Ticket #7 (closed defect: fixed)
Dutch Coordinate System Not Working
|Reported by:||lxnyce||Owned by:||warmerdam|
Please see this bug for an overview : http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/2487
We are contacting customer about getting the prj generated by ESRI. I'll repost the basic problem though. From a customer :
Just so we know what we are talking about: the Dutch coordinate system is ‘Rijksdriehoeksstelsel’. Luckily that is commonly abbreviated to ‘RD’.
Most of that is just parameters, and we can fill them out basically. But what is fundamentally lacking is the actual projection formula used in that coordinate system. It’s the ‘Double Stereographic’ projection, used worldwide only in NL and on Nova Scotia. It is different from the regular stereographic projection, one that is supported….
Please find enclosed two point shapefiles, depicting the same points. One is in RD, the other one is in geographic coordinates on the WGS84 datum. Please also find enclosed a PDF (published by the Dutch Cadastre, the ‘owners’ of the coordinate system) describing the specs of the coordinate system (chapter 4.2.1 for latlong à X, Y, and 4.2.2 for X, Y à latlong)