rel. 4.8.0, 6 March 2012
> - but mine does show
> # DHDN / 3-degree Gauss-Kruger zone 4
> <31468>  +proj=tmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=12 +k=1 +x_0=4500000 +y_0=0
> +datum=potsdam +units=m +no_defs<>

+datum=potsdam is nothing else, only better human-readable.

> ... and I would have expected that the "to" wgs84 would not apply for
> the from (system 1).

It applies for all ellipsoids that are not identically located to the 
standard WGS84 ellipsoid. It describes the offset from an ellipsoids 
center to that of WGS84 ellipsoid: the first three in coordinate axis 
X,Y,Z (from the earths center), the next three rotations around those 
axis, and the 7th a scale parameter.

André Joost

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