MetaCRS

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Background

This page is intended as an initial anchor for an OSGeo Project encompassing several projections, and coordinate system related technologies.

My (FrankW) hope was that we could treat a variety of coordinate system activities as one Project from an OSGeo point of view. This helps get us past the issue that some (all?) of them are rather small in terms of teams to justify the full "OSGeo project treatment".

But more importantly it would give us a forum to cooperate. Sharing things like coordinate system dictionaries, test suites and such.

Potential Participants

  • proj4js (Javascript: Rich Shepard and Mike Adair )
  • proj.4
  • libproj4 (the projection-only library maintained by Gerald Evenden)
  • OSGSpatialReference (GDAL coordinate system translation classes)
  • CS-Map (the recently open sourced library from Norm Olsen/Autodesk)

I'm also hopeful that folks from GeoTools, and OSSIM who maintain their own projections code would participate to take advantage of the dictionaries and test suites even though their libraries wouldn't be part of the project.

Mailing list

In order to facilitate further discussion I have created a mailing list. Please join if you have an interest.

 http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/MetaCRS