[GRASSLIST:7089] d.measure in feet or meters?

David Finlayson david.p.finlayson at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 01:23:53 EDT 2005

I have a location projected to U.S. State plane feet. This projection
uses the U.S. foot for distance. When I use the d.measure tool it
returns the units in meters. Are the units really in meters or are
they feet and mislabeled to meters?

I noticed that under my location directory there is a file called
PROJ_UNITS that has the following:

unit: USfoot
units: USfeet
meters: 0.30480060960121920243


David Finlayson
Marine Geology & Geophysics
School of Oceanography
Box 357940
University of Washington
Seattle, WA  98195-7940

Office: Marine Sciences Building, Room 112
Phone: (206) 616-9407
Web: http://students.washington.edu/dfinlays

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