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regarding proj: Examples in man page and readme broken, in one case due to 
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Package: proj
Version: 4.6.0-2
Severity: normal


Hi,

I'm having trouble with the examples from the man page and your 
README.Debian.  First, "man cs2cs" suggests:

             cs2cs +proj=latlong +datum=NAD83
                   +to +proj=utm +zone=10 +datum=NAD27 -r <<EOF
             45d15’33.1"   111.5W
             45d15.551666667N   -111d30
             +45.25919444444    111d30’000w
             EOF

The problem with this is the curly-quote character in the first and last 
data lines (which may or may not reach you depending on how 
unicode-friendly everything between me and you is).  The curly-quote 
character is not present in the man page source so presumably it's a 
result of man being "clever".  My guess is that there is some way to 
escape the character so that it is not munged but I'm not enough of a 
man expert to know how to do it.  cs2cs doesn't report an error when it 
gets this input; it just produces wrong output.  That in itself is 
probably a bug.

Having fixed that, I'm still getting the wrong answer:

$ cs2cs +proj=latlong +datum=NAD83 +to +proj=utm +zone=10 +datum=NAD27 -r
45d15'33.1"   111.5W
1402224.58      5076275.42 -0.00

The output that the man page says I should get is:
1402285.99      5076292.42 0.000

Maybe the examples from README.Debian will give a clue:

$ cs2cs +proj=latlong +datum=NAD27 +to +proj=latlong +datum=NAD83 
-117 30
117dW   30dN 0.000

So this conversion from NAD27 to NAD83 has changed nothing, which is 
clearly wrong, and I guess that the error in the previous example could 
also be due to a 27/83 mixup.

With nad2nad I get a more explicit error:

$ nad2nad -i 83 -o 27 -r conus
Rel. 4.6.0, 21 Dec 2007
<nad2nad>: 
datum file: conus, failed: no system list, errno: 2

program abnormally terminated



Any ideas what's going on?

Cheers,  Phil.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages proj depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.7-5      GNU C Library: Shared libraries

proj recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information



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--- Begin Message ---
Package: proj
Version: 4.6.1-1

The complete datum shifts have been added to proj.

-- 
Francesco P. Lovergine


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