Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#1513 closed defect (fixed)

Location Wizard's misleading label for XY new location creation method

Reported by: alf Owned by: grass-dev@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 6.4.3
Component: wxGUI Version: 6.4.1
Keywords: location wizard, ellipsoids, planetary Cc:
CPU: All Platform: All

Description

Hi,

stepping through the Location Wizard wxGUI, I noticed the last entry in the list of methods for defining a new location, the XY method states: 'Create an arbitrary non-earth coordinate system (XY)'. This can be misleading as the planetary/satellite/asteroids locations can be described by proj4, WKT, or an existing planetary map. I'd suggest to change the label in: 'Create a cartesian coordinate system (XY)' or 'Create a generic cartesian coordinate system (XY)'

Regards,

Alessandro Frigeri

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by hamish

CPU: UnspecifiedAll
Keywords: location wizard ellipsoids planetary added
Milestone: 6.4.2

"Create a generic Cartesian coordinate system (XY)" sounds ok to me.

btw I've added your ellipse.table.solar.system in trunk, TODO is a radio button in the ellipsoid choosing page of the Wizard to alternately select [*] Earth based, [ ] Planetary bodies, and then parse the other list. Even if most people don't use that I think some portion of them will have fun exploring, especially with MOLA and Moon elevation data being available for use in generic tutorials.

I notice than in ellipse.table.solar.system some entries are upper cased and some are lowercased, and at least on UNIX that makes all the upper case ones come first if I combine the two ellipse.tables together. -> All upper or all lowercase?

Hamish

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by hamish

Milestone: 6.4.26.4.3

new wording applied in trunk and devbr6 with r50197,8.

Hamish

comment:3 in reply to:  1 Changed 7 years ago by hamish

Replying to hamish:

btw I've added your ellipse.table.solar.system in trunk, TODO is a radio button in the ellipsoid choosing page of the Wizard to alternately select [*] Earth based, [ ] Planetary bodies, and then parse the other list. Even if most people don't use that I think some portion of them will have fun exploring, especially with MOLA and Moon elevation data being available for use in generic tutorials.

Hi,

I've now added the radio button selector in trunk, but I sort of ran up against the limits of my wx + python know-how. It's mostly there but something is stopping it from making it onto the final summary page.

Also that breaks the airy ellipsoid for now, probably others too. :-(

help?

Hamish

comment:4 in reply to:  2 Changed 7 years ago by neteler

Replying to hamish:

new wording applied in trunk and devbr6 with r50197,8.

Hamish, please backport to G6.4.svn

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by hamish

new wording now in 6.4svn as part of major r50882 bulk backport.

-- ellipsoid setting still broken in trunk: loc wizard -> select from list -> ll -> ellipsoid defn -> planetary bodies -> pick one -> breakage.

The airy ellipsoid is still broken too.

Hamish

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by hamish

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

creation of locations with ellipsoid but no datum (thus planetary ellipsoids) now fixed in trunk. see #1967. tested on debian/squeeze with proj4 version 4.7.0.

Hamish

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