Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#4853 closed defect (fixed)

How to deal with +proj=etmerc in GDAL ?

Reported by: Even Rouault Owned by: Even Rouault
Priority: normal Milestone: 1.10.0
Component: OGR_SRS Version: unspecified
Severity: normal Keywords: etmerc
Cc: warmerdam


Issue raised in :

  For some transformations of data in Greenland we need the extended
precision of the etmerc (Extended Transverse Mercator) projection, which is
built into proj4.8. I have succesfully built the proj4.8 library and have
gotten a definition like, e.g.: +proj=etmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=9 +k=0.9996
+units=m +x_0=500000 +datum=WGS84 +nodefs to work in cs2cs. I am also able
to get gdal1.9 to succesfully load my proj.dll and start up (programs like
gdalinfo, ogrinfo etc.)

However, if I try to run ogr2ogr like:

 ogr2ogr -s_srs "EPSG:25832" -t_srs "+proj=etmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=9
 +units=m +x_0=500000 +datum=WGS84 +nodefs" C:\DHM\analysis\bakke2.shp

I get the following error:

Failed to process SRS definition: +proj=etmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=9 +k=0.9996
s=m +x_0=500000 +datum=WGS84 +nodefs

It works fine if I change +proj=etmerc to +proj=tmerc. Seems to me, that
somehow +proj=etmerc is not build into the "metadata system" of gdal/ogr,
so that it is not translatable to e.g. a ESRI-wkt definition. Might this be
that case, and if so, what should I update in order to get this to work?

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ticket4853.patch (2.5 KB ) - added by Even Rouault 11 years ago.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 by Even Rouault, 11 years ago

I've attached a proposed patch to deal with etmerc. It does 2 things :

1) When converting a proj.4 string to a OGRSpatialReference object, it will detect the etmerc projection method, and will generate a OSR object with standard definition of TM, but with a PROJ.4 EXTENSION that will keep the original proj.4 string, to be used if reprojection is needed

2) If the OSR_USE_ETMERC configuration option / environmenet variable is defined to TRUE, then OSR object that have the TM projection will be translated into a "+proj=etmerc [...]" proj.4 string instead of "+proj=tmerc [...]"

by Even Rouault, 11 years ago

Attachment: ticket4853.patch added

comment:2 by warmerdam, 11 years ago

Cc: warmerdam added
Owner: changed from warmerdam to Even Rouault


The proposed approach looks fine to me. Feel free to commit in trunk.

comment:3 by Even Rouault, 11 years ago

Milestone: 2.0.0
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Above patch with testing and documentation commited in trunk, r25082 "OSR: recognize +proj=etmerc when importing from PROJ.4 string; and output +proj=etmerc when exporting Transverse_Mercator to PROJ.4 string if OSR_USE_ETMERC = YES (#4853)"

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