[geotk] Gaus Conform Projection

theuns theunsheydenrych at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 07:03:31 EDT 2009

Hi Martin

I have a 1:50 000 printed map, on the map is a 1:50 000 grid, where the
grid blocks is 1km x 1km.

On the map they give the projection as:
Gauss Conform Projection, Central Meridian 23° East, Hartebeesthoek 94
Datum(WGS84 Spheriod)

Is this what you meant by using the Universal 
Transverse Mercator? 
And that this would preserve area for the specific region around 23°

Is the Gauss Conform Projection, a kind of Mercator projection?

Theuns Heyddenrych

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