Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#489 new defect

g.setproj: sets proj info with missing UTM zone

Reported by: hamish Owned by: grass-dev@…
Priority: major Milestone: 6.4.6
Component: Projections/Datums Version: 6.4.0 RCs
Keywords: g.setproj Cc:
CPU: x86-32 Platform: Linux

Description (last modified by hamish)


with g.setproj it is possible to set the region so that the resulting PROJ_INFO file is missing the zone: field. Perhaps this is because 'g.region -p' says the zone is -55 while g.proj had 55(S)?

G640rc2> g.setproj
Would you still like to change some of the parameters?(y/n) [n] y
WARNING: Zone in default geographic region definition: -55
         is different from zone in PROJ_INFO file: 55
Please specify projection name

[ do we want a space after the '>' prompt? ]

Do you wish to specify a geodetic datum for this location?(y/n) [y] y

Please specify datum name

[I did want the datum to be Australia GD 1994, but that's not a choice]

Please specify ellipsoid name

Please specify datum transformation parameters

Parameters to be used are:
Is this correct?(y/n) [y] y
South Hemisphere(y/n) [n] y
The UTM zone is now set to 55
Do you want to change the UTM zone?(y/n) [n] n
UTM zone information has not been updated

Projection information has been recorded for this location


 g.proj -p
name       : Universe Transverse Mercator
towgs84    : 0,0,0
proj       : utm
ellps      : grs80
a          : 6378137.0000000000
es         : 0.0066943800
f          : 298.2572221010
south      : defined
unit       : meter
units      : meters
meters     : 1.0

and then segfaults when attempting the matching proj settings comparison. (strcmp() missing key value in lib/gis/make_loc.c)


Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by neteler

Description: modified (diff)

The code chunk in general/g.setproj/main.c (see grass/branches/develbranch_6/general/g.setproj/main.c#L413) is:

            if (parm->ask) {
                if (G_strcasecmp(desc->type, "bool") == 0) {
                    if (G_yes((char *)desc->desc, 0)) {
                        G_set_key_value(desc->key, "defined", out_proj_keys);
                        if (G_strcasecmp(parm->name, "SOUTH") == 0)
                   = -abs(;

and in lib/proj/get_proj.c it is (line 154)

            /* if zone is negative, write abs(zone) and define south */
            info->zone = -info->zone;

So it seems to be valid?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by hamish

Description: modified (diff)

[undid "55(S)" edit in description; a while back I filed an upstream trac wish to have the orig. desc. box minimized by default to avoid accidental edits, it got some attention]

the problem is not that the UTM zone's pos/neg sign comes out wrong, the problem is that the zone: term is not written at all!


ps- in linking to source code via trac if you skip giving a rev number you still need to use @, e.g.:


comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by hamish

Priority: minormajor

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by hamish

Component: DefaultProjections/Datums

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by neteler

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