[GRASS-dev] Improved ellipsoid name support

Hamish hamish_nospam at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 6 23:09:03 EST 2006

Paul Kelly wrote:
> 1. When generating a WKT projection description, put the full
> ellipsoid  name from ellipse.table in the "SPHEROID" section. The
> short name still goes in the "GEOGCS" section.

I'd like to update the "GIS concepts" part of the GRASS Wiki.

WRT proj jargon, my understanding is:

ellipsoid and spheroid are the same thing, some people use one, some the
other.. and ellipsoid is arguably the better choice ? 

datum = [ellipsoid, origin]  ?


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