[GRASS5] problems with [rsv].proj
rgrmill at rt66.com
Thu May 30 15:16:31 EDT 2002
>On Thu, May 30, 2002 at 09:26:50AM -0400, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> Hopefully this can be properly incorporated into GRASS in 5.1. I
>> was a bit weirded out that datum shifting was grafted into GRASS late in the
>> pre-release countdown sequence.
>Yes, it was a mistake.
Making the changes was not a mistake. The mistake was in not making the changes months ago.
GRASS5.0.0 stable will be of relatively little use in the US if it were released without the ability to perform the nad27<->nad83 datum shifts. The situation is made even worse because the projection and region information provided by GRASS makes it appear that datum conversions are done.
Markus agreed about a year ago (May 27, 2001, to be exact) that datum conversions should be included in 5.0.0stable before it is released.
GRASS5.0.0 probably should support datum changes other than nad27<->nad83. That is a very fundamental capability.
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