[GRASS-dev] 6.4.0 blocker bugs

Paul Kelly paul-grass at stjohnspoint.co.uk
Thu May 20 11:48:00 EDT 2010

On Wed, 19 May 2010, Paul Kelly wrote:

> On Mon, 17 May 2010, Maciej Sieczka wrote:
>>> Does this sound acceptable for now - in particular are there any
>>> differences between Pulkovo 1942 and Pulkovo 1942 (58) that are worth
>>>  worrying about?
>> I don't know.
> OK well I will guess that any differences are not relevant for us here, and 
> will see about adding the equivalence of Pulkovo_1942_58 and Pulkovo_1942 to 
> SVN.

Actually it is a bit more complicated than this. According to the EPSG 
database, Pulkovo_1942 is used in the following countries:
Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Estonia; Georgia; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; 
Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; 
Ukraine; Uzbekistan.
and Pulkovo_1942_58 is used in the following countries:
Albania; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Germany (former DDR); Hungary; Poland; 
Romania; Slovakia.

So it seems to me that we should have two separate datum entries in GRASS, 
and that it is arguably a bug treating them both as one.

I would appreciate some suggestions on what the GRASS abbreviation for 
Pulkovo 1942 (58) should be; for Pulkovo 1942 it is S-42 - which IMHO is 
not nice as it has a capital letter in it, but of course we can't change 
it without breaking existing locations.


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