[GRASS-user] Re: link to datasets from other locations?

Nikos Alexandris nikos.alexandris at felis.uni-freiburg.de
Thu Jul 2 10:31:50 EDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 06:59 -0700, Hamish wrote:
> > "GRASS' logical database structure (one projection
> > definition per LOCATION) is designed to avoid problems
> > such as the ones introduced with the "on-the-fly"
> > reprojection ability (typically problems caused by
> > mixed datums) which is present in most GISes."
> I'm not sure I'd use the word "designed" that way, AFAIK that
> structure was designed long before datum support was even thought
> about for GRASS. it's just a matter of enforcing consistency
> as a way to keep a complicated job from getting all muddled up.
> fwiw in GRASS 5 there is some contrib code from Lockheed Martin
> to change the projection of the display window at runtime.
> also I don't mean to rag on other GISs too much, obviously we
> are not some perfection and have many bugs and design issues too.
> just that we should try to learn from mistakes we see around us.

Good point! So, change "design" to ...  OR  Just remove the "design"
verb... !?


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