Ticket #117 (closed Task: wontfix)
Design and implement PROJ.4 wrapper class and associated tools
|Reported by:||jjr8||Owned by:||jjr8|
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Description (last modified by jjr8) (diff)
There is already at least one PROJ.4 Python wrapper under development. I have not researched these efforts in detail. I do not intend to expose a full-featured wrapper from MGET at this time. Rather, I need easy access to PROJ functionality for some specific scenarios, including:
- Ability to characterize scale errors in projections. PROJ has an option to report these.
- Ability to very quickly project lists of points, without calling ArcGIS. Calling Arc would be cumbersome, slow, and promote platform dependence. This functionality will be useful in various conversion scripts (e.g. Aviso SSH netCDF to ArcGIS Raster)
- Ability to quickly calculate distances between geographic points. This will be useful in working with telemetry data.