On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 11:28:55PM +0200, Torben Linde wrote:
> Are you sure that the map-grid really is orthogonal ?
> Any map of the earth is a projection of a globe onto a plane, and that is impossible 
> do accurately for simple geometric reasons, there will always be small deficiences 
> the grid requiring a bit of cheating along the edges.

Yes, it is not the latitude/longitude grid. The swedish grid (based on
Gauß-Krüger) is similar to the UTM grid, see
Of course, such projection is only valid within certain limits:
(sorry if these links are off topic for graphics, but they are related
to my problem :-)

Therefore: yes, this thing _should_ be rectangular...

Best regards,
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